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Oldmxnut 12-11-2017 09:30 AM

The OFFICIAL GT3 Touring owners pictures thread..
 
The wing envy free zone... Seems to be an "official" one for everyone else :).. So post here as they start arriving this month in Europe.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...c937e47fc2.jpg

1Gunner 12-11-2017 09:33 AM

Great idea! Subscribed! :corn:

fxz 12-11-2017 09:35 AM

Is this thread really OFFICIAL?

Oldmxnut 12-11-2017 09:57 AM

Its officially official but not official until someone official confirms it official I imagine.. until then just waiting for the first touring owner to pop in. According to instagram which is true because its on the internet, the first one landed yesterday somewhere..https://www.instagram.com/emrah_bey/

Bardman 12-13-2017 06:31 AM

Subbed!

Oldmxnut 12-13-2017 08:40 AM

Some Instagram finds. Kudos to the owners...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...18766565a5.png
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...b51208558a.png

hf1 12-13-2017 08:53 AM

Great!

Lapis 12-13-2017 09:22 AM

Officially subscribed.

NS2 Media 12-13-2017 12:30 PM

Subscribed! We will have many photos to share, and are looking forward to seeing some pop up around the world!

usctrojanGT3 12-13-2017 12:37 PM

Give me a wing or give me death. haha Looking forward to seeing some PTS wingless GT3 pictures though.

Overdraft 12-13-2017 04:24 PM

That black car is special..

Provie 12-13-2017 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by usctrojanGT3 (Post 14667228)
Give me a wing or give me death. haha Looking forward to seeing some PTS wingless GT3 pictures though.

PTS touring cars will be decidedly scarce. I was told “don’t bother trying”... looks like I’m back in the ‘winged’ camp!😩😅

love2drive 12-13-2017 04:57 PM

Beauty
 

Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14666722)

Four of my last 5 cars were black with one being white.
I always tell myself the next will be blue but always chicken out. The black GT3T above looks So good! I'd probably get red pin stripes with non-PCCB which would make the red on red against black look soooo Sick!https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...c51c8dd746.jpg

My Goodness

Chris3963 12-13-2017 05:15 PM

Multiple Tourings and Carrera Ts https://www.autoevolution.com/news/2...62.html#agal_0

Benedict14 12-13-2017 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by Chris3963 (Post 14667844)

For anyone that hasn’t seen it - GT3 Touring in the wild. Monaco in Black, Graphite and Sapphire.


evilfij 12-13-2017 05:50 PM

PTS is available for pretty much anyone at this point which is awesome as we will see a lot of cool colors. They will probably cut it off at some point, but maybe not when they are getting $12,830 each.

smbryan 12-13-2017 05:51 PM

Looks stunning in black

Benedict14 12-13-2017 06:29 PM


Originally Posted by evilfij (Post 14667907)
PTS is available for pretty much anyone at this point which is awesome as we will see a lot of cool colors. They will probably cut it off at some point, but maybe not when they are getting $12,830 each.

I’d give a spare body part for a GT3 Touring in Slate Grey. With the silver touring package. It would look epic in that color. Shame about the games U.S. dealerships are playing with Porsches product. Ah well :)

evilfij 12-13-2017 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by Benedict14 (Post 14667984)


I’d give a spare body part for a GT3 Touring in Slate Grey. With the silver touring package. It would look epic in that color. Shame about the games U.S. dealerships are playing with Porsches product. Ah well :)

Spare body part or just pay ADM. I could have put mine in as PTS as it was in the window, but I did not get my color approved in time and my back ups just did not sing to me (and, you know, I could not actually find one painted Auratium metallic — why it is a metallic still baffles me — and a couple colors I was interested in I could not even figure out what they were or find a sample) so I decided I to save some money and get black with the silver trim.

GT3 KSA 12-13-2017 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by Benedict14
I’d give a spare body part for a GT3 Touring in Slate Grey. With the silver touring package. It would look epic in that color. Shame about the games U.S. dealerships are playing with Porsches product. Ah well :)

Slate FTW!

GT3 KSA 12-13-2017 06:48 PM

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Some from the gram

Benedict14 12-13-2017 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by evilfij (Post 14667997)


Spare body part or just pay ADM. I could have put mine in as PTS as it was in the window, but I did not get my color approved in time and my back ups just did not sing to me (and, you know, I could not actually find one painted Auratium metallic — why it is a metallic still baffles me — and a couple colors I was interested in I could not even figure out what they were or find a sample) so I decided I to save some money and get black with the silver trim.

The black and silver will be gorgeous. Congratulations !

The spare body part is preferable to paying ADM. The idea pisses me off enough that I won’t do it. Kind of sick of being some sort of ‘feeding host’ to the way we do business here (health care, Pharma, education, PCNA etc.). But, maybe that means I don’t really want it enough ? Anyway; excuse the OT, and enjoy the car ! :)

Terrence 12-15-2017 08:44 PM

I wanna see at GT Silver one! ��

SToronto 12-15-2017 09:32 PM

Until owners post



Richard. 12-16-2017 01:57 PM

I know its a bit kitsch but I love the chrome window surrounds, it really defines the 911 shape

Oldmxnut 12-17-2017 07:14 AM

I wasn't that fussed with the Blue and silver trim when it debut... but seeing the video etc its growing on me more. Even the gurney flap...

nwGTS 12-17-2017 11:24 AM

I'd love to see a GT3T in PRG/BRG/Brewster with chrome trim, black dash and tan interior. That would be ultimate gentleman's DD/tourer IMO.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...3df13859e4.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...1e7b37ea14.png

steffenb123 12-17-2017 11:39 AM

Hi all, I'm not a Porsche owner but I'm big Porsche enthousiast (especially crazy about the .2 GT3), I read and I learn a lot at/from this forum (thanks for that!).
So please let me share this new 991 GT3 Touring in Chalk (they say the first ever Touring for a customer) as my first post... I came across this on the internet and haven't seen them on this forum yet... pics are not mine so credits to the owner and AG.

Looks great! :cool:

https://www.autogespot.nl/porsche-99...kii/2017/12/13

_fletch 12-17-2017 12:52 PM

Thanks for sharing. That rear-end really is looking better and better the more real-world photos I see of it!

It does appear though that the euro-version without the satellite radio wart looks much cleaner!

Archimedes 12-22-2017 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by SToronto (Post 14672446)

Can someone tell me whether the black GT3T in this video is running on the standard wheels or satin aluminum?

Chris88 12-22-2017 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by Archimedes (Post 14686428)
Can someone tell me whether the black GT3T in this video is running on the standard wheels or satin aluminum?

My guess is they're the standard Silver wheels, but hard to tell. My White Touring due to arrive in 2 weeks will have satin aluminum wheels.

jlee504 12-22-2017 06:19 PM

Me thinks it’s standard....

Chris3963 12-23-2017 09:32 AM


jlee504 12-23-2017 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by Chris3963

I wish they would add blue to the color options !!

superchargedman 12-23-2017 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by GT3 KSA (Post 14668014)
Some from the gram

Is that actually midnight blue?! Or is it just poorly lit sapphire?

GT3 KSA 12-23-2017 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by superchargedman
Is that actually midnight blue?! Or is it just poorly lit sapphire?

It is either the midnight blue or the black but for sure not the SBM

Archimedes 12-23-2017 09:28 PM


Originally Posted by superchargedman (Post 14688822)
Is that actually midnight blue?! Or is it just poorly lit sapphire?

Definitely not Sapphire. I originally thought DBM, but I actually think it's just a black car with the processing giving it a blueing effect. I think that because I believe that this was one of the cars in that group tour for which some private video was just posted on YouTube. There was no DBM or Midnight Blue car in that group. Only two black cars, a concrete blue and a SBM.

jlee504 12-24-2017 12:39 AM

I went to a dealer today to check out some colors. I’m off black and went to see maybe switching to graphite blue, but I saw a chalk gts coupe that was amazing. Chalk is such an interesting color, on the panamera it’s not that great because I think it’s just so much of it, on a smaller car like the 911its just amazing. I think I may switch again !

Oldmxnut 12-24-2017 03:11 AM

jlee I think, either I copy your colour palette or your copying mine !! We Seem to do as many colour changes and similar. Ive changed over the journey: Irish green -> Graphite blue -> GT Silver - > Chalk -> GT Silver -> Chalk -> Black -> GT Silver -> Chalk/Crayon (locked)

I agree Chalk on the touring is so close to fashion grey and hoping it will be just as good. I think I saw somewhere on here that 25% of the touring orders where chalk ?? But that pic of black touring / Alu wheels with walter driving is spot on, nearly makes me want to go back to Black.

But here is Graphite Blue..

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...b63279a5a7.png

jlee504 12-24-2017 09:40 AM

I hope you get yours before mine locks !

Im waiting for more pics of a gt3 in chalk with standard or platinum wheels. I think I’m over the black wheels thing but it looked pretty good on the gts. I think it’s yellower than fashion grey and it’s lignt enough that I’m not sure touring with silver trim will work..need pics!

GT3 KSA 12-24-2017 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by jlee504
I hope you get yours before mine locks !

Im waiting for more pics of a gt3 in chalk with standard or platinum wheels. I think I’m over the black wheels thing but it looked pretty good on the gts. I think it’s yellower than fashion grey and it’s lignt enough that I’m not sure touring with silver trim will work..need pics!

Here are some pictures of chalk with Plat. wheels

https://rennlist.com/forums/showthre...1040578&page=1

Jimmy-D 12-24-2017 11:38 AM

I have seen Chalk a couple of times and just the other day I was up close with a .2 in Chalk. I think if you are going to get a GT3 T that Chalk would not be the route. The Wingey breaks up Chalk and it actually looks pretty good but also needs some livery to bring it to life. With the Touring it does not have that option so will look like the Panamera. I like the Touring in a Darker color and I believe Silver trim on the touring a must. Although the GT Silver Touring was a surprise how good it looks. Gives it more of a Classic look and helps slightly differentiate it.

**I would do Black with Satin Aluminum wheels and Silver trim and then would Stealth wrap the whole car.- Would be the "Bomb" but GT Silver in Stealth with same features would also be awesome

jlee504 12-24-2017 12:00 PM

Right now that’s the build and plan. Gt silver with a stealth wrap.

The chalk i saw was a gts coupe so pretty close to touring. I think it does need the black to break it up some, it’s just too light to do with silver.

evilfij 12-24-2017 12:35 PM

The dark blue is night blue metallic I believe based on instagram.

Mine is on the Atlantic and should arrive in davisville in New Year’s Eve. Then she sits until CARB approval. I will keep driving my TDI VW ....

Jimmy-D 12-24-2017 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by jlee504 (Post 14689712)
Right now that’s the build and plan. Gt silver with a stealth wrap.

The chalk i saw was a gts coupe so pretty close to touring. I think it does need the black to break it up some, it’s just too light to do with silver.

Will look unique and pretty awesome. If you go with Satin Alum it will match the Satin Finish after wrapped

Archimedes 12-24-2017 02:36 PM

I changed from GT Silver back to my first choice, black. I think it's the only color that makes the GT3T look good from any angle as it softens some of the harsh breaks yet still retains the overall muscularity of the car. Black, black touring package, PCCB, platinum satin wheels, buckets, leather, carbon fiber interior package. Now, only 9 more months...

neurotic 12-24-2017 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by Archimedes (Post 14689944)
I changed from GT Silver back to my first choice, black. I think it's the only color that makes the GT3T look good from any angle as it softens some of the harsh breaks yet still retains the overall muscularity of the car. Black, black touring package, PCCB, platinum satin wheels, buckets, leather, carbon fiber interior package. Now, only 9 more months...

can't argue with that. I absolutely would love a GT3 in black but because of my anal tendencies and OCD, I can not stand cleaning the car every 3 miles.

I have winged GT coming, but the more I see of touring cars, the more I'm digging the look. but the GT nut in me is telling me "wings, you fool!"

I want my car to lock so I can move on with my life and not worry about these first world problems

Jimmy-D 12-24-2017 02:48 PM


Originally Posted by neurotic (Post 14689952)
can't argue with that. I absolutely would love a GT3 in black but because of my anal tendencies and OCD, I can not stand cleaning the car every 3 miles.

I have winged GT coming, but the more I see of touring cars, the more I'm digging the look. but the GT nut in me is telling me "wings, you fool!"

I want my car to lock so I can move on with my life and not worry about these first world problems

Black is great but you have to wrap the whole car whether clear or stealth. I just never want to deal with swirls, light scratches, waxing ect. But with these cars now up in the $175,000 range you need to protect the investment. And I am not talking about depreciation because, in my mind, assume they all will

Archimedes 12-24-2017 05:04 PM

Paint correct it, CQuartz it, and just be smart about how you wash it and it'll be fine. I've owned black before and know the price to be paid; good paint to start with is key. That said, I think the less you wash a black car, the better, and since brake dust is often the trigger for me washing my car, I think PCCB is a must on a black car. And we don't get much of any rain out here, so there's less need to wash the car. And even an old swirly black car looks awesome IMO. I'm gonna drive the hell out of this car, so there's no point in worrying too much about the paint on this one.

motorwerksgroup 12-24-2017 05:11 PM

Unless a black car is detailed to perfection, the rest of the time, they look worn IMO. Nothing like a freshly washed and detailed black car. But beyond that, they age badly. I agree that CQuartz and PPF help immensely nowadays in making black a manageable color again.

That said, a black GT3T with Satin Platinum wheels and PCCB with Carbon fiber will be absolutely stunning to see!!

JP Manor 12-24-2017 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by Archimedes (Post 14689944)
I changed from GT Silver back to my first choice, black. I think it's the only color that makes the GT3T look good from any angle as it softens some of the harsh breaks yet still retains the overall muscularity of the car. Black, black touring package, PCCB, platinum satin wheels, buckets, leather, carbon fiber interior package. Now, only 9 more months...

GT silver and black are best two colors in the .2 GT3 IMO.

People are liking chalk but to me fashion grey is a much better color!

hf1 12-24-2017 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by Archimedes (Post 14690158)
Paint correct it, CQuartz it, and just be smart about how you wash it and it'll be fine. I've owned black before and know the price to be paid; good paint to start with is key. That said, I think the less you wash a black car, the better, ...

This. And black offers you the widest dirty/clean wow margin compared to any other color. You get used to it dirty for some time, then get hit by how beautiful it is each time you wash it -- like getting a completely different car. No other color offers this experience. :)

HelpMeHelpU 12-24-2017 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrence
I wanna see at GT Silver one! ��

Here you go. It was beautiful. Light silver wheels were definitely the highlight for me.

Archimedes 12-24-2017 07:45 PM


Originally Posted by hf1 (Post 14690230)
This. And black offers you the widest dirty/clean wow margin compared to any other color. You get used to it dirty for some time, then get hit by how beautiful it is each time you wash it -- like getting a completely different car. No other color offers this experience. :)

Absolutely. Black is a wow color to me. I love GTSilver but, the more I looked at it, the more it didn't wow me. And I even revel in a dirty black car because I still think it's so classic. Whenever I see an old, driven 911 in black, it just looks right to me. Helps that my 78 was black. Color is so personal though. There are few colors that I think look bad on the GT3T.

NA430GTS 12-24-2017 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by Archimedes
Absolutely. Black is a wow color to me. I love GTSilver but, the more I looked at it, the more it didn't wow me. And I even revel in a dirty black car because I still think it's so classic. Whenever I see an old, driven 911 in black, it just looks right to me. Helps that my 78 was black. Color is so personal though. There are few colors that I think look bad on the GT3T.

Can't go wrong with either black or GT Silver. I even think any wheel color looks good on those two. Are you still doing buckets or are you considering 4 ways?

motorwerksgroup 12-25-2017 12:24 AM


Originally Posted by HelpMeHelpU (Post 14690270)
Here you go. It was beautiful. Light silver wheels were definitely the highlight for me.

Meh...looks like a base 991

CAlexio 12-25-2017 12:52 AM


Originally Posted by HelpMeHelpU
Here you go. It was beautiful. Light silver wheels were definitely the highlight for me.

991.1 Carrera 4?

Oldmxnut 12-25-2017 08:48 AM


Originally Posted by Jimmy-D (Post 14689676)
I have seen Chalk a couple of times and just the other day I was up close with a .2 in Chalk. I think if you are going to get a GT3 T that Chalk would not be the route. The Wingey breaks up Chalk and it actually looks pretty good but also needs some livery to bring it to life. With the Touring it does not have that option so will look like the Panamera. I like the Touring in a Darker color and I believe Silver trim on the touring a must. Although the GT Silver Touring was a surprise how good it looks. Gives it more of a Classic look and helps slightly differentiate it.

**I would do Black with Satin Aluminum wheels and Silver trim and then would Stealth wrap the whole car.- Would be the "Bomb" but GT Silver in Stealth with same features would also be awesome

Here is chalk without the "winger thing".. took the liberty of (probably a sacralidge:icon107: ) of deleting it from someones car. (Apologies to owner if reading ). I think to your point though if adding the black mirrors, door handles, breaks it up enough.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...9f5a064eef.png

fxz 12-25-2017 08:51 AM

GT Silver is one of the colors that cell phones camera can' t make any justice

so its chalk and many others

HelpMeHelpU 12-25-2017 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by CAlexio
991.1 Carrera 4?

What can I say? You can bet it doesn't drive like one! Personally, I wouldn't spec it in GT S (I have a 991.1 C4S in GT S and don't love the color--much prefer "pedestrian" Rhodium Silver).

Oldmxnut 12-25-2017 08:57 AM

This is the 911R picture that changed me to chalk at the end on the slight hope it was close enough to fashion grey. Im not keen on doing more R stripes but the owners build on this one does look amazing.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...d10c9bf401.png

rccarlton 12-25-2017 09:20 AM

Wow! That Fashion Gray R looks fantastic.

hf1 12-25-2017 09:24 AM

Though I'm sure they'll all look great, this touring (black/chrome, color, wheels) conundrum is not easy. Can't wait to see pics of various color combos appearing here. One positive aspect of the classic-look chrome touring trim will be that it will be immediately and unmistakeably recognizable as nothng but GT3 Touring.

How would Lava Orange (or a PTS orange) look with chrome touring and silver wheels? 70's 911 skittle look maybe?


0to60 12-25-2017 02:56 PM

You can wash black cars as much as you desire, and you won’t induce swirls. A grit guard bucket is essential.

jlee504 12-25-2017 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by Archimedes (Post 14690370)
Absolutely. Black is a wow color to me. I love GTSilver but, the more I looked at it, the more it didn't wow me. And I even revel in a dirty black car because I still think it's so classic. Whenever I see an old, driven 911 in black, it just looks right to me. Helps that my 78 was black. Color is so personal though. There are few colors that I think look bad on the GT3T.

im heading there too. Started with black went to gt silver and seeing gt silver gts right next to a chalk gts the gt silver didn’t wow me. The chalk did which I didn’t expect.

I kept trying to like gbm but I’ve seen it several times now and it’s not my thing. I think lava orange would be awesome but i just don’t have the balls to do it and have a $175k mistake...


Archimedes 12-25-2017 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by NA430GTS (Post 14690390)
Can't go wrong with either black or GT Silver. I even think any wheel color looks good on those two. Are you still doing buckets or are you considering 4 ways?

Buckets. Now that I've had them, I'd never buy another Porsche without them.

NA430GTS 12-26-2017 12:51 AM


Originally Posted by Archimedes
Buckets. Now that I've had them, I'd never buy another Porsche without them.

I think that's a great call. I missed out on an allocation but would have speced buckets as well. Black is a great color and with yellow PCCB's you will have a great long term keeper. :thumbup:

Oldmxnut 12-26-2017 08:09 AM

Sorry gents I added the poll but then realised there was already a thread with the colour splits for the USA at least.. https://rennlist.com/forums/991-gt3-...-stats-18.html

But in any case, poll includes the ROW members as well out of interest.

Oldmxnut 12-30-2017 08:30 AM

Gold wheels or show room lighting tricks ..?

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...43cdf1a535.jpg

NS2 Media 12-30-2017 03:51 PM


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14699484)
Gold wheels or show room lighting tricks ..?

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...43cdf1a535.jpg

Hmm, looks like a lighting trick from the showroom based on the brake discs also being the same shade.

GT3T 12-30-2017 04:41 PM

Here are some higher resolution photos of the black GT3 touring we’ve seen before:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...ad29af0bf.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...570ffcdf6.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...db1546156.jpeg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...85bcd506e.jpeg

Palting 12-30-2017 05:36 PM

Cutting the wing off a GT3 is blasphemous to me. But, boy, these pictures are convincing me otherwise. Would love to see more photos!

Bardman 12-30-2017 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by Palting (Post 14700344)
Cutting the wing off a GT3 is blasphemous to me. But, boy, these pictures are convincing me otherwise. Would love to see more photos!

Being able to order a Touring and ordering a Wingy seems like blasphemy to me. :D

jlee504 12-31-2017 12:22 AM

Those wheels look satin aluminum to me...

adding the poll poll was a great idea! Chalk isn’t as high as the numbers in the other thread would suggest ��

evilfij 12-31-2017 12:46 AM

Anyone in the US get theirs yet?

Oldmxnut 12-31-2017 06:07 AM

The high definition picture of black with aluminium trim ... you can see why a quite a few going that way. That and PTS vintage. Actually I like the look of the gold/brass looking wheels (appreciating its lighting only) on that Sapphire blue.

I'm one of the two that locked in chalk (for an April delivery now), who is other ?

hf1 12-31-2017 09:21 AM

Would like to see a pic of this (LO)...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...d7d497520a.jpg

mosman_cookie 12-31-2017 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14701104)
I'm one of the two that locked in chalk (for an April delivery now), who is other ?

I’m the other Chalk vote. Build date Jan 15, US delivery ETA mid April.

Can’t wait. This will be my first GT3 ... I finally parted with the convertibles (one 996, two 997 S). The opportunity to get one of the last naturally aspirated engines, with 9,000 rpm and a stick won me over vs a 991 GTS convertible. :-)

Color wise, black was my other favorite (my 997’s were black), but ultimately decided for something more special. It’s a beauty, build code PJAWTT42.

