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    • Car and Driver compares the Z06 and GTR to the new 911 Carrera S w/ PDK - 991 S with PDK runs 12.0@118

      This is a comparison that with the previous generation 997 Carrera S people would laugh at having. Well, the new 991 Carrera S has raised the bar considerably. We knew the PDK version would be faster than the manual but we were not expecting 118 traps out of the box and almost a full second improvement (and 5 MPH) in the 1/4 on the manual version. That makes the 991 Carrera S with PDK just as fast as a 997 GT3 despite having less horsepower and more weight, impressive.

      Car and Driver picks the Carrera S over both the 2013 GTR and the C6 Z06. Those two vehicles have more power and are faster but Car and Driver felt the Carrera S was the best overall sports car out of the group. They stated it was the easiest to live with and offered the best mileage. Although we are of the opinion that these are sports cars and a premium should be put on performance not mileage or the comfort of the seats. Regardless, the new 991 is very impressive.




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      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        holy crap 130k for a Carrera... And still the z06 rapes, look at those numbers!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        holy crap 130k for a Carrera... And still the z06 rapes, look at those numbers!
        $130k for a Carrera S is getting out of control.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        $130k for a Carrera S is getting out of control.
        Another reason to save up for a CGT Click here to enlarge
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        $25,000 in options? $#@!!

        Can someone explain to me 5-60 times would be slower than 0-60?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        $25,000 in options? $#@!!

        Can someone explain to me 5-60 times would be slower than 0-60?
        Yes. In 5-60 it is a rolling start. You can't rev up and launch. So, it tests the elasticity of the motor essentially. It also is a test where turbo lag will rear its head.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Yes. In 5-60 it is a rolling start. You can't rev up and launch. So, it tests the elasticity of the motor essentially. It also is a test where turbo lag will rear its head.
        Thank you
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Porsche is notorious for being able to option just about everything you can imagine...leather covered air vents...stupid crap like that. However, I'm willing to bet the car tested was just loaded and didn't have a bunch of custom options. Which is again, pretty lame. I can't believe the S version is that much. So what - the Turbo is gonna be over 200k ???
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Porsche is notorious for being able to option just about everything you can imagine...leather covered air vents...stupid crap like that. However, I'm willing to bet the car tested was just loaded and didn't have a bunch of custom options. Which is again, pretty lame. I can't believe the S version is that much. So what - the Turbo is gonna be over 200k ???
        Hardly any worse than a 100k+ M5. Wait until we see the price of the new M3! Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Porsche is notorious for being able to option just about everything you can imagine...leather covered air vents...stupid crap like that. However, I'm willing to bet the car tested was just loaded and didn't have a bunch of custom options. Which is again, pretty lame. I can't believe the S version is that much. So what - the Turbo is gonna be over 200k ???
        Porsche definitely has the best options out of anyone but they do go overboard on the pricing. I prefer to have the options than not have them though.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        man is the price going up... incredible machine already, cant wait for faster variants
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        That 991 must be optioned out fairly well! Fortunately, I am the type that doesn't really want any options, haha. Nice performance numbers for a car that is substantially down in power compared to the other two.

        I hope the 991 GT3RS won't be outrageously priced! That might be the car to bring me to the dark side from ///M...
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        This car is simply amazing... I would love to own this car - but it's just insanely expensive... At this price point, I would have a hard time with "for 'only' another 90k, I can get a 458 Italia"... I guess that's nearly double the price - but still... For a non turbo, I think they should drop the price a bit to compare with the M series.
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        If you think you need all these options on the Porsche, what makes you think you'd be satisfied by a base model 458? They're just as bad about charging you thousands upon thousands for silly options.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        This car is simply amazing... I would love to own this car - but it's just insanely expensive... At this price point, I would have a hard time with "for 'only' another 90k, I can get a 458 Italia"... I guess that's nearly double the price - but still... For a non turbo, I think they should drop the price a bit to compare with the M series.
        It's tough to stomach when the 997 turbo can be purchased for less.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        If you think you need all these options on the Porsche, what makes you think you'd be satisfied by a base model 458? They're just as bad about charging you thousands upon thousands for silly options.
        Ferrari doesn't gouge as bad as Porsche or offer as many options. For the 458, you are mostly paying for the prancing horse which is fine as that is the idea anyway.
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's tough to stomach when the 997 turbo can be purchased for less.
        Yeah, this is true. I have always loved the 997 turbo too.

        On another note, I just got the latest Road & Track - they had a special on the 2013 991 911 and their results were the best I have seen (I think?)

        0-60 - 3.5s
        0-100 - 8.4s
        1/4 mile - 11.8s @118.4

        Weight with PDK = 3,120 lb. (old PDK car was +88 lb.)
        Weight w/o PDK = 3,032 lb. (old car was +176 lb.)

        One of the more interesting data points was that it got an estimated average of 20 mpg DURING the course of their stay with the 911. Pretty good stuff for 400 horses. Guessing it's that German engineering mixed with a little bit of DI?

        Cheers.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        On another note, I just got the latest Road & Track - they had a special on the 2013 991 911 and their results were the best I have seen (I think?)

        0-60 - 3.5s
        0-100 - 8.4s
        1/4 mile - 11.8s @118.4
        I got that issue too and the test was going to be the lead PorscheBoost story tomorrow.

        Where did you find the trap?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        One of the more interesting data points was that it got an estimated average of 20 mpg DURING the course of their stay with the 911. Pretty good stuff for 400 horses. Guessing it's that German engineering mixed with a little bit of DI?
        7 speed, light weight, and direct injection.
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I got that issue too and the test was going to be the lead PorscheBoost story tomorrow.

        Where did you find the trap?
        It's on the last page - underneath the technical drawing... It's one of the yellow and black circles, 2nd from the left.

        Did you see the Nurburgring time they claimed? 7:40? This car is pretty capable - but pricey. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        It's on the last page - underneath the technical drawing... It's one of the yellow and black circles, 2nd from the left.

        Did you see the Nurburgring time they claimed? 7:40? This car is pretty capable - but pricey. Click here to enlarge
        I might be crazy as I don't see it! I am looking right under the technical drawing and see the 5 circles. The second one only has the ET, no trap.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        Did you see the Nurburgring time they claimed? 7:40?
        Yep Click here to enlarge http://www.porscheboost.com/showthre...ncredible-7-40