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This one is for Nathan

Postby TerryB » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:44 am

The only one of us who has driven a GT3. Enjoy

http://pca.org/Panorama/PanoramaPhotoVi ... ceRun.aspx
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Postby danstern » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:50 pm

Couple of things struck me.
He doesn't shuffle steer.
He shut off the PSM (Porsche stability) :D
Countless idiots sitting on the edge of the road, just where a car that lost it would go. [:0]
It must take a long time to learn that road ;)
Why doesn't my 911 have rev limiter lights on the dash =P~
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Postby Goofycat » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:55 am

I have never attended the PP run, but noticed that the road surface starts with asphalt and then turns into a dirt surface. I wonder which tire was chosen---street tire for the asphalt or an off-road variety for the dirt; or maybe a hybrid. [:0]
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Postby Arch » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:42 pm

This guy is good - great dirt driving! Like skiing uphill. Thanks for sharing. :D
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Postby Natano » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:31 am

Hey Terry,
What a great in car video. BTW, I haven't driven a GT3, it was a Carrera GT. :)

My buddy sent me a pic of the car, taken at the Porsche Parade:
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Postby danstern » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:08 pm

I've driven a GT3 (but not the cup car in the video).
Too firm for the street, IMHO.
It's without doubt a fun screamer, but I actually think the GT2 is a more practical street car.
(That's the 08 GT2, I don't know about the new one.)
But, naturally, the best of all is one of our 550s :D
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Postby Goofycat » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:04 pm

I watched an hour-long program last evening that featured Jay Leno, his Talledega track day, and the 550 Spyder. A large part was devoted to the 550 and its importance in racing history. Jay pushed the $500,000 GT up to 170 mph, after which David Donahue eclipsed that speed by another 26 mph. It was on HD Theater's \"Rides.\" The program also featured construction of the 550s at Russ Rodriguez' shop. I couldn't find any videos, but here are a couple of articles:

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/forum/t ... -talledega

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/ja ... gy/2155722
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Postby Kreutz » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:36 pm

I didn't realize I could hold my breath for 12 minutes!!!!!

Holy cow that was impressive.
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