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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    100% sure that 'Start of Sale' is 11/09/17


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    If start of sale is 11/09/17 would we not expect the configurator to have the option listed prior to that date?  Such as within the next 7-10d?


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Pack confirmed for Frankfurt Auto Show...

    "Frankfurt will see the premiere of the GT3 Touring Pack. This stealth model combines the inconspicuous aerodynamics of the 911R with the engine and chassis of the 500-hp GT3. You can’t have PDK, but keep an eye out for the tasteful color and trim choices."

    Link: http://www.automobilemag.com/news/german-auto-industry-gets-ready-show-off-2017-frankfurt-show/

    Smiley Smiley Smiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    An artistic impression of the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Pack...

    (Photoshop by NS2 Media)


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    "..tasteful colour and trim choices." - I like the sound of that indecision

    That'll annoy some R owners ('investors')!

    Shame it's manual only.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    DaveGordon:

    "..tasteful colour and trim choices." - I like the sound of that indecision

    That'll annoy some R owners ('investors')!

    Shame it's manual only.

    Hahaha,

    Don't forget the bling for NickSmiley

    R today touring tomorrowSmiley

    Indeed a shame no PDK - much desired for canyon slamming.

    With the US GT3 delay, I wonder who else is thinking of changing their GT3 order to touring?Smiley 


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    I suspect it'll unleash another avalanche of demand. Surely Porsche will capitalise on this and make more available? Would be madness not to IMO. Indeed why release a new variant if they're all already sold?? No-one would be able to buy it! 


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    US GT3 delays? Mine built Sept 11th. 


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    Tesla Model S P100D & Model X P90D & 2016 BMW i8 & 2014 991 TTS Cab - Sept 991.2 GT3 ordered. 2017 Porsche Mission E on order


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    Don't understand why no PDK but denying choice seems more important than offering it when it comes to Porsche GT cars.


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    "Don't worry about avoiding temptation, as you grow older it will avoid you"  Churchill


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    DaveC:

    Don't understand why no PDK but denying choice seems more important than offering it when it comes to Porsche GT cars.

    Agree does not make sense . The rumour could be false though .


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    Offering a manual transmission in a 2017 sport car is borderline silly. NOT offering PDK is just denying customers what they really want. Thankfully Porsche is not the other player in town angry


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    PDK is efficient and boring, manual is inefficient and exciting...

    A choice would have been nice to see, but better manual than PDK in a road focused GT car.


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


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    bluelines:

    PDK is efficient and boring, manual is inefficient and exciting...

    Manual is actually the more efficient (less power wasted as heat), but just so damn hard to manually shift as fast as PDK Smiley


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    Only Chuck Norris and RC could shift that fast angel


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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

    I am not surprised that the GT3 Touring Edition is a derivative of the R.  Looking forward to seeing the options so I can make a decision.


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    2014 Porsche 991 C4S Black with Sports Design Package,  2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum  Purpurite Metallic, New York


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    It is not the derivative. It is the square. R² 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

    Smiley I'm also considering a GTS as an option... Test drove one today. Sports exhaust is actually better sounding than my 991.1 C4S with sports exhaust.


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    2014 Porsche 991 C4S Black with Sports Design Package,  2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum  Purpurite Metallic, New York


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    bobr:

    Smiley I'm also considering a GTS as an option... Test drove one today. Sports exhaust is actually better sounding than my 991.1 C4S with sports exhaust.

    Sssch, don't tell Carlos Smiley


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


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    watt:
    DaveGordon:

    "..tasteful colour and trim choices." - I like the sound of that indecision

    That'll annoy some R owners ('investors')!

    Shame it's manual only.

    Hahaha,

    Don't forget the bling for NickSmiley

    R today touring tomorrowSmiley

    Indeed a shame no PDK - much desired for canyon slamming.

