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    Thanks for the pictures! I would happily freeze my nuts off for a ride in that thing


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    Just buy one Mike kiss


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    Lanzantes may be able to help you with the toll issues - they made some sliding windows for DC's Harrods-liveried #06R

    You are not alone though, as another GTR owner froze himself en route to Silverstone just before Christmas, but had to keep opening the doors to allow cool air in whilst driving round London in the heat


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    Congatulations, what an amazing & unique purchase Smileyand it looks looks amazing with this paint Smiley driving this car is not only driving, it´s an Event.

    Curious you mention the GTI 1.9, it was one of my favourite all time cars, has I owned it in a very special period of my life, what a funny litle car it was to drive. I´ve been searching for one for a long time now, but not easy to find one in original state and in good shape. Still trying.

    J.Seven


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    Futch you like fine cars and you hate bankers...In my opinion you are a Connaisseurwink

    Where do you will service the car, Mclaren Woking?

     


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    Thanks for that useful piece of info. I will have the sliding windows installed later this year for sure.Smiley


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    One of my favorite cars. Every time I go out in it, someone asks me it it is for sale. My GTI and my 968 Clubsport could be seen as cheap but they are as important as the GTR and the 956 to my heart.

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    Thrill of driving kiss in times where people just discuss numbers this is a refreshingly different approach from somebody that is experiencing it all ! wink


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    BjoernB:

    Thrill of driving kiss in times where people just discuss numbers this is a refreshingly different approach from somebody that is experiencing it all ! wink

     Numbers are for computer geeks SmileySmiley


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    Futch:

    One of my favorite cars. Every time I go out in it, someone asks me it it is for sale. My GTI and my 968 Clubsport could be seen as cheap but they are as important as the GTR and the 956 to my heart.

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    Hahaha that is awesome! We don't even get those over here. Contrast is what makes a collection wonderful, keep it up Smiley


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    BjoernB:

    Thrill of driving kiss in times where people just discuss numbers this is a refreshingly different approach from somebody that is experiencing it all ! wink

    +1,000,000.  Couldn't agree more.  Especially coming from someone who actually knows what he's talking about.  Smiley


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    Wow...well, I'm definitely late to the party. Blame it on me not being as active on this forum as I once was but I'm slowly making my way back. I definitely have to congratulate you on your latest acquistion. The F1 let alone the GTR is one of my all time favorite cars and I've yet to see one in person. I hear that you also have quite a collection. A few members on here have said that I should meet up with you to photograph your amazing collection of cars. 

    Is that something you'd be up for? I don't come to London that often but I could make a special case for it if you'd have me. I'm planning to also visit Mike S in South Africa once his house is finished as well. 

    Again, congratulations, sir!


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    This video might be of particular interest as it demonstrates how useful a Porsche 962 can be in daily situations (supermarket etc.) Smiley

    Sorry, it is "just" a 962 SmileySmileySmiley

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51VJgvZ7Hxg

     

     

     

     

     

     



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    Have you any pics of your jaunt to Spain? :)


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    It was very very good indeed! First I took it out on road tyres and actually, well, it was shite. Ok, I'm harsh here, but honestly it wasn't great, these are supposedly Mclaren Michelin Pilot sport developed for the F1, well, they're ok for road driving but for trackdays, the car understeers loads and loads, oversteers on acceleration, it's ok for two laps and then the tyres are outside their comfort zones and the car becomes undrivable. 

    I spoke to Paul Lanzante before the session and he told me the chassis setup was the same as the F1 LM road car, well, for trackdays I can't imagine those 5 owners having any fun except if they put slicks on, which I did!Smiley

    And the car felt a lot better, still not perfect but much much better, hardly any pitch on braking which is surprising, not that much roll either and with the tyres at temperature, the car was soft of course but huge fun.

    The car is neutral and feels easy, the point was not to go for a lap time. 

    I'm gonna get grilled for writing that but the engine didn't feel as strong as I thought it would feel. Very torquey but the car doesn't feel that fast. For a similar power output, the Carrera GT V10 feels stronger! Honest.

    I have very little pictures taken with my iphone but a friend of mine was there just to do that we plenty are coming soon including some nice video clips. 

    Here are a couple, the driver is my mate and ex Porsche works driver Manu Collard, who was cool enough to take my mates for some hot laps. He was here mostly to coach me and validate the setup of the GT3 R getting ready for the 2013 season. We will race together the 6 hours plus races.

