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    Re: 991 GT3 RS

    passenger ride at LeMans from Porsche ! kiss


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    BjoernB:

    passenger ride at LeMans from Porsche ! kiss

    GREAT!SmileySmiley

     


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


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    olli:

    So here is the promised brief summary of my initial impressions after the first, very enjoyable weekend

    Test drive

    As I am still running it in, I did not cover any meaningful distance on a motorway, let alone a track. Instead, I drove it extensively on a “lap” with a total distance of about 120 km of country roads strung together over the years in my wild motorcycling days, with mostly very light traffic and some great low to mid-speed corners.  I did various permutations of the “lap” several times…smiley.

    Engine

    Heeding RC's and the dealer's advice, I did not rev it above 4-4.5K rpm. As the engine and the sound (flap opening) really come alive only from about 3.5K rpm, this did not leave a whole lot of room for manouevre and I barely scratched the surface of what this thing can do…but it was a delight to know that so much more is coming. Below this level, the engine is smooth and very well behaved, it is hard to believe that you are supposed to sitting in a road legal track toy, the sound is good but unobtrusive.

    PDK

    Given the self-imposed initial rev limit, it was great to benefit from the ultra quick upshifts to keep the engine in the targeted rev range even during more spirited driving (all settings in normal). Keeping it there during downshifts under hard braking was not so easy, though...

    Chassis, Handling

    Given some the twisty roads involved, the available speed range was more than sufficient to get an initial sense for what the car is capable of. I know these roads like the palm of my hand and I have many reference points from my previous 911s (GT2/3/RS, most recently my DD 997.2 Turbo S) and other cars (plus bikes).

    In a nutshell, based on my personal experience, there is just nothing that comes close to it in terms of the sharpness and precision of the turn-in, not even a hint of understeer and cornering speeds are amazing without even trying too hard. But one thing is for sure, there is no way anyone could exploit its handling potential on a public road…

    Interior

    The 918 bucket seats are great for spirited road (and, going forward, track) driving and I found it easy to find an optimal seating position. However, as the angle of the backrest cannot be adjusted/tilted, you will find your creature comfort may be somewhat compromised after a couple of hours or so…and your lower back will confirm that.

    DD Useability

    I have to say that to my surprise, the RS seems to be much more usable in the real world than expected. If you don’t push it and have PDK in auto mode, it is a pretty civilized car and it does not make you feel compelled to use its power and overall handling potential all the time, leaving you with a sense of frustration when that is not possible due to traffic conditions, etc.    

    The ride is not overly harsh or stiff, and if it was not for the wing and the bucket seats, you could be forgiven for forgetting that you are not sitting in an “ordinary” 911.

     

    Well done Olly,as soon you are out of the engine break in,make us an update.


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


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    Indeed - Olli keep the updates coming!


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    2013 BMW 750 xDrive & 2014 x5 & 2014 991 TTS Cab


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    Gauss:

    There's something about the car that makes it look a little bulky in some videos and photos...maybe it's the big tyres and the high ground clearance.

    When stationary the ride height at the back looks very elevated.

    It could be that with the excessive down force generated at speed from the large wing and the consequent high pressure on the suspension,  this high elevation when not moving was essential.


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    BjoernB:

    passenger ride at LeMans from Porsche ! kiss

     

    You WON that?!?!?! That's the one prize I wanted to win

     


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    GT Silver

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    for the first time since last 10 years I like a silver Porsche. I would go for GT silver.


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    Whoopsy:
    BjoernB:

    passenger ride at LeMans from Porsche ! kiss

     

    You WON that?!?!?! That's the one prize I wanted to win

     

    You had to be fast at the Ipad game - haven't you played it ? - they took 7 or so.....


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    Thanks Olli for the review . I am so looking forward to find by myself all these nice driving pleasures 


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    I ordered it in LO

    I drove it myself last week. Fantastic!!IMG_3121.JPGIMG_3120.JPG1434463901129IMG_3122.JPG

    And I changed in GT Silver - I didn' like the LO in the sun....

