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    • A Porsche 997.2 GT3 RS 4.0 getting obliterated by a 488 Pista illustrates why Ferrari (and others) went to turbos + DCT

      Why do people straightline race Porsche 911 GT3's? The car is quick by virtue of its light weight and high strung naturally aspirated flat-6 but Porsche makes turbocharged 911's for power junkies that want straightline speed.


      The 997.2 GT3 RS 4.0 was once considered a fast car. These days, it can not compete. This is perfectly illustrated by the Pista which obliterates it.

      The GT3 may not be faster but it is better at driver interaction. It is designed to be a GT3 class race car for the street. It is about the experience and not just raw numbers.

      Yes the Pista is faster. It should be. Is it more fun though? Ferrari may have lost their edge in that particular area.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: A Porsche 997.2 GT3 RS 4.0 getting obliterated by a 488 Pista illustrates why Ferrari (and others) went to turbos + DCT started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 4 Comments
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        crazy to compare these two cars....

        2019
        3.9L V8 Twin Turbo
        710hp
        586tq
        $350K

        vs.

        2012
        4.0 flat-6 NA
        500hp
        339tq
        $185K (when new)
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        I wonder what the 992 GT3 RS will bring. Even the newest GT3 RS is "only 520 hp"
        But really the GT2 RS would be the proper competitor to the Pista though so this race isn't really showing anything we didn't know.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
        I wonder what the 992 GT3 RS will bring. Even the newest GT3 RS is "only 520 hp"
        But really the GT2 RS would be the proper competitor to the Pista though so this race isn't really showing anything we didn't know.
        The GT3 will bring more of the same. Refined chassis, refined motor, etc.

        It will never be a powerhouse. The GT2 is for that.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Pista can 0-62mph in 2.26 seconds, wow, for a RWD car this is very impressive