geoff laneI have to agree my 718BGTS is a step up over the 981BGTS I had in every respect with the exception of the noise, the 718 has more torque and pulls and pulls but its not quite the same as a N/A engine where you need to rev it out to make it go, the 981 is slower but maybe more rewarding possible the same can be said for the 987. I do think todays cars are just too fast and you are at licence losing speeds for them to come alive my old 991 GT3 was an example, it generally means you need to go on track to really enjoy the car. Modern tech and development does not necessarily mean more enjoyment. Guess I'm now just an old chap with memories.
Andrew_CSHi Brian, Thank you for the updates / pictures ... always interesting and encouragement to get me out to the hills As regards 981 - 718 comparisons ... after many hours of loaned seat time in 718`s together with passenger rides on road and track with Brian plus seeing / hearing Brian`s GTS I started to consider a possible change. With a conservative CGTS spec. drafted I visited the local OPC for a valuation / deal for my five year old (24k) 981 CS ... save to say that the CS will be staying as it`s certainly more than `half the car` that the 718 is !
GazoakAndrew_CSHi Brian, Thank you for the updates / pictures ... always interesting and encouragement to get me out to the hills As regards 981 - 718 comparisons ... after many hours of loaned seat time in 718`s together with passenger rides on road and track with Brian plus seeing / hearing Brian`s GTS I started to consider a possible change. With a conservative CGTS spec. drafted I visited the local OPC for a valuation / deal for my five year old (24k) 981 CS ... save to say that the CS will be staying as it`s certainly more than `half the car` that the 718 is ! Hi Andrew,I had a 718 Cayman loaned to me for 24hours whilst my 981C S was in for its first MOT yesterday and have also had some time in a 718 Cayman S at the PEC. I can honestly say that I was so glad to get back in my 981. The motor in the 718 just seems all or nothing with the turbo and it sounds dreadful (I know it has been said many times before and I really want to like it). The only aspect I preferred was the steering which had more feel. Keep your 981 and don't let your OPC steal it. You won't regret it.
Motorhead+1 too on your comments Brian. As in life generally, some people are more adaptable than others; and also one's like or dislike of turbo engine characteristics is I think very much down to driving style. I'm not one for constantly wringing an engine's neck - being an engineer I've perhaps too much mechanical sympathy - and rather enjoy the seamless torque provided by a turbo engine, especially for the give-and-take approach to driving required for our road conditions. Turbocharging technology has moved on by leaps and bounds since the early days of the Saab and Porsche 930 Turbos, with devices such as variable inlet guide vanes, twin-scroll turbos and electric superchargers all helping to reduce lag. I'm rather surprised that we haven't seen the technology incorporated in F1 engines where the turbo is connected to the motor-generator, enabling power to be fed from and to the turbo, but I'm sure that it will come soon with the introduction of hybridisation. Jeff
COD981I do hope the 24k in brackets is the mileage and not what they offered you Andrew
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