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    Porsche owner at long last!

    Well, 2013 has started expensive for me lol

    A few of you may already know that I have sold my Lotus 2-Eleven a few months back.
    After 6 years of Lotus ownership I have had my share of mechanical unreliability and moments of vexation everytime I got overtaken by the many GT3's at the Ring Smiley I thought it time to finally get a beast like that myself Smiley
    I have found this gem in Italy just a week ago, and it is in perfect condition, except for the brakes/tires which need replacing. The inspection made for a nice little vacation trip together with my wife through Switzerland (we loved Lugano, sunny weather at 21°C) and beautiful Italy. I shall write more about the car once I have it registered here in Luxembourg.

    Enjoy the teaser photo meanwhile :

    GT3.jpg

    P.S. I must admit that I was hugely surprised at how hard I had to push the clutch  Smiley


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    Fantastic! Congrats, you will love it. All of that and a trip to Lugano too? LIfe is good. wink


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    Gorgeous congrats! You will miss the lightness but you will love the power!

     


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    Looks great in red! Félicitations.

    Hope to see it soon irl at the 'Ring.


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    Many many congrats! I know you will enjoy the car to its fullest!wink


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    Many congrats Joel - fantastic looking car..   Please let us have more photos and driving impressions soon..kiss

     


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    Congrats, a buy you will not regret. Looks mint and the color fits it very well too. How come tires/brakes are done?? Does it have lots of milage or was it just used properly on the track? Looking forward to more pics and your review soon!


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    Whoa! Congrats. What a beauty 


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    Gauss:

    Well, 2013 has started expensive for me lol

    A few of you may already know that I have sold my Lotus 2-Eleven a few months back.
    After 6 years of Lotus ownership I have had my share of mechanical unreliability and moments of vexation everytime I have been overtaken by the many GT3's at the Ring Smiley I thought it time to finally get a beast like that myself Smiley
    I have found this gem in Italy just a week ago, and it is in perfect condition, except for the brakes/tires which need replacing. The inspection made for a nice little vacation trip together with my wife through Switzerland (we loved Lugano, sunny weather at 21°C) and beautiful Italy. I shall write more about the car once I have it registered here in Luxembourg.

    P.S. I must admit that I was hugely surprised at how hard I had to push the clutch  Smiley

     

    Congrats!

    GT3 in Red  Smiley

    Don't worry about the clutch, you'll get used to it once you get a hold of it (5 mins max for me back in 2008 when I picked up my GT Zwei) 911 GT cars were meant to be RAW and deliver an intense driving experience.

    I'd install Pilot Super Sport Tires for the time being and stay away from Cups till the sun starts shining Smiley

    Edit: I think edmund.com agrees with me on the RAW part Smiley


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    Congrats on your beautiful red GT3. Smiley There is something special about the 997 design-- a certain WOW factor-- that only a photo can describe! I'm looking forward to your future posts and don't forget plenty of pictures Smiley Smiley


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    Congratulatiions - very nice car wink

    I am looking forward to spot it here in Luxembourg 


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    Many, many congratulations!!!


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    Congratulations, you've got yourself the best 997 in the most beautiful color possible (not that I'm biased... ;) You're in for a real treat everytime you take it out. And you'll get used to the clutch, once your left thigh is twice the size of the right one.

    Enjoy it in good health!

    Here's what it will look like in Spa:

    Spa21.jpg


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    Congrats man! Beautiful car!


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    Congrats!!! 


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    Congrats and welcome to the 997 GT3 "Club" wink  - post yr grinning indecision


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    Congrats Joël, absolutely fabulous, can't wait to see it in action at the 'ring! I'm sure you'll be very happy with your choice.


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    Congratulations !!!!! Fantastic !!! I ma sure you will love it around the ring . Looking forward to see you again on the track.

    This morning I was looking at the 2 nd hand add and spent some time thinking about this one :

    1357633212179Sans titre.tiff


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    Congratulations, Joel. Smiley What a pleasant surprise. Welcome to the dark...oops...P zone. Smiley

    Amazing choice, I just can't wait to hear about your experience with this beast. 


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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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    Congrats - just great !!!!!!!!!! kisskiss

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    Congratulations Joel! Great color. Have fun!


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    Congratulations. You saw the light after a period of wandering kisssmiley


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    reginos:

    Congratulations. You saw the light after a period of wandering kisssmiley

    Luckily, he didn't get a Cayman (he was tempted, I know Smiley) but went for the real deal instead. Coming from a Lotus and a lot of track fun, the GT3 was the only way to go. Smiley

    Can't wait for more photos and some track driving experience in spring.


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    Wow, I feel overwhelmed by the many compliments, thank you so much guys! cool

    @Matt C: Thanks mate, it's reassuring to know that. Doesn't Porsche always advertize that you can take the GT3 to go to the bakery store ? Having my doubts now with this clutch lol.

    @Gnil: Go ahead and treat yourself! You also visit the track often and a GT3 will do you good kissI'm crossing my fingers for you.

    @reginos, RC: Lol guys, yes, deep down inside I knew that I had to get one. Like RC said, thank God I resisted the Cayman....it was really tempting me, nasty PAG you! indecision

    I've always been a big Porsche fan, reason why I registered here on RT almost 10 years ago. It was only a question of time. I loved all my Lotus cars to bits, but when they start suffering engine failures and you have to resolve through a miserable dealership network, that's where the fun suddenly stops.

    btw red was not my favorite colour (I dig black a lot, but also fancied white), but once I saw the red in sun light, I was blown away! Very flashy and sporty! Love it!

    Anyway, I thank you all for your comments, they are cheering me well up and now it's even harder to wait for spring time. Thanks


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    Congratulations Gauss.

    Fantastic looking car. I hope you will enjoy it.


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    Red was the launch colour of the 7.2 GT3 .. lovely !!

    what's the spec?

     


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    Red is one of the best colors for the GT3...next to white.


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    RC:

    Red is one of the best colors for the GT3...next to white.

     if you had to choose, red or white?

    they had/have a red car at Porsche Museum:


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    sfo:
    RC:

    Red is one of the best colors for the GT3...next to white.

     if you had to choose, red or white?

    Well, when I got that GT3 RS 4.0 offer, the only color coming into my mind was...white. However, I saw a red 997 GT3 at my dealer over a year ago, the owner wanted to get rid of the car and the price tag was interesting, so I almost got the car. Pretty close call but I got the 997 Carrera GTS Cab instead. Smiley


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    Mate,

    feeling very happy for you! Glad that you finally made a choice and obviously a very decent one! Looking forward to see you at the Nordschleife this year and hearing your impressions, especially coming from those lightweight Lotus cars.

    Smiley


     
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