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Old 03-10-2019, 12:57 AM
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Question GT3 RS Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel

Any word as to when the Weissach Pkg Carbon Fiber steering wheel or parts will be available?
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Old 03-10-2019, 05:22 PM
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Any word as to when the Weissach Pkg Carbon Fiber steering wheel or parts will be available?

took delivery last week and nothing. May just purchase my own and install to get it over with
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I am starting to think they may not send us the part as i was told that they are facing legal and safety issues in Germany over the compatibilty of carbon fiber and air bags.
There is concern of the carbon fiber shattering and injuring the driver in the event of air bag deployment.
This info was passed to me by a sales rep from Germany visiting our dealer.

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nothing here
was wondering if we will ever get it, or may be send some kind of a refund
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No Titanium Roll cage, No CF Steering Wheel, same great ($18,000) price. Just saw a local BMW M4 GTS with factory installed roll cage. Knowing that was available in the US is frustrating.
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Any updates here?
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by hashash View Post
I am starting to think they may not send us the part as i was told that they are facing legal and safety issues in Germany over the compatibilty of carbon fiber and air bags.
There is concern of the carbon fiber shattering and injuring the driver in the event of air bag deployment.
This info was passed to me by a sales rep from Germany visiting our dealer.
Not doubting you, it sounds like unfounded theories to me. Itís not like Porsche are the only one making carbon fiber trimmed steering wheels. Ferrari and McLaren seem to have no problem selling their cars in Germany. Also even if it was true in Germany, that wouldnít affect cars exported to America.

My guess is itís a supply issue, just like almost any other issue. Whoever was supposed to make the carbon fiber trim is not making it for whatever reason. Could be contract breach, quality issues, or simply went bankrupt. Who knows.
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Not doubting you, it sounds like unfounded theories to me. Itís not like Porsche are the only one making carbon fiber trimmed steering wheels. Ferrari and McLaren seem to have no problem selling their cars in Germany. Also even if it was true in Germany, that wouldnít affect cars exported to America.

My guess is itís a supply issue, just like almost any other issue. Whoever was supposed to make the carbon fiber trim is not making it for whatever reason. Could be contract breach, quality issues, or simply went bankrupt. Who knows.
yes i agree . But not a single car was delivered with a CF wheel ! Isnt this strange - i would rule out supplier issues .
The german guy seemed very confident , maybe he was not accurate , who knows .
​​​​​​​We will know soon anyways.
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Still waiting for two of these. (For my GT3 RS and GT2 RS.)

Also still waiting for my naked CF hood for the GT3 RS.
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I took delivery, PEC Atlanta on Friday. Fantastic experience, will do it again!

No Titanium Cage, Carbon Steering Wheel, or Exposed Hood for me. No chance to order Magnesium Wheels. Porsche markets the car in a way that you cannot purchase it (ie..Cage, Magn Wheels for most, and Exposed Hood for some).
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Originally Posted by kwitt View Post
I took delivery, PEC Atlanta on Friday. Fantastic experience, will do it again!

No Titanium Cage, Carbon Steering Wheel, or Exposed Hood for me. No chance to order Magnesium Wheels. Porsche markets the car in a way that you cannot purchase it (ie..Cage, Magn Wheels for most, and Exposed Hood for some).

My suppose to be a May build, 3RS, just went into V300 status. It was accepted with the full Weissach package and Magnesium wheels.
Will definitely be pissed if it comes with nothing that was ordered.
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Originally Posted by Z06
My suppose to be a May build, 3RS, just went into V300 status. It was accepted with the full Weissach package and Magnesium wheels.
Will definitely be pissed if it comes with nothing that was ordered.
I was at the factory on Thursday and there were GT3RS being produced with magnesium wheels fitted on the line...anecdotal but a good sign.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by JCBH View Post
I was at the factory on Thursday and there were GT3RS being produced with magnesium wheels fitted on the line...anecdotal but a good sign.
Thats great news, from what I an understood, my car was just finished sometime
last week.
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Originally Posted by JCBH View Post
I was at the factory on Thursday and there were GT3RS being produced with magnesium wheels fitted on the line...anecdotal but a good sign.
JCBH - while at the factory, did you see and/or ask about the Particulate Filters for the RSs? If yes, any feedback regarding if it is EU only or includes WoW? Thx in advance for any data you gathered.
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Originally Posted by JCBH View Post
I was at the factory on Thursday and there were GT3RS being produced with magnesium wheels fitted on the line...anecdotal but a good sign.
Did it happen to be a GT Silver car .. you never know.
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