Wondering how many touring people think will be built? My rough math: 991.2 production run of about 6,000 GT3’s (across model years ‘18 & ‘19, about as much as 991.1, and 2x 997’s). 20% Touring, ie 1,200 GT3 Tourings globally. 1/3 US share is 400 GT3 Touring’s in US. Thoughts?

evilfij 12-31-2017 12:22 PM

Hard to say, but we will know as Camsporsche is tracking. 23 built for the US (and one for Canada) through December 21. Not sure when they started exactly (configurator says available at the earliest 11/6/17) but figure the initial uptake is not 20%, more like 6% based on approximations of production from 11/6-12/21 total builds.

Why so low? Not sure, people who would have ordered a touring package were unaware of the option and did not change their build in time? The fact that almost all allocations were given out before the touring was known? Porsche not building tourings in the first run, bumping people back? The initial lack of PTS and still no deviated stitching (other than red) on touring?

Will it pick up? I think it will, but whether it matches or exceeds 20% I don’t know.

I am not going to touch the total GT3 number except to say that US is ~900 total as of 12/21.

bluehorseshoe 12-31-2017 05:16 PM

As much as I love the wing, the Touring is a special car and difficult to forgo.

Only wish it had...
-Foldable buckets for US
-Rear seats
-Grey and red stitching offered as standard
-Better-styled rear deck lid.

Other than being nit picky, it's pure perfection.

Mine will be in a classic color, although it's always hard for me to pass up black.

Porschmich 12-31-2017 06:02 PM

Just voted, I ordered chalk also. Love the new color. Black does look nice but had black before. I think the chalk with black wheels and black trim looked the best on the touring. Don't even want
the GT3 on the side. May opt for the black Porsche along the bottom side for the black accent. Hate the buckets for everyday use so went with the regular seats. 18 way not worth the extra. Not going to track the car so
could not drive with the buckets daily plus the strip on the seats looks terrible.

Lapis 12-31-2017 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by Porschmich (Post 14702144)
... Hate the buckets for everyday use so went with the regular seats. 18 way not worth the extra. Not going to track the car so
could not drive with the buckets daily plus the strip on the seats looks terrible.

W/Touring Pkg, the LWB seats don’t have stripe on seats or alcantara seat inserts at all. W/Touring Pkg, the standard LWB seat inserts are black cloth with horizontal line texture kind of like corduroy. Same fabric for the standard seats too w/Touring Pkg.

smbryan 12-31-2017 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by Porschmich (Post 14702144)
Just voted, I ordered chalk also. Love the new color. Black does look nice but had black before. I think the chalk with black wheels and black trim looked the best on the touring. Don't even want
the GT3 on the side. May opt for the black Porsche along the bottom side for the black accent. Hate the buckets for everyday use so went with the regular seats. 18 way not worth the extra. Not going to track the car so
could not drive with the buckets daily plus the strip on the seats looks terrible.

You're gonna get hammered on resale without LWB's

bluehorseshoe 12-31-2017 07:34 PM

I don't think so, may just limit market a bit. I'd guess that close to 50% will pass on LWBs on the Touring. Buckets are a bit overrated IMO.

In a perfect world though, we'd all be able to spec the folding buckets.

Porschmich 12-31-2017 07:45 PM

[QUOTE=smbryan;14702235]You're gonna get hammered on resale without LWB's[/QUOTE
Another know it all on Rennlist. Next time if I ask a question please advise, if I don't keep your comment to yourself. I do not care what you think.. The touring is a different car that is more user friendly for daily use. I do not want to drive everyday with buckets.

0to60 12-31-2017 07:54 PM

[QUOTE=Porschmich;14702336]

Originally Posted by smbryan (Post 14702235)
You're gonna get hammered on resale without LWB's[/QUOTE
Another know it all on Rennlist. Next time if I ask a question please advise, if I don't keep your comment to yourself. I do not care what you think.. The touring is a different car that is more user friendly for daily use. I do not want to drive everyday with buckets.

But you didn’t ask a question. Your post stated your opinion not a question. Then a Rennlister stated his opinion, based on your opinion, what am I missing here, its a public forum.

Maverick787 12-31-2017 08:18 PM

Never buy the car for the next guy.

NA430GTS 12-31-2017 09:46 PM

18 ways are the only seats that will "hurt" resale value IMO. LWB and 4 Ways are the way to spec. I'm on the fence between 4ways and LWB but that's the least of my worries w/out an allocation.

But damn those LWB look FANTASTIC.

tasman 12-31-2017 10:17 PM


Originally Posted by Maverick787
Never buy the car for the next guy.

Amen

NevB 01-01-2018 03:50 AM


Originally Posted by Maverick787 (Post 14702403)
Never buy the car for the next guy.

^^^^^^^ This!

Archimedes 01-01-2018 05:17 AM

Did 100 miles in my Spyder yesterday in my LWBs and was reminded why I'd never spec another Porsche without them.

jlee504 01-01-2018 09:57 AM

I can’t believe according to the poll no one has spec’d lava orange yet. there is only one yellow.

The agate grey is an interesting choice that I’ve been thinking about. Are those going with agate doing touring black or silver ?

Pussman 01-01-2018 12:05 PM

I went with Agate for my Touring. I liked the idea of a darker colour to contrast with the chrome logo and trim.

Does anyone on here have one delivered yet please? I am in the UK and should get mine mid February. Fingers crossed.

Jimmy-D 01-01-2018 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by Pussman (Post 14703142)
I went with Agate for my Touring. I liked the idea of a darker colour to contrast with the chrome logo and trim.

Does anyone on here have one delivered yet please? I am in the UK and should get mine mid February. Fingers crossed.

Did you go with the Silver wheels??

Pussman 01-01-2018 12:21 PM

Yes went with the standard silver wheels and extra leather. I had the grey wheels on the 991 GT3 1 I had until last year. Thought it looked awesome with the PCCB’s but I think silver suits the Touring look better. Was very tempted with GT Silver but I have another silver 911 so wanted something different.

Jimmy-D 01-01-2018 12:33 PM

^ Nice build. Going to look awesome.

evilfij 01-01-2018 01:17 PM

What is most surprising about this poll to me is so few white. With the 911R being white and white being the most popular GT3 color (combining. White and CWM) I would have thought we would have seen more orders.

Chris88 01-01-2018 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by Pussman (Post 14703142)
I went with Agate for my Touring. I liked the idea of a darker colour to contrast with the chrome logo and trim.

Does anyone on here have one delivered yet please? I am in the UK and should get mine mid February. Fingers crossed.

As far as I know, no Touring's delivered yet in the US. Mine was the first one built for NA and should arrive here in the San Francisco area this week. Once it's here, it won't be delivered to the dealer until it receives the CARB (California Air Recourses Board) certification. I'm told this could take up to a month.

Pussman 01-01-2018 05:02 PM

Please pose some photos when it arrives. None in the UK until February onwards as far as I am aware. Which color did you choose?

I’m in SF in January so might ask for a look if you don’t mind.

Chris88 01-01-2018 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by Pussman (Post 14703710)
Please pose some photos when it arrives. None in the UK until February onwards as far as I am aware. Which color did you choose?

I’m in SF in January so might ask for a look if you don’t mind.

My car is White, with Silver trim, Satin Aluminum wheels and PCCB's. Send me a PM about seeng the car. Hopefully I'll have it by the time you're here.

Akunob 01-01-2018 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by jlee504 (Post 14702972)
I can’t believe according to the poll no one has spec’d lava orange yet. there is only one yellow.

The agate grey is an interesting choice that I’ve been thinking about. Are those going with agate doing touring black or silver ?

Could it be that part of the appeal of the Touring is its understated character. Lava Orange doesn't really fly under the radar. Could explain the lack of Miami Blue as well and the high number of classic colors.

Bardman 01-02-2018 04:09 AM

For those that didnt see it in the other thread. A Touring doing a hard launch. Some discussion in that thread about it having launch control.


GT3 KSA 01-02-2018 04:23 AM


Originally Posted by Bardman
For those that didnt see it in the other thread. A Touring doing a hard launch. Some discussion in that thread about it having launch control.


Of course the touring has launch control since the GT3 in manual has launch control

Oldmxnut 01-02-2018 06:40 AM

It looks like us Australians have been delayed by a few weeks as well. With the US Carb issue, looks like either our European friends might be the only ones able to post "owners pics" for a few weeks yet....

In the meantime NS2 media, are you allowed to share a few of your oakgreen rendering ? Kudos to owner #Oakgrunmetallic ... not sure if a rennlister ?

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...c9cc3416b2.jpg

Oldmxnut 01-02-2018 07:31 AM


Originally Posted by jlee504 (Post 14700924)
Those wheels look satin aluminum to me...

adding the poll poll was a great idea! Chalk isn’t as high as the numbers in the other thread would suggest ��


Originally Posted by mosman_cookie (Post 14701419)


I’m the other Chalk vote. Build date Jan 15, US delivery ETA mid April.

Can’t wait. This will be my first GT3 ... I finally parted with the convertibles (one 996, two 997 S). The opportunity to get one of the last naturally aspirated engines, with 9,000 rpm and a stick won me over vs a 991 GTS convertible. :-)

Color wise, black was my other favorite (my 997’s were black), but ultimately decided for something more special. It’s a beauty, build code PJAWTT42.

Wondering how many touring people think will be built? My rough math: 991.2 production run of about 6,000 GT3’s (across model years ‘18 & ‘19, about as much as 991.1, and 2x 997’s). 20% Touring, ie 1,200 GT3 Tourings globally. 1/3 US share is 400 GT3 Touring’s in US. Thoughts?

Welcome Mossman. Nice build. Interested to know why you didn't go with the Alu trim option to match the silver wheels ?

CarPor 01-02-2018 08:10 AM

Hi there,
Rennlist Virgin here, so be very gentle with me, greetings all.
Sorry to reach out to a fellow Brit, as a first post, but I've been lurking on here for a number of years (since ~2014 & my 991.1 GT3 days) & couldn't resist posting now. I am one of the four registering a car in Agate in the poll.

Pussman, your build mirrors my order which locked today, completion 14th February - 991.2 GT3 Touring spec - minus the ceramics. My spec is Agate, silver/chrome outers, 18-ways (bad back & joke UK parking spaces dictate 18-ways [for you US guys, if you've tried parking in UK car parks you'll know what I'm talking about]!), leather, rear view camera (cost option in UK), plus a few trinkets & fripperies.. Do you mind if I enquire when is your car due?. I've gone for Factory Collection, therefore, can't pick up until 1st April, due to an insurance requirement that winter tyres are necessary if collecting before April: the frustrating wait is made more acceptable by running in the car on a trip around the Alps.

Any ROW Agate Grey Touring builds arriving any time soon? Photos would make the waiting more bearable!

Pussman 01-02-2018 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by CarPor (Post 14704663)
Hi there,
Rennlist Virgin here, so be very gentle with me, greetings all.
Sorry to reach out to a fellow Brit, as a first post, but I've been lurking on here for a number of years (since ~2014 & my 991.1 GT3 days) & couldn't resist posting now. I am one of the four registering a car in Agate in the poll.

Pussman, your build mirrors my order which locked today, completion 14th February - 991.2 GT3 Touring spec - minus the ceramics. My spec is Agate, silver/chrome outers, 18-ways (bad back & joke UK parking spaces dictate 18-ways [for you US guys, if you've tried parking in UK car parks you'll know what I'm talking about]!), leather, rear view camera (cost option in UK), plus a few trinkets & fripperies.. Do you mind if I enquire when is your car due?. I've gone for Factory Collection, therefore, can't pick up until 1st April, due to an insurance requirement that winter tyres are necessary if collecting before April: the frustrating wait is made more acceptable by running in the car on a trip around the Alps.

Any ROW Agate Grey Touring builds arriving any time soon? Photos would make the waiting more bearable!

hi there. My car froze on December 15 and should be delivered early to mid February I am told. I went with folding buckets, full leather, ceramics and axle lift plus rear camera.

its coming to Reading so will post a picture when it arrives. My last GT3 was agate grey and I loved the understated look so this is the same idea. I hear you re a bad back and the parking spaces but I love the look of the buckets and I find them comfortable. I had 4 ways in my last GT3 and I regretted not going for the buckets to be honest. Each to their own though.

there are some pictures of an agate grey car as part of the Monaco drive. Will try to attach one. PM me if you want to discuss the car and spec ok?

cheershttps://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...d65583c15.jpeg

Pussman 01-02-2018 11:07 AM

Agate Touring
 
This is an R but in Agate I believehttps://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...849f47a28.jpeg

GT3 KSA 01-02-2018 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by Pussman
hi there. My car froze on December 15 and should be delivered early to mid February I am told. I went with folding buckets, full leather, ceramics and axle lift plus rear camera.

its coming to Reading so will post a picture when it arrives. My last GT3 was agate grey and I loved the understated look so this is the same idea. I hear you re a bad back and the parking spaces but I love the look of the buckets and I find them comfortable. I had 4 ways in my last GT3 and I regretted not going for the buckets to be honest. Each to their own though.

there are some pictures of an agate grey car as part of the Monaco drive. Will try to attach one. PM me if you want to discuss the car and spec ok?

cheershttps://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...d65583c15.jpeg

This picture is not agate. This is a GBM that is not clean and very dirty. If you check the license plate on this car it is the same plate on the GBM when completely clean. I know this confused me as well but license plates are never identical.

NS2 Media 01-02-2018 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14704627)
It looks like us Australians have been delayed by a few weeks as well. With the US Carb issue, looks like either our European friends might be the only ones able to post "owners pics" for a few weeks yet....

In the meantime NS2 media, are you allowed to share a few of your oakgreen rendering ? Kudos to owner #Oakgrunmetallic ... not sure if a rennlister ?

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...c9cc3416b2.jpg

Hey man! There are a few more renders I can share here. Enjoy!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...aadb626eda.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...bad30772c4.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...1115b4cd4a.jpg

GT3 01-02-2018 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by Akunob (Post 14703981)


Could it be that part of the appeal of the Touring is its understated character. Lava Orange doesn't really fly under the radar. Could explain the lack of Miami Blue as well and the high number of classic colors.

Hmmm... But what are PTS Classic Vintage colors according to the poll? I've always understood classic vintage Porsche colors to be bright colors such as Signal Yellow, Arrow Blue, Viper/Signal Green, etc, no? Why is that poll selection the most popular, then? Perhaps the lack of Lava Orange or Miami Blue might be that if people are gonna spend over $4k in what they may not consider be great colors, might as well spend the $12k on the right color, hence the higher votes on the PTS Classic Vintage section (which I assume to be on the brighter side because they are mostly non-metallic paints). What does that say about being understated? Perhaps, to most people, the real choice between normal GT3 or GT3 Touring has mostly to do with shape and form, rather than color alone...

CarPor 01-02-2018 12:19 PM

Hi Pussman
Thanks for the photos: that R looks the pup's nuts. I also thought the other photo was of a 'mucky' GBM, deceives in the low light conditions.
Sorry, I'm unable to pm you as I'm technologically moribund, I'm afraid. Tried accessing your profile but can't see a way to communicate, other than by way of the forum.
For all you US guy's, I'm acutely aware that a lot of your Touring cars are tantalisingly close but embargoed by bureaucracy - must suck - big time. Look forward to seeing pic's of your cars in the not too distance future, especially the two in AG - fingers crossed.

Pussman 01-02-2018 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by GT3 KSA (Post 14704875)
This picture is not agate. This is a GBM that is not clean and very dirty. If you check the license plate on this car it is the same plate on the GBM when completely clean. I know this confused me as well but license plates are never identical.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...88db6e6f6.jpeg
Happy to be corrected and I’m sure you are right but it sure looks like Agate. Wish I could find a good picture of an Agate Touring.

Here’s my old one.

PTSRS 01-02-2018 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by Pussman (Post 14704829)

That is actually Westminster Grey. I thought it was Agate as well until I checked the 911 R book and cross checked the serial number from my database and the color associated with it in the R book.

Porschmich 01-02-2018 03:36 PM

Spoke to my G.M. today. My Touring is suppose to be shipped the 5TH of January with a ETA January 26th. He has not heard of any EPA hold-ups on the Touring. He said he has
list of cars that still need to be certified but the Touring is not on his list.

Chris88 01-02-2018 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by Porschmich (Post 14705364)
Spoke to my G.M. today. My Touring is suppose to be shipped the 5TH of January with a ETA January 26th. He has not heard of any EPA hold-ups on the Touring. He said he has
list of cars that still need to be certified but the Touring is not on his list.

The Touring is EPA certified, but not CARB certified yet. If you're not in a CARB state, your car shouldn't be delayed.

evilfij 01-02-2018 03:52 PM

It’s CARB, not EPA. It is already EPA approved.

evilfij 01-02-2018 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14705402)
The Touring is EPA certified, but not CARB certified yet. If you're not in a CARB state, your car shouldn't be delayed.

lol. You and I posted at the same time. Not like we are both waiting anxiously or anything ....

Porschmich 01-02-2018 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by evilfij (Post 14705404)
It’s CARB, not EPA. It is already EPA approved.

Thanks for that info. Still to early to drive be I guess I can look at it in the garage.

Chris88 01-02-2018 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by evilfij (Post 14705408)


lol. You and I posted at the same time. Not like we are both waiting anxiously or anything ....

Not at all...I only check the progress of the ship my car is on about 4 times a day :roll eyes:

tasman 01-02-2018 07:58 PM

This thread cracks me up. Probably the longest "picture" thread with hardly any pics. Hope you guys start getting your cars so I can see some pictures

evilfij 01-02-2018 09:17 PM

Mine is sitting on the boat anchored off Davisville.

Chris88 01-03-2018 01:48 AM


Originally Posted by tasman (Post 14705870)
This thread cracks me up. Probably the longest "picture" thread with hardly any pics. Hope you guys start getting your cars so I can see some pictures

Yeah, we get a bit obsessive and off subject while waiting for our cars (my wife thinks I'm nuts). Will post many pictures once my touring arrives...

bluehorseshoe 01-03-2018 02:39 AM

Touring heaven...

jlee504 01-03-2018 01:02 PM

Actual pics are up! And chalk ! Very very tempting.

Sorry having problems posting from my iPhone check Instagram

GT3 01-03-2018 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by jlee504 (Post 14707184)
Actual pics are up! And chalk ! Very very tempting.

Sorry having problems posting from my iPhone check Instagram

These?

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...365fe95ce.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...d3fe5e36b.jpeg

GT3 01-03-2018 04:10 PM


GT3 KSA 01-03-2018 04:35 PM

^ what color is that?

GT3 01-03-2018 04:42 PM


Originally Posted by GT3 KSA (Post 14707731)
^ what color is that?

Not sure. Non-metallic Black?

Here is another one:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...5b06d18e2.jpeg

mosman_cookie 01-03-2018 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14704644)
Welcome Mossman. Nice build. Interested to know why you didn't go with the Alu trim option to match the silver wheels ?

Thanks for the welcome, Oldmxnut. Still very much in awe re all the knowledge in the forum. Truly feel like a newbie. :-)

I've always loved black window trim on sports cars, but went with the silver wheels / headlights to set a bit of an accent. Initially thought black wheels and black headlights would look cool (as in the press photos), but ultimately felt it's too dark/grim. Then saw a Chalk GT3 at a dealer with silver wheels (with black headlights), and found one online (with silver headlights). Loved both -- see pics attached, incl. press car with black wheels and my final build...

IMO, Chalk changes color quite drastically between light grey (nearly white) and dark grey -- depending on exterior light and sunshine. So ultimately felt that the silver accent looked better, but I guess it's complete preference.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...dfffa9bed.jpeg

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...66d09c69ce.jpg



https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a23324d1f.jpeg


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...7c1f9ab14.jpeg

Keadog 01-03-2018 11:23 PM


Originally Posted by GT3 KSA (Post 14707731)
^ what color is that?

looks like Mahogany to me.

GT3 KSA 01-03-2018 11:52 PM

^i love mahogany, great to see it on a GT3T

Oldmxnut 01-04-2018 08:15 AM


Originally Posted by jlee504 (Post 14707184)
Actual pics are up! And chalk ! Very very tempting.

Sorry having problems posting from my iPhone check Instagram

Since your looking for unique, could you be tempted and bold enough to go yellow with the alu trim and wheels, add a side Porsche decal to continue the vintage throwback. ?
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...c817bb7354.jpg

Oldmxnut 01-04-2018 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by mosman_cookie (Post 14708307)
Thanks for the welcome, Oldmxnut. Still very much in awe re all the knowledge in the forum. Truly feel like a newbie. :-)

I've always loved black window trim on sports cars, but went with the silver wheels / headlights to set a bit of an accent. Initially thought black wheels and black headlights would look cool (as in the press photos), but ultimately felt it's too dark/grim. Then saw a Chalk GT3 at a dealer with silver wheels (with black headlights), and found one online (with silver headlights). Loved both -- see pics attached, incl. press car with black wheels and my final build...

IMO, Chalk changes color quite drastically between light grey (nearly white) and dark grey -- depending on exterior light and sunshine. So ultimately felt that the silver accent looked better, but I guess it's complete preference.

I've actually never seen chalk / crayon other then pictures... so winging it based on pictures and peoples comment who have. Hopefully it looks like what I'm expecting, but that's half the fun.

GT3 01-04-2018 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by Keadog (Post 14708615)

looks like Mahogany to me.

Ahh okay.. I thought it might be a lighting/saturation effect, lol.

evilfij 01-04-2018 08:59 AM

I for one think touring in Silver on lava, yellow, guards or Miami would look stunning. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.

bluehorseshoe 01-04-2018 09:16 AM

As many of you may already know, deviated stitching becomes available and goes live on configurator in mid-February.

Chris88 01-04-2018 02:48 PM

My touring arrived at the Benicia, California port late last night, so it's finally here. Just have to wait for the CARB certification now...

4pipes 01-04-2018 03:57 PM

Congrats, can’t wait to see it.

NS2 Media 01-04-2018 06:27 PM

Some renders we recently tied up for a member here. The first two are highly detailed to nail the details, the others were based on the recently released pictures of the GT3 Touring from Monaco for a photo-realistic look. GBM looks great with a ghosted stripe!

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...414ac86a39.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...f21eced5a5.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...c747df7dc3.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...966e1f5025.jpg

jlee504 01-04-2018 11:42 PM

Ideally yeah we would like to go this route but the colors just arent vintage colors...too bright..racing yellow is pretty bright..

