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    Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Yesterday, I at long last went to collect the GT3. Having registered interest even before a manual 991 GT3 even existed and having received confirmation of the possibility of getting a PTS example about 10 months ago, this day was a long time coming.

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    The day itself was an extremely long one, flying from Singapore to Zürich to Milan, driving from Milan back to Switzerland my total travel time to get to the car was about 20 hours, needless to say we arrived in a bit of a delirium. It would be the first time I actually saw my specification IRL. I'd never seen Olivgrün IRL, but the moment the sheet was pulled from the car it confirmed I'd made the right call. I'm aware it's a complete hate it or love it spec, luckily I'm on the love side. The color is very light sensitive, ranging from a kaki/army green in the dark to a bright green in the sunshine.

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    On top of the endless trip to get to the car, I still had a 650km drive ahead of me to take the car from Switzerland to Brussels. Yet however tired you might be, the prospect of finally driving your new and absolute dream car is enough to keep you awake and suitably excited.

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    The drive through Switzerland is tedious as per usual and served perfectly to get me acquainted with the 991 interior. Coming from a hardcore 997 this interior is a revelation, nice materials (the car has the extended leather option), and I really enjoyed the combination of a sporty 911 with modern-day comforts as Apple Car Play, LED-headlights. On the negative side I feel the fixed buckets lack support in the lower back, especially compared to the excellent fixed "Carrera GT-buckets" in my RS. A pleasant surprise for me was that even at a motorway cruise, the car clearly felt special and and far removed from a 'regular' Carrera. The engine dominating proceedings, whilst still feeling much more refined than the old Mezger. The manual shifter is perfectly located and suitably precise, but the shift and clutch action is a bit too light coming from a 997 RS. The steering feel surprised me, it communicates really well, it lacks the "grainy" communication from the 997, but all relevant info is still nicely fed through the (gorgeous) steering wheel.

    Once past Switzerland, unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worse. It started pissing down, and never stopped. At 3-4°C I was aware the Cups would struggle in the wet, but I wasn't prepared for them to cope this bad. I had absolutely zero grip. Driving through the Massif des Vosges I had a lot of twisties ahead, and I lost front end grip on turn-in and rear grip on the way out in every single corner I came across. Perfect to keep you awake, but a bit much in the dark with your new car and sleep deprived. Smiley After a while I scrolled to the car's menu and it appeared my tires were inflated at 4.0 bar instead of the recommended 2.0, explaining the total lack of grip. I decided to take it easy until I got to the autoroute and continued at a steady cruise in the heavy rain. 130km/h seems an absolute maximum in these conditions for the Cup 2, above that it starts floating, better take it down a notch and enjoy some music along the road. The LED's offering reassuringly bright light during the night.

    I arrived in Brussels, exhausted, but extremely happy with the car. I can't wait to properly stretch its legs and start the adventures.

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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport

     


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    nice writeup and conrats for this special car


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Beautiful, congrats! A very special colour - look forward to seeing it in daylight - your pic above already shows it lighting-up..

    Ouch, nightmare drive back then - was going to write that maybe it was the fact that the tyres were brand new (still with release agent on) that made them slippery but then 4 bar?!?!? I would be furious with that - down right dangerous!

    I look forward to trying to keep up at Spa! wink!

     


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    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Congrats for the car!and for the good write up,it seems to be with you yesterday.

    sure you will enjoy it better in the Sun...and that will be another new day full of emotions.

     

     


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    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    BTW, you need to get your satnav checked - I drove from Zürich to Zug on Saturday without going anywhere near Milan!  indecision


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    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    DaveGordon:

    BTW, you need to get your satnav checked - I drove from Zürich to Zug on Saturday without going anywhere near Milan!  indecision

    The Alpina was waiting in Milan! Otherwise I would have gladly skipped that detour. Smiley


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Very nice color!! congrats kiss


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    997 GT3 RS 3.6 - 964 RS - 993 RS -  991 GT3 RS


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Congrats Frank !! Here's to many many happy miles and adventures wink


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Congrats Frank, enjoy it in a goooooooood way


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Beautiful color and car!  Congratulations!

    Your comments on driving on Cup 2 tires while enduring cold, inclement weather brought a shiver to me.  Earlier today, I  needed to drive from North Central Indiana back to Chicago through a winter snow storm.  It is amazing that as cars have become infinitely more capable, driving skills have declined at an ever quicker pace.  The road was icy with accumulating snow fall; the bulk of the traffic were traveling under 70 km/h.  I observe in the mirror of my Bridgestone Blizzak equipped bog standard Audi a quickly approaching insipid Dodge Journey faux SUV.  The Journey starts to oscillate and it is evident that the driver is trying to overcorrect as the oscillations become greater.  The car crosses the median strip into oncoming traffic and narrowly misses being hit by a lorry.  It then shoots back across the median strip to begin the oscillations again only to cross the median a third time into oncoming lorry traffic.  At this point, the snow is too heavy to see what happened.  I said a prayer and was relieved to see that there are no news stories of any accidents in that area. 

    What is really mystifying is the driver of that vehicle knew it was very slippery as we had passed several pickup trucks/trailer combinations in that median strip over the past ten miles.  I'm positive that the Journey's driver (and passengers) needed fresh undergarments, but it could of been much worse.  

     

     


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Love it Smiley


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    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Awesome. Enjoy what is a very special car  kiss


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Looking forward to getting introduced... (while I am patiently waiting for my 'joker')


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    congrats...what a car!


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Great looking car. Enjoy it. 


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Beautiful car. Congratulations! Hard to understand how the tyres could have been overinflated to that level Smiley.


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Fantastic car & spec, great write up. Speaking of which: I ended up in the guardrail once on the Brussels Ring in Asse when I got caught in torrential downpour in my Donkervoort on worn semi slicks. Flew 3 lanes to the middle, luckily with no other traffic behind me. F*cking Belgian roads enlightened

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    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Wow congrats Franck. Glad you made it to brussels in one piece.

    If I run into you one day, do you mind if I make a stop and have a look IRL ?


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Congrats again Frank. What a drive in a brand new carangel


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Classy, sporty and distinctive. Love it. 


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Woah!!!! Great spec and amazing car! Congratulations and wish you many happy miles behind the wheel kisswink


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Great car, wish you a lot of fun miles.

    Mike


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Lovely colour, makes it so special. kiss

    Many congrats! wink


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    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Congrats Frank! wink Great color choice kiss 


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    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Thanks guys! I can't wait for the break-in to be over. I'm at 6k rpm now, which is about where everything starts waking up, really frustrating. indecision


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Congrats, what a great spec on a great car


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Congratulations beautiful GT3 . It does look great with the satin aluminum wheels . Did you by chance try the flat shift function? 


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Beautiful specs Frank kiss I can't wait to see the live live . I am sure there is much more about the color then what we see on the pics . 

    Glad you made it home safely . What a journey !! Not sure I would of done it . The cups need to stay at 2.0 max . Anything above, becomes slippery . Can't believe they forgot to bring the tires back to normal after they probably set them for storage . 


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm --  991 GT3 RS 

     


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    Gnil:

    Beautiful specs Frank kiss I can't wait to see the live live . I am sure there is much more about the color then what we see on the pics . 

    Glad you made it home safely . What a journey !! Not sure I would of done it . The cups need to stay at 2.0 max . Anything above, becomes slippery . Can't believe they forgot to bring the tires back to normal after they probably set them for storage . 


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm --  991 GT3 RS 

     

    I have them at 2.0F-2.3R cold now, too much?


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport

    congrats....looks very cool

     


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