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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: 997.1/.2 :: List of (professional) reviews Reply with quote

Hi folks,

I've assembled a list of professional reviews (magazines, etc.) of various 997.1 and 997.2 cars, grouped below by the following:
  • Carrera models
  • Turbo models
  • GT3/GT2 models


If the tests included their own independent performance measurements (not just repeating the official numbers from Porsche), I added them to the attached tables.

I'm sure I've missed some reviews. So if you know of any professional reviews that should be added, please share (including the link), and I'll update this post accordingly.

Last updated: June 10, 2018


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997 Carrera Models

997.1 Carrera reviews

997.1 Carrera and Carrera S reviews

  • Motor Trend - First drive of the C2 (Tiptronic) and C2S (6MT) - http://www.motortrend.com/cars/porsche/911/2005/2005-porsche-carrera-s-2/
    • August 2004

  • Motor Trend - Group test with C2 & C2S Carreras (6MT) - http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/luxury/112_0604_luxury_sports_car_comparison/
    • The test also included a Cayman S, C5 Corvette Z06 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage (all were 6MT Coupes)
    • September 2006

  • Best Motoring International - Group test with C2 & C2S Carreras (6MT) - YouTube
    • The test also included a Ferrari 360, 996 Turbo, Honda/Acura NSX-R and Nissan 350Z
    • Technical overview, an honest to goodness 5-lap race (with professional drivers), etc.
    • And we get to see Motoharu Kurosawa ('Gan-san') express a kimi-raikkonen-like statement the 5m10s mark Smile
    • Japanese language, with English voiceovers and subtitles
    • Unknown broadcast date


997.1 Carrera S reviews

997.1 Carrera 4/4S reviews

997.1 Targa/Cabriolet reviews

997.2 Carrera reviews

997.2 Carrera S reviews

997.2 Carrera 4/4S reviews

997.2 Carrera GTS reviews

997.2 Carrera 4 GTS reviews

997.2 Cabriolet reviews

997.2 Targa reviews

997.2 Sport Classic reviews

997.2 Other

PS: Specifications (e.g. curb/kerb weight, power, etc.) listed in the attached tables were copied from each article as-is, whether they're actually correct in the article or not.

See next post for Part 2 of the list...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here's Part 2...

997 Turbo Models

997.1 Turbo reviews

997.1 Turbo Cabriolet reviews

997.2 Turbo reviews

997.2 Turbo S reviews

997.2 Turbo Cabriolet reviews


997 GT Models

Multiple GT3 Models

997.1 GT3 reviews

997.1 GT3 RS reviews

  • Car and Driver - GT3 RS (6MT) - http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2007-porsche-911-gt3-rs-road-test
    • October 2007

  • Top Gear - Group test with GT3 RS (6MT) - YouTube
    • They take the GT3 RS, Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24 on a search for the greatest driving road in the world
    • S10E1 (October 2007)

  • Speed Channel (SuperCars Exposed) - Trio of SharkWerks modified GT3 RS Coupes - YouTube
    • Tanner Foust reviews and drives 3x modified GT3 RS Coupes by Alex Ross of SharkWerks
    • Pretty banal review with phone-it-home commentary, 'rock' background music, etc. – but hey...
    • Was probably broadcast sometime during 2008

  • /DRIVE - Sharkwerks modified 3.9L GT3 RS (6MT) - YouTube
    • Short(ish) video of Matt Farah driving Joe Rogan's Sharkwerks Porsche 997.1 3.9L GT3 RS
    • August 2014


997.1 GT3 Cup/RSR reviews

997.2 GT3 reviews

997.2 GT3 RS reviews

  • Evo Magazine - GT3 RS (6MT) - YouTube
    • Chris Harris reviews...
    • November 2009

  • Edmunds - GT3 RS (6MT) - https://www.edmunds.com/porsche/911/2010/road-test-3/
    • February 2010

  • Autocar - GT3 RS (6MT) - YouTube
    • Jamie Corstorphine reviews...
    • February 2010

  • Evo Magazine - GT3 RS (6MT) meets François Delecour - YouTube
    • François Delecour (former WRC driver) takes Chris Harris for a trash...
    • March 2010

  • Evo Magazine - GT3 RS (6MT) vs. Ferrari 458 Italia (DCT) - Chris Harris compares...

  • Motor (Australia) - GT3 RS (6MT) vs. Lamborghini Gallardo 570-4 Superleggera (auto-manual) - https://bit.ly/2Ea6qVi
    • July 2010
    • PS: Using a bitly link because when posted on 911uk.com, the actual URL causes the entire post to be rendered 'blank' - bug in rendering code when parsing that URL?

