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Old 05-03-2019, 05:23 AM
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Similar question about the engine. Could you try and confirm the rumour that the next batch of 2019 GT3 RS cars will get the same engine with OPF and ITB?
I'm in the same boat as we're both getting an UK second batch RS..I'd love to know what spec the EU second batch RS will get..The general consensus is they will have the OPFs but not the ITBs..
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:20 AM
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We saw it from this static angle last night at PECATL... looking forward to your dynamic review
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:51 PM
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A few easy ones:

Is the speedster engine the 992 GT3 engine? I.e., will the GT3 have ITBs? Pretty sure the answers are yes and yes, but curious how they'll respond.

What happened to the design features of the concept? Central fuel filler, Talbot mirrors, but also the wheel design that was, apparently, jettisoned.
You can add this to the list. The prototype had no top. None. Zip. Nadda. We loved it that way. AP asked would we consider a manual top, the answer was nope, maybe a tonneau cover max.
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Taffy66 View Post
I'm in the same boat as we're both getting an UK second batch RS..I'd love to know what spec the EU second batch RS will get..The general consensus is they will have the OPFs but not the ITBs..
They will keep the ITB's as the selling point for the boggo 992 GT3 and subsequent and move the price northwards.
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Old 05-03-2019, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Whoopsy
You can add this to the list. The prototype had no top. None. Zip. Nadda. We loved it that way. AP asked would we consider a manual top, the answer was nope, maybe a tonneau cover max.
I'm guessing they ruled in favor of potential buyer # almost-2000 and not a handful of vip?
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Old 05-03-2019, 01:09 PM
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Pete, I'm super jealous. I picked the wrong career
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Old 05-03-2019, 01:10 PM
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Geez, I'm interested driving dynamics of course... road feeling, acceleration/braking, turn-in handling. weight, sound, but also, I'm interested in mundane stuff like will I be able to see and/or access the engine under that extended rear bonnet. Speedster seems the optimal opportunity to display the engine..? Can I change my own oil or air filter. I also care about the height of the car and if there is a lift?
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Old 05-03-2019, 01:25 PM
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Good stuff, everybody! Keep it coming...
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Old 05-03-2019, 02:27 PM
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Nice!
The only thing that interests me is the difference the ITBs make in this engine...
Enjoy!
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Old 05-03-2019, 02:44 PM
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Old 05-03-2019, 02:47 PM
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I’d really love to know about the infotainment center and whether they’ve taken any steps to improve the cup holders!
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Old 05-03-2019, 03:50 PM
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Interested in how much noticeable 'handing' is lost from GT3 Coupe in everyday driving. Is the turn in softer, cowl or steering wheel shake over bumps? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-03-2019, 04:24 PM
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I just want to know how it sounds in a tunnel.



Oh, and how it sounds in general vs the 991.2 GT3, ie what else does the filter cost?

And I'd also be interested in your impressions around throttle response and calibration. I've got a suspicion that it may not be a noticeable improvement because they'll limit response in software for drive-ability reasons. Instead I agree with those that suggest it was done to let the new engine breath with the old one, which leads to the obvious- will the old exhaust fit, and how much power does that make? That new exhaust with filter looks pretty heavy too? Maybe ask about CG height and torsional stiffness? Any suspension re-calibration necessary for the softer chassis. Tuning philosophy vs the R... How hard would it be to un-bolt the soft top and leave it behind a-la the 987 Spyder, and how much weight would that save?

On second thought I do have quite a few questions. Maybe better if I just speak to them in person.
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Old 05-03-2019, 04:41 PM
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Sweet. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

My questions:
1. Can I have an allocation?
2. Will they take a personal check?
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:04 PM
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How user friendly is the top to open and close? How much is automated and how much is manual? The 997 Speedster's top was a PITA!

Thanks Pete!
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