MotorTrend Finally Tests It!!!

Discussion in '2002 Porsche 911 GT2' started by CarreraGtRacer, Aug 10, 2002.

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    Yeah I know I know...<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
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    did they test it on a road or on a track?
     
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    CarreraGt, Why do you think Ferraris are unreliable? Do you have any evidence to back up your claim? My father and many of his friends deal with Ferraris all the time. I have never seen a ferrari break down. Except for the 412 that was running on only 6 cylinders. Other than that, they are world class cars with top quality and engineering. Porsches are definitley not unreliable. I have a porsche 951 and I've modified it. It has been rock solid the entire time. The engine is very strong. I'm looking to upgrade the turbo to a garret unit and I hope to get over 400 at the wheels. I'm sure the engine will be able to take over 20 psi of boost. I've seen the Gt2 and I love it so much. I can't wait to see a carrera Gt on the road (which I highly doubt).
     
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    Oh and one more thing, The 2002 gt2 is not a 911, it's a 996. Just thought I'd clarify.
     
  5. #30 CarreraGtRacer, Apr 27, 2003
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    Here is just one of a many articles I found

    http://www.edmunds.com/used/2001/ferrari/550/100000880/roadtestarticle.html?articleId=49771

    As we continued on our way, the instruments suddenly went dead. As everything else appeared in order, we assumed it was just a fuse and continued down the road. Soon, we noticed the instrument lights perceptibly dimming; the skid control and ABS failure lights also came on, accompanied by a faint whiff of (what smelt like) overheated wiring. This was obviously more than a fuse.

    Stopping the car, we tried the obvious: changing the fuse. Ferrari thoughtfully includes a tool kit with each vehicle. Inside are the usual assortment of hand tools along with a range of fuses and even a much-needed flashlight. Not surprisingly, changing the fuse did nothing. The instruments were still dead. Unfortunately, the car now refused to start. Turning the key produced the tick, tick, tick of an almost-dead battery.

    Looking on the bright side, this gave us a golden opportunity to test out Ferrari's free roadside assistance. After calling the 800 number, we were assured by a customer service rep that a flatbed truck would be out within 45 minutes to return the car to the dealership for repair. Just a few minutes after the time promised, a truck arrived. The driver had obviously done this kind of thing before and knew the tricks necessary to avoid damaging the (very low-slung) front spoiler. Thirty minutes later, the 550 was on its way back to the dealership.

    The next day, our curiosity in overdrive, we checked in with the dealer to learn what kind of fault could have resulted in such a catastrophic systems failure. First we were told the alternator was being replaced, but even as non-mechanics we knew this couldn't be the real problem. It took another day to get to the root of the problem: the oil temperature gauge. Don't laugh. Apparently on some cars, Ferrari's included, the electrical system is set up in such a way that if the wrong component blows, it brings down the whole system. With a Ferrari, the oil temperature gauge is just such a component. This still seems hard to fathom, so we will get more detail and report back next month.

    The solution was, obviously, to replace the gauge. But as we are starting to learn, exotic cars are called exotics for a reason. In this case, it is because oil temperature gauges are not a stock part with Ferrari North America. The part would have to come from Italy, and we were told the car would be ready the next week.
     
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    "Carrera GT...The Slap to Porsche Haterz"
    we will just have to wait and see, if porsche says ts great then chances are it will be useless on any road, just like all their other cars, i would usually be optimistic about it being mid engine bu the boxter was bad too so Im not sure about it.
     
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    trust me...its a big slap
     
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    well it bloody better be given the price and the fact it is just built for speed, still not gonna hold my breath.
     
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    JUST BUILT FOR SPEED??? O boy you don't know what your talking about...C&D says it'll beat or challenge all braking records...
     
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    and tell me if im wrong but dont good brakes help with going fast round tracks or on the road? if it can stop quicker than a radical it will supprise me, hope its been severly developed over the 911
     
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    It does help you go around tracks fast...It is way better than the standard 911s Brakes
     
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    it better do or it will end up in a field or sumthin
     
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    All I got to say about this car, is that it's in my top ten list <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A>
     
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    to fat germans and a full tank of gas tend to slow things up... but lowballing it a bit, keeps even the fat germans happy, because the promised figures is true...
     

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