Main Menu

2003 X50 Turbo vs new GT3

Other

Vehicle Information: Year: 2003; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 0;

Would you recommend my ordering a new 996 C2 with X-51, or new Turbo with X-50? The obvious answer would be the Turbo, but I keep reading about the extra weight of the Turbo, over/under steer issues on corners (specifically, I hear it is easier to control over/under steer in two-wheel drive over all-wheel drive), loss of horsepower with all-wheel drive (I have heard there is a loss of about 25 hp in all-wheel drive), and, maybe most significantly, the GT2 is two-wheel drive (I'm assuming there's a pretty good reason for Porsche's top sportscar being two-wheel drive). Oh, not to mention double the cost. Factoring all of these considerations, is the performance in a Turbo X-50 package that much greater than a C2 with X-51 option that justifies double the cost (I realize the cost issue is subjective, but I'd like your personal opinion anyway)? If you had to choose between a 2003 996 Turbo with X50 option (450 hp) and a 2003 GT3 (380 hp), which would you choose and why? I most interested in your opinions relating to two-wheel vs. four-wheel driving performance (in flat, dry conditions) during cornering, off-the-line performance, and high-speed highway performance. I'm trying to gather as much info. as possible for my next vehicle.

You must log in to view answers associated with technical questions. Join PCA to participate in our community.
0
No votes yet