I’m hoping a touring shows up in yellow or orange before I lock on the 3rd.


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14708997)
Since your looking for unique, could you be tempted and bold enough to go yellow with the alu trim and wheels, add a side Porsche decal to continue the vintage throwback. ?
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...c817bb7354.jpg


promocop 01-04-2018 11:57 PM

Sorry, the rear deck is awful. Its missing something Not feeling it

usctrojanGT3 01-05-2018 02:40 AM


Originally Posted by promocop (Post 14710933)
Sorry, the rear deck is awful. Its missing something Not feeling it

Yup, looks way too plain...could use a ducktail like you see on a singer.

bluehorseshoe 01-05-2018 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by promocop
Sorry, the rear deck is awful. Its missing something Not feeling it

This is my single criticism of the Touring. That little deck lid with the Touring badge slapped on it. The 911R design appears more significant. Still not as nice as the design of my .1 GTS but much better than the Touring, which looks like an afterthought.

Crappy pictures but it's easy to see how how on other deck lid designs, the grille was carried down a bit between the brake lights making it appear more significant and cohesive. Not the case on the Touring. Minor detail but adds a lot IMO.

*Edit The Touring badge seems like an afterthought as well.

Bardman 01-05-2018 03:54 AM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14711130)
This is my single criticism of the Touring. That little deck lid with the Touring badge slapped on it. The 911R design appears more significant. Still not as nice as the design of my .1 GTS but much better than the Touring, which looks like an afterthought.

Crappy pictures but it's easy to see how how on other deck lid designs, the grille was carried down a bit between the brake lights making it appear more significant and cohesive. Not the case on the Touring. Minor detail but adds a lot IMO.

Meh. One mans significant is another mans ‘busy’. It’s a 991.2 thing, 991.2 GTS is the same. I like it.

Bardman 01-05-2018 04:04 AM


Originally Posted by usctrojanGT3 (Post 14711110)
Yup, looks way too plain...could use a ducktail like you see on a singer.

I love how low key it is. It’s a perfect combination of massive capability together with subtle looks. I think those looking for something a little more shouty will simply opt for the wingy version.

80s 01-05-2018 04:55 AM


Originally Posted by Chris3963 (Post 14687799)

Is this jetblack or meerblau or what colour is that? Looks great!

destaccado 01-05-2018 06:21 AM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14711130)
This is my single criticism of the Touring. That little deck lid with the Touring badge slapped on it. The 911R design appears more significant. Still not as nice as the design of my .1 GTS but much better than the Touring, which looks like an afterthought.

Crappy pictures but it's easy to see how how on other deck lid designs, the grille was carried down a bit between the brake lights making it appear more significant and cohesive. Not the case on the Touring. Minor detail but adds a lot IMO.

While in theory the GTS rear vents looks better; the fact all the fins are an incredibly cheap looking and feeling plastic leaves me preferring the Touring grill which although maybe not quite as visually striking, felt and looked a lot higher quality on close inspection. It's almost sad Porsche couldn't be bothered to offer those fins in carbon. It may sound a bit petty but the cheap looking fins was one of the biggest reasons I didn't buy a GTS.

I do wish the Touring had the vents below the spoiler like the .1's and the R have. That would have made it unquestionably the best IMHO.

It's also not really fair to judge the Touring by the horrible blue car they had at the Frankfurt IAA. The rear looks a lot better on the other colors I've seen it in.

bluehorseshoe 01-05-2018 08:10 AM

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You are right about not judging it until you see in person.

But disagree about the 991 GTS. Nothing cheap looking about its rear deck lid. Just the opposite. Quite distinctive and high quality. Edges are polished. Look at one up close one day, specifically on a rear-wheel drive model without AeroKit Cup or SportDesign (duck). Pictures do no justice. The older style wider fins on the (as on SportDesign) do look a bit less distinctive to me though. Obviously purely subjective, and apologize for posting something off topic.

Archimedes 01-05-2018 01:34 PM


Originally Posted by 80s (Post 14711168)
Is this jetblack or meerblau or what colour is that? Looks great!

I think that's JBM in low light.

cbrett 01-05-2018 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by NS2 Media (Post 14710270)
Some renders we recently tied up for a member here. The first two are highly detailed to nail the details, the others were based on the recently released pictures of the GT3 Touring from Monaco for a photo-realistic look. GBM looks great with a ghosted stripe!

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...414ac86a39.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...f21eced5a5.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...c747df7dc3.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...966e1f5025.jpg

those renderings look killer. i am considering a similar scheme "if" i end up with an allocation.

Provie 01-05-2018 02:45 PM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...7cc6cff14.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...bea727565.jpeg
I went down to PEC to get a closer “look” at some CXX options for my upcoming build... I walked in and was immediately drawn to the GT2RS (2 of them). Off in the distance, a 911r and a yellow Carrera T caught my attention. I walked about 20 feet directly towards these two cars until I noticed the GT3TP in front of these cars!
its the same car from the LA auto show, in its unassuming silver on silver guise...
I went there expecting to confirm options on a winged car but left specking a GT3 TP!! (PTS of course)

bluehorseshoe 01-05-2018 02:56 PM

Thanks for the pictures. So hard to spend the money on PTS when GT Silver looks so perfect.

Bardman 01-05-2018 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14711243)
Obviously purely subjective, and apologize for posting something off topic.

We are all off topic until some owners actually start getting their cars delivered. :thumbup:

80s 01-06-2018 04:09 AM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14712087)
Thanks for the pictures. So hard to spend the money on PTS when GT Silver looks so perfect.


Is the car above really gt? Not rhodium silver?

johnny2five 01-06-2018 05:43 AM


Originally Posted by 80s (Post 14713279)



Is the car above really gt? Not rhodium silver?

looks like gt silver to me based on the similarities to different shades I see in my gt silver gt4

jlee504 01-06-2018 09:11 AM

It’s GT silver. Rhodium is brighter/lighter even indoors.

NA430GTS 01-06-2018 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by jlee504
It’s GT silver. Rhodium is brighter/lighter even indoors.

Haha. I was going to say rhodium. Looks like the same color as my GTS but dealer lighting can play tricks on the camera. I'll take one either way :thumbsup:

Jimmy-D 01-06-2018 10:35 AM


Originally Posted by Provie (Post 14712055)
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...7cc6cff14.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...bea727565.jpeg
I went down to PEC to get a closer “look” at some CXX options for my upcoming build... I walked in and was immediately drawn to the GT2RS (2 of them). Off in the distance, a 911r and a yellow Carrera T caught my attention. I walked about 20 feet directly towards these two cars until I noticed the GT3TP in front of these cars!
its the same car from the LA auto show, in its unassuming silver on silver guise...
I went there expecting to confirm options on a winged car but left specking a GT3 TP!! (PTS of course)

Where are those pictures :)

Richard. 01-06-2018 10:42 AM

Great pics, I really wish they make this with PDK !!!!!!!!!!!

1Gunner 01-06-2018 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by Richard. (Post 14713517)
Great pics, I really wish they make this with PDK !!!!!!!!!!!

Great pics, can't wait til they start arriving in the hands of actual owners!

PDK? Really?.....and defeat the Touring concept?

jlee504 01-06-2018 03:35 PM

whoa did anyone notice GT silver is suddenly leading the poll? I was at 10% ish the last time I looked..

WernerE 01-06-2018 03:50 PM

I'm declaring a winner. Fantastic look in dark paint, aluminum trim, silver wheels and PCCBs.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...b685e986e3.png

jlee504 01-06-2018 03:54 PM

I would do that in a heartbeat if it weren't PTS!

sampelligrino 01-06-2018 04:04 PM

IMO the GT Silver on Silver wheels touring spec is too understated/unassuming without the wing for my taste, the touring looks better *to me* on a darker color for some reason. Love that spec that Walter Rohrl is driving

beoliving 01-06-2018 05:36 PM

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a512fc08cf.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...92a1772480.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...32b68c996b.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...5d20e9f44c.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...6d2a66c12c.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...aa0282d91e.jpg

Looked stunning in CR!

jlee504 01-06-2018 05:46 PM

Finally! Looks amazing in CR too....

smbryan 01-06-2018 05:50 PM

All that black plastic is just begging to be painted

bluehorseshoe 01-06-2018 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by sampelligrino
IMO the GT Silver on Silver wheels touring spec is too understated/unassuming without the wing for my taste, the touring looks better *to me* on a darker color for some reason. Love that spec that Walter Rohrl is driving

Yes. That GT Silver Touring might look sharper with black wheels and Touring Black. The black makes it a bit more edgy, making up for the more conservative paint color and nature of the Touring.

Looks great either way though.

bluehorseshoe 01-06-2018 06:05 PM

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Can one of you Porsche buffs tell me the year of this 911? Also, is the grille stock? Looks familiar...

GT3 01-06-2018 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14714375)
Can one of you Porsche buffs tell me the year of this 911? Also, is the grille stock? Looks familiar...

Looks like a 1970. Don’t think grill is stock. But I’m no classic 911 buff. Just wanted to guess :)

BMWMB 01-06-2018 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by beoliving (Post 14714321)

Are you sure this is CR? It looks GR to me.
See here CR and GR next to each other, and CR looks much darker to me.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a3f15872e4.jpg

evilfij 01-06-2018 06:36 PM

Not stock grill. It is expanded metal held on by screws. Some tin snips and a trip to a metal supply shop and you can have one for $10 or so.

beoliving 01-07-2018 02:07 AM


Originally Posted by BMWMB (Post 14714424)
Are you sure this is CR? It looks GR to me.
See here CR and GR next to each other, and CR looks much darker to me.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a3f15872e4.jpg

100% CR, agree it looks a little bit to light here, iPhone photos not always show reality unfortunately...

Tangerine 01-07-2018 02:40 AM


Originally Posted by hf1 (Post 14701212)
Would like to see a pic of this (LO)...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...d7d497520a.jpg

As an owner of a Lava Orange 991 GTS, please go black with all trim options. Black Touring package, black wheels, black headlights if possible. I've seen some LO with silver trim and IMO it just doesn't work. There is a reason that they went with Lava Orange as the showcase color for the 991.1 GT3 RS--when you compliment it with enough black trim it just pops and looks phenomenal in the flesh. Any silver bits counteract the effect. As an artist I find it super interesting how Lava Orange has this extreme personality difference from just little trim bits, probably more than many other colors.

Macduc 01-07-2018 03:51 AM


Originally Posted by WernerE (Post 14714120)
I'm declaring a winner. Fantastic look in dark paint, aluminum trim, silver wheels and PCCBs.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...b685e986e3.png

To me, that is one of the nicest looking “dark” colour pictures I have seen for a while. What colour is this (hopefully not black?)

Oldmxnut 01-07-2018 04:35 AM


Originally Posted by Macduc (Post 14715223)


To me, that is one of the nicest looking “dark” colour pictures I have seen for a while. What colour is this (hopefully not black?)

Black. But least does show what a PTS midnight blue might look like more of the time then black will. But I agree, the dark colours and Alu wheels are a very nice combination.

Glad I went chalk now, its surprising to see number of GT silvers and Black cars ordered. At little bit disproportionate to the standard GT3 colour votes as chalk was as popular as GT silver etc..

Chris3963 01-07-2018 04:57 AM


Originally Posted by evilfij (Post 14714427)
Not stock grill. It is expanded metal held on by screws. Some tin snips and a trip to a metal supply shop and you can have one for $10 or so.

these mesh grills have an historical connection to the original 911R.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...46e05fdb4f.png


steffenb123 01-07-2018 05:40 AM

Sapphire blue with black touring pack: https://www.autogespot.nl/porsche-99...i-4/2018/01/06

Chris3963 01-07-2018 06:15 AM


Originally Posted by beoliving (Post 14715163)
100% CR, agree it looks a little bit to light here, iPhone photos not always show reality unfortunately...

Nice to finally see a red one (albeit CR not GR) and with Touring black package. Gives me a better idea of what mine will look like although I have gone for silver wheels.

hf1 01-07-2018 06:53 AM


Originally Posted by Tangerine (Post 14715187)
As an owner of a Lava Orange 991 GTS, please go black with all trim options. Black Touring package, black wheels, black headlights if possible. I've seen some LO with silver trim and IMO it just doesn't work. There is a reason that they went with Lava Orange as the showcase color for the 991.1 GT3 RS--when you compliment it with enough black trim it just pops and looks phenomenal in the flesh. Any silver bits counteract the effect. As an artist I find it super interesting how Lava Orange has this extreme personality difference from just little trim bits, probably more than many other colors.

What about PTS Signal Orange, a classic rs/rsr color with chrome//silver trim?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a59d0bbea5.jpg

bluehorseshoe 01-07-2018 06:57 AM


Originally Posted by Chris3963
these mesh grills have an historical connection to the original 911R.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...46e05fdb4f.png


Thank you, that's what I was looking for.

bluehorseshoe 01-07-2018 07:05 AM

Signal Orange is a color that was available in 1973 but not now, Porsche has rejected it for 991.

I've been wasting a lot of time on PTS colors lately. Based on my research, here is the complete list of colors currently available that were also available in 1973 model year, either standard or optional.

Gulf Blue 328*
Gulf Orange 019*
Irish Green Y79* (change from orig. 213)
Lighter Green (Helgrun/Jade Green) 227*
Linden Green (Lindgrun/Lime Green) 226*
Light Ivory Y09* (change from orig. 131)
Ivory Z55* (change from orig. 132)
Light Yellow (Hellgelb) 117*
Sepia Brown (Sepiabraun) 415*
Signal Yellow 114*
Viper Green 225*

I would say they are all highly appropriate for the Touring. But as many have said, it's hard to find a color that looks horrible.

Oldmxnut 01-07-2018 07:05 AM

^^ ...re mesh.. see the touring is nearly more R then the R !!!

In regards to PTS, there is an ivory 911R over here that is very beautiful. Worth consideration.

bluehorseshoe 01-07-2018 07:17 AM

^^^^Old school.

_fletch 01-07-2018 07:40 AM


Originally Posted by Chris3963 (Post 14715275)


Nice to finally see a red one (albeit CR not GR) and with Touring black package. Gives me a better idea of what mine will look like although I have gone for silver wheels.

I think that will look very good. Despite what others have said, the silver or satin aluminum wheels look amazing with dark colors - even black.

evilfij 01-07-2018 08:17 AM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14715294)
Signal Orange is a color that was available in 1973 but not now, Porsche has rejected it for 991.

I've been wasting a lot of time on PTS colors lately. Based on my research, here is the complete list of colors currently available that were also available in 1973 model year, either standard or optional.

Gulf Blue 328*
Gulf Orange 019*
Irish Green Y79* (change from orig. 213)
Lighter Green (Helgrun/Jade Green) 227*
Linden Green (Lindgrun/Lime Green) 226*
Light Ivory Y09* (change from orig. 131)
Ivory Z55* (change from orig. 132)
Light Yellow (Hellgelb) 117*
Sepia Brown (Sepiabraun) 415*
Signal Yellow 114*
Viper Green 225*

I would say they are all highly appropriate for the Touring. But as many have said, it's hard to find a color that looks horrible.

I had done the same.

You forgot Black A1 (700 in 1973) (I know, free on a GT3, but it was PTS on the GT3RS).

http://www.356-911.com/modelinfo/911...olours7173.htm

And Grand Prix white was available in 1973 even though it is not on the list above and is available PTS (the current “just” white is different than Grand Prix white).

Query whether PTS Metallic Green is the same as the 73 color. I could not tell from pictures mainly because there are so few Long hood era metallic green cars. Same question with olive and PTS Olive Green.

hf1 01-07-2018 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14715294)
Signal Orange is a color that was available in 1973 but not now, Porsche has rejected it for 991.

I've been wasting a lot of time on PTS colors lately. Based on my research, here is the complete list of colors currently available that were also available in 1973 model year, either standard or optional.

Gulf Blue 328*
Gulf Orange 019*
Irish Green Y79* (change from orig. 213)
Lighter Green (Helgrun/Jade Green) 227*
Linden Green (Lindgrun/Lime Green) 226*
Light Ivory Y09* (change from orig. 131)
Ivory Z55* (change from orig. 132)
Light Yellow (Hellgelb) 117*
Sepia Brown (Sepiabraun) 415*
Signal Yellow 114*
Viper Green 225*

I would say they are all highly appropriate for the Touring. But as many have said, it's hard to find a color that looks horrible.

Thx for sharing your research. Given how good the gt3T would look with any of these colors with silver trim/wheels I was wondering what the basis was for Tangerine's objection to Lava or even Racing Yellow touring with silver trim/wheels. Maybe I'm missing some color/design faux-pas rules for color-matching?

Would be great to at least see some renders of these color combos. It's a given that silver trim/wheels would look great in a dark color but on the other hand a fun car calls for a fun (happy) color in my book. Just look at my avatar and sig pic. :)

GEC 01-07-2018 04:53 PM


WernerE 01-07-2018 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by Tangerine (Post 14715187)
As an owner of a Lava Orange 991 GTS, please go black with all trim options. Black Touring package, black wheels, black headlights if possible. I've seen some LO with silver trim and IMO it just doesn't work. There is a reason that they went with Lava Orange as the showcase color for the 991.1 GT3 RS--when you compliment it with enough black trim it just pops and looks phenomenal in the flesh. Any silver bits counteract the effect. As an artist I find it super interesting how Lava Orange has this extreme personality difference from just little trim bits, probably more than many other colors.

The silver works fantastic IMO with the image posted, and I say this as design student/connoisseur (LeCorbusier, Noguchi, etc), but I would never attempt to tell people to “please go black......” Too, black and orange reminds me of Halloween.

Tangerine 01-07-2018 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by hf1 (Post 14715289)


What about PTS Signal Orange, a classic rs/rsr color with chrome//silver trim?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a59d0bbea5.jpg

The older generations can pull it off much better. Just like what you're showing here, killer look. I just really don't think the 991 generation can pull it off the same way. I only saw a basic 911 done that way, not a GT3.

Love the classic oranges BTW. Signal Orange, Tangerine (hence the name), etc.

Tangerine 01-07-2018 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by WernerE (Post 14716269)
The silver works fantastic IMO with the image posted, and I say this as design student/connoisseur (LeCorbusier, Noguchi, etc), but I would never attempt to tell people to “please go black......” Too, black and orange reminds me of Halloween.

But that image isn't even a photo. Actual photos don't represent the paint colors well at all. And the online config tool is even less accurate than photos.

If you have seen it in the flesh and like it then great. I even had to confirm with the dealer "is this Lava Orange?" when I saw one in the flesh for the first time. (not mine, but when I was deciding on colors) It was a Turbo S and wasn't blacked out, and I almost eliminated the color after seeing it. Not until I saw a GT3 RS with all the black bits that it became awesome in my eyes.

I don't mean to be critical of anyone's choice if you have actually seen some combo (any color combo) and love it. Everyone should love their own car and get what makes them happy! I just want to warn people who have never seen the colors in person that you cannot be prepared for some colors.

It might even be how some people's eyes work, no idea. Lava Orange gets called "salmon" and "traffic cone orange" when people are insulting it. Salmon I don't get--I live in the PNW, I am no stranger to salmon raw or otherwise, and in the flesh I don't think Lava Orange has anything to do with fish. Traffic cone orange though? Absolutely yes--and I love it. I keep meaning to put a traffic cone on my car sometime and snap a picture. :)

hf1 01-07-2018 06:28 PM

Tangerine, pls post a pic or two of your LO GTS -- maybe under different lights and showing different shades of orange.

Tangerine 01-07-2018 06:32 PM

And to answer the poll, if I ever had a shot at a GT3T, I would take a gamble and do PTS Stone Grey. It is available as PTS, though (against my own advice above) I have never seen it in the flesh. From first hand accounts however, it is several shades darker than Fashion Grey, (with Fashion Grey being on shade darker than Chalk) and warmer/richer than Fashion Grey by quite a bit.

Black wheels really throw off the medium/light grays as cameras struggle to pick the right gamma range to adjust to. Newer cameras are even worse for this as they do localized brightness/contrast adjustments to create visibly pleasing/clear pictures, but are worse and worse for accurately representing colors.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...5a58463c1c.jpg

Stone Grey

Tangerine 01-07-2018 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by hf1 (Post 14716398)
Tangerine, pls post a pic or two of your LO GTS -- maybe under different lights and showing different shades of orange.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...9267c2f84a.jpg

Lava Orange.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...eeb8c6f5f1.jpg
Again it's super hard to know what anyone is seeing from this forum--you're on a computer or phone, who knows what the gamma of your device is set at, and even the picture itself is just taking some lighting conditions of that day. See it in person if at all possible.

This even brings up the proportions of the 991 911--I never think it looks that good in pictures. But walking up to it, that takes your breath away. :)

Tangerine 01-07-2018 06:58 PM

Below are all cell phone pictures, I think all the same phone. No direct sunlight here, but that is also the hardest to capture properly in pictures. In sunlight, Lava Orange, wow. To my memory, the below pictures would be mid morning (overcast), dusk, afternoon (overcast) and night, with ugly cold parking garage lights.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...7025cb5ea9.jpg

Lava Orange different lighting examples.

hf1 01-07-2018 07:02 PM

Tangerine, thx, looks stunning! I can see it looking fantastic with silver trim/wheels too.

Nacelle 01-07-2018 07:15 PM

The GT3 in winged guise or in touring mode is a gorgeous car. I'm really looking forward to seeing some of the PTS vintage colors on the touring version, let alone the standard colors.

bluehorseshoe 01-07-2018 09:23 PM

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From Instagram

johnny2five 01-08-2018 01:39 AM

^Oh man. I think any dark color, whether it's black, grey, purple, blue or green, really fits the gt3t.

80s 01-08-2018 03:33 AM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14716707)
From Instagram

I cant find this car on their website listed so probably a car for delivery.

Anyone, is this jetblack????

Overdraft 01-08-2018 06:54 AM

My car has now arrived at port in Halifax and so I should be touching it within a week...although given the weather here, likely stay at dealer in storage until April. Be a long three months.

Oldmxnut 01-08-2018 08:08 AM


Originally Posted by Overdraft (Post 14717194)
My car has now arrived at port in Halifax and so I should be touching it within a week...although given the weather here, likely stay at dealer in storage until April. Be a long three months.

