GP3 order thread

GP3 order thread

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bencollins4

499 posts

165 months

Thursday 30th July
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Saw my first GP3 on the road today. Looked awesome in the flesh.

Also pretty damn quick - not much slower than my 1M in a straight line. Mutual appreciation I think as we passed each other a few times on a dual carriageway.

Enjoy all!

amare32

2,304 posts

182 months

Thursday 30th July
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D3nso said:
Interesting video from Imran at Evolve.

https://youtu.be/qBVDmN4jSoo

Denso
Just watched. Looks a proper hoot. Enjoy your GP3 biggrin

shiftspark

12 posts

73 months

Saturday 1st August
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I saw my 1st one today and must say I quite liked it.It looked a lot better in the flesh than in the pictures I've seen.Also noticed that lots of small stones get trapped in the wheel arch extensions which looked impossible to get out.

cerb4.5lee

16,848 posts

139 months

Saturday 1st August
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shiftspark said:
I saw my 1st one today and must say I quite liked it.It looked a lot better in the flesh than in the pictures I've seen.Also noticed that lots of small stones get trapped in the wheel arch extensions which looked impossible to get out.
I also saw one for the first time today out on the road going in the opposite direction, I thought that it looked really good and instantly recognisable. I really liked the look of it.

SFO

4,911 posts

142 months

Sunday 16th August
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Saw one in Harrogate - twice, same car - last weekend. Owner had a big smile on his face. Me too.

Has tonnes of presence, but not shouty.

Is there much torque steer?

SimNugget

579 posts

129 months

Monday 17th August
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At 100% throttle there is lots, at 80% or less not really.

Go on, you know you want to!
Then you can take me back to Wongs...

S

Fastback88

18 posts

10 months

Wednesday 19th August
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Hi there

I have a GP3 on it’s way and was wondering if anyone had switched out the hankook tyres for Michelin? How do the hankooks fair with water and wet days? Reason I ask is because I want to use it beyond the track. Wife will also drive it. Was considering Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Many thanks in advance.

blue al

287 posts

118 months

Thursday 20th August
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Fastback88 said:
Hi there

I have a GP3 on it’s way and was wondering if anyone had switched out the hankook tyres for Michelin? How do the hankooks fair with water and wet days? Reason I ask is because I want to use it beyond the track. Wife will also drive it. Was considering Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Many thanks in advance.
In the nicest possible way you are spending 35k on a track car, dig a bit deeper and just buy more wheels and rubber, Why comprise for the sake of another £1200-ish ?

I’m constantly confused why people would buy a performance car and run the same rubber for 3 or more years, in all weather conditions, it’s like eating every meal with one spork, I’m sure it will do a job but why would you?

I spent 17.5k on a supercharged MCS, factory build July 05, within 3 years it had 280bhp and 3 sets of wheels, with track/fast road/snow-winter tyres, having built it I wanted to use all the power, all of the time, ie during every season and track days.

Your rubber will last much better When designed for the job, and the wheels also have a reasonable second hand value, Even the dealer will hold winter tyres for you if you live in a flat. So no real reason not to have more than one pair of shoes.

Nb my JCW R59, and F56 SD also both have 2 sets of rubber,





Edited by blue al on Thursday 20th August 22:25

D3nso

35 posts

8 months

Friday 21st August
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These are due in the UK in the next 2 weeks, i am going to go with the C5 compound as my track tyre. I think the C3 compound may overheat a bit early for my needs.

https://www.hankooktire.com/uk/competition-tyres/h...

Denso

dontdobends

384 posts

173 months

Friday 21st August
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D3nso said:
These are due in the UK in the next 2 weeks, i am going to go with the C5 compound as my track tyre. I think the C3 compound may overheat a bit early for my needs.

https://www.hankooktire.com/uk/competition-tyres/h...

Denso
Any prices for these yet?

Fastback88

18 posts

10 months

Friday 21st August
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Thanks for the response and comments l. I have others cars for pure track days running Cup2s. Why get another wheelset when you can have another car ;-). My question was how well do the hankooks deal with general day to day driving and in the wet.


Fastback88

18 posts

10 months

Friday 21st August
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Fastback88 said:
Thanks for the response and comments l. I have others cars for pure track days running Cup2s. Why get another wheelset when you can have another car ;-). My question was how well do the hankooks deal with general day to day driving and in the wet.
Reason I ask is because I can’t seem to find any reviews on the Ventus S1 Evo Z as it’s a GP specific tyre. Worst case I can just decide when it arrives and then test them for myself but was keen to get some views from existing owners.

SimNugget

579 posts

129 months

Saturday 22nd August
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The Hankook TD has been available from Mini direct, I’ve had them for a while.

Fastback88

18 posts

10 months

Monday 24th August
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SimNugget said:
The Hankook TD has been available from Mini direct, I’ve had them for a while.

Fantastic.

D3nso

35 posts

8 months

Tuesday 25th August
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What was the cost for them and what compound are you running? I was thinking of going with the C5.

Denso

Drekly

162 posts

17 months

Saturday 29th August
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Henry Catchpole has got his hands on one for Carfection

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l_8C1vYHreU

Second review I've seen where the automatic transmission is touted as a road safety feature, given the way it drives.

ghiblicup

Original Poster:

573 posts

173 months

Saturday 29th August
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I'm really not regretting losing my £500 deposit!!!

loganzy

16 posts

8 months

Monday 31st August
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hi eeryone just been to the sea front lots of people liked the car really glad i got it

LaurasOtherHalf

18,436 posts

155 months

Monday 31st August
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loganzy said:
hi eeryone just been to the sea front lots of people liked the car really glad i got it
There's one that parks up on the local industrial estate, it looks fantastic from a distance. Huge but fantastic, to my eyes at least.

loganzy

16 posts

8 months

Tuesday 1st September
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they look fantastic and drive fantastic also