Originally Posted by chrisn
Thanks DRM. Sounds like the Tip is not for me.
Your 996TT comment hit home as well. I sort of wonder if I would be a sucker to buy the 997TT and suffer massive depreciation waiting for the mods that will bring performance on par with modded 996TT's. OTOH, I am not an advanced driver and I like (what appears to be) better safety/stability/make-me-feel-like-a-hero features in the 997...
You're welcome. BTW, Myron (LVEGASKIWI) just came by my house to show me his E60M5 with all the header/exhaust/ECU mod's (WOW!!!) and I took him for a ride in my highly modded 996TT. I think he'll confirm how very easy it is to drive at warp speed and how docile it is just buzzing around town.
Anyway, you should consider purchasing an '02 - '04 996TT w/X50 pkg (450 hp/450 tq) that's a CPO car (you'll pay $75,000 - $85,000). The 2 BIG differences from the 997 are: (a) the torque and power are available lower in the R band on the 997 because of new turbo engineering; (b) the F to R viscous coupling is electronic and tied to the PSM on the 997. Otherwise there really aren't any significant performance differences between the 2 models (the 997 is about 4 - 5 seconds quicker around the 14 mile "Ring" as I recall). Don't get me wrong, there are MANY good changes to ALL 997 series Porsches compared to 996's.
THEN, when you're comfortable with the 996TT and fall in love like I did, you can spend a TOTAL, ALL IN, $20,000 to mod it (see my sig) and have something incredible that'll blow that 997TT and most anything else out there into the weeds in ANY venue. Check out www.evoms.com
for their 1st place overall win in C&D's "One Lap of America" for the 3rd year IN A ROW!!!
That's their stage 4 modded car and the engine internals have never been touched. I've always been told those Porsche late model turbo cars are basically "bullet proof" and there's plenty of evidence to support that sentiment.
Anyway, again, have fun hunting down whatever P-car you eventually decide on.