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Old 06-05-2014, 04:41 AM
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Not for me. I suspected more than 2 1/2 years ago that the 991 version might be one of if not the last NA/non-hybrid iteration of the GT3. That's why I put down a deposit way back then and why I wanted the car. A hybrid or turbo GT3 or RS might be technically interesting and probably faster, but there's something about a high revving, NA car that does it for me. Don't know if that confirms your notion of a 991 buyer or not....
I agree and that's what makes this 991 GT3 so desirable. With the speculation that the RS is possibly a turbo I am even more interested in this 991 GT3. Looking forward to mine this fall to arrive with no more delays!
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by rosenbergendo View Post
Would anyone in their right mind take a 991GT3 over a 4k mile 997.2 RS?? Seriously? I mean seriously?
Do you have experience with driving both the 997.2 RS and the 991 GT3 on the track? I don’t think so, seriously.

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Old 06-05-2014, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by 991RDC View Post
Do you have experience with driving both the 997.2 RS and the 991 GT3 on the track? I don’t think so, seriously.
+1.

And, some people simply prefer the 991 styling and advanced chassis over the .2 RS.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike in CA View Post
Not for me. I suspected more than 2 1/2 years ago that the 991 version might be one of if not the last NA/non-hybrid iteration of the GT3. That's why I put down a deposit way back then and why I wanted the car. A hybrid or turbo GT3 or RS might be technically interesting and probably faster, but there's something about a high revving, NA car that does it for me. Don't know if that confirms your notion of a 991 buyer or not....
exactly why us 7.2 RS guys chose the last RS (baring the 4.0), it is the last merger and more impt.ly for me the last manual RS.

it is also why the aston vantage v12 appeals to me more than the V12S.

it's down to the manual vs PDK debate in the end and what it means for each person... make no mistake though, having a 3rd pedal brings an extra dimension to mastering the rear engined RS. some care, some won't. world goes round.....
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by skuplist View Post
I agree and that's what makes this 991 GT3 so desirable. With the speculation that the RS is possibly a turbo I am even more interested in this 991 GT3. Looking forward to mine this fall to arrive with no more delays!
smart man.

i drove 991 not on track however. the pdk is phenomenal. i would just leave it in drive and step on it when i get it on track.

the 7.2 RS both 3.8 and 4.0 are great too. sometimes i like to row it myself

fast or not, i never really cared. i even track a slow boxster. it's the feel. i dont think you can make a bad decision on either. but if you want to street drive it a lot. 991 seems to be the better choice.

and if RS turns out to be turbo, i prolly ditch it and keep 991gt3
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:20 AM
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I agree; if the RS is a turbo I believe it will be less desirable. Turbo and no manual will not be a good package for a car that could demand a $50,000 increase over the 991 GT3.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:27 AM
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It depends what your using it for but I found the 991 turbo to perform great on the street no track experience to speak of on it yet.
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:34 PM
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Whatever your poison, I'm not sure a 997 GT3 variant is a smart buy right now. When the 991 is out in full force and accessible, if becomes accepted despite all the naysayers here, I'd think the prices would go down on the 997. I'd think something catastrophic would have to happen in order for prices to rise again.

For me, I'm not going back to a 997 version. Been there done that, and as cool as they are just not exciting for me.

That said, if you have the coin and know what you want go blow your nut. You only go around once.
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