RE: New 992 GT3 driven at 186mph for 3,100 miles

RE: New 992 GT3 driven at 186mph for 3,100 miles

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cayman-black

10,263 posts

180 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Leftfootwonder said:
Sandpit Steve said:
So, they’re confident they won’t have to recall this one to replace the engine?
My thoughts exactly. It's a Gen 1 so the engine will be chocolate regardless.
No worries the flippers cars only have delivery miles.

clubberlang06

1 posts

Wednesday 7th April
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Kawasicki said:
just leave earlier, FFS.
As a long term lurker of PH, I finally signed up today just to say: This was a very good comment

GreatScott2016

96 posts

52 months

Wednesday 7th April
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In the summer I will be car hunting and this is on the short list. From everything I’ve read, you won’t be able to buy one, at least not without paying a huge premium. That frustrates the hell out of me, yet there are plenty of previous generation models out there, some of which have minimal miles, so effectively new. Anyway, out of curiosity I will be contacting my local OPC to canvass opinion ... but won’t be holding my breath biggrin

okenemem

1,008 posts

158 months

Wednesday 7th April
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WonkeyDonkey said:
Is this an advert?

SFO

5,065 posts

147 months

Wednesday 7th April
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clacs2 said:
What a beautifully written Porsche press release.
minor change laugh

Slippydiff

12,095 posts

187 months

Wednesday 7th April
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thelostboy said:
Sandpit Steve said:
So, they’re confident they won’t have to recall this one to replace the engine?
I would love to know what testing the 991 GT3 did in comparison to this.
It certainly begs the question doesn't it !!

It does seem a bit rich Porsche banging on about their durability/reliability afetr the 991.1 GT3 engine fiasco.

Still, looking on the bright side, any cars entered into Le Mans should still be circulating the Circuit de la Sarthe at 6am on Sunday morning biggrin


epom

7,618 posts

125 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Wow. Next.

lee_erm

1,020 posts

157 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Morris did something similar with the Minor over 10,000 miles. They even had a refuelling vehicle that refuelled it whilst on the move. Admittedly the Minor wasn't travelling quite as quickly.

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article...

Edited by lee_erm on Wednesday 7th April 17:36

Venisonpie

1,347 posts

46 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Given Porsche have been suffering engine problems for the last 20 years I guess they had to up their game.

Kawasicki

9,002 posts

199 months

Wednesday 7th April
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clubberlang06 said:
Kawasicki said:
just leave earlier, FFS.
As a long term lurker of PH, I finally signed up today just to say: This was a very good comment
Nice of you to sign up just to say so. For a small fee I can be hired for any automotive/speed discussion, online or otherwise, where I can repeat that comment, at opportune moments*.


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Fat hippo

377 posts

98 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Saab did something similar a few times.

Link below is from the 9000 turbo in 1986. One of the cars averaged over 130mph covering 60k miles.

I would have said that was more impressive especially when given the cars performance at the time compared to contemporary cars and the distance travelled was probably not far off the useful life on a contemporary car.

http://saabworld.net/wp/1987-saab-9000-turbo-talla...

Gus265

242 posts

97 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Note to self:

When looking for second hand 992 GT3 with low miles (say 3k ish) - make sure its not the ex-Porsche demonstrator


Huwbert

8 posts

14 months

Wednesday 7th April
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What manufacturers don't do this sort of testing?

Kawasicki

9,002 posts

199 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Huwbert said:
What manufacturers don't do this sort of testing?
Volvo?

B'stard Child

21,856 posts

210 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Gus265 said:
Note to self:

When looking for second hand 992 GT3 with low miles (say 3k ish) - make sure its not the ex-Porsche demonstrator
rofl

Jimbo.

3,606 posts

153 months

Wednesday 7th April
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From what I recall of the Triumph factory tour, this is nothing but a standard engine durability test tarted up as PR.

Chubbyross

1,837 posts

49 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Slippydiff said:
thelostboy said:
Sandpit Steve said:
So, they’re confident they won’t have to recall this one to replace the engine?
I would love to know what testing the 991 GT3 did in comparison to this.
It certainly begs the question doesn't it !!

It does seem a bit rich Porsche banging on about their durability/reliability afetr the 991.1 GT3 engine fiasco.

Still, looking on the bright side, any cars entered into Le Mans should still be circulating the Circuit de la Sarthe at 6am on Sunday morning biggrin
Hm, I can’t help but feel a little cynical about this. How many test miles were covered in the 996/986, 987/997 and they suffered from IMS failure and bore scoring. The 991.1 GT3 had catastrophic engine failure. I’ve always stood up for Porsche as the failure rate is relatively low but press releases like this, along with Porsche UK’s failure to deal with flipping has started to wear my patience a little thin.

paulwirral

2,188 posts

99 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Most owners will never actually see either of those headline test figures !

Chedders

188 posts

53 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Kawasicki said:
Volvo?
They'd rather chuck a moose at their cars.

Baddie

454 posts

181 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Fat hippo said:
Saab did something similar a few times.

Link below is from the 9000 turbo in 1986. One of the cars averaged over 130mph covering 60k miles.

I would have said that was more impressive especially when given the cars performance at the time compared to contemporary cars and the distance travelled was probably not far off the useful life on a contemporary car.

http://saabworld.net/wp/1987-saab-9000-turbo-talla...
I remember that, think they ran them at Talladega or somewhere Stateside. Flat out while rolling was still an average of 130+ for 60 k miles.

Fairly sure Ferrari did something with the F40 that was more demanding than the 992 as well. Something like a week at 150 mph, including 48 hrs at 186. Dario Benuzzi also drove the car down there at some daft speed. It helped the F40 was basically a road legal 288 Evoluzione