Crown

Board: Porsche - 911 - 991 Language: English Region: Worldwide Sticky: yes Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    M3ike:

    My Touring was weighted at Manthey at 1532.9 kg including 45 litres fuel and 80 kg driver weight. Car is with full leather, a/c, sat nav, LWB and PCCB, maybe the Viper painting adds a bit😉

    On the GT3 , if you add a wing it becomes lighter . Ask Porker Smiley


    --

     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm -- 991.2 GT3 RS 


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    1407kg is actually not bad. Advertised weight was 1413kg...

    But again you miss the wing...smiley


    --

    GT Lover, Porsche fan

    991.2 GT3 manual, 991 GT3 2014(sold)

    Cayenne GTS 2014


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Hi :)

    1541967470767fullsizeoutput_1ac9.jpeg


    --

     

    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    1339kg is pretty much your wet street weight, depending on how much fuel there is in the tank. If you have the 90L tank, a full tank is about 65kg, regular 64L tank is 46kg.

    A McLaren 720S is 1322kg dry weight, you are already within spitting distance of that weight wet. 

    And here is something McLaren doesn't publicly published. It's only listed in the owner's manual. The 'wet' weight. 1419kg without driver, and basically 1500kg with a 80kg driver. Note McLaren uses a 75kg driver as an example.

    Screenshot 2018-11-11 19.33.16.png

     

     

    @the-missile, when is the last time Porsche stated something that they don't beat? smiley


    --

     

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    So the wing actually creates lift at standstill otherwise how else can a weight difference of 70 kg be explained😉 not even taking into account the rollcage?


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    M3ike:

    So the wing actually creates lift at standstill otherwise how else can a weight difference of 70 kg be explained😉 not even taking into account the rollcage?


    How much does a roll cage weigh? Smiley


    --

    We're at the point where you can be the fastest or just sound like you're the fastest.



    The secret of life is to admire without desiring.


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Rossi:
    M3ike:

    So the wing actually creates lift at standstill otherwise how else can a weight difference of 70 kg be explained😉 not even taking into account the rollcage?


    How much does a roll cage weigh? Smiley

    Rollcage add around 25-26kg.

    Don't forget that Porker has a Dundon system which shade easily 30kg or near that.

    the touring needs some actuators, additional wires and blabla to make the system operating properly...GT3 wing has just carbon hinged and nothing else.

    you take the spec as advertised in manual it is DIN 1413kg. you remove 25 to 30kg for the dundon and you are in the Porker spec sheet advertised... don't forget that DIN weight is 90% fuel.

    1338 is probably with all fluids if you want to consider all the fluids... windshield cleaner is around 5kg...oil is 7+ etc...then you have the coolant, brake fluid....

     


    --

     

    GT Lover, Porsche fan

     

    991.2 GT3 manual, 991 GT3 2014(sold)

    Cayenne GTS 2014


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    I don't understand the point unless you race 70 laps in a row and want to better manage tires ......


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    For me the importance of lighter cars is how much more fun they handle (steering feel, agility, etc) compared to heavier ones rather than performance, but all within noticeable weight differences of course, bellow say 100Kg it wouldn't be that noticeable IMO.


    --

    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    well the turn-in steering feel of a GT3/RS model is hugely different to any other 911. I am driving now a 991TTMk1 and that is the only downturn of this car - but then we knew !


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Carlos from Spain:

    For me the importance of lighter cars is how much more fun they handle (steering feel, agility, etc) compared to heavier ones rather than performance, but all within noticeable weight differences of course, bellow say 100Kg it wouldn't be that noticeable IMO.

    It is the amount of extra weight and also where this extra weight is located. For example unsprung weight and weight on the roof (like hard top convertibles compared to fabric tops) are supposed to be the worst.

    Does anyone feel the difference if a passenger is carried of say 75kg? Or is a car faster and better handling with a 67kg driver than with someone of 97kg? I don't think so.


    --

    "Porsche....and Nothing else matters"


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    depends where you shed the load...kiss

    if it is above center of gravity, then you will lower it but need substantial saving to notice.

    if it is on unsprung weight, changes will be noticed easily as it has immediate impact on performance.

    example; lightweight wheels and lightweight braking system will immediately change your steering feel and will greatly improve your performance.

    changing the side windows will do nothing...

     


    --

    GT Lover, Porsche fan

    991.2 GT3 manual, 991 GT3 2014(sold)

    Cayenne GTS 2014


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Top Gear presenter Chris Harris crashes Porsche GT3T

     

    Harris was driving a black Porsche GT3 Touring on the A466 near Tintern in Monmouthshire when he crashed into a pick-up truck doing a three-point turn.

    Nobody was injured in the crash, which happened at about 13:30 GMT on Monday, but both vehicles were damaged.

