992 GT3

992 GT3

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EvoSid

909 posts

27 months

Friday 26th February
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MeisterH said:
I'm not going to keep repeating myself as its boring... My TTS was 1 of three cars in First batch, I was given the nod I was getting one by my CP February before release, obviously NO Config was able to be done until it went live on OPC system and their allocations dropped into their system..


BTW-- My car was Stuck at the port JUST like the other in the first batch..
Sorry but why is having a first batch so important? And do people really care?
I tend to avoid the first batch of anything as it usually has faults that get ironed out quite quickly
But i guess it means a lot to you so I guess that is all that matters

TDT

2,816 posts

83 months

Friday 26th February
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Bragging rights and premiums

seawise

1,825 posts

170 months

Friday 26th February
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smoores said:
I keep hearing from various people that they think production will be significantly upped for this generation but all I get is evidence to the contrary. Has anyone had this actually confirmed or from a half decent source? Personally I'd be happy if they made them like carreras and they depreciated accordingly.
i would imagine this is all by design, keep you guessing and interested - if it's anything like Ferrari with the Pista vs standard 488 GTB or Porsche like the previous 991 GT3/RS and GT4 they'll make more 992 GT3/RS's than they make standard 992 Carreras....smoke and mirrors my friend. one thing is clear though, Porsche won't be disclosing externally how many they plan to make, except '1 less than demand supports' etc.

Taffy66

4,410 posts

66 months

Friday 26th February
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seawise said:
i would imagine this is all by design, keep you guessing and interested - if it's anything like Ferrari with the Pista vs standard 488 GTB or Porsche like the previous 991 GT3/RS and GT4 they'll make more 992 GT3/RS's than they make standard 992 Carreras....smoke and mirrors my friend. one thing is clear though, Porsche won't be disclosing externally how many they plan to make, except '1 less than demand supports' etc.
Corporate greed is an unfortunate side effect when a company is publicly listed. Watch out when VAG floats Porsche.! Ferrari only got greedy with mass producing 'specials' when it went public in Oct 20th 2015.

EvoSid

909 posts

27 months

Friday 26th February
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Taffy66 said:
Corporate greed is an unfortunate side effect when a company is publicly listed. Watch out when VAG floats Porsche.! Ferrari only got greedy with mass producing 'specials' when it went public in Oct 20th 2015.
I guess that is true and inevitable as shareholders will demand a return on investment. Look at Ferrari values and models, all over the place and not really a waiting list any more now as so many models coming out bang bang


Edited by EvoSid on Friday 26th February 20:59

pumper1

63 posts

121 months

Friday 26th February
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Has anyone had experience with the Tyre's mentioned in some of the reports on the 992 GT3 being the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R's
I have run the normal Cup 2's but not the R's.Any comments appreciated.

Second point has the new Porsche Design Chronograph 911GT3 watch got a "second" hand market value ??

Mad Scientist

472 posts

43 months

Friday 26th February
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pumper1 said:
Has anyone had experience with the Tyre's mentioned in some of the reports on the 992 GT3 being the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R's
I have run the normal Cup 2's but not the R's.Any comments appreciated.

Second point has the new Porsche Design Chronograph 911GT3 watch got a "second" hand market value ??
All the talk is about the R tyre being an option, but they aren’t on the configurator.

Watch value used looks like it should be about £50

av185

13,141 posts

91 months

Friday 26th February
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Mad Scientist said:
Watch value used looks like it should be about £50
Haha tops.

ChrisW.

3,949 posts

219 months

Friday 26th February
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Taffy66 said:
I hope i haven't broken any rules by mentioning it. I try and not take forums too seriously and more importantly never judge a person based purely on his/her posts. I never took offence at his posts although others seemed to take them far too seriously !.
I found him very entertaining and behind that there was a lot of very good info. This place will be very boring from now on as we all need a good laugh in these awful lonely times.
I really enjoyed his posts.
I am now retired but when active had a person who worked for me who was exactly the same and he did irritate the others ...
But as I said, you ignore **** at your peril. And this was certainly true.
IMHO he should be invited back.
I know I sometimes ruffle conventional wisdom ... but I also know how to take a break !!
If he doesn't return, I will be very surprised if we don't all miss him, in the end.

I am often surprised at how upset some people get when popular wisdom appears to be contradicted,.

Yellow491

2,116 posts

83 months

Friday 26th February
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Boyohhboy said:
throt said:
The 4.2 was talked about a good 8 month back
There won't be a 4.2 in either the 992.1 or 992.2 at all, makes absolutely no sense. 992 gt3 as is, is getting capped at 510hp. Engine has the ability to make much more as it stands.
Gt3 rs will have 2 ram air inductions, with itb, bigger injectors (and more pressure as they have now) and a slight increase on the diameter of anything induction they will make 540-550 quite easily even with particulate filters.
These itb engines after warranty with a bit of fettling will touch 600hp no problem without getting too wild on the tuning side.
The latest wp /rs has been rollered at 440bhp already i believe.

av185

13,141 posts

91 months

Friday 26th February
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ChrisW. said:
Taffy66 said:
I hope i haven't broken any rules by mentioning it. I try and not take forums too seriously and more importantly never judge a person based purely on his/her posts. I never took offence at his posts although others seemed to take them far too seriously !.
I found him very entertaining and behind that there was a lot of very good info. This place will be very boring from now on as we all need a good laugh in these awful lonely times.
I really enjoyed his posts.
I am now retired but when active had a person who worked for me who was exactly the same and he did irritate the others ...
But as I said, you ignore **** at your peril. And this was certainly true.
IMHO he should be invited back.
I know I sometimes ruffle conventional wisdom ... but I also know how to take a break !!
If he doesn't return, I will be very surprised if we don't all miss him, in the end.

