Originally Posted by jet
GT3 RS, and never ever ever think about removing the graphics again.
GT3 RS for sure. And +1 to not removing the graphics again.
GT3 RS - Race setup from the factory, Naturally Aspirated, lots and lots of delete options
997 Turbo - Not fully race setup (but you'll take out a ton of other cars) at least not in the GT3 category, Turbo'd, not as many delete options. Also probably a shorter wait list.
Originally Posted by bawlin
GT3RS, no doubt, but in this 'new' economy trying to hold onto a car as an investment is a fool's game. If you're worried about depreciation, pick up a used 360CS or something. New Porsches tank like a BRICK the second they're driven off the lot. I suspect this has something to do with the outrageous price for various options. I've seen regular 997's spec'd out to well over $130k.
And from a collectors standpoint, I suspect a car with graphics is going to fare much better than a car without graphics. Again, look at the premium that 360CS's with the factory stripe command over stripe-less CS's.
It's true like that with the majority of exotic cars (the drop in depreciation). Consider that my car cost in the 100K (after all the options added) when new, and you can pick one up for sub 20K now.
Understanding that the maintenance on exotic cars are unbelievably high. If you have the PCCB (Ceramic brakes), a brake job will cost you in the five figures. Yes, over 10,000 to change your brakes.
Turbo engines tend to require more maintenance than the N/A's.