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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/01 08:20:15 (permalink)
Very nice Nick. The car looks great in Racing Yellow.
 
Enjoy the new car ... but be careful out there in the slippy conditions.!
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/01 08:38:35 (permalink)
" This is one gorgeous car !  Except it needs Gold wheels !"
 
 
Might be able to help there in about a week
 
 
 

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/01 08:47:01 (permalink)
Sounds good Geoff. Not long to wait now then.
 
I think Gentian Blue with the Aurum wheels is a great combination ... a bit of a throwback to my Clio Williams 3 of the mid-90s era. 
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/02 19:30:28 (permalink)
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Very nice Nick. The car looks great in Racing Yellow.
 
Enjoy the new car ... but be careful out there in the slippy conditions.!
 
Jeff




Always, 330 miles driven on Sunday leading a drive and the leg home.
 
btw. Sad to see 4 cars already on the flipped market, at various overs £15-20K depending on options.

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/02 19:46:24 (permalink)
So only another 1,500 miles to complete running in?

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/02 20:13:14 (permalink)
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So only another 1,500 miles to complete running in?




It won't take long, it's not a garage queen

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/02 20:40:53 (permalink)
You’re a brave man Nick running on Michelin Cup 2s (or the Dunlop equivalent?) in this very cold spell ... best to leave PSM on at the moment..! Have a smooth running-in period.
 
I appreciate that it’s early days but what are your initial impressions?
 
Always disappointing to see flipped cars available so soon while genuine enthusiasts wait in the wings, but that’s the market for you.
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/02 21:07:32 (permalink)
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You’re a brave man Nick running on Michelin Cup 2s (or the Dunlop equivalent?) in this very cold spell ... best to leave PSM on at the moment..! Have a smooth running-in period.
 
I appreciate that it’s early days but what are your initial impressions?
 
Always disappointing to see flipped cars available so soon while genuine enthusiasts wait in the wings, but that’s the market for you.
 
Jeff



I was lucky enough to get Cups on the car, but know the limitations of these. Plus 8-10 and dry on the run out, nothing too challenging.
 
Car is epic, I have had my PEC session already on a warm autumn day. Lapping everything as the short twisty circuits are well suited for the car.
 
For the drive out on Sunday, nothing to strenuous over 4K but you could certainly feel that the car was wanting more.
 
Only negative on the car, the overly complicated informatics system, with multiple parings and apps required to get everything working.
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/03 09:01:42 (permalink)
Good to hear that you're a satisfied customer Nick - hope you get to grips with the informatics system.!
 
On the subject of tyre choice, I find it odd that while you seem to be able to select from the extensive options list in minute detail, the tyres which are fitted appears to be a complete lottery. I accept that manufactures don't pay anywhere near retail price for tyres, and I'm sure that the tyre suppliers are keen to get their brand on premier makes and that much depends upon how batches of tyres arrive at the factory in the just-in-time system, but you'd have thought that if you state specifically a tyre preference when ordering your car that you'd get a reasonable chance of getting what you ask for.
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/03 10:23:08 (permalink)
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Good to hear that you're a satisfied customer Nick - hope you get to grips with the informatics system.!
 
On the subject of tyre choice, I find it odd that while you seem to be able to select from the extensive options list in minute detail, the tyres which are fitted appears to be a complete lottery. I accept that manufactures don't pay anywhere near retail price for tyres, and I'm sure that the tyre suppliers are keen to get their brand on premier makes and that much depends upon how batches of tyres arrive at the factory in the just-in-time system, but you'd have thought that if you state specifically a tyre preference when ordering your car that you'd get a reasonable chance of getting what you ask for.
 
Jeff




Apparently, back in the day (50s - 80s) you could choose. But this is no longer the case, and re: 718 Spyder and GT4 I have seen both tyre types arriving on the early cars which has frustrated the hell out of those that have received Dunlop that would have preferred Michelin. I have not seen anyone complain the other way around.
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/03 10:34:25 (permalink)
Maybe the problem is that given the choice most buyers quite possibly would select Michelin and leave Dunlop complaining to Porsche that they've been left out in the cold, even if their tyre is Porsche-approved.
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/03 11:46:15 (permalink)
Still waiting for a flat 6 PDK Boxster with electric roof :-(
 
where are these cars...….. will it even happen...

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/03 12:21:10 (permalink)
Maybe Porsche are saving them as run-out models alongside the GT4RS, in which case we won't see them until the end of next year?
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/03 12:26:44 (permalink)
I've no idea D. It's been some time since we've seen the 6-pot 718 mid-engined twins running around the 'Ring and I think it unlikely that there'll be an announcement until Feb next year - at the earliest - in advance of the motor show season.
 
Maybe continuing delays due to WLTP are one reason, and I reckon it's a given that a PDK option will be on the table which could also be a factor since both manual and PDK versions of both cars will need to be tested. With high demand for the GT4/Spyder in the EU and US I'm sure build-slots are at a premium too, so perhaps Porsche have decided to prioritise production of these models.
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/03 12:44:33 (permalink)
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Maybe Porsche are saving them as run-out models alongside the GT4RS, in which case we won't see them until the end of next year?




I don't think that Porsche can wait that long Dave. They'll have spent a shed-load of money on the new 9A2 Evo engine and will need to recoup development and manufacturing costs rapidly, especially if the engine is possibly going to have a relatively short shelf-life. A lot depends upon whether or not the next generation of mid-engined cars will be pure electric or hybrid, but even if it's the latter I would expect Porsche to favour the F-4T for such an application owing to its much lower emissions when compared with those of the new n/a engine.
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/08 21:42:21 (permalink)
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Sounds good Geoff. Not long to wait now then.
 
I think Gentian Blue with the Aurum wheels is a great combination ... a bit of a throwback to my Clio Williams 3 of the mid-90s era. 
 
Jeff




 
Collected this on Friday and very happy with Blue and Gold
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/09 10:42:36 (permalink)
 
 
Just received my monthly EVO mag
 
EVO car of the year 2019. Porsche GT4 

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/09 10:55:27 (permalink)
Congrats Geoff. The cars looking really good - as I said before, I like the blue/gold combo - and hope you're getting the opportunity to enjoy it in the winter sunshine.
 
It'll be interesting to hear from you how it compares with your previous 981 GT4.
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/09 10:57:32 (permalink)
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 Just received my monthly EVO mag
 
EVO car of the year 2019. Porsche GT4 




Early prediction - EVO COTY 2021, 718 GT4RS.....
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/12/09 11:09:41 (permalink)
Ha! Good call Dave - unless a BEV comes along to steal its thunder in the meantime... 
 
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