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    Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

     

    After trying unsuccessfully to come to terms with a recently purchased C4S with PDK (felt uninvolved with pdk), a few days ago I picked up a 2010 GT3 with the following spec:

    686 - XM Radio
    640 - Sport Chrono Package Plus
    P23 - PCM 3.0 w/ Extended Navigation
    XSC - Porsche Crest in Headrest
    P01 - Adaptive Sport Seats
    870 - Universal Audio Interface
    P12 - Self-Dim Mirrors & Rain Sensor
    619 - Bluetooth Phone Interface
    603 - Dynamic Cornering Lights
    490 - Sound Package Plus
    342 - Heated Front Seats
    810 - Floor Mats in Interior Color

    It's got the creature comforts that I want and I am very happy with the spec. Black is going to be hard to keep clean but... it looks wicked when clean! Some pics:

     


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    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    WOW - very nice - many congrats


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    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Great looking car! Enjoy!


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    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Great car, pity about these bumperettes. They spoil the design and I doubt if they serve any point. Can't they be legally removed?

    US regulators have never had any taste for cars

    SL.jpeg


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    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    reginos:

    Great car, pity about these bumperettes. They spoil the design and I doubt if they serve any point. Can't they be legally removed?

    US regulators have never had any taste for cars

     

    Agree they look naff and nope can't be legally removed. I guess we all have some oddities to live with wherever we are.

     

     

     


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     2010 997 GT3- Black/Grey


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Congrats on getting a great car..

    Would be interested to know whether your bad experience with PDK was using buttons or paddles?

     


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    "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Congratulations! Very, very nice car, would take it in a heartbeat! Smiley

    What happened to your 997 TT?


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    John H:

    Congrats on getting a great car..

    Would be interested to know whether your bad experience with PDK was using buttons or paddles?

     

     It's a long story which has led to an extensive discussion on another forum but in short its about my dissatisfaction with a C4S with PDK (buttons - which I actually think are ok) that I bought 3 months ago. I switched from a 997 TT to a 997.2 PDK and as much as I liked the car there was something missing... involvement with the car. For my purposes, my P car is a sports car and should be an event when I drive it, the PDK tranny didn't do it for me. I found it to be super quick but just not as involving as I would like it to be. I'm not going to be able to shift or go as quick as any P car is capable of but I want to have fun driving the car. The PDK'd 4S just didn't do it for me. Hence the move to a GT3. Hoorah!


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     2010 997 GT3- Black/Grey


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Ferdie:

    Congratulations! Very, very nice car, would take it in a heartbeat! Smiley

    What happened to your 997 TT?

     

    In a moment of madness I felt the need to try something different... and went for a PDK C4S! I sold the 997TT a couple of months ago.

    My next Turbo will be probably be a Panamera in a year. The 911's will be the GT variants.


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     2010 997 GT3- Black/Grey


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    fab car,congrats! only miss to be perfect bucket-seats but I know in USA are not possible


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    Dedi La vita è troppo corta per non guidare italiano.....

    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    andrea:

    fab car,congrats! only miss to be perfect bucket-seats but I know in USA are not possible

     Andrea, buckets are allowed for the USA market however my preference was to go with the adaptives due to them being more comfortable for my back. The car is going to be driven more on windy mountain roads and less on track and I'm willing to compromise a bit of weight for comfort. Plus I myself don't weigh too much Smiley


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     2010 997 GT3- Black/Grey


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Haku:
    andrea:

    fab car,congrats! only miss to be perfect bucket-seats but I know in USA are not possible

     Andrea, buckets are allowed for the USA market however my preference was to go with the adaptives due to them being more comfortable for my back. The car is going to be driven more on windy mountain roads and less on track and I'm willing to compromise a bit of weight for comfort. Plus I myself don't weigh too much Smiley

    You guys are probably thinking of two different bucket seats. Smiley

    The "split" bucket seat introduced with the 997 GT2 is sold in the USA. For RoW markets there is also a one-piece bucket seat available, and fitted as standard on the Clubsport cars.


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    fritz


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Haku:
    John H:

    Congrats on getting a great car..

    Would be interested to know whether your bad experience with PDK was using buttons or paddles?

     

     It's a long story which has led to an extensive discussion on another forum but in short its about my dissatisfaction with a C4S with PDK (buttons - which I actually think are ok) that I bought 3 months ago. I switched from a 997 TT to a 997.2 PDK and as much as I liked the car there was something missing... involvement with the car. For my purposes, my P car is a sports car and should be an event when I drive it, the PDK tranny didn't do it for me. I found it to be super quick but just not as involving as I would like it to be. I'm not going to be able to shift or go as quick as any P car is capable of but I want to have fun driving the car. The PDK'd 4S just didn't do it for me. Hence the move to a GT3. Hoorah!

