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Old 12-08-2013, 11:13 AM
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Don't think thats Basalt, which has grey/silver undertone to it. Wheels look gloss.
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On another forum, GT3ZZZ wrote that it is basalt black.
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My Turbo is Basalt Black and it is one of those colors that varies greatly with light. It can even have a brownish hue in bright light, or look jet black on others.
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And, officially, this car has way too many decals going on....it's not just the roof, the wing, and inside the inside front fenders.


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Originally Posted by GT3ZZZ View Post
Got mine today :-)



Brilliant, at least some one has the ***** to order the car the way it was meant to.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by sunnyr View Post
Brilliant, at least some one has the ***** to order the car the way it was meant to.
+1 on that... What if black Really were the only color on which to order this baby?

Is basalt black easier to keep clean vs jet black?.. Need to see basalt in real life
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by sunnyr View Post
Brilliant, at least some one has the ***** to order the car the way it was meant to.
+1 on that... What if black Really were the only color on which to order this baby?

Is basalt black easier to keep clean vs jet black?.. Need to see basalt in real life
No, it is a pain! Still love it though.
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by doubleurx View Post
My Turbo is Basalt Black and it is one of those colors that varies greatly with light. It can even have a brownish hue in bright light, or look jet black on others.
It also has hints of purple & blue in there as well doesn't it? Nice color.
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by CAlexio View Post
+1 on that... What if black Really were the only color on which to order this baby?

Is basalt black easier to keep clean vs jet black?.. Need to see basalt in real life
I had a 997TT Basalt BLK that I recently sold but jet black has more shine, IMHO and honestly I would not order basalt again. At night they look the same but diff look daytime. I prefer STD black but hey you need to like the color not me
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:49 PM
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I noticed that instead of the Dunlop tire all the GT3s I am seeing have the Michelin Sport Cup 2 instead.

Is there a reason anyone here is aware of?
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:05 PM
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Thanks for all the comments guys :-)

For the record, the car is basalt with the gloss black wheels option. I'll try and get a few more pics posted soon in some daylight.

I've put 200 miles on it this weekend. Steering feel is fantastic, can't discern any diff to my 997.2 GT3 albeit I sold it earlier this year so no back to back.

The front end feels way more planted than the 997, I guess due to the better aero and wider track. Its still quite easy to slide it around in the cold UK December weather wearing Michelin Sport Cup 2's.

The engine is excellent, feels very loose and easy to spin up, pulls like a train and makes a lot of noise. Much more sound than the 997. They seem to have engineered in the lumpy uneven idle from the 997 too. The tweaked PDK is great, very aggressive in Sport mode and changes down all the time to keep the revs up. The upshifts at 9,000 are to die forůNot missing the 3rd pedal so far.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:18 AM
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Basalt can look jet black given the right light.

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Old 12-09-2013, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by CAlexio View Post
+1 on that... What if black Really were the only color on which to order this baby?
YES!! I have seen many 991s, they are nice, but I never lusted for them except for this black 991 4s with black headlights in my neighborhood. Drop freaking dead gorgeous. If you are ready to drive down to S Bay I can tell you where to find this car. You can also see my basalt black .2 if you wish.

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Basalt can look jet black given the right light.
+1
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:06 AM
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Jet Black or whatever its called looks much better (to me atleast) in person than basalt. I was told by the sales man that its very hard to keep clean and prone to swirl marks if not cared properly so i also went with basalt on my .2 gt3.

I love both blacks on the new 991 3 but i went with white because it would requires less care ...hopefully.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:37 PM
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Black wheels with pccb looks pretty damn nice
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