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    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Not sure where, but nonetheless OUCH!

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    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Thankfully it doesn't look that bad..

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    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    He was lucky indeed... plates are from Guatemala


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Stupid drivers behind one...since I drive the Performante, they "tail" me and don't keep their distances, probably to have a better look at the car and/or take photos (already saw three drivers in my rear view mirror with their phones in their hand, taking photos or videos and...driving mail). Just last Wednesday, a woman in a small crossover SUV almost rear-ended me, I was lucky I kept my distance to the driver in front of me, so I did a short throttle blip and that woman came so close to me to a full stop, that I didn't even see her hood anymore. sad Do you think she learned, we drove at 60 kph afterwards and she was so close I couldn't read her front license plate.

    People also probably stare at the nice car in front of them and when that nice car brakes suddenly... yes This probably happened to that truck driver.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Luckily for us in Dubai we don’t have these problems. There are so many super cars on a daily basis that no one bothers unless your a tourist. Then again you don’t find many tourists driving. 


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    ZahirD:

    Luckily for us in Dubai we don’t have these problems. There are so many super cars on a daily basis that no one bothers unless your a tourist. Then again you don’t find many tourists driving. 

    Smiley 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Carlos from Spain:

    He was lucky indeed... plates are from Guatemala

    Not so sure how lucky he was, it is going to take a long time to get the parts to fix the car. Not sure these parts are your standard local in-warehouse parts.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    RC:
    Carlos from Spain:

    He was lucky indeed... plates are from Guatemala

    Not so sure how lucky he was, it is going to take a long time to get the parts to fix the car. Not sure these parts are your standard local in-warehouse parts.

    Porsche will probably air freight the parts in from Germany.  


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    CGX car nut:
    RC:
    Carlos from Spain:

    He was lucky indeed... plates are from Guatemala

    Not so sure how lucky he was, it is going to take a long time to get the parts to fix the car. Not sure these parts are your standard local in-warehouse parts.

    Porsche will probably air freight the parts in from Germany.  

    A relative in Brazil waited months for his AMG spare parts (they were in stock in Germany)...not sure if Guatemala is different.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


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    RC:
    CGX car nut:
    RC:
    Carlos from Spain:

    He was lucky indeed... plates are from Guatemala

    Not so sure how lucky he was, it is going to take a long time to get the parts to fix the car. Not sure these parts are your standard local in-warehouse parts.

    Porsche will probably air freight the parts in from Germany.  

    A relative in Brazil waited months for his AMG spare parts (they were in stock in Germany)...not sure if Guatemala is different.

    That's surprising as I know of other cases where parts were shipped as soon as possible.  Brazil, in the past, was strange on importation versus components manufactured in country.


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    Brazil has 100% tariffs on imported goods. But we do not want to talk politics, right angry


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    SciFrog:

    Brazil has 100% tariffs on imported goods. But we do not want to talk politics, right angry

    This is economics...isn't it? Smiley Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    RC:
    Carlos from Spain:

    He was lucky indeed... plates are from Guatemala

    Not so sure how lucky he was, it is going to take a long time to get the parts to fix the car. Not sure these parts are your standard local in-warehouse parts.

    Lucky in the sense that when that heavy duty truck crashed into him, he walked away unharmed. The guy could have been completely crushed... Thankfully it's only parts that can be replaced.


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    Gauss:
    RC:
    Carlos from Spain:

    He was lucky indeed... plates are from Guatemala

    Not so sure how lucky he was, it is going to take a long time to get the parts to fix the car. Not sure these parts are your standard local in-warehouse parts.

    Lucky in the sense that when that heavy duty truck crashed into him, he walked away unharmed. The guy could have been completely crushed... Thankfully it's only parts that can be replaced.

    True indeed. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    hello 

    does anybody know the last production batch for the RS for ROW not europe? 

    my dealer claim that May ended the production except europe and they have no new allocations.

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Dealers in both Abudhabi & Dubai have quite a few in stock.. I'm sure they can offer you a relatively good deal on them.


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    Dave has sent me this . Interesting .....

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

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Thanks Gnil, and Dave kiss


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    2018 White 911 GT3


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Will be interested to see what the aftermarket can do with the new arrangement (if anything).


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Thanks for posting Gnil. This new design makes sense.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Ordered a GT3 RS today, but it was more like a blind date. There is (or my dealer has ?) not a lot of information about the car. It seems, that the new batch has the same engine as the 991.2, but obviously with particulate filter; so it will not have the Speedster engine, which is for the 992.1. To compensate for the power loss, it has a modified DME software. Prices seem to be the same as 991.2, which I find hard to believe. Config options are identical to 991.2, unless they change it. We'll see what I'll get.  PAG at its finest ...


