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997 GT3 RS 4.0 is and will be the queen ?

Old 01-04-2019, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by rickman_fr View Post
Thanks ! this car is made to be driven.
Here below on the stelvio pass between Swiss and Italy

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^ my girl not nearly as dirty as yours. but she is wet too ...



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Old 01-04-2019, 12:49 PM
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^ my girl not nearly as dirty as yours. but she is wet too ...
Since we're on the theme of wet cars...

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Old 01-04-2019, 03:24 PM
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happy to see these cars driven as they have to be !
it is the most beautiful reward that can be offered to the engineers who worked on it
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:51 AM
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Since we're on the theme of wet cars...

beauty! and driven.
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:46 AM
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:23 AM
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Sacrilege, I know, but I much prefer the looks of the current generation GT cars . . .

Would it be a terrible sin to remove the ugly decals from the RS 4.0?
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:59 PM
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Decal delete was an option from new.
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Sacrilege, I know, but I much prefer the looks of the current generation GT cars . . .


ahem... after RS4.0 I have not driven a car that is good enough to be called GT cars from porsche.
thus sold them
my 991.2GT3RS arrives in a few weeks, I will see if that is any good or else it will be pawned off in a week.

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Would it be a terrible sin to remove the ugly decals from the RS 4.0?
to each his own.
many of my friends and esteemed RL 4.0 drivers prefer the decals.
I did have my deleted at the factory.
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by wurlie View Post
our EU friends drive!
I was going to say we need a Dirty RS4.0 drive day...
then I realized I would be the only car showing up.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:28 AM
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Never have I appreciated the rear engine layout as much as when driving the 4.0 in the wet. The progressiveness of the rear end as it moves out is sublime (in stark contrast to the snap of my departed GT4). The wet also highlights the level of feedback from the old hydraulic steering (in the wet the GT4's EPAS offered none).
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by turbofreeFLAT6 View Post
Never have I appreciated the rear engine layout as much as when driving the 4.0 in the wet. The progressiveness of the rear end as it moves out is sublime (in stark contrast to the snap of my departed GT4). The wet also highlights the level of feedback from the old hydraulic steering (in the wet the GT4's EPAS offered none).
cars with central rear engine will be always brutal when the rear begins to slide too much !
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:31 AM
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^ mid rear engine or mid engine: a small side goes into spinning like a top ask how I know.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:46 AM
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^ mid rear engine or mid engine: a small side goes into spinning like a top ask how I know.
Evo reckon later model tyres make the CGT less knife edged. I've never had the pleasure of driving one. What have you found?

I've also had only a short, slow drive of a 991 GT3 (.1 RS) and it was on dry roads. I assume you've driven them in the wet; how did you find the breakaway and steering compared to the RS 4.0? Is it true that the .2 steering feedback is on par with GT3 hydraulic?
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:03 AM
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^ no , I spun my Boxster race car on track.
I don't push the CGT that hard.
but CGT does bite

have not driven .2RS but driving 991GT2RS, steering not as good as 997
991.1RS, it's not easy to get it loose on streets. if you got it loose, you are going way way too fast on streets.
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by turbofreeFLAT6 View Post
Evo reckon later model tyres make the CGT less knife edged. I've never had the pleasure of driving one. What have you found?
A mid engine car is always going to be considerably more snappy than a rear engine car though simply down to physics, low polar moment etc and all.

Re tyres - the major difference ime is that the later supersport tyres make the car far less highly strung when cold. They also have more overall grip when warm of course but the biggest difference for me was when the tyres weren't warmed up. The older PS2 tyres were alright if you could get enough heat into them though.
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