    Thanks for the reply Haku.  I fully appreciate your dilemma with the 'lack of involvement' issue - I've had it myself with previous cars.Smiley

    As I'm currently considering a 997.2 Turbo with PDK, I'd just like to know whether you have tried PDK with paddles?  If so, did you find them equally lacking in involvement...?Smiley

    Many thanks for your help...Smiley

     

     

     


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    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Haku:

     

           

     

     

    Thanks for cheering me up. Smiley   I don't feel quite so bad about being stuck in cold, gray, damp Europe in November after seeing that it's been raining in Destin.Smiley Smiley

     


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    fritz


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    John H, I have not tried the paddles and am sure they will be better. I however have concerns with pdk in general. It can make one drive the car as though in auto. Don't get me wrong, I know for sure that the tranny is superfast and cannot be matched by manual trannies but it just depends on the experience and the driving one wants. I will one day get a pdk but not unless I have a manual sitting in the garage too. I think the 997 TT is going to be better suited for a pdk due to the enormous power you can put down but I would reccomend that one test drive and tries to live with a pdk 997 before buying one. To pdk or not is all about the experience one wants. Do you want to make each drive an event or just plain quick and fast speed. This is just my 2p's worth and not dissing pdk in any way.  
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     2010 997 GT3- Black/Grey


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Fritz, the sun is out now and the world is beautiful!! ;)
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     2010 997 GT3- Black/Grey


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Looks stunning in black!!  Congrats!!


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    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Congrats, beautiful choice.  

    Right now I'm in a "dilemma" myself. I don't feel connected to my 997 Turbo anymore, simply because I don't have time to drive it. I would love to get myself a 997 GT3 RS but can't afford it right now. The Panamera Turbo is another wishful thinking because it is too expensive, too "shiny" for the region I live in.

    Bottom line is: I think I'm going to end up with a BMW X5/X6M and a 991 Cab in the end. Not sure if this combo will be my favorite choice but since I can't afford to keep a garage queen anymore (997 Turbo or hence...the dream 997 GT3 RS), I have to make different choices.

    Maybe I'm just getting old... 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, Cayenne Turbo S, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Haku:
    Fritz, the sun is out now and the world is beautiful!! ;)

     

    THANKS!  Smiley

    Don't expect any sympathy from me the next tme hurricane season rolls around.  Smiley


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    fritz


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Fritz, I'm only visiting Destin. Head back to TN tmoro.
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     2010 997 GT3- Black/Grey


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Haku:
    Fritz, I'm only visiting Destin. Head back to TN tmoro.

    Long drive. Have a good trip and watch out for speed traps.Smiley


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    fritz


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Beautifull car !!!  After month havong a love/hate relationship with my PDK, i got tofinaly like it very much....untill a few weeks back , where I told myself : next Porsche ( hopefully 991 Turbo will be 6 speed manual !!!! )


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Gnil:

     next Porsche ( hopefully 991 Turbo will be 6 speed manual !!!! )

    It is rumoured that it will be 7-speed manual on the 991


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    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    reginos:
    Gnil:

     next Porsche ( hopefully 991 Turbo will be 6 speed manual !!!! )

    It is rumoured that it will be 7-speed manual on the 991


    BTW , went to my dealer to try new 997.2 Turbo and he said he has not sold one single manual 911 in the last 6 month !!!


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    7 speed manual...yum. There will also be an S. So the rumours go.
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     2010 997 GT3- Black/Grey


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Haku:
    7 speed manual...yum. There will also be an S. So the rumours go.

     The 7 th gear will have the car running at 900 rpm at 60 MPH like in a Corvette , probably, with zero acceleration ability.  OTOH, imagine  30 mpg on the hiway!

    Beautiful car , BTW. have fun !


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

     Beautiful GT3! Congrats 


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    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    fritz:
    Haku:
    andrea:

    fab car,congrats! only miss to be perfect bucket-seats but I know in USA are not possible

     Andrea, buckets are allowed for the USA market however my preference was to go with the adaptives due to them being more comfortable for my back. The car is going to be driven more on windy mountain roads and less on track and I'm willing to compromise a bit of weight for comfort. Plus I myself don't weigh too much Smiley

    You guys are probably thinking of two different bucket seats. Smiley

    The "split" bucket seat introduced with the 997 GT2 is sold in the USA. For RoW markets there is also a one-piece bucket seat available, and fitted as standard on the Clubsport cars.


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    fritz

    exactly,thanks Smiley


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    Dedi La vita è troppo corta per non guidare italiano.....

    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    andrea:
    fritz:
    Haku:
    andrea:

    fab car,congrats! only miss to be perfect bucket-seats but I know in USA are not possible

     Andrea, buckets are allowed for the USA market however my preference was to go with the adaptives due to them being more comfortable for my back. The car is going to be driven more on windy mountain roads and less on track and I'm willing to compromise a bit of weight for comfort. Plus I myself don't weigh too much Smiley

    You guys are probably thinking of two different bucket seats. Smiley

    The "split" bucket seat introduced with the 997 GT2 is sold in the USA. For RoW markets there is also a one-piece bucket seat available, and fitted as standard on the Clubsport cars.


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    fritz

    exactly,thanks Smiley

     Sorry Andrea, I misunderstood.


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     2010 997 GT3- Black/Grey


    Re: Hello 997.2 GT3... gone C4S PDK

    Congrats!

     


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