MODEL R

911 Porsche World - - Product Call -

What will his­tory make of the Type-991 911 R? At launch it seemed to an­swer to ev­ery purist's dreams. Well, apart from the rear-steer. And the elec­tric steer­ing. And the huge wheels. But we di­gress. The real is­sue of late is the ap­pear­ance of the new GT3 Tour­ing op­tion with its R-like wing delete cos­metic and an im­proved en­gine that matches the R's power but adds a few more revs and the prom­ise of bet­ter re­li­a­bil­ity. But then the R is a limited model with the ca­chet that brings and the realities of the hard­ware com­par­i­son and driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence prob­a­bly don't mat­ter. Plus, how do you put a value on those funky stripes? While sir pon­ders all that, per­haps sir would be par­tial to this beefy 1:12 scale ren­di­tion of the R. It's exquisitely de­tailed and comes com­plete with a dis­play base and a limited pro­duc­tion run of 500 units. Yours for ap­prox­i­mately £550 from www.se­lec­tionrs.com.

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