Goodbye, GT3 | Why did you decide to let go of the Porsche 911 GT3?
Release date: 2021.04.09
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Certainly, I can understand the feeling that my husband is saying. We may just think so, but the car feels like a living thing.
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.
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