According to reports out of the Netherlands, Porsche is preparing a special edition of the popular 911 featuring a retro-looking exterior and a manual transmission.

It is reported that the car could be introduced in June next year at either the 24 Hours of Le Mans or the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Details about the model emerged at the recent Rennsport Reunion in California with a number of customers who’ve ordered the car claiming it will be dubbed the 911R and take inspiration from the 1967 Porsche 911R.

It is suggested that the 911R will look similar to the existing 911 GT3 but make do without the large rear wing and front splitter. There’s also a possibility it will feature some lighter body parts and could make do without some of the luxuries found within the GT3. Power from the car is expected to come from either the GT3’s 3.8-litre flat-six engine or the larger 4.0-litre powertrain found in the new GT3 RS.

Production of the car will reportedly be limited to between 600 and 800 copies and it is believed to have already been sold out.

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