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Jonathon555
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:58 pm    Post subject: 996 Turbo ..... forgot how brutal it was Reply with quote

After not having time to drive the turbo for quite a while ......

OMFG .... these things are brutal with a few mods , they are so raw by comparison to newer 911's

I have been driving my 997.2 c2s , a nice comfy car that dances round the corners and you can play it like a fiddle. The turbo is like sledge hammer in comparison the rate it stacks on speed is devastating and it just keeps going.

I had forgotten what it was like, i just did not expect to be blown away by it.

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DynoMike
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 996 Turbo ..... forgot how brutal it was Reply with quote

Jonathon555 wrote:
After not having time to drive the turbo for quite a while ......

OMFG .... these things are brutal with a few mods , they are so raw by comparison to newer 911's

I have been driving my 997.2 c2s , a nice comfy car that dances round the corners and you can play it like a fiddle. The turbo is like sledge hammer in comparison the rate it stacks on speed is devastating and it just keeps going.

I had forgotten what it was like, i just did not expect to be blown away by it.

But i was Thumb



Know exactly what you mean there, brutal is an apt description. Took mine to Goodwood last week where, despite having driven the car there, the first time I properly nailed it, the thing just felt massively quick. Awesome cars.
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ragpicker
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon, glad to hear you're using it! I'd heard it was becoming a bit of an ornament? Grin

After gathering dust for the better part of 18 months mine is now being used properly again and I couldn't agree more with your comments Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Jon, glad to hear you're using it! I'd heard it was becoming a bit of an ornament? Grin

After gathering dust for the better part of 18 months mine is now being used properly again and I couldn't agree more with your comments Thumb


I think the ornament comment is spot on, too many cars. Not enough time

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 996 Turbo ..... forgot how brutal it was Reply with quote

DynoMike wrote:
Jonathon555 wrote:
After not having time to drive the turbo for quite a while ......

OMFG .... these things are brutal with a few mods , they are so raw by comparison to newer 911's

I have been driving my 997.2 c2s , a nice comfy car that dances round the corners and you can play it like a fiddle. The turbo is like sledge hammer in comparison the rate it stacks on speed is devastating and it just keeps going.

I had forgotten what it was like, i just did not expect to be blown away by it.

But i was Thumb



Know exactly what you mean there, brutal is an apt description. Took mine to Goodwood last week where, despite having driven the car there, the first time I properly nailed it, the thing just felt massively quick. Awesome cars.


Don't get many chances to nail it but when the occasion arises I remember why i still love driving it after seven years of ownership.
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plynchy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're a beast Jon, even my bog std one.

Drove it to/from York this week, the overtaking gaps are just so much easier in it. Gap? Hoof, done. It's just mental.
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My turbo os the only car I own where you really have to watch speeds when overtaking, if overtaking three cars at a time it is easy to be going 100mph+ by the timw you are past the last one. Just fantastic fun cars.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree.. my take it they are relentless too... you take off and think "that's quick... still getting quicker.. it's going to slow down in a sec... nope still pulling.. surely soon... still.pulling.hard"
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DJones
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly the same feeling with mine, in fact it’s great when you don’t use them for a while as you have that feeling to look forward to all over again..
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HSC911
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine had had a week off...sure made up for that today Very Happy

Saw a fair few bits of Pork at Bedford Autodrome too, couple of nice GTS's...well, their 'other half's' were very nice anyway puh

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately mine is about a month away from having a year off whilst it is in for 'upgrades'. Can't wait to get it back. I have had to drive much slower cars for a year. Sad

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not driven mine for over 15 months. Decided September 17 to retire her as the DD and she is now being rebuilt. Goodness knows what 650 BHP will feel like!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

astonboy wrote:
Not driven mine for over 15 months. Decided September 17 to retire her as the DD and she is now being rebuilt. Goodness knows what 650 BHP will feel like!


It'll feel fabulous!

For a while, then you'll think 'I'm sure it used to be quicker' once you get used to it... Then it'll be another slide down the slippery modification slope!

Grin
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
astonboy wrote:
Not driven mine for over 15 months. Decided September 17 to retire her as the DD and she is now being rebuilt. Goodness knows what 650 BHP will feel like!


It'll feel fabulous!

For a while, then you'll think 'I'm sure it used to be quicker' once you get used to it... Then it'll be another slide down the slippery modification slope!

Grin


Yes you are probably right but I really have thrown the book at this one> At the moment its going onto Motec with a full race dash and real time monitoring back to my builders lap top. Goodness knows what all this means but he promises it will be quick?
 
  
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