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    nberry:

    Glad to hear people are living the good life! Send a thank you note to Obama.smiley

     

    Haha Nick, I knew you had to put in that one lol.

     


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    Good to read it's going well Whoopsy!

    Must be a load off your shoulders! indecision


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    Whoopsy, give your wife more credit. I suspect you did not have to buy her acceptance. Rather she understood it was a toy you really wanted and she would not want to stand in your way in getting and enjoying it. That is the way it works with my wife and I am confident your wife is the same.

    But remember, it works both ways. With me I draw the line with George Clooney.indecision


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    What's wrong with Clooney? Mine is on Keanu Reeves?!?!?!

    Bottom line is that the 'bribing' is for shutting up the nagging and visible momentary displeasure of spending a chunk of money. Of course at the end of the day the wives are supportive, or else they wouldn't stay as wives. 


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    Is nobody worried that our wives will read our forum posts? 


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    TurboRalf:

    Is nobody worried that our wives will read our forum posts? 

    Reading the last posts, let's hope not. That would need a lot more tender, love and caring than the "Honey, I bought a new car" issue Smiley


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    2014 981 Boxster S | Riviera Blue | PDK | Sport Suspension (-20mm) | PCCB | PTV | PSE
    2010 997.2 C2S | Carrara White | Manual | S-PASM (-20mm) | PSE | OZ Superforgiata
    2010 Audi S5 cabrio | Ibis White

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    2008 997.1 C4S | Guards Red | Manual | PSE | Bilstein PSS10 | H&R Roll Bars | Dension 500
    2007 997.1 Turbo | Meteor Gray | Manual | Bilstein PSS10 | Cargraphic Stage 2 | Dension 500
    2005 987.1 Boxster S | Arctic Silver | Manual | OZ Ultraleggera | H&R Cup Suspension | H&R Roll Bars | Sachs Racing Clutch | Recaro Shells
    2005 997.1 C2S | Atlas Gray | Manual | PSE | Sport Suspension (-20mm)


    Re: 918 latest news Thread Closed

    TurboRalf:

    Is nobody worried that our wives will read our forum posts? 

     

    Mine has better things to do, like playing Candy Crush


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    Whoopsy:

    Mine has better things to do, like playing Candy Crush

    Smiley

    Same here. I am safe.


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    2014 981 Boxster S | Riviera Blue | PDK | Sport Suspension (-20mm) | PCCB | PTV | PSE
    2010 997.2 C2S | Carrara White | Manual | S-PASM (-20mm) | PSE | OZ Superforgiata
    2010 Audi S5 cabrio | Ibis White

    Previous
    2008 997.1 C4S | Guards Red | Manual | PSE | Bilstein PSS10 | H&R Roll Bars | Dension 500
    2007 997.1 Turbo | Meteor Gray | Manual | Bilstein PSS10 | Cargraphic Stage 2 | Dension 500
    2005 987.1 Boxster S | Arctic Silver | Manual | OZ Ultraleggera | H&R Cup Suspension | H&R Roll Bars | Sachs Racing Clutch | Recaro Shells
    2005 997.1 C2S | Atlas Gray | Manual | PSE | Sport Suspension (-20mm)


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    TurboRalf:

    Is nobody worried that our wives will read our forum posts? 

    With two (school) kids, a job (family doctor), dancing/Spanish lessons, fitness/tennis training, the last thing my wife would do is reading this forum. Smiley Even if she would, she wouldn't mind. I actually don't know many women who are as (traditionally) gender oriented as she is. I kind of like it because I don't have to argue with her about the typical man/woman stuff which keeps so many couples in a permanent state of alert (and stress). We both have our purpose in our marriage and it works quite well without any confusion about what she or me should do.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Porsche Boxster S (981), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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     This wins the title "most practical hypercar" with ease....


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    Suzy

    2013 Porsche Boxster S (MT) | Basaltblack metallic
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    SuzyF:

     This wins the title "most practical hypercar" with ease....

    How I wish that was me... Smiley That's what owning hypercars should be about, using them as much as possible...


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    http://m.sportauto.de/marken/news/kommentar-von-marcus-schurig-das-pr-schlachtfeld-nuerburgring-nordschleife-7983945.html

    Found this article, but don't understand a word... Can someone translate the main points? Google translate sucks...

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    The author is moaning about the 9-page press release from McLaren which states that they managed a lap with less than 7 minutes around the Ring, but there is never any mention of the exact time... blablabla. He then goes on calculating the time from the average speed and end up with above 7 minutes... blablabla. He then calls the lap times from different manufacturers a PR war... blablabla. Then the article is then finished off with a note that it was sport auto that started with the lap times as comparison and they are maybe partly to blame for this PR war, but that there needs to be more facts provided with the record times, such as tires, time, length, etc.

