i want to smack that guy...i dont think i was nearly that stupid when i 16 and had my liscense for 10 minutes.
i say porsche, and similar companies should start screening their customers for their higher performance models. i know this will never happen because they will lose money, but every hot shot middle age guy who cant drive his way out of a paper bag shouldnt be allowed to have an Enzo, Gallardo, C6, M3, GT2/3, etc... :rant off:
Here's the story: <quote: MSB>
Every time I remember it, I get depressed.
It really is depressing, and I don't know if I should tell you guys about it or not, so here is my story.
To begin with, I am a porsche nut. I really do beleive when porsche advertises that there is no substitute, because there really isn't. I have always wanted one, and since the release of the turbo, I liked it to what it can do, very capable car, can be easily tuned but I felt it soft. Maybe soft is not the best word to describe this supercar, but it was definatly missing edge.
It all started when my brother bought his GT3, I took it for a drive ... WOW! The engine is worth the asking price. Then there's the endles revving, the suspensions, the precision of the gear change, I could go on and on but you all now know what the GT3 is all about. I have yet to drive a car as the GT3. This is what I want, this is what I have been looking for. I don't want to change anything in the car, and I don't know anybody who would want to (I don't tune my cars anyway). Just a couple of days later I went to the same dealer to trade in my E46 M3, I like bmw's and the m power are good, but porche is playing in a different league. The M3 was supposed to be my second car and then I realised why would I want such a car, its entertaining with a nice engine too but heavy and more of a luxury than sport. With the GT3, you can have the daily car and you can have THE sports car. When you fall in love with a car, you create all kinds of excuses to own it.
So I got the car, was really happy with it, but I had one problem with the car, I could not go slow in it. Everytime I in the GT3 and try to go slow, 5 minutes later I forget about it and just hear the engine scream, what a joy. This car was fast, hitting 200 km/h was a joke. I always wanted to go track the car to reveal the car's true potential.
Until one day I had an accident. I was going too fast, and the lights went red .. I had no chance but to turn on at the lights, but at 220 km/h the car would feel reluctant to turn, after braking and the speed lost because of the serious drift I hit the pavement hard at about 180km/h. I woke up a couple of seconds later to see the road covered in oil, the suspension lying on the pavement, my glasses were on the other road, the windows broken.
SH*T. This could not have been. What happened ? This must be a nightmare ..
The car was kept at the dealer for a while, and after 10 days they came up with an estimate of $70,000. Basically, the car is totalled. They explained to me that the engine was hit. This could not have been. The insurance totalled the car, paid back my money ($5,000 very well spent).
And since I have been very depressed. Most of you are furious, but to me, it could have been worse. I could have died. I am still injured, not seriously but my back hurts me even after 4 months since the accident. And what really hurts me is when I remember that the car had 800 km on the odometer. Not even 1000. That sux.
I suck .. but I have learnt my lesson that speeding in the city is very dangerous and should be avoided. Its very hard in the GT3, but not as hard as missing it now.
Its not about good / bad driver, or I don't know how to handle it, I consider my self above average driver and the idea of no PSM made me excited, its about speeding in the right places ie track.
997 GT3 anyone ??
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