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2018/12/05 15:22:48 (permalink)

992 Coming Shortly

The 992 is Coming Soon  
I have placed my order for a Carrera 4S with Wilmslow and I have been told there is a possibility of a car in February. My spec is shown below but I am sure some of these options will change before the cut-off date and would love to compare notes with anyone who is spec’ing their order or who is thinking of placing one.
Hopefully there will be a few more owners to join the 992 Register and kick start the eighth generation 911 with a Spring weekend and a possible factory visit in early summer.

  •    Electric slide/tilt sunroof
    ·  8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
    ·  20/21-inch Carrera Exclusive Design wheels
    ·  Gentian Blue Metallic
    ·  Graphite Blue leather interior (stitching crayon)
    ·  Wheels painted in black (high-gloss)
    ·  Door sill guards brushed aluminium darksilver, illuminated
    ·  SportDesign sideskirts
    ·  BOSE® Surround Sound System
    ·  Adaptive Sports seats Plus (18-way, electric) with memory package
    ·  Model logo embossed on centre console armrest
    ·  Porsche Crest embossed on headrests
    ·  GT sport steering wheel in leather, heated
    ·  Smoker package
    ·  ParkAssist (front and rear) including reversing camera
    ·  Light design package
    ·  Automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor
    ·  Sports exhaust system
    ·  Electric folding exterior mirrors including courtesy lighting
    ·  Power steering Plus
    ·  Sport Chrono Package incl. mode switch
    ·  Rear wiper
    ·  LED main headlights with matrix beam including Porsche Dynamic Light System
Visually still very much a 911, it launches in Carrera S and Carrera 4S models with a common wide-bodied shell. The entire outer skin is aluminium apart from the composite front and rear sections with significantly wider wheel housings arching over the 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels which are available in 4 designs. The front edge of the bonnet has been squared off and flush door handles make for a smoother side contour. The rear LED light bar will now feature on all models and there is an option for LED headlights with intelligent dimming for oncoming traffic and dazzle from reflective road signs.

Power output for the S models is increased by 30PS to 450PS knocking 0.4 seconds off the 0-62mph time giving 3.6 for the 4S and 3.7 for the S. Sport Chrono reduces this time by a further 0.2 seconds. The PDK gearbox moves from 7 to 8 gears but the iconic gear lever is no more, replaced by a games console type control. Adding the sports exhaust reduces the number of tailpipes from 4 to 2 giving it the appearance of a GT model. The interior is completely new with a digital dash and 10.9inch PCM screen with heated seats a standard feature.
       
https://www.porsche.com/uk/models/911/911-carrera-models/?utm_campaign=PCGB_Newsletter_11-2018&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/05 18:01:43 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby Phil_Graham 2018/12/05 22:17:51
Hi Phil
 
the spec I am playing with is below, not so highly specced as yours. Of course this could change. The standard spec already included the LED, I don't need matrix LED's, also already comes with parking sensors front and rear, which I have at the moment. I don't need a camera. The standard spec also included the emergency stopping, who needs adaptive speed control.
 
http://www.porsche-code.com/PLIJEW58
 
 
 

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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/05 20:49:38 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby cymro 2018/12/05 23:11:37
I am off to LA in the morning to see it in the flesh at the LA Motor Show. My son wants to see it in the metal before he puts his final spec together.
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/05 20:55:55 (permalink)
I have placed my order with porsche Chester for a 992'4s 
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/05 21:32:14 (permalink)
I have put in an order with Porsche Kendal, it will my first porsche! 
 
http://www.porsche-code.com/PLHDIYD5
 
This my spec, any feed back would be welcome. I’m torn between bordeux red and black leather interior, the black sportex with crayon sticking and black leather with crayon sticking, both with crayon seat belts. 
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/05 22:42:47 (permalink)
Hi Huw
I will probably cut a few options to reduce the price from almost £116k - over £17k extras. The 4 way sports seats plus would be a big saving and the Matrix headlights are an expensive extra at £1300 above the LED's. I'll finalise next week when Anthony returns from holiday. 
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/05 22:48:22 (permalink)
That's a great way to choose, enjoy the trip.
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/05 22:53:35 (permalink)
Have you finalised your spec yet and when do you expect delivery?
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/05 23:15:18 (permalink)
Hi Phil
 
In the past I have had the 18 way adaptable seat, kept adjusting all the time. Now on the GTS we have the 4 way sports seat plus and is great. Very comfortable, and no need to re adjust. If Carol uses it, I know her adjustments and easy to revert to mine.

