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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Hi there! :-)

    Congrats to your Spyder purchases, maybe next year I'll meet up with mine too in Carrara white metallic... :-)

    I got the order on a last Spyder by chance two weeks ago, since the initial customer aborted his purchase. :-)

    Does anyone have a clue how much weight the following additional options add to the car, they can't tell at my dealership:

    - manual climate control (I guess 20 kg)

    - Radio CDR Plus over Radio CDR

    - BOSE over Sound Package Plus (I guess 30 kg)

    Since I want it as light and pure as possible, although at the end I won't feel a difference. ;-)

    My car will be build in December, I can't wait for it!!!

    I found a nice sound link for Spyder lovers :-) --->  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYbkV4Gm44U

    Finally a car that probably sounds better than my old 996 Cab with PSE. :D

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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    There's not a lot of difference in the weights of the different stereo options.. More like 5kg tops IIRC


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    beltar

    Thx for the input! 

    Got today confirmation! Car will have 64l tank, smoking package and carrara white metaliv colour! Thx guys!

    Great news - I am happy for you Smiley


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    @ 80924: many congrats on your Spyder order Smiley As for the weight penalties: DaveGordon is right on spot: CDR adds 5 kg, whereas PCM+BOSE adds 10 kg to a naked Spyder. Climate control adds 17.5 kg (according to Sportauto report on the GT4), Porsche mentions 9 kg only in an email communication with a customer (seems a very low figure...)

    Nice 993 Smiley Looks like Polar Silver ?
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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Autobild conducted a test with the Spyder showing very pleasing results:

    0-100: 4,4 sec

    0-130: 9,1 sec

    0-200: 14,1 sec

    0-130 is 0,4 sec faster than official Porsche data, 0-200 is 0,7 sec faster. Finally a Boxster which is on par with the big brothers not only when cornering Smiley

    Good performance is also reported by some lucky German Spyder owners conducting Vmax tests: topspeed is slightly above 300 km/h (GPS) - Boxster hacking the 300 km/h barrier Smiley

    Laptime Contidrom: 1:31,52 - that is not even 1/10 sec slower than the GT4 on Michelin Cup rubber (Spyder on Pirellis) SmileySmiley

    Weight: 1348 kg (PCCB, LWB, Climate, Sound Package), though I don't know the Autobild measuring method (driver? fuel ?).


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Looking great in Viper Green Smiley 1439043678923image.jpg 1439043678949image.jpg 1439043678969image.jpg 1439043678959image.jpg


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Post Scriptum re straightline performance: the Sportauto Supertest for the 991 S Coupe PDK shows exactly the same numbers for 0-160 and 0-200 as the AB test for the Spyder. Now we know why we can't have the Spyder with PDK Smiley


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Thanks for the info, probably I'll be the only one with a Spyder without climate controlblush (altough I am not 100% sure yet).

    @Porsche-Jeck: Yes it's a polar silver-metallic 993 Cab with blue roof and blue leather, looks really stunning, but it has to go, since I've found out that I have more fun with a Boxster than with all 911 Cabrios I had/drove alltogether, weird isn't it?! ;-)

    Is there anyone around Luxembourg who got his Spyder already (or gets it soon), that takes a "hitch-hiker-waiting-for-his-Spyder" smiley for a spin?? Would be appreciated a lot kiss, since I have to wait until next year..........crying .

    Surely diner  would be on me...wink

     


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    I am surprised that the Spyder did the same laptime as the GT4, the tyres should make a huge difference. On the Spyder, there are less sticky but also skinnier, this is odd. Maybe they're were not warm on the GT4? The Cup2 needs to be warmed up a bit to extract max performance.

    As you know I am obsessed with weight and my GT4 came in at 1375 kg with full tank. Very impressive for a modern car. My car has the 918 buckets, Aircon and PCM + Nav + steel brakes.

    1350 kg for the Boxster is awesome! However I saw on the latest Autocar that a fully loaded 991 GT3RS is just over 1500 kg. That's awful. My RS 4.0 fully loaded is 1422 kg. Almost 100kg for the same power. I know the chassis, gearbox, etc are all improved but 1500kg isn't exactly lightweight in my books.

     

     


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Futch:

    I am surprised that the Spyder did the same laptime as the GT4, the tyres should make a huge difference. On the Spyder, there are less sticky but also skinnier, this is odd. Maybe they're were not warm on the GT4? The Cup2 needs to be warmed up a bit to extract max performance.

     

     

     

    Indeed this is very odd and I have no explanation (other than a testdriver having a "bad day"). For sure the GT4 had a very healthy engine, hence lack of power can't be the reason. Actually they measured a very good 0-200 time (13,7 sec), whereas the Sportauto Supertest GT4 clocked 14,5 sec only....weight of the AB test GT4 with full tank was just the same as your car (actually 4 kg more Smiley), hence the car also did not suffer from over-weight...

    As for the weight of the Spyder - yes, I fully agree with you Smiley 1,500+ kg for a RS is a disgrace - RS should be the lightest model of all Porsche sportscars.


