Goodbye, GT3 | Why did you decide to let go of the Porsche 911 GT3?

Porsche 911 GT3 (late 991)
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The Porsche 911 GT3 that I've always admired

The Porsche 911 GT3, which my husband had long admired, came to my house in May 2019. My home is a wingless GT3 touring, which is rare in GT3.

Porsche 911 GT 3

Since it has no wings, it seems to be a normal 911 at first glance, but it gives off an aura that is somewhat unusual, and the body color is a crayon, so it was a car with the impression of an "adult GT3".

Porsche 911 GT 3

My husband has gone on long-distance touring, running on the circuit, etc. with this GT3 so farHowever, in less than two years, the mileage exceeded 11000km.

And, with its tremendous performance, it gave us a lot of moving experiences that we have never experienced before.

The other day, I said goodbye to GT3, which has such various memories.

On the day when GT3 was handed over to the dealer, my husband said, "Goodbye, GT3"WhenTweeted on twitterHowever, I received various responses, and after thatclub houseHowever, I talked about the reason and background of letting go this time, but I would like to write them all together on my blog again.

Reasons to let go of the Porsche 911 GT3

The reason why my husband gave up GT3 isIt's not like "I don't like GT3" or "I don't like GT3".Rather, it's because it's a car that's too good.

My husband says like this.

I think there are three main reasons for letting go of GT3. The first point is "GT3's turn is too few in everyday lifeFrom. There aren't many roads that can demonstrate the performance of GT3 on general roads, so unless you go touring or going to the circuit on a very good road, GT3 will not come into play.
"That said, I've been running 11000km in less than two years.However, from my point of view of running 10,000km in a year, I think it was hard to get on the GT3 at all.
Even though I own it, it's a waste to just keep it asleep in the parking lot without a turn, and thenGT3 will be happier if you go to the owner who usually rides moreI thought.
The second point may be similar to the reason for the first point, but "The car setting is not suitable for driving on ordinary roadsThat is.
After all, I think GT3 is a racing car. "Because it has power, it is too fast to drive, so it is not suitable for driving on general roadsSome people may think, but that's not the case.
Speaking of power alone, there are turbo and turbo S, but it is easier to drive in the city than GT3.
GT3 isNot only power, but all settings such as engine power band, suspension, gear ratio, tires, sound insulation material, etc. are premised on the circuitWhat.
For example, if you pull out the accelerator while running in 1st or 2nd speed, the engine brake will be applied immediately and you will get sick, and especially because my house is MT, I am careful in the city.
after,Since GT3 tires are cup tires, the tires do not grip in winter when the road surface is cold.Especially on a rainy winter day, it was the worst, and even if I ran slowly on the Ashi Driveway before, I sometimes slipped. Therefore, GT3 has almost no turn in winter.
Also, I'm random and I like long-distance grand touring that feels like traveling with a car, but I can't go a little with GT3.
It's difficult to choose a casual route, "Oh, I want to go this way."If you go and the road is bad, GT3 will be out in terms of vehicle height,If you get a flat tire, you cannot repair the flat tire from the center lock wheel.When it suddenly rains and a puddle starts to appear on the road surface, the touring is over.
Because of that, the chances of riding are really limited.
The third point is recentlyThe new 992 GT3 came out, but at the end of the year there was an announcement about the touring packageAnd Andreas Preuninger, director of Porsche's GT product lineGT3 online announcementI made a statement at that time.
If the next model comes out, the price will definitely go down. Moreover, even though there are few opportunities to ride a car, it is not good that only the value goes down, and even if I sell it now and regret it later, I thought that I should buy it if a new model comes out.

When.

Certainly my husband really likes to drive a car. No, it's a little beyond the range of driving enthusiasts ... I keep running for 12 hours a day, I run more than 2000 km in one touring, but even so, after returning home, "I still haven't run enough!I often think, "This person is really crazy."

I think that GT3 touring was a little unsuitable for such a husband.

