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    WGA got a reaction from Raven in My new GT3.2 RS   
    My Aussie based GT3 RS has arrived. Managed to get the paperwork done before July 1st so dodged an additional $17,000 Stamp duty bullet. Fly home for few days in a couple of weeks time to pick it up. 



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    WGA got a reaction from Dalai in My new GT3.2 RS   
    My Aussie based GT3 RS has arrived. Managed to get the paperwork done before July 1st so dodged an additional $17,000 Stamp duty bullet. Fly home for few days in a couple of weeks time to pick it up. 



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    WGA got a reaction from sleazius in 718 GT4 (and Spyder) revealed - the 6 pot is still in tact   
    I knew the GT4 was coming with a 4.0l producing 420hp over 1 year ago but the assumption was that it would be a de-tuned GT3 engine. However there was always one thing that nagged me...and that was how the hell are they going the detune the GT3 4.0 to only 420hp and still make it work. So the announcement that it was a new engine based on the 992/991.2 3.0l turbo came as a big surprise and now explains the how.
    Further down the line, this engine is going to spawn a bunch of higher and lower HP versions including the 718 GTS 4.0l at 375hp which will sit above the GTS 2.5 Turbo. They were going to call this version the 718-6 but I hear there has been a late name change so I now expect it to appear as the 718 GTS 4.0l. Personally, I think call it the 718-6 would have been better.
    Then in late 2020 there will be a 25th Anniversary Boxster producing 450hp. It will be a limited edition car in the same colour scheme as the original Boxster prototype - Silver/Red Leather/Copper coloured wheels.
    Finally in 2021 there will be a GT4 RS with 475hp.
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    WGA got a reaction from edgy in 718 GT4 (and Spyder) revealed - the 6 pot is still in tact   
    The price of a PCar ex-factory is pretty much the same regardless of what country it is built for.  The local price differences are usually because of the huge variation in taxes from country to country..
    As a result, comparing USA to AUS prices is not an apples to apples exercise for a number of reasons.
    Firstly, all US prices are quoted ex-Sales Tax and Registration fees because they vary drastically state to state. Whereas in AUS, the prices quoted all include VAT (GST) because it is a single tax across all states. Once you add in the USA taxes, the price gap closes a bit...BUT....and its a big one....
    Australia has the crazy LCT which adds a huge amount to the price and makes it just about the most expensive country in the world to buy a "luxury" car....although its not the most expensive country to buy a Porsche by far. Singapore, Norway and the Netherlands are actually more expensive than Australia.
    Even in Europe, the price can vary enormously from country to country. e.g. the new GT4 in Germany is 96,000 euro (inc VAT), in Belgium next door its 99,000 euro and the the Netherlands its 151,000 euro which is more expensive than Australia when converted to AUD. Whereas Belgium and Germany are cheaper than Australia when converted.
    as an example, my Belgium based 991.2 GT3 RS cost me in AUD $398,000 (inc 21% VAT and 1st Registration tax). Next week, I take delivery of my Australian based 991.2 GT3 RS and its costing me a smidge under AUD $500,000 for essentially the same car. The $100,000 price difference is solely due to the LCT.
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    WGA got a reaction from edgy in 718 GT4 (and Spyder) revealed - the 6 pot is still in tact   
    I knew the GT4 was coming with a 4.0l producing 420hp over 1 year ago but the assumption was that it would be a de-tuned GT3 engine. However there was always one thing that nagged me...and that was how the hell are they going the detune the GT3 4.0 to only 420hp and still make it work. So the announcement that it was a new engine based on the 992/991.2 3.0l turbo came as a big surprise and now explains the how.
    Further down the line, this engine is going to spawn a bunch of higher and lower HP versions including the 718 GTS 4.0l at 375hp which will sit above the GTS 2.5 Turbo. They were going to call this version the 718-6 but I hear there has been a late name change so I now expect it to appear as the 718 GTS 4.0l. Personally, I think call it the 718-6 would have been better.
    Then in late 2020 there will be a 25th Anniversary Boxster producing 450hp. It will be a limited edition car in the same colour scheme as the original Boxster prototype - Silver/Red Leather/Copper coloured wheels.
    Finally in 2021 there will be a GT4 RS with 475hp.
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    WGA got a reaction from JWM in 718 GT4 (and Spyder) revealed - the 6 pot is still in tact   
    I knew the GT4 was coming with a 4.0l producing 420hp over 1 year ago but the assumption was that it would be a de-tuned GT3 engine. However there was always one thing that nagged me...and that was how the hell are they going the detune the GT3 4.0 to only 420hp and still make it work. So the announcement that it was a new engine based on the 992/991.2 3.0l turbo came as a big surprise and now explains the how.
    Further down the line, this engine is going to spawn a bunch of higher and lower HP versions including the 718 GTS 4.0l at 375hp which will sit above the GTS 2.5 Turbo. They were going to call this version the 718-6 but I hear there has been a late name change so I now expect it to appear as the 718 GTS 4.0l. Personally, I think call it the 718-6 would have been better.
    Then in late 2020 there will be a 25th Anniversary Boxster producing 450hp. It will be a limited edition car in the same colour scheme as the original Boxster prototype - Silver/Red Leather/Copper coloured wheels.
    Finally in 2021 there will be a GT4 RS with 475hp.
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    WGA got a reaction from Spectre in Gratuitous Porsche Pics   
    3 of the absolute best of the 991.2 generation - GTS, RS, Touring.



