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    New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara interior

    Just had a look at the German Car configurator. A few new Exclusive options are available for the 987 and 997:

    (Indicated prices are German prices including VAT.)

    Exterior:
    CXF Full Red Tail Lights
    Euro 440.30
    (This was already reported on the German board)

    Leather to sample interiors:
    DAW Gear Lever and Handbrake Aluminum / Leather
    Euro 1,469.65

    DAV Tiptronic Selector and Handbrake Aluminum / Leather
    Euro 1,309.00

    This is the same as the DAD/CFP option, except for leather to sample interiors. Previously, the shifter/Tip and the handbrake could only be black.



    And now, the new ALCANTARA interior options:
    CLE Dashboard Trim in Alcantara
    535.50 Euro

    CLA Steering Wheel in Alcantara
    761.60 Euro
    This option works with the triangular/MF and the sport steering wheels. It's basically the GT3 wheel, except it's also available with a triangular center.

    DAT Gear Lever and Handbrake in Alcantara
    1,297.10 Euro
    It's the gear lever from the GT3, and the handbrake from the DAD/CFP option, except with Alcantara trim instead of leather.
    If you're about to order a GT3 with deviated stitching, check the availability of this option because it's the only way to get deviated stitching on the gear lever, shifter boot and handbrake.

    DAU Tiptronic Selector and Handbrake in Alcantara
    1,297.10 Euro
    Same as above.

    CLG Storage Compartment Lid in Alcantara with Porsche logo
    339.15 Euro


    Seats with Alcantara inlays are available as before with the 25231 option. Unfortunately, rear seats don't get no Alcantara luvin' yet.

    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara interior

    dashboard trim in alcantara could be nice...

    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara interior

    How well does this material wear on contact surfaces over time? I have a cab so I don't think I have a single surface covered with this stuff. I'm actaully happy about that since it doesn't look all that durable to me, but maybe I'm in the minority on this one.

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    When ordering my 06 Cab S in 2005-6 I attempted to order suede seats but was told they would only be available in black (which I didn't go for). Perhaps they are coming around? What colors are the alcantaras in?

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    The front seat inlays are available in any color (except leather to ample). Unfortunately, without rear seat inlays, this option is pretty useless to me.
    Also missing, the inserts on the door panel and rear side panels, to complete the GT3 look.

    The other options are only in the interior color, although I'm sure Exclusive is willing to go the extra mile for an extra million dollars...


    Also, don't bother checking out the new options on the 3D configurator, it hasn't been updated yet.

    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara inter

    Quote:
    The Groom said:

    Exterior:
    CXF Full Red Tail Lights
    Euro 440.30




    Hummmm interesting... . Here's a pshop to visualize. Hey, isn't the trend toward clear tail lights?

    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara inter

    clears, FWIW.

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    Regarding durability, my 2000 Ford F150 Lightning came standard with alcantra seat upholstery, with perforated leather inserts.

    My 65,000 experience was that the stuff was the most DURABLE material I had ever had in an interior.

    You could spill taco sauce on it, beer on it, beat the ever-living-snot out of it, let your dogs clamber in and out of it, have sex with your fiance' on it....

    It just couldn't be harmed or worn, and always came as-new-clean with nothing more than a swipe with a damp towel.

    Amazing stuff.... and it's comfy too... and it holds you in the seat like stick-um in the corners, which you really needed in a full-sized truck that could pull some decent G's.

    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara inter

    Also, Alcantara makes you less sweaty than leather. Porsche did comprehensive testing on that matter a few years ago. That's why the GT3 has an Alcantara steering wheel and Alcantara seats as standard.

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    Yeah, it seems amazing what these fabrics are now designed to do. Sporting goods, outdoor wear, trekking hiking expedition clothes and gear (I guess even interior design and more exotic applications for fabrics); not what they were five or ten years ago.

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    Any cloth interior is also more "comfortable" than leather when you think about it...

    Kinda funny how the market all wants leather seating in their premium rides, when it comes down to it, alcantra or cloth is far more comfortable and keeps you in the saddle better....

    When I special-ordered my S351, I loaded on every available option, but I stayed with cloth seats, as they were using a really nice Recaro upholstery front and rear. My friends thought I had lost my mind...

    With the top down, in the summer, I'm cool and comfortable and dry... If those seats were leather, I'd be sliding in a pool of my own sweat, with the backs of my legs sweating against the seats... Yuck....

    And the cloth has held up far better than leather would have over-time, the interior looks showroom fresh and taut, not a wrinkle, not a wear-spot.

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    The nice thing about leather is when you try to slide your a** across it there's no friction. When leather gets that patina (a little moderate wear) it looks good, classic. Alcantera is like sitting on sand paper or suede; gets your panties in a bind when you adjust your position. Alcantera definitely has alot of good qualities though.

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    Alcantra bolsters with leather inserts, addresses all those issues.

    As for leather with patina looking "good", hmmm...... That's a european thing. I don't get any warm fuzzy feeling from my seats looking worn, it just screams "used car lot, blue-light-special" to me I'm afraid... I've turned ingress/egress into a science, I develop a technique for every car I drive so that I don't destroy the LH bolster..

    Anybody looking for a clean used car, would want to buy from me...

    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara inter

    Quote:
    MMD said:
    Hummmm interesting... . Here's a pshop to visualize. Hey, isn't the trend toward clear tail lights?





    These red taillights remind me of miscellaneous Porsche prototypes and PS-spy-pics, in which the rear lights were often painted red.

    Doesn't look right IMO, but your "clear version" is not my cup of tea either, MMD.

    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara inter

    Quote:
    69bossnine said:
    Alcantra bolsters with leather inserts, addresses all those issues.

    As for leather with patina looking "good", hmmm...... That's a european thing. I don't get any warm fuzzy feeling from my seats looking worn, it just screams "used car lot, blue-light-special" to me I'm afraid... I've turned ingress/egress into a science, I develop a technique for every car I drive so that I don't destroy the LH bolster..

    Anybody looking for a clean used car, would want to buy from me...



    You did it again. What you say makes more sense. Nice work.

    Yes, ingress for me also means putting my left hand over the seat bolster where my a** would otherwise slide down. It's a shame to see otherwise really nice used car interiors (Ferrari's especially) with this area all worn out.



    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara inter

    Alcantara is in fact the product name of the inventing company - it is a very sophistical product that, opposed to suede, has nothing to do with leather.

    Therefore different graduations of haptics and quality should be possible. Porsche's entry level upholstery has a much cheaper feel than experienced on other cars.

    From what I've heard suede and alcantara controls need repeated care to keep its visual apperance.

    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara inter

    clear version taillights are not so good but i like the full red ones

    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara inter

    have alcantara interior on my new car , delivered last week, love it!

    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara inter

    Quote:
    stewart said:
    have alcantara interior on my new car , delivered last week, love it!



    pics please!

    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara inter

    interior

    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara inter

    Going throuh the option on the German site for Porsch, I couldn't but notice that they have got many more extra than in the UK site. For Instance they have got a tab for Exclusive which includes the Alcantara Steering wheel and many more. could anyone tell me why

    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara inter

    ITALOKOKO,

    The German site has many more options shown but you can't depend on that as a reference for "building your car." For example, I got the ordering guide for my car and was able to order MANY more options not even shown on the "build your car" on the US site. I consider those to be a joke, really. Work with your dealership in getting the options that you want based on the official ordering guide instead.

    Re: New Exclusive options for 997: Alcantara inter

    3000 EURO for the alcantara option !!!!!

    I love alcantara , it is so much nicer then normal leather. I would get it, but 3000 EURO is a lot of money.... I hope I got it wrong

     
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