David Grover

Lon­don, UK

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Model 997 Cup

Year 2014 Ac­quired De­cem­ber 2016

Model 991.2 GT3 RS Year 2018

Ac­quired May 2018

2018 is rapidly slip­ping away now and I have hardly had the chance to use the new RS at all. It has just over 2,000 miles on the clock and has just re­turned from the OPC where the rac­ing belts and fire ex­tin­guisher have been fit­ted along with the first oil change.

The car looks awe­some ev­ery time I see it – it was gleam­ing in the au­tumn sun­shine in the fore­court of the OPC. I have also man­aged to get some coach­ing on the voice-ac­ti­vated sys­tem

which I hadn’t yet mas­tered. It’s re­ally use­ful with text mes­sag­ing.

Be­fore that OPC work I did a cou­ple hun­dred miles the week­end be­fore with a num­ber of car en­thu­si­asts driv­ing out into the Cotswolds and Glouces­ter­shire. We stopped at a new venue which aligns cars and cof­fee. It’s called caf­feine­and­ma­chine.com and would seem a promis­ing venue for fu­ture car meets. I hope to re­turn soon and would en­cour­age read­ers to try it too.

Our driv­ing group con­tained a num­ber of Porsche, in­clud­ing a 991 Turbo and a Bal­lis­tic black 991 GT2 RS which my good friend Adam, the owner, let me drive for a while. The com­par­i­son back-to-back with the GT3 RS is very in­ter­est­ing. The GT2 RS was no­tice­ably more com­pli­ant on UK roads.

The per­for­mance with the tur­bos on full chat is bonkers quick, but it felt a lit­tle less en­gag­ing and raw com­pared with mine. It is clearly a con­sum­mate GT car, and this is how best I could sum up the dif­fer­ence com­pared with mine, which is only suited to the race track. I was very lucky to have the chance to try it, and the sound it made was phe­nom­e­nal too. Any lucky owner is sit­ting with a very valu­able in­vest­ment.

We were also joined by Sean Parr in his 996 C4S for some of the trip, as well as a ridicu­lous new bright-green As­ton Martin Van­tage which we all agreed had a bon­net that was too big with head­lights that were way too small. It did sound very good though, but our group was happy to stick with the Porsche. An Abarth was driven by my son, who I still won’t in­sure on the high-per­for­mance cars. He is get­ting close though I have to ad­mit.

My GT3 RS is cur­rently at Topaz again hav­ing its post-film check and de­tail and then back in my hands this week be­fore a full win­ter lock down.

I did man­age to chat to the OPC last week who are still wait­ing to hear if they’ll get any more cars in the New Year and whether or not any Weis­sach pack RSS come their way. Any­thing that does will also have a new par­tic­u­late filter fit­ted, which isn’t re­ceiv­ing good press. If fu­ture sup­ply is more lim­ited with the 992 launch just around the cor­ner, per­haps the last of the nat­u­rally as­pi­rated RSS will be a rare com­mod­ity. I hope so. I did take the chance to con­firm that I would take a 992 RS when launched in the fu­ture, but I guess that is 12 to 18 months away at least.

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