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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/05 23:17:17 (permalink)
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I have put in an order with Porsche Kendal, it will my first porsche! 
 
http://www.porsche-code.com/PLHDIYD5
 
This my spec, any feed back would be welcome. I’m torn between bordeux red and black leather interior, the black sportex with crayon sticking and black leather with crayon sticking, both with crayon seat belts. 


Welcome to the world of Porsche and what a fantastic first car to be getting. The GT Silver/ Bordeaux is a classic combination and looks really good. I have gone for stainless tips on the sports exhaust just to highlight them on the black rear panel. Great car and I'm sure you will enjoy it.
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/06 16:40:06 (permalink)
Thank you Phil, the silver and beaudoux red remind me of the 356’s. I hope to join in with some club activities when it comes, I don’t have date for delivery yet. Hopefully I will have it in time for the summer.
 
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/06 18:23:12 (permalink)
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who needs adaptive speed control.

 
If you do lots of motorway driving, and actually lots of in town driving, ACC is a god send. Had it on a Beema before, and have it on my 991.2. It's better on the 911. I find on particularly long continental jaunts it's fantastic at taking a bit of mental fatigue away.
 
Wouldn't be without it on any car now.
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/06 18:31:02 (permalink)
Hello Toby,
 
Congrats! You're going to love it.
 
I took seat ventilation as an option on my 991.2 and I've never felt the need to use it – even on holiday in a scorching Italy this summer. It's probably the one option I'd not bother with again.
 
At the time I was spec'ing up I toyed with power steering plus too, but then saw a YouTube by Nick Murray (Kiwi living in America) who said don't bother. I didn't, and I find the steering just fine for manoeuvring and otherwise. Rear steer is a must though :)
 
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/06 22:48:17 (permalink)
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 who needs adaptive speed control.
 
 


I always thought that, until I tried it. God send on UKs DCs and MWays now IMO and very useful. As someone who is sceptical about too much taken away from drivers, this makes driving much less stresfull for me and very easy to use. The downside, is in too many drivers, it makes more MLCs (middle lane *****) than normal as they sit there with it on all too easily. Dont knock it till you've tried it :)
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/06 23:33:30 (permalink)
.Hi Mark,
 
Thats good to know as it’s not a cheap option. I have been watching Nick Murry for a while, he‘s a dude. What’s your take on 4s over s, as that is expensive. Is 5k worth it ?
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/07 09:09:50 (permalink)
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I have been watching Nick Murry for a while, he‘s a dude. What’s your take on 4s over s, as that is expensive. Is 5k worth it ?



Like yourself, my 991.2 was my first Porsche. I live in a particularly hilly part of Yorkshire, with a 20% incline before the house. Naturally I was drawn to the 4S because of that. At the time I was running a 4wd BMW 3 series, and it never struggled to get anywhere with winter boots on. So when I went to the PEC (you’ll get an invite at some point) I had a chat with the instructor about 2 vs 4wd and various weather conditions …
 
My gut feeling was 4wd would be sensible, but I actually didn’t want it. What I was most drawn to was 2wd, narrow bodied, ‘simple’, 911. I also wanted to keep the weight down – cars are so bloated these days, and 100kg is VERY noticeable when driving (4s is 50kg heavier). Chatting to the instructor at the PEC he said ‘stick winter tyres on a 2 and you’ll not struggle to get anywhere’ – so that’s precisely what I’ve done. 2s, saved weight and a few pennies (which I duly spanked on a set of winter wheels). This will be the second winter running it (it’s my every day car) and it’s been fine. Incidentally, I did the Porsche Winter Experience in Finland back in January this year, and 2 vs 4wd on snow and ice is more about the driving experience versus traction. With the right boots on traction simply isn’t a problem for a 911! And I preferred the 2wd ‘drifting’ experience TBH. Far more fun steering with the throttle ;-)
 
I went a bit overboard with my optional extras (20k worth, whoops) – but things I’m glad I went for … heated steering wheel (I get Reynaud’s in cold weather, and having the heated wheel is ACE), keyless entry (touching the bodywork just below the Porsche badge on the boot to open it is fantastic, as is just grabbing the door handles to unlock) And the 4 way seats. They’re the ‘plus’ seats but without all the electronic adjustment (except back rest angle and height–they’re still electric). Testing the different seats at the PEC was an eye opener – the sports seats plus are softer in the cushion, which makes them more comfortable on long journeys. I’ve had a 911 from the dealers with the standard seats and it didn’t take long for them to give me a numb bum. Having a manual lever to pull the seat back and forth is handy for putting things in and out of the back seats – like the dog :) (another idea I got from Mr Murray I’ll confess).
 
