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    The 911 has become a boulevard cruiser, beginning with the 996, then 997 and now 991. Unless you want to spend $185,000 for a 997 GT3 RS 4.0 (which is no longer being produced), you can't get a proper 911 sports car. The Cayman R is probably the best sports car Porsche makes available in the USA now. A nicely optioned Cayman R is pushing $90,000.
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    The new 911 S, 991 did a 7.40 at the ring matching the 2011 997 GT3 time and 1 second off the 2010 911 Turbo time.

    2012 Porsche 911 lops 13 seconds off predecessor's 'Ring time, quick as 997 GT3

    You can cruise in it if you want but that aint no cruiser time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markhs2 View Post
    The new 911 S, 991 did a 7.40 at the ring matching the 2011 997 GT3 time and 1 second off the 2010 911 Turbo time.

    2012 Porsche 911 lops 13 seconds off predecessor's 'Ring time, quick as 997 GT3

    You can cruise in it if you want but that aint no cruiser time.
    So what, it's just like a GT-R then.

    Though I'm sure it's not quite as easy to drive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pucsicsal View Post
    So what, it's just like a GT-R then.

    Though I'm sure it's not quite as easy to drive it.
    You will need to explain that one. How is it just like a GT-R?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markhs2 View Post
    You will need to explain that one. How is it just like a GT-R?
    Lol. Wws just thinkin the same thing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by markhs2 View Post
    The new 911 S, 991 did a 7.40 at the ring matching the 2011 997 GT3 time and 1 second off the 2010 911 Turbo time.

    2012 Porsche 911 lops 13 seconds off predecessor's 'Ring time, quick as 997 GT3

    You can cruise in it if you want but that aint no cruiser time.
    And a Nissan GT-R does it in 7:29 on stock tires.

    Source: Wikipedia List of Nürburgring Nordschleife lap times - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    I grew up lusting over 911s, it was my dream car. I don't know if it's that I realized that I won't ever have the money to drive a new one in anger or if they really have become, as Richard said, boulevard cruisers.

    I'm not exactly poor but the next generation Miata has me more interested than any other car on the horizon that I'm aware of. Mazda is planning to make the car lighter by several hundred pounds. At that weight, I'd love to see an available manual steering rack. Car is expected to come in around 2200 pounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    And a Nissan GT-R does it in 7:29 on stock tires.

    Source: Wikipedia List of Nürburgring Nordschleife lap times - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    And the Viper ACR does it in 7.12 . The Z06 in 7.22

    Does that have anything to do with the comparison made between the older and newer Porsches and the comment that the newer ones are boulevard cruisers when they are hugely faster.

    I think designing the new regular 911 and making it capable of the same time as the previous year GT3 which gets a lot of love as a drivers car with very few if any faults is big accomplishment. Think what the new 991 GT3 is going to do.

    I guess you can't tell I am a Porsche fan.

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