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    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    no, it was the famous or infamous introduction of the Cayman R, where we all believed that Porsche would allow a sporty Cayman to somehow be on level with the 911 (997)...


    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    Ah, well, at least that truely is a sports car. It's just not what we had hoped for ;-)


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    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    Anyone know anything about a special edition turbo s GB version at all??

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    jamesdamanuk1:
    Anyone know anything about a special edition turbo s GB version at all??


    Why should there be such a version anyway? Smiley


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    Rossi:
    jamesdamanuk1:
    Anyone know anything about a special edition turbo s GB version at all??


    Why should there be such a version anyway? Smiley

    Porsche Cars GB has been known to put together its own "special" (cosmetic!)  versions in the past to create a little bit more interest in the market. 


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    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    With the livery of the England soccer team?


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    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    My greatest concern is that the window for getting your hands on a NA base engine equipped 911 ex works will be closed before you know it. And it might come up much quicker than you'd ever expect. In fact, I can sense it closing already...

    In other words, I'm afraid NA will very soon be reserved for some top model à la GTS/GTx whatshallIcallit.  And that means no more true at heart, no frills, pure honest base 911 with manual tranny built for reving paradise. It was no torque monster, true, but there will come a time when we all lust for that old pureness of the good old times of sweet throttle response.

    Porsche, when is the time for the last call?


    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    Autocar's latest interpretation of the Porsche 960 Coupe... Smiley

    Porsche-988-Coupe_Autocar.jpg

    ...reportedly also known internally as the Porsche 988 Coupe! Smiley

    Porsche's Secret Ferrari Beater -- Autocar magazine

    Smiley SmileySmiley


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    Special Area 51 988 edition in fact...Smiley


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    Boxster Coupe GTS:

    Autocar's latest interpretation of the Porsche 960 Coupe... Smiley

    Porsche-988-Coupe_Autocar.jpg

    ...reportedly also known internally as the Porsche 988 Coupe! Smiley

    Porsche's Secret Ferrari Beater -- Autocar magazine

    Smiley SmileySmiley

    Thanks!

    Looks good IMHO! Hopefully it will be produced!


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    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    Is the 988 the 960 or a rung below it on the product ladder?


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    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    Grant:

    Is the 988 the 960 or a rung below it on the product ladder?

    According to Autocar the "988" is the internal designation for the Porsche 960...

    Autocar:

    "Porsche engineers are hard at work on a new sports car family that will span four models - from a four-cylinder turbocharged Boxster to a mighty eight-cylinder supercar that will directly target the Ferrari 458.

    The as yet unnamed flagship model - thought to be carrying the development tag '988' - finally addresses the long-held concern of many Porsche engineers: that the company cannot adequately compete with eight-cylinder Ferraris with the classic six-cylinder engine used by the 911.

    There's no clear news on the shape of the 988, although it will have strong shades of the 918 hypercar about its styling and in detailing such as the headlamps. Expect a long rear deck, too, because of the mid-mounted flat eight engine."

    Smiley SmileySmiley


    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    960 or 988, I think this baby belongs to a new thread indecision


    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    neunelf:

    960 or 988, I think this baby belongs to a new thread indecision

    +1 - a little moderation would go a long way


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    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    DaveGordon:
    neunelf:

    960 or 988, I think this baby belongs to a new thread indecision

    +1 - a little moderation would go a long way

    Can't we join it with the AMG GT thread and Driving in Russia thread? Then I don't have to click around so much Smiley


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    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    Long live the new 988 thread. Now the overloads just have to make it sticky devil


    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    neunelf:

    960 or 988, I think this baby belongs to a new thread indecision

    Not quite sure since this car also introduces the new MSB technology and will be part of the platform for the next generation 911.  


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    Finally some video footage of the GT3RS!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUeYCgmjjAg&list=UUFli6bEqc0ux3gPXe5vAdtA


    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    Sounds like a PDK to me!


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    Porsche 991 GT3 RS prototype testing at the Nurburgring... (video)

    "Here’s a proper, longer video of the upcoming Porsche 991 GT3 RS undergoing thorough testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. There are in fact two prototypes to be seen in this video, not sure if there’s a difference but the sound and looks indicate there are no differences between the two prototypes. As can be heard from this video the 991 GT3 RS seems to be naturally aspirated..." -- TouriClips

    Porsche 991 GT3 RS prototype testing at the Nurburgring -- Video Link

    ...time to turn up that volume! Smiley

    Smiley SmileySmiley


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    Porsche 911 GT3 RS (2015) spilled in patent photos...

    (31 July 2014)

    The next Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been spied at the Nurburgring and even let out of the bag in the form of a scale model but these are the first pictures of the complete 2015 Porsche 991 GT3 RS in finished form.
     
