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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Apparently it's still only a two seater. Arse.


Didn't they confirm no rear seats? I was getting excited...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Apparently it's still only a two seater. Arse.


Didn't they confirm no rear seats? I was getting excited...


Definitely no rear seats on the Configurator. Sad

Not sure that I really like the Touring Pack, but even if I did, would need to have one of the GT3 build slots. From what I can make out, Belfast OPC may have 12-15 slots in 2017/18, so at 46th on the list I have no chance. what
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I'd rather like one as a daily drive, but as has already been mentioned, if you
don't already have a build slot for the GT3, you can't spec it and therefore
you can't have one !. Rolling Eyes
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Fantastic looking car, guards red with grey wheels please Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nick w wrote:
I'd rather like one as a daily drive, but as has already been mentioned, if you
don't already have a build slot for the GT3, you can't spec it and therefore
you can't have one !. Rolling Eyes


It depends on whether you believe the 'Porsche GB spokesman' quoted in this weeks AutoCar magazine.

"Buyers just need to get a regular slot on the production line. It's not a limited run car".

Porsche themselves had already said ..... "The model is not limited in production numbers and unlike other GT models such as the 911R there is no allocation to sell out."

Get your name down Nick. Wink thumbsup
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nick w wrote:
I'd rather like one as a daily drive, but as has already been mentioned, if you
don't already have a build slot for the GT3, you can't spec it and therefore
you can't have one !. Rolling Eyes


It depends on whether you believe the 'Porsche GB spokesman' quoted in this weeks AutoCar magazine.

"Buyers just need to get a regular slot on the production line. it's not a limited run car".

Porsche themselves had already said ..... "The model is not limited in production numbers and unlike other GT models such as the 911R there is no allocation to sell out."

Get your name down Nick. Wink thumbsup


My name is already down !....and 'it's not my turn' !. Having lost out on
getting the 2RS, the car I'm next waiting for will be the GT4 RS with a 4L
flat six lump, lower gearing, multi link rear suspension. That will be an
absolute belter....realistically though, this will be a late 2018/2019 car.
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My name is already down !....and 'it's not my turn' !.



This will be a real test for Porsche's claims.

If it's genuinely an unlimited production run car then anybody should be able to order one and not wait any longer for it than they would a Boxster/Cayman/Carrera. They're all 'built to order' on the same production line.

I suspect that the 'get out' from Porsche will be that the 991.2 will be superseded by the 992 (?) and that all build slots for 991.2 based cars will be taken before everyone wanting a GT3T can be made.

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My name is already down !....and 'it's not my turn' !.



This will be a real test for Porsche's claims.

If it's genuinely an unlimited production run car then anybody should be able to order one and not wait any longer for it than they would a Boxster/Cayman/Carrera. They're all 'built to order' on the same production line.

I suspect that the 'get out' from Porsche will be that the 991.2 will be superseded by the 992 (?) and that all build slots for 991.2 based cars will be taken before everyone wanting a GT3T can be made.

A definite Pop Corn


It's not an 'unlimited production run', and it's not a separate model. Autocar
were bang out of order making claims that you could get one. This 'model'
as everyone can see if they check the configurator, does not exist, it's simply
not there. It's an option on the GT3 configurator and if you don't have a slot
for one of those, you can't have one !.
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It's not an 'unlimited production run', and it's not a separate model. Autocar
were bang out of order making claims that you could get one. This 'model'
as everyone can see if they check the configurator, does not exist, it's simply not there. It's an option on the GT3 configurator and if you don't have a slot for one of those, you can't have one !.



I wonder if this is a classic case of something getting lost in translation.

The official website announced that a 'Touring Package' was being released which would support the apparent fact that it's just an option that an unlimited number of existing GT3 slot holders can select.

https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/products/porsche-iaa-2017-911-gt3-touring-package-world-premiere-manual-transmission-rear-spoiler-14133.html

That said, I can fully understand why the world of motoring journalists could interpret the release as the announcement of a whole new model.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That said, I can fully understand why the world of motoring journalists could interpret the release as the announcement of a whole new model.


I on the other hand can't. It is their job to know, understand and report accurately on this stuff. If they get it wrong then as a point of definition they are not doing their job and should really be reporting on cats stuck in trees for their local paper. It isn't as if the information is obscure and couldn't be gleaned from an hour a day of internet forum lurking after all... Dont know
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Disco wrote:
T8 wrote:
That said, I can fully understand why the world of motoring journalists could interpret the release as the announcement of a whole new model.


I on the other hand can't. It is their job to know, understand and report accurately on this stuff. If they get it wrong then as a point of definition they are not doing their job and should really be reporting on cats stuck in trees for their local paper. It isn't as if the information is obscure and couldn't be gleaned from an hour a day of internet forum lurking after all... Dont know


+1....I spoke to my sales contact at OPC Tonbridge, and he confirmed to me
that they'd been inundated with calls about the car..in two words 'fake news'.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks very sexy indeed. Looking forward to seeing the roadtests with CH etc. I must admit though I'm not completely 100% on the lack of rear wing. It somehow looks slightly odd. Surely they should at least have given it a ducky
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.... Hold on, so this car is made for road but it's not available with PDK for those that want it
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.... what's the point of this car...
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I still want one though. Probably because I know I can't have it
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....I spoke to my sales contact at OPC Tonbridge, and he confirmed to me
that they'd been inundated with calls about the car..in two words 'fake news'.



Quite honestly they deserve it and should be blaming Porsche AG themselves. You have to admit that the official press release was ambiguous to say the least.

I wonder how many more people, after receiving their copy of 'Porsche Post' this week and reading the full page article on it, will be tempted by the final sentence which says "The 911GT3 with the Touring Package costs - like the 911 GT3 - £111,802 RRP including VAT".

If cars like this aren't available to the majority of people that would like to buy one surely Porsche AG or Porsche GB should make it clear from the outset.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If cars like this aren't available to the majority of people that would like to buy one surely Porsche AG or Porsche GB should make it clear from the outset.


Actually: they do if you look on the configurator.

The index says Limited Availability and if you click to flesh out a spec anyway you also get a popup which reads "Thank you for your interest in the new 911 GT3. Please note that this model has limited availability. You are welcome to continue to use the Porsche Configurator, and for more information please contact your local Centre." They have been doing this since the GT4 too, so it isn't a new thing.

Ergo it really isn't acceptable for "journalists" to plead ignorance that it most assuredly is not a model available to people who are not preferred customers of the marque.
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