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Put a deposit on a 991 GT3

It will be my first Porsche! Pretty excited any other Scuderia owner crossed / considering crossing over to the dark side?

It will not be a replacement, rather a sexy (imo) addition to my stable
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Beautiful man. Please post pics and driving impressions when you get her!


I'm considering getting the older model GT3 RS for wife in 8-10 months




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My friend Jason did also. I might consider it, but am waiting to see what Porsche comes up with for their 458 beater.

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The clutch dumping function sounds fantastic!!!!
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am waiting to see what Porsche comes up with for their 458 beater.
An awfully long time,
I don't think any of us will live that long....

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If it is an addition why not!
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I mentioned the new GT3 in the 918 thread.

It's producing almost 500 hp and going to be a competent track car.

Congratulations!
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I've heard the new GT3 will come with only a dual clutch tranny,no manual option. Is that true??

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Dual-clutch (PDK) only indeed.

Almost 500hp and an engine that revs to 9,000rpm... coupled with Porsche reliability and parts pricing. It's a pretty tough argument to beat.

Cool interview. Worth the time if you have it.
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Do they sound as nice as a Ferrari???

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Dual-clutch (PDK) only indeed.

Almost 500hp and an engine that revs to 9,000rpm... coupled with Porsche reliability and parts pricing. It's a pretty tough argument to beat.

Cool interview. Worth the time if you have it.
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I'm sure it'll be an amazing machine, but wished they would stick with a manual option...

I see the slow death of manual 3 pedal cars...and not liking it.

Why wife is sticking to the last Gen. GT3 RS.

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great looking car! I don't think I could own a Porsche....I'd be afraid of crashing backwards into a tree.
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great looking car! I don't think I could own a Porsche....I'd be afraid of crashing backwards into a tree.
Those are only the older Porsches Cutter!

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I'm sure it'll be an amazing machine, but wished they would stick with a manual option... ...
I think the 997.2 GT3 RS, in either 3.8 or 4.0 guise, is going to be a very very special car for years to come for that very reason. It's cool to see you have one on your radar... It's one of the few cars that I'd consider taking a break from Fcar ownership for.

To be honest, I prefer the interior of the 997 as well as it still has the open concept between the driver and passenger (much like Ferrari continues even with the 458). The 991 goes to the Panamera-like interior with a huge center tunnel. A bit claustrophobic for my tastes, but I'm rambling here a bit now.
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It's fair to say the larger industry has already shifted away from the discostick. When I first purchased my Stradale it was my first flappy paddle exotic. I was very reluctant, but there is so much other visceral exchanges with the Stradale and Scuderia that I never missed the discostick at all.

Porsche is only one of many sportscar makers to move away from discostick and if you watch the video there is alternative ways to get the car sideways like you would with a discostick which will be equally as fun. So I am keeping myself open to the possibility that Porsche have created a pdk that's fun like discostick.

If them Italians can, them Yermans should be able too.
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I think the 997.2 GT3 RS, in either 3.8 or 4.0 guise, is going to be a very very special car for years to come for that very reason. It's cool to see you have one on your radar... It's one of the few cars that I'd consider taking a break from Fcar ownership for.

To be honest, I prefer the interior of the 997 as well as it still has the open concept between the driver and passenger (much like Ferrari continues even with the 458). The 991 goes to the Panamera-like interior with a huge center tunnel. A bit claustrophobic for my tastes, but I'm rambling here a bit now.
Yeah why my wife is sticking with the 997.2 model...likely the 3.8 version. She says it has to be a manual. Gotta love her good taste.

I read somewhere that the California manual will be a collectors item some day, not bec the Cali is a collectors item, but bec it is one of the last true manual Ferraris made....

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It's fair to say the larger industry has already shifted away from the discostick. When I first purchased my Stradale it was my first flappy paddle exotic. I was very reluctant, but there is so much other visceral exchanges with the Stradale and Scuderia that I never missed the discostick at all.

Porsche is only one of many sportscar makers to move away from discostick and if you watch the video there is alternative ways to get the car sideways like you would with a discostick which will be equally as fun. So I am keeping myself open to the possibility that Porsche have created a pdk that's fun like discostick.

If them Italians can, them Yermans should be able too.
Νοn really. When Ferrari installed the F1 gearbox, Porsche still had the clumsy Tip for years to come. Even first generation PDK's had that stupid buttons on steering wheel. Ferrari is the leader and with the making of F150 actually showed who's the boss
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Νοn really. When Ferrari installed the F1 gearbox, Porsche still had the clumsy Tip for years to come. Even first generation PDK's had that stupid buttons on steering wheel. Ferrari is the leader and with the making of F150 actually showed who's the boss
For the sake of accuracy and without getting into a debate about who is the boss, Porsche introduced the PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) in the mid-1980s on their Group C 962 and won a few races with it.

For me the perfect stable has room for both Ferrari and Porsche in it. Drove my 1969 911E for over 100,000 km as daily driver and track car. Amzaingly it did not throw me backwards into the nearest tree. Although I did have one big spin at Kyalami when the law of physics kicked in after provocation and ham-fisted attempts at being a racing drive on my part.

Tomorrow I will be firing up my 550 Maranello bluebird for the first time. And for our first drive we will be hitting the open road for a 1,500km drive in convoy with good friend Onno in his nightbluebird. I do not expect to sleep much tonight!
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Do they sound as nice as a Ferrari???
They sound great, but will never sound like a Ferrari.

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To be honest, I prefer the interior of the 997
Me too. I hate the new interior.
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If you add the Sharkwerks exhaust, a 997.1 and 997.2 GT3 sounds very good. Does it sound like a Ferrari, no, but it sounds way better than the 12C hands down.

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