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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of good advice here from people who have campaigned them for many seasons. My personal summary is the 996 is a more rewarding track car if majority of use is on track - in mk2 guise the RS is reputed to be the closest road car to the cup car of its time. The non RS mk2 is not much different.

If you are only tracking very rarely (<3 times a year) then the 997 with its comfort/road features would be a better fit. A 997 modded with passive suspension may be close to nirvana but I haven't tried one. I hear from people who have that the steering feedback still isn't quite the same as a 996.

The GT4 is an excellent modern road/track Porsche. Available with full warranty and modern comfort features. Very quick out of the box with a little less emotion in the drivetrain and steering (when compared to a GT3).

For me (as a track day junkie) my heart is totally smitten by the 996.
997 GT3 RS 3.8 Grey/Red
996 GT3 Mk2 Clubsport Guards Red
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Senoj wrote:
Disco wrote:

Lovely write up Disco!

Can I just ask one thing? I didn't know about having to push the clutch in on the 997. Why's that?


Its a saftey thing to stop you starting it in gear.

It is my understanding that it is good to start any car with the clutch pedal depressed as it puts less strain on the engine and is presumably more important on powerful cars. I do it on all m cars including the 996.

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