Just a husband,

Just because it didn't suit my way of riding the carThe GT3 must be a great car.Only this can be affirmed.
The sound and power from when it exceeds 4000 rpm, the engine that still rotates from 6, 7, 8000 rpm, etc. are really amazing.The tachometer needle goes up at a terrifying speed.
The handling is also good, and that way of applying G can never be tasted with ordinary 911 and Boxster.
Also, if you drive on the highway, the ride is insanely comfortable, stable and wonderful.
The GT3's driving is really exciting and once you taste it, don't be addicted to it.I think that the performance of GT3 itself is not comparable to that of sports cars of the same class.
However, when it comes to how much that performance can usually be demonstrated, I think it's less than 10% on ordinary roads. SoBy all means, the feeling that it is a waste to own it wins.

He said.

Porsche 911 GT 3

Certainly.

However,GT3 doesn't mean you can't use it at allso. Rather, I think it can be done unexpectedly.
But when I'm running on a general road,I can feel that GT3 is frustrated.Hmm (laughs)
When I listen to the sound of pebbles and sand getting caught in because there is little sound insulation material, the rattling gear sound and engine sound when running at 1st speed in a traffic jam, GT3 can not exert its power and is groaning frustrated. You can hear it in your voice ... You can see that it's in a bad mood.
So, as if to soothe GT3, if I have a chance, I will step on the accelerator a little, but in the end I could not exert my power at all, and when I got home and turned off the engine,
"I'm sorry, I wasn't able to run satisfactorily today. I'll run a better road next timeI feel sorry for you (laughs)
With that in mind, the 964 and Boxster are easy to ride because they usually smile and run in a good mood on any road.
So, every time I feel sorry for GT3, I get tired of running on the general road while calming down, and gradually, "In that case, it would be happier for GT3 to live in Tohoku or near a good road and be able to run GT3 at any time, or to be with someone who can often go to the circuit.I've come to think.

When.

Certainly, I can understand the feeling that my husband is saying. We may just think so, but the car feels like a living thing.

Porsche 911 GT 3

What kind of person is GT3 suitable for?

Then, when I asked my husband what kind of person GT3 is suitable for,

Well,GT3 owns statusTherefore, I think that such a desire for ownership will surely be satisfied. There are many people who have an aura and are told that they are parked in the parking lot at the touring destination. For example, I think it's suitable for people who buy a supercar and don't feel dissatisfied even if they can't ride much, or people who feel happy just by parking it in the garage.
Also, maybe someone who lives near a good road and can always drive a GT3 or a circuit on a great road.
But I don't like riding a car as a status symbol.Purely like drivingI also like the circuit, but I like to drive a lot of different roads on super long touring, so I think it's not suitable for such people.

It was that.

This time, GT3 was bought by the dealer who bought it, but I hope that he will be able to demonstrate his power at the next bride's wife because he has a good relationship with the owner.

Thank you so much for your inspiration!

Actually, the day before the farewell, the couple had a last run on the Ashi Driveway, but I would like to write an article about their impressions and contents later.

Mina

"Porsche came to my house" caretaker, mother of three children. Until a few years ago, I was not interested in cars at all, but when my husband bought a Porsche, I learned how wonderful Porsche is ...

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  1. Nak

    Hello Mina,

    Certainly GT series is difficult to use in everyday life.
    However, I think it is convenient for shopping because you can put your luggage in the front hood (^^;

    My GT4 was just running around without stopping because of the corona and because the M3 wasn't on hand for nearly two months with maintenance and painting
    It has exceeded 6000 kilometers in the last six months.
    If you divide by the number of cars, I think that GT3 touring is running well, but ...

    By the way, GT4 can only be called by Porsche riders.
    Shooting in Daikoku Sometimes the little boys take pictures.

    GT3 config is now available in Japan as well.

    I tried it, but the difference is 4.5 million yen

    I would like to know what this difference is.
    I don't think it will take that much just to make it Japanese.
    GT4 is about the same price, isn't it?

    And the other day I took a test drive of the Taycan turbo.
    That acceleration is violent, isn't it?
    The 10 pod brake worked well even if it wasn't a PCCB.
    However, the width of the car is wide and I feel that it is too big for Japanese roads.

