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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject: My first Porsche. 997.2 GT3 Reply with quote

Finally took the plunge a couple of weeks ago and traded my 2.5yr old BMW M4.
What an awesome machine, I love this car!





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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks incredible Bob, good job!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooh, very nice! One day....

Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recognise that car 'Bob'. worship

The handprints impressed in the passenger arm-rest are mine from Goodwood in 2014.

Congrats it's a goodun
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys.
Ha ha T8 it's a gokart with an amazing soundtrack.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Bob, good to see you finally in it. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's beautiful!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice 😎
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome car and congrats

How does it compare to the m4 if u can?

M4 does have good grunt albeit turbo charged. Heavy car tho compared to gt3
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a stunner
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice car OP Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Car looks great! I always liked that colour, very distinctive

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:
Awesome car and congrats

How does it compare to the m4 if u can?

M4 does have good grunt albeit turbo charged. Heavy car tho compared to gt3


Thanks for all the nice comments.

M4 is a lot softer and was never a car I wanted to get into and go for a drive for the sake of it. Power delivery was also very spikey and difficult to manage, particularly in cold wet conditions. Interior finish was lovely though.

GT3s epicentre for me is the engine, the noises it makes and the fantasic power delivery. The handling is also very sharp. It is surprising how small it looks next to my wife's Pug 208 so clearly every car since 2010 has grown a lot in size.
It takes a lot less space in my garage than my M4 did.

One thing I just did not like about the M4 was the noise. I thought it would grow on me but it didn't. I did test a competition pack version as BMW offered me a great deal, and although it was a bit sharper with better suspension it just made the same noise, albeit like it had a sore throat.

The modern turbo'd (to feel like n/a) engines have a bit more work required to make them as adjustable as the old n/a in my opinion.

I did miss my E92 M3 comp pack for the engine for a while but not any more.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the colour combo!
Congrats!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Properly great looking car - the colour really suits - and one hell of a first Porsche too!

How d'you find the gear ratios work on the road? The 997.2 seems a bit taller-geared than the 996s.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great choice Bob! Enjoy it Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good, you will have to join us on one of the meets!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great choice for a first Porsche!

I too had an E92 M3 Comp pack a few years ago. Great car and much nicer to drive than the twin turboed F10 M5 I use as a daily.

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