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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: 997.1/.2 :: List of (professional) reviews Reply with quote

Hi folks,

I've assembled a list of professional reviews (magazines, etc.) of various 997.1 and 997.2 models.

If the tests included their own independent performance tests (not just repeating the official numbers from Porsche), I added them to the attached tables.

I'm sure I've missed some reviews. So if you know of any professional reviews that should be added, please share (including the link), and I'll update this post accordingly.

Last updated: September 18, 2017 (BST)


997.1 Carrera Coupe

997.1 Carrera and Carrera S Coupe (combined)

997.1 Carrera S Coupe

997.1 Carrera 4/4S Coupe

997.1 Targa/Cabriolet Models

997.1 Turbo Coupe

997.1 GT3 Models

997.1 GT2 Coupe

997.2 Carrera Coupe

997.2 Carrera S Coupe

997.2 Carrera 4/4S Coupe

997.2 Carrera GTS Coupe

997.2 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe

997.2 Cabriolet Models

997.2 Targa Models

997.2 Sport Classic

997.2 Turbo Coupe Models

997.2 Turbo Cabriolet Models

997.2 GT3 Models

997.2 GT2 RS Models

997.2 Other

Karl.

PS: Specifications (e.g. curb weight, power, etc.) listed in the attached tables were copied from each article as-is, whether they're actually correct in the article or not...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone's had some spare time on their hands! Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duplicate post (please ignore)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing effort Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brill Thumb
The mods will have a heart attack with all those links to other sites Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on a fantastic "Work of Art" - many thanks.. Thumb

This deserves to be a 'sticky' on the 997 thread...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man that must have taken some time!! Good effort 👍
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This deserves to be a 'sticky' on the 997 thread...


Agree thumbsup
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing effort! worship
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing effort there Karl. This wil give me excellent material to fall back on when I am wasting away the hours. Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

askgeez wrote:


This deserves to be a 'sticky' on the 997 thread...

Agree thumbsup


Me too ....... So it now is. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone, more a labour of love. Now where did I put my anorak?

Speaking of which...

If anyone has any saved reviews they would recommend that's not captured in the list above, please share here on this thread and I'll update the top post.

The only thing I ask is that it be a 'professional' review, i.e. by someone or some-organization that does reviews on a regular basis.

On the flip side, if you come across a dead-link in the list above, please flag that as well. I've seen articles disappear over the years (Autocar and Road & Track were particularly egregious in this regard). So if one isn't working anymore, please let us know.

Thanks.

Karl.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So while this thread is about independent test results, here's a few official Porsche acceleration numbers for the .1 and .2 Coupes, and the sources I pulled from...

Karl.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Effort , that's great night time reading .... retreat to peace and quiet is needed ....!!

Well done .......
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added the following to the top post...


997.1 GT3

  • The Smoking Tire - Mildly modified GT3 Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • January 2017


997.1 GT3 RS

  • Speed Channel (SuperCars Exposed) - Trio of SharkWerks modified GT3 RS Coupes - YouTube
    • Tanner Foust reviews and drives 3x modified GT3 RS Coupes by Alex Ross of SharkWerks
    • Pretty banal review with phone-it-home commentary, 'rock' background music, etc. - but hey...
    • Was probably broadcast sometime during 2008


997.1 Turbo Coupe

  • Fifth Gear - Jason Plato reviews the Turbo Coupe (6MT)
    • 2x unofficial versions posted to YT:

    • Unknown broadcast date

  • The Smoking Tire - Mostly stock Turbo Coupe (6MT) - YouTube

  • The Smoking Tire - Modified Turbo Coupe (Tiptronic) by Koncept Motorwurks - YouTube
    • 760 HP at the wheels...
    • January 2017

  • Doug DeMuro - Reviews a used 2007 Turbo Coupe (Tiptronic) - YouTube
    • This car was on sale with 79K miles, and an asking price of under $51K
    • July 2017


997.1 GT2

  • Fifth Gear - GT2 Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • Jason Plato reviews
    • Unknown broadcast date

  • Jay Leno's Garage - GT2 Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • Video was published in February 2013
    • But presumably the review occured back in 2008

  • The Hooniverse - 775 hp modified GT2 Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • Jason Connor's NSFW (language) review of a SharkWerks modified GT2 Coupe
    • September 2016


997.2 C2

  • Fifth Gear - C2 Coupe (6MT) vs. Lotus Evora S (6MT) - YouTube
    • While the video title on YT says C2S, but it's actually a base Carrera being reviewed
    • S19E5 (May 2011)


997.2 C2S

  • JayEmm on Cars - C2S Coupe (PDK) - YouTube
    • Of note the reviewer felt the PDK was a bit lethargic, though the car had the Sports Chrono package
    • July 2017


997.2 GTS

  • Automobile Magazine - 24hr living with GTS Coupe (PDK) - YouTube
    • Various staffers use the car for day-to-day errands...
    • July 2011

  • Drive.com.au - GTS Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • March 2012


997.2 GT3

  • The Smoking Tire - GT3 Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • October 2016


997.2 GT2 RS

  • Fifth Gear - GT2 RS Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • Jason Plato reviews, and gives his thoughts of it against the Ferrari 458 Italia
    • S18E7 (November 2010)

  • MOTOR1 - GT2 RS (6MT) - YouTube
    • December 2010




Karl.
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