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Skyman
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:17 pm    Post subject: Carrera 3.2 Supersport Reply with quote

Would any kind person with the knowledge please be helpful enough to advise on the pros and cons of the SS vs a standard 3.2 of circa 1987/88? I am aware of the obvious i.e. the turbo body, brakes and suspension, but in the real world of driving and ownership, are these cars worth the premium over a standard model? Any input much appreciated.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The supersport is a very sought after car not many left now , there is hardly any difference in the power although the SSE is a little heavier so its a bit slower on take off, but with the SSE its the look of that wide body , more stopping power and handling that make them a great car , we all love the 911 turbo , same look less agro

So for me I love them , I am sure there are people that don't , but everybody is different

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Supersport Mike wrote:
The supersport is a very sought after car not many left now , there is hardly any difference in the power although the SSE is a little heavier so its a bit slower on take off, but with the SSE its the look of that wide body , more stopping power and handling that make them a great car , we all love the 911 turbo , same look less agro

So for me I love them , I am sure there are people that don't , but everybody is different

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is it the equivalent of the 996C4S then?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They certainly look the part. I have a viewing of an SS on Thursday, and with a standard car to see tomorrow, the chance to compare one against the other should be fun.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mazza wrote:
So is it the equivalent of the 996C4S then?


Chalk and Cheese my friend completely different cars , ones got water in for a start Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skyman wrote:
They certainly look the part. I have a viewing of an SS on Thursday, and with a standard car to see tomorrow, the chance to compare one against the other should be fun.


Don't forget to look for the dreaded rot , in all those nasty places ,

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes check kidney bowl area, headlights inside the wing front and rear.

Always a good place to start.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mazza wrote:
So is it the equivalent of the 996C4S then?


Yes the 911 Supersport is the wide bodied (non-turbo) version of the 3.2 Carrera. So similar relationship a 996 C4S has to a 996 C2.

Obviously the 9111 Supersport is world's apart to drive compared to a 996 C4S.
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