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    WGA got a reaction from ArthurK in Gratuitous Porsche Pics   
    3 of the absolute best of the 991.2 generation - GTS, RS, Touring.



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    WGA got a reaction from hugh in Gratuitous Porsche Pics   
    3 of the absolute best of the 991.2 generation - GTS, RS, Touring.



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    WGA got a reaction from Raven in Gratuitous Porsche Pics   
    3 of the absolute best of the 991.2 generation - GTS, RS, Touring.



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    WGA got a reaction from mhh in Gratuitous Porsche Pics   
    Why take a boring SUV on holidays when you can take some just a little bit more interesting.....and faster!

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    WGA got a reaction from TwoHeadsTas in Gratuitous Porsche Pics   
    Why take a boring SUV on holidays when you can take some just a little bit more interesting.....and faster!

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    WGA got a reaction from Raven in Gratuitous Porsche Pics   
    Why take a boring SUV on holidays when you can take some just a little bit more interesting.....and faster!

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    WGA got a reaction from DJM in 991 GT3 Market watch   
    Having owned and driven them all, I would definitely go for the .2 GT3. A well driven GT3 will keep up with a .1 RS on track no problem and will be a bit easier to drive on the road.
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    WGA got a reaction from Redracn in 991 GT3 Market watch   
    Having owned and driven them all, I would definitely go for the .2 GT3. A well driven GT3 will keep up with a .1 RS on track no problem and will be a bit easier to drive on the road.
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    WGA got a reaction from Scott SS964 in 991 GT3 Market watch   
    Having owned and driven them all, I would definitely go for the .2 GT3. A well driven GT3 will keep up with a .1 RS on track no problem and will be a bit easier to drive on the road.
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    WGA got a reaction from dominicxu1 in Where did you drive your Porsche today?   
    Driving the 964 RS on track, while fun, is hard work. After 6 laps your done...well, at least I am....due to the lack of power steering....and I will admit...aircon. So I rarely drive my 964 RS on the track. It's largely confined to being an occasional fun weekend road car. Thats where I tend to enjoy the driving experience a whole lot more.
    Indeed, as both I, and my cars, get older, I am almost solely tracking my 991.2 RS. Even my 996 GT3 RS and my 997 GT3 RS are now just confined to being special weekend cars.
    So even though I have 4 generations of RS, the driving experience of each is so different, I still enjoy each one.
     
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    WGA got a reaction from Philbee in Where did you drive your Porsche today?   
    Yep, very slow. But fun...although you need arms like a gorilla to man handle on a track without power steering. After 6 laps, your done.
    Turning heads at the garden centre.

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    WGA got a reaction from Peter M in Where did you drive your Porsche today?   
    Went on a 4 day road trip with the editor of Total911 magazine last weekend. There will be a story in the magazine about the trip in a coming edition.
    A friend of mine had hired the Abbeville track in France for the whole week and invited a bunch of friends to join him. He took a 10 cars from his collection including a DP 935, 930 Turbo S Flatnose, 911 SCRS, Ruf CTR Yellowbird, 964 Cup, 944 Cup, etc. We drove my Touring and my GT3 RS from the UK across to Abbeville. I also got my 964 RS trucked to the track. It was a fantastic two day playing with the three cars on track.
    We then drove from Abbeville to Spa for two days track work in the Touring and RS. Weather was largely atrocious. No more than 4C with a whole half day lost due to snow! Only managed to get 1 dry 45min session in over two days. We covered 1,600kms over the two days including 400kms on track. A total of 700 kms on track across the three cars. Notwithstanding the bad weather it was still a fun trip.
     
