2016 Porsche 911 R
Sold For $313,000Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
Lot Location: Monterey, California
RM | Sotheby's - MONTEREY 15 - 17 AUGUST 2019
- Offered on Saturday
- Less than 400 miles from new
- One of only 991 examples built
- Desirably optioned with extended-range fuel tank and front-axle lift system
- An ultra-exclusive 911 built for the driving enthusiast
A watershed moment for the 911 in the water-cooled era, Porsche answered the calls of enthusiasts worldwide and offered a “super 911” with the drivetrain of the Type 991 GT3 RS mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, and with the 911’s classic silhouette. Dubbed the 911 R, it was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. While mechanically similar to the RS, subtle changes were made to the suspension, steering, and, most notably, the custom-built six-speed manual transmission. However, unlike the GT3 RS, the 911 R is not about the fastest possible lap times; it is about involving the driver with the car and creating the most enjoyable driving experience possible. Without the aggressive bodywork and large spoiler of the GT3 RS, to the casual observer, the R was just another 911. But to the die-hard Porsche enthusiast, it was to be so much more—a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Finished in white with twin red stripes and a black interior, similar to the example displayed in Geneva at the launch of the 911 R, only the stripes hint of its incredible performance. This 911 R was carefully optioned to allow for not only high performance, but also all that one would need for a comfortable cross-country excursion. As such, it is equipped with a number of desirable options, including the extended-range fuel tank, Bose surround sound system, front-axle lift system, air-conditioning, PCM with navigation, and auto dimming mirrors, amongst others.
With less than 400 miles from new, this 911 R is still fresh and is ready for its next owner to experience its incredible performance. Undoubtedly the most desirable iteration of the first generation of Porsche’s 991 platform, the R is a true enthusiast’s car. It was designed and built for those who relish the driving purity that the 911 has provided for over 60 years. The 911 R is quite simply Porsche at its very best.