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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    And I had read your background story on the previous pagebroken heart must have been a longer night than I thoughtindecision 

    Sorry for the wrong information NIckindecisionwink


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    M3ike:

    BTW the rear wing deploys depending on your driving style, it's not just programmed to pop up at a certain speed threshold 

    Could you please elaborate on that a little more?

     


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    I just took the car out for a spirited drive on greasy/wet B-roads which I always tend to enjoy more than a modern car on dry roads as the limits are simply too high to explore. And while I'm completely in love with the 991.2 GT3, especially the engine and turn-in are on another level than the 997 RS, I struggle to trust it over the limit. Partly due to lack of experience (I'm at 2500km), but I suspect partly due to the RWS. Whilst I loved to "dance" with the 997 and let it slide at will, the 991.2 seems to 'bite' more. When it steps out of line under power in 2nd, it's all easily controllable. But when it does so at slightly higher speeds (low rpm 3rd/4th) and you correct, it seems to overcorrect, resulting in a 'tankslapper'. It never happened to me in the 997 and it happened twice in the 991 already, anyone else have the same impression?

    I guess it's a matter of getting used to the effect of RWS, I'm certainly booking a course with the car to get to know that a bit better.


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Keep the updates coming Porker. I will let you know what I think when mine arrives in October. 

    The great news is that Sapphire Blue is available! 


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Porker:

    Whilst I loved to "dance" with the 997 and let it slide at will, the 991.2 seems to 'bite' more. When it steps out of line under power in 2nd, it's all easily controllable. But when it does so at slightly higher speeds (low rpm 3rd/4th) and you correct, it seems to overcorrect, resulting in a 'tankslapper'. It never happened to me in the 997 and it happened twice in the 991 already, anyone else have the same impression?

    Hi Frank - did you do this with the ESC and TC turned on or off?


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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 (2017)

    Hello folks. My name is Paul Some may know me as Old Guy over at Rennlist. My friend Watt told me I would enjoy it over here. Not so many "I want my headlight ring to match my seatbelt color" GT3  threads here. More drivers. I got my white .2 GT3 in December.  I just changed the oil last week in my garage. So I think its time to hit the redline!  I have known Grant since our 993 days. This is my 3rd GT3. I had a 996, and a 997 GT3.  How do I put my pic in my avatar?


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Welcome Paul wink

    So what color is your headlight rings? smiley


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    bluelines:

    Welcome Paul wink

    So what color is your headlight rings? smiley

    Now now, blue, be sensible Smiley.

    Paul seen the light and realises the real men are over at Rennteam. Very few like Caymans here, son SmileySmiley.

    Welcome to the hairiest board on the web, Paul.


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Welcome Paul cool

    What is the color of your seatbelt? indecision


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    991.2 GT3 arriving, 991 GT3 2014(sold)

    Cayenne GTS 2014


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Welcome! I met a few RLers over the years.. just remember - on this board, the thread title is entirely superfluous and gives no clue as to what lies within. Oh, and the R8 is the best car in the world. wink


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    @Frank : I drove the Mk2 yesterday from my boss and I was shocked how soft the clutch was - but then with the rev matching Manual it's super rewarding like the GT4. Car had only 700 km but twisty roads felt from a chassis point of view not different to the Mk1 - just a bit lower in "tone" which I guess comes from the increase of displacement, Having driven my RS997 Mk2 just last week-end over a pass the clutch and gears (taking it by the horns) in comparison  feels very old - but very manly . So whilst the 991 is unbelievable solid it is also a bit  "to perfect"  - quiet (no rattling) vs the 997RS shakes and rattles and whilst slower it is super rewarding kiss However, you cannot go wrong with a GT3 Mk1 or Mk 2 - probably the best 911 for people that are not tracking that much !


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    DaveGordon:

    Oh, and the R8 is the best car in the world. wink

    Smiley,

    And,,, Watches, Paul you have to own a Rolex. Not a FitBit like me SmileySmiley..


