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    Re: Carrera GT

    Styling-wise I think it is one of the top mid-engined cars ever made.

    The V10 is also a rare one-off for Porsche.

    Pity some the technology is not up to date. No full stability management for a powerful and tricky car that came out 4 or 5 years after PSM was available on ordinary Porsches. I am not even debating the absence of PDK as not everybody will agree about its merits. Porsche should have introduced PDK earlier and on this special car rather than on the 997.2.

    I suppose collectors don't look into these things as they are not buying for driving but for owning and possibly reselling at a profit..


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    Re: Carrera GT

    Thanks for sharing...really enjoyed the 4 episodes!
    For what the Carrera GT represents I think the actual used price is low when compared with other cars at the same price point!
    I didn't know who Chris is, if he is known in UK or something else but what a guy SmileySmiley


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    reginos:

    Styling-wise I think it is one of the top mid-engined cars ever made.

    The V10 is also a rare one-off for Porsche.

    Pity some the technology is not up to date. No full stability management for a powerful and tricky car that came out 4 or 5 years after PSM was available on ordinary Porsches. I am not even debating the absence of PDK as not everybody will agree about its merits. Porsche should have introduced PDK earlier and on this special car rather than on the 997.2.

    I suppose collectors don't look into these things as they are not buying for driving but for owning and possibly reselling at a profit..


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    The Carrera GT is quite OK to drive for such a powerful car without PSM. It has a bad reputation because people do stupid things in it. Smiley Take a 986 and turn off PSM and you have the same "issues". The Carrera GT is quite fine, you just need to use your brains when driving it, also tires are an issue, which can be solved though.

    I still have to think about Ben and what happened and I also remember that video when he was doing that crazy stuff in this car, so sorry if I don't share opinions that the car is dangerous. The drivers usually are. Smiley


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    Re: Carrera GT

    I am sure you are familiar with the habits of this eminent Porsche.

    I think that some 200 cars out of 1.200 sold have been totally lost in crashes. Probably drivers overestimated their ability with this car or didn't care about the age or condition of their tyres especially in the wet.

    Below is a picture I took in Stuttgart in 2006 outside the Porsche Centre opposite what is now  the Museum. This car was on Greek plates and I was impressed that  it was driven all the way to Germany, like any other car.

    Stuttgart 2006 039.jpg


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    Re: Carrera GT

    CR owns one, I know the Carrera GT pretty well, he already has over 80000 km or so in it, incl. many track kilometers.

    It is a challenging car but so are all high powered mid engined cars without modern stability systems. 
    Ever tried a F40 or a Diablo? I think the Carrera GT is easier to drive fast. Smiley


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