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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:35 pm    Post subject: Porsche unveils 991.2 GT3 Touring Package as 'purist's' 911 Reply with quote

A sense of irony when the maker of the world's purist sports car has to make a purist sports car for the purist sports car market...

Story Updated post 8pm news Embargo.

When Porsche releases a new GT3 model there’s an expectation that it will be more hardcore, more focused and faster; the regular GT3 is followed by the GT3 RS, and so on. But Porsche has bucked the trend at this year’s Frankfurt motor show and unveiled the 911 GT3 Touring; a sleek and more elegant version of the 991.2 GT3 that first made its appearance earlier this year in Geneva. The new car will cost £111,802, the same as a GT3.



The most significant distinction between the GT3 Touring and the regular car is its lack of fixed rear wing. Instead, like the 911R from last year and conventional Carrera models, the Touring has a hidden spoiler that can rise and lower automatically. It’s not the exact same item found on lesser 911s, the new version has a gurney flap on its trailing edge to increase its aerodynamic efficiency. Atop the decklid is a plaque that reads GT3 Touring along with a new mesh grille, too.



Like the 911R, the Touring borrows the wider bodywork, rear bumper and 20-inch forged wheels from its contemporary GT3. Mechanically, the Touring is identical to the GT3 and is powered by the same naturally aspirated 4-litre flat-six that puts out 493bhp and 347lb ft of torque. Importantly, it still revs to 9000rpm. However, the Touring is only available with a six-speed manual gearbox – the seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission is left for the track-ready GT3.



Without the aid of super-fast automatic gear changes, the Touring accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 3.9sec; the exact same time as the manual GT3. But, despite not having a big rear wing to create drag, the Touring can’t match the standard manual GT3’s top speed of 198mph. Instead it tops out at 196mph.





Source, Evo Magazine www.evo.co.uk

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: 991.2 GT3 Touring Pack Reply with quote

For those of you who missed out on the 911R, the next best thing
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-frankfurt-motor-show/purist-focused-porsche-911-gt3-touring-pack-images-leak
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A GT3 with added rear seats and no massive spoiler? Love it. It's the only car I'd swap my car for. If i could get an allocation...
and scrape the money together Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently it's not a limited edition one, so presumably any old Tom Dick or Harry could get on the waiting list.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome car, no doubt. It just seems odd though, a GT3 without an aerokit.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently it's still only a two seater. Arse.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting cross-over in many respects - somewhere between a 911R and a GT3. But not sure what gap in the market that this car actually satisfies.

Personally, for the same money (if my dealer would sell me one!!!!) I would have the standard GT3 because it is so iconic. So it will be interesting to see who buys a GT3 TP. Question
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely 911R residuals will fall!

If it's not limited then I'm sure it will be popular. Can't imagine it will be unlimited in numbers though.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GTS it is then Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a fan.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
I'm a fan.


not until you see the 'touring luggage' range
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

now I do like that a lot and that colour is sublime.

nice touch with more subtle lines and the manual box. sweet

raid the parts bin and makes even more money!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if only this had 4 seats!!! then would consider selling the house & the mrs to be able to afford one Confused

as it stands...what's the point? although it is confirmed on 'the other forum' as just an option so suppose it's more stealth than the standard brash GT3, if that's your thing and you want THAT engine
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Looks like a 911 crossed with a Lambo front and Sally Carrera:






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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tom_nieto wrote:
Apparently it's not a limited edition one, so presumably any old Tom Dick or Harry could get on the waiting list.


This isn't a new model line and won't be available to "riff raff" Sad

It's an option for the GT3, therefore only available to people with a GT3 slot with builds for next year!

I suspected it wouldn't be that easy.

I do wonder who would compromise on the GT3 goodness for a watered down version?

IMO the tourer would have been better with a new RS lump in it??

As it stands, it just needs a tow hook and caravan to match.
 
  
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jotaking wrote:
As it stands, it just needs a tow hook and caravan to match.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks great, i assume no back seats..?


Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it, but all that it actually is amounts to a no-cost option to delete the rear spoiler on a non-Clubsport manual 991.2 GT3. [People paying attention will also be aware that deleting the rear wing for a standard GTS rear deck was something that has been done aftermarket to the 991.1 GT3 by owners in the past, so this is far from a revolution].

The market of it is consequently pretty big as frankly quite a lot of GT3 buyers have no real interest in the track. So frankly, it is just a fairly sensible option for the GT3 for those who are able to secure build slots.
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jotaking wrote:
As it stands, it just needs a tow hook and caravan to match.


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