There isn’t a limited edition super car in the world Bruce Canepa can’t get his hands on, and so as expected he has gotten himself his first Porsche 911 R. More and more people these days seem to be going for the stripe-delete option, preferring a more ordinary, discreet look for their R.
Canepa’s Porsche 911 R is one such model, with the standard racing stripes removed and all of the option that are usually taken out of the car put back to make this R more luxurious than most of its brethren. This bad boy, number 592 of 991, also features Mocha leather interior with Tartan cloth seats, carbon fiber trimming, and contrast stitching. As mentioned, the car also gets auto air con, all the fancy suspension and exhaust features, and the infotainment system.
Porsche 911 R is powered by a 500 horsepower flat-six engine which it shares with the GT3 RS. Where it differs from that car though is the weight department where extensive use of carbon fiber and removing some extra garnish, including the aero kit, has made the R a lot lighter than the RS. What’s more, the R is an strictly manual car, which is kind of the reason it has become so popular… so much so in fact that pretty soon if you want one of these 911s you are going to have to shell out nearly a million bucks!
So what do you think of Canepa’s stripeless R? Do you prefer this to the McQeen-inspired Slate Gray or Steven Aghakhani’s Senna-tribute yellow and green?