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    a. If you're well into a wet cold fall/winter and drive around in a car like a GT3T with all your safeties turned off then maybe you're asking for it. 

    b. OTOH that does seem like a ridiculously narrow road, in a curve, for a truck to be doing a three point turn in. 

    Bad combination of factors. 


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Oh no angel


    --

    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Enmanuel:

    a. If you're well into a wet cold fall/winter and drive around in a car like a GT3T with all your safeties turned off then maybe you're asking for it. 

    b. OTOH that does seem like a ridiculously narrow road, in a curve, for a truck to be doing a three point turn in. 

    Bad combination of factors. 

    Smiley People learn from mistakes, glad nothing happened to Chris or anyone else. Smiley


    --

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    1542098163633image.jpeg


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    BjoernB:

    I don't understand the point unless you race 70 laps in a row and want to better manage tires ......

    Don't come here and be sensible. Wrong forum Smiley


    --

    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    RC:
    Enmanuel:

    a. If you're well into a wet cold fall/winter and drive around in a car like a GT3T with all your safeties turned off then maybe you're asking for it. 

    b. OTOH that does seem like a ridiculously narrow road, in a curve, for a truck to be doing a three point turn in. 

    Bad combination of factors. 

    Smiley People learn from mistakes, glad nothing happened to Chris or anyone else. Smiley

    As you can read above, it had nothing to do with what you're implying. Smiley


    --

    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Porker:
    RC:
    Enmanuel:

    a. If you're well into a wet cold fall/winter and drive around in a car like a GT3T with all your safeties turned off then maybe you're asking for it. 

    b. OTOH that does seem like a ridiculously narrow road, in a curve, for a truck to be doing a three point turn in. 

    Bad combination of factors. 

    Smiley People learn from mistakes, glad nothing happened to Chris or anyone else. Smiley

    As you can read above, it had nothing to do with what you're implying. Smiley

    I imply Chris Harris didn't expect an obstacle after the curve, so next time, he will be slower to prevent such an accident.

    You'll get it when you're over 50... Smiley Smiley


    --

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    RC:
    Porker:
    RC:
    Enmanuel:

    a. If you're well into a wet cold fall/winter and drive around in a car like a GT3T with all your safeties turned off then maybe you're asking for it. 

    b. OTOH that does seem like a ridiculously narrow road, in a curve, for a truck to be doing a three point turn in. 

    Bad combination of factors. 

    Smiley People learn from mistakes, glad nothing happened to Chris or anyone else. Smiley

    As you can read above, it had nothing to do with what you're implying. Smiley

    I imply Chris Harris didn't expect an obstacle after the curve, so next time, he will be slower to prevent such an accident.

    You'll get it when you're over 50... Smiley Smiley

    So in your goody-goody book you're always responsible for an accident as you should be expected to be able to stop for  anything, always, everywhere? Might as well just stay home then... Smiley

    Think of your own preaching when you're doing >300km/h on the autobahn again.


    --

    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Last accident I caused myself was at age 19...do the math (I'm 53 now and I'm driving the hell out every car I drive). I'm not perfect but when it comes to driving, I'm a stickler for every little detail. I adapt my driving to everything on the road, weather, other drivers, my physical and mental state, etc. If you'd drive with me or next to me, you'd understand. Smiley 

    Shit happens, I know, this is why I said Chris Harris will learn from his mistake. Not a big deal but you don't drive through a curve at a speed where you cannot stop when necessary. Especially not in autumn and on semi-slicks (just an assumption though). This is like in the army: Soldiers "play" around with guns until shit happens. I learned that once in a lifetime, a gun shoots by itself. This is how you need to treat it to prevent an accident. Not different with cars. Only risk I cannot control as much as I like to is other people and technical issues caused by material fatigue (it happens more often than people think). One reason I'm not a fan of classic cars.


    --

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Shit happens


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Porker:
    RC:
    Porker:
    RC:
    Enmanuel:

    a. If you're well into a wet cold fall/winter and drive around in a car like a GT3T with all your safeties turned off then maybe you're asking for it. 

    b. OTOH that does seem like a ridiculously narrow road, in a curve, for a truck to be doing a three point turn in. 

    Bad combination of factors. 

    Smiley People learn from mistakes, glad nothing happened to Chris or anyone else. Smiley

    As you can read above, it had nothing to do with what you're implying. Smiley

    I imply Chris Harris didn't expect an obstacle after the curve, so next time, he will be slower to prevent such an accident.

    You'll get it when you're over 50... Smiley Smiley

    So in your goody-goody book you're always responsible for an accident as you should be expected to be able to stop for anything, always, everywhere?

    Yes, strictly speaking, that is the traffic law: Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop well within the distance you can see to be clear Smiley

    It could have been a kid on the road, not a truck...


