2016 Porsche 911 R: Already a Legend. For Good Reason?

On this episode of Ignition, Motor Trend explores why the Porsche 911 R has become an instant legend. Long before the first one even left the factory, all 991 produced were sold out. The reason? The R combines the 4.0L, 500hp engine from the 911 GT3 RS with a six-speed manual transmission. It uses the “regular” GT3’s medium-width 911 body, but with the RS’s magnesium roof. It comes with houndstooth cloth bucket seats, no sound deadening, and no air-conditioning or radio. This is the purest 911 of them all—and Porsche buyers love purity. Watch as MOTOR TREND Senior Features Editor Jason Cammisa travels to Germany to find out if the 911 R’s driving experience lives up to the hype. Is it more than just a collection of parts from other 911s, or is there some special sauce in the 911 R’s ingredients that make it truly special?

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