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      09-01-2011, 05:16 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by 997GT3 View Post
Is that what you read into my post?
I read that I'd have to live in North Dakota to be able to afford to own one. No thanks... I kid. I kid. I did a three year sentence in South Dakota and that was enough for me.

My take is that GTRs are stupid fast, but like any car on the track, they take a talented driver to make them work well. Yes, I'm one of those guys who has "beat" GTRs (yes, plural, there were three of them there and I passed them all at one time or another) on the track in my street tire shod E46 M3 (Spring Mountain Motorsports Park, full track). However, I've been smoked by 'lesser' cars than an E46 M3 so it proves nothing other than driver skill makes a big difference on the track.

If I had the resources and desire I'd think about a GTR, but I prefer a GT3, so that's what I'd likely end up with.

Cars like the GTR are good for all of us. They press the envelop of what can be done and somewhat force the hand of other car makers to match or beat it. Dollar for dollar it is tough to argue with a GTR as a 'good value' supercar.

OP: If you want one and have the resources for it then get it. I hope you have a ton of fun with it too!
'11 E90 M3, Mebourne/Black/Fox Red/Black, 6MT, PP2, heated seats, moonroof, split folding rear seats, iPod/USB adapter, Dinan F sway bar, Arc-8's, Technic harness, JL XD 6/600.

'16 X5 40e, Mineral White/Black Dakota Leather, ZLL, ZCW, ZDA, ZDB, ZPP, multi contour seats, HK

Last edited by admranger; 09-01-2011 at 05:24 PM.