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    Re: Porsche owner at long last!

    Congrats Gauss - looks gorgeous!


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    997.1 C2S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen pickup, BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster Sterling Grey/Red


    Re: Porsche owner at long last!

    Gauss:

    The car is registered now and awaiting better weather. I haven't had the time yet to drive more and test it more rigorously, I haven't even revved past 5k to be honest angry It's got new tires fitted : Michelin Pilort Sport CUP N1. The brakes are still fine according to my local Porsche center.

    Here's a quick shot I took the day it passed the MOT test :

    I notice you couldn't leave the lightweight-theme behind and chose one without the rollcage? Smiley


    Re: Porsche owner at long last!

    Great looking car kiss

    I hope we can have a GT3 meeting in the not too far future ( 2014  )


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    Porker:
    I notice you couldn't leave the lightweight-theme behind and chose one without the rollcage? Smiley

    It has the Clubsport package, so it's got the bolt-in half rollcage, maybe you can't see it well in the picture. 

    But you are right nevertheless : I have already started wondering how much weight I could shave off the car... SmileySmiley Though I better leave this project for a later date. Now it's tuition time Smiley


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    Gnil:

    Great looking car kiss

    I hope we can have a GT3 meeting in the not too far future ( 2014  )

    That would be terrific. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for you that you scratch that itch Smiley


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    blueflame, reginos, m4ever & Easy:

    Thanks guys, appreciate the comments devil


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    997 GT3 3.8


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    We will have to introduce our cars to each other. (hope no pink 991 will result out of it)

    To answer your earlier questions: still have Pirelli Corsa mounted, but am not too happy with them.

    Prefer the Michelins...

    Switched to yellow Pagid pads.


    Re: Porsche owner at long last!

    Gauss, your avatar looks so cool. kiss


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    Re: Porsche owner at long last!

    Gauss:

    The car is registered now and awaiting better weather. I haven't had the time yet to drive more and test it more rigorously, I haven't even revved past 5k to be honest angry It's got new tires fitted : Michelin Pilort Sport CUP N1. The brakes are still fine according to my local Porsche center.

    Here's a quick shot I took the day it passed the MOT test :

    Beautiful car. Smiley Don't forget that the Sport Cups need temperature to get sticky, it usually takes 20-30 km to warm them up, sometimes a shorter time (summer). Actually it is quite difficult to get them to the perfect temperature on the street, especially in our region but you will have a lot of fun with them on the track. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Cayenne GTS (958), BMW X3 35d (2012), Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


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    DuckieRS:

    We will have to introduce our cars to each other. (hope no pink 991 will result out of it)

    Smiley let's hope not.

    To answer your earlier questions: still have Pirelli Corsa mounted, but am not too happy with them.

    Prefer the Michelins...

    Switched to yellow Pagid pads.

    What's your experience with yellow Pagids so far?

    By the way, does anyone maybe know Carbo Pads ? 

     

    Pilot:

    Gauss, your avatar looks so cool. kiss

    Thanks, Pilot Smiley  Unfortunately it's not my own car. I nicked it some place else Smiley

     

    RC:

    Beautiful car. Smiley Don't forget that the Sport Cups need temperature to get sticky, it usually takes 20-30 km to warm them up, sometimes a shorter time (summer). Actually it is quite difficult to get them to the perfect temperature on the street, especially in our region but you will have a lot of fun with them on the track. Smiley

    This characteristic reminds me of the Yokohama A048 tire I was running on my Lotus cars. They were  the same. Superb grip on the track, but not so much on the streets.

    I'm curious to see how many kilometers/laps this CUP tire will last on the Nürburgring.


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    Gauss:
    What's your experience with yellow Pagids so far?

    They make the noise of a freight train at low speed, and don't seem to wear evenly (must check them).

    Besides that, they've not let me down yet (only used them properly at Spa and Ecuyers).


    Re: Porsche owner at long last!

    Congratulations Gauss! A fantastic car.Long may you enjoy her.


    Re: Porsche owner at long last!

