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    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    now thinking of white, CCB, black bi-xenons. not sure about full leather or not....


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    Congrats, Peter, all is well that ends well...but beware, it is just a very different animal to your current 458, less punch in a straight line, no contest in corners/on track.

    I went for white with black rims and standard brakes (because I track it a lot).

    A friend of mine has just taken delivery of a white RS with silver grey rims and PCCB, looks like a great combo as well.

    I like the standard alcantara bits and I am agnostic as to full leather, given its track toy usuage.


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    full leather is worthwhile .. you get more alcantara too .. and more stitching

    more things to appreciate and enjoy whenever you are driving and full concentration is not required

    I would get GT Silver .. it's FOC 


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    I have just received word form my OPC that, as they went about exchanging the spark plugs and coils as part of the mini recall, they discovered parts of one of the plugs had broken off.

    They are now trying to determine, with the help of a camera inspection, if any damage has been caused by this incident in the affected cylinder, the factory has already been notified.

    Worst (or maybe even best) case scenario is a complete engine replacement!!!

    Unbelievable!


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    olli:

    I have just received word form my OPC that, as they went about exchanging the spark plugs and coils as part of the mini recall, they discovered parts of one of the plugs had broken off.

    They are now trying to determine, with the help of a camera inspection, if any damage has been caused by this incident in the affected cylinder, the factory has already been notified.

    Worst (or maybe even best) case scenario is a complete engine replacement!!!

    Unbelievable!

    luckily your OPC is vigilant.

    a new engine won't be so bad .. it's like a new car all over again


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    pmarkow:

    now thinking of white, CCB, black bi-xenons. not sure about full leather or not....

     

    I did full leather because I liked the carbon bits that are added to the doors and most of all: the alcantara(!) added beneath the dash. But... it won't make you faster . It justs looks good. 

    I did not have full leather on my GT3 997.1 and did not miss it at all. (I'm actually not sure if 997.1's came with full leather at all.)

     

    Cast iron discs are good because:

     1 More pads to choose from

    2 No stones that get squeezed between the caliper and the rim

    3 You can get a sponge in between the caliper and the rim - which is good because you need to clean the rim more often then with PCCB's.

     

     


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    I have full leather/microfiber interior too. The car just feel nicer inside, the added cost is minimal.

    I also skipped PCCB, all the factory RSs that were at Paul Ricard also don't have PCCB, that tells you as much.

    Had the black out LEDs, personally I feel it looks better.

    Wanted the lithium battery, but Porsche took that off my order cause they don't have it back then.

    Front lift is personal choice, I needed it for around town.

    90L tank is a must, freebie option from Porsche :)

    That's about all the major options, the rest is all cosmetic and personal choices.

    Oh the sports chrono with the track app, I got that too.


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    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    Go for the LEDs. They look terrific with the 4-dot daytime running light IMO. A must-have on the RS IMO. Much more aggressive look than xenon and this suits perfectly to the overall design of the RS.


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    Cayman GT4 / Awaiting 991 GT3 RS / Gone: 997.2 GT3 RS 3.8, 997.2 GT3, Lotus Exige S, 964 Turbo 3.3


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    White and Black LED

    The four dots shines stronger in real life.

    Led.png


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    do you get a lot of water spray on the windscreen through the front wheel louvers in rainy conditions?

    cheers peter


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    GoHardGT3RS:

    Go for the LEDs. They look terrific with the 4-dot daytime running light IMO. A must-have on the RS IMO. Much more aggressive look than xenon and this suits perfectly to the overall design of the RS.

    I beg to differ. The four dots distract from the whole headlight, I don't like the design at all and due to the excessive light from the four dots, the headlights actually look almost clear when the dots are on, no black in them at all. Actually one of the things I never liked on my 991 Turbo S and the reason I chose Bi-Xenon (black) for my C4 GTS Cab.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    pmarkow:

    do you get a lot of water spray on the windscreen through the front wheel louvers in rainy conditions?

    cheers peter

    No


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    Kobalt:

     

    Led.png

    That white looks dirty !


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     997.2 C2 ,  -20mm  I 964 Carrera 4 I 991 GT3 RS 


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    RC:
    GoHardGT3RS:

    Go for the LEDs. They look terrific with the 4-dot daytime running light IMO. A must-have on the RS IMO. Much more aggressive look than xenon and this suits perfectly to the overall design of the RS.

    I beg to differ. The four dots distract from the whole headlight, I don't like the design at all and due to the excessive light from the four dots, the headlights actually look almost clear when the dots are on, no black in them at all. Actually one of the things I never liked on my 991 Turbo S and the reason I chose Bi-Xenon (black) for my C4 GTS Cab.

    +1


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     997.2 C2 ,  -20mm  I 964 Carrera 4 I 991 GT3 RS 


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    RC:
    GoHardGT3RS:

    Go for the LEDs. They look terrific with the 4-dot daytime running light IMO. A must-have on the RS IMO. Much more aggressive look than xenon and this suits perfectly to the overall design of the RS.

    I beg to differ. The four dots distract from the whole headlight, I don't like the design at all and due to the excessive light from the four dots, the headlights actually look almost clear when the dots are on, no black in them at all. Actually one of the things I never liked on my 991 Turbo S and the reason I chose Bi-Xenon (black) for my C4 GTS Cab.

    I'm with RC on this one.... I purposefully just went the black xenon headlights as a result.


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    without led is beautiful more pure broken heart

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    997 GT3 RS 3.6 - 964 RS - 991 GT3 RS


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    Gnil:
    Kobalt:

     

    Led.pngThat white looks dirty !

    Yepp, it is, and I'm proud of it!

