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I drove a Porsche GT4

And I loved it.

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Holy smokes this car was amazing. I only had a small amount of time so I couldn't get it out of the city but it was so easy to drive it was still impressive at low speeds.

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I don't think I got it into any gear above 3rd. This is partially because it sounded so amazing at 3 - 4k that cruising in 3rd was making me drool a little. The noise was just insane. Shifting down, despite it being a classic clutch activated shift, the car still revved up to match the gear. This took a little getting used to but after you did, it was quite welcome.

The interior was still very well equipped. I wasn't expecting much in the cabin, especially as though the doors have no inside handles, only straps (interesting given no other obvious interior weight loss or simplification.) The gauges were gorgeous and the rightmost "gauge" was a screen showing any of the computer data or the navigation. 

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The centre console was beautiful with a nice and responsive centre screen. Behind the gear knob were switches for ECS, Sport, Suspension settings and the exhaust butterfly (which I left open.) With the car in a 'normal' mode it is very comfortable and civilised. The seats are really low and quite difficult to get out of when you're as tall as I am. The alcantara steering wheel was just beautiful and contained no steering wheel mounted controls or buttons. 

The shifter was very short which was nice, but it took me a long time to find reverse on the first few attempts. It is up to the left of first, but the channel to get it over there was very narrow and difficult to find. After a few attempts it became increasingly easy to find so maybe I just needed some practice.

But, as I am quite the brake-o-phile, I couldn't stop looking at them. Just look at them!!! 

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See the rest of my pics here; 

Here's a little driving video so you can hear it. If you just want the sound, watch from 1:00 onward.

What do you think? Does this float your boat?

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3 minutes ago, Aussie_Delivered_R32_GTR said:

Big ticket item now........... 

New they are best part of $250,000,00.

Bob.

I just didn't get the price on it. It didn't strike me as a quarter-of-a-million-dollar car. $150k, yeah maybe, at a stretch, but no more than that.

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One of the bosses at work bought one.

He told me I could take it for a spin........... waiting on him to be back from leave already!

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I may be biased - but the GT4 is the most enjoyable car I've ever driven for something that is equally fun on the road and the track!!

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Track vid

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Snowman said:

Sure is mate!

So nice. No more R35 then?

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7 minutes ago, Snowman said:

Sure is mate!

So nice. No more R35 then?

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No - I've been converted to the world of German engineering reliability.

Plus I just love the sound of the flat 6's. 

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Awesome. I have a soft spot for Porches especially the GT cars. It looks like it would have been super fun.

I get your brake enthusiasm, I have a real thing about car exhaust sounds, if I ever find myself with a spare few million I will be buying my garage based on the quality of the noise they make! (think LFA, Carrera GT, F458, E60 M5 so on, so on)

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