     


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    i don't know you,but in these pics(and i think the quality/shade seems accourate),i love this colour.yes


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

     


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    I agree with Darius. On those pics the LO looks superb . 

    JP1 : What it the ' salmon' tint in the sun that you did not like ?  And I suppose it was not what you saw on the above pics ?


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    I saw this week-end many RS in Orange and trust me with black wheels(to my eye)  it looks AMAZINGLY good ! - also the orange seat inlays are fantastically cool ! still sticking with White but Orange is a very good choice whoever ordered it !!!!! In General the car has unbelievable presence live ! Love it !!!


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    BjoernB:

    I saw this week-end many RS in Orange and trust me with black wheels(to my eye)  it looks AMAZINGLY good ! - also the orange seat inlays are fantastically cool ! still sticking with White but Orange is a very good choice whoever ordered it !!!!! In General the car has unbelievable presence live ! Love it !!!

    you take me up a few,thanks...SmileySmileySmiley

     


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


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    It's the car I drove with.

    About the color, in my opinion, difficult to say but its not "strong" enough - the color in the sun is "fading?" away...

    That's my opinion!

     


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    My first pictures in Geneva...IMG_2934.JPGIMG_2938.JPG


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    Super Darius:
    BjoernB:

    I saw this week-end many RS in Orange and trust me with black wheels(to my eye)  it looks AMAZINGLY good ! - also the orange seat inlays are fantastically cool ! still sticking with White but Orange is a very good choice whoever ordered it !!!!! In General the car has unbelievable presence live ! Love it !!!

    you take me up a few,thanks...SmileySmileySmiley

     

    u will be a very very happy man once you have it - it's a entirely new Level....Smiley


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    JP1:

    About the color, in my opinion, difficult to say but its not "strong" enough - the color in the sun is "fading?" away...

     

    like to tell you prefer it more "shining"?

    under the lights of Geneva seems more brillant,but for me maybe too much...,for example i don't like the orange of McLaren,is "shots" too much...
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    997TT RS Tuning stage II(sold),2011 Cayenne Turbo(sold),waiting 991 GT3 RS

     


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    No it's diffucult to say.

    I think you must see it in real live, sorry!


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    And know i'm thinking at a special color - but wich one?

    I'm still srtuggeling.


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    Mexico blue,for me the best colour!


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


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    LO to me looks like the colour you would get if you mixed 3/4 of orange with 1/4 of red paint. It definitely looks more orange than red in real. In photos/videos it always looks the other way around. The name is rightfully "Lava ORANGE" and not "Lava RED".


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    The Orange is clearly the best color for me. The car looks adorable!


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    I'm yet to see the oragne in person, it looks good in the pics though. I have a 993 in Blut Orange and it's fantastic colour, it's a shame they didn't offer it again, I hope Lava orange will be close to Blut.

     


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    ALDO:
    SportCarGroup:

     

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    GT Silver

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    _61P3279.jpg

    for the first time since last 10 years I like a silver Porsche. I would go for GT silver.

    I feel the same way. Of all the colors the silver seems to suit the RS the best.


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    Futch:

    I have a 993 in Blut Orange and it's fantastic colour, it's a shame they didn't offer it again, 

    could you post pic(s) please?


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    nberry:
    ALDO:
    SportCarGroup:

     

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    GT Silver


    for the first time since last 10 years I like a silver Porsche. I would go for GT silver.

    I feel the same way. Of all the colors the silver seems to suit the RS the best.

    +1. especially with black headlights


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    Francois,at  LeMans there were some LO RS,but you had other things to do..SmileySmiley

    next time take a break!Smiley


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


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    sfo:
    Futch:

    I have a 993 in Blut Orange and it's fantastic colour, it's a shame they didn't offer it again, 

    could you post pic(s) please?

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    WOW... this car looks great! kiss


     
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