  • Fifth Gear - GT3 RS (6MT) - YouTube
    • November 2010

  • Motor Week - GT3 RS (6MT) - YouTube
    • June 2011

  • Motor Trend - GT3 RS (6MT) - http://www.motortrend.com/cars/porsche/911/2011/2011-porsche-911-gt3-rs-test/
    • July 2011

  • Motor Trend - GT3 RS (6MT) - YouTube
    • Hot lap around Laguna Seca
    • September 2011

  • Excellence - GMG modified GT3 RS (6MT) - https://www.excellence-mag.com/issues/194/articles/global-motorsports-group-gt3-rs
    • 2 pages (scroll down to click through...)
    • Issue 194 - September 2011

  • Autocar - GT3 RS (6MT) vs. McLaren MP4-12C (DCT) - YouTube
    • Steve Sutcliffe compares...
    • October 2011

  • Fifth Gear - GT3 RS (6MT) vs. BMW M3 GTS (DCT) - YouTube
    • Unknown broadcast date

  • Chris Harris on Cars - GT3 RS (6MT) vs. Camaro Z/28 (6MT) - YouTube
    • November 2014


997.2 GT3 RS 4.0 reviews

997.1 GT2 reviews

997.2 GT2 RS reviews


Karl.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing effort Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brill Thumb
The mods will have a heart attack with all those links to other sites Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on a fantastic "Work of Art" - many thanks.. Thumb

This deserves to be a 'sticky' on the 997 thread...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man that must have taken some time!! Good effort 👍
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This deserves to be a 'sticky' on the 997 thread...


Agree thumbsup
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing effort! worship
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing effort there Karl. This wil give me excellent material to fall back on when I am wasting away the hours. Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

askgeez wrote:


This deserves to be a 'sticky' on the 997 thread...

Agree thumbsup


Me too ....... So it now is. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone, more a labour of love. Now where did I put my anorak?

Speaking of which...

If anyone has any saved reviews they would recommend that's not captured in the list above, please share here on this thread and I'll update the top post.

The only thing I ask is that it be a 'professional' review, i.e. by someone or some-organization that does reviews on a regular basis.

On the flip side, if you come across a dead-link in the list above, please flag that as well. I've seen articles disappear over the years (Autocar and Road & Track were particularly egregious in this regard). So if one isn't working anymore, please let us know.

Thanks.

Karl.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So while this thread is about independent test results, here's a few official Porsche acceleration numbers for the .1 and .2 Coupes, and the sources I pulled from...

Karl.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Effort , that's great night time reading .... retreat to peace and quiet is needed ....!!

Well done .......
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added the following to the top post...


997.1 GT3

  • The Smoking Tire - Mildly modified GT3 Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • January 2017


997.1 GT3 RS

  • Speed Channel (SuperCars Exposed) - Trio of SharkWerks modified GT3 RS Coupes - YouTube
    • Tanner Foust reviews and drives 3x modified GT3 RS Coupes by Alex Ross of SharkWerks
    • Pretty banal review with phone-it-home commentary, 'rock' background music, etc. - but hey...
    • Was probably broadcast sometime during 2008


997.1 Turbo Coupe

  • Fifth Gear - Jason Plato reviews the Turbo Coupe (6MT)
    • 2x unofficial versions posted to YT:

    • Unknown broadcast date

  • The Smoking Tire - Mostly stock Turbo Coupe (6MT) - YouTube

  • The Smoking Tire - Modified Turbo Coupe (Tiptronic) by Koncept Motorwurks - YouTube
    • 760 HP at the wheels...
    • January 2017

  • Doug DeMuro - Reviews a used 2007 Turbo Coupe (Tiptronic) - YouTube
    • This car was on sale with 79K miles, and an asking price of under $51K
    • July 2017


997.1 GT2

  • Fifth Gear - GT2 Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • Jason Plato reviews
    • Unknown broadcast date

  • Jay Leno's Garage - GT2 Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • Video was published in February 2013
    • But presumably the review occured back in 2008

  • The Hooniverse - 775 hp modified GT2 Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • Jason Connor's NSFW (language) review of a SharkWerks modified GT2 Coupe
    • September 2016


997.2 C2

  • Fifth Gear - C2 Coupe (6MT) vs. Lotus Evora S (6MT) - YouTube
    • While the video title on YT says C2S, but it's actually a base Carrera being reviewed
    • S19E5 (May 2011)


997.2 C2S

  • JayEmm on Cars - C2S Coupe (PDK) - YouTube
    • Of note the reviewer felt the PDK was a bit lethargic, though the car had the Sports Chrono package
    • July 2017


997.2 GTS

  • Automobile Magazine - 24hr living with GTS Coupe (PDK) - YouTube
    • Various staffers use the car for day-to-day errands...
    • July 2011

  • Drive.com.au - GTS Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • March 2012


997.2 GT3

  • The Smoking Tire - GT3 Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • October 2016


997.2 GT2 RS

  • Fifth Gear - GT2 RS Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • Jason Plato reviews, and gives his thoughts of it against the Ferrari 458 Italia
    • S18E7 (November 2010)

  • MOTOR1 - GT2 RS (6MT) - YouTube
    • December 2010




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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added...

  • Motors TV - Carrera S Cabriolet (PDK) - YouTube
    • October 2008

  • Fast Lane Car - Carrera GTS (6MT) - YouTube
    • October 2011


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reorganized & updated the Buyer's Guides...



Added...

  • Top Gear - James May compares his 997.2 C2S to Richard Hammond's 997.1 C2S - YouTube
    • October 2011

  • Evo Magazine - Sport Classic Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • Chris Harris reviews the ~£140K Sport Classic coupe...
    • January 2010

  • 888MF - Sport Classic Coupe (6MT) - YouTube
    • A fond look back at this rare and special model...
    • July 2016

  • /DRIVE - Modified 997.2 Turbo S Coupe (PDK) - YouTube
    • BBi Autosport tuned 997 Turbo S Coupe making 650 HP...
    • January 2012


Karl.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing effort , thanks for sharing
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WOW....that is my bathtime reading for the next few weeks Floor

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added under Multiple GT3 Models:


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