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    FL Cayman S Auto Bild TV

    FL Cayman S video clip from Auto Bild TV:

    http://www.autobild.de/autobild-tv/?clip_id=1040

    Extremly positive drive impression!


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    grazie!nice!
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    Thanks for the video!  Even w/o understanding German the reviewer seemed enthusiastic. One of the features I really enjoy about my 06 CS is the engine sound. I drove a 997.2 PDK Carrera and was disappointed by the absence of mechanical/engine sounds. In the autobild video the CS seemed to have a very good cabin engine sound. 
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    Re: FL Cayman S Auto Bild TV

    Bild Zeitung is yellow press, so you didn´t miss out on to many things. Content in summary:

    1. description of visual modifications

    2. more powerful engine with remarkable sound, more fuel efficient

    3. demonstration of launch control


    Re: FL Cayman S Auto Bild TV

    Thank you, Ferdie.
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    Re: FL Cayman S Auto Bild TV

    You´re welcome! 

    I get the impression Porsche differentiates the Boxster and Cayman even more than on the first iteration, both visually and technically. Curious if the revised suspension is more suited to the later, in combination with the LSD that car is quite tempting. On the other hand, I am still curious if the price difference over the convertible is worth it...


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    Ferdie:

    You´re welcome! 

    On the other hand, I am still curious if the price difference over the convertible is worth it...

    To pay more for a coupe than for a basically identical convertible is a rip-off, no matter how the deal is camouflaged by extra kit....how can Porsche justify it when they themselves charge more for a 997 Convertible than an equivalent coupe? Smiley

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    Re: FL Cayman S Auto Bild TV

    +1

    vincesf 


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    Ferdie:

    You´re welcome! 

    I get the impression Porsche differentiates the Boxster and Cayman even more than on the first iteration, both visually and technically. Curious if the revised suspension is more suited to the later, in combination with the LSD that car is quite tempting. On the other hand, I am still curious if the price difference over the convertible is worth it...

    It was never worth it. Just genius marketing.

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    dreamcar:
    Ferdie:

    You´re welcome! 

    On the other hand, I am still curious if the price difference over the convertible is worth it...

    To pay more for a coupe than for a basically identical convertible is a rip-off, no matter how the deal is camouflaged by extra kit....how can Porsche justify it when they themselves charge more for a 997 Convertible than an equivalent coupe?

    I certainly agree, without a doubt in fact. Porsche differentiated their particular models by precise finetuning from each other and that hardly related to the significant difference in prices.

    However they can give the Cayman an even better chassis tuning and engine response than on the Boxster, just as they differentiated these two from the Carrera lineup so far. My complaint on the first Cayman was due to the lack of any given (technical) difference to the Boxster, despite the ridiculous premium, and its intended limitations to avert sales impact on the Carrera. The feedback on any given testreport from Spain so far makes me believe that at least the Cayman has climbed a step further in terms of handling, backed up by a lim-slip differential - this raises the question if the Boxster has climbed as much as well or has been kept in artificial backorder.


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    Good review: autocar.co.uk

     
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