    In summary, he is unhappy with the content and purpose of the McLaren sub-seven minute press release 

     

     


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    2014 981 Boxster S | Riviera Blue | PDK | Sport Suspension (-20mm) | PCCB | PTV | PSE
    2010 997.2 C2S | Carrara White | Manual | S-PASM (-20mm) | PSE | OZ Superforgiata
    2010 Audi S5 cabrio | Ibis White

    Previous
    2008 997.1 C4S | Guards Red | Manual | PSE | Bilstein PSS10 | H&R Roll Bars | Dension 500
    2007 997.1 Turbo | Meteor Gray | Manual | Bilstein PSS10 | Cargraphic Stage 2 | Dension 500
    2005 987.1 Boxster S | Arctic Silver | Manual | OZ Ultraleggera | H&R Cup Suspension | H&R Roll Bars | Sachs Racing Clutch | Recaro Shells
    2005 997.1 C2S | Atlas Gray | Manual | PSE | Sport Suspension (-20mm)


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    Porker:
    SuzyF:

     This wins the title "most practical hypercar" with ease....

    How I wish that was me... Smiley That's what owning hypercars should be about, using them as much as possible...

    Smiley This guy is a Porsche employee, I doubt that many customers will use the 918 this way. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Porsche Boxster S (981), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    What kind of roof rack is this?


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    Wonder when they are going to have a second go at the Ring,as was previously rumored (not that they need it desperately blush)...

    Anyone in the know?


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    There is no need. Right now it's king of the Ring. McLaren only has 'noise', nothing solid indicating the P1 has beaten the 918.

    And even if Porsche goes back, it will be at least spring time as I think the Ring is under s snow cover right now 


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    Cannot get over this shot,absolutely stunning


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    Those wheels are gorgeous!


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    The whole car is gorgeous....Great color, nice photography skills, great wheels,all making for a stunning picture

    (Btw, is it me or does this car look even more sensational,albeit in a more raw way, in Weissach pkg?)

     

    Also, anyone in the know on how many 918's have already been sold so far..

    I think it was around 50% in early November, but then again I could be wrong


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    According to RC, the number was 500 units out of 918, two weeks ago.


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    Something just crossed my mind. You guys know I was looking for a CGT before that turned into a 918. In buying the 918 instead of the P1, I had enough left over for a CGT 

     

     


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    Whoopsy:

    Something just crossed my mind. You guys know I was looking for a CGT before that turned into a 918. In buying the 918 instead of the P1, I had enough left over for a CGT 

     

     

    At least the CGT would not depreciate, based on current valuations Smiley Probably not a bad investment.


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    Not at the current price.They had gone up around 50-80k since I looked at them last year after the infamous Paul Walker incident. 

    Another thing is, I think I don't have the touch to use that clutch yet. But I have sourced a carbon fiber shift knob to replace that eye sore wood one already haha.


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    The issue of the CGT clutch was vastly overstated. I did not find it difficult to use and I HATE manuals.


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    nberry:

    The issue of the CGT clutch was vastly overstated. I did not find it difficult to use and I HATE manuals.

    Agreed. It’s not an Acura but it’s not as hard as getting used to a sintered iron clutch. The only real trick is you can’t lightly feather the throttle when pulling away from a dead stop. I found it was either no throttle or lots of gas (but I don’t have a huge amount of time in one, so don’t take it from me, the guys here that actually own them are better sources of info). 


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    nberry:

    The issue of the CGT clutch was vastly overstated. I did not find it difficult to use and I HATE manuals.

    Traffic jams are a horror in this car but otherwise, you're right...not really an issue.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Porsche Boxster S (981), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    No, the horror is stopped on an up hill incline. Need to use the hand brake and release it at the appropriate time.

    FWIW, I never had to apply a lot of gas to use the clutch. The first time I drove one in the Bay area I drove off without a hitch and the owner who was in the passenger seat asked how I did that. 


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    nberry:

    No, the horror is stopped on an up hill incline. Need to use the hand brake and release it at the appropriate time.

    FWIW, I never had to apply a lot of gas to use the clutch. The first time I drove one in the Bay area I drove off without a hitch and the owner who was in the passenger seat asked how I did that. 

    Doing it old school style? Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Porsche Boxster S (981), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    RC:
    nberry:

    No, the horror is stopped on an up hill incline. Need to use the hand brake and release it at the appropriate time.

    FWIW, I never had to apply a lot of gas to use the clutch. The first time I drove one in the Bay area I drove off without a hitch and the owner who was in the passenger seat asked how I did that. 

    Doing it old school style? Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Porsche Boxster S (981), BMW X3 35d (2013)

    I didn't think that was so old, but now that cars have neither a handbrake nor a clutch, I guess it is (and myself included) Smiley


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