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Update1 – 500HP 2017 Porsche 911R – Purist Special Drops 100Lbs vs GT3 RS

The new 911R is our ideal Porsche.  A classic — even after just debuting a few hours ago. All the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS’s shrieking, shrill thrills from a naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter boxer six making 500HP.  But now without the additional bodywork addenda and packing carbon-fiber fenders. Even a magnesium roof! All this purity and the lack of PDK drops weight from the machine fairly dramatically: a full 50kg less than the hardest-core GT3 RS. Performance will be a full-body sensory immersion. In the best hands, Porsche promises the 100-kph sprint in 3.8-seconds.  Perhaps not a headline figure, but your …

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