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    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    No love for the bright Porsche colours here it seems angry

    Yeah I'm certain going from a ~50:50 weight front engined 480bhp M4 into a 690bhp ~40:60 rear engined beast will take some getting used to for sure. I plan on mainly using it at the track though so a little bit safer environment than the typical British B road! indecision


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    I like my red one smiley

    for a 2RS I'd be going silver with the gold wheels. With yellow, would you be going black inside instead of the red?


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    r3tract:

    The allocation isn't transferrable in the UK either afaik, but I know the guy well enough to privately arrange it. 

    I tried for one but no luck by the look of it..Smiley...

    Congrats to you for landing one though. You'll be fine in it too, I went from a Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 to my 991 GT3 and am still here Smiley, although I do have a hairy chest which makes a huge difference Smiley...


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    DaveGordon:

    I like my red one smiley

    for a 2RS I'd be going silver with the gold wheels. With yellow, would you be going black inside instead of the red?

    Yeah definitely going black inside, red would be awful!

    Also opting for the satin black painted Mag wheels rather than the slightly gold looking ones, as they'd completely clash with the yellow too.


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    throt:
    r3tract:

    The allocation isn't transferrable in the UK either afaik, but I know the guy well enough to privately arrange it. 

    I tried for one but no luck by the look of it..Smiley...

    Congrats to you for landing one though. You'll be fine in it too, I went from a Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 to my 991 GT3 and am still here Smiley, although I do have a hairy chest which makes a huge difference Smiley...

    Now it's making me feel bad, Smiley hope not too many people missed out!

    Haha, damn, that is one huuuge leap - I remember driving a 1.6 Zafira which my parents had many moons back! I properly used to rag that car around! I've got a hairy chest too, so I can probably handle it! Smiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    crayphile:
    r3tract:

    The allocation isn't transferrable in the UK either afaik, but I know the guy well enough to privately arrange it. 

    Congratulations and Welcome SmileySmiley.  You won't find many prospective GT2RS owners here SmileySmiley. Plenty who wanted one but did not get one. I'm in the Black exterior camp with this one too. Interior is all down to how brave you want to be. At the risk of stating the obvious, beware its quite a jump from M cars to a GT2RS though its no widow maker like the 996 version.

    In US at least, it is still in the air whether some of the non 918 owners will be able to get one.

    The VIP guys (918) already are accounted for , what is unknown yet is how many (if any) allocations over that allotment will be available to the rest of us, the poor slobs who are unworthy of Porsche's attention, since some of us bought 10s of cars over the years from them but made the grave and unforgivable mistake to not buy the 918 few years ago.


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    I guess there are probably some none 918 owners able to get one in US. Production of GT2 RS looks like it will be over 1,000 from what Porsche has said so far, so must be a few extras somewhere about even if all 918 owners have gone for one yes


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    r3tract:

    I guess there are probably some none 918 owners able to get one in US. Production of GT2 RS looks like it will be over 1,000 from what Porsche has said so far, so must be a few extras somewhere about even if all 918 owners have gone for one yes

    I also understand that Porsche must approve the purchaser. Since this is your first Porsche, they may refuse to sell it to you. There are too many Porsche good customers wanting one. Again, I urge you to do your homework and make sure the allocation will be assigned to you with Porsche's approval.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    r3tract:
    throt:
    r3tract:

    The allocation isn't transferrable in the UK either afaik, but I know the guy well enough to privately arrange it. 

    I tried for one but no luck by the look of it..Smiley...

    Congrats to you for landing one though. You'll be fine in it too, I went from a Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 to my 991 GT3 and am still here Smiley, although I do have a hairy chest which makes a huge difference Smiley...

    I've got a hairy chest too, so I can probably handle it! Smiley

    Smiley,,Smiley..


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    r3tract:
    Now it's making me feel bad, Smiley hope not too many people missed out!

    Don't feel bad - not finding a dealer to accept your $300k automobile order is truly a First World Problem Smiley

    Congrats! Smiley


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    absent:
    crayphile:
    r3tract:

    The allocation isn't transferrable in the UK either afaik, but I know the guy well enough to privately arrange it. 

