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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2020/06/25 17:16:52 (permalink)
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Agreed.  What doesn't impress me with Porsche though is, as Rob pointed out above,  that they can charge over $16,000 for paint that costs as much as any other shade and a gearbox that it standard on every current 992!  Actually, thinking about it, it does impress me that they get away with it!
 
Whereas Litchfield can give me nearly 100bhp for my Carrera T for just £600! mmmm...tempting!




Surely, a $16K paint job, say 'rocket red' would easily add 500bhp

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2020/06/26 13:31:06 (permalink)
You'd certainly hope so! 

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2020/06/26 13:45:08 (permalink)
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Agreed.  What doesn't impress me with Porsche though is, as Rob pointed out above,  that they can charge over $16,000 for paint that costs as much as any other shade and a gearbox that it standard on every current 992!  Actually, thinking about it, it does impress me that they get away with it!
 
Whereas Litchfield can give me nearly 100bhp for my Carrera T for just £600! mmmm...tempting!




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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2020/06/26 15:39:58 (permalink)
If not the best!

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2020/06/28 15:04:17 (permalink)
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If not the best!


Better than Ferrari? 
 
In the meantime from the other side of the pond   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiPYzRfuEfM&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2020/06/28 19:25:27 (permalink)

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2020/06/30 07:53:45 (permalink)
Another Spyder being flipped  
 
https://www.autovillage.co.uk/used-car/porsche/boxster/awb_smcheritage_19445078?utm_source=newsnow.co.uk
 
 
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Porsche Boxster 718 Spyder Porsche Boxster 4.0 718 Spyder Delivery mileage This car was supplied new in the UK and was part of a vast private Porsche collection, having covered just 130 miles from new, the car is as it left the showroom. We are delighted to present this delivery mileage Spyder, finished in Crayon grey with Convertible Top in two-tone Bordeaux Red / Black Over £15k of Factory options: Spyder Classic interior packageRoll-over bars painted in exterior colourDoor handles painted in black (high-gloss) Porsche Exclusive ManufakturModel designation painted in black (high-gloss) Porsche Exclusive ManufakturFuel filler cap with Aluminium look finish Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur20-inch 718 Spyder wheels in silver colourWheels painted in satin black (complete) Porsche Exclusive ManufakturLED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus)Electrically folding exterior mirrors including courtesy lightingAutomatically dimming mirrors with integrated rain sensorComfort and assistance systemsCruise controlParkAssist (rear) with reversing cameraSpeed limit indicatorHomeLink® (programmable garage door opener)Spyder Classic interior packageHeated multifunction steering wheelSports bucket seatsTwo-zone automatic climate controlSeat heatingSmoking packagePassenger footwell storage netInterior LeatherSteering column casing in leather Porsche Exclusive ManufakturInterior Alcantara® Door trim package in leather/Alcantara® Porsche Exclusive

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2020/06/30 08:21:43 (permalink)
Big money in uncertain times I guess that car would have been circa 88/89k

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2020/07/04 07:55:13 (permalink)
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Big money in uncertain times I guess that car would have been circa 88/89k




The uncertain times will come when 9.2m are un-furloughed    It won't be pretty for sure
 
In the meantime another over excited Spyder reviewer who does finally get to the main point circa 10m in "Lack of character over the previous generation and big price difference"  and I was beginning to think it was just me holding that view 
 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3cUd5QhEkA
 
Well I had a great hour plus topless test drive in the newbie so whilst I can't talk from an ownership perspective I can talk from a test drive which was arranged so I could confirm my final specification for the allocated end of 2020/21 build slot at that time  
 
Brief analysis:- 
Suspension in standard mode very pleasant and Porsche's best effort to date in the Spyder generations
 
In firm mode it reminded me of the more jiggly 987 ride and would not be a mode for anything other than the track use  
 
Engine seems to have greater torque but on paper it is almost zero difference so my conclusion is - because there is no sport or sports+ mode on GT cars i.e. they are in what 987/981 owners know as sport mode from the get go I felt this gives the illusion of the engine having far more torque than it really has very much like a fruity exhaust note gives the impression of going faster than one actually is
 
As I rarely go into sport or sport + mode my 981 around town in standard mode is much more pegged back than the 718’s permanent lively responsive sport mode 24/7
 
The auto blip is far less aggressive sounding than the 981 but again as the newbie doesn’t pop & bang at all the auto blip silently smooths out the rev matching and talking about silent unless you are up the rev range the sound track with PSE on is VERY muted and when you do hit the sound sweet spot at 5k rpm + the tone is deep & bassy with no high pitch scream to it and again volume at full chat is very low and the speed in any gear at 5k rpm++ is very high due to the Porsche gearing saga. 
 
To partially rectify the characterless soundtrack from the new 4l one would have to swallow a £5k pill for a JCR titanium end pipework set up to replace the factory back box to achieve a sports car sound track but owners  of both 981 and now 718's with JCR have confirmed its still not as good or loud as their past 981's.  Much discussed on PH forum       
 
The clutch is considerably lighter which was much appreciated when I hit a 10 minute stop start jam and the gear change is identical to 981's so I am pretty sure its the same set up
 
I found the steering was also lighter despite the bigger racier tyres and again this being a GT developed car I was expecting the steering to be night & day different/better than the 981's and imo it simple wasn't   
 
I can’t say I found the car very GT like from my extremely limited GT experiences to date but the PEC instructor with me agreed OTR this is the most user friendly GT car ever from Porsche and can be driven with no additional strain on one’s chain which he said wouldn’t be the case for the GT3/GT2/RS & even the Speedster in comparison.  However he said if we were giving it full beans then I would appreciate the difference between 981 & 718 with this GT set up and the Cup 2 tyres so for push on speeders or track day stars I am sure they would get a lot more out of the 718's GT credentials than I ever would

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2020/07/07 20:21:11 (permalink)
Anyone know how much the 987 Spyder was up for at 911v that sold almost immediately?

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Re: Are Spyders Becoming Extinct At OPCs! 2020/07/08 20:58:19 (permalink)
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Anyone know how much the 987 Spyder was up for at 911v that sold almost immediately?




 
no idea ,but considering the one they have is at £44K with no warranty and the DFS chairs I think you would be looking at around £47k  
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