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    Re: Cayman GT4

    Grant:

    I must've been lucky in Germany - never had any problem with Manual with 6k km (visiting other countries as well, but mostly Autobahn).

    Yes there was occasionally traffic, but not the kind that made me want pdk.

    I did grow up in Los Angeles though Smiley

    You were lucky but I have to admit that I rarely encounter situations where there is such a serious (and slowly moving) traffic jam on the Autobahn. I know LA traffic well, a real horror at times. Once it took me and my friends over 6 hours from LA to San Diego.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


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    I am happy to share with you that after a hopeless wait I have been awarded a July building slot for a GT4. It has been a interesting process, since I was thoroughly examined to certify my readiness to buy such a demanded car. Guess my track record of modern Porsches that I have bought have made a difference.

    As many of you have shared with us, Porsche is now carefully evaluating candidates for their GT cars. I had given up and considered a manual 991.2, but this news have changed the backup plan!

    i am still deciding on the configuration, but right now is a Guards red, 918 buckets, red seat belts and interior trimming, CD-R Plus and Bluetooth, and climate control.

    Guess it is going to be an amazing summer!


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    Congrats! kisskisskiss

    GT4 is superb.. You won't be disappointed.


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    Mikla:

    I am happy to share with you that after a hopeless wait I have been awarded a July building slot for a GT4. It has been a interesting process, since I was thoroughly examined to certify my readiness to buy such a demanded car. Guess my track record of modern Porsches that I have bought have made a difference.

    As many of you have shared with us, Porsche is now carefully evaluating candidates for their GT cars. I had given up and considered a manual 991.2, but this news have changed the backup plan!

    i am still deciding on the configuration, but right now is a Guards red, 918 buckets, red seat belts and interior trimming, CD-R Plus and Bluetooth, and climate control.

    Guess it is going to be an amazing summer!

    Welcome to the club, Mikla! SmileySmiley


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    16 Cayman GT4, 73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi


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    Congrats and welcome! kiss


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    Cayman GT4, Racing Yellow, PCCB, 918 Style Full Buckets


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    Thanks guys!

    What a great way to celebrate my 50th birthday! A 991.2 made more sense from the family perspective, we are three at home. But the GT4 reminds me of my former 997 GT3 RS: that manual gearbox, direct, noisy... And a little bit more refined (SC, not a minor factor...) and discrete.


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    Mikla:

    Thanks guys!

    What a great way to celebrate my 50th birthday!

     

    GT4 was my 50th bday present to myself too blush


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    47th bday for me (end Dec) pretty much just as I collected the car - so very similar!  Seems the GT4 attracts a certain age of customer! smiley


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    Cayman GT4, Racing Yellow, PCCB, 918 Style Full Buckets


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    Congrats Mikla ! 

    I am turning 50 this October.  Does that mean I HAVE to add a GT4 to my stable ? I would love that , but don't know how to justify it .... 


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm --  991 GT3 RS 


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    Well.... guess you are well served so far! ­čśĆ


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    1992 964 Carrera 2 - 2014 Mercedes A45 AMG - 2013 Mini Cooper S - Cayman GT4 (soon)


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    Mikla:

    Well.... guess you are well served so far! ­čśĆ

    I am grateful for what I have Smiley  ... even if a GT4 would compliment perfectly my stable Smiley


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    Adam2S:

     

    47th bday for me (end Dec) pretty much just as I collected the car - so very similar!  Seems the GT4 attracts a certain age of customer! smiley

    Picking mine up on my 47th too :)


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    Mikla:

    Thanks guys!

    What a great way to celebrate my 50th birthday! A 991.2 made more sense from the family perspective, we are three at home. But the GT4 reminds me of my former 997 GT3 RS: that manual gearbox, direct, noisy... And a little bit more refined (SC, not a minor factor...) and discrete.

    The only thing which would make more sense in Spain is probably a 991 Cab but if you have other cars to choose from, you are going to be fine. Right now, I still think that the best Porsche family car is a Cayenne Turbo S. Smiley

    However, I never understood why apparently more people are driving a 911 Cab in Germany than in sunny Spain. Smiley

    The GT4 is still a little bit on my mind but it wouldn't make sense for me. Still...a very attractive offer from Porsche, not easy to pass over for a Porsche enthusiast like me.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


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    I will have the chance to drive the GT4 Clubsport for 2 days at Portimao in February to see if I like it.If so I will probably enter two races in the Porsche Sportscup with my mate, planned are Hockenheim and Red Bull Ring. The car looks like good value for money, especially also in terms of running costs because the Cup parts are a well known quantity, no mis-shifts possible due to PDK and standard engine configuration.

    Rgds

    Mike


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    Clubsport should be a nice option - good reports from early time trials in US...


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    16 Cayman GT4, 73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi


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    M3ike:

    I will have the chance to drive the GT4 Clubsport for 2 days at Portimao in February to see if I like it.If so I will probably enter two races in the Porsche Sportscup with my mate, planned are Hockenheim and Red Bull Ring. The car looks like good value for money, especially also in terms of running costs because the Cup parts are a well known quantity, no mis-shifts possible due to PDK and standard engine configuration.