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    throt:
    DaveGordon:

    Oh, and the R8 is the best car in the world. wink

    Smiley,

    And,,, Watches, Paul you have to own a Rolex. Not a FitBit like me SmileySmiley..

    Yes, if you don’t have chest hair you need to own at least one very expensive watch. Unlike throt and myself who both feel comfortable with our manliness and wear sport watches indecision


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    ,

    Paul has left the house indecision..


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    paulgt3:

    Hello folks. My name is Paul Some may know me as Old Guy over at Rennlist. My friend Watt told me I would enjoy it over here. Not so many "I want my headlight ring to match my seatbelt color" GT3  threads here. More drivers. I got my white .2 GT3 in December.  I just changed the oil last week in my garage. So I think its time to hit the redline!  I have known Grant since our 993 days. This is my 3rd GT3. I had a 996, and a 997 GT3.  How do I put my pic in my avatar?

    Welcome Paul! Smiley

    Look forward to hearing about your experience with your new GT3! Smiley

    Eunice might be able to help if you have any IT problems, e.g. uploading pics, avatar, etc.

    Anyway, as they say in the movies, you're welcome! Smiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    As a friend of Watt he will have made an informed decision on joining us, no?

    Anyway, up to speed immediately with the comments above... (Hello Paul!)

    On the subject of GT3's: my dealer informed me that mine is still in "K4" waiting for some painted bits apparently.


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Porker:

    I just took the car out for a spirited drive on greasy/wet B-roads which I always tend to enjoy more than a modern car on dry roads as the limits are simply too high to explore. And while I'm completely in love with the 991.2 GT3, especially the engine and turn-in are on another level than the 997 RS, I struggle to trust it over the limit. Partly due to lack of experience (I'm at 2500km), but I suspect partly due to the RWS. Whilst I loved to "dance" with the 997 and let it slide at will, the 991.2 seems to 'bite' more. When it steps out of line under power in 2nd, it's all easily controllable. But when it does so at slightly higher speeds (low rpm 3rd/4th) and you correct, it seems to overcorrect, resulting in a 'tankslapper'. It never happened to me in the 997 and it happened twice in the 991 already, anyone else have the same impression?

    I guess it's a matter of getting used to the effect of RWS, I'm certainly booking a course with the car to get to know that a bit better.

    You get used to it. The problem is that Porsche tries to adapt the ESP/TC to typical driver behavior and they choose the "average" driver, not the experienced one for that matter. So in some cases, the ESP/TC can be counter-productive for experienced drivers but you find your way(s) around it, don't worry.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    paulgt3:

    Hello folks. My name is Paul Some may know me as Old Guy over at Rennlist. My friend Watt told me I would enjoy it over here. Not so many "I want my headlight ring to match my seatbelt color" GT3  threads here. More drivers. I got my white .2 GT3 in December.  I just changed the oil last week in my garage. So I think its time to hit the redline!  I have known Grant since our 993 days. This is my 3rd GT3. I had a 996, and a 997 GT3.  How do I put my pic in my avatar?

    Welcome to RT, Paul. Smiley

    What's your personal opinion comparing the different GT3s?

     


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    2018 White 911 GT3 - Delivery scheduled for April.


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    bluelines:
    throt:
    DaveGordon:

    Oh, and the R8 is the best car in the world. wink

    Smiley,

    And,,, Watches, Paul you have to own a Rolex. Not a FitBit like me SmileySmiley..

    Yes, if you don’t have chest hair you need to own at least one very expensive watch. Unlike throt and myself who both feel comfortable with our manliness and wear sport watches indecision

    And he has to pass my personalized annoyance test. Smiley

    Welcome, Paul...I think you're good. Smiley Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    RC:

    And he has to pass my personalized annoyance test.

    After 13 years on RT this test still seem to be going for me SmileySmiley I was hoping I would pass it one day Smiley


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Grant:
    Porker:

    Whilst I loved to "dance" with the 997 and let it slide at will, the 991.2 seems to 'bite' more. When it steps out of line under power in 2nd, it's all easily controllable. But when it does so at slightly higher speeds (low rpm 3rd/4th) and you correct, it seems to overcorrect, resulting in a 'tankslapper'. It never happened to me in the 997 and it happened twice in the 991 already, anyone else have the same impression?

