Steve BrookesI can safely say now that I would only be interested in trading mine for the new one if PDK becomes an option....assuming that they would 'allow me to'!
MotorheadBrian, I suspect that most of the 982 GT4 budget was taken up with development of the "new" engine, even if Porsche are planning to use it in other cars to offset the costs. Shortening the 2nd, 3rd and 4th gearbox ratios would have been very expensive for what is a limited production car, and I reckon that Porsche chose to use a significant part of the GT4 development budget for the promised PDK transmission installation. The debate about increased weight will rumble on no doubt, but you have to believe AP when he says that it's about 30kg on a like-for-like-basis compared with the 981; and anyway, the PDK transmission will add yet another 30kg..! Note that the technical data for the GTS and GT4 gives the respective (DIN) weights as 1375kg and 1420kg and max speeds as 180mph and 188mph, so the TG hack was half correct. I'd have to agree with you that if I was a 981 GT4 owner like Steve I wouldn't be in a hurry to jump into 982 GT4 ownership unless you're keen to have "the latest thing" and with a full factory warranty. Jeff
MotorheadThere's some reasonable in-car sound from the Knockhill drives (excepting the French commentary!) from ~3 min : https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=0h0m1s&v=KORdvTSoFyw&app=desktop Sounds pretty good to me..! In addition to the standard Red, White and Yellow colours available, the video also shows the optional Crayon and Gentian Blue. Jeff
MrDemonI see he went to 86 mph in 2nd lol great car, great engine at this price. **** gearbox. and now torque limited also which is a shame having a 4.0 and not allowing access to the torque a bigger engine gives. I would have paid £100k no issue for this car with a bespoke gear box. Seems the only choice in the new car is to option the PDK !!! shame about more weight and lighter steering though :-(
MotorheadSmooth and fast - that's the way to do it. Very nice! Note that Walter seems to be using 3rd gear for most of the lap (and even has time to time his lap too!). Jeff
MotorheadMrDemonI see he went to 86 mph in 2nd lol great car, great engine at this price. **** gearbox. and now torque limited also which is a shame having a 4.0 and not allowing access to the torque a bigger engine gives. I would have paid £100k no issue for this car with a bespoke gear box. Seems the only choice in the new car is to option the PDK !!! shame about more weight and lighter steering though :-( Get real D. The GT4 isn't a £100k+ car - you can spec a very good car for ~£85k. Given the significant development costs for the new engine, Porsche were never going to spend time and money getting Getrag to re-engineer the transmission for a car that will only be in production for 2 or 3-years at most. Better to spend time and money on PDK development which will be a transmission suitable for the next hybrid mid-engine cars; most probably the only transmission available. Shark Werks charge about $9k for their re-geared transmission (3rd, 4th and 5th), which includes rebuild costs, so that's always an alternative if you must have closer ratios. +30kg is neither here nor there in a car weighing nearly 1.5 tonnes. No-one (yourself included!) can comment on the steering until they've actually driven a car - it's part of the chassis package, and I'm not sure that the hacks are complaining about it. And anyway, there's nothing wrong with making the new car different from its predecessor - less raw and more accessible perhaps to more owners with different driving skill-sets? Nothing wrong with that. Jeff
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