Porsche 911 R
Porsche 911 R
It smells of petrol, asphalt and hot brakes. It tells stories of historic races, victories and speed records. The R in its name stands for racing. It is also the first-ever racing version of Porsche 911. Meet the extraordinary Porsche 911 R which still is the lightest 911 ever built.
The story of 911 R begins with Ferdinand Piëch, the nephew of Ferdinand Porsche. He is the head of R&D at Porsche at the time and his goal is to create a true racing car based on the 911 model.
Losing weight like crazy
Ferdinand makes that possible with the help of the racing mechanic Rolf Wütherich. They start with weight reduction and reduce every unnecessary gram. They remove the sound insulation, the glass windows, the metal body panels. Only the steel bodyshell remains. Also, every metal part is drilled like Swiss cheese in order to save more weight. The mechanics swap the inside door handles with simple plastic straps to save a bit more weight. The rear lights of 911 R are different from the stock ones because they are a little bit lighter than originals.
This is what we call persistence. It leads to a weight reduction of 230 kg so the Porsche 911 R finally measures 800 kg.
The engine is the next important step in turning the 911 into a true projectile. The car's engine bay receives a 6-cylinder boxer used by Porsche 906 and 916 with 210 hp at 8000 rpm. It gives acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds and can cover a one-kilometre distance from a standstill in just 24.2 seconds. This is one second faster than Porsche 904 Carrera GTS and five seconds faster than the iconic Alfa Romeo GTA!
To even put the car into racing, Porsche needs to produce at least 500 examples of it. Bookkeepers say it is impossible - the price is 45,000 DM, almost double the price of 911S. Unfortunately, only 19 vehicles are created and Porsche 911 R doesn't get the GT homologation it deserves. That’s why it was raced mainly as a rally car and also as a prototype.
Porsche 911 R proves faster than Alfa Romeo GTA, Ford GT40 MK III and comes unexpectedly close to the Matra`s 12-cylinder prototype beasts. It also sets five new long-distance speed records – including the 20,000 km at Monza at an average speed of 209 km/h.
Fine art prints
285 gsm, 100% a-cellulose mould-made
Fine art prints are made on German Etching Hahnemühle traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper of highest quality.
The unique surface texture showcase the works of art in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effect and depth.
This paper is designed for FineArt applications.
180 gsm photo matt
The high-quality matt photo inkjet paper is particularly suitable for printing photorealistic quality images. The special coating guarantees high resolution and high friction resistance levels.
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to ship?
Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 2-3 business days for production.
Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.
Standard shipping within EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 10 work days.
What materials are used?
We use high-quality materials to ensure the best possible results.
For fine art prints, we use 285 gsm German Etching Hahnemühle art paper.
Poster prints are typically printed on durable, 180 gsm heavyweight paper with a slight satin finish.
What sizes are available?
Our art prints come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and display options. Common sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, 40x28 inches. It's fair to say our prints are on the bigger spectrums of prints offered.
What is your return and refund policy?
Wea 60-day, no questions asked return policy on all print products otherwise noted on the item. Their condition must be the same as received to qualify for an exchange or refund. To start an exchange or return, please email us.
Please refer to our dedicated Return Policy page on our website for more detailed information.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we offer international shipping to many countries worldwide.
However, please note that shipping times and customs procedures may vary.
Can I track my order?
Absolutely! Once your print is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number. You can use this tracking number to monitor the progress of your shipment and estimate its arrival date.