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Old 01-11-2019, 04:00 PM
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My brother picked up the .2 GT3 this past weekend in manual and I couldn't stop thinking about how great it drove. How visceral it was.

So I began to search these forums about owner comparisons between the .2 GT3 and the .2 GT3RS but really couldn't find anything. Is there a thread I am missing or the search function is not coming up with?

The simple question is, what are the driving characteristic differences if both were PDK between the .2 GT3 and the .2 GT3 RS?

What are the differences between the .1 GT3RS and .2 GT3RS from a driving experience? I see the price for the .1 RS has come down to similar levels to buy a .2 GT3.

I have been offered a GT3RS at MSRP from a dealership I have bought many of vehicles from. I would probably trade in my 2017 R8 in doing so...

Thanks all for the help.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by fkim011 View Post
My brother picked up the .2 GT3 this past weekend in manual and I couldn't stop thinking about how great it drove. How visceral it was.

So I began to search these forums about owner comparisons between the .2 GT3 and the .2 GT3RS but really couldn't find anything. Is there a thread I am missing or the search function is not coming up with?

The simple question is, what are the driving characteristic differences if both were PDK between the .2 GT3 and the .2 GT3 RS?

What are the differences between the .1 GT3RS and .2 GT3RS from a driving experience? I see the price for the .1 RS has come down to similar levels to buy a .2 GT3.

I have been offered a GT3RS at MSRP from a dealership I have bought many of vehicles from. I would probably trade in my 2017 R8 in doing so...

Thanks all for the help.
I have owned a 991.2 gt3 and now have a 991.2 GT3 RS. biggest difference is the manual vs pdk. if you want pdk, then go with the RS. Also, I have noticed less sound insulation in RS. Havent taken the GT3 RS on track yet, need another 1k miles to break in
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:17 PM
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I have a 2018 GT3 in Manual and I love it. It is great on the track as well. I am getting a 2019 RS in 3 weeks. I usually just keep the RS, but I cannot get rid of the Manual GT3. I will write back with differences/similarities and opinions.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:27 PM
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Having owned both .2 GT3 and .2 GT3 RS for a while (kept the latter), they are quite close performance wise but actually quite different in driving feel. In sport/ race the 3 RS is even more precise and scalpel precise. For weekend driving, the GT3 is a bit more comfortable and compliant. More relaxed on motorway. But when you push, it is a true Porsche GT! No doubt! And I wouldnít be able to even get close to itís linit. The GT3 is race looking but in a more subtle way obviously which sometimes is cool. But overall Iíd say when you have a 3 RS, though a bit more compromised than the 3, you still feel you have 90 percent of what makes the 3 a strong road car. However, how amazing the GT3 is, when you own both, you canít help but think it canít touch the RS as a race/ sport car. I think it is really the manual that would make me swing towards GT3. But my experience of both was PDK. So RS won! For manual, but it is probably just a dream for me... the Speedster with its open roof would be my manual GT😁❤️!
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:28 PM
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I have owned a 991.2 gt3 and now have a 991.2 GT3 RS. biggest difference is the manual vs pdk. if you want pdk, then go with the RS. Also, I have noticed less sound insulation in RS. Havent taken the GT3 RS on track yet, need another 1k miles to break in
You don't think the gearing or steering ratio is setup any different? Suspension?
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by kyrocks View Post
I have a 2018 GT3 in Manual and I love it. It is great on the track as well. I am getting a 2019 RS in 3 weeks. I usually just keep the RS, but I cannot get rid of the Manual GT3. I will write back with differences/similarities and opinions.
That be great, thank you.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by kyrocks View Post
I have a 2018 GT3 in Manual and I love it. It is great on the track as well. I am getting a 2019 RS in 3 weeks. I usually just keep the RS, but I cannot get rid of the Manual GT3. I will write back with differences/similarities and opinions.
Never surrender this manual - having both would be Surreal
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by fkim011 View Post
You don't think the gearing or steering ratio is setup any different? Suspension?
Suspension for sure. RS will be stiffer.

The bigger wheels would also make a difference in how it may feel
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:53 PM
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Also - if you can get a .2 GT3RS at MSRP you should trade your R8
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
Also - if you can get a .2 GT3RS at MSRP you should trade your R8
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:03 PM
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There's your difference

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Old 01-11-2019, 05:13 PM
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Manual for the win!
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Turbo S 991.1 was even with 991.1 GT3 RS at 1:13.6, so assume 991.2 TTS would be equal to new 991.2 GT3 RS.......have to research that one.....
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by abiazis View Post
Turbo S 991.1 was even with 991.1 GT3 RS at 1:13.6, so assume 991.2 TTS would be equal to new 991.2 GT3 RS.......have to research that one.....
Funny...I didn't think this thread involved the Turbo S.
You should research that in the turbo section
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazinPond View Post
Funny...I didn't think this thread involved the Turbo S.
You should research that in the turbo section
Lots of great crossover Porsche information on TT/TTSs and GT cars on different sections of the website, especially since the GT2RS is turbo charged now.....and for that matter throughout Rennlist and Renntech sites..........having owned 5 Porsches in my time.....I go all over the site for information and people offer information up readily........
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