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    RS has too many tricks and 21" rear wheels, plus super wide turbo body

     


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    I wouldn't buy a Spyder without AC. Track it on a hot day and you'll find it extremely uncomfortable. The AC on mine died at Spa on a hot day and I nearly rented something else instead of driving my sauna. Will probably make it more difficult to sell, too - and all for 10kg?


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    DaveGordon:

    I wouldn't buy a Spyder without AC. Track it on a hot day and you'll find it extremely uncomfortable. The AC on mine died at Spa on a hot day and I nearly rented something else instead of driving my sauna. Will probably make it more difficult to sell, too - and all for 10kg?

    +1, AC is a must have. For re-sale and as a safety feature on the track and on the way back home.


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    d997h:
    DaveGordon:

    I wouldn't buy a Spyder without AC. Track it on a hot day and you'll find it extremely uncomfortable. The AC on mine died at Spa on a hot day and I nearly rented something else instead of driving my sauna. Will probably make it more difficult to sell, too - and all for 10kg?

    +1, AC is a must have. For re-sale and as a safety feature on the track and on the way back home.

    +2


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    and AC is free


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    80924:

    Thanks for the info, probably I'll be the only one with a Spyder without climate controlblush (altough I am not 100% sure yet).



    Is there anyone around Luxembourg who got his Spyder already (or gets it soon), that takes a "hitch-hiker-waiting-for-his-Spyder" smiley for a spin?? Would be appreciated a lot kiss, since I have to wait until next year..........crying .

    Surely diner  would be on me...wink

     

    I hope to get my Spyder in October. If we are lucky with the weather "golden October" we can meet "in the middle" (lovely Eifel...) and I can take you for a spin. Re climate control: I never would skip it (for the reasons already mentioned).


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    80924:

    Thanks for the info, probably I'll be the only one with a Spyder without climate controlblush (altough I am not 100% sure yet).

    ...wink

     

    Golden tip: order AC and loose 10kg yourself :-)SmileySmiley


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29wS-04mbLU

    From min 6.01 till the end !!!

    Comments super! The Spyder makes 911 cab and cab GTS unneeded, the spy is just better....

    No women's car anymore, affically : a bad ass motherfucker indecision

     

    great!

     


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    beltar:

    Comments super! The Spyder makes 911 cab and cab GTS unneeded, the spy is just better....

    No women's car anymore, affically : a bad ass motherfucker indecision

    Smiley

    SmileySmileySmiley

    Smiley


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    If I had balls, I would spec my ideal Spyder without AC and without Audio, just pure sports car. But you guys have a point, for resale it will be a problem, and the fact that it's a proper roof now means you can use it all year round, on motorways etc., so AC and Audi make sense, but I love the idea of having a stripped out minimum weight car, just pure driving.

     


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    @Futch: yeah, you're right, that was my initial thought too, since I'll be using the AC maybe 2 times a year or something like that, but without audio sometimes it gets boring to me


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    80924:

    @Futch: yeah, you're right, that was my initial thought too, since I'll be using the AC maybe 2 times a year or something like that, but without audio sometimes it gets boring to me


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    We're planning to travel with the spyder, so driving open in 35 degrees+ is only possible with airco fullspeed... We did it several times with the 997S cab , and now with the 993 cab it's also necessary in highsummer. Travelling the south of Europe isn't possible without AC. Neither closed or open.


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    beltar:

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29wS-04mbLU

    From min 6.01 till the end !!!

    Comments super! The Spyder makes 911 cab and cab GTS unneeded, the spy is just better....

     

    Mmmmm and where do you put the kids in the spyder?


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    SciFrog:
    beltar:

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29wS-04mbLU

    From min 6.01 till the end !!!

    Comments super! The Spyder makes 911 cab and cab GTS unneeded, the spy is just better....

     

    Mmmmm and where do you put the kids in the spyder?

    You nailed it! 911 becomes ideal familycar :-)

    but that's true, when our kids were small, they fitted in the rear of our "elfers". 

    We don't have that problem anymore, so... Now they can drive a P themselves. 


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    beltar:
     so... Now they can drive a P themselves. 

    Excellent Smiley And then you go for a little family competition: can Daddy still keep up with the youngsters attacking some nice serpentine roads in the Ardennes ? Smiley


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Porsche-Jeck:

    Looking great in Viper Green Smiley1439043678923image.jpg 1439043678949image.jpg 1439043678969image.jpg 1439043678959image.jpg

    I think that would be my exact combination, hope the owner specced it with the 918 seats. I would delete pccb ( for economic purposes 😊) 

    that Spyder looks as goos as a GT3 RS. Just wow. Another future classic. 3.8liter + manual gearbox


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    That looks sooooo great.....thanks for sharing the pics... how long did it take to get the paint to sample?

     


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Great looking Spyder. It is just a pity that you cannot customize color wise the interior parts .


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    PTS/CTS withdrawn until Jul 16 at the earliest


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    What do you guys thinck? Stock rims or aftermarket? So yes, for the aftermarket, wich ones. 

    Somebody PS?

    I'd liked to order the GT4 rims , but you don't have an other choice than stock silver, black or titanium. We ordered titanium. 

    Is there possibility to place 10mm spacers? I had them on my 996 and 997. 


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