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      10-19-2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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GT3 RS + Monza porn

Not M3 content, but I know I'm not the only one on the forum fond of GT3s. And there's an E36 getting passed at one point, so relevant enough.

997.2 GT3 RS at what appears to be the limit around Monza in all its glory. Check the catch mid-Curva Grande at about 0:44. 220 kph (~135 mph).



Side note -- fastest lap at the F1 Monza GP this year was in the 1:25 range, so 36 seconds faster than this guy. Seems impossible.
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Wow that was awesome! Talk about using the whole track and opposite lock through some of those corners was intense! 36 seconds faster!!! That is just frightening
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Fantastic! I love seeing these driven hard on track.
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That guy was living on the edge out there , what a badass to drive a 200k car that hard.

Sick video and driving!
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Awesome driving!
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Sweet. I am stepping up to a 997.2 GT3. I pick it up in less than two weeks. 2010 with 8K miles.
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Sweet. I am stepping up to a 997.2 GT3. I pick it up in less than two weeks. 2010 with 8K miles.
I expect to see the same level of driving.
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Sweet. I am stepping up to a 997.2 GT3. I pick it up in less than two weeks. 2010 with 8K miles.
Congrats and welcome to the club. What color is it?
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Sweet. I am stepping up to a 997.2 GT3. I pick it up in less than two weeks. 2010 with 8K miles.
Congrats and welcome to the club. What color is it?
Speed Yellow. Black leather with yellow stitching.
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Sweet. I am stepping up to a 997.2 GT3. I pick it up in less than two weeks. 2010 with 8K miles.
I expect to see the same level of driving.
LOL. Highly unlikely.
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Speed Yellow. Black leather with yellow stitching.
Congrats and Enjoy! Is that the one from Florida that a rennlister was selling?
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Sweet. I am stepping up to a 997.2 GT3. I pick it up in less than two weeks. 2010 with 8K miles.
Nice. Tracking it I assume? Please post a comparison. I'd like to know how much faster it is than your M3 with the listed mods.
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Awesome vid thx for posting
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Speed Yellow. Black leather with yellow stitching.
My favorite combo right there. Congrats!
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Speed Yellow. Black leather with yellow stitching.
Congrats and Enjoy! Is that the one from Florida that a rennlister was selling?
Yes. That is the car. He never posted pics because we already did the deal. I fly to Miami to get it as soon as I get back from Tokyo in ~1 week.
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Sweet. I am stepping up to a 997.2 GT3. I pick it up in less than two weeks. 2010 with 8K miles.
Nice. Tracking it I assume? Please post a comparison. I'd like to know how much faster it is than your M3 with the listed mods.
Yes. It will get tracked. My wife will track the M3. It needs track pads, SRF and a track alignment.
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Yes. It will get tracked. My wife will track the M3. It needs track pads, SRF and a track alignment.
Get rid of the OEM muffler (the side mufflers suck ass). Get the numeric short shifter with the cup car cables, upgrade your diff, and get monoball suspension components. Any most important....5 lug conversion!!!
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5 lug conversion vs centerlock?

The guy in the video....that was some serious driving and shifting.
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Yes. That is the car. He never posted pics because we already did the deal. I fly to Miami to get it as soon as I get back from Tokyo in ~1 week.
Cool! Be sure to post up some pics when you get it. I am sure you must be itching to pick it up!
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Get rid of the OEM muffler (the side mufflers suck ass). Get the numeric short shifter with the cup car cables, upgrade your diff, and get monoball suspension components. Any most important....5 lug conversion!!!
Just like yours, eh?
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Just like yours, eh?
Pretty much. I'm just helping him get ahead of the curve.

Here's so more detail justifying each mod:

Exhaust upgrade - gets rid of 50lbs off the rear, eliminates heat to rear tires from side mufflers, and provides a great sound

Numeric shifter w/cup car cables - bolt action rifle type of shifter with no slope and easy shifting under load (exhaust will drone out the sound of the cup car cables)

Diff upgrade - the OEM diff is the weak link in the 997 GT3 and after about 4-5 track days you are basically running an open diff

Monoball suspension components - car feels more connected to the ground and makes changing the alignment easier

5-lug conversion - CL hub is 1/3 the thickness of the 5-lug hub and if the hub goes your car while tracking your car will be a paperweight plus no replacing $8k CLs when they fatigue.

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Wow that was awesome! Talk about using the whole track and opposite lock through some of those corners was intense! 36 seconds faster!!! That is just frightening
Especially at a track with walls EVERYWHERE and SO CLOSE....
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