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BYE BYE to My Porsche GT3!

What is going on?! My Porsche 911 GT3 is leaving the garage so join me for the last drive to reminisce on the ownership experience and explain why I'm saying bye bye to the car so soon.

I took delivery of my Porsche 911 GT3 from Porsche Zentrum Amsterdam in March of this year after having followed the whole process through from order to the build in Stuttgart and even having the opportunity to see it at Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur for the custom parts to be installed. With a very unique spec in PTS Gelbgrun, I won't forget what it's been like along the way, especially seeing it at the dealership for the first time by air from a helicopter!

However, I've not hidden the fact that it doesn't quite grab my heart strings as much as some of the other cars I'm lucky enough to own. Back in April I shot a twin-test between the GT3 and my AMG GT R and at that point it was already clear which car is more 'me'. Then 2 months ago when I took it for an update video to celebrate approaching 10,000km already I think a lot of you almost could tell before I could that the inevitable might come. This is not to say that the car isn't superb, the sound when the engine screams away and the precision of the handling in environments like the Nurburgring; but sometimes things are more complicated than that.

So, why is it leaving even though it's the latest of the high performance cars I have taken delivery of? A few reasons really but to be brutally honest, the incoming Ford GT requires me to clear up some funds from my garage and that meant something had to leave, to be simple about it I couldn't face letting the GT R, or my McLaren 675LT Spider or Aston Martin Vantage GT8 go.

Please don't accuse me of flipping; I've lost more money on this GT3 than any car I've previously owned in my life - including my FF or Vanquish! That's a small price to pay for the happy miles with it and memories that I've accumulated though.

Thanks for watching, Tim

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added on 12 Sep. 2018

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