You will at least have to pop down to the dealers and share a few pics... This thread is long enough without one of us being able to share an "owners pic " :).

Ørjan 01-08-2018 08:17 AM

That Carmine red would be even nicer with alu trim and silver wheels!

jlee504 01-08-2018 09:14 AM

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I'm looking at this and my current spec is GT silver. I'm wondering if I need some color.

bluehorseshoe 01-08-2018 09:21 AM

80s - Impossible to tell from a crappy picture, but JBM would be my guess as it looks a bit more grey.

1Gunner 01-08-2018 09:31 AM


Originally Posted by Overdraft (Post 14717194)
My car has now arrived at port in Halifax and so I should be touching it within a week...although given the weather here, likely stay at dealer in storage until April. Be a long three months.

Congrats on the great news!! You may be one of the first, if not THE first customer delivered GT3 Touring in Canada!

On a plus note... it warmed up a bit today.
Yesterday at this time it was -29C with a WC -41C.... today it's -7C and rising.

fxz 01-08-2018 10:47 AM


Originally Posted by jlee504 (Post 14717307)
I'm looking at this and my current spec is GT silver. I'm wondering if I need some color.

when seen in person is beautiful

bluehorseshoe 01-08-2018 02:48 PM

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Black Touring not helped with PS wheels and black trim.

Brosef 01-08-2018 02:54 PM

^^^ I think that looks damn near perfect. To each his own

bluehorseshoe 01-08-2018 04:00 PM

In all fairness, the car is dirty and the pictures are not that great. I just can't get the original black Touring picture out of my head I guess.

johnny2five 01-08-2018 04:57 PM

^Looks great to me as well, but then again, I prefer black trim over silver on almost any color combo.

cbrett 01-08-2018 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14718134)
In all fairness, the car is dirty and the pictures are not that great. I just can't get the original black Touring picture out of my head I guess.

ditto...i am usually not a huge fan of black cars, but those black GT3T's with the silver exterior trim, satin aluminum wheels, and PCCB's are drop dead gorgeous. some side decals would just be the cherry on top.

Archimedes 01-08-2018 06:23 PM


Originally Posted by cbrett (Post 14718414)
ditto...i am usually not a huge fan of black cars, but those black GT3T's with the silver exterior trim, satin aluminum wheels, and PCCB's are drop dead gorgeous. some side decals would just be the cherry on top.

There's a black, black trim, platinum satin, PCCB car (just like my build except it's got the wing) on Instagram and it looks awesome.

Lapis 01-08-2018 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14717965)
Black Touring not helped with PS wheels and black trim.

Meh. Black GT3T definitely needs contrast in form of chrome trim and silver wheels. Glad I didn’t go this way.

NA430GTS 01-08-2018 08:31 PM


Originally Posted by jlee504
I'm looking at this and my current spec is GT silver. I'm wondering if I need some color.

Satin or black Wheels to break it up. Looks like a Coors light. Not that there's anything wrong with that. You could name it "the silver bullet"

Archimedes 01-08-2018 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14717965)
Black Touring not helped with PS wheels and black trim.

Oh I just saw that pic. That's what I speccd and I freakin' love it. The months are going to pass so slowly.

evilfij 01-08-2018 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by Archimedes (Post 14718812)
Oh I just saw that pic. That's what I speccd and I freakin' love it. The months are going to pass so slowly.

Very Darth Vader but the platinium wheels class it up. Did you go for black LEDs too?

Archimedes 01-08-2018 09:09 PM


Originally Posted by evilfij (Post 14718842)


Very Darth Vader but the platinium wheels class it up. Did you go for black LEDs too?

No, PDLS. Love the look of that car. Pure, simple, mean looking, Porsche IMO. Exactly what I want. What I love about black on this car is that it tones down the front and back black plastic bits, which I think are a bit overdone.

hf1 01-08-2018 09:43 PM

Lava would look awesome with silver Touring, silver wheels, and pccb.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...6f375d8cb1.jpg

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...2b0090171d.jpg


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...f4efa5f9a8.jpg

bluehorseshoe 01-08-2018 09:49 PM


Originally Posted by Archimedes
Oh I just saw that pic. That's what I speccd and I freakin' love it. The months are going to pass so slowly.

After second thought... I take it back. What doesn't help that picture was the picture itself. My all black GTS is my favorite color to date. Add the Platinum Satin and it'll be great.

For a moment there, I was falling into the Touring preferred spec of black with light wheels/trim because that's what the factory showed us early on. You can't **** up black!

jlee504 01-08-2018 10:59 PM

This is the pic I keep looking at over and over. I may bite the bullet and do it.

Not one person voted for lava in the poll. I may have the rarest touring of them all! And then wait 20 years for lava to become the next signal orange!


Originally Posted by hf1 (Post 14718937)
Lava would look awesome with silver Touring, silver wheels, and pccb.



https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...f4efa5f9a8.jpg


evilfij 01-08-2018 11:24 PM

Lava with silver trim for the Win. They are all going to be PTS or black/Silver/Grey.

Oldmxnut 01-09-2018 01:51 AM


Originally Posted by jlee504 (Post 14719071)
This is the pic I keep looking at over and over. I may bite the bullet and do it.

Not one person voted for lava in the poll. I may have the rarest touring of them all! And then wait 20 years for lava to become the next signal orange!



If this was the look you were going for, wouldn't you spec Guards Red which has the orange hue in certain light. Still silver wheels though. Only colours mixed with silver wheels that are not gelling for me personally are white and chalk. Possibly GT Silver but I get the all silver look.

WernerE 01-09-2018 02:03 AM


Originally Posted by jlee504 (Post 14719071)
This is the pic I keep looking at over and over. I may bite the bullet and do it.

Not one person voted for lava in the poll. I may have the rarest touring of them all! And then wait 20 years for lava to become the next signal orange!

I’m not a huge fan of lava (I prefer Signal Orange), but this looks fantastic.

WernerE 01-09-2018 02:16 AM


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14719311)
If this was the look you were going for, wouldn't you spec Guards Red which has the orange hue in certain light. Still silver wheels though. Only colours mixed with silver wheels that are not gelling for me personally are white and chalk. Possibly GT Silver but I get the all silver look.

My 2015 GT3 had silver wheels and I can’t tell you how many raved about them. While most were opting for the standard color (anthracite?), the silver wheels popped and look great with all exterior colors IMO.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...1daba287d.jpeg

Oldmxnut 01-09-2018 05:13 AM

^.. ok maybe you have point. That does look quite good. :cheers:

jlee504 01-09-2018 08:53 AM


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14719311)
If this was the look you were going for, wouldn't you spec Guards Red which has the orange hue in certain light. Still silver wheels though. Only colours mixed with silver wheels that are not gelling for me personally are white and chalk. Possibly GT Silver but I get the all silver look.

I had a guards red turbo s and I ended up not loving it, it was bright with a slight orange tinge/hue. I’ve seen a lava orange RS several times now at the track. I can see the salmon hue if you think about it and try and see it otherwise I see orange. It’s darker and not as pretty as gulf orange but it works.

Do do you guys think the headlights on this orange R are black or standard leds?

what also different on the gt3t from the r are the additional black scoops on the front nose that the 991.1 didn’t have. I wonder how those will change the look of this car.

bluehorseshoe 01-09-2018 09:24 AM

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These are definitely LEDs in Black.

jlee504 01-09-2018 11:06 AM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe
These are definitely LEDs in Black.

And do you think the wheels are closer to satin aluminum or standard ? On the 991.2 the standards seem pretty bright. But on this R I suspect they are satin aluminum to go with the white stripes.

bluehorseshoe 01-09-2018 11:35 AM

Definitely not Platinum Satin.

Those look like the standard 911R Satin Aluminum wheels (optional on the GT3).

hf1 01-09-2018 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by jlee504 (Post 14719510)
I had a guards red turbo s and I ended up not loving it, it was bright with a slight orange tinge/hue. I’ve seen a lava orange RS several times now at the track. I can see the salmon hue if you think about it and try and see it otherwise I see orange. It’s darker and not as pretty as gulf orange but it works.



The darker orange would work/contrast especially good against the bright silver wheels, trim and headlights.


Do do you guys think the headlights on this orange R are black or standard leds?
I'd go with the standard silver headlights. The standard silver wheels on the .2 gt3 are shining brighter than the satin alu wheels (on many pics and as reported by owners) which makes them a better fit for the shiny/silver theme against the orange.


what also different on the gt3t from the r are the additional black scoops on the front nose that the 991.1 didn’t have. I wonder how those will change the look of this car.

A little black trim here and there will be helpful. Even the rs/rsr had some black trim (and black center Fuchs) to break up the chrome/silver theme a bit.

And pepita seat inserts to bring the silver/black theme inside, either CXX or after-market, would close the deal.

sampelligrino 01-09-2018 02:44 PM

I was under the impression that the 911R's silver wheels were the 991.2 GT3 standard wheels in glossy silver finish (which was an option on the 991.1 GT3), not the matte aluminum finish (don't even think that was an option, but I never had the chance to spec an R :) )

A lot of the R's online I've seen had the standard silver wheels with black LEDs, I don't think I saw a single R with the silver (standard) LEDs and silver wheels, maybe it wasn't a configurable option

I personally think a Lava Orange Touring Pack will look awesome, and be very unique. I would go with Black touring pack to match the black accents of the .2 car, standard silver wheels, and it's a toss up for me on black or standard silver LEDs, but I'll lean towards the silver LEDs to match the silver wheels (what I ended up with on my GT3 build). I have the black LEDs on my C4 right now and after Archimedes told me that he thinks it looks like eye liner on the car's headlights I can't stop thinking that when I see my car lol.

Chris88 01-09-2018 03:56 PM

CARB GT3 touring's are released!!! Just got word from my SA that my touring is in. I'm heading to see it this afternoon and will post photos later today. I'm excited :roflmao:

evilfij 01-09-2018 04:37 PM

Ok, you beat me. Mine is no where to be found.

GT3 KSA 01-09-2018 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by Chris88
CARB GT3 touring's are released!!! Just got word from my SA that my touring is in. I'm heading to see it this afternoon and will post photos later today. I'm excited :roflmao:

congrats! waiting for the pictures!

jlee504 01-09-2018 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe
Definitely not Platinum Satin.

Those look like the standard 911R Satin Aluminum wheels (optional on the GT3).

Yeah they look satin aluminum to me. I can't get behind silver trim on non dark color cars. I think the sapphire blue show model is too light so I figured it would be too light on lava as well. I went lava with black touring black leds and satin aluminum wheels.

Let's see how it turns out!

Chris88 01-10-2018 01:04 AM

Here's my touring before the PDI. First of all, I absolutely love it. I had my doubts about White, after seeing how great the touring looks in dark colors with the Silver trim. It amazes me how much better it looks in person. One very interesting note: the "Porsche" on the rear bumper should be in Silver letters. As you can see, the letters are Black. Everything else is Silver (window trim, exhaust tips, and headlight washer nipples). Not sure what I'm going to do at this point. The dealer cannot do clear bra for over a week, so I'm picking it up tomorrow afternoon and will have it done at an independent shop. More photos after pickup.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...95b86e24b2.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...93f0584cc7.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...d629dcdc30.jpg

Bruce R 01-10-2018 01:13 AM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14721454)
Here's my touring before the PDI. First of all, I absolutely love it. I had my doubts about White, after seeing how great the touring looks in dark colors with the Silver trim. It amazes me how much better it looks in person. One very interesting note: the "Porsche" on the rear bumper should be in Silver letters. As you can see, the letters are Black. Everything else is Silver (window trim, exhaust tips, and headlight washer nipples). Not sure what I'm going to do at this point. The dealer cannot do clear bra for over a week, so I'm picking it up tomorrow afternoon and will have it done at an independent shop. More photos after pickup.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...95b86e24b2.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...93f0584cc7.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...d629dcdc30.jpg

Congrats that looks great! Yeah PORSCHE in black that's a mistake on Porsche's part. (queue joke about there being no mistakes in Germany)

R.Deacon 01-10-2018 01:16 AM

Chris sure is a beauty congrats ,
to me the black P lettering doesn't miss as blends nicely with black motor grill , another option would be remove it altogether

sampelligrino 01-10-2018 01:54 AM

Congrats on the new Touring pack, looks great. IMO honestly I like the black lettering to match the other black bits and I like the silver trim so maybe you got the best of both worlds :) You'll have the 1 of 1 Touring pack Black AND Silver. But if it bothers you I am sure Porsche will fix it

GT3 KSA 01-10-2018 05:31 AM


Originally Posted by Chris88
very interesting note: the "Porsche" on the rear bumper should be in Silver letters. As you can see, the letters are Black

You can tell them this, they can order you the letters in Silver and when it comes they can install it for you for free.

Congrats looks great! This confirms that chalk with silver trim silver wheels ans base xenons will also look awesome

928cs 01-10-2018 06:04 AM

Nice car, Chris.

I wouldn't touch the black Porsche script letters. I think that they are nicer than silver on this white car.
Also, this is funny to see such a mistake.

Bardman 01-10-2018 06:06 AM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14721454)
Here's my touring before the PDI. First of all, I absolutely love it. I had my doubts about White, after seeing how great the touring looks in dark colors with the Silver trim. It amazes me how much better it looks in person. One very interesting note: the "Porsche" on the rear bumper should be in Silver letters. As you can see, the letters are Black. Everything else is Silver (window trim, exhaust tips, and headlight washer nipples). Not sure what I'm going to do at this point. The dealer cannot do clear bra for over a week, so I'm picking it up tomorrow afternoon and will have it done at an independent shop. More photos after pickup.

Congrats dude, looks awesome! I find it bizarre that it left the factory with the wrong colour lettering on the back. IMO I would definitely get them to change it, as silver here helps to tie the look all together. If not getting my PTS colour I would be going white for sure! :thumbup:

jlee504 01-10-2018 08:02 AM

Chris congrats! First touring in the us?

Weird on the letters but easy enough to fix. What wheels are those? Standard?

Jimmy-D 01-10-2018 08:39 AM

Simple- If you are doing the whole car with PPF the lettering has to come off any way. Have them send you the ones in Chrome. I think it will look better and more unique in Chrome

evilfij 01-10-2018 08:46 AM

Congrats!

I would look at the black letters as an “error” coin/stamp/baseball card. You have pictures of them on pre-PDI and they look good against the white, makes the car’s story that much more interesting.


Chris88 01-10-2018 10:58 AM

Thanks guys, appreciate all the positive feedback on the car. At this point, I think I'll leave the Black letters, as it does go well with the Black grill, plus I sort of like the idea of the “error” coin/stamp/baseball card idea. Should also go better with the Black license plate I ordered.

Not sure if my touring is the first one in the US, but I do know it was the first one built for NA, and most likely the first one on the West Coast. Maybe that explains the screw up with the PORSCHE lettering.

Picking it up this afternoon and driving from the East Bay over the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Should be a great first drive.

_fletch 01-10-2018 11:09 AM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14721895)
Thanks guys, appreciate all the positive feedback on the car. At this point, I think I'll leave the Black letters, as it does go well with the Black grill, plus I sort of like the idea of the “error” coin/stamp/baseball card idea. Should also go better with the Black license plate I ordered.

Not sure if my touring is the first one in the US, but I do know it was the first one built for NA, and most likely the first one on the West Coast. Maybe that explains the screw up with the PORSCHE lettering.

Picking it up this afternoon and driving from the East Bay over the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Should be a great first drive.

Good for you, however at the very least I would make Porsche send you the letters in silver so you can have them if you ever change your mind, or to pass along if/when you sell the car. I'm pretty sure they must be more that a little embarrassed by such a clanger of a mistake!

BTW - if you get a chance can you please post some more pics of your car? Mine is almost identical spec arriving in March hopefully. Particularly interested in the headlights and the interior options you chose :) Oh, and congratulations!

hf1 01-10-2018 11:17 AM

Congrats on the new Touring. Looks hot! And more pics, of course! :)

tasman 01-10-2018 11:30 AM

Congrats. Looks great

Archimedes 01-10-2018 12:34 PM

The white looks great. The lettering thing is funny. I agree with the earlier poster that I'd make them send you the silver letters, just in case you ever want to change it.

Chris88 01-10-2018 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by _fletch (Post 14721922)
Good for you, however at the very least I would make Porsche send you the letters in silver so you can have them if you ever change your mind, or to pass along if/when you sell the car. I'm pretty sure they must be more that a little embarrassed by such a clanger of a mistake!

BTW - if you get a chance can you please post some more pics of your car? Mine is almost identical spec arriving in March hopefully. Particularly interested in the headlights and the interior options you chose :) Oh, and congratulations!

Good idea on the Silver letters. I'll request them. This is not the biggest mistake I've seen Porsche make. I saw a 911R with "GT3RS" embroidered on the seats. I heard the owner was furious.

Will definitely get more pictures today after pickup, both inside and out.

Also, FWIW, for all of you guys waiting on your cars, just try to be patient. My wait had some very frustrating times between sitting at the Emden port for a month, my ship seemingly on a milk run with numerous stops, then not knowing how long the CARB certification would take. I know it's a cliche, but it is definitely worth the wait.

brownan 01-10-2018 02:57 PM

That white looks great. Agree that PORSCHE should be ideally Silver v Black. Frankly, I'd like it to say "Touring". I thought I remembered there is a custom Porsche script place on the Interwebs. Did a search and found it. Have a look at this place...they could whip one up.

http://www.nameyourporsche.com

_fletch 01-10-2018 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by brownan (Post 14722434)
That white looks great. Agree that PORSCHE should be ideally Silver v Black. Frankly, I'd like it to say "Touring". I thought I remembered there is a custom Porsche script place on the Interwebs. Did a search and found it. Have a look at this place...they could whip one up.

http://www.nameyourporsche.com

OMFG 600 euros!!! I am going to have to start a new business selling customized Porsche headlight nipples.

Chris88 01-11-2018 12:59 AM

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...035079de00.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a4b0e45374.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a5fd97e8cf.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...f89e37872e.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...51797fff5b.jpg
Picked up my touring today and unfortunately, hit rain that was not forecasted. Fortunately, it was dry around home. Here're some initial impressions after a along, exhausting day (got up at 4:00 to get some work done):

- as stated previously, I love White more than expected. The car looks so much better in person
- love the LWB's, they are very comfortable and fit me well
- PCCB's already squeak a little...doesn't bother me
- engine sound from inside reminds me of air cooled 911's - I like that
- noise at freeway speeds was much less than expected. Noise was only somewhat high on rough/old asphalt
- standard radio is much better then expected. Glad I didn't spend the money on Bose
- as noted many times, very difficult to stay under 4,000 RPM
- I love how stealthy the touring is
- can't wait to drive the car tomorrow
- the car is spectacular and seems to get better with every mile





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bigskyGT3 01-11-2018 01:15 AM

Beautiful car congrats. I think the black lettering in back looks great. It ties in well with the other black bits.

RBH 01-11-2018 03:46 AM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14723607)
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...035079de00.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a4b0e45374.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a5fd97e8cf.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...f89e37872e.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...51797fff5b.jpg
Picked up my touring today and unfortunately, hit rain that was not forecasted. Fortunately, it was dry around home. Here're some initial impressions after a along, exhausting day (got up at 4:00 to get some work done):

- as stated previously, I love White more than expected. The car looks so much better in person
- love the LWB's, they are very comfortable and fit me well
- PCCB's already squeak a little...doesn't bother me
- engine sound from inside reminds me of air cooled 911's - I like that
- noise at freeway speeds was much less than expected. Noise was only somewhat high on rough/old asphalt
- standard radio is much better then expected. Glad I didn't spend the money on Bose
- as noted many times, very difficult to stay under 4,000 RPM
- I love how stealthy the touring is
- can't wait to drive the car tomorrow
- the car is spectacular and seems to get better with every mile





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That is gorgeous. Is it plain white or Carrara white?

Loving the black 'Porsche' lettering on the back btw, it gives a bit more interesting contrast. Congrats!

_fletch 01-11-2018 05:16 AM

She's gorgeous. Congratulations!

GT3 KSA 01-11-2018 05:16 AM


Originally Posted by Chris88
exhausting day

i am sure it was worth it :thumbup: nice pictures, you have any from the front that you can share?

Oldmxnut 01-11-2018 07:38 AM

Hi Chris, whats your thoughts on the corduroy seat centres ? Im liking them more from a looks perspective at least...

PS ever thought about a white seat belt ?

hf1 01-11-2018 08:41 AM

Chris, looks gorgeous in white with silver trim/wheels! The Touring interior looks much better than the non-touring.

Oldmxnut, white seat-belts would be a mistake, IMO. I prefer black belts in general but white would be especially wrong both from contrast perspective (too strong) and keeping them white/clean.

Oldmxnut 01-11-2018 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by hf1 (Post 14723879)
Chris, looks gorgeous in white with silver trim/wheels! The Touring interior looks much better than the non-touring.

Oldmxnut, white seat-belts would be a mistake, IMO. I prefer black belts in general but white would be especially wrong both from contrast perspective (too strong) and keeping them white/clean.

Im not so sure.. agree on the keeping clean point, but the contrast white, Id go for that i think .. again all personal perspectives. No right answer.

+1 on the touring interior being better then non touring.

GT3 KSA 01-11-2018 09:57 AM

If car has PCCBS then yellow belts is best option

Since when does Porsche offer white belts? I was under the impression that they offer red, yellow, silver, miami blue and regular black for the GT3 only

Provie 01-11-2018 11:08 AM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14723607)
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...035079de00.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a4b0e45374.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a5fd97e8cf.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...f89e37872e.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...51797fff5b.jpg
Picked up my touring today and unfortunately, hit rain that was not forecasted. Fortunately, it was dry around home. Here're some initial impressions after a along, exhausting day (got up at 4:00 to get some work done):

- as stated previously, I love White more than expected. The car looks so much better in person
- love the LWB's, they are very comfortable and fit me well
- PCCB's already squeak a little...doesn't bother me
- engine sound from inside reminds me of air cooled 911's - I like that
- noise at freeway speeds was much less than expected. Noise was only somewhat high on rough/old asphalt
- standard radio is much better then expected. Glad I didn't spend the money on Bose
- as noted many times, very difficult to stay under 4,000 RPM
- I love how stealthy the touring is
- can't wait to drive the car tomorrow
- the car is spectacular and seems to get better with every mile





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congrats! She’s a beauty!

