Posted Oct 24th 2014 12:00PM
Pfaff Tuning's 7MT GT3 Alternative - A True Driver's Car, Through and Through
Every once in a while, we get to drive what we call 'What-If Cars'. The kind of cars that pop into your head when you're lost in a "what kind of car would you buy if you won the lottery" daydream or embattled in the same conversation with your fellow gear heads. So when we got the offer from Pfaff Tuning to pick up their 2014 Porsche 911 'GT3 Alternative' - we did a quick inventory to check in with our internal 'What-If' garage to see if this monster was there, and yup, it's there alright, pretty damn close to the top we'd say.
Porsche's spartan 911 GT3 is undeniably a razor-sharp machine and the perfect trackday weapon, without a doubt on the dream car list of most gear heads, but it's missing the one thing we prize above almost everything else - a third pedal. Call us dinosaurs, call us luddites, call us anything you want, we won't judge you - as dizzyingly fast and efficient as Porsche's PDK transmission is, it will never provide the same experience as rowing your own gears.
We'll get the disclaimers out of the way up front:
- Pfaff have proven themselves to be a front-runner for all things Porsche and all things fast. They currently campaign a GT3 Cup Challenge Car - to say they know what they're doing when it comes to Porsches is an understatement and we're ecstatic to be working with them.
- We had a mileage cap on this car and would have liked to have logged more seat time, but alas, Pfaff is indeed selling this car and they wish to keep the kilometres as close to zero as possible for the potential buyer.
- This is an impartial review, we look at it like reviewing any other vehicle that any manufacturer sells. We drive the car and we report back to you with the good and the bad.