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Offline leburpor

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O/T: Have you got your rear hub recall notice yet?

Nope. I know a major hub replacement campaign was done on mine just before I bought it.. Same one?



Offline NBTBRV8


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Nope. I know a major hub replacement campaign was done on mine just before I bought it.. Same one?

I'll PM you.



Offline robertb

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I haven't started to use the GT3 as a daily drive yet, but I took it for my first long drive (450kms) a couple of days ago which was predominately highway with a bit of urban in there too.  Where do I start.... a superlative WOW about sums it up. 

The car is phenomenal.  Everything that is in the press about these cars is absolutely true.  As soon as you get in it you realise that this isn't one of those slow burn learn to love cars, it means business right from the off.  The seats just grab you and envelope you in confidence, the seating and steering position is perfect, the brakes require just the lightest touch for a eye popping retardation in velocity.  This car is all about giving you the confidence to drive it that much harder. 

The acceleration is brutally responsive and rapid and the noise, the noise of the sports exhaust is spine tingling.  The biggest astonishment for me though is the steering.  The 996t was ok for steering feel, but this is like driving with braille.  You literally feel every change in road surface which gives you the most tactile driving experience I have ever had.  Oh, and the turn in, the only thing I have felt close to it is the CSL.  The turn it is sensational, the car just goes where you point it and without the slightest hint of understeer or wash out.  You could so easily chew out a set of tyres in no time in one of these as the grip level (on street tyres) and sense of confidence the car lulls you in to will see you turning in with that much more with more speed.  Roundabouts, what roundabout, bang straight through.

Yes I do have my new car blinkers on, but honestly, I just can't think of anything more that you could want from a car.  It has everything for me, power, looks, feel, confidence, practicality, handling, great running costs, superb ride and most importantly a thrilling character.  Just sublime.

If you get a chance to drive one of these, you won't regret it, especially if on a track.  Truely a car made for drivers without compromise yet civil enough for daily use.

Here are some pictures after I washed it today before I put it back in the Carcoon, alas for a few more weeks.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1HHoJ35tZU
One very nice unit,IMO one can not beat a Porsche GT3 for fun,and the advantage of owning a Porsche is as we all know the built quality...............well done.



Offline Calvert07


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Wow the car is looking awesome... I love the color and the body structure of the car. But the interior is also good specially the high back seats looking lovely. Thanks for sharing Its really nice car.

Fully agree
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Offline NBTBRV8


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I've now been driving the GT3 for a week as a daily driver and it still continues to amaze, astonish and thrill me. I took it for a 250km trip up to the central highlands last weekend with the sport button on and exhaust open, in a glorious 25 degree cloudless day. The car was brilliant through the twisties and just sits on the road with absolute precision. It was a brilliant drive which I will do again.

I can't praise the steering and turn in enough. Every roundabout I enter the first thing that I think about is the turn in, even to the point where sitting in silence I just call out to myself "the turn in, the bloody turn in!" The feeling is akin to braille, it really is. It just gives you all the confidence in the world.

One thing that astounds me is how deceptively torsionally stiff it is. On the road you don't feel it that much, but going in to a supermarket say or diagonally driving out of a drive the car just lifts the wheel about 20-30 cm off the ground without a creak, it just simply doesn't flex in the body. It is such a weird feeling, my old 996t didn't do anything like that.

It is simply a enthusiasts drivers car that is so daily compliant. A real road car built for the track.

Amazing, amazing, amazing...



Offline robertb

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I've now been driving the GT3 for a week as a daily driver and it still continues to amaze, astonish and thrill me. I took it for a 250km trip up to the central highlands last weekend with the sport button on and exhaust open, in a glorious 25 degree cloudless day. The car was brilliant through the twisties and just sits on the road with absolute precision. It was a brilliant drive which I will do again.

I can't praise the steering and turn in enough. Every roundabout I enter the first thing that I think about is the turn in, even to the point where sitting in silence I just call out to myself "the turn in, the bloody turn in!" The feeling is akin to braille, it really is. It just gives you all the confidence in the world.

One thing that astounds me is how deceptively torsionally stiff it is. On the road you don't feel it that much, but going in to a supermarket say or diagonally driving out of a drive the car just lifts the wheel about 20-30 cm off the ground without a creak, it just simply doesn't flex in the body. It is such a weird feeling, my old 996t didn't do anything like that.

It is simply a enthusiasts drivers car that is so daily compliant. A real road car built for the track.

Amazing, amazing, amazing...
will you do any track work.Sprints?



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will you do any track work.Sprints?

Only social club stuff or private sessions, I avoid CAMS events like the plague.



Offline robertb

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Only social club stuff or private sessions, I avoid CAMS events like the plague.
i can understand that,was always my gripe when I raced,ran a successful business during the week,on weekends at race meets being told what to do............by some overweight factory worker,living the dream.made no sense to me.



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i can understand that,was always my gripe when I raced,ran a successful business during the week,on weekends at race meets being told what to do............by some overweight factory worker,living the dream.made no sense to me.

I lament not having the UK drive day program, where you can just turn up, pay your money and go.  None of this blue triangle, fire extinguisher (although I can see the value) and secondary bonnet catch malarchy.  When you hit the track it is always at your own risk, even with the other guys on there.  You take to it knowing the risks.



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I lament not having the UK drive day program, where you can just turn up, pay your money and go.  None of this blue triangle, fire extinguisher (although I can see the value) and secondary bonnet catch malarchy.  When you hit the track it is always at your own risk, even with the other guys on there.  You take to it knowing the risks.
agree,i did a lot of racing ,historic and before that sprints/ hill climbs always enjoyed driving without a race suit ,just like the old days jumper and pants,others would turn up to a sprint meeting in full race gear .



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