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Old 11-06-2013, 06:52 PM
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Understood, I'd be buying it mainly for the track, but chimed in on the street use since that topic came up and since there are reasons for concern that it won't be quite as much fun on the street as the 997 GT3 at realistic speeds. BUT, if I had to have a 991 mainly for street use, the GT3 would certainly be my choice (considering the value, better steering, better looks, lower depreciation, suitability for occasional track use, etc.). So there you go, the vast majority of you guys will be very happy with the car.
Jesus.Just gone to the 9 min mark on the attached video and watched that! Jethros a great driver, has the car sideways alot during the commentary, most people on here proclaim to be hard core track enthusiasts clocking up a gazillion days a year, whats not to like about this baby. With a chassis that adjustable and more grip and handling and front end feel than any car on the test this surely would be one of the most fun track day production daily drivers you could want , no?
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:57 PM
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OMG. That last 1.5 minutes reminds me of the famous french movie Rendezvous, filmed in 70s through the early mornig Paris streets (sound track Ferrari GT0)!
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Go to the 9min mark. Skip everything else
over and over
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sorry, doesn't do anything for me.
sideways is slow-ways. everybody in videos is doing the sideways showboating and have a giggle.
burning tyres all day? on every corner?
maybe a pre-pubescent boy's idea of fun, but not mine.
also, you can hear short upshift alot of the time; whether that is the driver or the pdk....is open to debate. i prefer analogue cars like the mini gp on those roads.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:36 PM
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whether that is the driver or the pdk....is open to debate.
There's no debate, mate. In any auto mode, as long as you kept your foot in it, even my old PDK box wouldn't short shift. In auto sport+ mode it would stay in any given gear until redline. Any short shifting you hear in the vid is driver initiated.
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Originally Posted by aussie jimmy View Post
sorry, doesn't do anything for me.
sideways is slow-ways. everybody in videos is doing the sideways showboating and have a giggle.
burning tyres all day? on every corner?
maybe a pre-pubescent boy's idea of fun, but not mine.
+1

I watched all of parts 1 and 2, and this Jethro guy started annoying me after a while.
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LOL. You guys are priceless.

Jimmy. Your forgiven. You don't have many roads like that to enjoy over there from what Ive seen. NZ is covered in them.

Jethro only used the paddles.

Showboating. Gezz I guess every successful motor magazine and programme in the world could be accused of falling foul of this one.

Manifold. Your idea of entertainment is obviously different from mine. I thought he delivered quite well, given he was driving the **** off the things as he was speaking non scripted (no auto cue here).
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Originally Posted by Macca View Post
OMG. That last 1.5 minutes reminds me of the famous french movie Rendezvous, filmed in 70s through the early mornig Paris streets (sound track Ferrari GT0)!
+1

The last one and one half minutes was scintilating.

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For some types of driving, it is faster. Watch Walter R. I'd say he's pretty quick.
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Originally Posted by kosmo View Post

Go to the 9min mark. Skip everything else
OH MY GOD
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^ About sums it up. Can't wait to get my hands on this car.....
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I swear it sounds like a rally car
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did you catch the camera shake on the upshifts at 10.30. sweet baby jesus that's awesome.
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Originally Posted by frayed View Post
did you catch the camera shake on the upshifts at 10.30. sweet baby jesus that's awesome.
and the flames spitting out the back on the overrun!

God what an awesome bit of video that is.
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