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2009/09/21 21:05:42 (permalink)

Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt

Hi Guys,

Just got back from Frankfurt Motor Show.

Plenty of walking and the old knees have now gone completely as a result, but no sacrifice is too great to bring to you, the loyal Porsche owner, all the latest goss from the World of Porsche!











First impressions of the paddles are :- a little too short, but feel nice to the touch AND they move with the steering wheel!

Regards,

Clive



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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/22 00:26:33 (permalink)
Nice Photo's Clive.

Such a teririble burden to drive all that way to get the low down on the next Turbo

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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/22 00:59:25 (permalink)
ORIGINAL: Lancerlot
impressions of the paddles are :- a little too short, but feel nice to the touch AND they move with the steering wheel!

Now thats nice ot hear....
Well done to our roving reporter...
 
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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/22 10:13:10 (permalink)
Thanks for the pics Clive. Nice to see Porsche responding to public opinion for a change. Now how about some sensibly priced SAT NAV updates.

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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/22 10:37:14 (permalink)
I wonder how much the upgrade will be?

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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/22 11:57:00 (permalink)
Not cheap, new wheel and possible air bag module, say £2k.
And do they do a version with the PCM remote controls?

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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/23 15:52:32 (permalink)
ORIGINAL: Lancerlot

 impressions of the paddles are :- a little too short, but feel nice to the touch AND they move with the steering wheel!


 
just like the current ones then 
 

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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/25 15:18:25 (permalink)
Looking carefully at the black inserts in the aluminium spokes on the steering wheel there appears to be lettering.
 
Do these light up when certain functions are turned on ?
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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/25 16:15:21 (permalink)
Left one says "Sport plus" and right one says "Launch Control" which I believe will illuminate when those functions are selected.

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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/26 08:29:41 (permalink)
Thanks Clive.

Tempted?

Those standard wheels don't look too bad IMHO. Nice fat steering wheel too.

Do you know what function the little hieroglyphic on the left hand end of the computer control stalk represents.

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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/26 09:54:09 (permalink)
ORIGINAL: lowndes
Thanks Clive.
Tempted?
Those standard wheels don't look too bad IMHO. Nice fat steering wheel too.
Do you know what function the little hieroglyphic on the left hand end of the computer control stalk represents.
Nick


Hi Nick,

No pretty happy with my present stead, thanks.

It's a man's (lady's) head emitting speech symbols so I would imagine its bluetooth for phone, voice command button or similar.

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Clive


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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/26 10:07:46 (permalink)
I'm thinking this new gen2 TT is going to be pretty good.

Anyone know what the PTV (torque vectoring?) does?
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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/26 11:47:29 (permalink)

ORIGINAL: oliver

I'm thinking this new gen2 TT is going to be pretty good.

Anyone know what the PTV (torque vectoring?) does?


Most current AWD control wheelspin by braking a spinning wheel or cutting the power from the engine. Torque vectoring is achieved by using redesigned differentials that can distribute power to the wheel or wheels that have traction. That means that wheels don't need to be stopped, and even better, you don't suffer from a sudden loss of power as you're negotiating an unexpected loss in traction. The systems in use now can get power to any wheel or combination of wheels.

A number of manufactures are either installing or looking into this.

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Clive

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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/26 12:34:20 (permalink)
Clive

That sounds fairly impressive - would you spec that if you were buying a new TT ?

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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/26 13:39:05 (permalink)
Absolutely, Tom.

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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/26 14:24:37 (permalink)
Hi Clive

Getting pretty slick with that camera of yours, Well make a full blown reporter out of you yet, maybe get some spy shots of Gary sneaking down to the dealership to book his order in without Jo seeing !!!

I like the idea of the paddle shifts moving with the wheel, so thank you for that comment, it compensates for my poor driving skills!!! I have taken your advise as you are the wise one and decided to upgrade my car to a Gen 2 C4S. The car is nine months old and over specified. I fancied I would like to try the PDK so hope I have not made a mistake. Do you think there will be a paddle shift swop over option for non turbo cars. One assumes that if it works in one it should work in the other

Have some pics of you and james to email over so expect a few files to come over in the next couple of days

Cannot make the October drive due to my colleague being on Holiday and work commitments
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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/26 16:52:45 (permalink)
Steve

We need to see photo's and a spec so we too can drool over your new toy.

Congrats on the new beast, hope you have a great time with it

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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/26 21:16:08 (permalink)
Tom

Not much to drool about, the car is fully loaded internally but apart from the Sport Chrono pack plus and the PDK, the mechanics of the car are standard. Not sure that I want to go down the modification route that you guys are taking as the majority of the time my driving is standard road driving, and when we are out, I am generally able to keep reasonably close with the other guys on the twisty stuff, as generally the roads and traffic do not really give you a chance to get too far away. I know the long straight roads would leave me flagging behind but I can handle that. You guys are much more into the technical side of the cars handling which is great, I will give chris franklin a ring regading the cars geometry once I have got used to the car and will also replace the brake fluid straight away. The car only has the standard exhaust so I will probably look at a milltek exhaust some time in the future. Is yours full on sound all the time?

Steve
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RE: Turbo with paddle shift in Frankfurt 2009/09/27 00:11:20 (permalink)
Steve

its still nice to see photo's of members cars and know about the factory options, what people like and don't like. It helps us all when we come to replace our current cars and if were lucky enough to have another Porsche.

Yes the after market exhausts tend to be "on" all the time. Sometimes they tend to boom a bit at around 3.5k - 4k revs ie at about 77 -80 ish mph. The Prosche Sports exhaust does sound lovelly and does not invalidate the warranty.

Having siad that the Milltek and Car Graphic exhausts do sound great.

I went Milltek as it was a route to the stage 2 Revo Remap, so I got a more repsonsive engine/throttle and supposedly a bit more grunt as well. Having aid all that, since changing the induction kit I think it sounds great under acceleration and is generally very quiet in the car when your crusing. In fact not really any more noisy than the stock car and exhaust - as long as you keep the right foot light of course


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