    2300 km and 30 laps on the Ring.


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    A few pics becouse i was not so active in the last weeks,but at least every free time i had i spent it driving.

    Black leds are bettersmiley

    The last one,i tell you i love this car!indecision


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    997TT RS Tuning stage II(sold),2011 Cayenne Turbo(sold),waiting 991 GT3 RS

     


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    Kobalt:
    Gnil:
    Kobalt:

     

    Led.pngThat white looks dirty !

    Yepp, it is, and I'm proud of it!

    2300 km and 30 laps on the Ring.

    It slows down the car, a lot  ! 

    My car has a bit over 3000 km, and one wash Smiley


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     997.2 C2 ,  -20mm  I 964 Carrera 4 I 991 GT3 RS 


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    Kobolt. How are your Ring times in the car coming along? Curious as you have alot of experience there. maybe you covered it elsewhere?


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    2014 991 GT3, 1994 993C2 6spd RS spec, 2016 Cayman GT4 (on order)


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    on new allocations for the RS: i asked my dealer whether mine is part of additional allocations for the RS. his answer is no, there won't be more than planned (according to him...) but this time around they had to proceed differently: the dealerships had to submit a list of their preordering clients with comments (like current vehicles, profession etc.) and then the PAG chose whom to assign cars to. also the dealerships were asked whether they would accept additional panamera allocations to 'earn' GT3RS allocations. mine got away with one only pana which thankfully they did not pass on to me......:::))))

    glad i got it, still sore because fiat passed me up on the TdF:::(((

    peter


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    Gnil:
    My car has a bit over 3000 km, and one wash Smiley

     

    I guess LO don't need to be washed... Smiley 

     


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    macca993:

    Kobolt. How are your Ring times in the car coming along? Curious as you have alot of experience there. maybe you covered it elsewhere?

     

    Have had two days there with the new car on Nordschleife. Wife drove it mostly the first day and then I drove it the second day.

    It was a lot of partially wet laps. Which was good. Gave me the opportunity to get used to the car.
    Started out with 70% wet. Sun all day. No wind. End of day maybe 25% wet.
    Unfortunately some of the faster parts where wet.

    The last lap for the day was a 8.06. I guess one more lap had gotten me under 8.

    8.0.6 Dry and wet

    Here's a slower wetter lap where there is some grass driving at 4.50

    8.55 Wet and dry and some grass

     


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    Impressive driving and good times in these conditions! How do you rate the 991 RS on the Nordschleife? I assume it's quite a bit easier to go fast with it?


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    2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS / 2013 MINI John Cooper Works GP / 2014 BMW Alpina D3 biturbo Touring


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    Porker:

    Impressive driving and good times in these conditions! How do you rate the 991 RS on the Nordschleife? I assume it's quite a bit easier to go fast with it?

    Tricky question. Doing a fast lap in the 997.1 GT3 is a hard job, very physical. You are sometimes driving the car with just one hand on the steering wheel thru corners to get a good shift point. The timing of the shifting is so important and if you loose concentration for just a short time you pay for it. If you miss a shift  in the 997 your lap is wasted - regarding to laptime. When going faster in the 997 at for instance the jump at Schwedencreutz you might end up in a situation where there is no time left for downshifting or even proper braking. (Of course this is also something you must train and get used to.)

    The 991 RS's limit is on a different scale compared to the 997.1 GT3. Naturally.
    The PDK helps you doing shifts in situatiuon where it maybe would have been impossible with the manual.
    Especially good in a dry/wet situation.

    I would say that the 991 RS is much safer to go fast in on the Nordschleife than the 997.1 GT3.
    You can feel that the car is more composed and stable in a lot of parts of the track where the 997.1 is more nervous.

    I'm a carefull driver, I try not to overdrive and I try to build speed from below. It takes it's time but it is rewarding.
    When I signed up for the RS I actually looked for a 997.2 RS or a 4.0 RS because I felt I needed a new toy and that I wanted a slightly better car to be able to go faster without necessary drive to close to the limit - my limit.

    Which one is the funnest to drive?

    Very difficult to say... It is like comparing apples to oranges. I know the 997 GT3 inside out. Driven it a lot. We are best friends. Amazing capable car. 
    The RS: A new friend which I'm just are in the beginning of, what I hope, will be a rewarding friendship. I don't know the car good enough yet. All I can say for the moment  is that I'm faster in it.
    But judging from following Peter Trakcar and his adventures with his RS I will probably end up loving and enjoying this car to.

     

     

     



    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    Thanks Dan, love these real-life comparisons!

    I think I would feel the same about the 991. I would love to have it as an addition to the 997 RS, but not to replace it. They're so different that they actually complement each other in my opinion.


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    2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS / 2013 MINI John Cooper Works GP / 2014 BMW Alpina D3 biturbo Touring


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    Porker:

    I think I would feel the same about the 991. I would love to have it as an addition to the 997 RS, but not to replace it. They're so different that they actually complement each other in my opinion.

    Smiley

    It is a nice problem to have Smiley 


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    Kobalt:
    Gnil:
    My car has a bit over 3000 km, and one wash Smiley

     

    I guess LO don't need to be washed... Smiley 

     

    Exatly. It is too slow , bugs do not stick on it Smiley


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     997.2 C2 ,  -20mm  I 964 Carrera 4 I 991 GT3 RS 


    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    Kobalt:
    Porker:

    I think I would feel the same about the 991. I would love to have it as an addition to the 997 RS, but not to replace it. They're so different that they actually complement each other in my opinion.

    Smiley

    It is a nice problem to have Smiley

    fully agree smiley


     
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