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Old 02-07-2018, 06:21 PM
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sounds normal to me for a Naturally aspirated-engine car with its trick and bits designed for track use.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by drdonger View Post
DId you research this car before purchasing it? The GT3 is designed to be driven at high revs. It is a track focused car. It is not designed to put around town from 1000-4000rpms. If that is what you intend to do with it, then you bought the wrong car.
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Driving this thing at low RPM's would be crazy and a complete waste...unless your're on the way to the track.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Turtles View Post
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Driving this thing at low RPM's would be crazy and a complete waste...unless your're on the way to the track.
I drive mine almost daily and usually stay above 4k RPM unless stucked in traffic. (wink). One of the best cars to take everywhere IMHO. To me, preserving it for the rare track weekends only is even more of a waste. Heck, I've done Home Depot and Costco runs with it.

OP: The car will not be enjoyable until broken in.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:32 PM
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You can still get through 1st-3rd gears on the street at around 5-7k rpms and still have fun. Who drives a GT3 around at 2-3k rpms?[/QUOTE]


i went through a national park twisties on the way home giving it . It's fine between 5-7000 REVS to crack to 9000 red line car is going to quick for the gear and down low it lacks torque . that's all I am saying

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Old 02-07-2018, 06:37 PM
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Really OP - just sell it. Trade it in for a Corvette or a Turbo anything. I am sure someone who appreciates it for what it is will be happier. Life is too short for me to be reading reviews like this.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:39 PM
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I went through a national park twisties on the way home giving it . It's fine between 5-7000 REVS to crack to 9000 red line car is going to quick for the gear . that's all I am saying
It's a 200mph car. The gears are perfect with this in mind (and 6 gears). You just need to be in 1 or 2 gears lower than you're used to in other cars. This may not suit your taste, but it's lots of fun for some of us.

I would agree that the car is not its best outside of a track or on streets where you can exercise most of its envelope though (like its home country).
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Riz View Post
Really OP - just sell it. Trade it in for a Corvette or a Turbo anything. I am sure someone who appreciates it for what it is will be happier. Life is too short for me to be reading reviews like this.
i am just giving an honest review of my first impression . this is only a car.
I guess I was expecting more torque and geared not tall so I could row through the gears on the street.
Testy much mate ? God knows what you are like when your partner criticises you?
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:07 PM
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Sounds like your expectations weren't consistent with the character of the car, because everything you've described is a GT3.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:09 PM
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Just kidding my friend - nothing personal. Maybe wrong car for you, or give it some more time and wind it out.
I've had moments like these. I remember buying an Exige S240 years ago and felt so claustrophobic, especially because I had to drive through Manhattan during rush hour at night the day I picked it up. I thought I made a mistake. I spent some time with it and loved it. Anyway, good luck and did not mean to offend you. We GT3 guys just get a little emotional - how could anyone not think this car is great?
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by karter34 View Post

This arrived today and
looks great. Hopefully you get used to driving it. I had a turbo before I bought my first GT3 so i understand a little of what you are saying. When I drove my GT3, I would find myself riding around in one gear lower all the time so I would see 5000 rpm at normal speeds on my roads. This made for livelier engine response and my smiles. Its nature is a hooligan.
Enjoy. And report back what you find.
Congrats again. Looks awesome.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:07 PM
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You can have the final drive ratio changed, maybe that would solve your issue.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:14 PM
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As others have said, the 4.0L NA engine is just a different beast than the Turbo'd flat-sixes, different strokes for different folks.... just about everyone in this subforum reveres the NA flat 6 but I have the new turbo 3.0L in my C4 and it is really a ton of fun around town. The turbo'd engines might suit you better, no shame in that.

The NA gives you the sound, linear power delivery, higher revs, the turbo'd engines give you immense torque/shove/power from down low, not as great sound, and lower redline...and that's just the engine, ignoring the rest of the GT3 vs. turbo package (suspension, create comforts, etc)

For this amount of money you should be smiling and just enjoying yourself in the car. Life is too short. Maybe give it some more time and see if the car grows on you, but otherwise I would flip it for something you will enjoy and you should do well unloading the GT3....your spec looks stunning BTW
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by karter34 View Post
so what does that say about the touring?
Its built for the road, same car except for wing .
You answered your own question. GT3 touring is a GT3 with the aero chopped off. So not really built for the road much more than a GT3 proper. Itĺs mostly offered for people who for some reason get overwhelmed by the wing. It sounds to me like the GTS would be a better car for you.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by James Walker View Post
You can have the final drive ratio changed, maybe that would solve your issue.

i will make enquiries. I would suggest you are spot on.
I am suprised others have not mentioned this issue as a concern .
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:44 PM
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This is the same complaint with the GT4. It's awesome fun having a high revving engine with a peaky torque curve, it's just crappy that gears 1-3 are so long that revving it out to enjoy it means arrest me speeds in the US. Shorter final drive would be nice, shorter gears 1-5 would be better cause then you can shorten the big 1-2 drop, close up the ratios from 1-4, and maintain the 200+mph cruising gear. It might not be faster at the track but it'll feel snappier and more fun at legal speeds...

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