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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:47 pm    Post subject: Considering gt3 991.2 Reply with quote

Hello
I am considering switching my 991.1 4s with the new gt3 (build slot seems possible here). What shall I expect in terms of differences with my current ride? I am minded about the ride quality and if it might be too hard. Any insights and or opinions are welcome.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strongly suggest you test drive a 991.1 GT3 if you ask someone nicely. From what I read, they are substantially firmer than a 4S.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with Maxie

Try one first, if you don't like it....call me to discuss your slot!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its hard, nay impossible to find a gt3 here where i live (egypt). the market has few 911 s and no gt3 s. Hence me trying to find out this way. Trying to gauge if the firmness would be a show stopper. It will be a weekend car and not an everyday one in all cases.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with Maxie

Try one first, if you don't like it....call me to discuss your slot!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Considering gt3 991.2 Reply with quote

Hmetwally wrote:
Hello
I am considering switching my 991.1 4s with the new gt3 (build slot seems possible here). What shall I expect in terms of differences with my current ride? I am minded about the ride quality and if it might be too hard. Any insights and or opinions are welcome.
Thanks Smile


If you're only still thinking about it, then I suspect you're too late to get one

A simple way to look at it, Sport mode on a Carrera is the Normal setting on a GT3
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP. Not sure road testing the 991.1 GT3 will help you much because I've read in a few of the reviews that the 991.2 GT3 has more road biased i.e. softer suspension than the older car. Apparently they've learnt from the R and know that a lot of people use them as road cars. Press are supposed to be doing road tests end of next month so I would suggest waiting for that and obviously if you do get a car unless you get a very early allocation you'll get the invitation to PEC.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP is in Egypt, who knows what the allocation system is like there..

If Porche have got anywhere near the PASM definition into the new 991.2 that the aftermarket DSC module does then if its softer on road settings than previous generations then thats a good thing. Todays technologies do mean you can have your cake and eat it here. Certainly in the context of a "road" car.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Senoj wrote:
OP is in Egypt, who knows what the allocation system is like there..



Some kind of pyramid scheme? Dont know



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

askgeez wrote:
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OP is in Egypt, who knows what the allocation system is like there..



Some kind of pyramid scheme? Dont know



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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OP is in Egypt, who knows what the allocation system is like there..

Excellent point. In the Arab states, it would appear obtaining a GT car there is easier than obtaining one in the Europe. At least this was my experience living in Arabia; I went to my local OPC in Riyadh to look at a 991.1 GT3 and was invited to put my name down for an RS instead. (Costs wouldn't allow me at the time; furthermore, I'm not really an RS/ track-god guy though such a car is an amazing machine nevertheless).

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's much easier in the US too although some of the dealers seem to want a "premium to MSRP" if you read threads on Rennlist. Imagine if OPC's were allowed to do that here!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheib wrote:
OP. Not sure road testing the 991.1 GT3 will help you much because I've read in a few of the reviews that the 991.2 GT3 has more road biased i.e. softer suspension than the older car. Apparently they've learnt from the R and know that a lot of people use them as road cars.


The suspension is indeed softer on the .2 GT3
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maxie wrote:
Senoj wrote:
OP is in Egypt, who knows what the allocation system is like there..

Excellent point. In the Arab states, it would appear obtaining a GT car there is easier than obtaining one in the Europe. At least this was my experience living in Arabia; I went to my local OPC in Riyadh to look at a 991.1 GT3 and was invited to put my name down for an RS instead. (Costs wouldn't allow me at the time; furthermore, I'm not really an RS/ track-god guy though such a car is an amazing machine nevertheless).

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Very true. I've just ordered a 991.2 GT3 in Jeddah will relatively no faff.
 
  
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