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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    4trac:
    nberry:

    Aren't the paddles the same size as the ones on a TTS?

    One  problem with extended paddles is with Porsche the paddles move with the steering wheel. Ferrari paddles which are large are fixed. I am not sure I want large paddles moving when the wheel turns. They could interfere with the maneuver.

     

    I noticed on a recent test drive of a 991.2 PDK that the paddles are smaller, AND more inset towards the wheel centre, than on our 997, to the point where anyone with smaller hands now has to rotate the wrist to reach them and shift (not the case with the older ones).  No idea why Porsche changed them, and it is not different with the different steering wheel options - relative position of the paddles is the same. 

    Agree regarding the 991.2 PDK paddles: too far inboard. I do like the reduced travel though. The travel on the older design (2016 in my case) is excessive imho, and out of sync with the shorter and crisper travel of the shift lever when in manual mode.


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    I did not say that it is going to be a new one indecision


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    Josef:

    I did not say that it is going to be a new one indecision

    I like your thinking! Smiley


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    18 GT3 Manual, 73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    Congrats to all with GT3 deliveries.

    Feeling slightly jealous.


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    Tim

    2010 997.2 GT3RS;  2008 Cayenne Turbo;  2006 911 Club Coupe;  2016 911 GTS Club Coupe;  2015 Macan S
     


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    Congrats ;) enjoy kiss


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    997 GT3 RS 3.6 - 964 RS - 993 RS -  991 GT3 RS


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    Congrats, it looks very good! kiss


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    SciFrog:

    Congrats Nick. Enjoy. And don’t touch these wheels, they are fine the way they are.

    x2 do not paint the glossy black Nick, that would make them look cheap and outdated IMO, mate is much sportier and better looking for black wheels....


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS

     


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    Also, the gloss wheels would not match all the other black trim on the car.  

    Congrats Nick.


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    Congratulations Nick! New GT3 looks great! Good to hear you are enjoying manual mode! Smiley

    Are you still planning to order the 991 GT3 RS mk2 or is the GT3 a keeper?


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    The general manager who is in charge of the entire dealership was taking pictures of my car as we were chatting. He knew that I turn my cars in 12-18 months. When I turned in my .2Targa, he drove it until they sold it. He asked whether I planned to buy an RS and I told him I wasn't sure. He smiled and said, "I'll see you in 12-18 months when you pick up your new car." He knows me well.smiley


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."


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    Anyone have a confirmed order for the GT3 Touring?

    ...how about that midnight blue? Smiley


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    White 991.2 GT3, V260 March 2018


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    Lovely shot Smiley


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    Heavenly combination


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E / 2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2014 BMW-Alpina B3 biturbo Touring Allrad / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


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    Great photo Gauss


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    I had a chance to drive the car a little more. After driving it there is no doubt in my mind that this car is several grades above the .1GT3.

    The engine may be the difference along with the new tires (I have the Michlen Cups 2's). The engine is more responsive than the .1. The pull of the car tracks the increasing RPM's in line with the throttle input. The torque comes on immediately and the sensation is dramatic. You know your in a car with a race engine heritage. 

    I entered a freeway in third gear at around 4500 rpm's and took it up to 7500 without the throttle fully depressed. The feeling and sound was out of this world. The car leaped in an angry growl sending chills up my back. I was scream YES! YES! YES! This is what a performance car should be. The exhaust sound is the best I have heard on a Porsche. It's a refined race sounding. It's loud and glorious. I don't believe cars around me would find it objectionable. Instead, they would say, "I wish I had one of those".

    I did have chance to feel the handling of the car. The tires are sticky. There was one portion of the ride that has some curves and though there was traffic I still managed to test the handling. The car is like glue on the road. No dipping or unnecessary roll. Just perfect.

    The one area which I will caution GT3 owners is going over bumps and driveways. I have the front lifter and as I slowly went over a small speed bump the lifter did its job. However, the backend slightly bottomed out. You need to be very slow and clear the entire car.

    More later.

     


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."


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    Enjoy. If you love the sound in the mid range just wait until you sample the top end..  indecision


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    nberry:

    I had a chance to drive the car a little more. After driving it there is no doubt in my mind that this car is several grades above the .1GT3.

    The engine may be the difference along with the new tires (I have the Michlen Cups 2's). The engine is more responsive than the .1. The pull of the car tracks the increasing RPM's in line with the throttle input. The torque comes on immediately and the sensation is dramatic. You know your in a car with a race engine heritage. 

    I entered a freeway in third gear at around 4500 rpm's and took it up to 7500 without the throttle fully depressed. The feeling and sound was out of this world. The car leaped in an angry growl sending chills up my back. I was scream YES! YES! YES! This is what a performance car should be. The exhaust sound is the best I have heard on a Porsche. It's a refined race sounding. It's loud and glorious. I don't believe cars around me would find it objectionable. Instead, they would say, "I wish I had one of those".

    I did have chance to feel the handling of the car. The tires are sticky. There was one portion of the ride that has some curves and though there was traffic I still managed to test the handling. The car is like glue on the road. No dipping or unnecessary roll. Just perfect.

    The one area which I will caution GT3 owners is going over bumps and driveways. I have the front lifter and as I slowly went over a small speed bump the lifter did its job. However, the backend slightly bottomed out. You need to be very slow and clear the entire car.

    More later.

     

    I wonder if the front lift is making it easier to scrape the low rear diffuser?  Maybe try lowering it as soon as you clear the front...


