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Old 08-14-2014, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Laguna_Dude View Post
So I called a bunch of local dealers to get on list to build and order an RS... doesn't look too good fellas...A.) cars are at least 12 months away and B.) the dealers are doing 1 of 2 things.. 1.) compiling a list and offering those on the list to pay at least $30k or more above MSRP or 2.) not making a list, spec'ing the cars themselves and will sell above MSRP off the showroom floor. If anyone knows of a dealership willing to sell TWO RS' (1 for me and another for my brother-in-law) and allow build to order at MSRP, please let me know. I want a no-option car for track. Thank you!
I would extend the net far and wide, especially since you're situated in a seller's market in Southern California (even despite the numerous dealerships in California).

Have you tried Brumos? Porsche Exchange in Chicago?
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Guest89 View Post
I would extend the net far and wide, especially since you're situated in a seller's market in Southern California (even despite the numerous dealerships in California). Have you tried Brumos? Porsche Exchange in Chicago?
Finding the same thing in the Midwest.
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:41 PM
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Finding the same thing in the Midwest.
I fear that if one has not already secured a place on a dealers allocation waitlist for an RS, with some written commitment to purchase at MSRP its going to be tough to obtain one of these 'golden geese' at this point without paying the piper for the privilege!
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:10 PM
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The hope is always that there will be honest dealers who care more about established/establishing lasting relationships for continued/future ownership vice playing the greedy hand. Certainly the pros and cons to economics whereas the side of the fence you stand on (consumer vs dealer) will define them.
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:07 AM
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Not sure if anyone has seen looks a little different.

http://www.gtspirit.com/2014/08/07/2...rce=feedburner
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:02 PM
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Different angle?
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:17 PM
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Yea and the standard GT3 rims, also makes the canards (ala 997.2 4.0) on the front more prominent. The article talks about a more pronounced front splitter but I'm not so sure. Just thought I'd throw it up here. I love my white GT3, but seeing these black RS test cars makes me want a full murdered out black RS.......in due time I guess
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:15 PM
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front splitter is about 1/2" deeper than standard GT3. what we've been seeing for some time. dive planes same as recent photos as well. looks good. time to stop with the drip, drip, drip, and get it out there.
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Nizer View Post
...time to stop with the drip, drip, drip, and get it out there.
I agree as this is driving me nuts I've hedged my bets and have a GT3 coming but am on the list for the RS. Just waiting on final specs and pricing to see if I will follow through with the RS. It needs to be something special for me to upgrade.

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Old 08-15-2014, 07:17 PM
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IF the Paris Auto Show is the grand unveiling (~6 weeks away), at what stage does Porsche begin to do real-world testing of the "leaked" ventilation above the front wheel arches? I know this design has already had extensive real-world testing with the 458, probably the C7 Z06, etc., but when does a manufacturer conduct its testing in the elements while using appropriate testing instruments? I'm always curious as to when the design cut line is officially crossed without non-wind tunnel and CAD testing being factored in.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Tre View Post
IF the Paris Auto Show is the grand unveiling (~6 weeks away), at what stage does Porsche begin to do real-world testing of the "leaked" ventilation above the front wheel arches? I know this design has already had extensive real-world testing with the 458, probably the C7 Z06, etc., but when does a manufacturer conduct its testing in the elements while using appropriate testing instruments? I'm always curious as to when the design cut line is officially crossed without non-wind tunnel and CAD testing being factored in.
I would believe they have already done extensive testing at their secretive test track, no? Then for some reason they decide to leak the car with a few parts camouflaged.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:59 PM
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Good point, Sam. I didn't even think about private facilities under the guise of secrecy given the world of persistent photogs. The usage of front ventilation is nothing new, but I'm always intrigued with placement (above vs behind the wheel well) and their effectiveness hence my curiosity on real-world testing scenarios.
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:54 AM
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I am going to sit back and wait.. i think the market is due for a correction.. way too hot now.. will cool off once the feds starts tightening... plus there's always the guy who buys an RS, drives it 2k miles then sells...
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Old 08-16-2014, 04:39 AM
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Laguna I agree, with the regular GT3s on fire (sorry about the pun) the RS are going to be just murdered on price by our dealers. They will (Secretly) sell it to a prime customer who will imediately sell it back so the dealer another 100grand. It happened only two generations ago, with the 997.1 GT3s/RS's
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:08 PM
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Hopefully, it does better against the $75k Z/28.

I don't think it has a chance against the Z06, but it should be able to embarrass a Camaro. Something the GT3 couldn't do.
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