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A long awaited dream....ever since I first heard the jet engine sound of the CGT years ago, I knew I had to own one some day. I've always loved raw cars that stimulated emotion behind the steering wheel - those cars that reward you for driving skill, void of electronic aids, and that fires the viscera, void of luxury.

Some may be aware of my passion for Lotus, which offers bare bones Spartan like excitement with point and shoot behavior. Racing in LotusCupUSA has spawned further appreciation for direct connection to the road.
I then supplemented my Loti with the 16M - an amazing piece of machinery which intensifies the visceral driving experience with lightning fast 60 ms F1 shifts and crazy speed when terrorizing the roads.

And thus, here cometh the CGT.
Can't wait to sit in the CF monocoque and feel the 617 hp whine with fiery intensity.
More to come...

Addendum: My formal review is on page 5....
 

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Wow! Congrats on your new car! The CGT has always been a favorite of mine, and I agree, the sound at WOT is something special! Do you plan on holding onto the car for a while? I have noticed prices increasing regularly over the past few years. They really are a true collectors car.
 

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Wow! Congrats on your new car! The CGT has always been a favorite of mine, and I agree, the sound at WOT is something special! Do you plan on holding onto the car for a while? I have noticed prices increasing regularly over the past few years. They really are a true collectors car.
Thanks, yes, I'm trying to mature my car addiction. I didn't want to jump on the Ferrari train which changes models every few years. I also love analogue cars. I do view the CGT as a modern collector car - last of a generation of Porsche's manuals, a race bred engine. The 918 is a phenomenal leap forward, but too many electronic nannies for purists. Sensation is lost and overcome with technological advances. It's hard to "feel" what you're driving in such an advanced car such as even a GTR. They are too good, and even too fast for public roads.

EVO magazine reviewed the last analogue Supercars: CGT, F50, F40, Mclaren F1, noble 600, LP670-SV, and Pagani Zonda.
It would be a dream to own all of these.
To be honest though, next on my radar would be a Ford GT. That car is steadily going up in value.
I'm sure the CGT will go up in value, but it's a question of when.
But in the mean time, I really want to enjoy it.

What color, Eddie?

-Markus-
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GT Silver on black
Usually I like loud colors (Isotope Green Exige) but for this car, I view it as a modern classic.
 
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Congrats :) Can't wait to see pics of the CGT.
 

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Congrats. Did you pick it up from Pacific?
Thanks all.

I did speak to the sales people at Pacific in Torrance. They have an 04 silver with around 6500 miles on consignment. I made an offer and the sales guy never followed up on it. But I picked up an 05.
The market has thinned out some compared to last year. Don't know if people are holding on to them now. Currently, no red ones for sale and there is a yellow one with higher mileage, around 15k miles.
CNC has a mint one with 600 miles with new clutch listed for $499k.
I think a couple other silvers and a black one FS.
 
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I've noticed their Silver '05 and it's stunning...they all are! I couldn't agree more on your comments regarding the emotion of having a true input/output analogue car. Ford GT has always been a favorite, but the CGT is in another league. Congrats!
 

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congratulations and I couldn't agree more with all your reasoning. enjoy it and good health and post some pics
 

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Congratulations plastique999, I can only imagine how excited you must be. The Carrera GT is something I have to acquire down the road myself, really the ultimate roadcar. I've been following the market for quite some time too now and have followed the appreciation in value. If only I could convince my s/o. Cheers and post a lot of pictures.
 

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Elite Autos LLC?

I've noticed their Silver '05 and it's stunning...they all are! I couldn't agree more on your comments regarding the emotion of having a true input/output analogue car. Ford GT has always been a favorite, but the CGT is in another league. Congrats!
Ha! Elite, is in my territory, Arkansas, of all places. They typically have an awesome inventory.

Congrats, OP. We cannot wait to see more.
 

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Thanks all.

I did speak to the sales people at Pacific in Torrance. They have an 04 silver with around 6500 miles on consignment. I made an offer and the sales guy never followed up on it. But I picked up an 05.
The market has thinned out some compared to last year. Don't know if people are holding on to them now. Currently, no red ones for sale and there is a yellow one with higher mileage, around 15k miles.
CNC has a mint one with 600 miles with new clutch listed for $499k.
I think a couple other silvers and a black one FS.
Can't lie, that one at Pacific is awfully tempting!
 

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Congrats. The CGT is one of my favorite super cars. Can't wait to see pics!
 

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Congrats Plastique999! I know you've been on the hunt for a bit! The CGT is the best overall driving experience you will have in a car--at least its been that way for me. I've had mine 2 months and already have put 860 mi on it. Enjoy!!!


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