    Living the dream!











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    WGA got a reaction from hugh in Where did you drive your Porsche today?   
    Yep, very slow. But fun...although you need arms like a gorilla to man handle on a track without power steering. After 6 laps, your done.
    Turning heads at the garden centre.

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    WGA got a reaction from bear924 in 991.1 vs 991.2   
    Together at the top of San Bernardino pass.

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    WGA got a reaction from Niko in Where did you drive your Porsche today?   
    Went on a 4 day road trip with the editor of Total911 magazine last weekend. There will be a story in the magazine about the trip in a coming edition.
    A friend of mine had hired the Abbeville track in France for the whole week and invited a bunch of friends to join him. He took a 10 cars from his collection including a DP 935, 930 Turbo S Flatnose, 911 SCRS, Ruf CTR Yellowbird, 964 Cup, 944 Cup, etc. We drove my Touring and my GT3 RS from the UK across to Abbeville. I also got my 964 RS trucked to the track. It was a fantastic two day playing with the three cars on track.
    We then drove from Abbeville to Spa for two days track work in the Touring and RS. Weather was largely atrocious. No more than 4C with a whole half day lost due to snow! Only managed to get 1 dry 45min session in over two days. We covered 1,600kms over the two days including 400kms on track. A total of 700 kms on track across the three cars. Notwithstanding the bad weather it was still a fun trip.
     
    Living the dream!











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    WGA got a reaction from JWM in Where did you drive your Porsche today?   
    Went on a 4 day road trip with the editor of Total911 magazine last weekend. There will be a story in the magazine about the trip in a coming edition.
    A friend of mine had hired the Abbeville track in France for the whole week and invited a bunch of friends to join him. He took a 10 cars from his collection including a DP 935, 930 Turbo S Flatnose, 911 SCRS, Ruf CTR Yellowbird, 964 Cup, 944 Cup, etc. We drove my Touring and my GT3 RS from the UK across to Abbeville. I also got my 964 RS trucked to the track. It was a fantastic two day playing with the three cars on track.
    We then drove from Abbeville to Spa for two days track work in the Touring and RS. Weather was largely atrocious. No more than 4C with a whole half day lost due to snow! Only managed to get 1 dry 45min session in over two days. We covered 1,600kms over the two days including 400kms on track. A total of 700 kms on track across the three cars. Notwithstanding the bad weather it was still a fun trip.
     
    Living the dream!











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    WGA got a reaction from K911 in Where did you drive your Porsche today?   
    Went on a 4 day road trip with the editor of Total911 magazine last weekend. There will be a story in the magazine about the trip in a coming edition.
    A friend of mine had hired the Abbeville track in France for the whole week and invited a bunch of friends to join him. He took a 10 cars from his collection including a DP 935, 930 Turbo S Flatnose, 911 SCRS, Ruf CTR Yellowbird, 964 Cup, 944 Cup, etc. We drove my Touring and my GT3 RS from the UK across to Abbeville. I also got my 964 RS trucked to the track. It was a fantastic two day playing with the three cars on track.
    We then drove from Abbeville to Spa for two days track work in the Touring and RS. Weather was largely atrocious. No more than 4C with a whole half day lost due to snow! Only managed to get 1 dry 45min session in over two days. We covered 1,600kms over the two days including 400kms on track. A total of 700 kms on track across the three cars. Notwithstanding the bad weather it was still a fun trip.
     
    Living the dream!











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    WGA got a reaction from tdc911 in Where did you drive your Porsche today?   
    Went on a 4 day road trip with the editor of Total911 magazine last weekend. There will be a story in the magazine about the trip in a coming edition.
    A friend of mine had hired the Abbeville track in France for the whole week and invited a bunch of friends to join him. He took a 10 cars from his collection including a DP 935, 930 Turbo S Flatnose, 911 SCRS, Ruf CTR Yellowbird, 964 Cup, 944 Cup, etc. We drove my Touring and my GT3 RS from the UK across to Abbeville. I also got my 964 RS trucked to the track. It was a fantastic two day playing with the three cars on track.
    We then drove from Abbeville to Spa for two days track work in the Touring and RS. Weather was largely atrocious. No more than 4C with a whole half day lost due to snow! Only managed to get 1 dry 45min session in over two days. We covered 1,600kms over the two days including 400kms on track. A total of 700 kms on track across the three cars. Notwithstanding the bad weather it was still a fun trip.
     
    Living the dream!











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