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The pricing and specs say otherwise. The Evora GT is most closely matched with the GT4. The it has almost identical power/torque ratings and price. It is lighter for sure but it's also a mid engine track focused car. The GT3 and GT3RS are simply more car for more money. It has a significant power and gearing advantage due to the engine. It also has more aero than the Evora GT has given that we don't seem to get the wing unless that is an option. I seriously doubt the Evora GT could keep up with either car on most tracks. The only exceptions might be tighter tracks that don't favor power as much.
Drive them, although I will agree that because we do not get the winged GT430 the GT3 RS comparison is not valid for us in the US.

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Seeing this now, looks like the good seats made it over. Looking forward to more interior pics.

And the $10K or $15K to correct the front end might be worth it.

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So which seats are you considering the good seats? (I canít open the Facebook images). I consider the good ones to be the carbon fiber, lightweight non-airbag seats. I expect the GT seats will have to have the airbag features.

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I consider your good ones to be the bad ones. Iíd rather be comfortable while driving on the streets, have access to the rear seats/deck and survive being T-boned by an F-150 over shaving half a second off of some fictional lap time. Different strokes, as they say . . .
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So which seats are you considering the good seats? (I canít open the Facebook images). I consider the good ones to be the carbon fiber, lightweight non-airbag seats. I expect the GT seats will have to have the airbag features.

Seats seem to be the Sparco GT folding back seats w/ CF back pan and side airbags, this seems to be the most common fitment in euro GT410, GT 430 Sport, GT 430's, but without side airbags. US 2017 Sport 410's got a lower styled version of this w/ air bags but no cf parts (44.2 lbs ea). no clue what the partial cf version weights, too my hands most of the weight seem s to be in the steel bottom framing, so figure we are stuck with that.

Euro S 410's got the lwt ( about 24 lbs ea) cf buckets and was available on the GT 4xx cars as an option, many owners complained about the angle and build shims to compensate.
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