    --

    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Before this discussion rails off again: Yes, this could have happened to me as well. Not now but maybe at Chris Harris' age. I remember driving in France at night on the highway and after a narrow Autobahn curve, I was doing 120 kph (thank god, otherwise it could have ended badly), a long truck was standing there in the dark, blocking both driving lanes. No lights, I was barely able to brake in time and to avoid hitting the truck. I still have second thoughts about this incident because I didn't stop to warn other drivers (I circumvented the truck and drove on because another car was already assisting...). I had two little kids in the car, didn't want to stop in the middle of the night on a dark highway but in retrospect, I kind of regret not stopping, maybe after the truck and a bit further along the road.

    Second similar incident was on the German Autobahn, my speed was around 200 kph and after a wide curve, there was suddenly a traffic jam, with the traffic barely moving. I was barely able to stop, this scared the hell out of me. 

    This is what I call learning...some are lucky (like me) and nothing happens and others aren't that lucky. Thank god Chris Harris is OK and that nobody was hurt.


    --

     

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Anyone else got a recall for a window frame on their 991.2 or GT3? Dealer just emailed my there's a recall for window frames, whilst I thought I had frameless windows. angry


    --

    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Porker:

    Anyone else got a recall for a window frame on their 991.2 or GT3? Dealer just emailed my there's a recall for window frames, whilst I thought I had frameless windows. angry

    No info received (GT3) , will contact the dealer .


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    I haven’t heard anything either. 


    --

    2018 White 911 GT3


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Whoopsy:

    1339kg is pretty much your wet street weight, depending on how much fuel there is in the tank. If you have the 90L tank, a full tank is about 65kg, regular 64L tank is 46kg.

    A McLaren 720S is 1322kg dry weight, you are already within spitting distance of that weight wet. 

    And here is something McLaren doesn't publicly published. It's only listed in the owner's manual. The 'wet' weight. 1419kg without driver, and basically 1500kg with a 80kg driver. Note McLaren uses a 75kg driver as an example.

    @the-missile, when is the last time Porsche stated something that they don't beat? smiley

    Whoopsy, why are you so negative with McLaren,, are you a bit pissed off because the cars are beating Porsche in most metrics and maybe you are backing the wrong horse Smiley

    Just Google "Mclaren 720S weight"..... the 1419kg figure is used by most people but even that is a lightish version as it presumes the Super lightweight wheels and other light/non electric options, most cars are above that number.

    75kg is the number used in the EEC 70/156 weight spec, it is not invented by McLaren for some kind of deception/advantage.

    Porsche have a long history of quoting lightest spec cars when the actual cars on the road turn out much heavier....


    --

     

     

    997 GT2 2014 3.9 Mezger, 800PS @ 1.2 bar

    2018 McLaren 720S 

    993 Turbo, 2006 built 3.8, 577PS/797NM, 1440kg DIN sold to a worthy enthusiast.


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbrwH4_zV2Y

     


     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 12/5/18 8:49 AM
    Porker
    407984 5201
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 12/7/18 9:38 AM
    RCA
    323635 2004
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 12/8/18 8:33 AM
    Joost
     
     
     
     
     
    212805 1083
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 12/1/18 11:40 AM
    LP997
    197048 2675
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 12/3/18 7:19 AM
    PSG
    126952 2437
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 12/6/18 3:34 PM
    RCA
    33885 321
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    throt
    14341 121
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 12/10/18 4:03 PM
    Paulo_Rangel_Melo
    13795 216
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 11/29/18 3:43 PM
    RCA
    13779 35
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 1/9/18 1:43 PM
    Kimi
    526467 5816
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 4/3/18 9:15 AM
    KresoF1
    484051 4254
    Porsche 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) Thread Closed 11/29/18 11:38 AM
    RCA
    295442 3195
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 9/13/18 10:12 AM
    RCA
    280624 2589
    Porsche Cayman GT4 11/29/18 3:41 PM
    xpto
    266516 2622
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    RCA
    191996 1074
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 11/26/18 11:32 AM
    Rossi
    191690 1768
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 12/10/18 9:20 AM
    RCA
    182329 3275
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 12/9/18 11:53 AM
    Porsche-Jeck
    150274 2449
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    143120 757
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 1/6/18 10:41 PM
    Wonderbar
    128842 1284
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    111901 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    106727 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 12/10/18 3:41 PM
    WhoopsyM
    89675 1252
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 12/7/18 10:15 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    67166 673
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    RCA
    57416 423
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/3/18 11:09 AM
    bluelines
    47021 477
    Others Tesla Roadster 12/10/18 3:56 PM
    Mithras
    45771 1462
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    RCA
    42924 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 11/30/18 4:10 PM
    RCA
    42202 605
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 12/4/18 3:17 PM
    BiTurbo
    39695 650
    282 items found, displaying 1 to 30.