Porsche has released new details about the exciting new 2016 Porsche 911 R at the Geneva International Motor Show available later this summer.

Porsche fans have a new reason to celebrate with the debut of the 2016 Porsche 911 R. Built upon the legacy of the original 1967 race car, the new model will be available as a limited production series with only 991 units worldwide. It will offer a lightweight body and high level of performance, acceleration, and handling. Drivers can get an early look at the model at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show and can follow ongoing updates until its release in late summer.

Lightweight and Ready to Thrill

Featuring the latest design technology from Porsche, the new 2016 Porsche 911 R model is the lightest model to date weighing in at just 3021 pounds. Thanks to its super light construction, the car is bred for speed. It is powered by a 500hp four-liter naturally aspirated flatsix engine capable of accelerating the vehicle from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and generates 338lb-ft of torque. It is designed to achieve crisp shifting and reliable acceleration and power.

Prepped for a Challenge

With so much capable muscle underneath the hood, the Porsche 911 R is built to master corners and tight spaces. It has been tuned to provide responsive handling and reliable stability and traction on the road and track. To help achieve this, the model features standard Porsche Ceramic Composite Braking (PCCB) system and ultra-high performance tires paired with 20” wheels.

Thanks to so many innovative performance and design features, the Porsche 911 R is designed for discriminating drivers who take their driving experience seriously. Ready to provide an exhilarating thrill every time the key is turned, the Porsche 911 R takes the luxury sports car experience to a higher level.

Drivers who are interested in learning more can reach out to a sales representative at Porsche Santa Barbara. Online updates are also continually available through the dealership social media accounts and website. The model can be ordered now, and will be available in person at Porsche Santa Barbara late in the summer. The starting MSRP for the 2016 Porsche 911 R will be $184,900.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxster, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Porsche Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000