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.