First image of the limited edition 'Porsche 911 R' emerges - Report

15/10/2015 - 15:09 | ,   | Ashwin Ram N P

Sports a retro-style exterior.

What could be the first image of the rumoured Porsche 911 R has surfaced online, a limited edition based on the 911 that is believed to be launching next year. Reports are suggesting that the model, though yet to be revealed, is already sold out and that a customer has confirmed that what's in the photograph is the actual product, not a speculative rendering.

Porsche 911 R first picture
The Porsche 911 R is expected to be launched next year with production limited to 600 units.

The Porsche 911 R appears to be a retro-styled model that could be released around the time the original model celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. Power could come from the 911 GT3's 3.8-litre six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, capable of dishing out 475 PS (349 kW) of maximum power and 438 Nm (324 lb-ft) of peak torque.

The transmission system is not expected to be carried over from the GT3, which is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Instead the 911 R could be receiving a six-speed manual gearbox.

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 front three quarter
The Porsche 911 R is said to use the GT3's engine, teaming up with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Further, the R version of the Porsche 911 is expected to be lighter than the GT3 (1,430 kg). 600 units of the limited edition 911 is believed to be planned for production.

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