When the Porsche 911 R broke cover back in 2016, it stunned with a relatively simple formula. For starters, it featured the naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter engine out of the GT3 RS. However, the 911 R weighed significantly less than its track-oriented sibling. However, the most significant change was adding a six-speed manual transmission, a forbidden option for the GT3 RS.
In total, the flat-six engine produced 500 hp and 338 lb-ft, enough to rocket the 911 R to 60 mph in 3.7 and on to a top speed of 200 mph. A pair of 16.1-inch carbon-ceramic brake rotors and smaller 15.4-inch ones in the rear help keep that speed in check.
To put its lightweight sports car on a diet, Porsche doubled down on its use of molded carbon fiber throughout. This includes the front, the front lid, fenders, and the backs of the bucket seats. A set of 20-inch forged wheels and a magnesium roof also brings the weight down.
However, the most drastic change was removing the A/C system, speakers, and rear seats. Those items were available as optional extras if you want a more livable sports car.
With just 991 units ever produced, the 911 R is one of the rarest sports cars Porsche has ever made. Back in 2016, you got first dibs at a 911 R if you had already purchased the brand’s hypercar of the time, the 918 Spyder. The 911 R’s $185,950 starting price quickly vanished once the car hit the used market, selling for well over $450,000.
At the time of writing, five examples of the 2016 911 R are listed for sale on duPontREGISTRY.com, two of which have less than 200 miles on the clock. Check them out below.