Best option around 85K ?

Best option around 85K ?

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cj450

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34 posts

41 months

Sunday 26th July
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looking to sell my 991 turbo in the near future and looking for opinions on what next, i dont daily my cars and am looking for a fun weeked car . Theater and overall experience is big for me aswell as performance but i havnt to date done any track days etc. moved from a tuned gtr to my current 991 turbo which i love but would like something more exotic and theatrical , the 991 is classic german amazing handling, fast well engineered but lacks the emotion.

my current options i can think of are r8 v10 plus gen 2 , mclaren 570s . To add something else to the mix i drove my friends ferrari ff few weeks ago and fell in love with the sound , unfortunatly the ff is out of budget but v12 vantage/vanquish d11 are potential options. any thoughts ?

Regy53

79 posts

88 months

Sunday 26th July
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The R8 has a epic soundtrack but will lack emotion the same as the 911.. It is 80% there but is to refined.

The plus is, its very refined has great infotainment / interior and have a v10 and sublime gearbox. The R8 imo is not considered a great car by anybody who has "great cars"


WilliamWaiver

348 posts

2 months

Sunday 26th July
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Coming from a Ferrari fanboy i would say a california but from what you want to use it for i would have to say McLaren 570S, end of ...

Nothing gets close at that price unless you could find a bit more for a 650S.

Proper supercars with billionaire doors, nothing gets close for bang for buck.
Everyone will think you have won the euromillions

Wilmslowboy

2,967 posts

163 months

Sunday 26th July
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How about a Mclaren 650s Sypder, even more drama than a 570s,

You lose nothing with it being a spyder and it is always fun to see the air brake pop up.

cj450

Original Poster:

34 posts

41 months

Sunday 26th July
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I did look at california ! Not a fan of convertible but with hardtop I dont mind would just never drop the roof 😅, was more looking at it as a means to that lovely v8 ha !

johnnyreggae

2,480 posts

117 months

Sunday 26th July
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I think there was an identical thread last month which might help as well as a few recent similar

yellowtr

1,075 posts

183 months

Sunday 26th July
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599 end of. Amazing value for money.

RSbandit

1,193 posts

89 months

Sunday 26th July
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Been at least a couple of threads on this recently concerning same cars but McLaren 570s without a doubt ( I'm biased of course)...be ready for higher running costs than the Porsche or Audi and warranty is a must tho.

Zippee

12,291 posts

191 months

Sunday 26th July
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What about a merc amg gtc?

bennno

6,512 posts

226 months

Sunday 26th July
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RSbandit said:
Been at least a couple of threads on this recently concerning same cars but McLaren 570s without a doubt ( I'm biased of course)...be ready for higher running costs than the Porsche or Audi and warranty is a must tho.
I swapped an underwhelming 718GT4 and went 540C as I didn’t want Carbon brakes. It’s so quick and a lot of fun to drive.

andyvdg

1,511 posts

240 months

Sunday 26th July
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F430.

WilliamWaiver

348 posts

2 months

Sunday 26th July
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andyvdg said:
F430.
Wow 991 Turbo to a F430. PDK to F1
Apart from noise I think that's quite a big step back and not sure what OP would want unless he wants to go Old skool lol

Lord.Vader

3,076 posts

96 months

Sunday 26th July
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WilliamWaiver said:
andyvdg said:
F430.
Wow 991 Turbo to a F430.
Old skool lol
991 Turbo zzzzz, F430 is a work of art.

F430
McLaren 570
R8 V10
997 GT3

If it was me I’d be looking for a manual AM V12 Vantage.

RSbandit

1,193 posts

89 months

Sunday 26th July
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bennno said:
I swapped an underwhelming 718GT4 and went 540C as I didn’t want Carbon brakes. It’s so quick and a lot of fun to drive.
funnily enough when I was looking to change from my R8 plus I considered a GT4, nice car had a test drive etc then also test drove a V12VS...no contest and went for the Vantage. The 540/570 a step up from the Aston in terms of tech and performance they are just ballistically quick.

