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Friday 5th October 2012

Go faster with Porsche

Done with track days? Want more out of your GT3? Sign up for Porsche's free 'pit stop clinic'



If you've got a 911 GT3 of some sort or other and use it frequently on track first of all good on you.

Ownership of such a car and using it the way Porsche intended obviously marks you out as a discerning type and probably aware that there's more to going faster and getting more out of your car than simply throwing horsepower at the issue. And in keeping with the GT3's 'serious' brief Porsche is offering a strictly limited invitation 'pit stop clinic' at its Reading HQ on Saturday October 13 where you can learn more about car set-up, data analysis, tyre performance and a host of other techie stuff from those in the know in the Porsche GT racing world.

Intended for those considering the step up from track days to actual racing - Porsche hoping in the GT3 Cup Challenge GB, obviously - this is a deliberately high brow and weighty day of presentations, forums and networking and a great opportunity to get a first taste of how Porsche supports its privateer racers.

It's free to attend but places are very limited and on a strict first come, first served basis. Register your interest at GT3CupChallengeGB@porsche.co.uk

 

 

Dan Trent
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J-P

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Wow! Makes me wish I had a GT3 instead of my lowly CR!

R66STU

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I would love to go just to learn something about one of my favorite car brands + racing, but i don't think i am really the target audience (nor do i have the finances for racing a Porsche) i will stick to Forza Motorsport for now smile

em177

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I thought from the pic you were going to say they were offering to bolt some RSR bits on wink

Dan Trent

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PH Editor Bloke

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It should perhaps be made clear you don't *have* to own a GT3 to qualify to attend. But the tone of the information we had from Porsche made it pretty clear who the target audience was!

SmartVenom

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Seeing as at times it seems like there are more gt3 owners on here than Porsche has built I would have thought this will fill up very quickly!
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TheRoadWarrior

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Do you actually need to own a Porsche at all? This sounds amazing, free as well! Don't have a Porsche tho frown

monthefish

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Interesting that they seems to have excluded the GT2..

J-P

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Dan Trent said:
It should perhaps be made clear you don't *have* to own a GT3 to qualify to attend. But the tone of the information we had from Porsche made it pretty clear who the target audience was!
Ah - in that case, I'll try my luck!

P4ROT

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R66STU said:
I would love to go just to learn something about one of my favorite car brands + racing, but i don't think i am really the target audience (nor do i have the finances for racing a Porsche) i will stick to Forza Motorsport for now smile
Lol +1

thepony

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SmartVenom said:
Seeing as at times it seems like there are more gt3 owners on here than Porsche has built I would have thought this will fill up very quickly!
+1

monthefish

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SmartVenom said:
Seeing as at times it seems like there are more gt3 owners on here than Porsche has built
How does it seem like that?

SmartVenom

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monthefish said:
SmartVenom said:
Seeing as at times it seems like there are more gt3 owners on here than Porsche has built
How does it seem like that?
Most threads where paddle shift boxes are mentioned are normally accompanied with a wave of replies from people claiming that they are a driving god and their GT3 has a proper box. Check a few profiles and most seem to have forgotten to add the GT3 to their list of cars.

red997

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and for any of you would be GT3 Cup Challenge racers out there, just make sure your car is absolutely as it left the factory to enable you to compete...
Porsche Motorsport did a complete U turn on me earlier this year, which meant I couldn't compete this year with a car that was 'legal' last year...
bitter...me.. ?... you bet...

I might just see if I can get in to needle lol

Still love the cars though !

Housey

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SmartVenom said:
monthefish said:
SmartVenom said:
Seeing as at times it seems like there are more gt3 owners on here than Porsche has built
How does it seem like that?
Most threads where paddle shift boxes are mentioned are normally accompanied with a wave of replies from people claiming that they are a driving god and their GT3 has a proper box. Check a few profiles and most seem to have forgotten to add the GT3 to their list of cars.
Not sure that would stand up to scrutiny, happy to be proved wrong..

pocty

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I suppose I don't have a land rover then.

SmartVenom

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Housey said:
SmartVenom said:
monthefish said:
SmartVenom said:
Seeing as at times it seems like there are more gt3 owners on here than Porsche has built
How does it seem like that?
Most threads where paddle shift boxes are mentioned are normally accompanied with a wave of replies from people claiming that they are a driving god and their GT3 has a proper box. Check a few profiles and most seem to have forgotten to add the GT3 to their list of cars.
Not sure that would stand up to scrutiny, happy to be proved wrong..
Some people take everything very literally don't they. I feel sorry for them, they must find life very difficult...

Housey

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SmartVenom said:
Housey said:
SmartVenom said:
monthefish said:
SmartVenom said:
Seeing as at times it seems like there are more gt3 owners on here than Porsche has built
How does it seem like that?
Most threads where paddle shift boxes are mentioned are normally accompanied with a wave of replies from people claiming that they are a driving god and their GT3 has a proper box. Check a few profiles and most seem to have forgotten to add the GT3 to their list of cars.
Not sure that would stand up to scrutiny, happy to be proved wrong..
Some people take everything very literally don't they. I feel sorry for them, they must find life very difficult...
Smart arse without the smart is just an arse.

SmartVenom

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Housey said:
SmartVenom said:
Housey said:
SmartVenom said:
monthefish said:
SmartVenom said:
Seeing as at times it seems like there are more gt3 owners on here than Porsche has built
How does it seem like that?
Most threads where paddle shift boxes are mentioned are normally accompanied with a wave of replies from people claiming that they are a driving god and their GT3 has a proper box. Check a few profiles and most seem to have forgotten to add the GT3 to their list of cars.
Not sure that would stand up to scrutiny, happy to be proved wrong..
Some people take everything very literally don't they. I feel sorry for them, they must find life very difficult...
Smart arse without the smart is just an arse.
Yawn. Crude and pathetic.

doublelink

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I am considering buying the new 991 C4S; I have owned two previously and found the low end acceleration dull although I have not opted for Sport Plus, previously. Can anyone on here point me in the direction of an independent report / review and or stats for the current Porsche power upgrade to 316 kW (430 hp)? Any advice or direction, particularly from anyone who has purchased a vehicle with this (very), expensive upgrade and found it worth the added expenditure, or not, as the case may be? I trust your informed reply will also be of interest to other Porsche aficionados? Thanking you in anticipation.

veevee

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Stop me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't the best thing to do, be to go and test drive one?
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