- Dec 28, 2008
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Both Andreas and Chris Harris also made the point in your first paragraph (Harris more extensively in his other videos/podcasts). It has to be incrementally better BECAUSE, but it’s pointless. It was good to hear that Porsche GT ticks the ‘better numbers’ box because they have to, but what they really focus on is the driving experience.From a performance standpoint, pretty clear that the 992 GT3 is going to be a step up. Sounds like it's going to run in the 6's on the ring. We might just be getting to the point where the performance envelope of these cars is just so high, particularly on the latest and greatest tires, that the marginal enjoyment from additional performance is a bit irrelevant for most people. Sort of like performance on iPhones. They're all fast but the new ones have to be faster so they make them faster. I recently upgraded from a 7 to the new SE (4 generations newer processor) and haven't noticed any performance increase.
Will be interesting to see if you like it more than your 997. I feel like there are some people who have to have the newest and best but for most people you just get one and stick with it, rather than upgrading. When something is already too much, there's little point in upgrading for even more. Obviously the type of people getting GT3s are more likely the type of people who care about each small marginal improvement, whether because they have to have the best or otherwise, so perhaps it's hard to compare to prosaic items.
I’m excited to see if i like it too! It might be hard to expect to like it better than the 997, because there’s things that make that car special that simply just can’t be done anymore. But there might be space in the garage for something less special, but more modern, comfortable, but still capturing the essence of a GT