On the back of reports that Porsche is developing a retro-inspired variant of the 911, an image has surfaced online reportedly showing the car for the very first time.

It is reported that the car will be dubbed the Porsche 911 R and as per the rumours, the car pictured quite clearly is based around the 911 GT3 even featuring the same centre-locking wheels. Additionally, it appears to be sporting largely the same body of the GT3 with the obvious exception of the GT3’s towering rear wing. Adding to the retro look is the bright green racing stripes and the Porsche livery on the side skirts.

It is suggested that the 911 R will be powered by either GT3’s 3.8-litre flat-six engine or the larger 4.0-litre powertrain found in the new GT3 RS. Whatever the case may be, it is set to make customers very happy by being available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission.

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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