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Old 03-05-2014, 08:29 PM
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by sechsgang View Post
...you don't "know" me per-se...but I didn't own one piece of Ferrari swag when I had my 599...the big ***** like thing with the big engine did everything it needed to on its own LOL.

Ha ha! lol.

Yea, but you must have been the exception since everyone knows the 599 is the "educated" mans Ferrari !
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:54 PM
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I don't have any Ferrari stuff either. You don't need it if you actually own one.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:21 PM
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I've got tons of Ferrari stuff and I have a Ferrari. Love it.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:28 PM
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SRT Viper! Will run with any street Porsche ever made. Allan
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:44 AM
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I was thinking about the TTS but considering the AWD and 400+ lbs it's really not an alternative for track duty. The situation plain and simple sucks.
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Actually, minus the cachet, the new SRT Viper is probably a fantastic track ride...you lose the street panache but you guys would have a hoot on the track.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:03 AM
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The viper would be cool. Upside is that you get to alienate both the Chevvy crowd and the Porsche crowd. Downside is that its a Mopar.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by mooty View Post
i really wanted to buy C6 1.5 years ago. but the dealers are really catered to .... brawn than brain ppl. i cannot bear talking to them more than 2 min. if they hired someone who can communicate, i would have bought several now.

scud came into my crosshair. but i know nothing about italians. i am too old to learn new tricks. been on f chat for long time. but they are really uptight. i need to buy vaseline first. though some of my good friends are in ferrari's but they seem to be the exception.

bmw.. well when they call themself porsche or ferrari, i will reconsider.

so what's next? just walk on track instead of driving, until the issues on 991 are resolved... my allocation is really far away so not too worried yet.
I have to buy Corvette online, I'll never make it via the showroom. I already tried.

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Since this fiasco began I have been considering alternatives. But at the end of the day, I found the GT3 the only car that would serve the purpose I want it for. Reasonably priced, track worthy, reliable ( I know, I know) durable and comfortable for DD.

There really isn't anything out there will can match the 991GT3.
Cayman with 450HP comes close for less money.

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howabout one of the earlier model gt3's?
6.2, 7.1, 7.2, rs?
doesn't do the job at hand?
Price too high for out of warranty at the moment.

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Not to start an argument but I have no interest in a manual transmission. Drove them for years. Time marches on.
Booooooooooooooooooooooooo

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Actually, minus the cachet, the new SRT Viper is probably a fantastic track ride...you lose the street panache but you guys would have a hoot on the track.
Yes, nice $20K discounts too.

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The viper would be cool. Upside is that you get to alienate both the Chevvy crowd and the Porsche crowd. Downside is that its a Mopar.
But Corvette more better with same discounts or "demo depreciation" soon!
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by sechsgang View Post
Actually, minus the cachet, the new SRT Viper is probably a fantastic track ride...you lose the street panache but you guys would have a hoot on the track.
I would like an explanation of "cachet" and "street panache" from the perspective of a Porsche owner? I am curious what sort of benefits and positive attributes can be associated with said Porsche ownership as it relates to "cachet" and "street panache?"
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There was a video about the new Viper,I have to look for it... They were cruising down a very smooth highway and you could see the car was twitching and hopping like a rabbit in Normal mode. I can only imagine how it feels in Sport mode!


Aah...here it is :





Just look at their heads bouncing and listen to their voices,it's like they're riding on over inflated tires on a cobblestone road!
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:34 AM
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There are about 30 Vipers for sale in a 50 mile radius of my zip code.
I just my Dodge dealer and e-mail last week for a new Dodge dually and a Grand Cherokee Diesel, maybe he can throw in a Viper..
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Quikag View Post
I would like an explanation of "cachet" and "street panache" from the perspective of a Porsche owner? I am curious what sort of benefits and positive attributes can be associated with said Porsche ownership as it relates to "cachet" and "street panache?"


It's not about "benefits" per-se, just simple brand association. Porsches have a certain higher-end cachet that follows them (and the negative stereotypes with it as well admittedly) and some people enjoy having a mixture of that and then the dynamics a Porsche offers drive wise. Up until this GT3 debacle, the build quality has been pretty phenomenal as well (won't fall apart 6 months after purchase or look extra worn ala Corvette). And when one is spending 6 figures on a sports car, that bit of cachet is generally worth a little bit as well.
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