As already mentioned, rear steer is a must IMHO. Again I made sure I got the chance at the PEC test drive session to have a go in cars both with and without rear steer. It’s quite subtle, but noticable, when cornering – the back end of the car feels ‘sharper’. Added bonus is smaller turning circle and less of the ‘tramping front end’ 911s experience when reversing. Controversially, to some, I didn’t get the sports exhaust. I preferred the four, outboard, exhaust layout in terms of aesthetics. The 992 I notice is back to outboard layout anyway. The standard exhaust isn’t exactly quiet, and when driving ‘on it’ I’m quite happy with the noise. I’d give my right arm for a GT3, but that’s a whole other story :-) Interestingly Mr Murray has also done a video comparing standard vs sports exhaust – worth a watch if you’re in any doubts about that spend.
 
I also optioned the ‘roof transport system’ and I have a bike rack for it. In dogged determination to prove the car is usable every day, I drove all the way to the Pyrenees this summer, with a mountain bike on the roof. Got some interesting looks, claps, and questioning along French autoroutes. Perfectly secure, even at ‘ahem’ speeds.
 
Lastly, if you can justify it in your mind, get the car wrapped with PPF immediately. Stone chips are prevalent on 911s, I’m told. But PPF protects against the worst of them. I’ve got a couple of small dings and chips now, but I can also see ripples in the PPF where the paint has been saved. I collected my car filthy, straight off the transporter (salesman said “first time I’ve ever handed over a filthy brand new car”, ha!) and drove from Yorkshire to Topaz Detailing in London. 5.5k well spent. I’ve been back since and had another detailing, with the ceramic treatment (a synthetic wax) applied – that stuff is amazing. Most dirt seems to fall off the car, which makes it even easier to keep clean.
 
Hope some of that helps. You’re going to love it. It’s the best, most fun, unbelievably diverse, car I’ve ever owned or driven. It’s an every day luxury car, it’s a grand tourer, it’s throughly enjoyable on a track day (and driven well can easily hustle middlingly-driven GT3s). 
 
—M
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/07 09:13:51 (permalink)
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The 992 is Coming Soon  
…Gentian Blue Metallic

 
Can’t wait to see that colour in the flesh Phil. It looks stunning on the configurator! It looks like you’ve gone for the silver window surrounds too? Classy, very classy. That’s going to be one lovely looking car.
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/07 13:56:18 (permalink)
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The 992 is Coming Soon  
…Gentian Blue Metallic

 
Can’t wait to see that colour in the flesh Phil. It looks stunning on the configurator! It looks like you’ve gone for the silver window surrounds too? Classy, very classy. That’s going to be one lovely looking car.


Still playing around with the spec and I think the sports seats plus would be fine with 4 way, it's no hardship resetting them which I usually do with the 18. £2000 to spend on something else and I like the idea of the adaptive cruise control as I do a lot of motorway driving. Still £800 change from the seats but I'm not sure I need the rear axle steering. My plan is to keep it short term hoping there will be a cabriolet and Targa in 2019 so I've got to think about resale. My thought is that if they are on long deliveries I won't lose much and I will really get the feel of each model over several months. We did the Swiss tour last year in the 50th Anniversary which was superb but it would have been even better in a cabriolet. You will probably have noticed that my 992 spec is reminiscent of the 50th and coincidentally the 992 font on badges is very similar.
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/07 14:30:52 (permalink)
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Tobyone007
I have been watching Nick Murry for a while, he‘s a dude. What’s your take on 4s over s, as that is expensive. Is 5k worth it ?