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    My understanding is that all the cars with filters also get the individual throttle bodies and higher injection pressure (like the Speedster but 10hp more).


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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: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    I had the same understanding and it makes sense from a economical perspective.  


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    schmoell:

    I had the same understanding and it makes sense from a economical perspective.  

    If they use the Speedster exhaust but the single throttle intake, that would be interesting.  It would make me concerned that Porsche may not just put ITB's on all the 4.0L engines in the 992 range - maybe just RS and special models?


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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: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Has there been any official information from Porsche on whether particulate filters will be included in US-spec cars?

    IIRC, these filters account for some 80 lbs of the 992's increased weight.

    If no GPFs will be included on US-spec cars, that would be a free, macro-version of the weight-saving Weissach package.


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    Dynamics:

    Has there been any official information from Porsche on whether particulate filters will be included in US-spec cars?

    IIRC, these filters account for some 80 lbs of the 992's increased weight.

    If no GPFs will be included on US-spec cars, that would be a free, macro-version of the weight-saving Weissach package.

    I have good news and bad news for you.

    Good:  The US cars are coming without the particle filters.

    Bad:  The cars with filters actually weigh 22 pounds less than the ones without, since they dispense with the heavy side mufflers.  I believe the item that has been identified to add weight to the 992 is the new 8-speed PDK gearbox that was made with provisions to add electrification to the drivetrain.

    I don't think there will be any change to the spec of the 991.2 GT3 late production for the US market.

    Welcome to the forum - where in the States do you live?
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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: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Grant, much appreciate the welcome and the clarification re: GPF specs.

    I live in San Francisco.

    Probably like many on rennteam, I view any weight not deployed for passive safety to be the enemy of performance, stability, precision, active safety....and, ultimately, driving enjoyment.

    Hopefully, weight-saving advances like the Speedster exhaust, carbon fiber roofs, carbon fiber or magnesium wheels, etc will proliferate, such that these technologies are rapidly iterated and costs can decrease via scale efficiencies.

    My sense is Porsche's scale of 911 production and the possible immense profitability of these weight-saving options may represent a major potential advantage over other, competing, but lower-volume, manufacturers in coming years, as they all must engineer profitable products vs these difficult regulations to survive.


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    Dynamics:

    Grant, much appreciate the welcome and the clarification re: GPF specs.

    I live in San Francisco.

    My pleasure.  My family (on my Dad's side) lived in SF too 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: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Dynamics:

    Grant, much appreciate the welcome and the clarification re: GPF specs.

    I live in San Francisco.

    Probably like many on rennteam, I view any weight not deployed for passive safety to be the enemy of performance, stability, precision, active safety....and, ultimately, driving enjoyment.

    Hopefully, weight-saving advances like the Speedster exhaust, carbon fiber roofs, carbon fiber or magnesium wheels, etc will proliferate, such that these technologies are rapidly iterated and costs can decrease via scale efficiencies.

    My sense is Porsche's scale of 911 production and the possible immense profitability of these weight-saving options may represent a major potential advantage over other, competing, but lower-volume, manufacturers in coming years, as they all must engineer profitable products vs these difficult regulations to survive.

    That is not Porsche way because it would reduce their margins... Marketing dictates that they do as little changes as possible from one iteration to another. They try to get away with the minimum possible. While they keep raising the prices like crazy, their margins have greatly gone up, especially on the higher end models and high optioned vehicles. This also has the huge side effect to be able to keep aside some of the advances for the next revisions.

    The regular 911 is the leader in its segment because it was well engineered, fast enough and had great value. But the needles have moved a lot. Prices have exploded while others like McLaren have pushed the enveloppe with carbon tubs for example. 911 have also lost a lot of emotions due to anemic sound and sportiness giving way for confort.

    GTx cars are now the real sport car in the lineup. Sadly you have to live with a huge wing, no rear seat and no PDK in some models, again all dictated by marketing. On top of it they have an atrocious allocation system for these high demand models that have disgusted even some of the most pro Porsche people around here, ala Ferrari.

    Porsche is doing very well, but there will be a time where they will have to be very careful because things are changing.


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    SciFrog:
    Sadly you have to live with a huge wing, no rear seat and no PDK in some models, again all dictated by marketing. 

    There is no model where you have to live with both a Wing and Manual without choice.


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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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