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Old 05-30-2014, 01:59 PM
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I have a deposit on a 991 GT3 and am awaiting the engine swap in late July/early August. Yesterday a friend called about a 2011 997.2 GT3 RS with 4K miles that just became available. With all of the amazing feedback on the 991 GT3 I have not seriously considered anything else. I plan on tracking the car some, but its primary use will be as a weekend driver. While I'm still leaning towards the 991 I'm curious about how the two vehicles compare for my intended use. My friend is a previous RS owner and feels confident that I will love the RS. Plus, he feels that it will retain most of its value. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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997 GT3RS for all the reasons your friend stated. Go drive it....thats all it took for me.
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What sort of answers are you looking for? They are very different cars. People that own the 997s (or are stuck in the mud manual transmission zealots) will choose the .2. People who want the latest and greatest will choose the 991. From a livability point of view, the 991 is in a different league.
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(or are stuck in the mud manual transmission zealots)
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991 hands down. 997 prices will drop like bricks once people realize what the 991 is. Depreciation aside, the 991 is a more compliant daily driver and if you want to drink some coffee on your way to work, it is smart enough to shift for you. For the few days you track it, it'll be faster than the 997 RS (on same tires).
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The 991 was designed from the ground up to be a better street car. For your stated purpose, it would likely be the best choice.

The 997.2 is a better driver's car - among the best Porsche has made. Not so great as a daily driver, but an awesome weekender. However, I would not pay the current premium to get one.

Another thought - between now and when your repaired 991 arrives, the .2 3RS will likely not lose much value. You could try it and see. Then decide to trade or keep based on 991 GT3 feedback, etc.
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Based on your criteria the 991 is the better choice in EVERY respect. As has been pointed out, it is faster on the track, better for everyday driving and provides the best Porsche has to offer for a track/DD oriented car.

Out of curiosity why would you select the RS over the 991?
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Originally Posted by Nick View Post
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Out of curiosity why would you select the RS over the 991?
Because it may very well be the last of the normally aspirated RS's, it's the last of the manual trans GT's, and it's one hell of a capable car even if the 991 GT3 has the latest tech...I think those are perfectly sound reasons. For an occasional track car and a w/e fun car the RS has every box checked and it has collectibility.
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Would anyone in their right mind take a 991GT3 over a 4k mile 997.2 RS?? Seriously? I mean seriously?
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Originally Posted by Nick View Post
Based on your criteria the 991 is the better choice in EVERY respect. As has been pointed out, it is faster on the track, better for everyday driving and provides the best Porsche has to offer for a track/DD oriented car.

Out of curiosity why would you select the RS over the 991?
How can it be faster if it cant be driven ??
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How can it be faster if it cant be driven ??
Good point. Let's revisit after the cars are back on road and on track.
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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?
In a heartbeat...
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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?
I think I am in my right mind and my answer is yes, seriously.
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Personally,I really hope the 991GT3 turns out to be a great car and very desirable/reliable,not just for the folks I have met on this forum,which seem to be quality people from conversations we had online and offline,but it will also mean that the 997.2GT3/RS prices will drop to a more realistic value and I'll be able to ****** one.


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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?
A question likely asked if one has no seat time in a 991 GT3, but regardless, yes....

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How can it be faster if it cant be driven ??
Just temporarily....
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