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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/11/13 08:56:32 (permalink)
Jeff,
 
I think you'll find we've gone full circle from SUVs paying for sports cars to sports cars paying for SUVs & electrickery. According to Bloomberg 911 & GT margins are >40%. 

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/11/13 09:33:10 (permalink)
Ralph,
 
Can't help but feel you're right on that count. I assume that Porsche are still the most profitable entity in VAG?
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/11/13 12:43:15 (permalink)
Anyone know when the Oulton Park RS day is in 2020 yet - can we sign up?

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/11/13 13:56:56 (permalink)
Snowy,
 
See Chris W post on previous page 19. According to Chris, the Oulton Park RS day is on March 6th 2020. I'll also be there hopefully. 
 
Interesting reading in the same Chris W post on page 19, that he has the same opinion as myself on the subject of PCCB and the benefits attained through the lower gyroscopic forces on the handling and steering wheel feel. I have experienced both iron brakes and PCCB, back to back, at high speeds on the track. The PCCB option offers more than just stopping power benefits. The light alloy hubs also look great and contribute significantly to reducing the unsprung weight at each corner.  
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/11/13 19:47:03 (permalink)
Jeff
 
thanks, i did end up adding it. 
what really got me was the near £600 for black callipers on £5,5k of ceramic brakes. Perhaps I’m showing my age but you used to pay for coloured callipers and black was free. Only Porsche can charge for black and people like me will pay it 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/11/14 07:41:09 (permalink)
It's daft isn't it?  A change in paint colour costs £600.  Don't get me started on the interior stitching - it's around £800 to have red or yellow instead of silver!
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/11/14 07:46:46 (permalink)
Twinfan
It's daft isn't it?  A change in paint colour costs £600.  Don't get me started on the interior stitching - it's around £800 to have red or yellow instead of silver!




What about the black callipers?

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/11/14 07:53:07 (permalink)
That's what I mean - £600 to change brake calliper colour or £800 to change stitching colour.  You're not telling me either of those costs any more to make.  I expect a slight price rise for the black PCCB callipers as they'll be a limited in use, but you're not telling me red stitching costs that much more when it's used on lots of cars!
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/11/14 08:59:49 (permalink)
Yes, it's ridiculous Dave. Surely it only takes a few pence for the supplier to change the bobbin colour for the stitching? As you say, a small increase in price for the black calipers might be expected, but £600? - they're having laugh.!
 
I know that any base Porsche can't be described as 'poverty spec' (although it's pretty close), but the omission of very basic things like cruise control and electric folding mirrors as well as auto dimming mirrors and auto wipers is just plain stinginess. I assume that the spec and options vary from country to country and that the UK importer has the final say?
 
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