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    18 GT3 Manual, 73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    nberry:

    I had a chance to drive the car a little more. After driving it there is no doubt in my mind that this car is several grades above the .1GT3.

    The engine may be the difference along with the new tires (I have the Michlen Cups 2's). The engine is more responsive than the .1. The pull of the car tracks the increasing RPM's in line with the throttle input. The torque comes on immediately and the sensation is dramatic. You know your in a car with a race engine heritage. 

    I entered a freeway in third gear at around 4500 rpm's and took it up to 7500 without the throttle fully depressed. The feeling and sound was out of this world. The car leaped in an angry growl sending chills up my back. I was scream YES! YES! YES! This is what a performance car should be. The exhaust sound is the best I have heard on a Porsche. It's a refined race sounding. It's loud and glorious. I don't believe cars around me would find it objectionable. Instead, they would say, "I wish I had one of those".

    I did have chance to feel the handling of the car. The tires are sticky. There was one portion of the ride that has some curves and though there was traffic I still managed to test the handling. The car is like glue on the road. No dipping or unnecessary roll. Just perfect.

    The one area which I will caution GT3 owners is going over bumps and driveways. I have the front lifter and as I slowly went over a small speed bump the lifter did its job. However, the backend slightly bottomed out. You need to be very slow and clear the entire car.

    More later.

     

    Ahhhh, Nice description. Can almost feel what you are describing. Soooooo nice! Congrats! SmileySmiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    nberry:

    I entered a freeway in third gear at around 4500 rpm's and took it up to 7500 without the throttle fully depressed. The feeling and sound was out of this world. The car leaped in an angry growl sending chills up my back. I was scream YES! YES! YES! This is what a performance car should be. The exhaust sound is the best I have heard on a Porsche. It's a refined race sounding. It's loud and glorious. I don't believe cars around me would find it objectionable. Instead, they would say, "I wish I had one of those".

     

    Very vividly written this part.

    I got excited by simply reading Smiley


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    Apparently there is already a video online of a new GT3 being enthusiastically driven to Starbucks... Smiley

    Video link: https://youtu.be/QxfyFgsJXGY


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    Nick you are saying all the things I need to hear about the .2 compared to the .1!


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    "Don't worry about avoiding temptation, as you grow older it will avoid you"  Churchill

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    All the reviews suggest that it is much more than a simple facelift. Well done, Porsche!


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    White 991.2 GT3, V260 March 2018


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    Grant:
    nberry:

    I had a chance to drive the car a little more. After driving it there is no doubt in my mind that this car is several grades above the .1GT3.

    The engine may be the difference along with the new tires (I have the Michlen Cups 2's). The engine is more responsive than the .1. The pull of the car tracks the increasing RPM's in line with the throttle input. The torque comes on immediately and the sensation is dramatic. You know your in a car with a race engine heritage. 

    I entered a freeway in third gear at around 4500 rpm's and took it up to 7500 without the throttle fully depressed. The feeling and sound was out of this world. The car leaped in an angry growl sending chills up my back. I was scream YES! YES! YES! This is what a performance car should be. The exhaust sound is the best I have heard on a Porsche. It's a refined race sounding. It's loud and glorious. I don't believe cars around me would find it objectionable. Instead, they would say, "I wish I had one of those".

    I did have chance to feel the handling of the car. The tires are sticky. There was one portion of the ride that has some curves and though there was traffic I still managed to test the handling. The car is like glue on the road. No dipping or unnecessary roll. Just perfect.

    The one area which I will caution GT3 owners is going over bumps and driveways. I have the front lifter and as I slowly went over a small speed bump the lifter did its job. However, the backend slightly bottomed out. You need to be very slow and clear the entire car.

    More later.

     

    I wonder if the front lift is making it easier to scrape the low rear diffuser?  Maybe try lowering it as soon as you clear the front...

    Grant, it could be the new diffuser. Not once did I bottom out the rear on the .1.Smiley

    FWIW, though I haven’t gone full Monty with car, based on what I experienced the .2 RS would be superfluous for me. The .2 GT 3 has all the power you need to maximize driving enjoyment. Smiley


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    nberry:

    FWIW, though I haven’t gone full Monty with car, based on what I experienced the .2 RS would be superfluous for me. The .2 GT 3 has all the power you need to maximize driving enjoyment. Smiley


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."

     

    Nick - wait til you try launch control - it is fierce!  Hard to believe just an NA 6-cylinder...

    Literally made me dizzy the first time I felt that...
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    18 GT3 Manual, 73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi

     


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    Nick congrats again - I have managed to start exercising my .2 and wow it is just unbelievable. 

    The sound is nuts and the transmission is amazing in PDK-S. 

    I cant think of anything they could improve - other than the size of the Pdk paddles


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    Tesla Model S P100D & Model X P90D & 2016 BMW i8 & 2017 Sept 991.2 GT3 ordered. 2020 Porsche Mission E on order


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    Gauss:

    All the reviews suggest that it is much more than a simple facelift. Well done, Porsche!

    The new engine alone is worth the upgrade. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    Nick post is all the reasons why Porsche should offer the exact same car with no wing and rear seats, and even convertible. Their loss.


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    SciFrog:

    Nick post is all the reasons why Porsche should offer the exact same car with no wing and rear seats, and even convertible. Their loss.

    The incoming 991 Speedster will address that minus the rear seats.


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    I remember there use to be a company that would fit rear seats in a GT3. For countries that are not as strict as Germany, this could be a viable option. Regarding safety, I'm sure it's going to be safer than most old 911s.


     
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