Like yourself, my 991.2 was my first Porsche. I live in a particularly hilly part of Yorkshire, with a 20% incline before the house. Naturally I was drawn to the 4S because of that. At the time I was running a 4wd BMW 3 series, and it never struggled to get anywhere with winter boots on. So when I went to the PEC (you’ll get an invite at some point) I had a chat with the instructor about 2 vs 4wd and various weather conditions …
 
My gut feeling was 4wd would be sensible, but I actually didn’t want it. What I was most drawn to was 2wd, narrow bodied, ‘simple’, 911. I also wanted to keep the weight down – cars are so bloated these days, and 100kg is VERY noticeable when driving (4s is 50kg heavier). Chatting to the instructor at the PEC he said ‘stick winter tyres on a 2 and you’ll not struggle to get anywhere’ – so that’s precisely what I’ve done. 2s, saved weight and a few pennies (which I duly spanked on a set of winter wheels). This will be the second winter running it (it’s my every day car) and it’s been fine. Incidentally, I did the Porsche Winter Experience in Finland back in January this year, and 2 vs 4wd on snow and ice is more about the driving experience versus traction. With the right boots on traction simply isn’t a problem for a 911! And I preferred the 2wd ‘drifting’ experience TBH. Far more fun steering with the throttle ;-)
 
I went a bit overboard with my optional extras (20k worth, whoops) – but things I’m glad I went for … heated steering wheel (I get Reynaud’s in cold weather, and having the heated wheel is ACE), keyless entry (touching the bodywork just below the Porsche badge on the boot to open it is fantastic, as is just grabbing the door handles to unlock) And the 4 way seats. They’re the ‘plus’ seats but without all the electronic adjustment (except back rest angle and height–they’re still electric). Testing the different seats at the PEC was an eye opener – the sports seats plus are softer in the cushion, which makes them more comfortable on long journeys. I’ve had a 911 from the dealers with the standard seats and it didn’t take long for them to give me a numb bum. Having a manual lever to pull the seat back and forth is handy for putting things in and out of the back seats – like the dog :) (another idea I got from Mr Murray I’ll confess).
 
As already mentioned, rear steer is a must IMHO. Again I made sure I got the chance at the PEC test drive session to have a go in cars both with and without rear steer. It’s quite subtle, but noticable, when cornering – the back end of the car feels ‘sharper’. Added bonus is smaller turning circle and less of the ‘tramping front end’ 911s experience when reversing. Controversially, to some, I didn’t get the sports exhaust. I preferred the four, outboard, exhaust layout in terms of aesthetics. The 992 I notice is back to outboard layout anyway. The standard exhaust isn’t exactly quiet, and when driving ‘on it’ I’m quite happy with the noise. I’d give my right arm for a GT3, but that’s a whole other story :-) Interestingly Mr Murray has also done a video comparing standard vs sports exhaust – worth a watch if you’re in any doubts about that spend.
 
I also optioned the ‘roof transport system’ and I have a bike rack for it. In dogged determination to prove the car is usable every day, I drove all the way to the Pyrenees this summer, with a mountain bike on the roof. Got some interesting looks, claps, and questioning along French autoroutes. Perfectly secure, even at ‘ahem’ speeds.
 
Lastly, if you can justify it in your mind, get the car wrapped with PPF immediately. Stone chips are prevalent on 911s, I’m told. But PPF protects against the worst of them. I’ve got a couple of small dings and chips now, but I can also see ripples in the PPF where the paint has been saved. I collected my car filthy, straight off the transporter (salesman said “first time I’ve ever handed over a filthy brand new car”, ha!) and drove from Yorkshire to Topaz Detailing in London. 5.5k well spent. I’ve been back since and had another detailing, with the ceramic treatment (a synthetic wax) applied – that stuff is amazing. Most dirt seems to fall off the car, which makes it even easier to keep clean.
 
Hope some of that helps. You’re going to love it. It’s the best, most fun, unbelievably diverse, car I’ve ever owned or driven. It’s an every day luxury car, it’s a grand tourer, it’s throughly enjoyable on a track day (and driven well can easily hustle middlingly-driven GT3s). 
 
—M


Thanks for such a comprehensive reply, it has helped a lot. I think I will stick with the 2WD!
 
Toby
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Re: 992 Coming Shortly 2018/12/07 19:27:22 (permalink)
Hi !!
 
I am new member so all new to the forum. I am wanting to order a new 992 and will be my first Porsche.
Just a few things. What is the lead time on these? What deposit do Porsche normally require when placing an order?
 
Thanks !
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