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    Carrera GTS - Top Gear Review

    Taken from their website:

     the GTS offers perhaps the best performance-to-price ratioof any 911 on sale today. It's still no budget-priced bargain, but when you drill down into the GTS's standard specification and see what it would cost to spec a standard Carrera Sup to the same level, you start to see the point.

    the GTS Coupe and Cabriolet are forgivable additions to the dizzying line-up as they are, quite possibly, the best-value 911s you can buy.

    it's hard to imagine you could be anything other than ecstatic with the result. As the GTS is probablythe best all-round balance of price, performance and comfort in the whole of the 911 Carrera range. It's not as showy and raw as the GT3, or as humdrum as the regular 911s. It's a near-perfect blend of show and go.

     

    Being two-wheel drive only it has the extraordinary steering feel, bite and precision you can only get when the front wheels are not responsible for anything other than changing direction. It also has the kind of traction and drive that is the reserve of a rear-engined car fitted with 11-inch-wide tyres.

     

    Much better to just sign up for a pure GTS experience and enjoy one of the finest 911s you can buy. It might not have the rarity value of the Seventies throwback, but it offers every bit as much driving pleasure. Maybe even more. Instead of hiding it under a dust sheet and waiting for the market to recover, you can thrash the GTS hard every day and enjoy its many polished and honed talents right now.

    It's still not perfect as a car, and it never will be. But as a 911, there are few, if any, 997s that are better-balanced, and many which are worse for more money. Or at least this was the case the last time I looked.

     

    If you want to read the whole article, go here:

    http://www.topgear.com/uk/porsche/911/road-test/gts-driven


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: Carrera GTS - Top Gear Review

    RC I think you forgot to update your sig to include a black Carrera GTS............................


    Re: Carrera GTS - Top Gear Review

    Amen!!   I couldn't agree more!  

    Thanks RC   


    Re: Carrera GTS - Top Gear Review

    then why do they give 14 out of 20 only ?  


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    Whoopsy:

    RC I think you forgot to update your sig to include a black Carrera GTS............................

     

    Still have a 997 Turbo... Smiley


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    Re: Carrera GTS - Top Gear Review

    BjoernB:

    then why do they give 14 out of 20 only ?  

     

    Reasons: 

    1. it is a Porsche

    2. it is a German made car

    3. both above

    Smiley


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    Re: Carrera GTS - Top Gear Review

    http://www.rennteam.com/forum/thread/20179486/Carrera_GTS_Porsche_911_Now_Even_Sportier/page9.html

    I'll try to scan the one from GT Porsche later on....


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    And even on second hand market, the GTS will be the more desirable 997 having in mind it´s price and rarity because there wont be to many of them available, it will only be in production few months. This is a hell of a car.

    J.Seven


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    J.Seven:

    And even on second hand market, the GTS will be the more desirable 997 having in mind it´s price and rarity because there wont be to many of them available, it will only be in production few months. This is a hell of a car.

    J.Seven

     

    True but unfortunately this also means that used GTS will put a lot of pressure on used Carrera S prices. A lot.

    I wonder how many GTS Porsche produced. Almost every german dealer has at least one or two, some even three GTS in stock.

    I also wonder how well the GTS sells because there doesn't seem to be any numbers.

    Very interesting: My dealer for example has no more GTS slot left for ordering, apparently the last available production slot was in April/May.

    Even if Porsche made a couple of thousands of the GTS, it will be one of the rarest modern 911.

    I just wish they would have used the GT3 engine instead (rumor indicated that they had this in mind in the early GTS development stage but didn't go with it because of the PDK adaptation), it would have made the GTS an even better deal.


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    Re: Carrera GTS - Top Gear Review

    This was pretty much predictable and one of the reasons I ordered mine when the car was announced back in September...

     


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    John H:

    This was pretty much predictable and one of the reasons I ordered mine when the car was announced back in September...

     

     

    Good choice, John.  Smiley


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    Didn't see the 90 litre fuel tank option when I ordered mine, is it not offered to Canadians.

    Re: Carrera GTS - Top Gear Review

    RC:
    I wonder how many GTS Porsche produced. Almost every german dealer has at least one or two, some even three GTS in stock.

     

    I also wonder how well the GTS sells because there doesn't seem to be any numbers.

    Very interesting: My dealer for example has no more GTS slot left for ordering, apparently the last available production slot was in April/May.

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    I went to my local OPC today and they had at least 8 GTS in stock, mostly brand new unregistered but still it seemed it was the most common model in the showroom.  Its a very very nice though and definately the model I would pick right now if I was in the market for a 997.2


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    Bet this GTS model would sell in a heartbeat (heartthrob?).  This is Julia Gorges who just won the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the GTS cab, and the hearts of just about every male tennis fan in the world...carrera GTS.jpg


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    Not sure why the press thinks that Julia Görges is hot because in my opinion she isn't.

    You may find half of the german female population hot if you find her hot. 

    Can't argue about the car though. 

    I'm more into this german export. 

    diane-kruger.jpg

     


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: Carrera GTS - Top Gear Review

    RC:

    Not sure why the press thinks that Julia Görges is hot because in my opinion she isn't.

    You may find half of the german female population hot if you find her hot. 

    Can't argue about the car though. 

    I'm more into this german export. 

    diane-kruger.jpg

     

    It seems you are too spoiled for choice in Germany Smiley


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    After 22 years of marriage those choices are purely imaginary, regardless of where I were to live.


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    Re: Carrera GTS - Top Gear Review

    Who is that RC? 

    I am into Mueller's wife...


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: Carrera GTS - Top Gear Review

    Sorry girlfriend of Thomas Muller


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: Carrera GTS - Top Gear Review

    RC:

    I'm more into this german export. 

    diane-kruger.jpg


    Diane Krueger. I have to agree... Smiley
     


    Re: Carrera GTS - Top Gear Review

    She was at its best in TROY. I watched her latest movie, "Unkonwn" last weekend in which she acted with Liam Neeson.


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