    With the US GT3 delay, I wonder who else is thinking of changing their GT3 order to touring?Smiley 

    Smiley If I wanted bling I would have stayed with Ferrari. That said, I don't want a car that looks like millions of 911's and pay almost a supercar price for it. The touring version of the GT3 is stupid. Better off going with the GTS.Smiley


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    Sounds like Manual with Wing is going to be a rare combination (will have to bubble wrap my car) indecision


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    SciFrog:

    Offering a manual transmission in a 2017 sport car is borderline silly.

     

    nberry:

    The touring version of the GT3 is stupid. Better off going with the GTS

     

    That is why the 911R was such a flop and couldn't get rid of them even with a discount indecision I'm guessing you two think the touring version will not sell?smiley


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    For me, if I am paying money for a sports car, it better have a true dry sump motor. So that is why I looked at the GT3 instead of GTS at the time. Though with the current generation that line becomes fuzzy. So now the reason would be non turbo, so that would mean GT3 with touring pack instead of GTS. AJ


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    Carlos from Spain:
    SciFrog:

    Offering a manual transmission in a 2017 sport car is borderline silly.

     

    nberry:

    The touring version of the GT3 is stupid. Better off going with the GTS

     

    That is why the 911R was such a flop and couldn't get rid of them even with a discount indecision I'm guessing you two think the touring version will not sell?smiley

    The reason why the R was success is because they committed to selling only 911 of them and charged super car prices. People with money jump at the perceived exclusivity. 


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    nberry:
    watt:
    DaveGordon:

    "..tasteful colour and trim choices." - I like the sound of that indecision

    That'll annoy some R owners ('investors')!

    Shame it's manual only.

    Hahaha,

    Don't forget the bling for NickSmiley

    R today touring tomorrowSmiley

    Indeed a shame no PDK - much desired for canyon slamming.

    With the US GT3 delay, I wonder who else is thinking of changing their GT3 order to touring?Smiley 

    Smiley If I wanted bling I would have stayed with Ferrari. That said, I don't want a car that looks like millions of 911's and pay almost a supercar price for it. The touring version of the GT3 is stupid. Better off going with the GTS.Smiley

    Haha El Blingmeister anguished over all those blingy bits in his gt3 order🙈🙈🙈

    Jack of all performance options, Master of Bling😎

     Sun's Strads and Scuds were all performance blingless rockets of the canyon, Nick🤓


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    AJ:

    For me, if I am paying money for a sports car, it better have a true dry sump motor.

    Then don't order a GT2 RS Smiley


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    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

    nberry:
    The reason why the R was success is because they committed to selling only 911 of them and charged super car prices. People with money jump at the perceived exclusivity. 

    Just because you think this car is stupid, don't let it color your prediction of the demand for such a car in the marketplace.  It is strong with very few alternatives now for those who like cars like this.


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    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

    Grant:

    Sounds like Manual with Wing is going to be a rare combination (will have to bubble wrap my car) indecision

    Fully Agree.

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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    nberry:
    Carlos from Spain:
    SciFrog:

    Offering a manual transmission in a 2017 sport car is borderline silly.

     

    nberry:

    The touring version of the GT3 is stupid. Better off going with the GTS

     

    That is why the 911R was such a flop and couldn't get rid of them even with a discount indecision I'm guessing you two think the touring version will not sell?smiley

    The reason why the R was success is because they committed to selling only 911 of them and charged super car prices. People with money jump at the perceived exclusivity. 

    The R at the auto show, white with red stripes, was the most beautiful 911 I saw in at least decade. That plus the fact that it was limited, makes the transmission choice totally irrelevant, and it was sold out anyway so Porsche could force whatever they wanted on their customer. They could have easily sold 5,000 to 7,000 R looking cars with PDK and rear seats, but then would would have bought an overpriced super high margin GTS or turbo?


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3

    martini964:
    Grant:

    Sounds like Manual with Wing is going to be a rare combination (will have to bubble wrap my car) indecision

    Fully Agree.

    1503716821736IMG_0734.jpg

    Nice shot! Smiley


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