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ragpicker
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
Marky911 wrote:
once the novelty of the boost wears off


Confused

That never happens Grin

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Marky's been on the xmas brandy!
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hand

Nah, boost is fun don't get me wrong, but I'm happier with a revvy N/A engine.

I drove a manual 996T years ago but can only vaguely remember it. I didn't buy it anyway so that says something. Very Happy

Mega power when modified though, for sensible money. I can see the attraction. Yours is great Rags, and I love the colour of yours HSC. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
Hand

Nah, boost is fun don't get me wrong, but I'm happier with a revvy N/A engine.

I drove a manual 996T years ago but can only vaguely remember it. I didn't buy it anyway so that says something. Very Happy

Mega power when modified though, for sensible money. I can see the attraction. Yours is great Rags, and I love the colour of yours HSC. Thumb


I think in general you get someone who either prefers boost or NA. Im a bit of both really, i love wringing the neck out of my motorbikes, but also just love boost. I had a NA sports car once..... just didnt like it!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Volvo was generating 380 bhp from 2.3 litres- when boost came in it was, shall we say, dramatic.

I’ve now got two NA cars, and I think that for me a sports car is better suited to the throttle response and noise of NA.

The estate car might benefit from some boost though.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with you two Rabbit and Neil.

I'm not averse to either. I love the wife's little Abarth but it makes me drive like an 18 year old on the few occasions I use it.

I grew up owning the laggy 90s RS Turbos and Cosworths which is why I like the Abarth as it's got that old skool Turbo burble.
My 964T was just under 400hp and I'd have that back in an instant. It's actually going to auction in the new year and I'm gutted I can't buy it back.

Like I say I've just always chosen something else when the 996T was an option. (964T then GT3)

A 996 GT2 and a 996 GT3 would be a nice garage mind. Cool

For a B road blaster that sees no track use though a fettled C2 suits me great until I can get something a bit more special, such as GT3/4 or aircooled.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This

Dammit wrote:
3.9 litre engine for the C4S?


THEN THIS?

http://vf-engineering.com/carrera-996/

Would be interesting Grin
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sim996
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not just an extra 90bhp, it's an extra 150 lb/ft of torque.

If you really want RWD and less weight, disconnect the front wheel drive system, it's very easy to do. Will also remove some drag. Fit an LSD in the rear and it's everything a RWD car should be.

Buy one with some billet wheel K16's, the way they spool up on the road makes it so much fun. I loved mine.
 
  
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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get what Marky is saying about a lovely sounding high revving engine whether that's an air cooled or a lovely V8 and the different characteristics they bring to a car,having had a noisey 964 and a 3.3 turbo that done 90mph in second gear Surprised the 997 TT is still the best car I have owned I certainly don't get the often dull and stale comments you read about the driving experience I have had mine 3 years I look forward to every journey and always smile when I get out, the ability of the car (not me) never fails to amaze me whether its a straight line boost or the terrifying speed you can throw it into a corner and it always comes out the other side it never fails to impress bearing in mind my first car was a mark 5 cortina Very Happy you young uns can look it up on a classic car site.


No intention of changing it as I cant see what more I would need (although a GT3 RS in Violet does look nice)a nice cobra rep in the fleet and I would be complete Thumb
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