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    Re: Cayman GT4

    vantagesc:

    ^ Interesting that the "AMSHIFT" system, equivalent to Sport on the GT4 that does auto-blipping on downshifting, also does no lift shifts in the Aston system.  That must feel incredibly weird.

    The drive-by-wire throttle must kill the gas momentarily on upshifts to smooth the shift when you leave your foot to the floor.  Not sure if I love that, but it's probably something that can be disable if desired (along with blipping on downshifts) on a menu.  I guess on track, it's probably fastest to let the computer do the throttle lifting for you.  Some will obviously ask why not just get the paddle shifter if you use that crap, but I'd still get manual and decide how to use those features (or not).


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    When I first used sport, I still instinctively blipped on downshifts, but got used to it.   I think no lift upshift in this AMSHIFT went a step too far.


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    RING BATTLE: Aventador SV vs Cayman GT4 vs BMW M3 Ring-Taxi:

    http://youtu.be/QLMSmIMRvGM


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    Here is that Evo article (I posted the conclusion first a couple days ago):

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    Conclusion again:

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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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    I knew GT4 was good, that's why I got the best one, GT4CS 


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    Whoopsy:

    I knew GT4 was good, that's why I got the best one, GT4CS 

    Now you just need a road legal GT4 too, then you can sell all those other wheels in your garage. You won't use them anymore anyway SmileySmiley


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    WAY:

    1459942227941image.png image.png This just came up for sale in my local market. It's only the third GT4 I've seen for sale since release. What is wrong with some people!!! My eyes! 

    I usually don't comment on cars looks, I think it is a too personal subject.

    But:

    This is butt-ugly, it is a shame to do that to a car. You can even see that the car it self is feeling ashamed.

    /Bilnd

     


    Re: Cayman GT4

    Watt,

    Fabspeed in the U.S. say they are working on the gearing issue and are maybe a month away (from posting more details or announcing an actual product, I don't know).  Might try giving them a call too.


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    Thanks Grant; interesting that the write-up for the new Lotus Exige 350 is quite positive - assuming you can live with the usual Lotus deficiencies, it sounds like a great fun car as long as you have other DD car(s).  IMO more of a competitor to the Alfa 4C than the GT4.  So for those who missed the GT4 and may not be high enough on PAG's excellence list to even get a successor GT4, I imagine anyone can buy the Lotus.     


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    4trac:

    Thanks Grant; So for those who missed the GT4 and may not be high enough on PAG's excellence list to even get a successor GT4, I imagine anyone can buy the Lotus.     

    Except not street legal in US.  Only the Evora is...


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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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    Grant:
    4trac:

    Thanks Grant; So for those who missed the GT4 and may not be high enough on PAG's excellence list to even get a successor GT4, I imagine anyone can buy the Lotus.     

    Except not street legal in US.  Only the Evora is...

    Oops, I was getting my Exige and Evora mixed up.... in fact it was the new Evora 400 I had been reading about, that is being brought to NA.  Still raw compared to most PAG products, supercharged source of power so lag-free, and therefore may be worth considering for alternatives to Cayman or 4C.  And I think still available in manual... Smiley 


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    The Evora is pretty nice. I sat in one and it was so much easier to get in and out of. But that car is actually deceptively big. At the autoshow it was parked next to a 488 and they are almost the same size, at least length wise.

    But after looking at it, The Exige LF1 seems more tempting. We have a brand-new one local for sale, the price is very attractive too and had I not been approved for the GT4CS, the LF1 was my backup plan.


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    vantagesc:

    Watt,

    Fabspeed in the U.S. say they are working on the gearing issue and are maybe a month away (from posting more details or announcing an actual product, I don't know).  Might try giving them a call too.

    ThanksSmiley


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    Whoopsy, if going the Lotus route for a track car, LF1 isn't the right model. You'll want a Cup model and you probably want the Version with the sequential racing box.  Of course if the price was right on the LF1, you could convert it.  No replacement for a lightweight car if you haven't tried one yet. Maybe a 3-11 or Radical in your future when you are ready to climb the speed ladder. Maintenance is 


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    Porsche Cayman GT4 onboard | evo Track Car of the Year

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIMlJxCtE5c


    Re: Cayman GT4

    Nice!


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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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    Whoopsy:

    The Evora is pretty nice. I sat in one and it was so much easier to get in and out of. But that car is actually deceptively big. At the autoshow it was parked next to a 488 and they are almost the same size, at least length wise.