PCCB’s squeal will improve over time (couple thousand miles).


Chris88 01-11-2018 01:23 PM

Some answers and comments:

- My color is plain White, with Satin Aluminum wheels
- I love the seat material, seams softer and more grippy than striped version
- White seat belts sound interesting (if they were available), but I like the my "basic" interior...sort of old school
- good to hear about brake squeal, although a little is sorta race car cool
- I'll take some more photos today and include the front

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Archimedes 01-11-2018 02:45 PM

Canada Road!

LAGinz 01-11-2018 03:05 PM

Beautiful car. While people have differing experiences , the PCCBs on my 991.1 still squeal after 12,000 miles. I've had to do a kind of bedding in procedure a few times. I do find though that after the wheel area is washed the squealing goes away....until it reappears 😆

GT3 01-11-2018 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by LAGinz (Post 14724653)
Beautiful car. While people have differing experiences , the PCCBs on my 991.1 still squeal after 12,000 miles. I've had to do a kind of bedding in procedure a few times. I do find though that after the wheel area is washed the squealing goes away....until it reappears 😆

There’s a brake bedding procedure that eliminates the noise. I did every time I installed new pads and never had noise in my PCCBs.

Chris88 01-11-2018 04:01 PM


Originally Posted by Archimedes (Post 14724610)
Canada Road!

Yep! I live very close.

Chris88 01-11-2018 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by GT3 (Post 14724715)


There’s a brake bedding procedure that eliminates the noise. I did every time I installed new pads and never had noise in my PCCBs.

Do you guys care to share the PCCB bedding in procedure?

Archimedes 01-11-2018 04:31 PM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14724787)
Yep! I live very close.

Same, I'm just down the road about 15 minutes.

WernerE 01-12-2018 12:08 AM

Very nice white GT3 Touring - mine won’t look too dissimilar. It appears Porsche installed better looking hardware on the LWBs this time around. And though Porsche dropped a wart on the rear deck, at least it’s not on the roof.

hf1 01-12-2018 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by WernerE (Post 14725771)
Very nice white GT3 Touring - mine won’t look too dissimilar. It appears Porsche installed better looking hardware on the LWBs this time around. And though Porsche dropped a wart on the rear deck, at least it’s not on the roof.

Is the wart for the GPS/nav or for the Sat radio? Would any options choices make it go away?

CamsPorsche 01-12-2018 09:03 AM

Regardless of the voting and what guys and gals have actually ordered, here's what's been produced:https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...bef8af2c3d.jpg

1Gunner 01-12-2018 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by Overdraft (Post 14717194)
My car has now arrived at port in Halifax and so I should be touching it within a week...although given the weather here, likely stay at dealer in storage until April. Be a long three months.




Originally Posted by CamsPorsche (Post 14726178)
Regardless of the voting and what guys and gals have actually ordered, here's what's been produced:


A Canadian Touring was announced beginning of this week that it was already in Halifax. Would assume it's VIN has existed for a couple of weeks.
Curious why the chart shows zero Canadian Touring cars for January.

Irregardless great data! Can't wait to for pics to start popping up as these cars reach their new homes!!

hf1 01-12-2018 10:17 AM

Only 8/38 with the silver touring package. People not buying into the retro chrome look. What a shame.

Riz 01-12-2018 10:34 AM

Honestly, the touring just looks like a plain 911 C4S with slightly different sport design aero treatment/diffuser with some center locking wheels thrown in. I do need new glasses. It is definitely more subtle and looks good in the silver, grey, and black to me. The real winged GT3 is really the way it looks right to me in any color except Carmine. It has an aerokit specific to it, and looks fast standing still. The touring is better than the R in specs, but it is not the R. A GT3 by definition has a fixed wing!

Nacelle 01-12-2018 10:38 AM


Originally Posted by hf1 (Post 14726281)
Only 8/38 with the silver touring package. People not buying into the retro chrome look. What a shame.

For all it's worth, if I had picked a touring option GT3, I think the retro chrome look with corresponding color headlights trim and wheels in a vintage color would be ideal. Add some special seats in Houndstooth and bingo, you are done... chrome trim in the more modern color palette, not so sure.

The pix are great!

Archimedes 01-12-2018 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by Riz
Honestly, the touring just looks like a plain 911 C4S with slightly different sport design aero treatment/diffuser with some center locking wheels thrown in. I do need new glasses. It is definitely more subtle and looks good in the silver, grey, and black to me. The real winged GT3 is really the way it looks right to me in any color except Carmine. It has an aerokit specific to it, and looks fast standing still. The touring is better than the R in specs, but it is not the R. A GT3 by definition has a fixed wing!

Yeah but some of us prefer that our GT3 has all the performance without the 2F2F package. But it's good to know what you think.

CamsPorsche 01-12-2018 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by 1Gunner (Post 14726193)
A Canadian Touring was announced beginning of this week that it was already in Halifax. Would assume it's VIN has existed for a couple of weeks.
Curious why the chart shows zero Canadian Touring cars for January.

Irregardless great data! Can't wait to for pics to start popping up as these cars reach their new homes!!

That very well could be the case. We have 10 CDN builds that don't show interior options for some reason (intentionally not there). Those could be Touring cars...but normally we see option code 032 or 039 in the build sheets.

If we could get proof of the VIN on that car it may help us to identify other incoming Touring cars for Canada.

1Gunner 01-12-2018 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by CamsPorsche (Post 14726514)
That very well could be the case. We have 10 CDN builds that don't show interior options for some reason (intentionally not there). Those could be Touring cars...but normally we see option code 032 or 039 in the build sheets.

If we could get proof of the VIN on that car it may help us to identify other incoming Touring cars for Canada.

Perhaps PM Overdraft?
Looking forward to seeing his car in person, hopefully next week.

WernerE 01-12-2018 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by hf1 (Post 14726159)
Is the wart for the GPS/nav or for the Sat radio? Would any options choices make it go away?

I'll defer to others who may know, but I believe you need to to select radio delete to kill the wart.

CamsPorsche 01-12-2018 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by 1Gunner (Post 14726533)
Perhaps PM Overdraft?
Looking forward to seeing his car in person, hopefully next week.

Good idea. Ive sent him a PM

drdonger 01-12-2018 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by Bruce R (Post 14721467)
Congrats that looks great! Yeah PORSCHE in black that's a mistake on Porsche's part. (queue joke about there being no mistakes in Germany)

Just purchase another logo and have them put it on They should have a ton of Silver Porsche logos laying around. If you PPF the whole care it will need to be removed anyhow. Just make sure you make a template first with masking tape. The black does look odd with the silver door trim and wheels.

evilfij 01-12-2018 01:06 PM

Anyone else in a US carb state get a touring yet? Dealer and PCNA are both telling me no CARB approval for touring.

Archimedes 01-12-2018 01:09 PM


Originally Posted by evilfij (Post 14726681)
Anyone else in a US carb state get a touring yet? Dealer and PCNA are both telling me no CARB approval for touring.

Chris's white one above is in California, so I can't imagine the approval hasn't already been received. No way they'd deliver a car out here in the Republik without it.

evilfij 01-12-2018 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by Archimedes (Post 14726687)
Chris's white one above is in California, so I can't imagine the approval hasn't already been received. No way they'd deliver a car out here in the Republik without it.

I know but both dealer and PCNA are saying and showing no CARB approval and it is not on the CARB website.

Chris88 01-12-2018 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by evilfij (Post 14726739)


I know but both dealer and PCNA are saying and showing no CARB approval and it is not on the CARB website.

Weird, I was told another touring was delivered in Southern California.

evilfij 01-12-2018 03:33 PM

100% not CARB approved. PCNA told me my car was going to sit at port and to pound sand and wait for my original delivery date.

promocop 01-12-2018 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by Riz (Post 14726312)
Honestly, the touring just looks like a plain 911 C4S with slightly different sport design aero treatment/diffuser with some center locking wheels thrown in. I do need new glasses. It is definitely more subtle and looks good in the silver, grey, and black to me. The real winged GT3 is really the way it looks right to me in any color except Carmine. It has an aerokit specific to it, and looks fast standing still. The touring is better than the R in specs, but it is not the R. A GT3 by definition has a fixed wing!

Totally agree! With the wing to hide that boring ass grill cover, just get a C4S

Chris88 01-12-2018 03:49 PM


Originally Posted by WernerE (Post 14725771)
Very nice white GT3 Touring - mine won’t look too dissimilar. It appears Porsche installed better looking hardware on the LWBs this time around. And though Porsche dropped a wart on the rear deck, at least it’s not on the roof.

Thank you, and it looks so much better in person. What part of the hardware on the LWB's looks better? I agree about the wart not being on the roof, and have to say I haven't really paid much attention to it on the rear deck...so many other, better things to focus on...

sampelligrino 01-12-2018 03:49 PM


Originally Posted by Riz (Post 14726312)
Honestly, the touring just looks like a plain 911 C4S with slightly different sport design aero treatment/diffuser with some center locking wheels thrown in. I do need new glasses. It is definitely more subtle and looks good in the silver, grey, and black to me. The real winged GT3 is really the way it looks right to me in any color except Carmine. It has an aerokit specific to it, and looks fast standing still. The touring is better than the R in specs, but it is not the R. A GT3 by definition has a fixed wing!

Keep in mind that I bet the demand for the GT3 is higher than ever now because it is the last naturally aspirated 911 Porsche makes. So many are in the GT3T market coming from a NA Carrera and likely prefer the classic 911 lines.... I'm with you that a GT3 should have a wing but I also completely understand the allure of the touring pack

Different strokes for different folks, that is the MO of Porsche with the infinite number of configurations up and down the 911 range

sampelligrino 01-12-2018 03:50 PM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14727034)
Thank you, and it looks so much better in person. What part of the hardware on the LWB's looks better? I agree about the wart not being on the roof, and have to say I haven't really paid much attention to it on the rear deck...so many other, better things to focus on...

Chris, happy with the standard interior? Even paying attention to it? Driving impressions???? How is the suspension, driving around the Bay Area with the car? Use the FAL yet?

Chris88 01-12-2018 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by drdonger (Post 14726664)
Just purchase another logo and have them put it on They should have a ton of Silver Porsche logos laying around. If you PPF the whole care it will need to be removed anyhow. Just make sure you make a template first with masking tape. The black does look odd with the silver door trim and wheels.

My SA says Porsche will fix the screwup, but only if I let the dealer replace them. I wanted to get the chrome letters and just keep them if I ever decide to change them. I actually prefer them in Black and feel it works. Plus I sort of like that it may be the only one like it.

bluehorseshoe 01-12-2018 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by CamsPorsche (Post 14726178)
Regardless of the voting and what guys and gals have actually ordered, here's what's been produced:https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...bef8af2c3d.jpg

Interesting. Hard to avoid black trim, engrained in our psyche. I bet the PTS builds will be include more of the bright standard trim.

bluehorseshoe 01-12-2018 04:42 PM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14727054)
My SA says Porsche will fix the screwup, but only if I let the dealer replace them. I wanted to get the chrome letters and just keep them if I ever decide to change them. I actually prefer them in Black and feel it works. Plus I sort of like that it may be the only one like it.

They should just order you the letters, should have nothing to do with them doing it or not.

Jimmy-D 01-12-2018 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14727176)


They should just order you the letters, should have nothing to do with them doing it or not.


Just have them order it. When they call you tell the you will pick it up because you are having PPF put on whole car.

Archimedes 01-12-2018 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14727054)
My SA says Porsche will fix the screwup, but only if I let the dealer replace them. I wanted to get the chrome letters and just keep them if I ever decide to change them. I actually prefer them in Black and feel it works. Plus I sort of like that it may be the only one like it.

If I were in your shoes, I would say 'fine, send the dealer the letters'. Then when they arrived I would go to the dealer and say, give me the letters. You screwed up, I don't want stuff being pulled on and off my brand new car but I deserve to have them in case I ever sell the car. Period. I would simply demand they give them to me.

1Gunner 01-12-2018 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14727176)


They should just order you the letters, should have nothing to do with them doing it or not.

+1 100%.
Chris88 why should you be asked to compromise because they screwed up?? Still cool that it's a 1 of 1 because they screwed up.

Chewylewis 01-12-2018 11:05 PM

I saw this car yesterday in South San Fran and it is remarkable. It's clean and mean. Congrats Chris88.

Chris88 01-12-2018 11:35 PM


Originally Posted by Chewylewis (Post 14727827)
I saw this car yesterday in South San Fran and it is remarkable. It's clean and mean. Congrats Chris88.

That was me! Where'd you see me? I took it up to show a good Porsche buddy who's business is out near Genentech. Glad it looked remarkable and clean. I can't stop turning and looking back at it after parking :p

Chris88 01-12-2018 11:38 PM


Originally Posted by Archimedes (Post 14727193)
If I were in your shoes, I would say 'fine, send the dealer the letters'. Then when they arrived I would go to the dealer and say, give me the letters. You screwed up, I don't want stuff being pulled on and off my brand new car but I deserve to have them in case I ever sell the car. Period. I would simply demand they give them to me.

Good advise, I will try that tactic. The buracracy is silly.

Chris88 01-13-2018 12:01 AM


Originally Posted by sampelligrino (Post 14727041)
Chris, happy with the standard interior? Even paying attention to it? Driving impressions???? How is the suspension, driving around the Bay Area with the car? Use the FAL yet?

Good question. I am absolutely happy with the standard interior. It looks just fine and I now am glad I didn't spend any money on extra leather. The standard dash looks just fine.

The suspension around here is also much more comfortable than expected. My wife even said "it rides much better than expected and the LWB seats are more confortahbe then I thought they'd be. We need to take a weekend trip soon." I switched the shocks to the firm setting and she said "that's what I thought the car would feel like." On another note (I've already commented on this), the standard radio is much, much better than I expected. Listening to some old Led Zeppelin (Ramble On) today sounded great, although, I find myself turning it down often to hear the other music from the rear of the car.

As far as driving impressions, it's extraordinary. I've never felt so connected, and "at one" with a car. It simply feels perfect, and only gets better with every mile. The only negative is that I've already scraped the lip spoiler a few times (neglected to use front lift). Anyone who says the lift is not needed, must only drive in perfectly flat areas. I'm going to put it on my bother's lift tomorrow and see what else I amy have scraped. Needless to say, staying under 4 grand is frustrating...much more than expected. I feel like the car teases you as you get to about 3800 RPM's, as it just starts to feel special at that point.

sampelligrino 01-13-2018 12:16 AM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14727889)
Good question. I am absolutely happy with the standard interior. It looks just fine and I now am glad I didn't spend any money on extra leather. The standard dash looks just fine.

The suspension around here is also much more comfortable than expected. My wife even said "it rides much better than expected and the LWB seats are more confortahbe then I thought they'd be. We need to take a weekend trip soon." I switched the shocks to the firm setting and she said "that's what I thought the car would feel like." On another note (I've already commented on this), the standard radio is much, much better than I expected. Listening to some old Led Zeppelin (Ramble On) today sounded great, although, I find myself turning it down often to hear the other music from the rear of the car.

As far as driving impressions, it's extraordinary. I've never felt so connected, and "at one" with a car. It simply feels perfect, and only gets better with every mile. The only negative is that I've already scraped the lip spoiler a few times (neglected to use front lift). Anyone who says the lift is not needed, must only drive in perfectly flat areas. I'm going to put it on my bother's lift tomorrow and see what else I amy have scraped. Needless to say, staying under 4 grand is frustrating...much more than expected. I feel like the car teases you as you get to about 3800 RPM's, as it just starts to feel special at that point.

Fantastic - Sounds like you are loving the car which unsurprising but at the same time is awesome to hear. I have no idea how I will be able to restrain myself from taking the car well past 4k on delivery once the engine/drivetrain is warm lol. My GT3 will end up in CA (unsure of SF or LA yet) so I was curious to get your impressions on the suspension and Im happy to hear that its more comfortable than you expected.

The scraping already scares me coming from a standard .2 Carrera, it will be a cross to bear with this car but likely minor in the grand scheme of things...curious to see when you get it on the lift if it was just the front plastic lip or other parts of the underbody/rear diffuser

GT3 KSA 01-13-2018 04:27 AM


Originally Posted by sampelligrino

The scraping already scares me coming from a standard .2 Carrera

If you get FAL and engage it i am sure it will clear more than standard .2 Carrera does

_fletch 01-13-2018 08:00 AM

Hey Chris - would it be possible to post a couple of pics from the front?

Loving reading your impressions of the car. Makes my wait that much more exciting

GT3 01-13-2018 10:35 AM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14727889)
I've never felt so connected, and "at one" with a car. It simply feels perfect, and only gets better with every mile.

This must be you first GT3. I felt the same way with my first GT3.

Chris88 01-13-2018 11:01 AM

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...c193417c27.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...50628c9390.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...b6147e8605.jpg

Originally Posted by _fletch (Post 14728181)
Hey Chris - would it be possible to post a couple of pics from the front?

Loving reading your impressions of the car. Makes my wait that much more exciting

Sure. Let me know if you want anymore shots this morning, as I'll be traveling for a while. And yes, I need a new driveway...coming soon.

GT3 KSA 01-13-2018 01:35 PM

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Found this on insta i think it looks great carmine with silver trim and silver wheels and standard lights?

_fletch 01-13-2018 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14728392)
Sure. Let me know if you want anymore shots this morning, as I'll be traveling for a while. And yes, I need a new driveway...coming soon.

Thank you sir! Those pics are almost NSFW!

sampelligrino 01-13-2018 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14728392)

WOW what a gorgeous shot, wallpaper worthy

Bardman 01-13-2018 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by GT3 KSA (Post 14728687)
Found this on insta i think it looks great carmine with silver trim and silver wheels and standard lights?

Glad I went for the silver wheels, I like how they match the silver trim.

GT3 KSA 01-13-2018 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by Bardman
Glad I went for the silver wheels, I like how they match the silver trim.

U went with carmine for exterior?

Bardman 01-13-2018 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by GT3 KSA (Post 14729153)
U went with carmine for exterior?

Oak Green - I think this is the first touring photo I have seen with silver trim and wheels is all. :)

Siriuslux 01-13-2018 07:15 PM

Nachtblau that is - the car Walter Röhrl is driving.

993RR 01-13-2018 07:30 PM

Not jet black?

porscheflat6 01-13-2018 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by GT3 KSA (Post 14728687)
Found this on insta i think it looks great carmine with silver trim and silver wheels and standard lights?

love this spec

Chris88 01-14-2018 12:39 AM


Originally Posted by sampelligrino (Post 14729106)
WOW what a gorgeous shot, wallpaper worthy

Thanks, but the back half of the car was cut off. The actual photo shows the whole car.

bluehorseshoe 01-14-2018 06:17 PM

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Agate

NA430GTS 01-14-2018 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe
Agate

That looks really good against the satin Alum Wheels. I'm still undecided about color. Love black but I just don't want to be on the car wash treadmill. GTSilver and now Agate are my fall backs. PTS Brewster green if PTS is available.

Archimedes 01-14-2018 06:32 PM

Love agate but would have gone platinum wheels and black trim. Don't think the chrome trim looks right with Agate.

4pipes 01-14-2018 06:46 PM

Sure looks purdy to me.

Pussman 01-14-2018 06:47 PM

Agate Touring
 

Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14730762)
Agate

Absolutely love it. Think darker colours really suit it. Love the chrome trim with the grey.

James Walker 01-14-2018 07:59 PM

Porsche charges the dealer $3k for tourist delivery. If you pay that the tourist delivery will magically become available.

_fletch 01-14-2018 08:16 PM

It's odd how almost all the pics so far of the Touring are with the silver/chrome option whereas the stats show that over-overwhelmingly people went with the black option.

WernerE 01-14-2018 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by _fletch (Post 14730972)
It's odd how almost all the pics so far of the Touring are with the silver/chrome option whereas the stats show that over-overwhelmingly people went with the black option.

Probably embarrassed regret? :D

Bardman 01-14-2018 10:19 PM


Originally Posted by Archimedes (Post 14730776)
Love agate but would have gone platinum wheels and black trim. Don't think the chrome trim looks right with Agate.

My GT4 is agate with black trim and platinum wheels. Looks great, but I think the silver trim with silver wheels would look fantastic on an agate Touring!


Originally Posted by WernerE (Post 14730978)
Probably embarrassed regret? :D

Lol. I dont really understand why more people haven't gone with the silver trim, all the photos I have seen of it look amazing.

jlee504 01-14-2018 10:34 PM

I thought about ordering an Agate car with silver trim glad I saw this! So far I think the silver trim still looks the best against black or dark blue. The more I look at it the more i'm glad I'm going with the black touring option.

Oldmxnut 01-15-2018 10:36 AM

Just a quick shout out to the fellas at NS2. They did a bit of work for me last few weeks on my touring before production started. Really happy with final spec and how they where able to replicate decals and all the additional interior work. Even mirror reflections and leather grain. Actually going to make a print of their work for the pool room.

Recommend them and great job guys.

GT3 01-15-2018 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14731785)
Just a quick shout out to the fellas at NS2. They did a bit of work for me last few weeks on my touring before production started. Really happy with final spec and how they where able to replicate decals and all the additional interior work. Even mirror reflections and leather grain. Actually going to make a print of their work for the pool room.

Recommend them and great job guys.

Yeah, they some for me too. Great work and very helpful in the visualization process.

GT3 KSA 01-15-2018 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut
Just a quick shout out to the fellas at NS2. They did a bit of work for me last few weeks on my touring before production started. Really happy with final spec and how they where able to replicate decals and all the additional interior work. Even mirror reflections and leather grain. Actually going to make a print of their work for the pool room.

Recommend them and great job guys.

Share what they did for you

Oldmxnut 01-15-2018 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by GT3 KSA (Post 14731864)
Share what they did for you

Hi, will do a bit closer to delivery, prefer to keep the detail close for now sorry. But it was more a note for anyone thinking through different ideas, to give them a go. Easy to deal with.

cwcsvt 01-15-2018 12:06 PM

Mine is set to arrive on April 13th. GT Silver, PCCB, Buckets, Black Wheels, Black package, and Black LED lights.

