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Old 07-24-2018, 11:14 PM
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manual boxes are great
manual box on 9912gt3...i am not so sure. yes i have a manual and i drove friend's PDK... i think he made better decision than i.
wow, mooty, surprising to hear. I prefer pdk regardless, but seems like the folks that prefer manual have been happy with the manual in the 991.2 gt3..?
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:35 PM
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wow, mooty, surprising to hear. I prefer pdk regardless, but seems like the folks that prefer manual have been happy with the manual in the 991.2 gt3..?
I like the manual in the .2 it's a great gear box and even with the PCCBs easy to heal and toe at the track. I just think these are so fast now that to have the PDK makes more sense. These cars are just incredible either way you go
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:47 PM
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Why no manual? If manual comes, I will buy. If not, no interest.
A manual McLaren? Isn't that sort of like gourmet McDonald's?
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:56 PM
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manual boxes are great
manual box on 9912gt3...i am not so sure. yes i have a manual and i drove friend's PDK... i think he made better decision than i.
Yes, PDK allows you to go faster without worrying about the next gear, but donít neglect the art of manual shifting. Thatís just being lazy. Never forget the 997 days haha
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by ipse dixit
A manual McLaren? Isn't that sort of like gourmet McDonald's?
Only if you have tunnel vision...
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by neanicu View Post
Only if you have tunnel vision...
Obviously, you don't get the analogy.
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:19 AM
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Can you specifically state data that supports the GT R braking issue that you allude to?
There was a gtr at laguna this wee, was hot, with check engine light- overheating coming on repeatedly. Don't know owner name, it was a grey one. Had heard of this prior, first time seeing it
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Old 07-25-2018, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by ipse dixit View Post
A manual McLaren? Isn't that sort of like gourmet McDonald's?
Or, you know, the F1 ....
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Old 07-25-2018, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by mooty View Post
manual boxes are great
manual box on 9912gt3...i am not so sure. yes i have a manual and i drove friend's PDK... i think he made better decision than i.
I get everything in manual. Even if manual is worse. I canít drive auto. I forget if I am in drive or reverse. I go into a corner and my left foot slams the brake looking for a clutch. My brain is broken. Pickup, SUVs, station wagon, all manual. I have an auto sedan and I am am trying to buy a manual to retrofit it (anyone have a wrecked F-type 6MT). Why Mac does not have manual puzzles me. When they came back I was all about one as I loved the F1 (could never afford one when they were merely really expensive as opposed to stratosphere now) so I thought it would be a baby F1 ó> great. Instead, turbos and flappy paddles. I save money, no Mac, no fiats (still looking for 612 6MT not in red and other unicorn tears).

Nonetheless, a manual Mac would be a super high demand car so I suspect we will see one at some point.
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Old 07-25-2018, 01:40 AM
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Yes, PDK allows you to go faster without worrying about the next gear, but donít neglect the art of manual shifting. Thatís just being lazy. Never forget the 997 days haha
i like what i like but other can feel free to like manual or pdk
it's not b/c i cannot heel toe, those drove with me knows.
it's not about speed eitehr.
i just dont like the feeling the stick has in my hand. it feels rubbery, i can't really describe it.
the notchy 997 GT box feels good in my hand. and i still have 997RS in the garage. THAT MANUAL BOX i love and i wont neglect the art of manual shifting and i hate auto blippers.
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Old 07-25-2018, 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by mooty
i like what i like but other can feel free to like manual or pdk
it's not b/c i cannot heel toe, those drove with me knows.
it's not about speed eitehr.
i just dont like the feeling the stick has in my hand. it feels rubbery, i can't really describe it.
the notchy 997 GT box feels good in my hand. and i still have 997RS in the garage. THAT MANUAL BOX i love and i wont neglect the art of manual shifting and i hate auto blippers.
Concur
the 997 with lightweight flywheel was Thor
and 991 with dual mass is daredevil
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Old 07-25-2018, 03:37 AM
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Old 07-25-2018, 03:51 AM
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Originally Posted by CAlexio View Post
There was a gtr at laguna this wee, was hot, with check engine light- overheating coming on repeatedly. Don't know owner name, it was a grey one. Had heard of this prior, first time seeing it
Oh, you were there too - I wish I knew. I've seen that car. I could not drive that day because of an oil leak I discovered the morning of, so I left early after spectating a little. So GT R did better than my Porsche that day.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by MaxLTV View Post
True. My point was just that RS is a great car at MSRP, but with current crazy ADMs, other cars are more compelling.
Yup, and I am not alone. If the dealer I am loyal to cannot get one for me I would need to pay a crazy ADM. Sad, last summer I was sitting in with the GM at my dealer. He was bidding on GT3 RSs at auction to have one on his floor. He did get a low mile Lava Orange. Had it on the floor for 50k over.
What is also sad is that nearby in Newport there is a privately owned car museum. Owner bought a 918. Gets each new GT car and sticks it in the museum. 918 was in the museum a long time off the charger. Long enough to ruin the batteries. Saw it in the service bay waiting for new cells.
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Mussl Kar View Post
What is also sad is that nearby in Newport there is a privately owned car museum. Owner bought a 918. Gets each new GT car and sticks it in the museum. 918 was in the museum a long time off the charger. Long enough to ruin the batteries. Saw it in the service bay waiting for new cells.
Hell: When you realize that money canít buy your way out of boredom.

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