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997.1 GT2 vs 997.2 GT3 RS if used daily every weekend

 
Old 03-20-2014, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by bigmacsmallfries View Post
I've watched that video before and again the enthusiasm when he's referring to the GT3 just makes it tempting for me. On the flip side of things with Formula 1 now being turbocharged I wouldn't be surprised if within a few years the GT2 start increasing in value and gaining attention from Porschephiles.
I agree. I think the best under the radar future collectible will be the 996 GT2's. Right now, they're selling 70's-80's. These cars started at 190K new! Once the owner was done clicking the option boxes, most of them were probably north of 200k. Also, VERY few of them were produced. I really think they're about to hit a big increase in prices as they were very rare, very fast and also considered very dangerous in the wrong hands since there weren't any driving aids or gizmo's to save your a$$ if you got disrespectful of them. Also, I believe 997 GT2's are also under priced currently. But I think 20 years from now, the 996GT2 will be very collectible.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:07 AM
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I agree.
Just for the record, our Oz dollar hangs around between 90 and 100 cents against the US dollar.
We pad around $500,000 new for a 996 GT2 on the road.
Around $450,000 for a 997 GT2 (the govt reduced sales tax).
At $130,000 for a 996 GT2 now, and $250,000 now for a 997 GT2, they represent outstanding value in Australia because of their rarity going forward.
To say nothing of the multiple 996 GT2's that have been written off (mine included) since new, increasing their rarity even more.
You guys are lucky in our eyes to be able to enjoy your rare 911's at the pieces you can buy at.
Enjoy!
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Old 03-20-2014, 01:37 PM
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My 2 cents.

I migrated from a 996 GT2 (very well sorted) to a 997.2 GT3 RS and then moved to a 997 GT2.

First want to say that both (RS and GT2) are great cars. I used my RS on the street and track, and have to say that it was probably the best car I had, decided to sell it when the market started to go nuts, and don't regret a bit. Kept for 2 years and moved on.
The GT2 is a car that is easier to live in a regular basis (not by much) and the drivability and massive torque are addictive and makes the car a pleasure to cruise around.
GT2 needs a well done tune (Evoms) and a nice exhaust, as it's too quiet from factory, and not to say the amount of torque and power you unleash with both and making the car even more responsive.
Price -
RSs are on the top of their curve right now, and I don't see much room to go up anymore, while the GT2, with just over 200 units available in the Country and about 1200 in the world, maybe will be the better car in long term, but that's something we can't count on, only time will tell.
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Old 03-22-2014, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by M3EvoBR View Post
My 2 cents.

I migrated from a 996 GT2 (very well sorted) to a 997.2 GT3 RS and then moved to a 997 GT2.

First want to say that both (RS and GT2) are great cars. I used my RS on the street and track, and have to say that it was probably the best car I had, decided to sell it when the market started to go nuts, and don't regret a bit. Kept for 2 years and moved on.
The GT2 is a car that is easier to live in a regular basis (not by much) and the drivability and massive torque are addictive and makes the car a pleasure to cruise around.
GT2 needs a well done tune (Evoms) and a nice exhaust, as it's too quiet from factory, and not to say the amount of torque and power you unleash with both and making the car even more responsive.
Price -
RSs are on the top of their curve right now, and I don't see much room to go up anymore, while the GT2, with just over 200 units available in the Country and about 1200 in the world, maybe will be the better car in long term, but that's something we can't count on, only time will tell.
I've never heard a turbo engine sound so good ever before:

http://sharkwerks.com/products.php?pid=334

The turbos spooling up during launch control are insane. Sounds like a WRC's turbos.

I also agree with you on the GT3 RS pricing. They seem to have gone up about 15k compared to last year and I just don't see anyone paying anymore than what they cost now in the foreseeable future. The GT2 probably has some room to move up from here.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:19 AM
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I have a GT2 and my good friend has a RS 4.0. We swap the experience and end up oogling over the other guy's car every time we are together. I love both cars and most everything that can be said, has been said above and I agree with most (except I ain't 50 yet :-). I was faced with the exact same decision coming off of a TT and at the time, the RS was quite a bit less expensive than the GT2. I have zero regrets. I will add that the RS suspension (at least the 4.0) will beat you up more on a city street than the GT2. Also, there is no comparison in handling between a TT and a GT2. Drive them both and look forward to hearing your decision. There are far fewer GT2's and consequently, owners and forum chatter. If you want to talk to a GT2 owner about his experiences, I would be happy to forward my cell number. Cheers.
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:35 PM
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I can add just a bit here...I have way more than 100k miles on these combined...
I own/ed a 6TT ('01-'07), 6GT2 ('03-'10), 7TT ('07-present) and '7GT2 ('08-yesterday!!!!!)...I have only driven a GT3...

IMHO:
+ 6GT2 is the real widowmaker...it is like a (stock) 930 on steroids and the best fun I have ever had.
+ 7TT is truly a sleeper and so easy to drive. very cushy compared to anything else...
+ 7GT2 is really really awesome and docile and torquey, great around town like the 7TT but super quick when called to action
+ 6TT by far the most undervalued car...just a great great DD. It is aging nicely IMO.
+ nothing sounds like a GT3/RS...I am turbo guy since 1991 and have heard lots of exhaust systems...but NA sounds is intoxicating.

I miss my 7GT2 and I miss my 6GT2...I wonder what a GT2RS will be like?
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Old 03-22-2014, 02:51 PM
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Stop overthinking it. Like turbos, get the GT2. Like NA, get the GT3RS. Buy what you think is a fun car. The rest is gravy.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:15 PM
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GT2 is the one to go for
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:02 PM
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Nick Wong View Post
Stop overthinking it. Like turbos, get the GT2. Like NA, get the GT3RS. Buy what you think is a fun car. The rest is gravy.
Or buy both.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bigmacsmallfries View Post
I've never heard a turbo engine sound so good ever before:

http://sharkwerks.com/products.php?pid=334

The turbos spooling up during launch control are insane. Sounds like a WRC's turbos.

I also agree with you on the GT3 RS pricing. They seem to have gone up about 15k compared to last year and I just don't see anyone paying anymore than what they cost now in the foreseeable future. The GT2 probably has some room to move up from here.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:55 PM
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Normally aspirated > Turbo unless you're prioritizing track time.
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:16 AM
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drive em both, pick one, don't look back.......
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I'll sell you either RS
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Mercel View Post
Normally aspirated > Turbo unless you're prioritizing track time.
The limitation is tire, not NA/FI.
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