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    981S Spec

    My order should  be locked in next week and then unchangeable, hoping for September delivery. Any comments or suggestions on my spec are welcome. On top of second guessing several options while trying to show a little restraint ticking boxes, the question of color selection is now getting me. indecision  It's dark blue vs aqua, haven't been able to see a 981 in person in either color.

    Boxster S  6 Spd Manual
    Dark Blue Metallic
    Convertible Top in Black
    Leather interior in Luxor Beige
    Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
    Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)
    20-inch Carrera S wheel
    SportDesign steering wheel
    Bi-Xenon(TM) headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
    Convenience Package
    -Wind Deflector
    - 2-zone automatic climate control
    -Seat Heating
    Infotainment Package
    -Porsche Communication Management including Navigation
    -BOSE® Surround Sound System
    -SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio Receiver
    -HD Radio® Receiver
    Deletion of Model Designation


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    blue hood to go with dark blue or aqua blue metallic?  otherwise you will have 3 colours, blue, black and beige. might be better with blue, blue and beige

    light design package? you get white LEDs in the hood and trunk too

    folding mirrors? LED lights under mirrors too

    brushed aluminium interior .. seen this on the Cayenne and the Panamera, very classy.

    roll over bars in exterior colour?


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    I'm afraid I agree with sfo here, IMO you have too many colours (black, blue and beige). I'd also go with blue soft top although black would be ok and it would tie in with the black soft top if you stay with that, and either blue or black interior as at least black is a neutral colour.  I love aqua, but each to their own on colour of course. I'd certainly add roll bars (which also includes the trim flaps outboard of the roll bars) in  exterior colour.

    Great choice having PASM, at Festival of Speed I had a long chat with two of Porsche's expert driver consultants from Silverstone and they would always advise fitting PASM to any Porsche where it is not standard.

    I'd also choose the sports exhaust option. But great choice and congratulations. Smiley

    Saw my first 981 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last week and was hugely impressed with the styling inside and out. Smiley

    We will be driving the new Boxster later this month at Porsche's Silverstone driver experience centre, and suspect SWMBO will coming away badly wanting one......Smiley


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    Thanks guys, I can't believe it happened so fast but my order status went to PLPROD (planned production) last night and is unchangeable.

    This might be a good thing, I was going to make a 2 hour drive Saturday to a dealer with 3 cars in stock to look more closely at some options.

    My 987S was midnight blue/sand with black roof, I think I'll like the dark blue/luxor with black roof, should be a classy combination. Dark blue/luxor looked great on the 991 launch car.  I love Aqua which might actually bring out the 981's lines better than dark blue, but  I have the feeling I would have been collecting  a lot of speeding tickets with Aqua. indecision

    Black or blue roof was a tough decision but I think black has a little more aggressive look and should  work well with some of the black exterior parts.

    Leaving PSE off was tough too but might do a retrofit. I kind of like the early reports of the 981S being a little reserved at low rpms and then really coming alive at 4000.

    Thought this was interesting about PDK vs Manual sales, my dealer said his 991 and 981 orders have been close to even with maybe 60% of buyers going for PDK.

     

     


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    dr.j:

    Leaving PSE off was tough too but might do a retrofit. I kind of like the early reports of the 981S being a little reserved at low rpms and then really coming alive at 4000.

     I don't think PSE is that important. Standard 981S exhaust is, for me, vocal enough. I had PSE on my RS60 Spyder, and yes, it was louder, and roartier. 981S sound is more mechanical, and dare I say it, more air cooled Smiley


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    Your car will be fantastic as you have specced it - congratulations and enjoy! kiss


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    Thanks sfo for the sound info. Smiley  Also took another look at your stunning 981S and can't believe I overlooked how nice and right the 19" wheels look. Smiley

    Thanks dreamcar, I think you understand the agony I'm going through waiting for a blue P-car better than anyone.  Smiley Completed production is estimated for July 27 and then as Pavel Chekov would say it's "on wessel."


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    dr.j:

    Also took another look at your stunning 981S and can't believe I overlooked how nice and right the 19" wheels look. Smiley

    thank you, I like it Smiley


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    Congratulations on your order. Porsche North Houston has a 981 in stock in the Dark Blue, with pictures on its website. You might check it out. 


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    Re: 981S Spec

    dr.j:

    Black or blue roof was a tough decision but I think black has a little more aggressive look and should  work well with some of the black exterior parts.

