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    Back to basics - 996 GT3 RS

    However insane and wonderful the 812 SF is, a pure driving experience it is not. And turns out that means a lot more to me than outright speed. Even the 991.2 GT3 left a little bit to be desired for me. After driving my friend’s 996 RS for a few km’s it was clear that this is home. This and the 997 generation.

    So delighted to present to you my 996 RS. It’s at Manthey now for service and the usual fiddling, incl. their KW-suspension which all comes with the car. The engine hides a 3.9 secret as well. It will be a blast to drive I’m sure. More in a few weeks.

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    1988 Peugeot 205 Rallye / 2004 Porsche 996 GT3 RS  / 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S / 2020 Ferrari 812SF


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    Congratulations on your wonderful 996 GT3 RS ... enjoy the drive!  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif


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    Can't wait to hear your impressions VS the other cars you've had over the last few years. Does this mean the 812 is gone? 


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    Congrats! Should be a lot of fun.. Is that a set of straight pipes to keep the marshalls of the local tracks on their toes? smiley


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    Congrats Frank!  

    DaveGordon:

    Congrats! Should be a lot of fun.. Is that a set of straight pipes to keep the marshalls of the local tracks on their toes? smiley

    I've driven behind a 996GT3RS with Cup's exhausts... amazing amazing sound through the gears but I'd reckon you would be black flagged at the track faster than you can get your tires warned up indecision


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    Enmanuel:

    Can't wait to hear your impressions VS the other cars you've had over the last few years. Does this mean the 812 is gone? 

    It remains for the time being! It’s a brilliant car, if you give it space.


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    1988 Peugeot 205 Rallye / 2004 Porsche 996 GT3 RS  / 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S / 2020 Ferrari 812SF


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    Such a cool car!  We'll be able to import those after a few more years to the US.  Enjoy it wink


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    Awesome - plus you still have the 812. Less attached to it though, I bet. 


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    Congratulations! Any reason you went for the 996 rather than the 997 which is by common consent the better car?


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    Nice!

    Congrats Frank.


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    crayphile:

    Congratulations! Any reason you went for the 996 rather than the 997 which is by common consent the better car?

    Mainly having driven it, it’s much more pure still than the 997, feels a lot more’911’ too. Secondly, I already had a 997 RS so a different taste this time.


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    1988 Peugeot 205 Rallye / 2004 Porsche 996 GT3 RS  / 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S / 2020 Ferrari 812SF


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    Congrats to the new toy, still a great car. A friedn of mine had one two and now he regrets to have sold it.


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    Fantastic! 👏🏻


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    991.2 GT3 manual

    Cayenne GTS 2014


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    blush  The 996 GT3 RS was hand-build, at least partially.

     Envying the raw driving experience you will have ! 

    Enjoy ! And looking forward to hear your impressions on a longer term. 


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

     


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    Gefeliciteerd Frank! What a great car... I think the 996 RS is something truly special, maybe even more so than it's successors, and for a trackrat like yourself, it should be a proper toy!


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    Now that's one fantastic car that's still under the radar for the time being.

    kiss


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    And forgot to mention this fun fact. When I went skiing in 2009 as a student, I took this photo when passing past the local Porsche garage. Turns out, it is this exact car. angel 

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    1988 Peugeot 205 Rallye / 2004 Porsche 996 GT3 RS  / 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S / 2020 Ferrari 812SF


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    Yeah, looks like the same car with some lipstick on..........

    Good stuff Frank!! Call it fate, if it's yours, eventually it's yours. 

     


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    I love the Rs2.7 white/Red livery. Glad it's been changed back!


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    Porsche, separates Le Mans from Le Boys


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    i know this car ...  Your photo from 2009 made me think that I must also have some of it. Found those blush

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


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    congrats !!


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    Gnil:

    i know this car ...  Your photo from 2009 made me think that I must also have some of it. Found those blush

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    Did he keep it on the black stuff? Smiley


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    1988 Peugeot 205 Rallye / 2004 Porsche 996 GT3 RS  / 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S / 2020 Ferrari 812SF


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    Congrats - the rarest of all RS regarding production numbers (except maybe 964 RS 3.8)...what a great machine with a very raw driving feeling.

    A good friend also bought one last year.

    I love itkiss

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    Porker:
    Gnil:

    i know this car ...  Your photo from 2009 made me think that I must also have some of it. Found those blush

     

    Did he keep it on the black stuff? Smiley

    For what I witnessed, always on the black stuff Smiley 


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


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    Gnil:
    Porker:
    Gnil:

    i know this car ...  Your photo from 2009 made me think that I must also have some of it. Found those blush

     

    Did he keep it on the black stuff? Smiley

    For what I witnessed, always on the black stuff Smiley 

    Garage queen, never been abused Smiley


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    GT Lover, Porsche fan

    991.2 GT3 manual

    Cayenne GTS 2014


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    the-missile:
    Gnil:
    Porker:
    Gnil:

    i know this car ...  Your photo from 2009 made me think that I must also have some of it. Found those blush

     

    Did he keep it on the black stuff? Smiley

    For what I witnessed, always on the black stuff Smiley 

    Garage queen, never been abused Smiley

    and never see rain indecision

    congrats Porker kiss


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    Tim

    2008 Cayenne Turbo;  2006 911 Club Coupe;  2016 911 GTS Club Coupe;  2015 Macan S;  2019 Speedster;  2021 Roma
     


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    Porsche RS’s are all special regardless of the model. This is a good purchase. kiss


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    Absolutly epic 
    Congrats Porker for this great decision to go back to basics.
    For some reason that I can't explain, there is a lot guys that are looking for raw experience, something that in one word is "dangerous"....the black widow thing is atractive..
    Nevertheless I also think the 997 is a better car, I really don't know if I have to decide, which one I choose!

    ​​​​​​​Enjoy in good health 

     


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    Nice Frank,

    we are all looking back to the lighter smaller olde dayes 


     
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