To me the Emira looks so much better than both the GT3 and GT4.

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I'm now glad that the many Porsche dealers snubbed me off when I called requesting an allocation for both the GT3 and GT4 before I was even aware of the new Lotus Emira.
They said "sorry sir you don't qualify for a GT car."
It was a blessing in disguise.
I think the Emira is so much better looking, more exotic looking than either Porsche.
Also, I've read that the ride quality of both the GT4 and GT3 is very firm almost harsh for a daily driver, and read that the touring suspension on the Emira will be smooth and compliant, not at all harsh.
When I've asked people which car they prefer, every single person chose the Emira over both the Porsches.
Most said "I like the Ferrari" better. LOL 😆
Appearance wise there is no comparison.
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I do not disagree but if I could get a gt3 allocation I would take it(at MSRP). I have never liked the GT4 so I would give it a hard pass. The good news is I signed up for a raffle that draws tomorrow for a shark blue GT3. I will probably win that and have the Emira to boot. I will post pics of the GT3 after I win it tomorrow;)
 

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I do not disagree but if I could get a gt3 allocation I would take it(at MSRP). I have never liked the GT4 so I would give it a hard pass. The good news is I signed up for a raffle that draws tomorrow for a shark blue GT3. I will probably win that and have the Emira to boot. I will post pics of the GT3 after I win it tomorrow;)
Good luck!
 

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I'm now glad that the many Porsche dealers snubbed me off when I called requesting an allocation for both the GT3 and GT4 before I was even aware of the new Lotus Emira.
They said "sorry sir you don't qualify for a GT car."
That kind of thing is what provokes my silent "eff you" response. At least Lotus will still sell you a car while treating you like navel lint. *rimshot*
 

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You need to have purchased many Porsche’s before even being considered for al allocation for a GT car, but what a car….

You can’t compare these to an Emira, but doesn’t make the Lotus a bad car
 

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GT3 is to the Emira what the Emira is to a Miata. Just an entirely different level and probably the best sports car money can buy right now. Emira has the looks and cost, GT3 has everything else... If I could get one I'd keep it for life.
 
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In Canada the GT3 would be over double the cost of the Emira, not worth it in my opinion. Plus the Emira looks far more exotic, supercar looks on a beer budget.
Another thing that may not be important to you gentleman, but it's very important to me is ride quality.
The Porsches are just too firm for my liking.
GT4 & GT3 are made for the track.
I don't track my car's very often so no big deal.
 

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I'm now glad that the many Porsche dealers snubbed me off when I called requesting an allocation for both the GT3 and GT4 before I was even aware of the new Lotus Emira.
They said "sorry sir you don't qualify for a GT car."
It was a blessing in disguise.
I think the Emira is so much better looking, more exotic looking than either Porsche.
Also, I've read that the ride quality of both the GT4 and GT3 is very firm almost harsh for a daily driver, and read that the touring suspension on the Emira will be smooth and compliant, not at all harsh.
When I've asked people which car they prefer, every single person chose the Emira over both the Porsches.
Most said "I like the Ferrari" better. LOL 😆
Appearance wise there is no comparison.
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Cars aren’t just about looks and what others think of them.

Also if you’d ever driven a GT3 I don’t think you would have the same opinion…Unless you only care about appearances. As someone stated earlier, the GT3 is on a different level.
 

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I’d take the shark blue gt3 in a heartbeat over the Emira. Let’s not get crazy
 

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Cars aren’t just about looks and what others think of them.

Also if you’d ever driven a GT3 I don’t think you would have the same opinion…Unless you only care about appearances. As someone stated earlier, the GT3 is on a different level.
The original intent is what looks better. In the spirit of the intent of the original question it’s not even close. People would run past the invisible Porsches to get a closer look at the Lotus. For most non-Porsche-philes most Porsches look alike and are as common as the Vette.

Start another thread on which is the better performance car.
 

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These last GT3s are going to be collectors cars. This is the last of the non-hybrid. There won't ever be a better car. I am tempted to get on the two year wait list. I don't really want to own it though. I don't feel it is a daily. It is too much car for the streets. It looks killer though. I saw one parked at my condo the other day.
 

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Considering that only 700 FE's are going to make it to North America, whoever has one is going to be a rock star for quite awhile before any other Emira's start to show up. You might as well be driving an Evija. Most of the public won't know the difference.

As great as Porsches are, they're just too common. Same for BMW, Mercedes and Audi. They're everywhere. It's going to be years before Emiras become even remotely common, and only then in high density areas like L.A., Miami, etc.
 

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I have a great relationship with my Porsche dealer and if some miracle happens and they open up a GT3T allocation I expect a call, primarily because I’ll consign my Spyder with them, that’s our deal. No, I’m not a high roller like many of their clients but they still treat me with respect. It’s moot I suppose since they have names on their next 2 years of GT allocation (projected) and have stopped taking deposits so the only options are someone cancels or they get additional allocations. And this is a dealer that gets more GT allocation than most based on their long history with Porsche Motorsports.

Anyone who follows sports car racing will recognize the livery.

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But back to the point, comparing a GT3 to an Emira is silly. In the best of all possible worlds I’d have both but since I don’t have a spare $300K lying around I’ll need to be happy with an Emira and hope I can figure out a way to keep my 718 Spyder.
 

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I have a great relationship with my Porsche dealer and if some miracle happens and they open up a GT3T allocation I expect a call, primarily because I’ll consign my Spyder with them, that’s our deal. No, I’m not a high roller like many of their clients but they still treat me with respect. It’s moot I suppose since they have names on their next 2 years of GT allocation (projected) and have stopped taking deposits so the only options are someone cancels or they get additional allocations. And this is a dealer that gets more GT allocation than most based on their long history with Porsche Motorsports.

Anyone who follows sports car racing will recognize the livery.

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But back to the point, comparing a GT3 to an Emira is silly. In the best of all possible worlds I’d have both but since I don’t have a spare $300K lying around I’ll need to be happy with an Emira and hope I can figure out a way to keep my 718 Spyder.
Brumos? I lived in Jax until last fall and a guy I know from my track days just took delivery of a GT3 through them, he told me they only had 2 GT4RS allocations this year. I didn't even bother giving them a call since I knew it was a pipedream (I have zero history with Porsche since I'm only 31) and knew the markup would be unaffordable even if by some miracle I could get an allocation.

The Emira is a solid backup option for us mere mortals. Or at least I hope it will be :cool:
 

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Bummer I did not win the GT3 raffle today🤦‍♂️ I just had a feeling this was the one. The picture of the winner was a elderly woman in Massachusetts. Silver lining $450,000 donated to Dempsey cancer center. Back to focusing on the Emira delivery!
 

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I have a great relationship with my Porsche dealer and if some miracle happens and they open up a GT3T allocation I expect a call, primarily because I’ll consign my Spyder with them, that’s our deal. No, I’m not a high roller like many of their clients but they still treat me with respect. It’s moot I suppose since they have names on their next 2 years of GT allocation (projected) and have stopped taking deposits so the only options are someone cancels or they get additional allocations. And this is a dealer that gets more GT allocation than most based on their long history with Porsche Motorsports.

Anyone who follows sports car racing will recognize the livery.

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But back to the point, comparing a GT3 to an Emira is silly. In the best of all possible worlds I’d have both but since I don’t have a spare $300K lying around I’ll need to be happy with an Emira and hope I can figure out a way to keep my 718 Spyder.
B59 Edition?
 

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