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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/11/10 17:57:09 (permalink)
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Hi 6,
 
Haven't seen you on these pages for a long time.! I think a combination of lack of development time coupled with the ramifications of WLTP meant that the introduction of a PDK option wasn't possible at the simultaneous launch of the Spyder and Cayman GT4. I believe that Q4 2020 is a likely PDK introduction date for both cars, although it could be sooner.
 
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Hi Jeff
 
Yeah i'm seldom on here now as I don't have a Porsche. Those days are over whilst I focus on funding my son's racing (it's not easy with no sponsorship!). But I am enjoying a 4C much more than I thought I would. It's a brutal, eager little thing and much better with the mid-cycle steering revision they did.
 
I think the Spyder will be very popular with PDK.
 
How's the Cayman? 




Excellent.! I can't believe I've had the Cayman for 10-years now, but still enjoying the occasional blast and track day; and it's very much a fun day and Sunday toy which makes driving it more of an event.
 
Still holding out for a (manual) 718 GT4, but not really that hopeful of success for all the usual reasons. I might consider a 981 GT4 if the prices drop to a sensible level, although it looks as though there's going to be an 718 F-6 GTS with a detuned version of the Spyder/GT4 engine coming out soon which might spike my interest. We'll see.
 
All the best, and good luck to your lad.
 
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/11/11 10:10:00 (permalink)

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/11/11 12:15:24 (permalink)
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Excellent.! I can't believe I've had the Cayman for 10-years now, but still enjoying the occasional blast and track day; and it's very much a fun day and Sunday toy which makes driving it more of an event.
 
Still holding out for a (manual) 718 GT4, but not really that hopeful of success for all the usual reasons. I might consider a 981 GT4 if the prices drop to a sensible level, although it looks as though there's going to be an 718 F-6 GTS with a detuned version of the Spyder/GT4 engine coming out soon which might spike my interest. We'll see.
 
All the best, and good luck to your lad.
 
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A 718 flat 6 GTS sounds an interesting proposition in Boxster or Cayman guise. Good luck in whatever you choose!

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/11/15 17:12:38 (permalink)
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A 718 flat 6 GTS sounds an interesting proposition in Boxster or Cayman guise. 


Sounds like Back to The Future

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/11/17 12:15:34 (permalink)
So having watched a video of a 718 spyder and a 981 spyder being compared together , the soundtrack of the 981 is so much more emotive than the 718. From what the 2 drivers said also the ride quality is better too, but I know this will sound a bit biased coming from a 981 spyder owner but is the 718 worth the extra outlay over and above the 981? Let the deliberation commence
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/11/18 11:01:09 (permalink)
https://www.jzmporsche.co...ils/Porsche-718-U1717/
 
What a strange low on options spec 718 GT4 with DFS chairs ordered to be flipped! - confused.com

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/11/18 11:08:54 (permalink)
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So having watched a video of a 718 spyder and a 981 spyder being compared together , the soundtrack of the 981 is so much more emotive than the 718. From what the 2 drivers said also the ride quality is better too, but I know this will sound a bit biased coming from a 981 spyder owner but is the 718 worth the extra outlay over and above the 981? Let the deliberation commence


Subject to a test drive my research and wallet says NO for now
 
Even if I got list price back on my 4k mile high spec Spyder I would still be looking at £25k to switch and as I doubt I would get list price from a dealer today the switch for me would definitely start with a 3 
 
Personally I doubt I will bother upgrading   

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/11/18 16:03:49 (permalink)
Have to agree would be silly to change and have to hand over a min £25K  for what ? I think the 981 on paper sounds the better car. Never driven the 718 so hard to compare but cannot see £25K difference. Anyway -6 up here so not Spyder weather     
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/11/21 21:35:41 (permalink)
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/11/24 11:27:20 (permalink)
992 No longer a proper sports car but this is 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICIYZJCmV4s&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/11/24 20:51:30 (permalink)
These two Car Guys will be gutted when they find out their Spyder doesn’t have a GT3 engine 
 
https://youtu.be/TbSio3qanxs
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/11/25 08:16:30 (permalink)
Seems to me they are trying to make a heritage pack speedster. Brown upholstery, race stickers and gold lettering. I doubt it will work. Does a you tube film really pay enough to try these mods.
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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/12/01 09:01:14 (permalink)
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Seems to me they are trying to make a heritage pack speedster. Brown upholstery, race stickers and gold lettering. I doubt it will work. Does a you tube film really pay enough to try these mods.


One of the Car Guys is retired and does this for a hobby more than making money - Probably helps him getting anything he fancies straight out of the box 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlCS1-Ihvc4
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCkiPHGuEN4

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2019/12/03 16:25:21 (permalink)
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Have to agree would be silly to change and have to hand over a min £25K  for what ? I think the 981 on paper sounds the better car. Never driven the 718 so hard to compare but cannot see £25K difference. Anyway -6 up here so not Spyder weather     


 On the used 718 Spyder front this one looks about £18k over list 
 
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-search?advertising-location=at_cars&search-target=usedcars&is-quick-search=TRUE&postcode=NW4+1NX&radius=&make=PORSCHE&model=718+SPYDER&price-search-type=total-price&min-monthly-price=&max-monthly-price=&price-from=500&price-to=&search-used-vehicles=

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