Yesterday, you saw the Audi SQ7 TDI drag racing a fighter jet. Here’s something in the same vein, but the new Porsche 911 R isn’t even up against another mode of transportation – the latest 911 plays hide-and-seek with a satellite trying to track it. You know who wins, but you’ll watch the video above anyway.

What’s the 911 R again? Think of it as a GT3 RS, which is now PDK-only, with a good ol’ six-speed gearbox. R is for Racing, and Porsche calls this a “puristic sports car” that can trace its history to the road-homologated race car from 1967. At 1,370 kg, the R is the lightest in the 911 family, 50 kg lighter than the GT3 RS.

Moving that slim body is a 4.0 litre naturally-aspirated flat-six engine with 500 hp at 8,500 rpm and 460 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm. This high-revving NA engine is the same one used in the GT3 RS, but instead of the seven-speed PDK auto, the R gets a six-speed stick. 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, top speed 323 km/h.

With only 991 units to be made, the 911 R is a future classic, a collectors’ item. Full details here.

GALLERY: Porsche 911 R