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      09-22-2012, 08:25 PM   #23
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lucky guy. congrats. this will be my next purchase also. i hope.
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      09-22-2012, 08:44 PM   #24
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Well, it's a great car! Is there room in the driveway for the true Porsche enthusiast's favorite ride? That's the Ford F350 HD pickup with a fifth wheel hitch.
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      09-22-2012, 10:12 PM   #25
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I honestly just let out a sigh of orgasm when I opened this thread to see what was in it. I'm not even kidding...
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      09-22-2012, 10:53 PM   #26
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This car is so much win! Will be waiting on your review. My next sports car will probably be Porsche, although not too soon probably.
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      09-23-2012, 03:07 AM   #27
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Congrats! Hope you can make it to one of Houston M Club's track days. (next one is 10/20)
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      09-23-2012, 06:10 AM   #28
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awesome car -
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      09-23-2012, 08:45 AM   #29
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Congrats! That is one fine piece of mechanical art!
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      09-23-2012, 11:50 AM   #30
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Great minds run in the same circle. I have been looking for the last month in consideration to buying the exact same car. Just have not decided on the year, used, or new. Pricy. Plan on talking with a lot of my track mates at the next three VIR events.
Congrats on your new car. Mind saying what year and mileage if purchased from another GT3RS driver.
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      09-23-2012, 12:11 PM   #31
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Great minds run in the same circle. I have been looking for the last month in consideration to buying the exact same car. Just have not decided on the year, used, or new. Pricy. Plan on talking with a lot of my track mates at the next three VIR events.
Congrats on your new car. Mind saying what year and mileage if purchased from another GT3RS driver.
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I'm the third owner. I bought from a private seller, but did the deal through a Porsche dealer to get CPO added to extend the warranty 2 years to 100K miles/2016. Car only had ~3800 miles on the clock.

Registry info here: http://www.gt3rsregistry.com/2010GT3RS/vin/3697.htm
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      09-23-2012, 04:29 PM   #32
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Sweet RS. Was thinking of getting into a 996 GT3 as a track car myself.
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      09-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #33
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Very nice - congrats!! Love that colour combo.
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      09-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #34
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Thank you and all the best with your new car. Perhaps I will have one too for next season.
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      09-23-2012, 07:08 PM   #35
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      09-24-2012, 07:35 AM   #36
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      09-24-2012, 08:43 AM   #37
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yeah, I need a camera girl
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      09-25-2012, 08:34 PM   #38
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Incredible car. A Porsche will be in my garage one day too.
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      09-25-2012, 10:03 PM   #39
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[quote=jml;12722439]Bit the bullet and got a dedicated track car. The M3 was amazing, but it needs to keep its job as a family car with a warranty.

^ damn nice bud! awesome choice
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      09-27-2012, 05:21 PM   #40
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Well done!

BTW: I've heard alignment is very critical on these beasts. Out of the box they aren't aligned for optimum performance. Worth a check at a good race shop.
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      10-29-2012, 06:36 PM   #41
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Well done!

BTW: I've heard alignment is very critical on these beasts. Out of the box they aren't aligned for optimum performance. Worth a check at a good race shop.
Wise words which I validated this weekend.

What a beast. I wish my Solo was working...previous owner never got it working over OBDII.... apparently not possible on a '10RS. I did get lap times from passengers...

My summary is that the car is alive in your hands - a totally different experience than anything I've experienced, including the E46M3 race car I was lucky enough to drive in a few NASA races. Ungodly fast, much like you'd expect from a E90 hauling only 3000lbs around.

Step on the gas - it changes direction
Step on the brakes, changes direction
Release the brakes to quickly, changes direction
Touch the steering wheel lightly - jumps...

I had to learn a whole new meaning to the word "smooth". Plus I had to figure out how to make the third pedal work...all together a learning experience at TWS.

But the good news is that despite how hard it was to drive, and how poorly it was setup, and how much of an idiot I was, 1:56 was easy to get to (CCW) in traffic.

I let a friend of mine drive it - he's a CMC racer. He and I have similar styles, we're used to driving cars aggressively - by the scruff of the neck. He jumped in and immediately tried to drive at 9/10ths. The problem is that you experience speed differently in this car. You are going much much faster than you think you are. So, going into T5 he was going about 105 and didn't bother to brake....I nearly wet my pants, not afraid to say it. Somehow we didn't crash. It bit him on the neck a few other times in that session.

Hopefully I'll have video and data at some point....Richard I wish I had bought all of this from you rather than inheriting it from the previous owner. The original dealer has been less than helpful.
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      10-29-2012, 07:28 PM   #42
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Thanks for the review, totally different experience, indeed!
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So, going into T5 he was going about 105 and didn't bother to brake....I nearly wet my pants, not afraid to say it. Somehow we didn't crash. It bit him on the neck a few other times in that session.
Good thing that T5 is banked.

1:56 in traffic is really good, is that on the Super Sports?

You going to MSRH this weekend? If so, stop by and say hello, car #170.
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      11-13-2012, 05:14 PM   #44
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wow...killer, enjoy.
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