Pooh

3,331 posts

210 months

Sunday 26th July
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WilliamWaiver said:
andyvdg said:
F430.
Wow 991 Turbo to a F430. PDK to F1
Apart from noise I think that's quite a big step back and not sure what OP would want unless he wants to go Old skool lol
I guess you have never driven an F430 down a decent country road.

bennno

6,512 posts

226 months

Sunday 26th July
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Pooh said:
WilliamWaiver said:
andyvdg said:
F430.
Wow 991 Turbo to a F430. PDK to F1
Apart from noise I think that's quite a big step back and not sure what OP would want unless he wants to go Old skool lol
I guess you have never driven an F430 down a decent country road.
I followed one down a decent country road last weekend and could keep up easily using only half throttle whilst he was locking up wheels and revving the nuts of it..... I’d suggest it’s more old school than you think, E.g. is it a single or dual clutch gearbox?

ANOpax

227 posts

123 months

Sunday 26th July
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F430 with a Kline exhaust. Here’s a taster...

https://youtu.be/-Ah8BezzWOg

Lord.Vader

3,076 posts

96 months

Sunday 26th July
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bennno said:
Pooh said:
WilliamWaiver said:
andyvdg said:
F430.
Wow 991 Turbo to a F430. PDK to F1
Apart from noise I think that's quite a big step back and not sure what OP would want unless he wants to go Old skool lol
I guess you have never driven an F430 down a decent country road.
I followed one down a decent country road last weekend and could keep up easily using only half throttle whilst he was locking up wheels and revving the nuts of it..... I’d suggest it’s more old school than you think, E.g. is it a single or dual clutch gearbox?
Who cares? It’s the experience not the speed, if it is all about speed then get a super bike.

One of the last n/a V8 Ferrari engines 2ft behind your ears Vs some boring futuristic turbo charged 800bhp blah blah.

av185

12,010 posts

84 months

Sunday 26th July
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Your 991 Turbo is a competent if sterile not particularly focused package from a drivers perspective and similar in power delivery to a 570S which on most UK driving roads would probably be less rapid and no more involving.

I owned a 570S for 4 months last summer selling it due to lack of driver focus, some unreliability and plummeting residuals. The power delivery is frustatingly typically turbo elasticated and stock sound poor but the car looks good and is currently great value the lowish mileage 2016 570S having just been sold on CC early £50ks plus buyers premium.

Other alternatives up to £85k?

Not many.

But rather depends if you want newish or older with all associated problems and running costs.

Why not drive a 718 GT4. Normally aspirated linear power delivery, 8k rev limit detuned GT3 cup car engine, driver focused and as rapid as a 570S on the road and better on track too.

Current flipped cars are £100k plus spec dependent but lower spec without ceramics and clubsport c £90k so great value.

bennno

6,512 posts

226 months

Sunday 26th July
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av185 said:
Your 991 Turbo is a competent if sterile not particularly focused package from a drivers perspective and similar in power delivery to a 570S which on most UK driving roads would probably be less rapid and no more involving.

I owned a 570S for 4 months last summer selling it due to lack of driver focus, some unreliability and plummeting residuals. The power delivery is frustatingly typically turbo elasticated and stock sound poor but the car looks good and is currently great value the lowish mileage 2016 570S having just been sold on CC early £50ks plus buyers premium.

Other alternatives up to £85k?

Not many.

But rather depends if you want newish or older with all associated problems and running costs.

Why not drive a 718 GT4. Normally aspirated linear power delivery, 8k rev limit detuned GT3 cup car engine, driver focused and as rapid as a 570S on the road and better on track too.

Current flipped cars are £100k plus spec dependent but lower spec without ceramics and clubsport c £90k so great value.
2016 570S went for £76k inc buyers premium on CC.

I sold my 718GT4, entirely impractical on road due to height and length of nose.

Gt4 wouldn’t see which way a 570S went, heavier, gappy gears vs dual clutch and a third less power imho.

Besides buyer wants a supercar and Cayman isn’t that, for 85k it’s a sports series McLaren, r8, SVR f type, AMG GTR, or older Ferrari / Lambo.

Edited by bennno on Sunday 26th July 21:25