13. Porsche 911 R
You may have noticed how sports cars are getting heavier with every generation. They come with the various electronic aids that are slowly taking control of driving. Porsche, as a technical company, was always at the forefront of new technologies and never hesitant to put it in its cars. In recent years, critics have often stated that the 911 has become a driving robot, and lost its driver’s car image, so Porsche decided to introduce the 991 R.
The “R” stands as a reminder of the ultra-rare, lightweight models from the late ’60s, with the same philosophy behind the car. Porsche gave it a lightweight body without any extra luxuries and cloth seats. It has a naturally aspirated engine pumping out 493 HP paired with a perfect six-speed manual transmission.
Basically, the 911 R is the ideal blend of modern technology, and old-school driving feel. But it comes with one flaw. Porsche built only 991 of them, all of which sold quickly, so if you want one today, be ready to pay a cool million.
Why is it important? With the 911 R, Porsche has managed to capture the essence of the 911 and all great sports cars in general. This is a significant car that is extremely expensive as well.