Discussion in '911' started by donkeykong, Dec 5, 2011.
It looks crazy thick. Needs a much larger wing to look proportionate. Nice tailgating on Godzilla.
I remember the day when Porsche wouldn't even have a Nissan on the radar never mind comparing against one during testing, how times have changed.
Despite their spat Porsche clearly has respect for the GT-R and have used it as one of their benchmarks rather than a Merc, Audi, Ferrari or Lamborghini. After all the GT3 is all about performance and thus it should be pitted against a fellow performer, the GT-R.
My point exactly, in the pass the GTR in previous editions through the years never registered on Porsche's radar until the latest and even then they tried to dismiss it's brilliance as cheating. Now they have finally acknowledged that it's one of the main cars the GT3 needs to beat.
Don't think they are new, just better bigger pics...
Fully agree. The wing looks to small compared to the kind of duck tail under it.
It looks and sounds glorious. Again, when is the expected release for this iteration?
Most probably Geneva next year, though I have read possibly as soon as Paris this year, but I doubt it. It is probably Carrera 4, 4s and possibly Targa that will be revealed at Paris this year.
I approve of that. What a lovely note, metallic and hollow, a bit like the E46 M3 when pushed. This will be one glorious car and despite the love for manual, PDK will give a massive edge in squeezing out all the engine has to give. Manual will likely be an option off course.
Sequential gearbox ? The shfit is too fast for manual and does not sound automatic like PDK.
I'll cry for days simply for the sake of it to attain this car. Porsche for my tears?
Sequential would be lighter and faster than a PDK equivalent but would Porsche develop a whole new gearbox just for the GT3? Not too sure and I doubt the Aventador tranny is economically viable for the Porsche.
Porsche uses a 6 speed sequential gearbox in the 911 GT3 RSR, 911 GT3 R and 911 GT3 Cup. So they could use a different version in a production car.
In one clip, it is following the Nissan GTR. I wonder if they are using it as a benchmark??
Since I can hear the drivetrain on/off sound at 0:38 in the video, sounds like a single-clutch automated transmission in the GT3.
I just has a look of a few clips of the GT3 R, RSR and 997 GT3 mk.II and the 991's engine note and shifting is incredibly close to the racing version's character. The 997 almost sound tame and domestic.
I agree that sounds like a single-clutch sequential transmission in the Nurburgring videos.
Why did R&D not use the GT3 RS?? Technically, the GT3 RS is closer to the cup car than the standard GT3.
It could have been a case of convenience I.e they could only get their hands on a GT3 for the review.