1Gunner 01-15-2018 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by GT3 KSA (Post 14731864)
Share what they did for you

+1.
They did some visualization work for me also, great guys to deal with, very helpful!!
BTW I've shared my visualizations... ;) Just sayin'

NA430GTS 01-15-2018 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by cwcsvt
Mine is set to arrive on April 13th. GT Silver, PCCB, Buckets, Black Wheels, Black package, and Black LED lights.

That will look very very nice. Red or Black stitching on interior. Colored seatbelts?

2XIPA 01-15-2018 03:45 PM

Very nice. Do the sport bucket seats also have "the stripes"?

Chris88 01-15-2018 04:33 PM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...fe173d8f74.jpg

Originally Posted by 2XIPA (Post 14732501)
Very nice. Do the sport bucket seats also have "the stripes"?

No, not on the touring.

GT3 KSA 01-15-2018 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by Chris88

broken it in yet?

TylerCoupe 01-15-2018 07:00 PM







Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14723607)
Picked up my touring today and unfortunately, hit rain that was not forecasted. Fortunately, it was dry around home. Here're some initial impressions after a along, exhausting day (got up at 4:00 to get some work done):

- as stated previously, I love White more than expected. The car looks so much better in person
- love the LWB's, they are very comfortable and fit me well
- PCCB's already squeak a little...doesn't bother me
- engine sound from inside reminds me of air cooled 911's - I like that
- noise at freeway speeds was much less than expected. Noise was only somewhat high on rough/old asphalt
- standard radio is much better then expected. Glad I didn't spend the money on Bose
- as noted many times, very difficult to stay under 4,000 RPM
- I love how stealthy the touring is
- can't wait to drive the car tomorrow
- the car is spectacular and seems to get better with every mile
-

Congrats on your new GT3 Touring - look forward to hearing how it drives as you break it in. Enjoy

2XIPA 01-15-2018 08:15 PM

Sweet, I really like the understatement.

_fletch 01-15-2018 08:29 PM

Hey Chris, whats your thought on the corduroy seats after a week or so of ownership?

As someone who specced almost the same car as you I have to admit im not feeling it so far. Maybe they are better in real life?

Chris88 01-15-2018 09:59 PM

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...760d0d3529.jpg

Originally Posted by _fletch (Post 14733078)
Hey Chris, whats your thought on the corduroy seats after a week or so of ownership?

As someone who specced almost the same car as you I have to admit im not feeling it so far. Maybe they are better in real life?

I really like the material. It's soft, breaths well, and no sliding around. For me, the look is perfect.

Sorry, but the bottom of the photo gets cut off when uploading, so you't can see the bottom cushion much.

Bardman 01-16-2018 06:27 AM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14733271)
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...760d0d3529.jpg

I really like the material. It's soft, breaths well, and no sliding around. For me, the look is perfect.

Sorry, but the bottom of the photo gets cut off when uploading, so you't can see the bottom cushion much.

Im a little shocked, those seats look 1000% better than the wingy seats with the stripe. :eek:

bluehorseshoe 01-16-2018 02:22 PM

Chris, beautiful white Touring. Congrats.

I recall seeing pictures in the past where those inserts are simply held in with Velcro from the factory. Is this the case on the Touring as well?

On the fence about burning $3k for Houndstooth... I like the look of that black material, and if it's close to Alcantara in snugness it'll be hard to justify.

hf1 01-16-2018 02:33 PM

Those touring seat inserts go nicely with the seat's CF pattern.

Lapis 01-16-2018 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14734530)
Chris, beautiful white Touring. Congrats.

I recall seeing pictures in the past where those inserts are simply held in with Velcro from the factory. Is this the case on the Touring as well?

On the fence about burning $3k for Houndstooth... I like the look of that black material, and if it's close to Alcantara in snugness it'll be hard to justify.


3rd party aftermarket (made by Exclusive Option) “Pepita-look” (Houndstooth) inserts for the LWBs are available from Suncoast below for $2489. They require you to reuse the foam inserts from your factory seats, so they’re not precisely and Velcro only installation, but easy enough I assume.

In light of aftermarket coating about $2500 and factory ones now available for $3555, the factory ones don’t seem so unreasonable to me, especially since the factory ones raise the car’s MSRP, meaning 2 things: you can wrap it into the financing if you finance your purchase, and on resale, you’re more likely to recoup the cost, since most late model GT3’s are sold on the secondary market for some agreed-upon figure above or below MSRP. You generally cannot convince buyers in the secondary market to reimburse you for aftermarket accessories added to the car.

Furthermore, some buyers on secondary market for these cars are very sensitive to any modifications done to the cars aftermarket, even minor cosmetic ones like this, even if they’re easily reversible like this.

On the the other hand, one advantage of going aftermarket with these, besides the $1000 or so of upfront cost savings, is that you get to have both the factory original standard cloth and the houndstooth, in case you change your mind or in case some future buyer wants the car completely original.

PS, some on this forum have said they can get these houndstooth inserts done aftermarket (presumably custom by an upholstery shop) for far less. Maybe so. Seems to me if they are so very much cheaper to produce, some upholstery person should cash in by offering that on this forum.

https://www.suncoastparts.com/product/LWBSIHBW.html

CAlexio 01-16-2018 02:48 PM

i would go factory if you're just looking for houndstooth, for all the reasons LAPIS mentions above. This wasn't available back when i placed my order, but also.. i'm going a different route, either tartan or pasha.. these are completely reversible modifications, with just some velcro to undo.. so this is high-return, low-cost/risk modification if there ever was one.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...8c2d67e59b.jpg

probably the way I'll go...
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...b5874be252.jpg

...even though these look delicious...
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...ce0711e748.jpg

the psychedelic look also does it for me...
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...5ea5960ca2.jpg

or who knows.. maybe i'll smoke something..

bluehorseshoe 01-16-2018 02:57 PM

So I order my car with the standard Touring seats... and buy Houndstooth inserts from Suncoast...

How are the factory inserts secured to the LWBs? And how are the covers removed from the foam? I suspect you'd have to cut them to separate, no? Then to reuse you'd have to have them sewn.

GT3 01-16-2018 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14734616)
So I order my car with the standard Touring seats... and buy Houndstooth inserts from Suncoast...

How are the factory inserts secured to the LWBs? And how are the covers removed from the foam? I suspect you'd have to cut them to separate, no? Then to reuse you'd have to have them sewn.

The Suncoast inserts are from Exclusive Option, not factory Porsche Exclusive.
Exclusive Option explained to me, a few weeks ago, that while they sourced many fabrics to “mimic” the Porsche factory houndstooth cloth, texture, and look, that the pattern was not a 100% match. This was a dealbreaker for me and decided to go with the $3555 Porsche Exclusive factory houndstooth option instead.

LukeinLux 01-17-2018 03:27 PM

Small appetizer.

Hope you will excuse me for the poor quality of the pics!

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...4149ed50e.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...0837f4375.jpeg

Bruce R 01-17-2018 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by LukeinLux (Post 14736988)
Small appetizer.

Hope you will excuse me for the poor quality of the pics!

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...4149ed50e.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...0837f4375.jpeg

Silver with the 'black touring' looks killer. Nice plat. wheels too. Congrats, bad pictures and all.

nszombie 01-17-2018 05:04 PM


Originally Posted by LukeinLux (Post 14736988)
Small appetizer.

Hope you will excuse me for the poor quality of the pics!

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...4149ed50e.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...0837f4375.jpeg

Nice, this is almost exactly my spec (I get the PCCBs). Can you share a pic from the front? Which lights did you get?

erik_plus8 01-17-2018 05:10 PM

OMG. I just made up my mind. GT Silver + Black ext it is. Now, if only my SA could return my mails, phone calls, fax, smoke signals... :jumper:

LukeinLux 01-17-2018 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by nszombie (Post 14737215)
Nice, this is almost exactly my spec (I get the PCCBs). Can you share a pic from the front? Which lights did you get?

Sorry no pictures of the front until saturday. The light in the garage was crap.....impossible to get a decent picture of the front with my iphone.

I have xenon with pdls.

LukeinLux 01-17-2018 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by nszombie (Post 14737215)
Nice, this is almost exactly my spec (I get the PCCBs). Can you share a pic from the front? Which lights did you get?

Sorry no pictures of the front until Saturday. The light in the garage was crap....impossible to get a decent picture of the front with my iphone.

I have xenon with Pdls.

Siriuslux 01-17-2018 05:38 PM

E super schéint Auto ass dat, LukeinLux!
Huess Du Vollschuelen oder Sportschuelen?

Sorry guys - luxembourgish...

LukeinLux 01-17-2018 05:58 PM

[QUOTE=Siriuslux;14737308]
E super schéint Auto ass dat, LukeinLux!
Huess Du Vollschuelen oder Sportschuelen?

Sorry guys - luxembourgish...
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Hi Sirius,

The car has the (non foldable) LWB.

I live in Luxembourg but am not
luxembourgish.....sorry in advance if I’ve misunderstood your question 😄


bluehorseshoe 01-17-2018 10:14 PM

Won't get mine until end of the year, and already thinking about ripping off the 'GT3 Touring' badge. Wondering if it's just glued on.

Jimmy-D 01-17-2018 10:39 PM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14737897)
Won't get mine until end of the year, and already thinking about ripping off the 'GT3 Touring' badge. Wondering if it's just glued on.

Why?. I think it is subtle enough

Jimmy-D 01-17-2018 10:45 PM

You know; after all my kidding about this Touring edition, I am enjoying the pictures. I kind of get this car although I prefer the Wingey but it is a nice looking car. It has the front aggression of the Wingey with the smooth lines of the 911 that the Wing draws your attention away from.

Congrats to those lucky enough to get one. I would like to see one local and put it side by side to my .2 Wingey

bluehorseshoe 01-17-2018 10:57 PM

Jimmy, while subtle, I'm just not a fan of badges... might look cool plain. Opinion might change when I actually see one in person.

And wish they continued the rear grille below the gurney flap like on the R and GTS. It would have added a lot to the look. Just being nit picky.

HelpMeHelpU 01-17-2018 11:11 PM

Outside of the likely answer of selection bias (i.e. it's a poll on RL), anyone have any explanation for why/how PTS represents about 35% in the Touring color poll?

Chris88 01-18-2018 02:01 AM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...852913e940.jpg

Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14737984)
Jimmy, while subtle, I'm just not a fan of badges... might look cool plain. Opinion might change when I actually see one in person.

And wish they continued the rear grille below the gurney flap like on the R and GTS. It would have added a lot to the look. Just being nit picky.

That's the only small complaint I have about the looks of the touring. That small grill just ads a nice, meaner look. I'm a bit surprised they left it out.

Oldmxnut 01-18-2018 08:27 AM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14738256)
That's the only small complaint I have about the looks of the touring. That small grill just ads a nice, meaner look. I'm a bit surprised they left it out.

I imagine it was simpler and cheaper to keep the same rear facia per the winged GT3. But I agree, the mesh on the .1 seres does look better. For your info, I have mocked versions and painted the gurney flap black. I think it works enough to consider it being vinyl blacked out on mine.

_fletch 01-18-2018 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14738406)
I imagine it was simpler and cheaper to keep the same rear facia per the winged GT3. But I agree, the mesh on the .1 seres does look better. For your info, I have mocked versions and painted the gurney flap black. I think it works enough to consider it being vinyl blacked out on mine.

Wow I'd love to see those mocks if possible? I was contemplating the same, as early on the configurator had a bug which painted the Gurney flap black and I though it looked quite cool.

Would you mind posting or PM'ing?

jlee504 01-18-2018 12:32 PM

Awesome car! I think I have the exact same specs!


Originally Posted by Bruce R (Post 14737090)
Silver with the 'black touring' looks killer. Nice plat. wheels too. Congrats, bad pictures and all.


NS2 Media 01-18-2018 01:30 PM

Here are a few renderings we have done for future owners of real specs that will be being built soon! We have many more completed and in the works, but are keeping those private. There will be some special surprises along with them. Stay tuned!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...8e38a7102b.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...23c5b33459.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...bfd9466306.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...60d5f83737.jpg

evilfij 01-18-2018 10:06 PM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...c3f4ab616.jpeg
Ok so I still don’t have my car or any word when CARB approval is coming. It was supposed to be in today or tomorrow, but I understand they bumped it back to the original 2/2 date. We shall see.

Anyway, I did get floor mats which should mimic the touring seat center fabric. Sisal black from cocomats. Excellent quality as always (I have the original style cocomats in my 993).

shizzle 01-18-2018 10:47 PM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14737897)
Won't get mine until end of the year, and already thinking about ripping off the 'GT3 Touring' badge. Wondering if it's just glued on.

lol, i wanna do the same! i'm hoping its just screwed on like the 911r badge. there's a guy who installed the R grille on a carrera here https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1024...l-install.html and obviously no badge.

bluehorseshoe 01-18-2018 11:46 PM

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Haha I waste hours trying to find the 'perfect' PTS color... and few look as great as GT Silver with black accents.

porscheflat6 01-18-2018 11:58 PM

GT Silver and black is wonderful color combination

Bardman 01-19-2018 12:23 AM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14740456)
Haha I waste hours trying to find the 'perfect' PTS color... and few look as great as GT Silver with black accents.

I agree it looks great. This was my initial colour combo choice. If you are intending to keep the car for a number of years, however, I dont feel the black wheels will age that well. I suspect I would get a bit bored of looking at them with time. I think of the non PTS combos, the white with silver and silver wheels is the pick. Quite subtle, and I think immune to the passage of time.

johnny2five 01-19-2018 01:32 AM


Originally Posted by Bardman (Post 14740520)
I agree it looks great. This was my initial colour combo choice. If you are intending to keep the car for a number of years, however, I dont feel the black wheels will age that well. I suspect I would get a bit bored of looking at them with time. I think of the non PTS combos, the white with silver and silver wheels is the pick. Quite subtle, and I think immune to the passage of time.

I feel like platinum is a good compromise. But I wonder if that too would get old soon.

Ørjan 01-19-2018 04:34 AM

Are there any more pics of the Carmine Touring at Champion Porsche? I think it looks absolutely fantastic! (Pic is from their Facebook page)

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...570be82f1e.jpg

Jimmy-D 01-19-2018 05:32 AM

^Great build on the CR

Oldmxnut 01-19-2018 07:58 AM

First part of my touring turned up today.... piece by piece. :)

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...4fc0c4f58d.jpg

Throttlesteerer 01-19-2018 09:05 AM

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...71c1f9f93f.jpg

Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14740785)
First part of my touring turned up today.... piece by piece. :)

Idiot!
Now everybody knows.

Apart from that, you are late to the party... :)

Oldmxnut 01-19-2018 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by Throttlesteerer (Post 14740852)


Idiot!
Now everybody knows.

Apart from that, you are late to the party... :)

Well technically two large pieces of this turned up last week, but bit of work is required yet.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...24d64e9f4a.jpg

LukeinLux 01-19-2018 10:13 AM


Oldmxnut 01-19-2018 10:49 AM

^^^ Simple but atheistically pleasing. Nice build. Nice car. :rockon:

Chris3963 01-19-2018 01:21 PM


steffenb123 01-19-2018 02:16 PM

Looking forward to see that one on the road here in Belgium! ;) Nice spec! Love the silver wheels. Tbh personally just not a fan of the black windows on the sides :icon107: But awesome to see GR on a Touring (which won't be chosen a lot I think)! :cool:

Chris3963 01-19-2018 02:26 PM



Originally Posted by steffenb123 (Post 14741500)
Looking forward to see that one on the road here in Belgium! ;) Nice spec! Love the silver wheels. Tbh personally just not a fan of the black windows on the sides :icon107: But awesome to see GR on a Touring (which won't be chosen a lot I think)! :cool:

I know a lot of people won’t like the black window trim but i deliberately spec’d it that way to match my 964 RS. Door handles on the Touring to be wrapped in Matt black next week. I see the GT3 Touring as the first true spiritual successor to the 964 RS.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...e2f1f4943.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...5f49255da.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...57f39b44f.jpeg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...3fe199011.jpeg

steffenb123 01-19-2018 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by Chris3963 (Post 14741519)


I know a lot of people won’t like the black window trim but i deliberately spec’d it that way to match my 964 RS. Door handles on the Touring to be wrapped in Matt black next week. I see the GT3 Touring as the first true





spiritual successor to the 964 RS.

Wow! Lovely pair! :bowdown:
No I actually do like the black trim! Just meant I don't like blacked-out windows on the side (the small ones) :)
Have fun with it, hopefully I come across it one day :)

Chris3963 01-19-2018 02:42 PM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...d3c3fb69c.jpeg

Originally Posted by steffenb123 (Post 14741543)
Wow! Lovely pair! :bowdown:
No I actually do like the black trim! Just meant I don't like blacked-out windows on the side (the small ones) :)
Have fun with it, hopefully I come across it one day :)

the rear windows in the Touring are not blacked out. It’s just the angle of the photo.

steffenb123 01-19-2018 02:48 PM


Originally Posted by Chris3963 (Post 14741569)



the rear windows in the Touring are not blacked out. It’s just the angle of the photo.

Okay sorry about that. Looks way better like this on a Touring.
Thanks for the pics anyway! ;)

destaccado 01-19-2018 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by Chris3963 (Post 14741569)

the rear windows in the Touring are not blacked out.

There is an option to have those windows blacked out.

James Walker 01-19-2018 03:16 PM

PTS
 
After the price increase anyone can get PTS, nothing special.

evilfij 01-19-2018 03:50 PM


Originally Posted by James Walker (Post 14741638)
After the price increase anyone can get PTS, nothing special.

Still special, just not rare/unusual.

Siriuslux 01-19-2018 05:38 PM


Originally Posted by Chris3963 (Post 14741519)



I know a lot of people won’t like the black window trim but i deliberately spec’d it that way to match my 964 RS. Door handles on the Touring to be wrapped in Matt black next week. I see the GT3 Touring as the first true spiritual successor to the 964 RS.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...e2f1f4943.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...5f49255da.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...57f39b44f.jpeg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...3fe199011.jpeg

hello Chris, you‘re making me drewl.
The pair looks very very nice. The RS of mine is polarsilver, that‘s not available on the Touring - unless as PTS which I don‘t want to spend the money for, plus the family said I had enough silver cars, so going for saphireblue, black package with silver wheels, although I am torn between the standard Touring package and putting black letters on the rear and the black Touring package. I fully agree with you abd steffen that the blackened rear windows don’t look nice.
Lukeinlux’s car looks also quite nice.

80s 01-19-2018 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by Chris3963 (Post 14741395)

is this your third .2gt3?? Saw You had a white clubsport just now for delivery for you plus you had one early fall 17? Very nice👌
anyway, this looks amazing, might get a gr touring myself after this photo!!👍

Chris3963 01-19-2018 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by 80s (Post 14742093)

is this your third .2gt3?? Saw You had a white clubsport just now for delivery for you plus you had one early fall 17? Very nice👌
anyway, this looks amazing, might get a gr touring myself after this photo!!👍

i now have two .2 GT3s. One with wing and PDK and one without wing (Touring) and manual. Best of both worlds. So yes I have two while others are still waiting for their first. :)

The confusion might stem from the fact that I also had a .1 GT3 but only just sold it before the Touring arrived. I couldn’t justify having 3 GT3s so I bought an AMG GTR to replace the .1 GT3

Taffy66 01-19-2018 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by Chris3963 (Post 14742142)


i now have two .2 GT3s. One with wing and PDK and one without wing (Touring) and manual. Best of both worlds. So yes I have two while others are still waiting for their first. :)

The confusion might stem from the fact that I also had a .1 GT3 but only just sold it before the Touring arrived. I couldn’t justify having 3 GT3s so I bought an AMG GTR to replace the .1 GT3

I have a RY GT3.2 PDK (Wales) which i picked up a couple of months ago and the best car i've yet owned although sometimes i wish i'd waited for the Touring..Which leads me to my hypothetical question to you.Given a choice in that you could only keep one GT3, which one would it be and why?.I realise its early to ask but i'm just curious.
I love the GR Touring which just proves it can take bright racy colours every bit as good as the winged version..
.

Chris3963 01-19-2018 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by Taffy66 (Post 14742301)
I have a RY GT3.2 PDK (Wales) which i picked up a couple of months ago and the best car i've yet owned although sometimes i wish i'd waited for the Touring..Which leads me to my hypothetical question to you.Given a choice in that you could only keep one GT3, which one would it be and why?.I realise its early to ask but i'm just curious.
I love the GR Touring which just proves it can take bright racy colours every bit as good as the winged version..
.

if i could only have one GT3 it wouldd be PDK with a wing every time. Its the only way to extract the most from the car. And i have other manual cars to satisfy the occassional manual urge.

Chris88 01-19-2018 09:58 PM

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...334b792714.jpg
If I could only have one GT3 it would be the one I got :D

Archimedes 01-19-2018 10:23 PM


Originally Posted by Chris3963
if i could only have one GT3 it wouldd be PDK with a wing every time. Its the only way to extract the most from the car.

Are you a pro race driver?

993RR 01-20-2018 07:19 AM

That Red Touring looks the perfect embodiment of a 911

James Walker 01-20-2018 09:19 AM

Wrong thread

GT3 KSA 01-20-2018 08:03 PM

looks really good in this video


Archimedes 01-20-2018 08:43 PM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14742517)
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...334b792714.jpg
If I could only have one GT3 it would be the one I got :D

My black/platinum Touring next to yours is gonna look like yin/yang or spy vs. spy. The light and the dark.

Chris88 01-20-2018 09:50 PM


Originally Posted by Archimedes (Post 14744282)
My black/platinum Touring next to yours is gonna look like yin/yang or spy vs. spy. The light and the dark.

Well, we live close to each other, let's bring them together once you get your car.

Archimedes 01-20-2018 11:42 PM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14744384)
Well, we live close to each other, let's bring them together once you get your car.

Will do if I'm still around the area. Working on a possible move that could occur before my car drops.

bluehorseshoe 01-21-2018 01:13 AM

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Cool pictures.

