Crown

Board: Porsche - 911 - 996 - Turbo Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    Factory 996 Turbo with Powerkit and X73 Sport Suspension.
    The car also had a short shifter(!) installed, this option is now available from Porsche.
    A driving report with more pictures will follow over the next few days!
    Only one hint: the X73 sport suspension is really worth it's money!

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    Can't wait for the report. I love those painted Techno wheels they look awsome , wow!!!!

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    Love the techno, but not painted. Post the report ASAP

    J.Seven

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    Techno wheels look fantastic!
    But am I wrong or are they painted on the inside and not on the outside?
    Fanch.

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    Oooohh, they are painted technos????

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    Hmmmm, this looks to be accessorized just like the Cayenne photo you posted (except for the roof rack ). This is Lapis Blue, correct? It looks nice. Is Lapis Blue with painted Technos and Tequipment exhaust tips the theme of the day?

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    You are right, they are painted inside and that looks good

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    The color is Embassy Blue. Maybe one of the other pictures (soon to be published) shows the color much better. I'm afraid you can't see the color too well because we had pretty bad weather and the pictures aren't too clear.

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    Wow...looks great...and i think will run good!!

    can't wait to see the reportage!

    Ciaoo
    Dario

    X73 vs H&R.

    I know you have experienced both H&R and Porsche's sport suspension. I was thinking of switching to X73. Can you give us more information on the suspension system, driving impression compare to H&R if any?

    Re: X73 vs H&R.

    Quote:
    I know you have experienced both H&R and Porsche's sport suspension. I was thinking of switching to X73. Can you give us more information on the suspension system, driving impression compare to H&R if any?



    I'd say that the X73 is much better adapted to the 996 Turbo than the H&R coilover kit I had.
    Side roll further reduced, comfort (or better stiffness ) practically the same, less understeer and better oversteer control. I also had the impression that steering feels more precise and less nervous than with my former H&R kit.
    However I have to point out that I had one of the first H&R kits available for the 996 Turbo by that time and it is my understanding that the kit has been improved.

    Re: X73 vs H&R.

    Quote:
    However I have to point out that I had one of the first H&R kits available for the 996 Turbo



    I also have the mk1 of the H&R, the steering felt nervous on mine especially at high speed, due to lack of ride height and camber adjustment. Interestingly, the X73 is made by H&R also.

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    Is the X73 the same as the ROW suspension that many of us purchased from Europe when the 996 tts first came out?

    RC, how would you compare this color to midnight blue, for example?

    Great photo...

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    Quote:
    Is the X73 the same as the ROW suspension that many of us purchased from Europe when the 996 tts first came out?

    RC, how would you compare this color to midnight blue, for example?

    Great photo...



    Sydney, I'm not good in comparing colors.
    I'd say that Embassy Blue is darker and less "shiny" than the Midnight Blue but it is really difficult for me to describe a color.

    No, X73 is not the regular ROW suspension, it is a suspension which lowers the ROW height further by 20 mm. Of course it also includes different dampers, springs, etc.
    We were very surprised by the perfect setup but we didn't testdrive it on the track, so maybe it is not that perfect. All we can say is that it is a must-have on the 996 Turbo, especially if one is a fast driver. For daily driving in cities with lots of bumps and holes it might be the wrong choice.

    Usability of X73

    Further to RC's post on the X73 option I would like to even expand RC's recommendation. I have been driving a car with x73 option for five months now. I 100% agree that the setup is close to perfect: very precise, very sporty and in the meantime well suited for day-to-day use (no problems in inner city driving, parking garages) with a reasonable level of comfort left.

    Highly recommended

    Re: Usability of X73

    IS THERE A lightweight alternative to the TT wing mechanism? how much does the one you show weigh?
    does the x73 bring the TT suspension up to the gt2/gt3 suspension? is it as adjustable??
    thanks

    Re: Usability of X73

    Quote:
    IS THERE A lightweight alternative to the TT wing mechanism? how much does the one you show weigh?
    does the x73 bring the TT suspension up to the gt2/gt3 suspension? is it as adjustable??
    thanks



    The only lightweight alternative would be to get the GT2 body kit (front and rear) made of composite material. Very expensive and not available from Porsche.
    The Turbo Aerokit is not weight optimised and as with all Porsche Aerokits, forget about any real aerodynamical advantage.
    As far as I know, the X73 is not adjustable, especially because of the 4WD system.

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    RC?
    Any more pics of that beautiful turbo coming soon?
    Thanks,
    Fanch.

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    Quote:
    RC?
    Any more pics of that beautiful turbo coming soon?
    Thanks,
    Fanch.




    I'll post more pictures and maybe a short driving report.
    I didn't have much time lately, sorry.

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    Still no pictures...I can't wait seeing other pics! This TT is superb!

    Mouse

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    RC,
    with that suspension, the 996TT becomes a good open road racing candidate.

    do you know if there is any way to get a 21 gal gas tank for a US car?

    thanks

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    Quote:
    21 gallon tank




    Not possible in the Turbo.

    Re: Usability of X73

    X73 on the 01 Turbo here and IMO its the best setup for the car for those who want it to still be a streetable car and dont need an adjustable setup.

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    wow... nice wheels! the car somehow looks something new to me... unlike those Techarts and HREs

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    I just wanted to thank the members of rennteam and this thread. Reading the comments in this thread convinced me to purchase the x-73 and a B&m short shifter for my 03, x-50. In my humble opinion it now rides like a porsche should. Thanks for the input RC. Fish

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    Fish - You've got a PM...

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    the car is gorgeous!

    Re: Rennteam testdrove a very special 996 Turbo today

    RC

    Any idea when you will post the drive report. I ordered the X50 and X73 after reading the various threads and am interested in your views.

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 11/18/18 10:43 PM
    EnglishManInNY
    403151 5190
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 11/17/18 12:03 AM
    Pilot
    320411 1966
    Porsche Sticky 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) 11/18/18 10:34 PM
    ISUK
    270262 2967
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 11/7/18 2:43 PM
    Pilot
     
     
     
     
     
    211249 1077
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 11/15/18 6:23 PM
    BONES
    191165 2674
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 11/18/18 8:30 PM
    SciFrog
    122256 2413
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 11/15/18 12:15 PM
    RCA
    32180 316
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    throt
    14029 121
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 6/18/18 8:51 PM
    Monkey
    13312 31
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 1/9/18 1:43 PM
    Kimi
    523003 5816
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 4/3/18 9:15 AM
    KresoF1
    483278 4254
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 9/13/18 10:12 AM
    RCA
    278741 2589
    Porsche Cayman GT4 11/16/18 11:30 AM
    RCA
    263791 2611
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    RCA
    191486 1074
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 11/17/18 4:47 AM
    koko
    189441 1738
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 10/29/18 5:13 PM
    reginos
    178730 3212
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    142706 757
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 11/1/18 6:13 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    141923 2234
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 1/6/18 10:41 PM
    Wonderbar
    128230 1284
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    111609 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    106490 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 11/18/18 7:48 PM
    ISUK
    84496 1128
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 10/13/18 9:50 PM
    RCA
    66610 672
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    RCA
    57182 423
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/3/18 11:09 AM
    bluelines
    46648 477
    Others Tesla Roadster 11/14/18 12:48 PM
    lukestern
    43159 1395
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    RCA
    42812 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 1/26/18 7:19 AM
    GoHardGT3RS
    41245 597
    Lambo Aventador and SV 11/16/18 9:46 PM
    Topspeed
    39207 471
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 11/14/18 11:25 AM
    RCA
    39042 637
    282 items found, displaying 1 to 30.