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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    interesting marketing. launch the most powerful 911 car at an event typically attended/followed by younger audience...

    so much in Paris/Geneva/etc motor shows :-)


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    I think this launch wasn't meant to be leaked already? It was supposed to appear at Goodwood FoS as far as I know?

    Fussy styling, I'm thinking the Weissach package is responsible for most of that contrasting carbon? I love the wheels, they're the same wheels Manthey has been offering as an upgrade for the 991 GT3 RS. 


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Its a shame about the color, they used the least sportive color for the most radical 991 on the line up...


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    It's a shame really. All these new models just gets more and more and more tacky and looks like ricer cars.


    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    From marketing point of view, I think Porsche has to release the web special today... Otherwise it will be strange approach... 


    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    lukestern:

    It's a shame really. All these new models just gets more and more and more tacky and looks like ricer cars.

    +1

    The new GT3 with black parts and wheel decals are marketing and not motorsport... 


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Not a big fan of the square front inlets. For the rest I love the aggressive and purposeful looks.


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    A GT2 RS needs to look aggressive, this is no Panamera or Turbo S. LOL


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Porker: I love the wheels, they're the same wheels Manthey has been offering as an upgrade for the 991 GT3 RS. 

    Yes, I think BBS Magnesium (I think they cost $10k each).  The smaller set of 4 (for the GT3 and 911R) weighs 32 pounds (14.5 kg) less than the stock wheels, but they are fragile:

    20 x 9 14.99 lbs Front
    20 x 12 18.55 lbs  Rear

    These larger ones for RS probably save even more weight...


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Grant:
    Porker: I love the wheels, they're the same wheels Manthey has been offering as an upgrade for the 991 GT3 RS. 

    Yes, I think BBS Magnesium (I think they cost $10k each).

    Correct. Not the best wheels to let the missus park the car. angry


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Aprox 18000 Euro for a set


    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Kobalt:

    Aprox 18000 Euro for a set

    Oh, that's half of what I thought.  Is that for RS sizes?


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Yes, RS

    MR magnesium wheel set (silver / black / titanium) 9,5x20 offset 50 + 12,5x21 offset 58 

    15.117,64 € without TAX


    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Looks like TechArt bodykit...Don't like how it looks yet....maybe it needs to grow on me


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    How much can really be done with the styling after 50+ years??  If the tacked on bits serve a real function then the form follows function and we leave it at that.  The car is exactly what I would expect. Unorthodox venue for "launch" but does it really matter that much in the internet era?
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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    I'd say that the launch only matters for those that participate in the launch event itself.

    All we want is the nitty gritty details and where they've stored the order forms.

    As someone else said: if PAG tells us more about the GT2RS the launch will be the lamest launch ever.


    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Yeah, I don't get that pre-whatever this is stuff either. Even worse when the press says the car is already sold out. Lame indeed! 


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Microsoft will be a bigger Partner in the future.....simple.


    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    RC:

    Yeah, I don't get that pre-whatever this is stuff either. Even worse when the press says the car is already sold out. Lame indeed! 

    And when you ask your dealer they have no clue and no allocations so basically the car isn't sold out yet - we don't even know if it will be limited or not. (I've been told unlimited)


    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    What's with the strip trend? Its like the styling department ran out of ideas and started to put strips on all their limited models. I agree its tacky. surprise


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Yeah, and they are not even white so there isn't even a performance bonus to them indecision


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Ugly. No idea why anyone would want to own this over many other exotics.


    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Carlos from Spain:

    Yeah, and they are not even white so there isn't even a performance bonus to them indecision

    +1

    Pointless marketing fluff Smiley


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    noone1:

    Ugly. No idea why anyone would want to own this over many other exotics.

    +100


    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    It would look sinister in black or dark grey to blend better with the carbon.  Lighter colors contrast and make the car look extremely busy.

    A car with styling this extreme has to back it up with performance - if it doesn't set a 'ring record, it's a disappointment in my book as that is the whole point of the GT2 RS - ultimate performance version of the 911.

    Personally, I would rather have a GT3 for driving feel and linearity, plus tamer styling.


    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    I'd be surprised if it beats the Performante, but should beat the 7 min mark.  That's not slow...


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    It looks the part of a GT2 RS, stripes and all. Personally I would have put a matte color like guard red of something fun, silver is totally inappropriate for this car even with stripes.

    That said, this car does does nothing for me as surely for many others. Porsche desperately needs a halo car without the wing and without a roof. The others do it, why not them... The LE TTS might have been but all they did was a part special, put some expensive light parts which save no weight, it still sounds bad and might not be that fun to drive at a ridiculous price. Porsche is not even competing with Lambo, Ferrari McLaren or even AM on the product offering and that's not even mentioning the exclusivity aspect.


    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Maybe a GT2RS Cabrio? Smiley

    To be fair, Porsche probably sells more 911's than Lambo, Ferrari and McLaren sell cars put together, so I don't think they are in the mood to market the 911 as a direct competitor to those.

    The 911GT2RS was not built with the purpose to compete with them in sales, its production will be limited, it was made as a statement and halo for the 911, it will compete with them in terms of performance.

    I think the design fits it very well, while not my cup of tea, its extreme and rough which is what the car is (I agree with the silver not being the right color though). They could have done something with the side intakes like Grant said though, a little effort to make them different and more radical in design IMO would of taken it it of the park.

    Another matter is if they go into the high-end mid-engined market with the 960 but no sense with the 911 which is the most successful in sportscar history and selling more with each generation.


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    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    "Porsche 911 GT2 RS previewed at Forza event with 700bhp"

    Autocar link: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-porsche-911-gt2-rs-previewed-forza-event-700bhp


    Re: 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed

    Carlos from Spain:

    Maybe a GT2RS Cabrio? Smiley

    Everyone wants one. Everyone Smiley


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