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Old 01-22-2007, 04:34 PM
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Default New Cobalt GT3

Just got this last Friday. It's an incredible car, and better than I expected. I traded my 2004 GT3 in on it.

It feels very solid, and hunkered down - almost like it has AWD. More midrange punch than the 996 GT3, and fantastic sound.
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Few more pix. The bright silver bits on the interior of the regular 997 are replaced with a darker finish on the GT3. I like that.
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Old 01-22-2007, 04:41 PM
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Oh dear Lord that is one georgous color! Absolutely one of my favs shown so far. Congrats on the 3.
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beautiful car! what options? I see PCCB, xenon, full leather, leather rear center console
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Very Nice!! Enjoy....
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Absolutely gorgeous! I have a Cobalt Blue one on it's way and am having trouble containing myself! Nice to know that there is another Cobalt Blue one in the Northwest - perhaps they will meet sometime!

Enjoy!

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Originally Posted by Mark FM
Absolutely gorgeous! I have a Cobalt Blue one on it's way and am having trouble containing myself! Nice to know that there is another Cobalt Blue one in the Northwest - perhaps they will meet sometime!

Enjoy!

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I hope to do some Portland track days, so I hope we can meet. I'm guessing Cobalt GT3s are pretty rare.
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Old 01-22-2007, 05:16 PM
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Nice car. I always admired your slate X51 too. Will you be keeping the X51 also?
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Love the alcantara interior! The exterior color is to die for!

Can't wait to swap cars a the track with you someday
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Very sexy. Almost too pretty to take on the track...almost.
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Classy looking car, congratulations and from your comments you're another believer in the improvemnts over the 996!
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very nice. Enjoy!
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ray,

congrats, CB is beautiful.
pls post your impression of 996 vs 997gt3 once you have it on track.
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Originally Posted by mooty
ray,

congrats, CB is beautiful.
pls post your impression of 996 vs 997gt3 once you have it on track.
Thanks everyone. I will post some track comments when I get a chance. Based on how this thing drives on the street, I predict it will be an absolute blast on the track.

A few observations vis-Ó-vis the 996 GT3:

* The steering is much less darty and twitchy than the 996.
* You can feel the wider rear track - there is more of a feeling of stability.
* The throttle steer is much less pronounced than the 996.
* The short-shifter is a little shorter and more notchy, maybe because it's still new.
* The sports seats are so much better than the 996-series sport seats.
* There are no noises from the differential and suspension.
* When 'Sport' mode is engaged, the exhaust is noticeably louder, and its louder than the stock 996 GT3 exhaust.
* You can still feel the vibration of the engine through the seats, like the 996 GT3.

I'm really impressed. This is the best 911 I've ever driven.
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Originally Posted by pstoppani
Can't wait to swap cars a the track with you someday
You drive my GT3, and I get to drive your Mustang, right?
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