2016 Porsche 911 R

No semi-automatic gearbox, no fuel efficient turbos and no glut of aerodynamics.


In a true driver’s car, nothing is added to deaden feedback from the road or dull driver involvement. A driver’s car isn’t overpowered or burdened by unnecessary equipment and details. And a driver’s car must be packaged as a car that can be lived with day to day — it lives on real roads, not on the track. You’ll find no better example on the road today than the Porsche 911 R.

Porsche gave the 911 R the GT3 RS engine, mated it to a good old-fashioned six-speed analog manual and then kept all the excess aerodynamic bodywork on the shelves. The 911 R is the purest form of Porsche, distilled even further. Which might be why some of them are already hitting million-dollar resale values.


Engine: 4.0-liter flat-six
Transmission: six-speed manual
Horsepower: 500
Torque: 339 lb-ft
0–60: 3.7 seconds
Top Speed: 200 mph
Curb Weight: 3020 lbs

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