This new car wasn’t built for racing, and is strictly a limited edition model. The Road & Track source states that the car will additionally have its weight reduced considerably, just like the original car.
As mentioned above, the 911 R will be a limited edition. That means possibly only 600 cars total will come with the 911 R badge. What’s worse though, according to the same source, all 600 cars have already been sold to those in the Porsche Preferred Program.
Hopefully, Porsche sees the demand and decides to build more.