    Congratulations and Welcome SmileySmiley.  You won't find many prospective GT2RS owners here SmileySmiley. Plenty who wanted one but did not get one. I'm in the Black exterior camp with this one too. Interior is all down to how brave you want to be. At the risk of stating the obvious, beware its quite a jump from M cars to a GT2RS though its no widow maker like the 996 version.

    In US at least, it is still in the air whether some of the non 918 owners will be able to get one.

    The VIP guys (918) already are accounted for , what is unknown yet is how many (if any) allocations over that allotment will be available to the rest of us, the poor slobs who are unworthy of Porsche's UN-CUSTOMER FRIENDLY ROGUE DEALERS attention, since some of us bought 10s of cars over the years from them but made the grave and unforgivable mistake to not buy the 918 few years ago.

     

    Fixed.

    It was never Porsche's decision as to who gets a car outside of the North American 918 VIPs. It's the disgusting dealers that doesn't want to sell a GT2RS to just anyone that walks in the door. They only see $$ sign.

    Truth is, there are plenty of allocations (plenty as in more than the 918 VIPs) available to the dealers, it's just that the dealers doesn't know who they want to gouge for extra money. The whales who will pay whatever gigantic market adjustments or the one that bought 20 cars from them. It's a plain and simple lie from them that they don't know how many they got. They KNOW. They just want to keep their cards close and figure out how to maximize their potential profit off the GT2RS. They all have a wait list, but they don't go down the list one by one. They pick and choose people off that list, #1 on the list doesn't mean shit. The #10 guy can be #1 if he is willing to pay market adjustment.

     

     

     

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    throt:
    r3tract:
    throt:
    r3tract:

    The allocation isn't transferrable in the UK either afaik, but I know the guy well enough to privately arrange it. 

    I tried for one but no luck by the look of it..Smiley...

    Congrats to you for landing one though. You'll be fine in it too, I went from a Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 to my 991 GT3 and am still here Smiley, although I do have a hairy chest which makes a huge difference Smiley...

    I've got a hairy chest too, so I can probably handle it! Smiley

    Smiley,,Smiley..

    Smiley Smiley


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    MKSGR:
    RC:

    I want one too but if I had to choose where I leave my 300k EUR, it wouldn't be the GT2 RS. angry Unless of course I would have plenty of 300k "chunks" at my disposal. indecision

    Right now my list would be:

    1. Huracan Performante

    2. 488 GTB

    3. 720S

    4. GT2 RS

    First three options are cheaper than GT2 RS in Germany.

    Again, I'm not trying to make the GT2 RS look bad, it is a fantastic car but you need to look at it from an "only car" buyer's perspective. If the GT2 RS is one of many, it is surely a nice toy. If this is the only "toy" you are going to drive, think twice before getting one.


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    You would not enjoy the first two (given your interest in straight line acceleration) - they are just too slow compared to the 720s which is in a league of its own Smiley

    Markus, I do not care that much about straight line acceleration anymore and this started when I switched from a 991.1 Turbo S to a 991.1 Carrera 4 GTS Cab. Smiley There are more important things related to driving fun and since I haven't encountered a single car on the Autobahn yet to outrun me (I cannot keep up with a 720S or 918 for that matter straight line but I can do 300+ kph in a narrow Autobahn curve, something many drivers don't have the guts to Smiley Smiley), I think I'm fine. Outside the Autobahn, with AWD, there aren't many cars able to even follow me. I am running PZero road tires, just imagine I would put the Cup 2 on my car. Smiley

    That said, a 720S isn't for me. Sorry. I respect the amazing straight line performance of this car and the excellent traction control setup (according to people who have driven it) but the sound is (also according to people who drove it) rather muted, so I guess this is something more of your ball field. Smiley 

    I also like the love for details on the 720S, McLaren clearly loves cars. Not a fan of the turbo lag though (yes, there is one) and while I haven't driven the 720S yet, any kind of turbo lag is annoying. Not even talking about the sound because the sound of the engine/exhaust is 50% (maybe even more) of the fun driving a sportscar.

    What I also like about McLaren is the value customers get for their money. I could basically live with a base car, no further options (which is 247k EUR in Germany). For comparison: My R8 V10 Plus costs 223k EUR. OK, it is fully optioned but I could live without some of the options. I love my car but I can clearly see the better value (for money) in the 720S, no doubt about it. Even if I assume that McLaren doesn't provide the rebates and sensational lease offers Audi provides for the R8.

