C2 GTS v Carrera T
dear Sir, The recent road trip in the new Carrera T was fascinating. I’ve not got deep enough pockets for an R and my golf swing isn’t good enough to impress my [OPC’S] dealer principle, so there was never a real chance of securing a GT3 Touring either. I was going to order a C2 GTS manual Coupe, but this Carrera T also appeals. You mentioned the GTS remains your pick of the current Carrera range, but why is that? There’s a deposit on the line for either car here!
Regards, Jack Murdon
Great question, Jack. For us the chassis of the GTS is a better all-rounder: it’s just as engaging on the road (yet its wider, larger track yields a more direct drive and better cornering power) and is suitably equipped for track use. the carrera t meanwhile is primarily a road car thanks to its short final drive ratio and entry-level brakes, not to mention an 80hp engine deficit, all of which will be particularly apparent on a fast, open track. Sure, the t’s manual gear shift has been positively revised, but the difference is incremental over a c2 GTS. the GTS arguably has a better, more desirable spec, too, and don’t forget you can delete rear seats in the GTS as a no-cost option. that’s a pretty good deal for what is financially an additional 10 per cent outlay, approximately. Let us know which you go for!