I am often surprised at how upset some people get when popular wisdom appears to be contradicted,.
Agree.

I 'stuck up' and supported for him on several occasions when he had the piss taken by some but he appeared largely oblivious.

His overall knowledge was clearly quite profound but he was blissfully unaware of others opinions often being as valid as his own but were invariably dismissed which often caused outrage by other perhaps rather too serious posters.

I crossed him a few times on the Spyder threads but we never really fell out as many of the posts were tongue in cheek and his wild and inane ramblings were full of interesting nuggets of information if you analysed them.

His 'heal and tow' hehe retorts always amused me although bizarrely these were clearly unintentional.

He certainly livened up the forums and apart from a few posters I tend to think most of us will miss him in one way or another.

TDT

2,816 posts

83 months

Friday 26th February
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Yellow491 said:
The latest wp /rs has been rollered at 440bhp already i believe.
What's this?

Found it .... https://youtu.be/1MQUUACAyKY



Edited by TDT on Friday 26th February 22:02

Melvynr

721 posts

15 months

Friday 26th February
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pumper1 said:
Has anyone had experience with the Tyre's mentioned in some of the reports on the 992 GT3 being the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R's
I have run the normal Cup 2's but not the R's.Any comments appreciated.

Second point has the new Porsche Design Chronograph 911GT3 watch got a "second" hand market value ??
Would like to know about the tyres as well, don't think you can get them in a 305, but wonder if you can in a 315/30/20 inch, would be tempted to put them on as rims would take them no probs.

Purple Man

Original Poster:

119 posts

37 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Watching the lap time comparison video's on line, it all looks like high speed corners and long straights.
I can not see the 992GT3 going any faster than the standard 991.2GT3 around Anglesey when Evo magazine or someone like them get their hands on the new car.
The slower straight-line speed will negate any difference that the increase corner stability brings to the track.
Plus, it is not a good looking car, that plastic front scope needs a quick upgrade.

Edited by Purple Man on Tuesday 2nd March 15:10

throt

2,512 posts

134 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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And why no carbon options from P Exclusive?

Carbon at the front, then PPF it, sorted.

P have missed an obvious trick here, all my black bits would have had it.

Dr S

4,696 posts

190 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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throt said:
And why no carbon options from P Exclusive?

Carbon at the front, then PPF it, sorted.

P have missed an obvious trick here, all my black bits would have had it.
Only option now is getting the car black to hide the plasticky bits...

Mad Scientist

472 posts

43 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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I think it’s a grower personally


Gitana991

123 posts

24 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Dr S said:
Only option now is getting the car black to hide the plasticky bits...
Taste is personal and I respect that. But I am almost as much slightly disappointing by the plastics on the GT3 RS (especially when the 2RS have them carbon covered), which is a car I just adore, than I am about the plastic mouth of the GT3. But I persist in thinking GT cars are about the driver feel and on track performance initially. The plastic front is designed with a strong dynamic purpose (which I like) and plastic probably makes it more affordable to change (stones, scraping).

If we want more classic aesthetics in the range and the engine, then the Touring might be the option as it seems AP suggested on IG that he heard those who wanted a painted front diffuser.

I am not that fan of the front end but I am sure I could easily get used to it. Like I didn’t like the 996 front lights (gen 1 or 2) but... it didn’t make the drives less enjoyable!

We need reviews! We need first owners feedback! We need to see cars in the flesh!

JulierPass

618 posts

194 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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av185 said:
Given the basically same engine with only minimal 10bhp power increase slightly more weight and inferior straight line performance of the 992 over 991.2 up to 125mph and without being cynical many existing owners could well be viewing the 992 GT3 RS with its bigger engine and likely c525bhp as the only worthwhile next realistic proper GT3 worth considering.

Interesting that the 469bhp of the 991.1 increased a worthy 24bhp in the 991.2 together with other major improvements too.

992 GT3 will no doubt be a decent package but is it great enough especially having regards to the marmite looks and price hike with possibly still more increases ££ to come.

Edited by av185 on Thursday 25th February 20:40
Don’t under estimate the newer engine. I currently have both 991.2 gt3 manual cs and speedster. The speedster is circa 50kg’s heavier. The speedster has noticeably more pull at the top end of the Rev range. I think it’s fair to say the 992 will be lighter than a speedster so the difference the new engine makes will be noticeable.

MeisterH

585 posts

65 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Mad Scientist said:
I think it’s a grower personally

Agree.