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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    We're enjoying our spyder in Italy for the moment, around lake Garda. Next week 5 days to Corsica! Mss finally came to peace with the spyder too. We bought taylormade earprotectors with filter to let music through. The music is really ok and the nice engine growl is still there! Just great. We drove topless from Basel till lake Garda on the autobahn. We went over hhe Gotthardpass instead of usingvthe tunnel. Fantastic! Here on the B-roads earprotection isn't needed because speed is far less. So we can enjoy fully the openair experience and hear the bark of the engine against the mountainsides. 

    Nice anecdote: in our hotel's underground parking there are several porsches: 1968 targa, 964,997, 991S cab, 991 GTS cab, boxster GTS and our spyder. All of a sudden, pure coincidence we were 4 to drive away simultanuesly! What an orchestra! The whole kitchenteam came in the parkingplace and applouded for our recital!  :-)


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    965 3.3turbo/  993 targa / 996 cab /997S cab/996 GT3

    Audi A6 3.0 biturbo Quattro/Mini JCW/ 993 cab// boxster spyder


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    Wonderful beltar Smiley truly what these cars are designed for! I'm so envious, touring with a convoy like that.... Pleased to hear that Your Boss has come to terms with your Spyder, same as SWMBO has with the seats in our GTS thankfully Smiley Here in the UK The Goodwood Road Racing Club which I belong offers tours like this but at huge expense staying in top flight luxury hotels.... The Club caters for members much wealthier than me unfortunately!! Smiley Currently reviewing my ongoing membership with retirement getting closer. Smiley


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    WOW - this must have been a blast! I always love when people are gouping up.

    If I would have knew that I would have joined with my Speedster. Well - maybe not at the racetrack but at that evening event.


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    Here are few more pictures of mine.  Really an amazing car.  It is so much fun to drive at any speed . I cannot understand how Porsche managed to homologate the exhaust, it is that loud (with the sport exhaust on). Stelvio pass in the middle of September will be the first proper drive. Looking forward

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    Congrats, very nice! I also cannot understand how tPorsche homologates the exhaust. But I love my GT4 for that!


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    m4ever:

     Stelvio pass in the middle of September will be the first proper drive. Looking forward

     

    What´s your planed date? May be we could meet at the top of of Stelvio for one of these very famous "Würstl con Krauti" Smiley

    Blueflame


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    @Mikla - Thanks !

    @Blueflame that would be great! currently planning to drive the Stelvio on Sunday Sept 18 . We plan to stay in Bormio on the night before .  Our group will be composed mostly by air cooled 911s : 2.7RS, 1969 2.0S, 1979 930, 993 Speedster  and two Spyders , would be nice to meet you there!


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    m4ever:

    @Blueflame that would be great! currently planning to drive the Stelvio on Sunday Sept 18 . We plan to stay in Bormio on the night before .  Our group will be composed mostly by air cooled 911s : 2.7RS, 1969 2.0S, 1979 930, 993 Speedster  and two Spyders , would be nice to meet you there!

    Let's see, we are planing a short weekend trip to the Alto Adige in September...Smiley

    Blueflame


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    Congrats m4ever - wonderful color. The car is a beauty!


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    @blueflame : yes let`s see kiss

    @Lars many thanks for the kind words, believe me it sounds better than it looks !


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    Just made the trip from lake Garda to Corsica today. First drive on the isle of only 30km, but... What a car, so nice to give it a blast... Just wondering, could 95 octan fuel cause any trouble? They don't have 98 overhere. Do I have to make less revs ? Concerning the exhaust, it is VERY koud indeed. People are'nt always pleased when you roar by...


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    965 3.3turbo/  993 targa / 996 cab /997S cab/996 GT3

    Audi A6 3.0 biturbo Quattro/Mini JCW/ 993 cab// boxster spyder


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    beltar:

    Just made the trip from lake Garda to Corsica today. First drive on the isle of only 30km, but... What a car, so nice to give it a blast... Just wondering, could 95 octan fuel cause any trouble? They don't have 98 overhere. Do I have to make less revs ? Concerning the exhaust, it is VERY koud indeed. People are'nt always pleased when you roar by...

    Shouldn't cause any trouble beyond reduced engine performance and increased fuel consumption, as the knock sensor will "notice" the poorer fuel and retard the ignition.
    Don't know whether you will subjectively notice the engine not running as sweetly with current engines, but I used to think I could with older models when better fuels were not available everywhere. I always use 98 or 99 octane (RM) fuel in my 993 for that reason. 


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    fritz


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    I agree with Fritz that 95 ron will be fine the only thing I wouldnt personally do is a trackday or the like.


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    fritz:
    beltar:

    Just made the trip from lake Garda to Corsica today. First drive on the isle of only 30km, but... What a car, so nice to give it a blast... Just wondering, could 95 octan fuel cause any trouble? They don't have 98 overhere. Do I have to make less revs ? Concerning the exhaust, it is VERY koud indeed. People are'nt always pleased when you roar by...

