The Manual-Converted 991 GT3 RS Has Been Testing And It Sounds Glorious

With all the conversion's gremlins now apparently sorted, full-tilt testing has started for the 911 GT3 RS that was converted from PDK twin-clutch to good old-fashioned manual - and it looks like it was worth it
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Remember the Porsche 911 GT3 RS that American owner Rob Janev paid to have converted with a manual gearbox? Well, the fruits of John Tecce and BGB Motorsport’s labours on Janev’s behalf have made it into a YouTube test video that, dear CTzens, we’d like to share with you.

If you need to ask why, you’re on the wrong page. As possibly (probably) the only manual 991-era GT3 RS in the world, this is a news story in its own right, but to see it used in anger, if only briefly, is a sweet way to start your Saturday. That flat-six is a slice of heaven. The clutch action seems a bit jerky but for all we know that’s driver clumsiness rather than setup issues.

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The gearbox is apparently taken from a 911 R, making it a fairly straightforward swap in terms of dimensions and fixings, but getting the RS’s factory electrics to accept the third pedal without spitting furious error codes was an engineering nightmare. Still, it all seems to be working now, so enjoy! We hope to see more of the controversial (but cool) conversion soon.

Comments

Anonymous

RIP MAX VOLUME HEADPHONE USERS

08/26/2017 - 09:58 |
14 | 2
David 27

Sounds very amazing! This is proper mad.

08/26/2017 - 10:02 |
14 | 4

Lol

08/26/2017 - 10:04 |
8 | 2
Anton 3

Does this mean that there’s one less manual 911 R? My feelings are confused…

08/26/2017 - 10:26 |
44 | 0
Tomislav Celić

In reply to by Anton 3

No he made it from a spare part. No 911Rs were hurt

08/26/2017 - 10:33 |
70 | 0

as i know he ordered a new 911r transmission from porsche

08/26/2017 - 11:37 |
12 | 0

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08/26/2017 - 20:06 |
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Tomislav Celić

The engine sounds nice, it’s good, but I don’t know, I prefer the sound of instant shift, not so much on upshifts as much as the downshifts

08/26/2017 - 10:28 |
6 | 6

Me personally, what i like about manuals other than the feel of it, is making the engine sound exactly as i want it to, specially when i heel toe. Have you ever tried it? Cause I’ve tried autos, manuals, dual clutches and i know what i prefer.

08/26/2017 - 10:42 |
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Nishant Dash
08/26/2017 - 10:45 |
134 | 2
Andreas Tziatzias

The thing is when you consider the downshifts along with rev matching on the PDK.
I hope this guy practices his heel and toe technique. Then it will be better for him as a driver

08/26/2017 - 11:05 |
2 | 2

It has auto rev-match, and if it works like on any other modern manual porsche then it’s near perfect every single time.

08/26/2017 - 20:51 |
4 | 2
JenstheGTIfreak (pizza)

Am I the only one who would rather have the PDK in this one?

08/26/2017 - 13:54 |
8 | 8

maybe haha

08/26/2017 - 13:56 |
0 | 2

I would too

08/26/2017 - 15:44 |
2 | 2
Mickey Mouse

If they’re putting the purist’s transmission in a pure car, is it still a pure car?

08/26/2017 - 16:17 |
26 | 0

now its the puriest car…….in the world

08/27/2017 - 01:24 |
28 | 0
The Manual-Converted 991 GT3 RS Has Been Testing And It Sounds Glorious
Edu Doffi

The perfect 911

08/26/2017 - 17:56 |
2 | 0
675LT_ftw
08/27/2017 - 02:26 |
6 | 0

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