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Old 01-17-2019, 08:08 PM
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Default New 991.2/992 911 R being released late this year?

Just got a message from my dealer that Porsche is releasing the new 991.2/992 911 R late this year after the speedster starts hitting the showrooms ???
Can anyone confirm this ?

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Old 01-17-2019, 08:34 PM
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Enquiring minds want to know. Haven't heard anything of the sort, rumor or otherwise.

Isn't that was the touring was (in effect?)
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Yep I'm sure there is something coming, because then we can hear all the rants about how deals/promises that go south every other day from someone who got wronged (*wronged while trying to buy a $200k car mind you).
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So they want to put the knock out punch to the .1 R speculators!!
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Originally Posted by tstafford View Post
So they want to put the knock out punch to the .1 R speculators!!
520hp would assure that...

I would be surprised though - so many recent models. VIPís would already know about such a car...

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Old 01-17-2019, 09:14 PM
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A bunch of 911R Owners complained "big time" that they got screwed when the Touring was announced(not making this up)- no more that Special.

Would not be surprised Mother Ship will appease those whining Children
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:48 PM
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Not sure what your dealer is smoking but I surmise they are smoking not the good stuff. Pure hearsay.

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Originally Posted by mclarenmaniac View Post
Just got a message from my dealer that Porsche is releasing the new 991.2 911 R late this year after the speedster starts hitting the showrooms ???
Can anyone confirm this ?
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:00 PM
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May be Porsche is trying to please the pissed off VIP customers.... if not they will not buy any future limited editions again and this VIP program might not last as long as intended ?
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Originally Posted by mclarenmaniac View Post
May be Porsche is trying to please the pissed off VIP customers.... if not they will not buy any future limited editions again and this VIP program might not last as long as intended ?
So, they would appease the VIPís by giving them limited edition 520hp 911R for a high price and then **** them off again when the 992 GT3 has more power and other enhancements for less money?

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Old 01-17-2019, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by GrantG
So, they would appease the VIPís by giving them limited edition 520hp 911R for a high price and then **** them off again when the 992 GT3 has more power and other enhancements for less money?
By the same argument couldn't we say those who have a 997.2 RS 4.0 should be pissed off about the 991.x GT3 RS as it has more tech enhancements and power?
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:31 PM
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This sounds speculative and highly doubtful. 4 models of the 992 have already been released and we know they'll keep on coming. In addition to this the 991 had quite a few end of run specials; even excluding the 2RS and 3RS there was the 935, GT2 Clubsport and the Speedster (arguably a convertible 911R), which in my view will be the end of the line.
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by redmonkey928 View Post
By the same argument couldn't we say those who have a 997.2 RS 4.0 should be pissed off about the 991.x GT3 RS as it has more tech enhancements and power?
No, 991.1 has same 500hp but more weight, electric steering, and no Manual

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Old 01-18-2019, 01:22 AM
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I heard the same thing as OP from my dealer principal. He’s never been wrong before but it was still a bit hard to get my head around. If true, I will watch the frenzy with popcorn in hand.
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:06 AM
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If true, that will sink the 2016 911R resale another $50k - $75k. The VIPs love their 911R but probably want it with the better motor.
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:40 AM
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911R and GT3T still selling over sticker. Porsche: Nein! Vee vill make more and better cars. Schnell! Why sell 2000 992 for $150k, when you can sell 2000 911R for $225k.
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