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Old 01-14-2019, 01:37 AM
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Default GT2 or 3RS Carbon roof lighter? WP?

a bit confused, the WP comes with carbon roof, i thought magnesium roof was lighter and thats why R and 991.1 GT3RS had Magnesium not CF roof
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The weissach package carbon roof is lighter than magnesium standard roof.
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Originally Posted by Buteo View Post
The weissach package carbon roof is lighter than magnesium standard roof.
Who knows the truth
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Originally Posted by Buteo
The weissach package carbon roof is lighter than magnesium standard roof.
That is true. I believe it has to do with thickness of the CF vs Magnesium....
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Originally Posted by Buteo View Post
The weissach package carbon roof is lighter than magnesium standard roof.
saves a whopping 1lb
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:40 AM
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As the densities of magnesium and carbon fiber are very similar, the weights of each roof should be very similar to the other.
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Originally Posted by shapiroeric View Post
That is true. I believe it has to do with thickness of the CF vs Magnesium....
Or it's just marketing...
Before AP said that Magnesium roof is almost 1kg lighter than carbon roof.
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Originally Posted by EST View Post
Or it's just marketing...
Before AP said that Magnesium roof is almost 1kg lighter than carbon roof.
Right on. If it sells cars, AP will tell ya pizzas grow on trees. First he said paddles are for grannies. Then the godlike 4.0 mezger. Only to be bettered by the 9A1/75 months later (what is that then, Zeus??)

WP is a vanity product. Let's just admit that we checked the box because it feels good and not because we *need* to drop those whatever pounds LOL...
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Originally Posted by Robert Linton View Post
As the densities of magnesium and carbon fiber are very similar, the weights of each roof should be very similar to the other.
I agree. Thinking the paint and thickness make the difference.
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Originally Posted by NSD991 View Post

saves a whopping 1lb
But but but...it is as the highest point on the car, so lowers "center of gravity".

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Originally Posted by EST View Post
Or it's just marketing...
Before AP said that Magnesium roof is almost 1kg lighter than carbon roof.
Indeed, when 991.1 GT3 RS was released, Porsche claimed Magnesium was 700 grams lighter than a carbon roof. Now carbon is 500 grams lighter.

When 997.2 RS 4.0 was released with painted wing (vs clear CF on 3.8 RS), Porsche claimed painting was lighter than the clear finnish, now....
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Originally Posted by CRex View Post
Right on. If it sells cars, AP will tell ya pizzas grow on trees. First he said paddles are for grannies. Then the godlike 4.0 mezger. Only to be bettered by the 9A1/75 months later (what is that then, Zeus??)

WP is a vanity product. Let's just admit that we checked the box because it feels good and not because we *need* to drop those whatever pounds LOL...
dropping weight had nothing to do with why I ordered wp w/ mag wheels. Iĺll admit it was totally vanity for me. Come on it looks cool as sh.. to have it with the wheels. I will probably track a couple times a year if that.
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Originally Posted by CRex
Right on. If it sells cars, AP will tell ya pizzas grow on trees. First he said paddles are for grannies. Then the godlike 4.0 mezger. Only to be bettered by the 9A1/75 months later (what is that then, Zeus??)

WP is a vanity product. Let's just admit that we checked the box because it feels good and not because we *need* to drop those whatever pounds LOL...
Enough said, amen to this.
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Originally Posted by CRex View Post
Right on. If it sells cars, AP will tell ya pizzas grow on trees. First he said paddles are for grannies. Then the godlike 4.0 mezger. Only to be bettered by the 9A1/75 months later (what is that then, Zeus??)

WP is a vanity product. Let's just admit that we checked the box because it feels good and not because we *need* to drop those whatever pounds LOL...

same here, I liked the look of the carbon on the GT2 RS so I ordered it for the 3RS. It would be much more cost efficient for me to hit the gym than go the WP route to shed weight! hahaha!

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It’s cheaper for all to just lose 15 lbs(:
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