Macduc 01-21-2018 02:46 AM


Originally Posted by NS2 Media (Post 14738999)
Here are a few renderings we have done for future owners of real specs that will be being built soon! We have many more completed and in the works, but are keeping those private. There will be some special surprises along with them. Stay tuned!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...8e38a7102b.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...23c5b33459.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...bfd9466306.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...60d5f83737.jpg

Great shots. Is that a PTS colour on the first one?

Tangerine 01-21-2018 03:18 AM


Originally Posted by NS2 Media (Post 14738999)
Here are a few renderings we have done for future owners of real specs that will be being built soon! We have many more completed and in the works, but are keeping those private. There will be some special surprises along with them. Stay tuned!

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...60d5f83737.jpg

Was it said which color this is intended to be? After seeing those Oak Green Metallic pictures on instagram, I think I'm in love.

BrntRubber 01-21-2018 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by Throttlesteerer (Post 14740852)
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...71c1f9f93f.jpg


Idiot!
Now everybody knows.

Apart from that, you are late to the party... :)

Can this be ordered from exclusive or is it an aftermarket buy?


Originally Posted by Archimedes (Post 14744282)
My black/platinum Touring next to yours is gonna look like yin/yang or spy vs. spy. The light and the dark.

White and black... the best two colours on a Touring in my opinion

Jimmy-D 01-21-2018 12:20 PM

Is that White stitching or silver?

Some one mentioned it only comes in one stitching color-if I recall?

race7117 01-21-2018 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by Jimmy-D (Post 14745207)
Is that White stitching or silver?

Some one mentioned it only comes in one stitching color-if I recall?

The 911R knob comes only with the silver stitching, I still haven't found another carbon knob that will fit with a diff stitching.

BrntRubber 01-21-2018 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by race7117 (Post 14745287)
The 911R knob comes only with the silver stitching, I still haven't found another carbon knob that will fit with a diff stitching.

i was hoping I could order it from exclusive

evilfij 01-21-2018 01:47 PM

The boot separates from the knob. Since they are a sponsor here and I hope this gets them some business as I am very happy with my 993 version, I am going to link to the instructions on function first’s website for installation of their knob on a 991/981 which shows how.

http://www.function-first.com/produc...hift-knob?df=1

PS I have not installed one on a 991 to know personally.

_fletch 01-21-2018 01:52 PM

Anyone know what the gear lever looks like when you spec manual and carbon fiber? Im guessing its not like the one above?

evilfij 01-21-2018 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by _fletch (Post 14745408)
Anyone know what the gear lever looks like when you spec manual and carbon fiber? Im guessing its not like the one above?

I understand it is the same as the R, but with a silver circle on top and a boot that matches your interior (or whatever you want if you ask for something different).

BrntRubber 01-21-2018 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by GT3 KSA (Post 14744236)
looks really good in this video

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd9bB_gj-6t/

yes it does

nszombie 01-22-2018 04:17 AM


Originally Posted by _fletch (Post 14745408)
Anyone know what the gear lever looks like when you spec manual and carbon fiber? Im guessing its not like the one above?

Check out image #4 here:

_fletch 01-22-2018 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by nszombie (Post 14746785)

Thank you sir!

jkb3 01-22-2018 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by nszombie (Post 14746785)

This is not correct. Picture #4 is a CT Option. Otherwise it is just Aluminium.

NS2 Media 01-22-2018 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by Macduc (Post 14744650)

Great shots. Is that a PTS colour on the first one?

The first one is Graphite Blue Metallic in a dark light setting.


Originally Posted by Tangerine (Post 14744679)
Was it said which color this is intended to be? After seeing those Oak Green Metallic pictures on instagram, I think I'm in love.

Yep! Oak Green Metallic in the rain. Gives off a black/gold sort of hue to it.

1Gunner 01-22-2018 03:31 PM

My Touring just went V260, a week before the expected date! :rockon:

GBM seems to be growing in popularity also. It is no longer as exclusive.

Wade Starr 01-22-2018 06:11 PM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...6929c6a9c2.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a73c058ce6.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...b19ff861b3.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...b737275b9f.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...82ddbccbbc.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...e6d093c462.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...83e75e8f62.jpg
Some "regular" configurations, I would prefer a PTS spec though. Some grey, blue or green... side stripes...

usctrojanGT3 01-22-2018 07:37 PM

Is the shifter different in the Touring than it is in the GT3 (meaning the way it looks)?

evilfij 01-22-2018 08:45 PM


Originally Posted by usctrojanGT3 (Post 14748191)
Is the shifter different in the Touring than it is in the GT3 (meaning the way it looks)?

No (other than black stitching on the boot because the stitching is black on a touring).

WernerE 01-22-2018 09:26 PM

Chrome trim with black wheels? :nono:

linusto 01-22-2018 09:56 PM


Originally Posted by WernerE (Post 14748419)
Chrome trim with black wheels? :nono:

+1. Other way around is fine.

Overdraft 01-22-2018 10:29 PM

My car has arrived
 
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...143a6646d0.jpg
Saw my car today...and this is going to come off sort of juvenile....and I know the light is crappy..and weather is heinous here...so can't put it outside, but the 'Satin Aluminum' wheels were not what I wanted for my car. When my SA and I were building it, we were clicking between the two options i liked being Regular Silver and Painted Satin Aluminum - and for what ever reason, Painted Satin Aluminum got clicked when I wanted a brighter 'old school' brighter sheen to match the aluminum trim around the windows. I find the satin just not to my liking...almost lifeless..at least in the light of a storage garage on a cloudy day. Am I wrong - am I nuts to want to change the wheels because I am intent on doing it unless I have completely misread something here. Is there fix in buffing the wheel to make it look like the OEM regular silver I was after? When reviewing my order after making it, I actually thought that that Painted Satin Aluminum wheel had a 'white ish' look to it a la 911R. If you ordered Painted Satin Aluminum for your car, what was the look you were after. Truth be told, I am a little deflated...stupid I know but thought I ordered the perfect car for me and well not as I had envisaged my perfect car. Any ideas to get me out of this with minimal cost? Not jamming it down my dealers throat because I did sign the order...and have to bare some (all i guess) responsibility here.

linusto 01-22-2018 10:35 PM


Originally Posted by Overdraft (Post 14748550)
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...143a6646d0.jpg
Saw my car today...and this is going to come off sort of juvenile....and I know the light is crappy..and weather is heinous here...so can't put it outside, but the 'Satin Aluminum' wheels were not what I wanted for my car. When my SA and I were building it, we were clicking between the two options i liked being Regular Silver and Painted Satin Aluminum - and for what ever reason, Painted Satin Aluminum got clicked when I wanted a brighter 'old school' brighter sheen to match the aluminum trim around the windows. I find the satin just not to my liking...almost lifeless..at least in the light of a storage garage on a cloudy day. Am I wrong - am I nuts to want to change the wheels because I am intent on doing it unless I have completely misread something here. Is there fix in buffing the wheel to make it look like the OEM regular silver I was after? When reviewing my order after making it, I actually thought that that Painted Satin Aluminum wheel had a 'white ish' look to it a la 911R. If you ordered Painted Satin Aluminum for your car, what was the look you were after. Truth be told, I am a little deflated...stupid I know but thought I ordered the perfect car for me and well not as I had envisaged my perfect car. Any ideas to get me out of this with minimal cost? Not jamming it down my dealers throat because I did sign the order...and have to bare some (all i guess) responsibility here.

I really think you need to see it in better light. It’s surprising how much lighting can affect your perception of the look of the rims. And from what I see in your pic, the car looks stunning with those rims. Just wait to make any $$$ decisions until you’ve had a chance to get a better look. I was going to go for the same rims had I not chosen Guards Red for my colour. Other threads on this forum also do demonstrate how similar (identical?) these rims are to those of the 911R.

evilfij 01-22-2018 10:38 PM

Sorry to hear you do not like satin aluminium for the wheels. The good point is that new take off wheels are quite valuable relative to the cost of a wheel set from Porsche.

Suncoast has platinum wheels for $6m us, I should think the stock silver should be close in price and you can probably get 5k for your satin aluminium and a few dollars for swapping tires.

sampelligrino 01-22-2018 10:53 PM

I would suggest really looking at the wheels in person first and take delivery to see how you feel since they are already on the car

If it bothers you that much I am sure that there is a refinish option or wheel swap option (likely at a big cost)

I have seen both wheels in person and honestly from the picture your SA sent you, I highly doubt you'd be able to even tell if the wheels were std silver or satin alu, you might be wanting just a non-silver looking wheel? If you hadn't told me that the wheels were satin aluminum I would have guessed they were standard silver

Chris88 01-22-2018 11:18 PM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...74f847533a.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...6c70696bd2.jpg
I agree, you need to see your wheels outside in bright light. I had the same fears and now am completely satisfied with my Satin Aluminum wheels. I also think they go well with the Silver window trim.

bluehorseshoe 01-22-2018 11:22 PM

Overdraft:

Those Satin Aluminum optional wheels are the 911R wheels. They do look whitish and pearlescent in many lights. Give them a chance. Don't stress. Your wheels will match your trim nicely. Congrats on a beautiful build.
BTW, in pictures it's near impossible to distinguish between the base wheels and optional Satin Aluminum wheels.

Provie 01-22-2018 11:28 PM


Originally Posted by Overdraft (Post 14748550)
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...143a6646d0.jpg
Saw my car today...and this is going to come off sort of juvenile....and I know the light is crappy..and weather is heinous here...so can't put it outside, but the 'Satin Aluminum' wheels were not what I wanted for my car. When my SA and I were building it, we were clicking between the two options i liked being Regular Silver and Painted Satin Aluminum - and for what ever reason, Painted Satin Aluminum got clicked when I wanted a brighter 'old school' brighter sheen to match the aluminum trim around the windows. I find the satin just not to my liking...almost lifeless..at least in the light of a storage garage on a cloudy day. Am I wrong - am I nuts to want to change the wheels because I am intent on doing it unless I have completely misread something here. Is there fix in buffing the wheel to make it look like the OEM regular silver I was after? When reviewing my order after making it, I actually thought that that Painted Satin Aluminum wheel had a 'white ish' look to it a la 911R. If you ordered Painted Satin Aluminum for your car, what was the look you were after. Truth be told, I am a little deflated...stupid I know but thought I ordered the perfect car for me and well not as I had envisaged my perfect car. Any ideas to get me out of this with minimal cost? Not jamming it down my dealers throat because I did sign the order...and have to bare some (all i guess) responsibility here.

As others have mentioned, it’s worth seeing in person before making this decision. Seeing both in person, I liked the satin version better (same wheels on 911R).
And no matter what you decide, do NOT refinish these! You would regret darely! I was told the satin wheels are significantly MORE expensive than all the other finishes when bought separately (something like 50% more per set iirc). If you don’t like them, sell them before driving and use the extra for/ towards your first set of replacement tires.
With the iron brakes, I can see the draw towards standard silver though...
Truth be told I’m switching from black to satin AL wheels after I saw them in person.

GT3 KSA 01-23-2018 06:12 AM

@overdraft like said by others see it in proper lightning first, if you are still not happy the lowest cost solution would be to dip them and dipping are easily reversible as it is removable and not permanent. The only issue with dip is if you need to flat bed your car or ship it make sure they don't wrap the "ropes" (or whatever they are called) around the spokes they can do it in a way that goes on top of the tire

Mine were originally platinum and i was happy with them then when i wrapped my car i dipped my wheels to gold. I will probably get them done again not in dip but the regular method as i feel it is better quality than dip. Dip is something good if you just want it temporary like for a year or two and cost less. No matter what you select to do, i would wait until it is outside.

I also selected the silver standard finish whenever i am on the configurator.

Bardman 01-23-2018 06:47 AM


Originally Posted by Overdraft (Post 14748550)
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...143a6646d0.jpg
Saw my car today...and this is going to come off sort of juvenile....and I know the light is crappy..and weather is heinous here...so can't put it outside, but the 'Satin Aluminum' wheels were not what I wanted for my car. When my SA and I were building it, we were clicking between the two options i liked being Regular Silver and Painted Satin Aluminum - and for what ever reason, Painted Satin Aluminum got clicked when I wanted a brighter 'old school' brighter sheen to match the aluminum trim around the windows. I find the satin just not to my liking...almost lifeless..at least in the light of a storage garage on a cloudy day. Am I wrong - am I nuts to want to change the wheels because I am intent on doing it unless I have completely misread something here. Is there fix in buffing the wheel to make it look like the OEM regular silver I was after? When reviewing my order after making it, I actually thought that that Painted Satin Aluminum wheel had a 'white ish' look to it a la 911R. If you ordered Painted Satin Aluminum for your car, what was the look you were after. Truth be told, I am a little deflated...stupid I know but thought I ordered the perfect car for me and well not as I had envisaged my perfect car. Any ideas to get me out of this with minimal cost? Not jamming it down my dealers throat because I did sign the order...and have to bare some (all i guess) responsibility here.

I agree with others, give them time, you may prefer them in a different light. To be frank though, the reasons you mention are exactly the reasons I went with standard silver. I think std wheels match the trim better, and I find the satin wheels a little ‘flat’. The only counterpoint to giving the wheels time is you might be able to swing a swap through your dealer or someone else if they are still ‘new’ rather than with some miles on them.

1Gunner 01-23-2018 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by Overdraft (Post 14748550)
Saw my car today...and this is going to come off sort of juvenile....and I know the light is crappy..and weather is heinous here...so can't put it outside, but the 'Satin Aluminum' wheels were not what I wanted for my car. When my SA and I were building it, we were clicking between the two options i liked being Regular Silver and Painted Satin Aluminum - and for what ever reason, Painted Satin Aluminum got clicked when I wanted a brighter 'old school' brighter sheen to match the aluminum trim around the windows. I find the satin just not to my liking...almost lifeless..at least in the light of a storage garage on a cloudy day. Am I wrong - am I nuts to want to change the wheels because I am intent on doing it unless I have completely misread something here. Is there fix in buffing the wheel to make it look like the OEM regular silver I was after? When reviewing my order after making it, I actually thought that that Painted Satin Aluminum wheel had a 'white ish' look to it a la 911R. If you ordered Painted Satin Aluminum for your car, what was the look you were after. Truth be told, I am a little deflated...stupid I know but thought I ordered the perfect car for me and well not as I had envisaged my perfect car. Any ideas to get me out of this with minimal cost? Not jamming it down my dealers throat because I did sign the order...and have to bare some (all i guess) responsibility here.

Congrats Dennis, she's a beauty!
As others have said, wait until you see it under natural light before you make any decisions.
I think/hope you will be pleased when you do.

Overdraft 01-23-2018 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by PTSRS (Post 14705207)


That is actually Westminster Grey. I thought it was Agate as well until I checked the 911 R book and cross checked the serial number from my database and the color associated with it in the R book.

Does anyone know what colour wheel pictured is on this 991r?

Jimmy-D 01-23-2018 10:22 AM

Yes- I think you are nuts.

Good thing is some one will certainly be willing to swap with you.

Just post you are looking to swap for the Standard wheels. Some one will take the upgrade - I am certain of that.

GT3 01-23-2018 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by Overdraft (Post 14749107)
Does anyone know what colour wheel pictured is on this 991r?

Most on the R were satin aluminum, since it was a $0 option then.

Satin aluminum should look fine. But will be a PIA to keep clean with steel brakes.

I thought about the satin aluminum, but I went with standard silver wheels.

928cs 01-23-2018 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by Chris3963 (Post 14741519)
I know a lot of people won’t like the black window trim but i deliberately spec’d it that way to match my 964 RS. Door handles on the Touring to be wrapped in Matt black next week. I see the GT3 Touring as the first true spiritual successor to the 964 RS.

I have missed your message before. Congratulations for your new GT3 Touring and of course your 964 RS.

LukeinLux 01-23-2018 03:53 PM


nszombie 01-23-2018 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by LukeinLux (Post 14749962)

That looks fantastic! Are these the tinted rear windows or is it just the lighting?

GT3 KSA 01-23-2018 04:32 PM

That looks better than the winged with side decal

LukeinLux 01-23-2018 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by nszombie (Post 14750040)
That looks fantastic! Are these the tinted rear windows or is it just the lighting?

Just the lighting. Standard clear windows.

jlee504 01-23-2018 10:31 PM

Can’t wait to see pics of the car overdraft !

Your dealer pic pic must be misleading if they are satin aluminum. Chris88s car is what I know satin aluminum to be. Like on my RS.

ak432 01-23-2018 11:47 PM


Originally Posted by Chris88 (Post 14723607)
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...035079de00.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a4b0e45374.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a5fd97e8cf.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...f89e37872e.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...51797fff5b.jpg
Picked up my touring today and unfortunately, hit rain that was not forecasted. Fortunately, it was dry around home. Here're some initial impressions after a along, exhausting day (got up at 4:00 to get some work done):

- as stated previously, I love White more than expected. The car looks so much better in person
- love the LWB's, they are very comfortable and fit me well
- PCCB's already squeak a little...doesn't bother me
- engine sound from inside reminds me of air cooled 911's - I like that
- noise at freeway speeds was much less than expected. Noise was only somewhat high on rough/old asphalt
- standard radio is much better then expected. Glad I didn't spend the money on Bose
- as noted many times, very difficult to stay under 4,000 RPM
- I love how stealthy the touring is
- can't wait to drive the car tomorrow
- the car is spectacular and seems to get better with every mile





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She looks beautiful! Congrats. Silver trim works very well...I specced my white one with the black trim package and silver wheels. Looks like you are really enjoying the car!

Chris88 01-24-2018 12:45 AM


Originally Posted by ak432 (Post 14751048)
She looks beautiful! Congrats. Silver trim works very well...I specced my white one with the black trim package and silver wheels. Looks like you are really enjoying the car!

Thank you. I plan to drive my car down to LA sometime. It would be interesting to compare ours cars together with the Silver and Black trim.

Daitona 01-24-2018 01:27 AM

Gt sillber
 

Originally Posted by LukeinLux (Post 14749962)

perfect Choice. I have the same configuration with leather and red stitching and side decals with Porsche in red to match with the brakes. Will arrrive end of March...

LukeinLux 01-24-2018 07:13 AM


Originally Posted by Daitona (Post 14751171)

perfect Choice. I have the same configuration with leather and red stitching and side decals with Porsche in red to match with the brakes. Will arrrive end of March...

I wanted the side decals with Porsche in red as well, but my SA told me that he was unable to order them with my VIN because these specific decals (among others in other colors) are exclusively for 911r cars.

In the end I’m still pleased with the result.

linusto 01-24-2018 07:27 AM


Originally Posted by LukeinLux (Post 14749962)

Beautiful. Even if these are just camera phone shots. This was going to be my configuration until I decided to go for something more spicy. You’re having me rethink my decision. Congrats.

Overdraft 01-24-2018 12:34 PM

You guys were right..
 

Originally Posted by jlee504 (Post 14750893)
Can’t wait to see pics of the car overdraft !

Your dealer pic pic must be misleading if they are satin aluminum. Chris88s car is what I know satin aluminum to be. Like on my RS.

You were right - and for all the guys who chimed in for me to take a step back and look at it in proper light..you were all right. After scouring countless all pictures on the net available - noting the wheel was from the 911R and reading about the history of the Satin finish...I think now I have the right choice for what I wanted which was a brighter look. Although the standard silver of the stock wheel is closer to the aluminum window trim, the fact that the Satin is a tribute the matte finish of the 70's RSR was enough to make me think, that it is the right choice - at least rationalized it :) . I apologize for the lamenting on what should have been on of the highlight of the year on receiving my beautiful car - particularly to the guys who haven't been able to get an allocation.

Next step installation of a black 'shadow' rocker stripe with red Porsche logo, light tint, 3M. My 993TT is advertised on the Mark Motors Porsche web site (in Canada) if anyone has an interest in a very special air-cooled.

jlee504 01-24-2018 10:05 PM

I don't think you could have gone wrong with either. I did satin because I wanted it to be whiter and in case I decide to do a stealth wrap.

I actually have to go into my dealer this weekend before my build locks next week. I changed my spec so many times that I want to make sure the right one locks!

Oldmxnut 01-25-2018 10:00 AM

I received an update that mines being built. Time is dragging slowly for sure. As I shared earlier, the NS2 boys did up a render of my final build. Its as is now. Extended leather and carbon. One thing I will do is change callipers to Signal yelllow (same as wheel lip) when delivered. Bit OCD, but I had put a bit of thought into the build and tried to pick up some historical cues. (black handle Carerra RS touring, P Classic stripe, etc)

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...91354a8c79.jpg

Oldmxnut 01-25-2018 10:05 AM

Other angles..

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...037024e84c.jpg

GT3 KSA 01-25-2018 10:06 AM

Are those the turbo exclusive stripes?

Any signal yellow inside?

Exterior is white, chalk or what?

Have not seen 1 build on the touring that looks bad as of yet, they all look good to me

Oldmxnut 01-25-2018 10:07 AM

And interior..

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...912ed5ebc1.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...a3adcb239b.jpg

Oldmxnut 01-25-2018 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by GT3 KSA (Post 14754106)
Are those the turbo exclusive stripes?

Any signal yellow inside?

Exterior is white, chalk or what?

Have not seen 1 build on the touring that looks bad as of yet, they all look good to me

Stripes from the Porsche classic, Chalk, yellow yes but speed on the belts. The OCD in me, says i can darken(dye) to signal, but will see. Thread is signal. Logo will be slightly different to render. Also Alu pedals, black out the door handle and 911R gear stick otherwise.. as is.

Chris3963 01-25-2018 10:32 AM


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14754116)
Stripes from the Porsche classic, Chalk, yellow yes but speed on the belts. The OCD in me, says i can darken(dye) to signal, but will see. Thread is signal. Logo will be slightly different to render. Also Alu pedals, black out the door handle and 911R gear stick otherwise.. as is.

Looks great. When I did my initial configuration I spec'd chalk with dark grey stripes just like your car as I wanted to emulate the 997 Sport Classic which I think is the best looking Porsche that has ever been built. But in the end decided to go GR to match my 964 RS. Looking at yours,I have a twinge of regret.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...e50652f924.jpg

BrntRubber 01-25-2018 10:34 AM

What was the cost to get touring on the headrest? Looks awesome!

fxz 01-25-2018 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by BrntRubber (Post 14754153)
What was the cost to get touring on the headrest ? Looks awesome!

