TracTive 997.1 GT3 Club Sport
Fearnsport have fitted TracTive’s replacement plug & play for PASM suspension.
Having never driven a PASM 997 prior to owning the GT3, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how comfortable normal PASM was at cruising speeds.
But the moment you push on it starts to quickly show it’s limitations by a lack of chassis control and damping finesse. It’s just too soft.
When you switch to Sport PASM it instantly becomes overly harsh with no damping control on anything other than smooth roads. No hope of that in the UK!!
Travelling from Silverstone down the wonderful A413 from Brackley – Aylesbury, I was stunned at the sheer level of chassis control across bumpy undulating tarmac.
It became a game of “how much faster” or “do I need to lift” such was the confidence the ride and handling inspired.
I was able to use Sport PASM and instead of being harsh and uncontrolled it allowed me to explore entry, mid and exit speeds you wouldn’t believe were possible. Absolutely no corner roll, no deflection due to bumps, compressions mid corner, nothing. You can just concentrate fully on pushing limits.
Between Silverstone and Stowe School there is a straight open sighted road which goes steeply downhill into a sharp dip/compression before going up the other side. Previously I had to back off for fear of bottoming out and the front splitter crashing into the road.
On the way back, I hit the compression flat in 3rd no lift and was able to immediately overtake a slower car.
Each time I came to villages, I switched back to Normal and instantly felt a compliance and comfort instead of Sport’s iron fist control.
I thought I would miss the Standalone 5 settings with touchscreen we sell for all pre 997 Porsche’s, but I feel TracTive have nailed the 2 PASM settings perfectly, never feeling the need for another option.
The GT3 is now a comfortable daily that at the touch of a button transforms into a road racer without limits.
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