    Thank you, Spyderidol wink


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    A great car and a personalised number plate to boot...kiss

     


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    Re: Porsche owner at long last!

    Cheers John cool

    Here's the front view : 


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    Spyderidol:

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    Smiley


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    Re: Porsche owner at long last!

    Dear Joel, I am a liitle bit late to the party here at RT but if memory serves me right I did send you my congrats a couple of weeks ago already.

    Now that I see the photographs for the first time I must say: wow, your car looks fantaaaastic, what a beauty this GT3 in Guards Red is Smiley

    Your report and the pics bring back sweet memories to me: your first GT3 will be burnt into your memory forever, almost like.....oh no, I'll stop here, you're going to find out yourself very soon once this seemingly never ending winter finally disappears....even in the Eifel Smiley

    The 'Ring photographers will love this baby: the green trees, the grey asphalt ribbon and the shiny red canon ball will provide many perfect scenes for great photos !

    Though be careful: while the 2-Eleven enjoys special sympathy as an exotic racer, a red (!) GT3 somehow attracts a lot of maniacs trying to "fight" against it. Of course I am exempt from this rule with my Grandpa Silver car Smiley Just kidding - I know that you not only use your right foot while playing on the track but also your brain Smiley

    As for the left foot Smiley On my first long trip with the GT3 (actually on my way to the Porsche track in Leipzig) I was stuck in stop & go traffic for 3 hours which kept me thinking what I could do to better train my left leg. Solution: if you have to kick someone else's a.... now and then use your left leg rather than the right one Smiley

    Actually you will appreciate the meaty clutch while playing on the track, because it feels so precise with great feedback (just like the entire car) Smiley

    As for the tech questions: MPSC are the tires of choice for track driving, regarding the brake pads I am not sure whether my experiences from the MK1 are fully transferable to the MK2 but for me it's either the Pagid Yellow or the Endless pads.

    How did you make it across the Alps during winter time ? Semi Slicks + snow chains SmileySmiley

    I am very much looking forward to serve as your wingman once your baby is scheduled to loose it's 'Ring virginity Smiley

    I wish you many happy miles and laps with this great car and may the grip be with you anytime Smiley


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    Thanks a lot for your words, Achim. It's good to have you back Smiley I'm really looking forward to seeing you in the Eifel again soon. 

    Porsche-Jeck:

    How did you make it across the Alps during winter time ? Semi Slicks + snow chains SmileySmiley

    The weather conditions were for the most part good. When I planned my trip, I closely watched the forecast and chose a date with low risk of bad weather and snow. But let me tell you a funny story about my repatriation:

    When you export a car from Italy and intend to drive it home, you have to buy Italian export plates. The car will be signed off and marked for export, so you mustn't drive with any other plates or you risk the impoundment of your car in the event of a vehicle inspection. The plates actually consist of just one single DIN A4 cardboard paper but you additionally get a few official documents with it, which you keep inside your car. On these documents, there's the itinerary described, that you are obliged to take. In my case, I had to go from Northern Italy through the "Col du Fréjus". The export "plate" or rather paper page, was too large to fit on the licence plate holder, so I had to attach it onto the rear window. Smiley

    Would you now believe, that while driving my way through France, I got arrested 5(!) times by the Police? Smiley

    I can't really blame them. Apparently other drivers were calling them and saying that there was a red Porsche, probably stolen, without licence plates driving on the motorway. What they didn't tell the police, was the fact, that this red Porsche was driving at an average speed of 90 kph Smiley, hardly at get-away-speed.

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    Re: Porsche owner at long last!

    Gauss:

    [...] this red Porsche was driving at an average speed of 90 kph 

    270 kph for ten minutes, 54 kph rest of the time...? Smiley


    Re: Porsche owner at long last!

    Ferdie:
    Gauss:

    [...] this red Porsche was driving at an average speed of 90 kph 

    270 kph for ten minutes, 54 kph rest of the time...? Smiley

     Smiley Smiley

    Well I could have pointed the officer to my avg fuel consumption of 9 L Smiley


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    Re: Porsche owner at long last!

    Red cars go faster.   wink


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