These images, which were first published on a Dutch news website, show that the 911 R receives a mild bodykit, although without the fixed rear wing of the more hardcore GT3 RS. White paintwork and racing stripes give the new model a racing look.
Powering the 911 R is the same normally aspirated 4.0-litre flat six petrol engine with 493bhp and 384lb ft of torque used in the GT3 RS. These pictures also confirm the 911 R will be offered with a manual transmission only, instead of the PDK automatic, which has become a staple of the 911.
The 911 R is designed to pay homage to the original model of the same name, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. The new 911 R will put a focus on simple driving pleasure, and has not been engineered to set competitive lap times or provide sensible daily transport. It has instead been maximised for driver interaction and feel.