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post #1 of 14 Old 05-22-2004, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Porsche 911 GT3

Does anyone here have this car or have driven it? In your opinion how does it stack up against the 360 and 360 CS.
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I drove one once. The clutch was weak. The turbo had a lag. The brakes were good. The interior was cheap. The steering was OK. The seats would not be comfortable for a long trip. This is no gentleman's car. It was boring.


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boring??
it's probably the coolest porsche around?

it isn't meant for long trips, it's a track car to have TONS of fun with it
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it isn't meant for long trips, it's a track car to have TONS of fun with it
Exactly, that is why I want to know how it stacks up against the 360 CS.
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I believe Stradale has one of each. 8)
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If I am not mistaken......
GT3 has a normally aspirated engine; it does not have a turbo.
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The GT3 is a naturally asperated engine. I think Bart might be thinking of the GT2 which is the "Sport" version of the Turbo. Sport seats, no ABS, lighter, and faster. Faster than the turbo and GT3.

I think Bart's a hard man to please.
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post #8 of 14 Old 05-26-2004, 08:57 AM
 
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Last sunday Top Gear did your test Andrew

they placed a GT3 against a 360 CS on their track, i haven't seen it yet, still need to dl it.
but i'm sure that they've letted THE STIG at it
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When you do download it, be sure to let me know.
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All I know is that there was a pause before the engine kicked in. I am not a gear head. I only like to drive fast cars.
I drove one at the Porsche dealership in Newport Beach. I care not for them as they are a--holes.

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Re: Porsche 911 GT3

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Does anyone here have this car or have driven it? In your opinion how does it stack up against the 360 and 360 CS.
I've owned the GT3 (2001 model) and the Modena (2000 model) and now the CS. It's not run in yet so can't really compare with the other 2. The GT3 is very sharp, very good traction and does everything well. The modena is close but it gives a much, much bigger sense of joy when driving it.

The CS is certainly a better car, sharper and more balanced than the Modena, fantastic brakes and the gearchange is so much better. It'll beat the my ex-GT3 on the track, for sure.

Download this video and see the test between the CS and the GT3 RS. Interesting.

http://www.sleepy-fish.com/other_veh.htm
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already got the vid
it's 300 mb
and it's tested with a 360 CS & GT3RS wich is even better.
they both clocked the track at the exact same time
Jeremy would rather, ofcourse :wink: , have the 360 CS even though it has a serious bigger pricetag
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Personally, I think Porsche make better track cars. But the GT3RS and 360CS compared, is like comparing slow cooked roast beef with beef sirlion; its just based on what you like. It has been said that the Stradale is easier to manuver simply because it isn't manual, but F1. It has also been said that the GT3RS is more pleasureable, less hard to cope with and meaner looking. Well the only way we can really distinguish which one is better, is by pointing out the negatives each car may have. I've driven a Stradale, but not a GT3RS, of course they wont be coming to the states. One bad thing about the Stradale is, on long drives (over 40mins of driving) the sound gets too exessive, too loud in the interior. Its a lovely sound for a quick joyride but for a drive all the way tot he track you will be tracking it on, its probably not as pleasent as the GT3RS. On the track, the Stradale has grip, it reminds me of an Lotus Elise, so light and just the right amount of power. The Strdale has very few flaws once you get on the track- it never slows down or loses any kind of torque and it is quite simple to operate. Basically, the Stradale does better WITH the F1 paddles than if it were given a manual. The CS has so much jumpyness that at the apex of a turn, you could end up sideways if you punch the gas too roughly. Everything is a process with the CS, and that is the difference with it and the GT3RS. The GT3RS, like any 996, works well with the 6spd manualbox. With the GT3RS you can probably punch the gas at any moment and be able to powerslide much easier than the 360CS. Flaws of the GT3RS in my opinion would be: flamboyance and the look of it. It just doesn't look as pretty as a Stradale, hence it looks meaner, more aggressive. And the coloured rims dont really help it, but those cosmetics dont matter.
The GT3RS has the least flaws and therefore in my opinion would be the best bet between the two. The thing is, neither car really have major flaws on the track, they both get a similar lap time, it shows.
The Ferrari is more loveable, the Porsche is more usable.
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Hello Giorgio, good to have another Ferrari owner over here.
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