2016 Porsche 911 R Priced at $185,950: 2016 Geneva Auto Show | Edmunds

2016 Porsche 911 R Priced at $185,950: 2016 Geneva Auto Show


GENEVA Porsche dealers in the U.S. are taking orders now for the 2016 Porsche 911 R high-performance coupe that debuts at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show.

Deliveries of the car, which is the lightest available version of the 911, begin in late summer. It is priced at $185,950, including a $1,050 destination charge.

Production is limited to 991 cars worldwide.

Aimed at Porsche purists, the 911 R is equipped with a 500-horsepower 4.0-liter flat-6 engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission instead of a dual-clutch transmission. The engine comes from the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

The 911 R accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top track speed of 200 mph.

"The 911 R underscores Porsche's commitment to building emotional and engaging high-performance sports cars with a maximum amount of driving pleasure," Porsche said in a statement.

Weighing in at just 3,021 pounds, the 911 R (the "R" stands for "Racing) is 110 pounds lighter than the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

Rear seats are deleted to cut weight, while air-conditioning and an audio system are options.

Competitors include high-end versions of the Audi R8, Chevrolet Corvette and Jaguar F-Type.

Edmunds says: The 911 R promises to be an instant collector's item. It's time to get the conversation going with your Porsche dealer if you want to get your hands on one.

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