    As their relatively low quality shows, these aren’t hand-out pictures. Instead they’re the photos used to patent the car’s design elements, which include a host of changes when compared to any existing version of the 991.
     
    Normally such images, while filed with patent offices well in advance, aren’t published until well after a car’s official launch. But it seems someone has slipped up in this instance, giving us an early sneak peek at the new 2015 Porsche GT3 RS.
     
    Porsche 911 GT3 RS: the patent pictures
     
    So, what do they tell us? It’s clear that virtually every panel is new, including the double-bubble roof to give more headroom for helmeted drivers. There's a new front bonnet with a distinct dip in the middle leading to an even more extreme version of the 'regular' 911 GT3’s front panel, complete with a larger splitter.
     
    A wider track has led to distinctive front wings that bulge out more than any other 991 this side of the race-only RSR. The gills above the front wheels emphasise the change and presumably help to reduce pressure inside the wheel wells, just like the slatted air outlets on old flat-nose 911s and 935s. Interestingly, these have been covered with disguise panels on every prototype spotted testing so far to keep the detail hidden from prying eyes.
     
    The old 997 GT3 had a narrow body, leaving the 997 RS to use the wider Carrera 4 shell. Today's 991 comes in three sizes: regular Carrera, 991 GT3 using the C4 body and the RS and Turbo's widest silhouette.
     
    Turbo-style body for 2015 GT3 RS
     
    While the Turbo-style rear wings, complete with air intakes, might give the impression that this could be a turbocharged GT2 model rather than a GT3 RS, videos of the car on test at the Nurburgring have been accompanied by a soundtrack that befits a high-revving normally aspirated engine rather than a muffled turbo flat six.
     
    There are twin, central exhausts at the back, just like those on the standard 911 GT3. Rear wing intakes have traditionally been reserved for Turbo models, but the current, normally aspirated RSR racer already has them and it seems the RS is going to follow suit. At the rear, the high-rise wing, with a smaller ducktail underneath, is also similar to the RSR’s.
     
    How powerful is the Porsche 991 GT3 RS likely to be?
     
    Even with engine tweaks to take its power beyond the 469bhp of the GT3, the RS isn’t likely to be able to match the Turbo S – currently the most powerful of the 991 clan with 552bhp. Something in the region of 500bhp is likely, and the weight savings of the RS mean it’s likely to outperform any other off-the-shelf, roadgoing 991 derivative in acceleration while the race-style aerodynamics will also make it unbeatable around corners.
     
    And to answer the inevitable question, no, there won’t be a stick-shift version – the RS is all about performance, and that means a seven-speed PDK paddle-shift 'box will be the only transmission offering.
     
    Weight will be trimmed everywhere: a new titanium exhaust will be fitted to the RS, and a new lithium battery is in development - with enough juice to power the electrically assisted four-wheel steering system.
     
    Andreas Preuninger, Porsche's head of GT production cars, told CAR: 'We've opened up a wider field of usability with the new GT3, so maybe that gives us more reason to push the RS towards a more extreme side. The differentiations between the two models has always been increasing, and it's going to be like that in the future.'
     
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS: prices, specs
     
    At the moment, there’s no official word on the car’s price or release date. The old 997 GT3 RS was around 20% more expensive than the GT3; similar maths would put the new one at around £120,000.
     
    Although these patent pictures have now leaked suggesting the official launch can’t be far away, CAR magazine understands the GT3 RS is a 2015 car. Looks like we'll have to wait a while longer to see the hard-core 911 variant favoured by many enthusiasts.
     

    Porsche 911 GT3 RS (2015) spilled in patent photos -- Car magazine link

    Smiley SmileySmiley


    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    Although the article claims the double bubble roof is there for helmet room, I think this is wrong (roof line is simply lower in the middle, not higher on the outer parts).  I think the channel is in the front hood and roof to direct air to the rear wing, not for interior room purposes...


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    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    Its seems very busy for me. Yea, RS models should be in some way busy, but this is tuner-like (over the top) busy 


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    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    It will look good on a track, but silly driving around town.


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    Ex: 993 Targa, 986S, 986 and 964 C2


    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    Unfortunately for you 993 targa  the RS has to be radical for homologation  

    the more they put on the more they can use for racing 


    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    I completely agree, it will look great in the flesh. But definitely not your average DD.


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    With some colors blush

    image.jpeg

    image 2.jpeg


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    Porsche 911 Turbo S _14_.jpg

     


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    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    PS from the following picture: same lines on the asphalt, same front tyre.

    GT3 RS won't come in this color neither these rims.


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    Re: 991 spy shots 2ND THREAD (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    SportCarGroup:

    GT3 RS won't come in this color neither these rims.

    So what are the colors ? Spill the beans Smiley  Smiley


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