Torque, steering feel, fixed paddles and it felt more comfortable. Easy to drive.
I have the lightweight buckets in the GT3 and it's a pain in the ass getting in and out and my shoulders don't fit well. Sounds like an econo 4 cylinder just putting around but sounds glorious at the higher RPMs. Just installed a bypass pipe the other day so the sound has improved. Wife hates the car and is constantly talking shit about it.
"These seats are stupid."
"What do you mean there's no back seats? Why does it look like it then? Save weight? It's still slow." lol
I like the car but I just don't love it.. yet. I'll have to hit a track day soon to help me decide. Oh yeah, and the forums are terrible.
Sounds to me like you regret ordering buckets.
9,000 RPM on that motor does not sound like a 4 cylinder. Nor is it slow, as stock for stock, it's as fast as a GTR straight line.
There's no premise for talking poorly about the GT3 based on your wife's opinion, which is most likely based on the buckets. I've had 3 991 GT3s. A 14, and two 15s. My biggest mistakes was ordering those buckets on my last car. Went from a race car you could comfortably drive on the street, to the most uncomfortable thing I'd ever owned.
When I place my order for the 991.2 GT3, it's 18 ways. Or buckets with used 18 ways for a swap.
Although I love my NISMO, the GT3 is very, very special in its own very different way.