    But after looking at it, The Exige LF1 seems more tempting. We have a brand-new one local for sale, the price is very attractive too and had I not been approved for the GT4CS, the LF1 was my backup plan.

    Nick, I am getting confused with all your cars. Which car or cars will you use for the track? If I recall your track is almost five hours away from your home. Are you going to trailer these cars?Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    nberry:
    Whoopsy:

    The Evora is pretty nice. I sat in one and it was so much easier to get in and out of. But that car is actually deceptively big. At the autoshow it was parked next to a 488 and they are almost the same size, at least length wise.

    But after looking at it, The Exige LF1 seems more tempting. We have a brand-new one local for sale, the price is very attractive too and had I not been approved for the GT4CS, the LF1 was my backup plan.

    Nick, I am getting confused with all your cars. Which car or cars will you use for the track? If I recall your track is almost five hours away from your home. Are you going to trailer these cars?Smiley

     

    Gonna park the GT4CS at the track now that I have an allocation. The LF1 was my alternate #1 to be parked the track if I cannot get a GT4CS.

    Yes, track is 4-5hrs away, I will drive up in whatever, and take those on the track too when i arrives. But my primary track usage car will be the GT4CS. It will be my learning car for serious performance driving. 

    On a track, nothing beats a dedicated race car, even the 918. There is so much to learn.

     


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    That's definitely the way to go, especially from a safety perspective.  Full cage, halo containment seat, and HANS. Whoopsy livery adds 10hp. 


    Re: Cayman GT4

    Given the distance Nick, I think you should get a helicopter! Or a Volvo motor home so you can camp there for a week each time. 😂


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    WAY:

    Given the distance Nick, I think you should get a helicopter! Or a Volvo motor home so you can camp there for a week each time. 😂

    Smiley Smiley


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | Sport Chrono | SPASM


    Re: Cayman GT4

    Whoopsy:
    nberry:
    Whoopsy:

    The Evora is pretty nice. I sat in one and it was so much easier to get in and out of. But that car is actually deceptively big. At the autoshow it was parked next to a 488 and they are almost the same size, at least length wise.

    But after looking at it, The Exige LF1 seems more tempting. We have a brand-new one local for sale, the price is very attractive too and had I not been approved for the GT4CS, the LF1 was my backup plan.

    Nick, I am getting confused with all your cars. Which car or cars will you use for the track? If I recall your track is almost five hours away from your home. Are you going to trailer these cars?Smiley

     

    Gonna park the GT4CS at the track now that I have an allocation. The LF1 was my alternate #1 to be parked the track if I cannot get a GT4CS.

    Yes, track is 4-5hrs away, I will drive up in whatever, and take those on the track too when i arrives. But my primary track usage car will be the GT4CS. It will be my learning car for serious performance driving. 

    On a track, nothing beats a dedicated race car, even the 918. There is so much to learn.

     

    Finally someone with brains... Smiley Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    RC:
    On a track, nothing beats a dedicated race car, even the 918. There is so much to learn.

     

    That is probably the absolute truth, unfortunately there are track events that requires you to have a street legal car.

     


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    I was actually admiring Whoopsy's words "so much to learn..." because good drivers always learn and learn and learn, while average drivers always think they are great and there isn't much to learn, one reason why many of these drivers do not attend driver ed events training. We had such a guy a couple of years ago, a real show off and our instructor told me that he had to really restrain himself for teaching this guy a lesson he wouldn't forget.

    I wish I had the time to be more often on the track and to attend some special events I got invited to. Many (mostly) amazing people, I really miss this time. yes


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    RC:

    I was actually admiring Whoopsy's words "so much to learn..."

    (Missed your intention)
    The above is also so true and best of all: We've got a lot to learn and the learning process is so fun. Smiley


    Re: Cayman GT4

    Kobalt:
    RC:

    I was actually admiring Whoopsy's words "so much to learn..."

    (Missed your intention)
    The above is also so true and best of all: We've got a lot to learn and the learning process is so funSmiley

    With the "right" people (instructor, other drivers), it is amazing fun. Smiley I just wish I had the time...I miss that time a lot.


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    Kobalt:
    RC:
    On a track, nothing beats a dedicated race car, even the 918. There is so much to learn.

     

    That is probably the absolute truth, unfortunately there are track events that requires you to have a street legal car.

     

    Right, and not everyone has the resources and space for a tow vehicle and trailer.


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    Nick, very wise!kiss

    However, you need to show the RS some love and exercise it at the track.


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    Cool!


     
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