Tim’s “Road to GT8”

Tim, better known as Shmee 150, is a star ‘YouTouber’, if you didn’t know that already. What you are less likely to be aware of, is that he has been part of the GT8 Club since day-1.

The first time I met Tim was at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the Supercar Paddock. More precisely, right next to the ‘Diavolo Red’ GT8, the only press-car built in right-hand-drive.

Tim and I ‘talking GT8’ at Goodwood FoS 2016

It was also the first time for the GT8’s 150 perspective owners and other petrol-heads, to witness a GT8 ‘in-motion’, and to listen at its epic V8 soundtrack.

Tim’s ‘Road to GT8’, a record of 14 ‘vlogs’ on his GT8 journey, started on that day.

Throughout these episodes, Tim goes through the reasons he added the GT8 to his collection, his first GT8 drive, the specification’s choice and so much more!

More so, what comes across from watching these videos is the passion, the engagement and the emotional connection Tim built with the GT8. And that is very much the same feeling shared by fellow owners in the GT8 Club family.

So why the GT8 does that? Maybe because of its perfectly balanced and full-of-feel drive, its intoxicating V8 melody, and its jaw-dropping, carbon-fibre sculpted, shapes? Or maybe because the GT8 isn’t just a car, it is a special driving device that goes under your skin in its own, unique, way and make you smile like no others’ along the way.

Over to Tim now, enjoy!

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GT8 Club ‘Stable-mates’: GT8 and GT12

When the GT8 launched in 2016, one would have thought it was a GT12 with a V8 engine and a manual gearbox.

Even weeks after the GT8’s official unveiling, when automotive journos got their hands on the Manual GT8 ‘Press-Car’, no reviews highlighted how the GT8 compared against the GT12 (a summary of the reviews is available here).

So, unless you owned both cars yourself, you wouldn’t know how much the GT8 felt compared to the GT12.

However, in February 2019 things were about to change. In fact, when planning the GT8 YouTube review with Mark (read our previous Story: “GT8: A Future Classic?!“), the idea of bringing a GT12 alongside came out. So, I helped sourcing the GT12 from Andrew, a friend of the GT8 Club, whilst Mark organized the rest.

So, here you have it! The first “GT8 vs. GT12” review available on the net, by 888MF:

Courtesy of @888mf

Happy New Year from the GT8 Club!

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GT8 Club Meet “End of Season” 2019

2019 was a great one for the GT8 Club: new passionate members joined the family, (a record-high) 23 GT8s participated to the Annual Owners Meeting, new Meets were added to the calendar and so much more.

An “open-to-all” meet was the perfect occasion to celebrate this, full-of-action, year together, and we made it happen in London’s Regents Park.

A nice mix of exotica was driven to this Meet by 12 GT8 Club members: 8 GT8(s) alongside a V600, a Mclaren 675LT, an AMG GTR PRO and a DBS Superleggera!

…find out what happened on that day in Tim’s video!

Courtesy of Shmee150

A special thanks to Tim, Steve, Rob, Alex, Micky, Graham, Subhanu, Toby, Neel, David, Bailey, Philip, and all the GT8 Club’s friends who joined the End of Season 2019 Meet, to the other GT8 Club Members for making this Club great and to GT8 Club partners, photographers and followers for supporting our wonderful journey in 2019!

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