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Old 05-04-2010, 01:19 AM   #1
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Which car is this?

So I was watching the live feed from the Nururburg Ring, and noticed a Porsche truck parked at the entrance for some time. Once it opened, a race car came out. I was wondering if this is a new model? Looks like a 911, judging from the shape.



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997 GT2/GT3?
Maybe the decals round the headlights threw you?
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:12 AM   #3
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Based on the press lately I would guess it is the recently leaked new 997 GT2 RS.

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/05/03/leaked-porsche-911-gt2-rs-coming-this-september/
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Looks more like the new 3.8 Cup car...the RS has wider hips (which is what the GT3RSR is based upon).
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997 GT2/GT3?
Maybe the decals round the headlights threw you?
I don't think its a production 997. The rear spoiler is black and does not look like the ones that come on production GT2/GT3's.

Besides, why would Porsche show up to the ring to run a car that is already in production? Both the GT2 and GT3 have set official lap times I'm pretty sure.
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LOL, lot's of reasons! Testing a new suspension set up for VLN for one.

A friend of mine works at The 'ring and is often the first on the scene for scoops - check out his work at http://www.bridgetogantry.com/
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Looks more like the new 3.8 Cup car...the RS has wider hips (which is what the GT3RSR is based upon).
I agree that it is probably a new Cup car. In several of the pictures it is up on built-in air jacks.
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LOL, lot's of reasons! Testing a new suspension set up for VLN for one.

A friend of mine works at The 'ring and is often the first on the scene for scoops - check out his work at http://www.bridgetogantry.com/
Ahh, didn't think of that, good point.

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