    • MinaMina

      Nak
      You ran 6000km in half a year, which is amazing!
      GT3, that's right, GT4 is about the same price, what is the difference ...

      > And the other day I took a test drive of the Taycan turbo.
      My husband also said that he had a test drive of Taycan in the city the other day, and he said that the acceleration was tremendous.
      I will write an article again.
      Continue to thank you.

  2. Buzzer beater!

    Good evening.
    The decision to let go of my car is painful, even though I'm not disgusted ...
    It must have been a decision because I love GT3.
    Just as the article says, we treat the car like a living thing,
    I felt a terrible thing in my husband's Porsche love.
    It would be great if we could find a car suitable for Mina and his wife to replace GT3.

    • MinaMina

      Buzzer beater! San
      Thank you very much!
      My husband has been worried for the past few months and seems to have made a tough decision.

      Owning a sports car means
      I wonder if it is different from owning a general passenger car in many ways.
      thought.

      > It would be great if we could find a car suitable for Mina and his wife to replace GT3.
      Thank you!

  3. 991-2 GT3 MT

    Did you get off?
    However, it is quite difficult to escape from that charm, so maybe it is a new purchase
    Significant changes to the front suspension Carbon roof options are exciting.
    I tried to get the 991-2 GT3 by 2500.
    When I configured the 992 GT3, it exceeded 2700 and I have no plans to buy it, but my gentle wife's face came to my mind.
    Please do your best, master.
    I am looking forward to it.

    • MinaMina

      991-2 GT3 MT
      Thank you very much!
      GT3 is a really exciting and attractive car ...!
      GT3 of 992 is also expensive ...

      I have my husband do my best (laughs)
      Continue to thank you!

  4. 991GT3 Touring Package with almost the same specifications

    I ordered at the same time, I happened to discover a blog, and the colors and specifications are very similar, so I always enjoy watching it. I have traveled 15,000km in 2 years and will be inspected for 2 years next weekend. There are few working days, but I want to continue riding more. Avoid traffic jams and enjoy long touring over 200km one way as much as possible. I want to drive thoroughly until I can't stand the trouble of limited situations.

    • MinaMina

      991GT3 Touring Package with almost the same specifications

      I ordered at the same time, wasn't it?
      GT3 touring in the late 991, it's a really great car, so
      It's nice to be able to ride it thoroughly.

      Since it is an MT, I think that the more you ride, the more you feel like a partner.
      Please tell me various things again.
      Continue to thank you!

  5. Wooper

    Is that so…
    You're letting go of GT3.

    But I feel like I understand.
    I have to let go of one of the cars I have now
    If not, choose GT3
    think.
    It's a cyborg, isn't it, GT3?
    Can be operated at will (is allowed)
    But somewhere it feels like blood isn't flowing
    I will do it…

    However, I run GT3 in traffic
    I don't hate it.
    Forcing a racehorse to dressage
    Feeling, this is also stressful
    However, unexpectedly at such times, "mutually
    I can sympathize with myself, "It was painful."
    I mean.
    In such a case, GT3 also has blood like other cars
    I feel like I'm doing it.

    But when I say that the car is bloody
    It's not decent in terms of points (bitter smile)

    • MinaMina

      Mr. Wooper
      GT3 is a really amazing car ...
      It's the first time for a car to have such a high performance that it's scary to ride.

      > But when you say that the car is bloody
      It's not decent in terms of points (bitter smile)
      It's nice (laughs)!
      I'm sure that Axolotl's cars are very happy to be loved like that ^^

  6. Kunipon

    Mina
    Hello
    I am also considering the 992GT3 at the next vehicle inspection.
    Last month, I took a test drive of Ferrari Roma.
    It has more power than GT3, and the running is gentle and elegant style.
    Ferrari is also good.

    • MinaMina

      Mr. Kunipon
      Hello!

      > I am also considering the 992GT3 at the next vehicle inspection.
      Oh, that's right! wonderful!

      > Last month, I took a test drive of Ferrari Roma.
      I have never driven Ferrari, but everyone says that it is completely different from Porsche.
      I also want to drive once if I have the opportunity ^ ^
      Thank you!