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    Quote Originally Posted by EcosseGP View Post
    Am I the only one that’s not too excited about the GP3 ...

    Having owned the GP1 when the GP2 was released I was excited to see how it would turn out compared with the original.

    Even the GP2 was hyped up but at the time but I don’t think it failed to capture folks attention and have people wanting the car for what it was. Yes they missed a trick not keeping the same numbering ethos and then tried to rescue that, certainly in America with folk asking what number they could give the car.

    I’ll admit that I had my name down for a GP3 but after seeing things develop bit by bit, and maybe what I thought was coming with the F series GP, it hasn’t excited me one bit and tbh I’ve lost interest in it. Looking at the bits that are being drip fed about what it will or won’t have I think they are diluting the whole excitement of the car. I don’t think the wheels suit the car and looking at the rear spoiler now they are trying way too hard. The first and second generation GP’s had a spoiler that was big enough to attract attention yet be subtle enough with it. I’m not sure this is the case with the GP3.

    Having seen the photos of the speedo like others have said why have digital everything but a needle for the Rev counter. Correct me if I’m wrong but even the Astra GTE in its day had a full digital speedo.

    Maybe when it comes out and it can be seen as a full package and in the flesh it might be different I’ll change my mind but until then I’m unconvinced that the GP3 is going to be the “current” ultimate MINI.

    Sometimes less is more and I think that should have been the case from the outset with the GP1. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying all the extras (air con, electric windows, heated seats, etc) should have been removed or kept to a minimum for added weight loss. I think that the Mitsubishi Evo and Honda Integra were the only cars I can think of that attempted to go down this route ... did it cost them any buyers ? I don’t think so ...

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    No Davey you're by no means alone and a lot of what you've said is pretty spot on.

    My own excitement for the GP3 is more to do with it being my cup of tea and less to do with it being an actual execution of the GP brief. I personally love the big wing and the daft looking arches - although I know I'm in the minority. I also think the car seems to be shaping up as more of a gentleman's racer than an actual track car - more Bentley Continental SuperSports than Lotus Exige Cup. That sort of package definitely appeals to me as it's closer to what I'd actually want and closer to what I'd actually use. That having been said, it's not what the original concept pointed towards so I totally get the disappointment.
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    Had my name down too but have now cancelled. Have pre-ordered an electric Mini instead, which is the complete opposite.
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    Looks like the GP has broken cover before it’s official launch.
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    That's atrocious!! Those arches and that front end

    The colour is nice (minus the red bits) but it's not a special colour, look at every other hot hatch (with the exception of a few I can't think of) but they're available in a wild colour which is part of owning such a car its meant to be wild and special this isn't.

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    I agree with Eddie regarding the arches. They are just ridiculous additions that cheapen the overall look of the car. I’d like to know just how expensive they’d be to replace when some muppet decides to snap a corner off one of them in a car park.

    I also still can not believe that it has no proper rear diffuser as well. The rear diffuser looked gorgeous on the GP2 and the back end of the GP3 just looks boring and “normal”.
    I know that the 2 previous GP’s had slightly boring colours but I do agree that on a car that’s supposed to be a bit mental and track focussed should really stand out from the crowd.
    For me the GP3 has become more and more disappointing as it’s progressed.
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    The colour might really pop when clean, dry and shiny - there's some purple in it which I'm looking forward to seeing properly.

    But agree with the looks - not nice, and the extensions look even worse even though we knew they were going to be fitted
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    Great to finally see some pics of the car undisguised. It has been a long wait indeed.

    I love the arches. They really set it apart from a regular JCW. For me it now looks like a proper halo car which is nice. They may not be functional but that's sort of missing the point. It just looks awesome in my opinion!

    Also love that they've stuck with traditional GP colours. I'm hoping though that there's some more graphics to come. The GP logo on the scoop would be nice as well as some roof graphics.

    And... (this is the big one)... is it just me or is there a definite hint of blue to the new grey?

    Blue GP! Blue GP! Blue GP!
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    I like the wheels and the black filler cap. That's about it. Expect to see a lot of negative press about those finger-shredding arches.
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    I'm not as disappointed by as I once was. And I'm not gunna lie I think the car look like a little weapon. But I do with the designers had got with a subtler way of widening the car.

    To me the aero looks a lot more dtm than btcc. I like the fact the current btcc cars are all just exaggerated road cars they still look like an astra or a corolla. The dtm cars are balls to the wall aero porn and you look what car you are actually looking at the cars could be anything with a badge slapped on and that what nascar is for.

    I dont think it's going to win any beauty contest but I'm sure its gunna go down the road like stink.

    It seems odd that the gp was spotted in the uk on Friday and saturday with full yellow and black camo and then they've gone and left one out in a carpark.

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    And I had a good walk around mini pant oxford on friday and I couldn't see the camo car anywhere

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