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Old 04-27-2013, 04:01 PM   #16
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I have been talking to the dealer I have bought my Porsches before in order to buy a GT3.

Well after going back and forth all day it seems like nobody know much as far as delivery dates. According to them they spoke with their Porsche representative to find out more specifics and the answer was that I would get one sometime next year. Maybe january maybe december maybe june who knows........Very disappointing to say the least.

Strategy, production uncertainties, holding the market to charge more....again who knows.

I guess my business is different because if a client wants to give me money in advance first of all I would not turn the money away and second I would probably try my best to come up with a delivery date for the product, but thats just me and I am nobody so maybe I should contemplate Porsche's way and try it with my next client........NOT!!!!!!

any of you guys know something different please enlighten me...

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We don't have delivery dates because we don't yet have allocation. We might have allocation as early as next month but I'd anticipate within 1-2 months with first deliveries appearing around November.

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Old 04-27-2013, 05:34 PM   #17
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Is it true that 918 buyers have priority on GT3 allocations regardless if they are on the dealer list or not? Or is this a dealer decision?
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:49 PM   #18
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Is it true that 918 buyers have priority on GT3 allocations regardless if they are on the dealer list or not? Or is this a dealer decision?
Dealer said the 918 buyers have the preference.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:19 PM   #19
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So the general cenus is that USA will see the new 991 GT3 in November as a 2014 model?

Come christmas through easter i assume more and more 991 GT3s will be landing on U.S soil thus finding their way to D.E/track days well into this time next year.

will be interesting sharing the track with these new creatures while in my ol' 997 for 2014!

Perhaps by 2015 we will all know wheather or not the 991 GT3 is a legend or fairy tale.

With less weight, bigger brakes, more power and faster shifting i cant see it being a dud. Especially if tranny and LSD hold up to abuse.
I wonder what the replacement cost of the new engine will be?
(The issue now with older GT3 models is the cost of replacement engines which is seeing them retire from the track in fear of losing engine).
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Is it true that 918 buyers have priority on GT3 allocations regardless if they are on the dealer list or not? Or is this a dealer decision?
Not JUST GT3's anything else you could imagine. 918 buyers have access to special edition cars (outside of usual dealer allocation) so long as they own the 918 and they order the new car from the dealership that sold it to them. It's a really cool program for those that want an inside track to special Porsche models. Of course the price of admission is an $845,000+++ 918 but that car's pretty damn cool in its own right.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:15 PM   #21
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So the general cenus is that USA will see the new 991 GT3 in November as a 2014 model?

Come christmas through easter i assume more and more 991 GT3s will be landing on U.S soil thus finding their way to D.E/track days well into this time next year.

will be interesting sharing the track with these new creatures while in my ol' 997 for 2014!

Perhaps by 2015 we will all know wheather or not the 991 GT3 is a legend or fairy tale.

With less weight, bigger brakes, more power and faster shifting i cant see it being a dud. Especially if tranny and LSD hold up to abuse.
I wonder what the replacement cost of the new engine will be?
(The issue now with older GT3 models is the cost of replacement engines which is seeing them retire from the track in fear of losing engine).
It won't be a dud, I can assure you of that. When I get my first test drive in one I'll be sure to attach a few cameras and tell you exactly WHY it's not a dud. I can't wait to see this car!
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As of Oct of last year they had sold about 400 of i think around 1200 918 production.
The goal is to produce 918.
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I don't understand Porsche marketing. They announce the 991TT today and begin to take orders for delivery later this year. Apparently dealers have received allocations.

