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      02-06-2021, 09:28 PM   #1
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If you had a choice: 2015 Porsche GT3 or 2018 Mercedes GTR

Assume both sub 20k miles, similar like new condition. Iím weighing both and am leaning toward the GT3 although the MB is never, roomier, but the GT3 just feels more special and I think in the long run will keep value better. Iíd appreciate you input. Neither would be used as a daily driver.
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      02-06-2021, 09:32 PM   #2
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You need to ask? Seriously do what you know is right. Merc always looks screwed up with that stupid long nose anyways.
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      02-06-2021, 09:47 PM   #3
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GT3 bro. easy answer.
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      02-06-2021, 09:49 PM   #4
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For track GT3. For keeping GTR. I think the GTR looks much more special than the GT3.
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I wouldn’t track either. My son prefers the GTR.
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Tough choice. Iím a Porsche fan. Driving with my group where itís 90% Porsche, I appreciate the GT3 but would go with the GTR just to have something different.
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Tough choice but I would go with the Porsche. Appreciation potential, likely better build quality, and avoidance of Mercedes' well known build quality and reliability problems.
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You obviously can't go wrong with either choice. But to me just the way the GT3 drives and FEELS, its hard to really put into words, there's this rawness to it that is so special, yet is still so plush with it's alcantara bits.

As cars get more and more electrical and computerized, the pure driving experience like this one gets to be more and more of a fond memory, a relic of the past. It's a classic and you know that you're driving someone's dream car. There will always be faster and nicer cars, but there aren't many that are intoxicating to drive the way the GT3 is.

GT3 all the way for me.

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      02-06-2021, 10:56 PM   #9
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I could be wrong.. But I thought GT3 is more track oriented car and GTR is more like a weekend cruiser with good comfort? I'd take GT3 if it is for fun drive and GTR if using it for going around actually Touring.
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      02-06-2021, 11:21 PM   #10
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GT3 and itís not even close. Plus 10 year engine warranty.
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GT3 and itís not even close. Plus 10 year engine warranty.
great point!
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      02-07-2021, 06:00 AM   #12
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Depends on what you are looking for?

GTR looks more exotic, more of a cruiser, lots of low end torque.

GT3 is much more of a driver's car, better handling, throttle response, sound.

If you're looking for engaging visceral drives, GT3.

if you want to cruise and look cool, GTR.
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      02-07-2021, 07:24 AM   #13
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The one that weighs ~300 lbs lighter than the other.
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What are you paying for the GT3?

While I would prefer the GT3 no doubt, I would ask myself if I would pay 120K for a car that someone paid 145k for 6 years earlier... that's a lot of money for an old car. Just my 2 cents.
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Guys the AMG GTR is not a cruiser, a touring or a car built for comfort. It's Mercedes's track focused model, and actually goes around a track faster than a GT3. It's also enormously visceral, mainly because of that crazy engine and the chassis.

Comparing the two, it will come down to which car looks, drives and sounds better to you. Both sound great but totally different. Both enormously high performance but the FR, longhooded Merc will rotate and turn very differently from the rear engined Porsche. You'll just have to see what you prefer.
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Guys the AMG GTR is not a cruiser, a touring or a car built for comfort. It's Mercedes's track focused model, and actually goes around a track faster than a GT3. It's also enormously visceral, mainly because of that crazy engine and the chassis.

Comparing the two, it will come down to which car looks, drives and sounds better to you. Both sound great but totally different. Both enormously high performance but the FR, longhooded Merc will rotate and turn very differently from the rear engined Porsche. You'll just have to see what you prefer.
I'll admit I didn't quite pick up on the "R" and was thinking more the standard GT...but still there's no way a turbo charged V8 with its turbo lagged throttle response and muted sound can compare in viscerality to the GT3 with its NA sound and direct immediate throttle response and crazy rush to redline, so i think the OP still has to decide what sort of experience he is looking for, but agree the best way to figure out is to drive em.
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I like the looks of the AMG GTR more but would still get the GT3.
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I’ve driven both and really like both but pulling the trigger is tough. Noticing Turbo S cars now too (other post). I think the GT3 will lose less money and may even remain somewhat steady based on reading I’ve done. This makes my wife most happy...
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GT3, but honestly would much prefer a manual over the PDK.
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Easy. One's a Porsche. The other is made by the 3rd or 4th coolest German car company.
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      02-07-2021, 11:36 AM   #22
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GT3, but honestly would much prefer a manual over the PDK.
That's where Porsche screwed the .1 (2015 in OP's case) and rewarded the .2 owners.
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