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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking cars, I'd love one.

Prices like everything else interesting and limited seem to be on the up, so I suspect it will remain out of reach!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skelts wrote:
Hi Chris,

I hope you are well, I remember meeting you up at CofG must be a year ago now.

Well I sold my 997 GT3 for an R8 GT and I must say I really like the R8.

Yours looks great in Blue, it will definitely grow on you.


Hi there! Yes I recall you and the car, Very Happy
Glad to hear someone else enjoying the change.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
Great looking cars, I'd love one.

Prices like everything else interesting and limited seem to be on the up, so I suspect it will remain out of reach!


I'm not sure, tbh lots of R8 around, the only trick is finding a high spec lower mileage car as there seem to be a lot with decent miles on , they do get used as so easy to drive daily.
I drove one with 60k on it and it was still a nice tight drive, and priced at 40k. I can't see R8 prices doing a deal, standing still would be cool though Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
Have you got the added LED mood lighting option in the engine bay that some came with Dont know The wife's hairdressers has that one Thumb


I'm assuming they didn't actually use it as a works car?

The boot is only just big enough for a pair of GHDs Dont know
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
Zingari wrote:
Have you got the added LED mood lighting option in the engine bay that some came with Dont know The wife's hairdressers has that one Thumb


I'm assuming they didn't actually use it as a works car?

The boot is only just big enough for a pair of GHDs Dont know


Hey thats as weak as your sales pitch. Keep trying. I've got a stalker have I

R8 absolutely stunning, didn't expect to blow the 993 away but it has.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, that was aimed at Zingers.

Don't worry, not stalking you, I was about to post about a Ferrari Dino, and when I popped into the "Other Performance Marques" sub-forum, I was intrigued at other latest threads.

This was the only one I felt compelled to respond to.

But then Zingers is always good value Thumb

I looked at an R8 some years ago. Still want to get back into a Fezza (F430 ideally) - perhaps once the 993 is away Question

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GT4 wrote:
Sorry, that was aimed at Zingers.

Don't worry, not stalking you, I was about to post about a Ferrari Dino, and when I popped into the "Other Performance Marques" sub-forum, I was intrigued at other latest threads.

This was the only one I felt compelled to respond to.

But then Zingers is always good value Thumb


25 bags?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingers has done his dough at 25 bags
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can buy a mint v10 R8 for good 993 money. I've a Zingari left over to fund a Z4M coupe if one comes up at the right money as an investment.
Or I might buy another kit to build. Who knows.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisT70 wrote:
R8 absolutely stunning, didn't expect to blow the 993 away but it has. Floor


Sorry, just reading your post again, that is one extraordinary comment.

I thought the 996 blew the 993 away Confused
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisT70 wrote:
You can buy a mint v10 R8 for good 993 money. I've a Zingari left over to fund a Z4M coupe if one comes up at the right money as an investment.
Or I might buy another kit to build. Who knows.


I quite fancy a late Z3M, Imprefer the shape to Z4. I have a soft spot for the S54B32.
I would also like an R8. So many cars, so little time....

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
ChrisT70 wrote:
You can buy a mint v10 R8 for good 993 money. I've a Zingari left over to fund a Z4M coupe if one comes up at the right money as an investment.
Or I might buy another kit to build. Who knows.


I quite fancy a late Z3M, Imprefer the shape to Z4. I have a soft spot for the S54B32.
I would also like an R8. So many cars, so little time....

MC


Rod bearings appear to be the main concern across the engine. Many tales of replacing them just in time and treating them as a service item at circa 50k.
Otherwise it's the next big thing if you want rwd, power, lsd, decent looks, decent build quality.
Z3m roadster jobby already expensive.

Saying all that I've no rush in me as spring is coming and I have the R8 to play with. It's filled quite nicely the void left with the 993 sale.
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Very interesting thread ... I've been looking at these more and more of late; love the design, but just wondering if I can live with the drop in torque after having 911 turbos for the past 5 years .... Dont know

Yours looks fantastic by the way Thumb
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We've still not addressed whether it has the engine bay lighting Dont know I'd have to have that fitted if I got one in my price range Rolling Eyes
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I don't blame anyone for trying one but don't know anyone who kept one. They scratch an itch and thats about it. We had two of the first in the country when they first came out, flipped one in a week for a healthy markup and the other after a month above list but never had the desire to own personally.

Try scratching a 981 itch, I've been blown away by them. Cayman would be more fun to own / drive than an R8 hardtop and look just as good IMHO. I've had more positive attention than the R8 which is surprising.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll probably keep it a year or so. Lots of cars I'd like to try. It's certainly better than all the naysayers said, but I think the sports exhaust makes a difference as it had the noise to match the looks. Standard cars are a bit too civilised. It's got Leds but not a major factor lol.
I was tempted by a 600bhp GTR but I'm happy I made the right choice, for now at least.
Cayman GT4 certainly would tempt me next or perhaps one of the latest Lotus, not sure but nice to look forward to once bored. Certainly not missed the 993 yet, good as it was. I drove Imran's 997 turbo again recently and enjoyed that too.
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DeathStar wrote:
Very interesting thread ... I've been looking at these more and more of late; love the design, but just wondering if I can live with the drop in torque after having 911 turbos for the past 5 years .... Dont know

Yours looks fantastic by the way Thumb


Your welcome to have a go in mine if you'd like to try one, drop me a pm if you like.
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I'm trying to buy one as we speak, seems an obvious car to try after the Turbo but as I've said and Chris knows from buying you need to have a great spec or they are just a bit plastic in standard trim.

GT4 or V12V would be next if I want to spend a lot more. I'd probably stay away from another forced induction car as no noise kills the ownership experience for me.

If I can get the R8 I might keep both for a while. Selling the Turbo now smacks of when I sold my 993 2s end of 2014 for £47k.
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jonttt wrote:


Seen that before lol Smile
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