911 R v GT3 Touring
dear Sir, Great to see this mentioned in your recent editorial page because there is much talk about these two cars and how they compare online. On paper it seems the R’s unique specification of lightweight body (with magnesium roof) plus single-mass flywheel means it’ll remain superior to the GT3 Touring, but come on: if the GT3 Touring is only 10 per cent inferior to an R yet costs less than half as much, surely it’s the car to have? david norris this looks set to be a debate that’ll rage on for some time. In terms of value it’s hard to compare the two: the r is a numbered production car and a one-off special, the touring isn’t. In terms of how they drive, the r is superior, but only just. really, both sets of owners should be grateful. the r retains its place at the top of the tree, while the touring offers a similar experience for a more friendly price point. nobody loses here!