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Diggermeister
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: 996tt to 997.1 GT3 - finally gone and done it! Reply with quote

As a few of you may well know, I've been carefully deliberating (read faffing, procrastinating and generally dithering) the switch from 996tt to "a GT3" for some time now. Well, I've finally gone and done it. The finance company are proud owners of a very nice, low mileage 997.1 GT3 Club Sport and have allowed me to rent a seat in it. Collected yesterday.



Much as I will miss my 996tt - I was very attached to that car - I'm absolutely thrilled by the replacement. The GT3 is everything I'd hoped for and, probably, a bit more again. It's a keeper.

The only thing I need to attend to, before booking a few track days next year, are the brakes; currently on OEM PCCBs, and I know I will be eating bread and dripping in a house warmed only by the pilot light on the boiler if I try to track them. So what's the verdict; do I swap for Alcon steel discs or go for some non-OEM Surface Transform ones?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
worship

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Thanks. It's just about the cheapest car in shot too! Both the Carrera GT and the 997.2 GT3 RS 4.0 (just out of shot) were, apparently, also sold awaiting collection.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice work fella and congrats.

JZM have some amazing cars and great stock there.

I am thinking about maybe going to a 997 GT3 from my 996GT3 but need to test drive a few to see if there is enough difference.

certainly from a 996TT to a 7.1 GT3 is going to be big change and lots of thrills and high revving fun.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a good move to me. Well done!

What are your initial thoughts on the general road driving compared to the turbo?

I would assume its louder, raw and steers like it's on rails??

Does the GT3 have the same umph?

From my reading, you have to wring a GT3's neck to get to similar power levels as the turbo?

Is this the case?

Would be really interesting to hear your thoughts?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice indeed. Cool
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jotaking wrote:
What are your initial thoughts on the general road driving compared to the turbo?
On the road, the turbo does a lot of things, incredibly well. Despite what many people might say, for many, it would be more than enough car on track too. It's pretty competent and confidence inspiring, if lacking the steering feedback and precision of a 2WD chassis.

jotaking wrote:
I would assume its louder, raw and steers like it's on rails??
Yes louder, and yes, much, much sharper on the handling. Like the difference between ice cream and sorbet different in that regard.

The GT3 'lives' at higher rev-ranges and it really does need to be kept busy, whereas the turbos do a very good job at conning you into thinking you're driving something with a much larger cubic capacity.

If you keep the GT3 in the right bit of the rev range, there's actually not quite as much in it, but it does lack the brutality of the turbo's thrust.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thumbsup Marcus

Looking forward to hearing of your adventures next year. I'm guessing a Ring trip is calling. Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made the same move a while back.
You will soon forget the lazy roll on performance of a turbo as for me it get’s usurped in every other area by a GT3.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
thumbsup Marcus

Looking forward to hearing of your adventures next year. I'm guessing a Ring trip is calling. Thumb
Thanks Terry. Yes, waiting for 2018 DN dates. Just need to get discs sorted, otherwise I will be bankrupt by my third trackday!

kas750 wrote:
I made the same move a while back.
You will soon forget the lazy roll on performance of a turbo as for me it get’s usurped in every other area by a GT3.
Amazed how, in one day, I've managed to get quite as acclimatised to the difference in engine and also braking.

Tell me, how on earth are you supposed to not drive with the sport button engaged? That noise!!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diggermeister wrote:
T8 wrote:
thumbsup Marcus

Looking forward to hearing of your adventures next year. I'm guessing a Ring trip is calling. Thumb
Thanks Terry. Yes, waiting for 2018 DN dates. Just need to get discs sorted, otherwise I will be bankrupt by my third trackday!

kas750 wrote:
I made the same move a while back.
You will soon forget the lazy roll on performance of a turbo as for me it get’s usurped in every other area by a GT3.
Amazed how, in one day, I've managed to get quite as acclimatised to the difference in engine and also braking.

Tell me, how on earth are you supposed to not drive with the sport button engaged? That noise!!!


Wait till you fit a Sharkwerks centre muffler bypass.
Then you'll be cooking with gas! Grin thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
Diggermeister wrote:
T8 wrote:
thumbsup Marcus

Looking forward to hearing of your adventures next year. I'm guessing a Ring trip is calling. Thumb
Thanks Terry. Yes, waiting for 2018 DN dates. Just need to get discs sorted, otherwise I will be bankrupt by my third trackday!

kas750 wrote:
I made the same move a while back.
You will soon forget the lazy roll on performance of a turbo as for me it get’s usurped in every other area by a GT3.
Amazed how, in one day, I've managed to get quite as acclimatised to the difference in engine and also braking.

Tell me, how on earth are you supposed to not drive with the sport button engaged? That noise!!!


Wait till you fit a Sharkwerks centre muffler bypass.
Then you'll be cooking with gas! Grin thumbsup


Either this....or convince the finance company that the fitment of a full Akra system is a necessity Thumb

Nice guys at JZM, did you PX the turbo??
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice guys at JZM, did you PX the turbo??
Yes, fortunately there are still good dealers out there and JZM are definitely among them. Reluctantly, I decided to p/ex the turbo to get the GT3. I will miss it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diggermeister wrote:
m119cars wrote:
Nice guys at JZM, did you PX the turbo??
Yes, fortunately there are still good dealers out there and JZM are definitely among them. Reluctantly, I decided to p/ex the turbo to get the GT3. I will miss it.


I'm a bit of a regular looker on their website and remember looking at yours a few times thinking how well the black wheels looked with the yellow calipers.

Was over there for there coffee morning recently and didn't see your car in the showroom.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, fantastic car, looks great, more pics please Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on your new car. You will love it. Had ine for 5 years now. Great combination black wheels and yellow calipers.
Enjoy her.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

m119cars, I'd done the deal with them and put a deposit down the day before the coffee morning, so they'd likely have shunted it out of the showroom to make space for something still for sale.

I wasn't really looking for a white car, more that I was definitely keen on Club Sport spec, but I actually think the combo - with the black wheels and yellow calipers - is pretty cool. And the interior:



Evodarren, nice car! Do you track yours and what brakes are you running?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best looking GT3 for me the 997.1 mk1 especially in that colour and spec - enjoy Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great place to be.
Brings the memories flooding back of my car seeing that interior. thumbsup

 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a few buzzing around my way early on Sunday mornings - look and sound magnificent thumbsup
 
  
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