    I agree - your car will be a beauty, congrats on your decision Smiley May I ask when you placed your order ? Still waiting for a production date for mine, looks as if I have to wait until after the factory summer holiday break Smiley

    @ DC: looking forward to your report from Silverstone - hopefully with a bit nicer weather than today !


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    Porsche-Jeck:
     

    I agree - your car will be a beauty, congrats on your decision Smiley May I ask when you placed your order ? Still waiting for a production date for mine, looks as if I have to wait until after the factory summer holiday break

    @ DC: looking forward to your report from Silverstone - hopefully with a bit nicer weather than today !


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    Will certainly do that P-J kiss Is the weather awful in Germany as well? Sounds like you may not have your new Boxey by the time we come over in August ? 


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    weather is so-so....at least good enough for a barbecue tonight Smiley I hope to know more about the Boxey's birthday within the next 2-3 weeks.


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    Porsche-Jeck:
    Still waiting for a production date for mine, looks as if I have to wait until after the factory summer holiday break Smiley

     

    the benefit is that you get a 2013 model?

    when does the factory shut down and reopen?


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    Sorry to hear it has been slow getting your production date P-J. My dealer had a changeable August production car that was a unit they had coming for inventory.  They originally ordered it sometime before the due date of June 25, then it got changed to my order and was placed less than a week ago. He was really surprised it went to PLPROD so fast, he guessed maybe Porsche was looking for more customer orders as opposed to inventory orders.  Good luck, hope your car gets built soon it's a killer spec! Smiley


    Thanks Patriot! Wow, dark blue with the Agate/Pebble grey interior looks really cool. Smiley


     


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    sfo:
    Porsche-Jeck:
    Still waiting for a production date for mine, looks as if I have to wait until after the factory summer holiday break Smiley

     

    the benefit is that you get a 2013 model?

    when does the factory shut down and reopen?

     

    I think MY13 production might run through Feb '13, here's a PDF I have of the PCNA Allocation Calendar.

    Allocation%20Due%20Dates.pdf

     


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    the benefit is that you get a 2013 model?

    when does the factory shut down and reopen?

    AFAIK factory closes last week of July and will be closed for three weeks.


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    dr.j:

    Sorry to hear it has been slow getting your production date P-J.Good luck, hope your car gets built soon it's a killer spec! Smiley


     


     

    Thanks Dr. J. - the dark blue / pebble car is the most beautiful 981S I have seen so far - what a beauty Smiley Keeps me thinking....


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    Porsche-Jeck:

    Thanks Dr. J. - the dark blue / pebble car is the most beautiful 981S I have seen so far - what a beauty Smiley Keeps me thinking....


    Don´t do it... Smiley


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    Ferdie:


    Don´t do it... Smiley

    Smiley What's wrong with it, Ferdie ?


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    Porsche-Jeck:
    Ferdie:


    Don´t do it... Smiley

    Smiley What's wrong with it, Ferdie ?

    Yes, c'mon Ferdie, I'd like to hear that Luxor was the better choice, because now I'm wondering if pebble is better. Smiley


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    That combination is absolutely drop dead gorgeous - simply stunning blush

    @ dr.j - I'm afraid agate / pebble grey gets my vote over Luxor beige - but I'm sure your choice will look great as well. kiss

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    Re: 981S Spec

    pebble grey will be harder to keep clean


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    Porsche-Jeck:

    the benefit is that you get a 2013 model?

    when does the factory shut down and reopen?

    AFAIK factory closes last week of July and will be closed for three weeks.

    hopefully they will implement improvements in build !


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    sfo:

    pebble grey will be harder to keep clean

    That's what I was thinking, a grimy guy like me would be a bad combination with pebble seats.Smiley I somehow did really well with the Sand leather interior in my 987S.

    Haven't seen Agate/Pebble in person, but have to say if this photo accurately represents the color then I really like it. I've also seen photos where the Agate is kind of a pale grey/brown that I don't like as much.

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    your pic is an accurate representation of agate grey leather .. I think it looks classy and understated.


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    sfo:

    your pic is an accurate representation of agate grey leather .. I think it looks classy and understated.

    The deviated colour contrast stitching is a classy touch as well Smiley


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    Re: 981S Spec

    sfo:

    the benefit is that you get a 2013 model?

    when does the factory shut down and reopen?

    All 981's are 2013, actually... I looked at my VIN and it shows 2013, even though the car was built in May!

    dr.j: Great spec! That car will be a looker! Smiley


     
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