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2008 Orange Porsche GT3RS

Discussion in 'Other Cars' started by ByeEnzo, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. montegoblue

    montegoblue Formula Junior

    Aug 7, 2009
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    Chattanooga, TN
    Love your GT4 in the Gulf colors, wish I had room in the garage for your GT3RS , orange for us Tennessee fans is a special color :)
     
  2. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Dec 6, 2002
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    Congrats on the confirmation.

    Some of my specialty vendors can demand 50% up front.
    Be comforted I suppose that at least Ford is not "going anywhere" with your $$$.
     
  3. TnJed

    TnJed Karting

    Apr 20, 2015
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    Good news!

    Two allocations I know of, have not heard anything yet.

    Did you find out any MSRP info?
     
  4. AZSpider

    AZSpider Karting

    Oct 8, 2004
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    San Diego CA
    I think you should hold on to the Porsche. Just because I am a nice guy, I will relieve you from the burden of worrying about the Ford GT order by taking that spot for you. :) GLWS and bump for a lucky guy.
     
  5. ByeEnzo

    ByeEnzo Formula Junior

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    The 08 RS is rated at 415 hp but the Mezger engine is basically a race motor. It howls and pulls strong up to redline which is near 8k. The sound is almost as much fun as a Carrera GT. Clutch is heavier than GT4 and gearshift a bit notchy. I have not tracked the RS but I suspect being rear engined there would be some learning curve to prevent oversteer.

    The GT4 is well balanced but lacks a bit of umph midrange in the RPMs. You have to get above 5k rpms to wake it up. It has 385 hp rated with a slightly detuned Carrera S motor. Fun to drive, shifts very smoothly with autoblip in sport mode. Makes for fun downshifts.
     
  6. Fabspeed Motorsport

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    Couldn't agree more! The GT4 is super well balanced - but doesn't wake up until 5k+ unless you throw a set of headers on the car. The auto rev matching took some getting use to at first, haha.
     
  7. Todd308TR

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    Thanks.
     
  8. jvmax

    jvmax Formula Junior
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    $450k is the base msrp with options well over $500k. I know someone who has an allocation
     
  9. ByeEnzo

    ByeEnzo Formula Junior

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    Bumpity bump...Springtime is around the corner!
     
  10. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

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    very nice
     
  11. willwork04

    willwork04 Formula 3
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    Jun 25, 2012
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    Nice car. I would love to jump from .1 GT3 to a .1 GT3 RS.... But too big of a jump right now.

    GLWS.
     
  12. WillF

    WillF Karting

    Dec 2, 2016
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    WOW this thing is such a tank. That price is almost too good, someone jump on this! I love the pumpkin
     
  13. ferrarisun

    ferrarisun Formula Junior

    Feb 13, 2011
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    Hopefully you will get "locked in" at the 450-500 range on the Ford GT. Know of several people that said the price keeps getting increased, and a couple of people, way up the ladder, that were supposed to get GT's and now they are not so sure, that they are still in line to get one. Did I read somewhere that Ford is now going to extend production of the new Ford GT, to 3 years?
     
  14. Sushimon355

    Sushimon355 Formula Junior
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    May 27, 2009
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    Were you in Highland Park Village last night? Swear I saw a car that looks identical. Beautiful by the way...
     
  15. ByeEnzo

    ByeEnzo Formula Junior

    Nov 29, 2008
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    3 years ('17 to '19, 750 cars) confirmed. Application process will open up again in 2018 for last 250 cars built in 2020. Total of 1000 cars over 4 years.
     
  16. ByeEnzo

    ByeEnzo Formula Junior

    Nov 29, 2008
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    I had a DME downloaded on the GT3RS yesterday. 16400 miles, 460 hrs on motor (that equals avg speed of 36 mph), 0 overrevs in any range (0-6). Clean DME.
     
  17. ByeEnzo

    ByeEnzo Formula Junior

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