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Discussion in 'Porsche' started by Attitude928, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. Attitude928

    Attitude928 Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Saw my first '04 Porsche GT3 out on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn. Fixed rear wing, RWD, lower center of gravity, 3.6L F-6, 381 hp, 105.8hp/L

    0-60 in 4.3
    0-120 in 14.2

    List $99,900

    http:/www.motortrend.com/roadtests/luxury/112_0307_frst_por/index.html
     
  2. WCH

    WCH F1 Veteran
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    Bet the GT3would be a superb track day car.
     
  3. stokpro

    stokpro F1 Rookie
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    I saw my first GT3 a few weeks ago on a local F-car drive.... pretty awesome.
     
  4. rmani

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    i've seen a couple at local dealerships, but none on the roads. I've been debating with my friends, would you rather have a gt3 or a 911 turbo?
     
  5. Billy10mm

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    Since both are sports-cars, I'll take the sportier one, the GT3. Significantly lighter, none of that AWD crap, and smooth predictable normally aspirated horsepower. Not that turbo-chargers are bad, I love 'em, but considering this thing is almost pumping out as much power as the 996TT anyway, I'll take it.

    Bill in Brooklyn
     
  6. jordan747_400

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    As a side question, how do you tell if a GT3 is authentic or not? I was stopped behind one in here in Orange County a week or so ago and it looked like a GT3, had the GT3 label on the back and all...but I didnt think they were legal in California for some reason? Could it have been a body kit? Or am I just mistaken and they are really all over the place now :)
     
  7. AJF1

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    They are all over the place, the LA Autogallery has a few for sale.
     
  8. bobafett

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    GT3s are around. I've seen some poseur cars who were using the old GT3 aerokit on the 911 (which is a dead giveaway, since that car wasn't here).

    But if you see a newer lookin gone (the tail will be a good indicator), then chances are it's legit.

    --Dan
     
  9. WCH

    WCH F1 Veteran
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    GT3 or GT2 over the TT.
     
  10. Mojo

    Mojo Formula 3

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    Definetly GT2, 477hp. ya baby ya
     
  11. MarkPDX

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    <----- knows nothing about Porsches

    Saw this today... real or fake?

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  12. MarkPDX

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  13. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    Mark,

    At first guess, I would say it's fake. The tail is the original GT3 tail, which is also an 8k factory option (including the bumper - I know, typical porsche bullsh!t ripoff scam artists) - however the original 996 GT3 was never brought into the US. So either it's a federalized car, or here under special guise (show and tell?), or more likely than not, it's a dubious fake. However, the wheels look to be correct...

    I profess no knowledge about the topic...

    --Dan
     
  14. rmani

    rmani F1 Veteran
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    i think it's fake, the gt3 has bigger exhaust tips. a good way to tell if it's authentic is to look at the seats. the gt3 has racing seats and i believe 5 pt belts.
     
  15. rodsky

    rodsky Formula 3

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    That's a fake - I think. You can tell from the front of the car. That is the earlier 996 front end for a start. Looks like a 99-01 996 with a GT3 kit.

    The wing is also not the new GT3 wing on closer inspection.

    Appears to be fake to me.
     
  16. rodsky

    rodsky Formula 3

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    This is what the wing should look like.
     
  17. Robin

    Robin F1 Rookie

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    That's a fake... That bodykit and wing combo was the "aero package"... It also has the standard Carrera wheels. Man I hate it when people implement ricer tactics on nice cars...

    -R
     
  18. rodsky

    rodsky Formula 3

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    The standard GT3's are legal in California. There is another version that I think is the GT3 R, that they are not bringing into the US and is not legal. There is a new GT3 at my office in Los Angeles. It's very nice.
     
  19. BigHead

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    MarkPDX:

    The photos show a 1st generation (99-01) 996 coupe with the optional Aerokit (rear wing, side skirts, new front bumper cover). This was a relatively popular option. The aerokit pieces makes the standard Carrera resemble a GT3 (the original 996 GT3, not the new 2004 one).

    Nothing wrong with this, of course. Just the lame-ass maneuver of sticking the "GT3" plate on the rear deck.

    vty,

    --Dennis
     
  20. Gary(SF)

    Gary(SF) F1 Rookie

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    Great car, just stay away from the PCCB brake option.

    Gary
     
  21. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    No - there was a GT3 before the current one that had the same wing as the car in question.
     
  22. netviper

    netviper Formula Junior

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    Hmm... looks like GT3 Rice to me :)
     
  23. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I'm not sure if this is a GT3, photos were taken last month at TWS. Maranelloman & Mitch would know. Sweet car though.
     
  24. WJHMH

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    Sorry photos will not load.
     
  25. spidr

    spidr Formula Junior

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    It is a 996 w/ aero kit. Not a gt3
     

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