Guys, can I expand on the issues I raised, it is not my intention to bash the CGT, it is an intoxicating unique car and the ultimate Porsche.
I came at the CGT wanting a car which I could use as a daily driver.... this may seem ridiculous when the reality is that probably 99% are used infrequently and are (beautiful) items in collections which get used for special occasions. Porsche have engineered this car to be able to be used as a DD, the engine is very unstressed the gearbox is bullet proof and the clutch can take many miles before replacement. The brakes are nice to use and durable and the ride quality is exceptional and you can actually see out of the thing.
So Porsche make this wonderful car which is 100% Porsche ie it can be used like a normal car during the week and then give race like thrills whenever called upon - right ?
Yes apart from the two items I mentioned. The clutch is totally unecessary on this car, it is Porsche showing off its technology. They say it is needed because of the torque - this is BS, as we all know Sachs make some nice organic clutches which can handle 800NM with ease and and perfect to use.
There is a solution for the clutch, RS Tuning have a different more conventional item which they fit to their 730hp 6 litre conversion engines, I thought hard about having this fitted but then unfortunately my second CGT "problem" came into play.....
The cost of ALL the parts on the CGT is silly silly money (big caveat, this is all IMO and we know silly money is down to how much of it you have
) I was once walked around a CGT on a ramp in Germany in 2004 and the guy pointed to various parts and came out with various numbers: 15000 Euro, 12000 Euro 4000 Euro oh and a wheel 5000 Euro - the car is just too damn expensive to be used as a DD particularly for a daily traffic commute which is what I fantasized about.
There were 6 of us in my vicinity who had/have these beasts. I sold mine for the above reason as did another (he replaced it with a Veyron as his DD - so he wasn't bothered about replacement parts !) Another sold his as he didn't drive it enough and part of the reason was - yes he couldn't be &rsed with the clutch, The other 3 guys have theirs but they are strictly weekend fair weather toys - this ultimately is what the CGT is good for (and very good for) but it is a shame since it is a Porsche and is capable of so much more....
Incidentally, took delivery of the GT2 yesterday and I have a feeling that this actually does tick all the boxes on my Porsche DD check list......
Here is a crappy video of me doing the "CGT clutch start" at an airfield.... YouTube - Carrera GT airfield start