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Old 05-15-2019, 04:23 AM
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Once you go GT (and you did so for the right reason) it is very difficult to go back to anything else. The only way is to run a Turbo S in combination with the GT3. And it would be cheaper than trying to get a GT2RS...
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:09 PM
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For the longest time, about 18 months, I was sure that my next car would be a Turbo S. I test drove several but for I just couldn't commit - it just felt too much like my Macan Turbo 95% of the time and was way less practical. When I found a dealer (Auto Gallery Woodland Hills) that would actually let me test drive a GT3 I bought it on the spot. I never thought I'd trade a Ferrari in on a Porsche but honestly my F430 felt like a poseur in comparison. No regrets whatsoever.
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Wonder if Porsche will ever bring back just a regular GT2? Iíd be very tempted to give that a go.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:36 PM
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I had a 991.1 TTS , graphite blue, which was an amazing car. I also had a macan turbo at the time, and ended up driving that car way more often secondary to practicality. I went to a 991.2 GT# and a macan GTS. best combo, and the GT# is simply unique and amazing. The turbo s felt like a luxury GT that was fast. no regrets here but can't go wrong any which way.
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Originally Posted by KM1959 View Post
For the longest time, about 18 months, I was sure that my next car would be a Turbo S. I test drove several but for I just couldn't commit - it just felt too much like my Macan Turbo 95% of the time and was way less practical. When I found a dealer (Auto Gallery Woodland Hills) that would actually let me test drive a GT3 I bought it on the spot. I never thought I'd trade a Ferrari in on a Porsche but honestly my F430 felt like a poseur in comparison. No regrets whatsoever.
Thats a ringing endorsement for sure. The TT and GT3 have very different feels. No right or wrong to me, but TT just feels engineered for comfort. GT3 feels engineered for kicking *ss. Same top speeds, but track advantage to GT3.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:40 PM
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my current 'anguish' is swapping my pdk for a manual....
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by acey81 View Post
Once you go GT (and you did so for the right reason) it is very difficult to go back to anything else. The only way is to run a Turbo S in combination with the GT3. And it would be cheaper than trying to get a GT2RS...
They are both fantastic for sure. Maybe the GTS is the best balance?? But not to 9000 rpm and the light weight, thatís the trump card for me.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:19 PM
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They are both fantastic for sure. Maybe the GTS is the best balance?? But not to 9000 rpm and the light weight, thatís the trump card for me.
Whenever I see "best balance" I think "compromise". I found the GTS to be a fantastic car, more GT3 than Turbo S, which I attribute to the alcantara interior and the lighter front end feel. If you can only have one Porsche and lean toward the "racier" feel, it is likely to be the one to get.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by kash101 View Post
my current 'anguish' is swapping my pdk for a manual....
Changes the whole experience. I wouldn't trade my manual even for an RS.
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Changes the whole experience. I wouldn't trade my manual even for an RS.
I agree. Thatís why I have both a GT3 and an RS. If Porsche made the RS in manual I would just have that.
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Originally Posted by chance6 View Post
They are both fantastic for sure. Maybe the GTS is the best balance?? But not to 9000 rpm and the light weight, thatís the trump card for me.
The current (991.2) GTS weighs almost as much as the Turbo now and also has a turbocharged engine, so those benefits are gone. The suspension is pretty much the same (same shocks, slightly shorter springs, AFAIK). So it's not sportier than Turbo but rather just less powerful. Still plenty fast. Where it excels is value for the money.

If I had to have just one, I'd probably keep my 991.2 RS over .2 Turbo S, but only by a nose. Previously, when I was comparing .2 Turbo S vs. .1 GT3, I'd keep the Turbo.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:40 PM
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Why is it OR

Have to have both. They are different tools for different jobs.
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:21 PM
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It was a very close call for me, TT vs .2 GT3. Probably because when both are optioned out, my MSRPs came within $2k of each other. Different tools but both awesome on the street IMO.

Turbo was marketed to be smooth - to me better than GTS as the asking price reveals. Tons of torque, but downshifting in it just isnít that exciting to me. If I had a TTS maybe I would have thought differently.

Iíll miss the Burm for sure but I love the PCCB on this GT3. Eschewed the sunroof and keyless go. Just a more puristic feel. Not right or wrong...who knows, maybe Iíll end up going back to TT in the future.

But that Cup car engine with rigid valve train ólovely!
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by chance6 View Post
It was a very close call for me, TT vs .2 GT3. Probably because when both are optioned out, my MSRPs came within $2k of each other. Different tools but both awesome on the street IMO.

Turbo was marketed to be smooth - to me better than GTS as the asking price reveals. Tons of torque, but downshifting in it just isnít that exciting to me. If I had a TTS maybe I would have thought differently.

Iíll miss the Burm for sure but I love the PCCB on this GT3. Eschewed the sunroof and keyless go. Just a more puristic feel. Not right or wrong...who knows, maybe Iíll end up going back to TT in the future.

But that Cup car engine with rigid valve train ólovely!
Nice! Somehow I think you'll be just fine with your decision.
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