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    Chose a GT3 instead of 997.2

    It was pretty hard to decide with all those interesting posts here and anywhere else deifying the FL 997, but in the end I was always finding myself gazing at a GT3. On the other hand, it seemed to me that my old, good, manual lapis blue 997 C2S MY07 featuring the mechanical suspension / LSD with a short shifter gear stick wasn't standing as many miles behind the MkII as the posts were reporting worldwide, so IMHO I was completely unable to find a couple of good reasons for getting the new stuff

    By a lucky coincidence, at the time I was thinking what to do, the Athens' OPC informed me that a white ClubSport GT3 running 6k km on the clock was available for resale. What's more the striking car was coming exactly with the specs I'd go for. Equally interesting is the fact that this particular GT3 was owned by the Deputy Director of the largest automotive magazine in Greece, namely 4WHEELS, a former rally driver mainly at the national championship and some WRC rounds, paying great amounts of respect to this extraordinary machine and her Walter Rohrl genes.

    A couple of weeks prior to closing the deal, my GT3 appeared at SUPERCAR, the magazine's supplement devoted exactly to what its title reads, at a local circuit for three peaceful laps along with a Honda CBR 1000RR. Afterwards I traded-in my 47k km 997.1C2S

    I submit the full article along with some zoomed photos of the Club Sport package. Sorry for the non-translated text, think that what matters more is the photoshooting.

    Enjoy the pixz and farewell 997.1C2S. I will always remain your true, absolute beginner

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    Very nice!

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    it's a beast... forget the 997.2...

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    You did the absolutely right thing! Perrrrfect! No more "waiting" for the C2S to accelerate. LOL


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    welcome to the club my friend:)...if you pass from Larisa send me a pm...congrats for your choice

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    Congrats, these cars are the epitome of what Porsche is capable of engineering. Too bad the same can't be said of most of their stuff these days.


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    Looks great. Just make sure you know how to drive it and take it very seriously. Without PSM, things can happen very quickly.

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    Moogle said:
    Congrats, these cars are the epitome of what Porsche is capable of engineering. Too bad the same can't be said of most of their stuff these days.





    I diagree. You get what you pay for, and the GT3 costs more than a 997S which costs more than a base 997 which costs more than Cayman S which costs more than a base Cayman,etc...I submit that each of these cars are the epitome of what Porsche can make for the price of each model.

    David

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    Congrats on the new GT3... she looks like a keeper!
    And Tom, I never get tred of seeing that pic of your old car!
    -Joost-

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    Heheh, I have a lot of pics but that one is one of my favourites

    The car is gone now so no more new ones.

    A AMV8 should fill my car void VERY soon.

    Best,
    Tom

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    Heheh, I have a lot of pics but that one is one of my favourites

    The car is gone now so no more new ones.

    A AMV8 should fill my car void VERY soon.

    Best,
    Tom




    You went AM for the looks, certainly not performance, right?

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    The MY09 Vantage I am waiting for is certainly an improvement on performance - that said - since I will be using the car as a GT between NYC/Hamptons/CT it fits the role better than another obnoxiously loud and spoilered Porsche

    It's soooo beautiful!


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    Congrats You will for sure have great pleasure with that beast..

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    There's something wrong with that wing on black car above. IOW, It's a gorgeous road car but saddled with a utilitarian-looking track wing. Of course seeing it in person might change opinions.


     
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