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Old 01-22-2009, 11:27 PM
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The GT2 engines will be 4L and have been for some time I think.
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Wait, why has displacement gone up, but torque is the same and power went down? I could see dropping the power but getting more torque or at a lower RPM, but this doesn't really make sense. Regulation changes?
IIRC the power is restricted by the rules.
then the torque could be the same but available at a larger range of revs.

apart from that, I don't like the new front.
Still it's a racing car so it's not its main purpose to be pretty.
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It's a very cool car and the GT3s (road and race) are the only Porsches left that get me excited. Unfortunately most of the time spent in this car will be watching the taillights of Ferrari 430s
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Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (high-res 4900*3300)
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:54 AM
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It's a very cool car and the GT3s (road and race) are the only Porsches left that get me excited. Unfortunately most of the time spent in this car will be watching the taillights of Ferrari 430s
Yes, Ferrari kept up with Porsche's upgrades in 2008 so I suspect the RSR will see more tails this year.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:47 AM
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IIRC the power is restricted by the rules.
then the torque could be the same but available at a larger range of revs.
Autoblog said they optimised the torque curve so I think you've got it bang on Leon.
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A 4L flat-6 would have to be in some sort of - I think it's called - subframe as it isn't well suited to being stressed to the best of my knowledge. Aren't the new LMP1 regs gonna be for 4L engines?
AFAIK the LMP2 engine aren't supposed to be stressed if it's production based?
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It's a very cool car and the GT3s (road and race) are the only Porsches left that get me excited. Unfortunately most of the time spent in this car will be watching the taillights of Ferrari 430s
Are GT3s still in production for the road?
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:44 PM
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Are GT3s still in production for the road?
i thought they stopped until the facelifted model.
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tbh, I think the standard GT3 is a little out of the market recently. it isn't that much more comfortable than the RS, being also slower. it's not as cool as the RS, but still more expensive than a Carrera S. I think I didn't even saw a GT3 or maybe only one or two since 2006, while I saw at least 10 (different) RS in the same period.
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tbh, I think the standard GT3 is a little out of the market recently. it isn't that much more comfortable than the RS, being also slower. it's not as cool as the RS, but still more expensive than a Carrera S. I think I didn't even saw a GT3 or maybe only one or two since 2006, while I saw at least 10 (different) RS in the same period.
Actually, an optioned up Carrera S (with all the performance bits and the wing, etc.) last time I did it came to around $3,000 less than a GT3. So, why would you have an optioned up Carrera S when you could have a GT3 for a little bit more?

I would choose the GT3. The RS is a little crazy and a little more expensive, so why bother? Although if you were giving me the RS for free, I wouldn't ever pass it up, of course.
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Actually, an optioned up Carrera S (with all the performance bits and the wing, etc.) last time I did it came to around $3,000 less than a GT3. So, why would you have an optioned up Carrera S when you could have a GT3 for a little bit more?

I would choose the GT3. The RS is a little crazy and a little more expensive, so why bother? Although if you were giving me the RS for free, I wouldn't ever pass it up, of course.
I suppose my choice would be, if bounded, between a Carrera S with some options for the interiors, or an RS.
that's to say a comfy everyday fast car, or a track day weapon.
even if I don't think I would go for Porsche at all.
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tbh, I think the standard GT3 is a little out of the market recently. it isn't that much more comfortable than the RS, being also slower. it's not as cool as the RS, but still more expensive than a Carrera S. I think I didn't even saw a GT3 or maybe only one or two since 2006, while I saw at least 10 (different) RS in the same period.
there are way more 997 GT3's around.
for our club alone there's around 15 or so, compared to three GT2's and three GT3RS'.
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there are way more 997 GT3's around.
for our club alone there's around 15 or so, compared to three GT2's and three GT3RS'.
here is the contrary. on the other hand, I never saw a 996 GT3RS, and only a couple of GT3 (mk1 I think).
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here is the contrary. on the other hand, I never saw a 996 GT3RS, and only a couple of GT3 (mk1 I think).
yeah, only seen two 996 GT3RS, and possibly one extra at the porsche driver training club (couldn't tell if same car). the mk 1 GT3 (clubsports) are popular because they're cheapish - less than a new boxster. 996 GT3's in general are about as common as the 997's.

i don't know what you mean by 'uncomfortable' though
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