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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/08/21 10:55:41 (permalink)
1250kg is a lightweight is it D?
 
Cars from different eras - and comparing apples with pears perhaps - but just bear in mind that a Caterham weighs-in at about 530kg.!
 
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/08/23 16:34:21 (permalink)
3 GT cars tested so comments on the 718 GT4 may well apply to 718 Spyder and sound track doesn't sound all that  compared to the GT2 & GT3 without GPF spoiling the music  
 
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/08/29 12:29:46 (permalink)
Could just be "fashionable fake news" but I was advised today no 718 Spyders coming to UK in 2019 and they will get there 2020 allocation quota sometime in November   
 
Anyone on here know anything different or getting a 718 Spyder in 2019   

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/08/29 12:57:23 (permalink)
I'm surprised you should say that Rob. As a PH subscriber, I'd have thought you'd have noticed that there are a couple of posts indicating possible deliveries in October and December.
 
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=231&t=1816318&i=1040
 
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/08/29 13:12:09 (permalink)
Supposedly (from Pistonheads) the PEC will have a 718 Spyder from October. I'm undecided as to whether I'd like to try and get a go in their car, as I don't currently seem to be able to get a dealer to allow me to buy one! I wouldn't want to try it and find that I really would like one, but be unwilling to pay overs for a car that I hadn't spec'd up from new. First world problems, eh, and at least I have the 987 version to enjoy.

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/08/29 16:45:14 (permalink)
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I'm surprised you should say that Rob. As a PH subscriber, I'd have thought you'd have noticed that there are a couple of posts indicating possible deliveries in October and December.
 
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=231&t=1816318&i=1040
 
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Hi Jeff I did caveat my post with "fashionable fake news" which according to that PH post would confirm my suspicion may have some foundation after all  hence the question being posted on here to hopefully disprove what I had been emailed
  
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/08/30 08:13:22 (permalink)
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I'm surprised you should say that Rob. As a PH subscriber, I'd have thought you'd have noticed that there are a couple of posts indicating possible deliveries in October and December.
 
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=231&t=1816318&i=1040
 
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Hi Jeff just had an email from another dealer getting his first Spyder end of October - London Porsche dealers seem to have drunk the same coolade as our politicians    

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/09/07 08:35:37 (permalink)
7th Birthday today for the Spyder Forum and we are now on Generation 3 



 

 


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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/09/07 09:37:19 (permalink)
Happy Birthday and Well Done on starting this great little place. :)
 
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/09/07 10:25:09 (permalink)
Where does the time go ? Yes happy 7th Anniversary to all past and present Spyder owners...and a special thanks goes  to  Robert  Stone  (Daro 911 ) who stared the biggest thread on this forum to date .
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/09/11 07:21:46 (permalink)
Wow 7 years since Rob started this plucky following for a car that was shunned by many who wanted to have one based but on the looks but couldn't get their head around the roof being rudimentary and serving only to keep the rain (not wind) out. But the forum (we called it a forum not a thread after it lived beyond a year and was even the target for being shut down for being so long) promoted the joy of driving and owning the 987 Spyder and here we are with Porsche's 3rd generation and this forum still running alongside it. If I was to return to Porsche I would like a Spyder. Ideally I would have liked to have kept the 987 Spyder when I went onto the 997 Turbo but i'm not that blessed. I wonder where my 987 Spyder is now. RE60 HDK. Anyone on here got it? I remember doing the deal to get it and convincing the dealer to swap some Spyder wheels on it from a Cayman R as the Spyder had Turbo II wheels on it which was a deal breaker for me on a Spyder.

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/09/11 20:21:26 (permalink)
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Wow 7 years since Rob started this plucky following for a car that was shunned by many who wanted to have one based but on the looks but couldn't get their head around the roof being rudimentary and serving only to keep the rain (not wind) out. But the forum (we called it a forum not a thread after it lived beyond a year and was even the target for being shut down for being so long) promoted the joy of driving and owning the 987 Spyder and here we are with Porsche's 3rd generation and this forum still running alongside it. If I was to return to Porsche I would like a Spyder. Ideally I would have liked to have kept the 987 Spyder when I went onto the 997 Turbo but i'm not that blessed. I wonder where my 987 Spyder is now. RE60 HDK. Anyone on here got it? I remember doing the deal to get it and convincing the dealer to swap some Spyder wheels on it from a Cayman R as the Spyder had Turbo II wheels on it which was a deal breaker for me on a Spyder.


Welcome back flat6 been a while since we heard from you and I found a few screenshots from back in the early years what a mint low mileage example could be bought for 

 





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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/09/11 22:25:16 (permalink)
Agree - it' a really great forum/thread.  What do we need to do to form a register though - even if it was an 'All things Spyder Register'.   There are precedents in the Model registers that are far more 'niche' than a Spyder register would be.  Understand it's been rejected before but should we revisit this - particularly in view of the launch of the 718 version?
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/09/12 10:10:20 (permalink)
Again an excellent post by Robert ….well Spyder,s are almost Extinct At Opc  with only 1 advertised at present, a few for sale with independents.
 
 
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/09/12 12:29:01 (permalink)
Yes great the thread is still going partly due to Robs enthusiasm for the  Boxster Spyder.
Very true this thread was threatened with shut down as it's so large Tracy worked hard at the time to keep the thread alive with the powers to be at that particular time.
Long may it continue .
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/09/12 13:42:58 (permalink)
I remember back then when so many 987 Spyders were available. Look how rare the blue ones are.
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/09/12 22:16:46 (permalink)
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I remember back then when so many 987 Spyders were available. Look how rare the blue ones are.
Cliff - well done Tracy :-)


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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/09/16 19:19:50 (permalink)

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/09/16 22:38:39 (permalink)
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1250kg is a lightweight is it D?
 
Cars from different eras - and comparing apples with pears perhaps - but just bear in mind that a Caterham weighs-in at about 530kg.!
 
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Very much so, a caterham is not really a usable car , we are seeing cars over 2 tons atm the new land rover is 3 tons.
 
drive a 1450 kg car and then a 1250kg car and the change in direction is there to see, feel etc. My 991.1 GTS lasted 2 months, very over rated car like any 981 is.
 
718 will be a nice daily if any OPC will let you have one without games, but they do weigh a bit much now days which is a shame. 
 
981 will be nice buys at 55k when you can then de-restrict the engine back to 435bhp.
 
but it’s a big flaw and the 4.0 engine is getting rave reviews and making power till red line.

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/09/17 09:13:38 (permalink)
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Very much so, a caterham is not really a usable car , we are seeing cars over 2 tons atm the new land rover is 3 tons.
 
drive a 1450 kg car and then a 1250kg car and the change in direction is there to see, feel etc. My 991.1 GTS lasted 2 months, very over rated car like any 981 is.
 
718 will be a nice daily if any OPC will let you have one without games, but they do weigh a bit much now days which is a shame. 
 
981 will be nice buys at 55k when you can then de-restrict the engine back to 435bhp.
 
but it’s a big flaw and the 4.0 engine is getting rave reviews and making power till red line.




435 BHP?  That’s a big hike in power.  What are your grounds for believing that’s possible?
 
Edit: I know the engine came from the 991, but even the GTS version was only 424BHP.  And do we know for sure that the Spyder engine wasn’t downgraded in some fundamental way which would make up rating it either very difficult or very expensive?
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