@propertypetrolheads @davidgrover12 Model 997 Cup
Year 2014 Acquired December 2016
Model 991.2 GT3 RS Year 2018
Acquired May 2018 It seems summer is slipping away already. The RS, with its semi-track tyre, is destined for a longer spell under its blanket of protection, much sooner than I had first thought.
I was out in the car last week for a drive away from London to have more lessons on the race car sim, which has helped keep my eye in and to focus on lines, tracks and car types on circuits across the UK. These machines are very helpful: they allow mistakes to be made, confidence to be built and history of your sessions to be stored so you can genuinely improve through active practice and the quality of the coaching programme with it. Maybe by 2019 the real difference will be seen in diminishing lap times in actual race conditions.
It’s just two weeks until the first proper trip out for the new car, which as I mentioned will be to France. Here the mileage can get clocked up quickly, and hopefully the sun will shine on the convoy of cars. I have been planning this for a few months and have a route to a new part of France all sorted across a mixture of road types, and extra trips along the way to include champagne tasting, horse riding and some historic activities. There will be other 911s with us, and a couple of other brands likely due to recent vehicle changes, so a fast group enjoying empty roads in northern France. I would hope after this that I can share my real thoughts and feelings about the GT3 RS.
I have also gone through the operational manuals that arrived recently post delivery of the car, and it’s only the tech that I have still to get to grips with. With a new model these are different from previous variants, and my current lack of knowledge still centres with Apple Carplay and setting the system up to suit my specific tech needs. None of it especially taxing, it just needs a little time and practice.
In between the Brands event and my trip I will be back to Silverstone to the PEC to try out their new RS model. Any reader who has a new car already knows you get an invitation to try an identical model to the one you have just bought or ordered, depending on availability.
The latest RS has recently arrived.
I know from past experience that the tracks there are too small to seriously hustle even a 991 S or 4S around, but perhaps that feedback is aided by my race and track experience. I guess many owners never get anywhere near even a basic level of performance driving, and for them it’s a great place to try their purchase.
I have lost count of the times I have been there, must be well over a dozen, but I would be mad to turn it down, so that is booked and I am looking forward to it. Another opportunity to feed back my real experiences of the latest RS variant, and also try to find the limits of grip at lower than road speeds. More on that to follow.