    Overall, I hope that McLaren has a positive effect on Porsche, to finally go the full nine yards but I have a bad feeling about it because I know that Porsche is about profit and I do not see them cutting down on margins just to make customers happy. As long as they sell the cars at current (and future higher) prices, they will continue to do so.  


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    Congrats on the incoming 2RS.

    Black/Black for mine but if the better half likes yellow then yellow it is.

    For some it seems nothing short of a Birkin is the cost of entry to the Porsche GT club. Happy wife happy life!


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    DJM48:

    Congrats on the incoming 2RS.

    Black/Black for mine but if the better half likes yellow then yellow it is.

    For some it seems nothing short of a Birkin is the cost of entry to the Porsche GT club. Happy wife happy life!

    I think you confused me for someone else? I decided not getting the GT2 RS around two weeks ago. Already had the lease numbers and everything ready but I wouldn't be able to keep the car longer than a year or so and if the value would have dropped... Too risky and it just wasn't the car I would have kept for myself. Smiley


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    Hi RC

    Message was for r3tract

    DM


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    DJM48:

    Hi RC

    Message was for r3tract

    DM

    Ah...OK...definitely makes more sense. Smiley


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    r3tract:

    The allocation isn't transferrable in the UK either afaik, but I know the guy well enough to privately arrange it. 

    Congrats and welcome to rennteam.. I have managed a similar arrangement with a buddy of mine.. I'm going for all black exterior with red/black interior, weissach package and every conceivable option there is.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    How does that not look good. Fantastic


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    The bonnet is a bit Honda Civic for me.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    Looks so good in Yellow but definitely needs the Weissach pack. I've added the black door handles, mirrors and black painted alloys too! 

    Borrowing an F-Type SVR for a week at the moment and that thing is seriously fun. And sounds incredible. Got to be one of the greatest V8 engines imo. 


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    r3tract:

    Looks so good in Yellow but definitely needs the Weissach pack. I've added the black door handles, mirrors and black painted alloys too! 

    Borrowing an F-Type SVR for a week at the moment and that thing is seriously fun. And sounds incredible. Got to be one of the greatest V8 engines imo. 

    Each to his own, and in the end all that matters is what the guy who paid for it thinks. Having said that this yellow black combo looks like a bumble bee Smiley.


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    What's with the rear antenna??


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    DJM48:

    What's with the rear antenna??

    Pre-production cars. The antenna is for the 2way radio


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    Thx

    I like retro, but not all retro..


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    I hear they are including a manual choke in the GT2 RS 


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    The more I see it, the more I hate it. Must look in to what options there is to totally "delete" that plastic piece of sh.. in the lower back!mail

    Spent August cruising around the Hawaiin islands with a Camaro SS convertible. Quit nice car for being an American and some very fun roads (road to Hana for example) kiss wink But to drive over 65 mph was quit a ordeal windvise. Got back today, but when I'm back on track timevise I'll tell you all about my thoughts about the American way of driving and the their lack of lane discipline.... But right now I'm twelve hours off....


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    I love how the GT2RS looks. It creates the same impression as the 993 GT2 back in the 90s.

    A GT Silver car with the Weissach paket line along the bonnet and roof looks fantastic.

    This car looks like the fully functional speed machine which it is and it offers something completely different to the other 700 PS cars from Italy and the UK which follow the known and repeated pattern.

    This GT2 is a mean machine ready and eager to do battle. We already have too many cars in this price and PS bracket for posing. Porsche do things their own way as always and my compliments to Preuninger and his team.

    I wish I had the cash required surprise


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017)

    reginos:

    I love how the GT2RS looks. It creates the same impression as the 993 GT2 back in the 90s.

    A GT Silver car with the Weissach paket line along the bonnet and roof looks fantastic.

    This car looks like the fully functional speed machine which it is and it offers something completely different to the other 700 PS cars from Italy and the UK which follow the known and repeated pattern.

    really funny statement......is there any more 'known and repeated pattern' than 911s?

    This GT2 is a mean machine ready and eager to do battle. We already have too many cars in this price and PS bracket for posing.

    there you are right. the GT2RS can definitely not be used for posing.

     


     
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