    He liked the GTR, a lot Smiley

    PS: for another thread but the 4.0 on slicks faaacking awesome, a revelation!

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    And this is us taking the cars in Paris to their loading area to go to Spain, the GTR in the snow is rather unique experience!

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    Woww angelangel

    I'm speachless about your experience. Taking several cars to a race track and test/try them one after the other. kisskiss


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    Re: F1

    I' ve got the exact same shoes .... was just wearing them today, driving a Citroën smiley


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    Re: F1

    Would you consider changing the F1's geometry to its original GTR settings? I would think that would unlock its full potential and make it more enjoyable on track?

    Regarding the power, has its output been verified on a dyno or is your impression a consequence of taller gearing?


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    Wow , just amazing. This is better than an EVO article. Cannot imagine the spectacle of seeing the McLaren driving on the streets of Paris, sort of modern "C'était un rendez-vous" . Priceless.


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    Re: F1

    Porker:

    Would you consider changing the F1's geometry to its original GTR settings? I would think that would unlock its full potential and make it more enjoyable on track?

    Regarding the power, has its output been verified on a dyno or is your impression a consequence of taller gearing?

    Very good points. I have a decision to make, do I leave it like that and enjoy it on the roads, or change it to its original track setup? I think I'll keep it road specs because this is a collector car, not to be abused on the tracks, I've just done it, brushed its potential, had an amazing time but that's it. What happens if you damage it? Mind you, could happen on the roads too. 

    Re the power, Paul Lazante told me it's good for 600 hp, and don't get me wrong, it's very quick, but I was expecting even quicker for a 1000 kgs car.

     


    Re: F1

    Try testing one of these on the track and tell us how does it feel compared to the GTR

     


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    Brilliant! :)


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    Re: F1

    BiTurbo:

    Try testing one of these on the track and tell us how does it feel compared to the GTR

     

    I have! It's a very fast car but I prefer the much more fun GT3 4.0 or any GT3 with normally aspirated engines. 

    The comparaison with the GTR is difficult, apple with oranges, different engine layout, The GTR is definitely the better drive of the two imo. 

    I've never really liked the GT2RS to be honest, there's turbo lag, you reach the redline too quickly (because it's so low) and it's more of a brute compared to the sweet GT3, for the driver's choice. 

    But despite all that, yes, the GT2RS is a very quick car, just not a great Porsche.

     


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    Futch:
    BiTurbo:

    Try testing one of these on the track and tell us how does it feel compared to the GTR

     

    I have! It's a very fast car but I prefer the much more fun GT3 4.0 or any GT3 with normally aspirated engines. 

    The comparaison with the GTR is difficult, apple with oranges, different engine layout, The GTR is definitely the better drive of the two imo. 

    I've never really liked the GT2RS to be honest, there's turbo lag, you reach the redline too quickly (because it's so low) and it's more of a brute compared to the sweet GT3, for the driver's choice. 

    But despite all that, yes, the GT2RS is a very quick car, just not a great Porsche.

     

    Agreed on the 6,750 redline, although I have mine set to 7,000rpm, but it's still nothing like the Lambos N/a engine @ 8,500rpm . I'm beginning to realise why everyone is in love with the GT3 and it's high revving engine Smiley you need to drive both to understand why the N/a is the better car if your only concern isn't just going in a straight line.

    Some might not like this, but I sold my Cayenne TT last year for the same reason and getting another one in GTS guise Smiley  one more month to go Smiley


     


    Re: F1

    Spot on Bi Turbo!Smiley Lap time and speed are not on the top of my list when it comes to chosing my favorite cars.

    I also read that column by Dario Franchitti in EVO mag this month, it is the best article I have read in many years if not THE best, he describes in one page EXACTLY the way I feel about road cars, top man!

     


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    I wonder what car is his 911 hot rod, looking forward to find out in his next columns.

     


    Re: F1

    Does the engine still have the restrictors if Mr. Lanzante said it was good for 600?

    Perhaps freeing it of them and getting the full 680bhp or so would help?

    Wonderful that you're sharing this all with us though and nice to see it get driven properly.


    Re: F1

    Great to see you brave enough to go on track what a day to remember !!!!!!!!!!!


    Re: F1

    Thank you for this! Very very very interesting details!
    Hope we could have some more images and videos of your day in track with #05R! :)


     
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