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Lot 643
2016 Porsche 911R


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• One of the most sought-after Porsches ever built; only 991 units produced
• Porsche Special Wishes custom tailoring with rare color-code blue racing stripes
• Highly desirable single-mass flywheel, air-conditioning and radio
• Accompanied by Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, original window sticker and maintenance records
• Ready to attack chicanes at a high rate of speed with a blistering 500 horsepower
• A mere 2,225 cared for miles and absolutely pristine presentation

4.0-litre, DOHC six-cylinder rear engine, 500 HP, six-speed manual transmission and gearbox, rear-wheel drive, PCCB carbon-ceramic brakes; wheelbase: 96.7”

The 2016 911R is among the most sought-after Porsches ever built. With inspiration from its legendary namesake, the 1967 911R, the 2016 reiteration put weight reduction and performance first as its R code for ‘racing’ intended. As analog as the Cold War and as sexy as a Le Carre novel, the 2016 911R delivers teeth-clenching engagement with an old-school six-speed gearbox mated to a modern powerhouse beneath the classic 911 rear. This equates to the most desirable road-going rally car Porsche has produced in this century. In honor of the outgoing 991.1 series of the 911, only 991 units were produced and they have only appreciated in value since making their debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

At a time when every sportscar is mating supersonic engines with manumatic do-it-for-you transmissions, the 2016 Porsche 911R hearkens back to what true sports car enthusiasts want: an all-hands-on-deck, engaging driver experience. This tactile, pure driving experience finds its roots in its famed forebearer, the 1967 911R. In 1967, Ferdinand Piëch, Ferry Porsche’s nephew, created just 23 units of the 911R. Porsche’s first crack at the homologation game was the lightest 911 Porsche ever produced and the road-going legend has become one of the most sought-after 911s in history.

In keeping with legacy, the new generation was designed to be a featherlight, driver’s sportscar with an eye toward the pinnacle of road-going performance and driver engagement. Aesthetically, both the 1967 and 2016 fly under the radar and can almost be mistaken for a tamer 911 at first glance. Visual cues carried over include racing stripes, predominantly red or green, as well as an interior that focuses on the cockpit rather than amenities, except for fantastic houndstooth upholstery centers. Most importantly, the spirit of the 911R remains the same; it’s built for pure, driver enjoyment.

At a mere 6-pounds-per-horsepower, the naturally aspirated 4.0-litre, flat-six breathes fire within the lightest 911 body produced to date. This equates to a redline of 8,500 rpms, 338 ft/lbs torque and a spirited 500 horsepower. What makes this all the more riveting is the driver experience that mates the transmission to a true six-speed gearbox, complete with an OG clutch pedal, all of which over delivers with a concise gear-ratio spread and short shift lever. Weight reduction was expertly achieved by utilizing carbon fiber for front fenders, bonnet lid and seat backrests. The roof is featherlight magnesium, the exhaust is titanium, and the fierce 20-inch wheels are forged aluminum with racy center locks. The streamlined, aerodynamic spoiler only rises when essential for stabilization. Equipped with carbon-ceramic brake rotors, limited-slip differential and rear-axle steering, the 245/35R-20 front and 305/30R-20 rear tires can stop on a dime. With only 991 examples, prices on the 911R have continued their ascent since they left the factory floor.

WP0AF2A90GS195236 boasts options including radio, air-conditioning, fabric loops in place of interior door pulls, and the desirable 14-inch, single-mass flywheel. The interior is trimmed in carbon fiber, offset by white-stitched black leather and striking houndstooth-inlaid racing seats bearing the 911R logo on the headrests. Curbside, the exterior sports rare blue racing stripes and side-panel Porsche logo as well as black 20-inch rims with Porsche crested centers. Accompanied by the original window sticker, maintenance records, and the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this car is one of only 300 that made it to our shores. With a mere 2,225 miles, a trunk that’s yet to hold a suitcase, and a grille that’s never met an insect, this flawless 911R is as pristine as they come. This highly anticipated, instantly collectible 911R delivers the multisensory, tactile experience that puts the sport in motorsports and its value will only continue to soar.

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