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My new Carrera GT

Discussion in 'Porsche' started by bhill121, Jul 12, 2005.

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  2. Animate

    Animate Formula Junior

    May 21, 2004
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    Beautiful, and judging by the background in that first picture there must be some great roads in the area. Congrats.
     
  3. Cavallini

    Cavallini Formula 3

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Gooooorrrgeousssss!!!!!!

    And very good shots as well. You must keep us updated on your driving experiences, or just me. ;)

    I'm very, very interested in the CGT and in the not so distant future I'll give one a hard look. I greatly appreciate any and all insights and experiences.

    Congratulations and enjoy the driving,



    Cavallini
     
  4. bhill121

    bhill121 Karting

    May 21, 2005
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    Coto De Caza, CA
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    Thanks for the kind words! I have owned dozens of sport cars, but there is something special about this one. I was very nervous the first time I drove it, all the reviewers said that they were very hard drive and everyone (including pro drivers) stalled it. I learned that at low RPM's the computer helps control the clutch, you can even let out the clutch on an incline with no gas and it will not stall. So when you get yours you can impress the salesman and be the first not to stall it.
     
  5. Cavallini

    Cavallini Formula 3

    Nov 2, 2003
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    That's brilliant. I've never heard or read anyone mention that before, about not stalling on an incline. I will definitely remember that.

    What's the driving like compared to some of the others you've owned? It will probably be my first hyper-car, although that's becoming harder and harder to define these days.

    But the V10, the carbonfiber body, the race-car set-up, and the beauty of the car inside and out are what attract me. It's very, very unique, and except for the F50, very unprecedented. It mat be the only non-Ferrari/Italian car in my stable.

    And your pics have absolutely sold me on silver for the CGT, instead of black. ;)

    Congrats again,


    Cavallini
     
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  7. kvisser

    kvisser Formula 3

    Dec 11, 2004
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    So its easy drive, but is it fast? ; )
    That car looks like its doing 100 just sitting there. Have fun and drive it in good health! Please keep us posted with additional pictures. Can you manually adjust the wing or is that handled by the computer?
    Thanks for sharing.

    regards

    ken
     
  8. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    CGT is awesome. Many congrats on your purchase :)
     
  9. Jimbo49

    Jimbo49 Formula 3

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    Niiiiiiiceee car LOL
    Any chance of some high res images of it!!
     
  10. parruccarossa

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    S T U P E N D A !!!!

    Matteo
     
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  12. spyderman33

    spyderman33 Formula Junior

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    very nice... I really like the CGT...

    enjoy...

    btw: nice house...
     
  13. racerx3317

    racerx3317 F1 Veteran

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    Best of luck with the car, looks awesome. Enjoy to the fullest.
     
  14. tuck

    tuck Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
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    Real nice car. thanks for sharing. congrats.
     
  15. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Great Car! Congrats!
     
  16. thenumber1

    thenumber1 Rookie

    Apr 7, 2005
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    AFAIK.... you have a button to raise the wing at low speeds if you wish.
    The computer automatically raises it at about 70MPH, i think.
    And it is either up or down.... there is no "adjustment" to speak of


    BTW - Congrats on the car. A nice place you live at too.

    One question though... are you not concerned about the residuals when all 1500 (or, now, more likely only 1250) are built???
     
  17. PatrickShim

    PatrickShim Formula 3

    Jun 14, 2004
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    Brian,

    Congratulations! CGT truly is one of the best cars ever made. Enjoy and drive safely.

    You should join us at the Crystal Cove time to time!


    Patrick
     
  18. bhill121

    bhill121 Karting

    May 21, 2005
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    I was at Crystal Cove last weekend and I am hoping to go this Saturday! The wing raises at 70mph or you can manually raise and lower the amount you want. I bought it used with 1300 miles on it and I feel I got a good deal.
     
  19. riverflyer

    riverflyer F1 Rookie

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Brian, thats great, hope you enjoy it for many years. This is a car I would love to own, as I see it is with many others as well. I know the maintanance costs will drive prices down, especially as they come out of warranty, but just gauging how many people on board would love to own one, I bet they will find a bottom and start to appreciate in a few years. I just hope that bottom is low enough for some of us more plebian buyers to jump on board. The first drive with any supercar must be a very special experience.

    BTW, nice digs from the feel of the landscaping and driveway!!
     
  20. GTE

    GTE F1 Veteran

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    I don´t care much for Porsches, but this one I like. As a non-Ferrari I would prefer it wayyyy high over a Murcielago or SLR.
     
  21. Tenney

    Tenney F1 Rookie
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    If that's the one at Crystal Cove this past Sat. (sounds like it was), she's a beaut. Congrats.
     
  22. Tyler

    Tyler F1 Rookie

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    The CGT is a masterpiece! Congrats! :)
     
  23. Evolved

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    Nov 5, 2003
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    I like how the driveway brick matchs the rest of the place. Looks nice.
     
  24. bhill121

    bhill121 Karting

    May 21, 2005
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    Thanks, I have worked hard to make my dreams come true, now I just have to figure out a way to pay for them!
     
  25. ghost

    ghost F1 Veteran
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    Dec 10, 2003
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    Now THAT is three-T HOT-T-T!!!

    Phenomenal car! Congrats!!
     
  26. Dino Martini

    Dino Martini F1 Rookie

    Dec 21, 2004
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    congrats! I love that car in silver, it looks great. Have fun with it, drive safe.
     
  27. bostonmini

    bostonmini Formula 3

    Nov 8, 2003
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    Truly the best car in the world. congrats, drive carefully!
     

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