Before we tell you about the latest stunt the new Porsche 911 R has engaged in, we should point out the Tour de France route in question here is not about the cycling thing, but the historic Tour de France Automobile race. Years ago the original 911 R took on this road and dominated it in the face of stiff competition.
It was back in 1969 when Gérard Larrousse and his co-driver Maurice Gelin drove the original Porsche 911 R to victory here, and now as an homage to that historic event Porsche has sent Porsche works driver Patrick Long along with two enthusiasts to tackle part of the road and try to relive some of the glory:
Porsche 911 R Highlights: Priced from $184,900 and powered by a 500 horsepower flat-six engine, the R is a back to basics 911 featuring a lightened body, basic equipment, and most importantly, a manual gearbox. Performance-wise, the car catapults from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 320 km/h.