Originally Posted by epbrown
I'd get a 996 GT3 - it uses the same block as the 996TT so you avoid most of the common M96 issues, but isn't a turbo - but then, I've never been a fan of FI.
Excellent choice, of course! The only warning I'd give to a 911 newbie is to very, very careful of the 996 GT3's behavior. This puppy does NOT have PSM and CAN get very scary for the novice and even the experienced driver.
To be clear the 997 C2(S) HAS PSM and TC, making it more safe for a novice.