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    Report - First track day in the 997S

    Hi gang. Well I finally was able to take the 997S on the track. Did not get as much time as I wanted in it (was an instructor during that event) but what a car! I have been doing these for almost 10 years and have driven mostly BMWs and was curious to see how the 997S was going to handle. Always had that famous 911 characteristic on the back of my mind but nothing happened!!!

    One word: Fantastic!

    What a car. PSM on or off, Sport on or off and even PASM on or off this car amazed me. Some comments:

    - Porsche brakes = there is no substitute! Incredible. BMW could learn a thing or two. 3 sessions of 30 min and no fade. Hot day too...South FL! Great feedback adn could go deeper and deeper as I was getting more and more comfortable with the car.
    - PS2 were much better than I expected but do look worn now!
    - Get the short shifter!!! especially for track days.
    - Engine oil temp was my worry but even with a hot day and pushing hard was between 225-250
    - I am going to invest in a dedicated set of wheel/tires for track A must now. Not researched that yet. I love Toyo RA1 but none for our size I think.
    - Driving every day I thought the heel/toe would be an issue but found that on the track pushing hard and braking allowed easy heel/toe.

    Get this baby out there. Meant for it. Be safe and have fun.

    PS: Ferrari had brought 8 F430 Challenge Straddale for testing. WOW! My son (8 years old) ended up working in the pit with them!! He loves Ferraris and they asked him if he wanted to help out...so he did much my chagrin. Oh well! he had a blast. There was also a Carrera GT that day. What a sound!

    Pictures coming soon

    Re: Report - First track day in the 997S

    Great to hear your experiences ....... Porsche Club UAE have one of their excellent track days in 2 weeks ........at this stage I'm struggling for rear rubber in time with Michelin here still playing games over Sport Cup availability in 295 & 305 19" (Michelin Europe says they're being produced). Other option of course in a semi slick is the Corsa .......but sounds like the Michelin is prefered for dry hot tracks (& is cheaper)

    My road rims are Carrera Sports so have ordered Carrera S rims in black for track days.

    I love my short shift on the road so can't wait to try it on track

    Re: Report - First track day in the 997S

    Thanks for the positive feedback! It just reinforces what we already know and love. Can't wait for the pix! Thanks again.

     
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