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      03-23-2020, 09:55 AM   #23

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      03-24-2020, 01:46 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by TheKosherStogie View Post
While I love an e9xm3. Have owned 4. I love Porscheís handling and prefer. Have owned 997.2gt3, 997.1gt3, 964, 993c2s, 991GTS.

I think rear engine platform shines! The car is very intuitive and tells you what itís doing. Use it for its strengths. Exiting turns and braking.

Iíve tracked for 10 years at all the SoCal tracks and have respectable times. And I think to say the 911 is flawed is crazy. Itís fun and amazing to drive at the limit. And hell I find the older ones way more fun to drive at the limit compared to the newer. Theyíre easier and easier now.
Curious as to what you think of the 997 GT3's specifically and why you got rid of them? Or do you just like trying different cars? Also a big fan of Gen V Vipers btw!
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      03-25-2020, 10:19 AM   #25
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An interesting read that validates much of the discussion here:
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Added a .2 GT3 6MT. Have yet to take it to the track, but based upon street handling impressions --

It erases corners. Must be the rear axle steering. Find myself routinely oversteering around corners -- not as in losing the back end, but too much steering input for the corner. It works its way through corners differently than any other car I've driven. Almost seems to slither around a corner, if that makes sense. Between that and the absence of perceptible body roll, feels like cheating, honestly.

Could one prefer an M3 or M4 handling characteristics to the 911? The experiences are very different, don't see why not.

My problem -- from financial and garage space standpoints -- is that with each new car I end up finding things to like about my others even more. I've never subscribed to the idea that a great performance car negates or diminishes another. That's YouTube comparison and brand fanboy bs.

So, thought for sure my Z/28 would go with this acquisition. Now I'm not so sure I want to let go of that V8 absurdity. Can't believe the sharp throttle response that BMW managed with the GTS, appreciate how lively it is, and how perfect the damn steering wheel is, lol. Etc.

I'm driving my E90, which is stock, and GT3 on the regular right now.

The one very clear impression I have at the moment is that the E90 M3 is the best all-around performance car ever made.

An engine that's (call itÖ) 80% as awesome as the 4.0 GT3 with four seats, practicality, comfort, playful handling. It's just such a kick ass sedan, no way they'll ever make another as good. Hang onto yours.
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