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    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    bluelines:

    I suspect that RS will be offloaded quickly if Nick decides to get it. A street legal race car which has a roof and never sees the track will not be much fun in the long run in sunny California.

    You know what? I think the perfect car for Nick would be a R8 V10 Spider, an Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster or something like that. In sunny California (well, it isn't always sunny Smiley), a Cab or a Roadster make a lot of sense. I just don't see Nick driving around in San Diego or to the beach in a GT3 RS with that huge wing. Smiley 


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    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    RC:
    bluelines:

    I suspect that RS will be offloaded quickly if Nick decides to get it. A street legal race car which has a roof and never sees the track will not be much fun in the long run in sunny California.

    You know what? I think the perfect car for Nick would be a R8 V10 Spider, an Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster or something like that. In sunny California (well, it isn't always sunny Smiley), a Cab or a Roadster make a lot of sense. I just don't see Nick driving around in San Diego or to the beach in a GT3 RS with that huge wing. Smiley 

    San Diego isn't always sunny, but almost always perfect temperature (around 72F).  I don't like hot/humid weather like you do...

    But I do agree with your suggested cars for Nick.  Maybe DB-11 convertible?


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    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    RC:
    bluelines:

    I suspect that RS will be offloaded quickly if Nick decides to get it. A street legal race car which has a roof and never sees the track will not be much fun in the long run in sunny California.

    You know what? I think the perfect car for Nick would be a R8 V10 Spider, an Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster or something like that. In sunny California (well, it isn't always sunny Smiley), a Cab or a Roadster make a lot of sense. I just don't see Nick driving around in San Diego or to the beach in a GT3 RS with that huge wing. Smiley 

    Absolutely agree, Christian. He would suit an Aston for sure. I think he is EVEN older than me and you Smiley...


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    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    throt:
    RC:
    bluelines:

    I suspect that RS will be offloaded quickly if Nick decides to get it. A street legal race car which has a roof and never sees the track will not be much fun in the long run in sunny California.

    You know what? I think the perfect car for Nick would be a R8 V10 Spider, an Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster or something like that. In sunny California (well, it isn't always sunny Smiley), a Cab or a Roadster make a lot of sense. I just don't see Nick driving around in San Diego or to the beach in a GT3 RS with that huge wing. Smiley 

    Absolutely agree, Christian. He would suit an Aston for sure. I think he is EVEN older than me and you Smiley...

    I'm not old...I just aged well. Smiley 


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    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    i would love it if they have a rear wing delete - would be soooooo tempted.

    what are the chances of that?


    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    On the RS? Pretty much zero.


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    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    gt3 wing delete - rs too hard core for me

    i have the targa with gts engine but would love a proper gt car - the real deal


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    steelested:

    gt3 wing delete - rs too hard core for me

    i have the targa with gts engine but would love a proper gt car - the real deal

    GT3 wing delete option is/was(?) under consideration but may not happen for marketing reasons. Technically, no problem, the new 991 R proves that. Let's hope that Porsche is customer friendly. 

    I would have paid good money for a 991.1 GTS Cab, the Porsche I drive now, with GT3 tech (chassis, brake, engine, etc.). Apparently, Porsche doesn't want my money. Smiley The 991 R was tempting but manual and the fact that I already have a 911 kind of made no sense for me.


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    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    RC:
    . Let's hope that Porsche is customer friendly. 

     

    When was the last time Porsche did something customer friendly for the normal people here?


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    You mean the 'normal' wingless GT3 cabrio indecision


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    More along the lines of fixes or retrofits for recent cars... Like Ferrari McLaren or Aston offer...


    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    steelested:

    gt3 wing delete - rs too hard core for me

    i have the targa with gts engine but would love a proper gt car - the real deal

    Do you like your Targa? If not, why not.

    Yes, I am older than you guy's.Smiley

    I like the R8V10 Spider. If my Targa doesn't work out, it will be in consideration.Smiley


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    i love my targa and really want it to be a keeper - i wont get rid of it

    meantime, id love to get the gt3 experience

    boys will be boys looking for the next kick and gt3 4.0l with manual sounds epic


    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    SciFrog:
    RC:
    . Let's hope that Porsche is customer friendly. 

     

    When was the last time Porsche did something customer friendly for the normal people here?

    We aren't exactly "normal" according to Porsche standards...we are that infamous 3% Porsche marketing is always moaning about. Smiley Smiley


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    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    2017 PORSCHE 911 GT3 TESTING WITH MANUAL GEARBOX

    (18 July 2016)

    Even before the launch of the Porsche 911 R earlier this year, rumours were abound that the Porsche 991.2 GT3 would get a manual gearbox option as a response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback to the Cayman GT4.

    The word on the grapevine grew even louder in the wake of the 991 R release (complete with an all new six-speed shifter) and now, our latest spy shots seem to all but confirm that the 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 will come with the option of a stick shift and a left leg workout.

    Spied while out testing on the road, Total 911's avid spy photographer was able to get a look inside the next 911 GT3 while the test mule was at rest. Rather than keep Porsche's transmission secrets hidden, the extensive shrouding only helped to confirm the rumours.