Yet the GT3 was announce almost three months ago and dealers have not been given any information as when they get their allocations, take orders or approximate delivery dates. Why is this? Is it because parts for the GT3 will not be available until later this year?
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:30 PM   #24
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I hope the 991TT will steal some of the GT3's potential buyers. Better chance of me getting it on the first delivery and also reduce the amount fo GT3's on the road. .
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The 991TT IMHO makes the 991 GT3 look even better again now. I found it a bit disappointing. It doesn't even look sexy and the "new tech" was pretty underwhelming. Ass is too fat and they spoilt the rear fender line. Looks like its SUV height at the rear. No triple turbo or tricks. 0-100 is only 2 tenths of the new GT3 and Ring time I doubt will quite match GT3 (although the 991TTS will likely be 1-2s faster around the Ring - youd hope for the extra 100 bhp!). Personally I think its another FAIL for Porsche. I understand the controversy around the 991 GT3 and haven't entirely disagreed with some naysayers views but the 991TT make sthe 991 GT3 look like the enthusiasts choice all over again IMHO...
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The 991TT IMHO makes the 991 GT3 look even better again now. I found it a bit disappointing. It doesn't even look sexy and the "new tech" was pretty underwhelming. Ass is too fat and they spoilt the rear fender line. Looks like its SUV height at the rear. No triple turbo or tricks. 0-100 is only 2 tenths of the new GT3 and Ring time I doubt will quite match GT3 (although the 991TTS will likely be 1-2s faster around the Ring - youd hope for the extra 100 bhp!). Personally I think its another FAIL for Porsche. I understand the controversy around the 991 GT3 and haven't entirely disagreed with some naysayers views but the 991TT make sthe 991 GT3 look like the enthusiasts choice all over again IMHO...
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In my opinion, the GT3 clearly offers the best 991 value and will also have the best resale value.
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We just checked the German planning system at my dealer. My GT3 will be coming off the production line in week 28 (mid June) and is expected to arrive at my dealer in week 35 (end of August). So I should be able to drive it within 3 months, if all goes well...

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The 991TT IMHO makes the 991 GT3 look even better again now. I found it a bit disappointing. It doesn't even look sexy and the "new tech" was pretty underwhelming. Ass is too fat and they spoilt the rear fender line. Looks like its SUV height at the rear. No triple turbo or tricks. 0-100 is only 2 tenths of the new GT3 and Ring time I doubt will quite match GT3 (although the 991TTS will likely be 1-2s faster around the Ring - youd hope for the extra 100 bhp!). Personally I think its another FAIL for Porsche. I understand the controversy around the 991 GT3 and haven't entirely disagreed with some naysayers views but the 991TT make sthe 991 GT3 look like the enthusiasts choice all over again IMHO...
Porsche is notorious at underrating the 0-60 performance of the Turbo's.

Both Turbo's will likely be faster than the 997 Turbo S which was tested many times well into the 2 second range. And from there will walk away like no one's business. They are going to blow the doors off of the GT3 in a straight line.

Not only that, but the Turbo's are not going to come equipped with R-comp level tires, so Nurburgring times cannot be compared equally. The Turbo on paper is significantly faster in every way at this point. Even using Porsche's prognostications.

Both car are disappointing IMO. The GT3 at least looks good, but the Turbo is more in line with it's natural progression with gadgets, it's just ugly.
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The 991TT IMHO makes the 991 GT3 look even better again now. I found it a bit disappointing. It doesn't even look sexy and the "new tech" was pretty underwhelming. Ass is too fat and they spoilt the rear fender line. Looks like its SUV height at the rear. No triple turbo or tricks. 0-100 is only 2 tenths of the new GT3 and Ring time I doubt will quite match GT3 (although the 991TTS will likely be 1-2s faster around the Ring - youd hope for the extra 100 bhp!). Personally I think its another FAIL for Porsche. I understand the controversy around the 991 GT3 and haven't entirely disagreed with some naysayers views but the 991TT make sthe 991 GT3 look like the enthusiasts choice all over again IMHO...
It's hard to understand why they didn't make the Turbo more powerful when it would be so easy for them to have done. The 997 Turbo was in line with the GTR of its time at something like 475 hp. Now the 2014 GTR is rumoured to be something like 600 hp. The base Turbo should have gotten the Turbo S 560 hp treatment IMO and the Turbo S more than 600 hp.
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