A while ago news emerged, along with a grainy picture, of what is expected to be called Porsche 911 R, a hard-core, back to basics, lightweight, super high-performance 911 designed to win back the purists that are still mad at Porsche for changing the car’s recipe in recent years. Here’s a nice and quick rendering speculating on what it may look like.
Of course, we already know what Porsche 911 R is going to look like because we saw that first picture which came from a very credible source. This Photoshop job here builds on the same premise, trying to imagine the car from the side. It uses a 991 GT3 RS as the base and adds the ‘R’ details we know the car is going to feature such as the unique ducktail spoiler and Porsche graphics on the side.
What this rendering does not show of the upcoming Porsche 911 R is the flared fenders which are going to be wider on the rear on the real thing, and also it probably won’t have those RS fender vents. Furthermore, the wheels are going to be different. Technically, the 991 R will boast carbon fiber body panels for extreme lightness, a manual gearbox, and an uprated flat-six engine with more power, hopefully, than the GTS version.
Rendering by Joël Goyer via Gumbal