    Hi Frank - did you do this with the ESC and TC turned on or off?

    Grant, ESC+TC turned off, as the goal was to let it play a little bit and the systems are quite restrictive, so my comments of overcorrecting are more referring to my own actions. Counter steering + the effect of RWS seems to exaggerate the desired effect, I'm assuming you have to give less input then what you're used to on older 911's. Smiley

    Welcome Paul!


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    bluelines:
    RC:

    And he has to pass my personalized annoyance test.

    After 13 years on RT this test still seem to be going for me SmileySmiley I was hoping I would pass it one day Smiley

    Nah, you passed. Sorry for not telling you. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Porker:
    Grant:
    Porker:

    Whilst I loved to "dance" with the 997 and let it slide at will, the 991.2 seems to 'bite' more. When it steps out of line under power in 2nd, it's all easily controllable. But when it does so at slightly higher speeds (low rpm 3rd/4th) and you correct, it seems to overcorrect, resulting in a 'tankslapper'. It never happened to me in the 997 and it happened twice in the 991 already, anyone else have the same impression?

    Hi Frank - did you do this with the ESC and TC turned on or off?

    Grant, ESC+TC turned off, as the goal was to let it play a little bit and the systems are quite restrictive, so my comments of overcorrecting are more referring to my own actions. Counter steering + the effect of RWS seems to exaggerate the desired effect, I'm assuming you have to give less input then what you're used to on older 911's. Smiley

    Welcome Paul!

    Frank, I've read mixed feelings about the RWS. It's something one has to get used to I guess. I will report my own experience, once I (finally) get my car...


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    2018 White 911 GT3 - Delivery scheduled for April.

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    RC:
    bluelines:
    RC:

    And he has to pass my personalized annoyance test.

    After 13 years on RT this test still seem to be going for me SmileySmiley I was hoping I would pass it one day Smiley

    Nah, you passed. Sorry for not telling you. Smiley

    Smiley


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    bluelines:
    RC:
    bluelines:
    RC:

    And he has to pass my personalized annoyance test.

    After 13 years on RT this test still seem to be going for me SmileySmiley I was hoping I would pass it one day Smiley

    Nah, you passed. Sorry for not telling you. Smiley

    Smiley

    Congrats Smiley Smiley...


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Welcome aboard Paul, this is a very entertaining groupkiss


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Welcome aboard Paul  wink


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    car arrived at the seaport today...indecision


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    991.2 GT3 arriving, 991 GT3 2014(sold)

    Cayenne GTS 2014


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    kisskiss


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Porker:

    I just took the car out for a spirited drive on greasy/wet B-roads which I always tend to enjoy more than a modern car on dry roads as the limits are simply too high to explore. And while I'm completely in love with the 991.2 GT3, especially the engine and turn-in are on another level than the 997 RS, I struggle to trust it over the limit. Partly due to lack of experience (I'm at 2500km), but I suspect partly due to the RWS. Whilst I loved to "dance" with the 997 and let it slide at will, the 991.2 seems to 'bite' more. When it steps out of line under power in 2nd, it's all easily controllable. But when it does so at slightly higher speeds (low rpm 3rd/4th) and you correct, it seems to overcorrect, resulting in a 'tankslapper'. It never happened to me in the 997 and it happened twice in the 991 already, anyone else have the same impression?

    I guess it's a matter of getting used to the effect of RWS, I'm certainly booking a course with the car to get to know that a bit better.

    I'm pretty sure Chris Harris in his review of the .2 GT3 mentioned it was spikier in how it oversteered compared to the .1 GT3.  I thought when the car slides RWS is essentially disabled and the rear wheels are 'locked' straight.  Maybe they changed the programming for the .2 GT3?  Went for a 3 hour drive in my .1 GT3 Sunday and it seemed pretty progressive much like my old 991S.  Of course it was only 4C outside so the tires never really got up to temp...and I'm a crap driver...


     
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