Porsche 911 R Shooting Brake Rendering Shows Why the 911 R Is Not Enough

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Along with the numbers and financial details of the 2017 911 R, the Geneva Motor Show also allowed us to find out this Neunelfer incarnation was an afterthought, with Porsche developing it as a response to all the criticism over the PDK-only GT3 and GT3 RS.
Zuffenhausen's extra effort made us wonder what would happen if a coachbuilder continued down this road and came up with a 911 R incarnation that would make all those who seek extra rear space happy.

At first, it might seem like a Porsche 911 R shooting brake, such as the one we have here in digital form (hat tip to Hansen Art for the rendering), wouldn't make sense. But that's not the right conclusion and we'll explain why.

While creations such as Geneva's Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder or Kahn Aston Martin Vengeance have shown coach building is starting to gather more attention these days, we still have to consider the lunacy of the concept itself.

With the R being the lightest 911 out there, with a rear seat delete being included in its diet, how could a shooting brake seem legit? And we won't even insist on the fact that Porsche is only building 991 units, with this being the second most expensive 911 variant at the moment.

Yes, the idea of a family man's 911 R is not exactly feasible, but that's because the Neunelfer line-up needs another back-to-basics model alongside the 911 R.

When Porsche first announced it would build a new 911 derivative dedicated to pure driving, some of us here in the office dared to dream about a model that would be found somewhere at the base of the range, one that would trade luxury for sensations, add a few tech goodies and call it a day.

The rest of the office was convinced we'd be getting a limited edition, tech-loaded model with a hefty price tag instead. On top of all that, the 911 R was sold out before it was introduced to the public.

So perhaps Porsche should also consider the other kind of stick-to-the-driving 911. Which would make an awesome base for a shooting brake.
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