Porsche's Throwback 911R

Porsche's newest announcement at the Geneva Motor Show has caused a stir. The new 911R delivers what enthusiasts want. It's a no frills, emotionally powerful driving experience; a car by enthusiasts for enthusiasts: Just over 3,000lbs, 500hp, and steering fine tuned to channel even the smallest details.

 Photo Courtesy of Porsche

Photo Courtesy of Porsche

  Photo C  ourtesy of   Porsche

Photo Courtesy of Porsche

  Photo C  ourtesy of   Porsche

Photo Courtesy of Porsche

Porsche's paint scheme and marketing tie the newly announced 911R to 1967's 911R. The original 911R was Porsche's first official attempt at a homologated 911. The body received a good amount of lightweight features with fiberglass panels and plexiglass windows. The Carrera 6's prototype race car engine was adapted, which gave the 911 chassis some seriously fast performance. I say attempt, because the FIA did not let it pass. Only 4 prototypes and 20 other cars were built, making the 1967 911R an extremely rare and desirable car.

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1967 Porsche 911R

It's a good move by Porsche and one that enthusiasts will likely celebrate everywhere. Porsche's new car comes across like a vintage, emotional driving machine. It's purer, it's raw, and it might be Porsche at their best right now.