According to Porsche 911 Product Director August Achleitner, the eagerly-awaited official introduction of the 911 R version will be coming just two months from now, during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.
Achleitner spilled the beans during a recent interview when he was specifically asked about this upcoming model, with the manager telling the journalist to “Come to Geneva and you’ll find out, but for now this is all I can talk about.” It’s a not so subtle hint, since Achleitner also detailed the 911 R production run – which should be very exclusive, as in extremely limited. He didn’t budge though when asked about the rumor that only 600 units will be made and all of them have been actually signed on by owners already. Porsche has been very secretive about this particular model but the reports are already stating the base of the 911 R will be the 911 GT3 and will be delivered as a high-performance road car that will be highly fashionable among purists.
Given its credentials, it is believed the model will come with the shortest list of equipments possible in order to make those extra kilos go away. The 911 R should also come packing the naturally-aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six engine from the GT3 or the naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter engine from the GT3 RS – either of them only being available with a classic six-speed manual transmission. More details should be given during the press days of the Geneva Motor Show but pricing is already believed to be of at least $160,000.