And, to make things even sweeter, the pair of stick shift delights have to face serious track traffic, as it often happens during Touristenfahrten (Tourist Days) events.
In theory, the V10 hypercar we have here is a machine that can go round the Ring in 7:28.71, while the 997 GT3 needs 7:42 for the same task, as Walter Rohrl demonstrated back in 2006. Nevertheless, the heavy traffic mentioned above means the performance hap between the two Zuffenhausen machines loses some of its power.
As for the handling aspect, the GT3's rear-engine configuration might mean that the 911 can be a handful at times, but keep in mind that the Carrera GT is one of the wildest mid-engine machines out there, so things are in check here.
There's one more thing we need to mention before inviting you to reach for the "play" button below and it has to do with the options on the GT3. We're talking about the Neunelfer's Clubsport package, which adds a few track-friendly goodies such as a half cage, six-point harnesses and a battery kill switch. You know, for fearless hooning...
In fact, there's a single thing that could've made this video even better and it has to do with the machine playing the camera car role. Sure, the flat-six music of the GT3 is delightful, but nothing compared to the V10 scream of the Carrera GT.