There's no Porsche section on the site so I will post my little review here. After traveling over 1,100 miles in less than 4 days over all types of terrain, I got a pretty good taste of the CGT. I am by no means a pro driver and my current and past cars are what I can compare it to. One guy on our drive said to me 'you don't just fall into a CGT'. After thinking about that for 2 seconds, it's a very true statement. So the stable I have to compare to is Scuderia, challenge stradale, and GT3RS. Just sitting in the car is very different. The top of your thigh is about as high as the bottom of the door, so you really sit down in the car, literally. You sit more towards the center of the car, you're very close to the person sitting next to you, so you better enjoy their company especially on 1,000 mile jaunts! Gear lever is up high but actually becomes very convenient once you get used to it. Seat backs don't adjust at all because the carbon fiber tub is inches behind you. And most importantly don't plan on packing very much for road trips. I had to pack my clothes loose, no bag because a bag takes too much space. I was able to fit a pair of jeans 2 t-shirts, 1 button down, couple pair of socks and underware. Thats all that would fit in the front boot. My small toiletry bag had to go in the passenger footwell along with my girlfriend's small duffle bag. I couldn't see her legs the entire time because they were buried under luggage, probably a good thing..
The chassis: Quite simple makes all other cars feel like a spaghetti noodle. I have never felt a chassis as stiff or rigid as this. I guess its because I've never driven a proper race car, but it feels nothing like any street car I've driven. Body roll was for the most part non existant, or the least I've ever experienced .The car doesn't drive you, you have to drive it. This is what I took away after the weekend. Its a car that will definitely challenge your limits. Theres been a lot written about the CGT's reputation of throttle on oversteer. Was I concerned about this? Of course I was. I knew I'd be driving the car on some very remote back roads with nothing holding me back but the fear of god. I took the advice of another owner who said 'use gentle inputs'. Car did not oversteer on me one time. Did I exit a few corners at 120 mph at wot? Yes. This car holds. Not a hint of the backend coming out.
Braking: Excellent as one would expect. I've always thought Porsches stop better than F cars. Unlike the 911's that tend to teeter totter all the weight up front which puts tremendous grip on the front tires (typical of rear engine car) the CGT is much more balanced and you don't feel a big weight shift to the front.
Engine: Mine is equiped with stock exhaust and to me it seemed a little too muted for my taste only because I've heard the glorious sound they will make with a bypass pipe. But after this trip my opinion changed. On an open road with your foot in the throttle, I don't think I've ever heard a better sound from an engine. There's no opening and closing, its just pure mechanical and this roar that there really is no way to describe. It's a high pitch howl. Every car I passed on the trip, which was twenty something, said the same thing. They loved the sound and they wanted to get close just so they could hear it. Blipping the throttle for downshifts is mesmorizing. The flywheel is so light the rpms drop incredible fast! better shift fast!!
The engine pulls with no interuption very linear all the way up to the 8,400 rpm redline. No drama there, just gobs of power when ever you need it. Scud on the other hand feels very peeky. It pulls like a bat out of hell from 6,000 - 8,500. Below that the scud its not as responsive.
Driving the car fast is no easy task though. For some reason I feel like I'm working much harder than I do in the GT3 RS. I don't know if it just because I've driven the GT3 a lot more or what. Same goes for the scud. Thats the easiest of the 3 to drive fast (nannies do help a lot. nothing wrong with it, just a different experience). CGT is more bare bones. It taunts you to try and discover its limit, which I'll be more than happy never to do. Everthing about it is so precise, you have to be on your game to control it.
Driving with the top removed has its obvious advantages, but one thing I noticed is at high speeds, even in a straight line, the car loses stability. I read somewhere on r-list about this but didn't really buy into it. It almost felt like the car wanted to lift. Under 100mph, its no problem, but over that I started to notice a loss of down force.
All in all its a whole different ball game. If you're looking for a street car that takes raw to the next level, this is your ticket.