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vince980

Original Poster:

34 posts

43 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Thought I'd share some pictures of the new weapon I've acquired a few months back. Previous Porsche was a 993tt which was awesome and I really got to know the car well after 8 years of ownership. As I got more involved in racing I got less enthusiastic about road cars, for me they lacked the same focus and uncompromising approach. I wanted a car that was very special, I wasn't going to drive it alot but when I did I wanted it to require total focus and concentration, something that could bite as well as reward. I figured it needed to be a limited production run to be a reasonable investment and i'm a big fan of great engineering.

My first drive in a CGT was not what I expected, it's very mechanical and very raw, just like a race car, i was expecting something alot more reserved and was pleasantly surprised. Heat haze in the rear view mirror at traffic lights, gearbox whine in low gears and a road car being so sensitive to tyre pressures was a revelation.

The sound is phenomenal, especially with the roof out at high revs and probably even better if you're directly behind it in a tunnel. The pace it has in the right hands is difficult to match I would say, it really requires a driver to raise their game to the same level as the engine & chassis. The clutch is notoriously difficult at standstill but I like it, it keeps the focus on the car and the driving experience.

I chose the CGT, she has less than 3000 miles on the clock. Hope you enjoy the pictures & see you at Goodwood breakfast club tomorrow if you're there.





TryHarder

899 posts

91 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Timeless......very special indeed, you must be very proud, thanks for posting.

pocty

380 posts

184 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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What a lovely write up. And what a great car. I know you'll enjoy your new toy. Wish I could join you for the breakfast
club, maybe next month.

Pocty.

Acf69

389 posts

76 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Ab sa bloody lovely

jackal

11,154 posts

187 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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A fine choice and a very interesting angle/perspective, thx for sharing.
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Crimp a Length!

5,697 posts

128 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Art.

A Good Name

85 posts

47 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Lovely, still such a special car. Thank you for sharing.

SonnyM

3,351 posts

98 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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A dream machine - thanks for sharing look forward to hearing more about your experience.

bigee

894 posts

143 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Living the dream,enjoy!

DHE

3,237 posts

95 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Very nice, stunning car.

Terminator X

5,639 posts

109 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Stunning car, well played chap.

TX.

Mr E

17,077 posts

164 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Given a large amount of cash, I'd have one of these over an enzo.

My friends think this makes me wierd.

Mezzanine

4,141 posts

124 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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A very good choice.

From what I have read (I wish I could offer a more intricate experience) these seem undervalued as a driving experience by the wider market.

They seem to me like a modern day F40, and are likely to attain similar cult status in ten or so years time.

It would be one of my lottery list cars.


RDMcG

10,112 posts

112 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Great car, and you are right about the clutch. i got in and promptly stalled. Then the owner said to avoid any acceleration till it engaged. Alternative was to hammer it which was not good on a public street. It took me a good half hour to get it smoothly. One in first the rest is just fine. I was turning at a traffic light and forgot, stalled again, and then of course looked like a dork who could not drive in a bright yellow CGT. Caused a few smiles from pedestrians.
Congrats...its a wonderful car. I had it up to about 180MPH and it was an unforgettable sound..

andy74b

795 posts

132 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Congrats on the purchase. Really enjoyed my old one but did get annoyed by the clutch.


Where in West Sussex are you?

Deerfoot

2,975 posts

89 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Mr E said:
Given a large amount of cash, I'd have one of these over an enzo.

My friends think this makes me wierd.
I`m with you. One drove past me in Munich a few years ago and the sound it made was just sublime.

madala

4,990 posts

103 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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.....lovely....but for me only in Lotto win dreams would it become a reality......frown

Shadow62

914 posts

115 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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My old car. I have owned it twice, the first time I bought it I wanted the best available,
Regretted selling it both times !!

It's a lovely lovely car.


  • btw famous ex footballer was the owner inbetween my stints with her, he paid £370k !!!ish I think for it and did 100 miles in it !!! That was an expensive 100miles for him but cheapened up my ownership.
Enjoy


Petrolhead95

6,700 posts

59 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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These are really, really growing on me. It would be a tough choice between this and a 722 though.

stefan1

886 posts

137 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Many congratulations. I think you've captured the essence of the car very well. Quite a few owners are on here as you've probably seen. I've just ticked over 17,000 miles on my car (had it from new) and every single journey is still special.

Enjoy!

Cheers