porsche 911R1Pictures of the brand new Porsche 911 R have appeared online just before the car’s official debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

The 911R is essentially a GT3 RS, but without all of the wild track-day kit – so no massive spoilers here.

Fortunately, it still has the 493hp engine – now mated to a manual gearbox, much to the delight of the Porsche purists. However, this will make the car slightly slower in the sprint to 62mph. Expect a figure of around 3.3 seconds.

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The R name is not a new model designation, as Porsche has used it before.

In the late 1960’s the 911 R was the lightweight version of the 911, which had much of the standard car’s metal bodywork replaced with fibreglass-reinforced plastic.

Because of this history, there is the potential that the 911 R will feature some exotic weight-saving materials.

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The 911 R will be unveiled to the public at the Geneva Motor Show later this week, so get your deposit paid now. This one has ‘future classic’ written all over it…