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Old 09-03-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default Acceleration Comparison Between a Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 and a 2014 991 GT3

The video below claims to be an acceleration comparison between the new 475hp 991 GT3, and the 500hp 997 GT3 RS 4.0 from standstill to around 200km/h. We know it's not an apples to apples comparison. However, it's still a pretty fair match considering the new 991 GT3 sports 475 horsepower (25 less than the RS 4.0) but sits ever so slightly lighter on the scales (40 lbs or so) with a curb weight of 3153 lbs. These slight differences make for a pretty close match-up and the new GT3s launch control should even things out. In fact, it seems like it's the PDK transmission that gives the new 991 GT3 the edge off the line and for the first 100 kilometers per hour or so. It's not until the top of 3rd gear that the extra horses of the limited edition 997 GT3 RS 4.0 start to show themselves and really pull away.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=i3pSghtKXsI
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:06 PM   #2
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sorry did not want to start new thread , was gone to post in 918 thread so Nick E coud c
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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997 FTW! Thx Avanti
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:52 PM   #4
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Near future 991 GT3 RS 4.0 FTW! Make more of them, and with optional gearboxes, please. That way I can have a choice of not owning either one!
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:20 AM   #5
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997 FTW! Thx Avanti
here is another I wanted to share with you







Spy video shows unknown Porsche 911 prototype testing, could be the Carrera 4 GTS




http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ZW6ervWNEnQ
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:28 AM   #6
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also did you hear about John Dixon

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Taj Ma Garaj Proprietor, John Dixon, Loses Cancer Battle (60)









Last summer, I had the lovely opportunity to visit the renowned Taj Ma Garaj. A relatively nondescript warehouse style building in the Dayton metro area that wouldn't stick out much, but once inside, your perspective is forever changed. Visiting with a fellow local enthusiast, we had a short but very pleasant conversation with Mr. Dixon as he showed us around his little Porsche museum.






John was as knowledgeable as he was personable, able to recite facts about every piece in his collection, from the delivery mileage (12 miles) Carrera GT to his Pre-A Cabriolet. The facility, his words, and his smile all demonstrated to me just how passionate he was about all of this, about the collection, about the hobby, and about the community. John let hundreds of Porsche and Volkswagen enthusiasts visit his collection each year, and was constantly adding new, exciting, and eclectic pieces to his collection. When I was there last year, John had found a BMW motorcycle that had been assembled with a 356 Carrera four cam engine at some point in the 60s, and he was quite proud of it.


Mr. Dixon succumbed to his cancer after a short battle, passing away on Sunday, August 31st. He is said to have been upbeat and positive, despite the diagnosis, and didn't let it break his spirit. He was a husband to Vickie, a father to Linda, Ashley, and Hilary, and a grandfather to six. An avid sports fan, a car enthusiast, a caring family man, a philanthropist, and an avid community member, John will be missed by many.



What Will Happen to the Collection?

No mention has been made as to what will become of the collection, but given the joy that it has supplied over the years, we would be happiest if it were to be maintained intact in John's absence. Much of John's efforts have been in support of the local children's hospital, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars with his annual "Speedfest" gatherings, and we certainly hope this will continue as well, in his honor. The John Dixon Legacy fund has been started to continue John's work in helping the children of Dayton, and donations can be made at any Wright-Patt Credit Union.

For those that got the opportunity to meet John, consider yourselves lucky, as he was simply a smiling face in a world where those are few and far between. Our condolences and best regards go out to his family and friends, and those who will continue his legacy.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:36 AM   #7
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Sweet - 991 is proving itself... I'll definitely be driving a Turbo S when they get here to perhaps replace ye ole DD.

Didn't know about John Dixon - definitely a place to visit if ever in OH.

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Old 09-30-2013, 07:32 PM   #8
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Default Probably Not Using Launch Control

The GT3 revs are at about 6-7,000 rpm when he (or she) engages the clutch/releases the paddles. Don't think that was launch control. As a result, seems like the tires aren't hooking up much for the first second. I would imagine that if the launch control was used or if the revs were closer to 4,000 when the paddles were released, less wheel spin would result in a quicker launch.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:04 PM   #9
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Also FWIW, the GT3 has a passenger in the car while the GT3Rs had only a driver. Both amazing cars. Go check out how well it is doing:

http://fastestlaps.com/cars/porsche_911991_gt3.html
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:19 PM   #10
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Car & Driver results have it quicker than their test of the RS 4.0:

curb weight: 3197 lbs
wt distribution: 39.3% front, 60.7% rear

0-60 mph: 3.0 seconds
0-100 mph: 7.1 seconds
0-120 mph: 10.1 seconds

5-60mph: 3.9 seconds

1/4 mile: 11.2 seconds @ 126 mph

braking 70 mph to zero: 135 ft

200 ft skidpad: 1.12 g
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