Its a render
you cant have touring afaik

GT3 01-25-2018 10:54 AM

Looks great. No houndstooth inserts? I though it was included for the $88xx price, no?

_fletch 01-25-2018 11:32 AM

That looks freaking amazing. Can't wait to see the real thing in photos!
Congratulations - you have great taste!

Akunob 01-25-2018 11:40 AM

That looks spectacular! One of a kind!

Johisco 01-25-2018 11:45 AM

I want solid black with touring package but I don´t like chrome around windows. On the other hand I don´t like PORSCHE text and exhaust in black on a black car... Would you order chrome touring package and plastidip around windows or would that not look good? I mean if it would look cheap...

Chris88 01-25-2018 12:30 PM

I prefer the stock look, but I have to admit, your car looks really nice! I look forward to photos of your actual car.

evilfij 01-25-2018 01:08 PM

Probably easier to swap the exhaust tips and the badge.

Overdraft 01-25-2018 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14754088)
I received an update that mines being built. Time is dragging slowly for sure. As I shared earlier, the NS2 boys did up a render of my final build. Its as is now. Extended leather and carbon. Few Cxx. One thing I will do is change callipers to Signal yelllow (same as wheel lip) when delivered. Bit OCD, but I had put a bit of thought into the build and tried to pick up some historical cues. (black handle Carerra RS touring, P Classic stripe, etc)

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...91354a8c79.jpg

Does this ever look nice....

NS2 Media 01-25-2018 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14754088)
I received an update that mines being built. Time is dragging slowly for sure. As I shared earlier, the NS2 boys did up a render of my final build. Its as is now. Extended leather and carbon. Few Cxx. One thing I will do is change callipers to Signal yelllow (same as wheel lip) when delivered. Bit OCD, but I had put a bit of thought into the build and tried to pick up some historical cues. (black handle Carerra RS touring, P Classic stripe, etc)

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...91354a8c79.jpg

It was a pleasure working with you! Your taste and attention to detail put these renders over the top. This is certainly one of our favorite GT3 Touring builds we have had the pleasure of working on. We can't wait to see you take delivery and watch the build come together!

1Gunner 01-25-2018 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14754116)
Stripes from the Porsche classic, Chalk, yellow yes but speed on the belts. The OCD in me, says i can darken(dye) to signal, but will see. Thread is signal. Logo will be slightly different to render. Also Alu pedals, black out the door handle and 911R gear stick otherwise.. as is.

Wow... Nicely configured!
Plus the guys at NS2 sure help turn dreams into a visual reality!

Are the seat changes (deviated piping, headrest stitching and leather colour) Porsche CXX dept or will you seek an after market solution?

Juli 01-25-2018 03:31 PM

Stunning configuration!

Lapis 01-25-2018 04:05 PM

beautiful. Question: the script on the headrests (“GT3 touring”).... I asked for this with my CXX seats but was told by Yana at Porsche Exclusive in Atlanta that this isn’t possible except on a “special project” vehicle, which is a whole other can of worms above and beyond just getting custom tailored CXX seats. She said the only options for the headrests are: Porsche crest embossed (same as standard), “GT3” script only, or both. I had wanted to do just “touring” script. But regardless, she said it could not be ordered outside the context of a special project car.

So, is your car a special project in Porsche-speak? Or, did Porsche actually approve this in context of CXX custom tailored seats, or do you not yet know whether it will be approved as you wish?

NS2 Media 01-25-2018 09:00 PM


Originally Posted by 1Gunner (Post 14754792)
Wow... Nicely configured!
Plus the guys at NS2 sure help turn dreams into a visual reality!

Are the seat changes (deviated piping, headrest stitching and leather colour) Porsche CXX dept or will you seek an after market solution?


Originally Posted by Lapis (Post 14755015)


beautiful. Question: the script on the headrests (“GT3 touring”).... I asked for this with my CXX seats but was told by Yana at Porsche Exclusive in Atlanta that this isn’t possible except on a “special project” vehicle, which is a whole other can of worms above and beyond just getting custom tailored CXX seats. She said the only options for the headrests are: Porsche crest embossed (same as standard), “GT3” script only, or both. I had wanted to do just “touring” script. But regardless, she said it could not be ordered outside the context of a special project car.

So, is your car a special project in Porsche-speak? Or, did Porsche actually approve this in context of CXX custom tailored seats, or do you not yet know whether it will be approved as you wish?

Hey guys, it is my understanding that the leather for the seats and "GT3 Touring" insignia will be done on the aftermarket.

Betelgeuse 01-25-2018 09:20 PM


Originally Posted by Archimedes (Post 14686428)
Can someone tell me whether the black GT3T in this video is running on the standard wheels or satin aluminum?

...Ellie, they are the standard wheels; ordered mine with them... tres classy!

WernerE 01-25-2018 10:26 PM


Originally Posted by NS2 Media (Post 14754710)
It was a pleasure working with you! Your taste and attention to detail put these renders over the top. This is certainly one of our favorite GT3 Touring builds we have had the pleasure of working on. We can't wait to see you take delivery and watch the build come together!

Chalk has beige undertones that will make it difficult to use the color on the original Sport Classic decal. Probably safer to just do the stripes on the doors in an alternative color that doesn’t fight with beige. Maybe you’ve done that here but if you have, it’s likely a different light gray than the one used on the 997.

-eztrader- 01-26-2018 02:14 AM

where will you buy the stripes?

Oldmxnut 01-26-2018 04:39 AM

Thanks Gents, hopefully turns as as good as the render as a finished build!


Originally Posted by GT3 (Post 14754205)


Looks great. No houndstooth inserts? I though it was included for the $88xx price, no?

No I will keep the original GT3T centres.


Originally Posted by 1Gunner (Post 14754792)
Wow... Nicely configured!
Plus the guys at NS2 sure help turn dreams into a visual reality!

Are the seat changes (deviated piping, headrest stitching and leather colour) Porsche CXX dept or will you seek an after market solution?

No Im going aftermarket. Although matts are genuine, will match the chalk matt edge with piping leather on seats.


Originally Posted by Lapis (Post 14755015)


beautiful. Question: the script on the headrests (“GT3 touring”).... I asked for this with my CXX seats but was told by Yana at Porsche Exclusive in Atlanta that this isn’t possible except on a “special project” vehicle, which is a whole other can of worms above and beyond just getting custom tailored CXX seats. She said the only options for the headrests are: Porsche crest embossed (same as standard), “GT3” script only, or both. I had wanted to do just “touring” script. But regardless, she said it could not be ordered outside the context of a special project car.

So, is your car a special project in Porsche-speak? Or, did Porsche actually approve this in context of CXX custom tailored seats, or do you not yet know whether it will be approved as you wish?

Aftermarket. Went this way as its extremely difficult to get any straight answers here in Australia. PTS is hard enough. So to save myself the trouble, I visited a number of upholstery guys with the spec and inspected their work. As an added bonus, the cost is obviously much lower as well. Final decision is the leather colour as I'm going with an Analine which is a natural wearing (not auto finished), it will show marks and wear which is what i am looking for . Need to maintain and wax , condition etc. For reference its what was used in the early cars.



Originally Posted by WernerE (Post 14755922)


Chalk has beige undertones that will make it difficult to use the color on the original Sport Classic decal. Probably safer to just do the stripes on the doors in an alternative color that doesn’t fight with beige. Maybe you’ve done that here but if you have, it’s likely a different light gray than the one used on the 997.

Yes agree, plan is to get a range of grey vinyls and match. I think this will be the difficult part because of this grey / beige hint in different light that chalk has. If I cant get right, the default is matt black, for for a start ill try for a beige / grey if its exists. But is the beige hue, then then works with the brown of the leather inserts / bolster etc. So hopefully works.


Originally Posted by -eztrader- (Post 14756227)
where will you buy the stripes?

Haven't decided. Working with a local detailer guy here and chasing samples this month. Any ideas ?

Betelgeuse 01-26-2018 06:24 AM


Originally Posted by jlee504 (Post 14688815)
I wish they would add blue to the color options !!

This is black

Oldmxnut 01-26-2018 08:36 AM


Originally Posted by Chris3963 (Post 14754149)
Looks great. When I did my initial configuration I spec'd chalk with dark grey stripes just like your car as I wanted to emulate the 997 Sport Classic which I think is the best looking Porsche that has ever been built. But in the end decided to go GR to match my 964 RS. Looking at yours,I have a twinge of regret.

Thanks Chris. I actually like your GR choice for that reason and its link to your 964. But agree, on the classic. I did start there, but headed in slightly different direction by end. That said, with a bit of attention I think you could emulate it pretty closely. Go CXX with the dark brown leather and chalk piping. Also take the satin aluminium wheel and vinyl coat the spoke black (better then a silver stripe i think) for example.

Im thinking mine ended up what we call a "bitza" being short for bits of everything.
So here is the list of all the historical cues on this one: (hence bitza!)

- corduroy seat centre / Carrera RS touring
- Gear Stick / 911R carbon
- Brown Aniline natural leather / 356 era
- dual centre hood stripe / 997 sport classic
- black gurney flap / not sure.. maybe the black rubber on the early whale tails ?
- contrast seat piping / 85 carrera
- wheel rim stripe / the wheel stripe on this gt3 ? any earlier ?
- Mesh grill / 70s 911.
- side decal / was on a few vehicles before the R made more popular recently..
- GT3 body / GT3 :)
- 4NA Engine / GT3
- LWB / 918's
- gear box / 911R
- Rego plate..firing order of engine A =1.

Admittedly just making these up now....

_fletch 01-26-2018 09:19 AM

The black painted Gurney Flap really works on your render. I'm thinking it might not look as good without the hood stripes, but with them its fantastic and really makes the rear end 'work', whereas I dont think the stock Touring rear end imho isn't great.

Chris3963 01-26-2018 10:00 AM


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14756382)
Thanks Chris. I actually like your GR choice for that reason and its link to your 964. But agree, on the classic. I did start there, but headed in slightly different direction by end. That said, with a bit of attention I think you could emulate it pretty closely. Go CXX with the dark brown leather and chalk piping. Also take the satin aluminium wheel and vinyl coat the spoke black (better then a silver stripe i think) for example.

Im thinking mine ended up what we call a "bitza" being short for bits of everything.
So here is the list of all the historical cues on this one: (hence bitza!)

- corduroy seat centre / Carrera RS touring
- Gear Stick / 911R carbon
- Brown Aniline natural leather / 356 era
- dual centre hood stripe / 997 sport classic
- black gurney flap / not sure.. maybe the black rubber on the early whale tails ?
- contrast seat piping / 85 carrera
- wheel rim stripe / the wheel stripe on this gt3 ? any earlier ?
- Mesh grill / 70s 911.
- side decal / was on a few vehicles before the R made more popular recently..
- GT3 body / GT3 :)
- 4NA Engine / GT3
- LWB / 918's
- gear box / 911R
- Rego plate..firing order of engine A =1.

Admittedly just making these up now....

Its going to look stunning. And good taste from an Aussie too. ;)

bluehorseshoe 01-26-2018 11:59 AM

A little birdie told me that deviated stitching is now available on Touring. But I still don't see it on the configurator.

evilfij 01-26-2018 12:25 PM

Full analine leather in a car is somewhat crazy unless it is garaged. Analine leather is not UV stable. I assume you are getting a semi analine?

GT3 01-26-2018 01:06 PM


Originally Posted by -eztrader- (Post 14756227)
where will you buy the stripes?


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14756270)

Haven't decided. Working with a local detailer guy here and chasing samples this month. Any ideas ?

Why not get them from NS2 as well?

Overdraft 01-26-2018 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14756727)
A little birdie told me that deviated stitching is now available on Touring. But I still don't see it on the configurator.

Option # 34 'Touring Package Interior in Black Leather with Contrasting Stitching' in Red which is in my car and was ordered in November last year (Canada).

NS2 Media 01-26-2018 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by WernerE (Post 14755922)
Chalk has beige undertones that will make it difficult to use the color on the original Sport Classic decal. Probably safer to just do the stripes on the doors in an alternative color that doesn’t fight with beige. Maybe you’ve done that here but if you have, it’s likely a different light gray than the one used on the 997.

Yes, Chalk is a very interesting color. We created a "lighter" shade of Chalk in vinyl before for 911 R style side stripes, and it was certainly no easy task. Depending on the lighting, the paint gives off very different hues, which is hard to accomplish with vinyl. You are correct in saying the 997 SC stripe color would probably not bode well on Chalk, so an alternative is needed.


Originally Posted by Oldmxnut (Post 14756270)
T
Haven't decided. Working with a local detailer guy here and chasing samples this month. Any ideas ?


Originally Posted by GT3 (Post 14756880)
Why not get them from NS2 as well?

We can produce the files for the stripes to email to the installer, the color match will be the difficult part, however. I would recommend having several custom samples printed by your detail guy, and matching them to Chalk paint samples either from a real car or spray out, until you have a contrast that you are satisfied with. This way there are no surprises when the actual vinyl is installed on the vehicle.

Of course if any issues arise we can try our best on our end to produce a decent contrast, and cut/ship the vinyl to your location, but this may not be as accurate.

Lapis 01-26-2018 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe (Post 14756727)
A little birdie told me that deviated stitching is now available on Touring. But I still don't see it on the configurator.

Confirmed now live in Configurator (USA)....

"Interior Trim Package with Decorative Stitching and Embroidery in Deviated Thread" under Interior Leather now works in combination with Touring Package. Previously upon trying to select it, it would automatically deselect Touring Package. Now it doesn't.

This is something Yana had said may likely be coming soon and now it appears to be so.

Funny thing is, as much as I wanted it when it wasn't available, now I'm not so jazzed about it on Touring Pkg.... maybe it's just that they don't offer any other colors I really want. They don't have any blues at all. Three greys (GT Silver, Pebble, and Chalk), which all look fairly similar to Platinum Grey that is standard on non-Touring GT3s; 3 browns; Bordeaux Red, Acid Green, Racing Yellow, Lava Orange, Cream, and Black (which is already standard anyway).

Is it just me, or are these color selections a bit lacking and over-redundant (no pun intended)?

I suppose if you were to get a Lava Orange GT3 Touring, the lava orange stitching could be nifty. Same for Racing Yellow. And course, Racing Yellow stitching seems a perennial favorite for folks who want something a little different and to compliment PCCB brakes. The grey/white thread choices all seem so similar to standard GT3 platinum grey thread that it seems like you'd be paying $3,500 to make your GT3 Touring LESS distinctive.

Cream doesn't make much sense on black leather, but would look nice against brown leathers. But getting brown leathers requires CXX leather options on each interior panel item by item, in which case you can select custom stitching on those parts anyway as part of the price of those items.

I suppose Acid Green would be good for anyone picking a bright green exterior PTS color (Gelggrun, Birch, etc.), though I doubt there will be many if any who do a Touring in one of those colors.

I just wish they offered some medium to light blue stitching color, but alas, no.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...e091f4749e.png

SKY57 01-26-2018 04:02 PM

One good thing about this option is for non-touring cars, you can get rid of the LWBS center stripe if you choose deviated stitching.

Lapis 01-26-2018 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by SKY57 (Post 14757268)
One good thing about this option is for non-touring cars, you can get rid of the LWBS center stripe if you choose deviated stitching.

True, but my response was in the context of what this option now being available on Touring cars means. For standard GT3 cars without Touring Package, I think it's a very attractive option, both for the color options if offers given that more regular GT3 cars will likely be in more flamboyant colors for which stitching colors like Acid Green, Lava Orange, and Racing Yellow will be desirable, but yes, also for the effect choosing this option has in removing the silver stripes from the Alcantara seat centers that many have lamented.

bluehorseshoe 01-26-2018 05:01 PM

Exactly, they need a Blue or two. Or at least give one color unique to the Touring. Better than nothing though.

Bardman 01-26-2018 05:06 PM


Originally Posted by SKY57 (Post 14757268)
One good thing about this option is for non-touring cars, you can get rid of the LWBS center stripe if you choose deviated stitching.

IMO the fact that it does that makes it pretty much a mandatory option for wingy GT3s - I really don’t know what they were thinking with that seat stripe.

I don’t think I would have ordered deviated stitching on my Touring order, but I find it so strange that it originally wasn’t available and now has become available- what drives these decisions you wonder? Porsche really is quite an opaque company when it comes to ordering and selecting options.

1Gunner 01-26-2018 05:36 PM


Originally Posted by Bardman (Post 14757429)


IMO the fact that it does that makes it pretty much a mandatory option for wingy GT3s - I really don’t know what they were thinking with that seat stripe.

I don’t think I would have ordered deviated stitching on my Touring order, but I find it so strange that it originally wasn’t available and now has become available- what drives these decisions you wonder? Porsche really is quite an opaque company when it comes to ordering and selecting options.

Actually the first few days the configurator went live with Tour Pkg option, deviated stitch was available. My first build had included it, but by the time the dealer submitted it to PAG my build froze and stitch was deleted.

Later in Oct when speaking with Exclusive Manufakture they strongly hinted Q1 would see deviated stitch back on the Touring config.. and so it is! ;)

jlee504 01-26-2018 09:50 PM

So I happen to be going with a Lava Orange touring, should I do Lava orange stitching ? or I'm thinking GT Silver stitching w/ Silver seatbelts.

It locks this weekend I think.

GT3 01-26-2018 09:59 PM


Originally Posted by jlee504 (Post 14758034)
So I happen to be going with a Lava Orange touring, should I do Lava orange stitching ? or I'm thinking GT Silver stitching w/ Silver seatbelts.

It locks this weekend I think.

With Lava Orange exterior, I would consider Lava Orange stitching and keep black belts. The GT Silver stitching will probably look too similar to the free Platinum stitching on the wing GT3, and not worth the cost.




evilfij 01-26-2018 11:09 PM

Are you going with the chrome exterior trim?

Please say yes as I think that will be stunning. I am sort of kicking myself for getting A1 black as opposed to Miami or lava with the chrome trim.

Personally, I would do GT Silver deviated stitching if you are going with chrome for that retro look. If you are going touring in black, I would do lava stitching and, of course, the stock black stitching would look good too.


jlee504 01-26-2018 11:29 PM

I'm not, I don't like the chrome trim enough to go with it. I liked it on the black social media photo but I haven't really found another color I think it looks good on.

So yeah I'm doing a lava touring car with black exterior trim and satin aluminum wheels. I was thinking it was be schemed similar to my UV RS, the grey stitching and seatbelts go really well with UV and the satin aluminum wheels.

beoliving 01-26-2018 11:48 PM


Originally Posted by Lapis (Post 14757258)
Confirmed now live in Configurator (USA)....

"Interior Trim Package with Decorative Stitching and Embroidery in Deviated Thread" under Interior Leather now works in combination with Touring Package. Previously upon trying to select it, it would automatically deselect Touring Package. Now it doesn't.

This is something Yana had said may likely be coming soon and now it appears to be so.

Funny thing is, as much as I wanted it when it wasn't available, now I'm not so jazzed about it on Touring Pkg.... maybe it's just that they don't offer any other colors I really want. They don't have any blues at all. Three greys (GT Silver, Pebble, and Chalk), which all look fairly similar to Platinum Grey that is standard on non-Touring GT3s; 3 browns; Bordeaux Red, Acid Green, Racing Yellow, Lava Orange, Cream, and Black (which is already standard anyway).

Is it just me, or are these color selections a bit lacking and over-redundant (no pun intended)?

I suppose if you were to get a Lava Orange GT3 Touring, the lava orange stitching could be nifty. Same for Racing Yellow. And course, Racing Yellow stitching seems a perennial favorite for folks who want something a little different and to compliment PCCB brakes. The grey/white thread choices all seem so similar to standard GT3 platinum grey thread that it seems like you'd be paying $3,500 to make your GT3 Touring LESS distinctive.

Cream doesn't make much sense on black leather, but would look nice against brown leathers. But getting brown leathers requires CXX leather options on each interior panel item by item, in which case you can select custom stitching on those parts anyway as part of the price of those items.

I suppose Acid Green would be good for anyone picking a bright green exterior PTS color (Gelggrun, Birch, etc.), though I doubt there will be many if any who do a Touring in one of those colors.

I just wish they offered some medium to light blue stitching color, but alas, no.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...e091f4749e.png

I have Pepita seat inserts in my touring build, going back and forth on the stitching. Some voice in my head is constantly bugging me how on earth you could spend 3000 Euro on it. On the other hand I love the look of the R and I am sure I gonna miss it if I don't do it. But never saw GT Silver, Chalk or pebbly grey in person or on photos. Any advice?

evilfij 01-26-2018 11:55 PM


Originally Posted by jlee504 (Post 14758192)
I'm not, I don't like the chrome trim enough to go with it. I liked it on the black social media photo but I haven't really found another color I think it looks good on.

So yeah I'm doing a lava touring car with black exterior trim and satin aluminum wheels. I was thinking it was be schemed similar to my UV RS, the grey stitching and seatbelts go really well with UV and the satin aluminum wheels.

That should look very nice.

jkb3 01-27-2018 09:56 AM

Can somebody post detailed pictures of the black stitching on the Touring?

Have a Touring in slate grey on order and I am unsure whether I should order silver. The black is unique for the Touring, but fear that all the leather accents cannot be enjoyed when it is all black on black.

Thanks

GT3 01-27-2018 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by jkb3 (Post 14758635)
Can somebody post detailed pictures of the black stitching on the Touring?

Have a Touring in slate grey on order and I am unsure whether I should order silver. The black is unique for the Touring, but fear that all the leather accents cannot be enjoyed when it is all black on black.

Thanks

There were some very detailed pics someone here took of the dash and other areas at the LA Auto Show last year. Can't find them now, only this:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...fcfe92d716.jpg

linusto 01-27-2018 12:07 PM


Chris88 01-27-2018 01:53 PM

If you haven't seen these already, maybe these will help. I like the Black stitching more than I thought I would.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...d0cfe14d72.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...e1c1903d50.jpg

erik_plus8 01-27-2018 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by jkb3 (Post 14758635)
Can somebody post detailed pictures of the black stitching on the Touring?

Have a Touring in slate grey on order and I am unsure whether I should order silver. The black is unique for the Touring, but fear that all the leather accents cannot be enjoyed when it is all black on black.

Thanks

Is it possible to choose stiching color in US? Here we only have black (std) or red (as option).


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