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Old 03-19-2017, 02:05 AM
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So would it be OK if they called it the 995?

I don't get why it matters...it's a RSR.

Was the 935 a 911?
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:59 AM
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Cayman my ***.
No wait,....I take that back.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:00 PM
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It isn't a 982. It doesn't have any 982 rails, or tins on it.

It is a 991 with 991 rails and modified center section for the bulkhead.

I wish it was as it would make tub/tins availability easier. But anyone that has been under a 982 (or 718) can atest to this.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:23 PM
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Who cares. I just hope they build a street version.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:32 AM
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Good point. I guess the chassis really doesnt define the model. (or the make ) I mean, a audi R8, is built on a Lambo chassis, correct? (so ive heard)

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It isn't a 982. It doesn't have any 982 rails, or tins on it.

It is a 991 with 991 rails and modified center section for the bulkhead.

I wish it was as it would make tub/tins availability easier. But anyone that has been under a 982 (or 718) can atest to this.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:42 AM
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I believe the Corvette and the M6 both have their engines moved significantly toward the middle of the chassis....
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Originally Posted by Nizer View Post
Who cares. I just hope they build a street version.
Bingo!
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mklaskin View Post
I believe the Corvette and the M6 both have their engines moved significantly toward the middle of the chassis....
Um, this has been going on since the Sixties. Smokey Yunick's IMSA cars, Penske's Trans Am cars. Nothing new here...
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Originally Posted by ProCoach
Um, this has been going on since the Sixties. Smokey Yunick's IMSA cars, Penske's Trans Am cars. Nothing new here...
My point exactly. Carbon fiber has eliminated the need for 7/8 scale cars and acid dipping (and the subsequent need for vinyl roofs­čĄö&#128518.
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Originally Posted by ProCoach View Post
Um, this has been going on since the Sixties. Smokey Yunick's IMSA cars, Penske's Trans Am cars. Nothing new here...
For pure race cars, but just started in the street car world. the aston and a few others like the Vet, have made the V8 front engine cars , more of front-mid engine cars..... the aston in '06, and Vet with C5 97'- version , perfected it, having the V8 as rearward as possible and the transmission in the back. the front of the V8 is on the axle line. Caddy, in WC 2005 made it an art form, but it was on the street car conversion.
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Originally Posted by Veloce Raptor View Post
$1 says the brand new mid engine 991RSR is built on a modified Cayman tub...


Cayman body style , mid engine , a 911 turbo s engine and a few other things.
I'll buy it $250,000.00 us , don't really care for the 911 body style.
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dumb question

But in order to qualify for a gt race car, arent there supposed to be a minimum amount of the street cars built as the same model??
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Some say the last 991.2RS Limited edition will have its engine moved forward..
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Originally Posted by TRAKCAR
Some say the last 991.2RS Limited edition will have its engine moved forward..
Good lord! Can you imagine the dealer mark up on such a car?!?
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Originally Posted by stujelly View Post
dumb question

But in order to qualify for a gt race car, arent there supposed to be a minimum amount of the street cars built as the same model??
This is still technically a GT3 RS according to the rules. Porsche said they didnt even need a waiver to make their rear engine car mid engine which shows how lax the rules have gotten. This is not the same GT class as we saw in ALMS. Other than HP it seems to almost be looser than the old GT1 rules.
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