    Rgds

    Mike

    But...no manual. Smiley Smiley

    Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


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    RC:
    M3ike:

    I will have the chance to drive the GT4 Clubsport for 2 days at Portimao in February to see if I like it.If so I will probably enter two races in the Porsche Sportscup with my mate, planned are Hockenheim and Red Bull Ring. The car looks like good value for money, especially also in terms of running costs because the Cup parts are a well known quantity, no mis-shifts possible due to PDK and standard engine configuration.

    Rgds

    Mike

    But...no manual. Smiley Smiley

    Smiley

    Since I have driven PDK on track for the first time in 2014 I'm converted as far as track driving concerns. Especially since I had a money shift during a VLN race which cost me a new engineSmiley


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    However, I never understood why apparently more people are driving a 911 Cab in Germany than in sunny Spain. Smiley

    Christian, in Spain people tend to believe that it is too hot for cabrios, and sun is too strong... Great for night driving, though.


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    1992 964 Carrera 2 - 2014 Mercedes A45 AMG - 2013 Mini Cooper S - Cayman GT4 (soon)


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    Mikla:

    However, I never understood why apparently more people are driving a 911 Cab in Germany than in sunny Spain. Smiley

    Christian, in Spain people tend to believe that it is too hot for cabrios, and sun is too strong... Great for night driving, though.

    Interesting. Never would have thought of that. Thanks. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


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    RC:
    Mikla:

    However, I never understood why apparently more people are driving a 911 Cab in Germany than in sunny Spain. Smiley

    Christian, in Spain people tend to believe that it is too hot for cabrios, and sun is too strong... Great for night driving, though.

    Interesting. Never would have thought of that. Thanks. Smiley

    Cabrios sell probably more in cold countries then in hot countries .  Why I am in South Africa , I hardly see any cabrios . Why wife, who are up in hot sunny country, does not want sun on her head or face . She said she had enough of it . I am sure most people in hot countries think the same .


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    Gnil:

    Cabrios sell probably more in cold countries then in hot countries .  

    I think rainy Great Britain has highest per capita convertibles...


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    Agree.  In Los Angeles, I only take the top off my Lotus when the weather is moderate to warm.  In hot summer, it isn't too fun, even with A/C.  

    This is why Boxster Spyder never interested me.


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    Grant:
    Gnil:

    Cabrios sell probably more in cold countries then in hot countries .  

    I think rainy Great Britain has highest per capita convertibles...

    That's right. When you hardly get to see the sun, you are more inclined to make the most of it when it does shine. 


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    fritz


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    Its true. Here in Vanuatu there are virtually no Cabrio and no one sells them new. It is 26-36 all year round and its tropical so it does rain. When we watch British or US movies we always marvel how many Cabrio


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    Was in St Barth last week, we did not make one trip without the top open... To each his own... Half of my cars are convertible. In today's road regulations, it makes no sense not to buy a coupe if there is a convertible version...


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    SciFrog:

    Was in St Barth last week, we did not make one trip without the top open... To each his own... Half of my cars are convertible. In today's road regulations, it makes no sense not to buy a coupe if there is a convertible version...

    Are you not originally from a cold country ? Smiley


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm --  991 GT3 RS 


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    South of France, warm country...


    Re: Cayman GT4

    SciFrog:

    Was in St Barth last week, we did not make one trip without the top open... To each his own... Half of my cars are convertible. In today's road regulations, it makes no sense not to buy a coupe if there is a convertible version...

    Smiley Me and my wife hate cold and it gets worse the older we get. My wife has the dilemma that she loves skiing but hates snow and the cold, she suffers like an animal while she is skiing and especially afterwards. One reason she learned water skiing and wake boarding, just in case she won't see the mountains too often anymore in the future. Smiley

    I do not drive my cab with the top open at 0°C, like many Germans do (for whatever crazy reason) but whenever there is sun and the temperature gets over let's say 12°C or so, the top is open because the warm sun usually "covers" the cold and I can improve the feeling by switching the A/C to maximum heat and turning the heated seats on.

    I do not understand people in warm countries: There is A/C in houses/condos and at work. Why wouldn't you want to enjoy the sun in the car? Smiley I barely sweat at temperatures below 35-45°C Smiley, so maybe this is an advantage but I only close the top on the car when it gets really cold. 

    It is also not true that people from warm countries hate the sun, I know a couple of people who are born in hot climates and they prefer the heat as well. Probably depends on the individual, the skin color, sensitivity to sun, sweating, etc.. Smiley

    Also, lots of cabriolets in Florida, so there is no excuse for not driving one in Spain or Portugal. Maybe more of a mentality thing?! Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


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    They do not hate the heat , RC, it's only the sun that they do not want on them , they still like the heat .

    Anyway, this is a bit a too general talk . Lots of different folks .  But there is a tendency .

    I also love skiing, but dislike hugely the cold ........


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    Gnil:

    They do not hate the heat , RC, it's only the sun that they do not want on them , they still like the heat .

    Anyway, this is a bit a too general talk . Lots of different folks .  But there is a tendency .

    I also love skiing, but dislike hugely the cold ........

    Spot on!

    We have air con in the car but not in our Vila. Its is on teh water and faces teh trade breezes so their is always a small breeze.

    Id like to see you not break a sweat here today RC. Its summer. 34C 96% humidity. Only way you do not break sweat in my country is you not move a muscle :-)


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