    The manual gear lever was completely hidden from view however, the Gen2 steering wheel was noticeably bereft of the paddle shift levers seen on the PDK-equipped prototypes also in attendance during the test, while the tachometer's gear indicator was conspicuous by its absence.

    Away from the transmission mysteries, the redline on the rev counter can just be made out at the 8,800rpm mark, heavily suggesting that the Porsche 991.2 GT3 will come equipped with the GT3 RS 4.0-litre, 500hp flat six (a move which further strengthens the manual gearbox rumours thanks to the 911 R association).

    Styling wise, this latest test mule gave little away about the next 911 GT3, although a leaked computer render from Porsche Netherlands last week suggested that the new car will get only minor tweaks, including the new 3D-style rear lights, upgraded PCM and a Cayman GT4-esque front bumper.

    Article: http://www.total911.com/world-exclusive-2017-porsche-911-gt3-testing-with-manual-box/

    Image 1: http://www.total911.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Porsche-911-GT3-facelift-8.jpg

    Image 2: http://www.total911.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Porsche-911-GT3-facelift-9.jpg

    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    On the other Hand they could block the view on the rev limiter because the true end is somewhere around 6500....hahahaha angry


    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    BjoernB:

    On the other Hand they could block the view on the rev limiter because the true end is somewhere around 6500....hahahaha angry

     

    You mean this could be a diesel?Smiley


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    Salomondrin made a new video about his opinion of a NA gt3 w/ manny tranny 

    WILL THE NEW PORSCHE GT3 BE A MANUAL!? LTACY - Episode 76


    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    He believes a manual 4L gt3 will devalue his "investments" and that Porsche AG cares.  We live in an anti-empirical culture where facts are formed around comfortable theories.


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    he just has a good point.....


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    DaveC:

    He believes a manual 4L gt3 will devalue his "investments" and that Porsche AG cares.  We live in an anti-empirical culture where facts are formed around comfortable theories.

    ..also known as "Soft Thinking". It's the scourge of our day. It's all about "feelings".


    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    like LeMans BOP for GT's indecision


    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    BjoernB:

    like LeMans BOP for GT's indecision

    Yes, one manufacturer in particular.Smiley


    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    That Rennlist thread that I posted earlier (that suggested issues with the 2014 and 2015 E & F engines, but cleared the 2016 GT3, RS, and 911R  G engines) has now concluded that the G engines will eventually fail as well.  I sure hope Whoopsy is correct that the 991.2 GT3 has totally solved this with its new oiling system:

    http://rennlist.com/forums/991-gt3-gt3rs-and-911r/918481-how-many-15-16-gt3s-have-engine-replaced-22.html


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    Grant:

    That Rennlist thread that I posted earlier (that suggested issues with the 2014 and 2015 E & F engines, but cleared the 2016 GT3, RS, and 911R  G engines) has now concluded that the G engines will eventually fail as well.  I sure hope Whoopsy is correct that the 991.2 GT3 has totally solved this with its new oiling system:

    http://rennlist.com/forums/991-gt3-gt3rs-and-911r/918481-how-many-15-16-gt3s-have-engine-replaced-22.html

    I enjoyed my 991 GT3 (2015) but hitting 9K in the car always reminded me of James Bond's winning streak at the baccarat table: "Well, this sort of thing can't last".  Upon which he passes the shoe and leaves with the girl.


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    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    Has anyone heard any additional clues as to what will happen with GT3.2? 

    Manual transmission as an option seems to well confirmed.

    What about the engine?  NA or Turbo?

    and is the Wing Delete just a wishful thinking, or are there any rumors?

    Will this be the Porsche R for a broader audience??


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    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    pcosta:

    Has anyone heard any additional clues as to what will happen with GT3.2? 

    Manual transmission as an option seems to well confirmed.

    What about the engine?  NA or Turbo?

    and is the Wing Delete just a wishful thinking, or are there any rumors?

    Will this be the Porsche R for a broader audience??

    Our resident experts here have said to expect 4.0L NA motor at 500hp (like RS and R), but with most recent developments included, aimed to improve longevity from even better oiling than those models.  Wing delete seems unlikely (but unknown).


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    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    pcosta:

    Has anyone heard any additional clues as to what will happen with GT3.2? 

    Manual transmission as an option seems to well confirmed.

    What about the engine?  NA or Turbo?

    and is the Wing Delete just a wishful thinking, or are there any rumors?

    Will this be the Porsche R for a broader audience??

    Wing delete was a possible option but lately, I heard that it won't come for this generation because it could offend 911 R owners. Also, apparently a second 911 R model variant (Speedster?) is in the planning, so this could be another reason.

    991.2 GT3 engine will be n/a, no turbo for now.

    Also, there will be a price increase for the GT.2 models...how much, I don't know.


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    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    dont think they could put gt3 price above R though?

    im warming to the wing now 


    Re: 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed

    steelested:

    dont think they could put gt3 price above R though?

    im warming to the wing now 

    I heard something about 5-7% more... Smiley


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