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    Here it is...

    Finally came back from UK this week and today I had the time to go and test a bit more seriously the little toy on road.
    Well, my first impression is that there is you and her, the GT3! Nothing that interact between us. It feels as you are the one who says what she has to do, everywhere, anywhere, in all situations.
    The slip differential at low speeds is quite noisy but is part of the personality of the car. The brakes are just amazing, I have never driven a car with such good brakes. However I there is one noise that appears when I brake more than 3-4 seconds, I wonder if is normal.
    The engine. When you look at it, you see just something similar as a washing machine but whats the point at looking the engine? This washing machine is the proof that evolution works! It eats the rpm so fastly that you don't even realize it. The power is amazing, especially after 6000 rpm it seems that there is a Turbo somewhere. The sound its not bad, unfortunatly nothing to fo with my V6 alfa or a V8 Ferrari, but after 6000 rpm it is quite exciting.
    The gearbox is much better that the notmal Carrera. It allows you quick gear change but it needs to be followed until the end.
    We all know that to understand the potential of the GT3 it is indispensable to go on a track, however I got my little idea of what we are talking about.
    The car has so much grip that it seems never finishes with a rear that is much more stable than expected. The whole car has an incredible stability. I've found my self in a couple of situation passing some motorbikes in the exit of turns with a sudden change in direction, and the car just stays on the rails! Amazing!
    The typical lighty front does not seem to exits on the GT3, at least I do not feel it as the previous Carrera 2.
    Wish I ordered the car with Recaro seats, because the sport seats are too soft in my opinion. I will probably buy a set next year.
    I have to admit that I am still scared pushing it further on road because I really don't know how the car would react, but I am certainly looking forward to go on a track day soon to look for the its limits.

    This car has given me until now what I expected and there is much more to come.

    Here are few pictures of the car, I will post tomorrow some more, didn't have the cable to download them on the computer from the other camera.

    PS: todays trip was from Cannes to Digne on the Route Napoleon

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    Thanks for the report and pics

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    Very nice congrats!!!!

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    HAVE FUN CAPN, they're great cars. i want one again myself...

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    Congrats and enjoy, thats what it was meant for!

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    Congrats! Happy & safe driving!

    A word of caution

    A couple of days ago I was driving my 360 Spider and found myself behind a GT2. The exhaust note of my Ferrari obviously got his attention. As we turned a corner, in an obvious effort to impress me with his car, he hit the throttle and proceeded to go into an uncontrolled spin and stopping only after ending up on the side of the road. I thought he was going to flip over.

    The power of this car without safety aids is something that needs to be respected. Fortunately, your GT3 provides you with a margin of error. However do not take it for granted.

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    Yes. You are right and I am conscious of this. Fortunatly I am someone who thinks not twice but three times before I do something
    I am quite aware of the no traction control systems and I can tell you that it stops me psycologically quite a lot However this pushes me further to go as soon as possible on track.

    I was really disapointed from the former Carrera 2, not for the performance but for the feeling with the car. Very little adrenaline, emotion and sensations.
    The GT3 seems to be another car on this side, it was exactly what I was looking for!

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    fabulous, can't wait to see it

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    Yes. You are right and I am conscious of this. Fortunatly I am someone who thinks not twice but three times before I do something
    I am quite aware of the no traction control systems and I can tell you that it stops me psycologically quite a lot However this pushes me further to go as soon as possible on track.

    I was really disapointed from the former Carrera 2, not for the performance but for the feeling with the car. Very little adrenaline, emotion and sensations.
    The GT3 seems to be another car on this side, it was exactly what I was looking for!



    That is one main reason I moved to A Ferrari. I feel like I am in a race car whether I am doing 100mph or 10mph.

    BTW, everything I read about the GT3 is very complimentary. One article boldly stated it was the best Porsche excluding the CGT.

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    Nick, probably is a mid age crisis, I am sure you will go back to something serious around your sixties
    Joking

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    fabulous, can't wait to see it



    I will give you a call next week, we may go on the Route Napoleon with the GT3 and the SZ
    I did quite good pics with the Canon but suddenly I lost the usb cable to transfer them on the laptop

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    Some other pics from the small Casio EXZ4...
    I will definetly do some more artistic pictures in future!

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    wOw Captain... you drive my dream car! Great to hear that the GT3 is really that great... that it also provides driving pleasure on the open road, and not only on the track.

    Keep the pics coming!
    -Joost-

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    the Route Napoléon with a GT3 Heaven on Earth no doubt

    Thanks for sharing your driving impressions of this fabulous car.

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    Bravo Captain,
    She is superbe, magnifique!!!
    Arctic or polar grey?

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    Bravo Captain,
    She is superbe, magnifique!!!
    Arctic or polar grey?



    Artic Silver!

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    some other pics from today!










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    *DROOL*

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    thanks for your write up and the pic, captain!

    and, of course... CONGRATULATIONS!!

    very nice car, brilliant choice

    have fun with it!

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    You must enjoy this car, that is an order!
    Offcourse there is no other way possible than to enjoy this wonderful machine.
    My dad will probably order a new one too when we get back to Holland...wow

    Great Pics Captain!

     
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