Ok. I'm researching this and want to hear from a non biased board: Joined MSR last month, my son and I got our SCCA comp licenses yesterday. It makes zero sense for me to go down 1-2 times a week to get better in my GT3 RS (with ceramics) or my F12. Have an 812 on order. If seat time with a manual is the goal, what would you choose? I've heard sound arguments from the 3 biggies- spec miata, spec racer ford and spec boxster as well as building a track 996 from a local Porsche tech who tracks. Spec Ford: Drove a SRF for my license, a lot of fun, did not miss the horsepower at all. The most cost effective consumables from a consumable standpoint. Turn key service at MSR, shop at MSR. But is it too different to the F12/RS?. Spec Miata: Cheapest to buy in. Easy on the wallet (2nd to SRF), parts and help readily available at MSR. Slowest of the 3. Yes I know the point of the exercise is momentum and learning. Spec Boxster: The most expensive buy in and highest consumables. Not a high horsepower track car but probably the closest to the F12 (and upcoming 812) and GT3RS. Build my own 996: One of the techs at Momentum Porsche (my dealership) tracks suggested this for more HP and similar driving experience and driving lines to the F12/RS. He'll be installing the cage/seat/exhasut on my RS and is a good resource. He did a Miata for a year and didn't touch his RS but said if I wanted a car closer to the RS the rear engine 911 would be the fastest. And with no nannys the most challenging. Once mastered would I be better overall than with the other 3? There is no right or wrong answer. What I am looking for is the age old question but with a twist: what would be your "track" daily driver. Do I just suck it up, be disciplined and stick to a momentum car or should I get a car with similar lines/brake points to the high HP cars? I just want to hear everyone's opinions here rather than on a Porsche/Miata/SRF forum. I am new to all this so maybe I’m asking the right/wrong questions, so please add whatever comments you feel necessary as I have no ego and my assumptions are truly based upon ignorance.