    Shouldn't cause any trouble beyond reduced engine performance and increased fuel consumption, as the knock sensor will "notice" the poorer fuel and retard the ignition.
    Don't know whether you will subjectively notice the engine not running as sweetly with current engines, but I used to think I could with older models when better fuels were not available everywhere. I always use 98 or 99 octane (RM) fuel in my 993 for that reason. 

    I was told by some guys who are working as engineers on the motor electronics that 95 & 98 is ok. As Fritz said using 95 the fuel consumption increases a little bit and power decreases. Using 100 octane is like burning money. Nothing happens. In Germany supposedly because of legal reasons (if your car has 5% more power than official your car seems to be not street legal, you can lose your insurance)


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    Thx guys for the input! Today we drove for 225km , only on mountain c and b roads! The spyder stays amazing. 


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    965 3.3turbo/  993 targa / 996 cab /997S cab/996 GT3

    Audi A6 3.0 biturbo Quattro/Mini JCW/ 993 cab// boxster spyder


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    What i loved most today is how the local people reacted on the car! In Belgium you only get angry faces because of the noise and or the speed. Even when it s not too fast :-( . Driving trough small villages we got thumbs up! Sometimes roads are that small you have to cross eachother mirror to mirror... Several guys had there windows down and complimented the car while passing! Unbelievable. 

    An older man took off his hat to greet us, so graceful like i've only seen in films...

    This afternoon we stopped at a very small restaurant in the middle of the mountains, that guy wanted to bet that we'd never ate  such a tasteful pizza before. When he was right he'd win a ride in the spyder. We took some pictures with him in the car , he was overly happy...

    i thinck i m starting to like Corsica... 👍😂😃

     

     

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    965 3.3turbo/  993 targa / 996 cab /997S cab/996 GT3

    Audi A6 3.0 biturbo Quattro/Mini JCW/ 993 cab// boxster spyder


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    beltar:

    What i loved most today is how the local people reacted on the car! In Belgium you only get angry faces because of the noise and or the speed. Even when it s not too fast :-( . Driving trough small villages we got thumbs up! Sometimes roads are that small you have to cross eachother mirror to mirror... Several guys had there windows down and complimented the car while passing! Unbelievable. 

    An older man took off his hat to greet us, so graceful like i've only seen in films...

    This afternoon we stopped at a very small restaurant in the middle of the mountains, that guy wanted to bet that we'd never ate  such a tasteful pizza before. When he was right he'd win a ride in the spyder. We took some pictures with him in the car , he was overly happy...

    i thinck i m starting to like Corsica... 👍😂😃

     

     

    A

     

    Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you get to enjoy the car! I wish it would be the same everywhere but when I read Nick's post about his new targa, you realize that these moments are quite rare nowadays. Smiley


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    legin:

    I agree with Fritz that 95 ron will be fine the only thing I wouldnt personally do is a trackday or the like.

    Very much looking forward to seeing (and hearing) your new Spyder Nigel...Smiley


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    John im looking forward to letting you see it. Just need to find the time to get together as ever. Nigel


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    Some impressions from our roadtrip:


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    965 3.3turbo/  993 targa / 996 cab /997S cab/996 GT3

    Audi A6 3.0 biturbo Quattro/Mini JCW/ 993 cab// boxster spyder


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    965 3.3turbo/  993 targa / 996 cab /997S cab/996 GT3

    Audi A6 3.0 biturbo Quattro/Mini JCW/ 993 cab// boxster spyder


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    Our hotelgarage...


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    965 3.3turbo/  993 targa / 996 cab /997S cab/996 GT3

    Audi A6 3.0 biturbo Quattro/Mini JCW/ 993 cab// boxster spyder


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    965 3.3turbo/  993 targa / 996 cab /997S cab/996 GT3

    Audi A6 3.0 biturbo Quattro/Mini JCW/ 993 cab// boxster spyder


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    Excellent pics and congrats on a great road trip kiss


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    Thanks great pics...👍

    My Spyder has already gone to sleep for a long Winter.

    Blueflame

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    Some amazing pictures guys kiss


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    beltar:

    Our hotelgarage...

    Lake Garda... Smiley Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


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    Thx for the comments!  And RC idd, starting at Lake Garda, back home by Corse...


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    965 3.3turbo/  993 targa / 996 cab /997S cab/996 GT3

    Audi A6 3.0 biturbo Quattro/Mini JCW/ 993 cab// boxster spyder


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    Thanks for the photos . Looking at the pigs , I imagine the '' saucisson'' Smiley


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    beltar:

    Thx for the comments!  And RC idd, starting at Lake Garda, back home by Corse...

    Very nice trip...how many cars? 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


     
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