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    PROOF of Powerkit, Paddles and Aerokit Cup!

    Good morning, everyone!

    sorry for the drama, but since im not getting any new car in the nex 1,5 years i needed a kickSmiley.

    Yesterday i was surfing Porsche´s austrian configurator, when i stumbled upon these options: Powerkit, Steering wheel for PDK with Paddles and Aeorkit Cup.

    Aerokit can be ordered starting Nov 09

    Paddles will be optional from Nov 2010 (!)

    No date on the Powerkit...

    I have absolutely no idea why these options are already NOW (almost 1 year before) in the configurator, but it seems that a mistake has been made. On other countries Porsche sites i couldnt locate these options.

    i took a few screenshots for Your convenience, enjoy:

     

    Powerkit.jpgAerokit Cup.jpgpaddles.jpg

     


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    thanks Nick, for a sec I thought you were pulling our legs Smiley


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    Italo:

    thanks Nick, for a sec I thought you were pulling our legs Smiley

     

    You´re wellcome, would never joke with something that serios...Smiley


     


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    Thanks! Austria so ahead of time!

    02/2010 for this new steering wheel, long time from now! By then it will be difficult to adapt to paddles, now that I've experienced the buttons. I suppose that you lose the multifunction steering wheel facilities(which I value a lot) to get this sportlenkrad with paddles.

    Powerkit for 12K Euro (on top of PSE), too expensive but makes the car more special IMO.


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     Great find SmileySmileySmiley


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    Anybody looking for buying a 997 Carrera S with the 408 HP powerkit should actually look into the 997 GT3 instead, the "better" deal. Unless of course you NEED four seats.


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    RC:

    Anybody looking for buying a 997 Carrera S with the 408 HP powerkit should actually look into the 997 GT3 instead, the "better" deal. Unless of course you NEED four seats.


    Or unless that buyer wants PDK.


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    KresoF1:
    RC:

    Anybody looking for buying a 997 Carrera S with the 408 HP powerkit should actually look into the 997 GT3 instead, the "better" deal. Unless of course you NEED four seats.


    Or unless that buyer wants PDK.

    Or unless you want an understated look.

    Or pehaps more comfort.


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    RC:

    Anybody looking for buying a 997 Carrera S with the 408 HP powerkit should actually look into the 997 GT3 instead, the "better" deal. Unless of course you NEED four seats.

    That is very true indeed. Most potential buyers would probably be surprised how well the GT3 can be used as a daily driver Smiley


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    MKSGR:
    RC:

    Anybody looking for buying a 997 Carrera S with the 408 HP powerkit should actually look into the 997 GT3 instead, the "better" deal. Unless of course you NEED four seats.

    That is very true indeed. Most potential buyers would probably be surprised how well the GT3 can be used as a daily driver Smiley

    Do you know if there are N-rated normal summer tyres for the GT3?Not Cup and Corsa?


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    Good catch and thanks for posting Smiley.


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    reginos:
    MKSGR:
    RC:

    Anybody looking for buying a 997 Carrera S with the 408 HP powerkit should actually look into the 997 GT3 instead, the "better" deal. Unless of course you NEED four seats.

    That is very true indeed. Most potential buyers would probably be surprised how well the GT3 can be used as a daily driver Smiley

    Do you know if there are N-rated normal summer tyres for the GT3?Not Cup and Corsa?

    On wet road Cups even in N0 specs are potentionally very dangerous tires. GT3 MkII or GT2 can not be used as true daily drivers IMHO. Of course, Markus will disagree...Smiley
     


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    nick1:

     

    I have absolutely no idea why these options are already NOW (almost 1 year before) in the configurator, but it seems that a mistake has been made. On other countries Porsche sites i couldnt locate these options.

     

    They also provide some Exclusive options that cannot be found on any other configurator, e.g. the white pearlascent paint for more than 9000 Euros. It looks to me as if it was a direct transition of the PZ´s system.

    The Aerokit is visually still the old one.


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    KresoF1:

    On wet road Cups even in N0 specs are potentionally very dangerous tires. GT3 MkII or GT2 can not be used as true daily drivers IMHO. Of course, Markus will disagree...Smiley
     

     

    Exactly Smiley Smiley


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    nick1:

     

    I have absolutely no idea why these options are already NOW (almost 1 year before) in the configurator, but it seems that a mistake has been made. On other countries Porsche sites i couldnt locate these options.

     

    From what I gather this configurator is for MY10, orders for which start just before summer. So an official announcement will be made beginning of June.

    So the Powerkit will be available immediately in MY10 (as from September 2009), the Aero in 11/09 and the Paddles 02/2010.


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    Quite a find!  Thank you. Rennteam is always ahead of the curve.


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    Great find !!  You got some stars for that


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    Ferdie:
    nick1:

     

    I have absolutely no idea why these options are already NOW (almost 1 year before) in the configurator, but it seems that a mistake has been made. On other countries Porsche sites i couldnt locate these options.

     

    They also provide some Exclusive options that cannot be found on any other configurator, e.g. the white pearlascent paint for more than 9000 Euros. It looks to me as if it was a direct transition of the PZ´s system.

    The Aerokit is visually still the old one.

    what about this special white paint?where did you see?


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    andrea:

    what about this special white paint?where did you see?

     

    image.jpg


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    Thanks Nick..great catch..i loose this thread..


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    Gnil:

    Great find !!  You got some stars for that

    +1!


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    Need clarification for non german-speakers:

    1 - Is the paddle steering wheel an option? is it retrofittable to std PDK cars?

    2 - Does the +- manual shift direction on the stick remain as currently?

     


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    ADias:

    Need clarification for non german-speakers:

    1 - Is the paddle steering wheel an option? is it retrofittable to std PDK cars?

    2 - Does the +- manual shift direction on the stick remain as currently?

     

    Not specified at the configurator.

    Just says "Sports Steering Wheel PDK with paddles,  in smooth leather at interior colour, as from Febr. 2010"


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    OMG Smiley almost a $13k option just for paint.  Does the paint have dimond particles in it ?


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    Awesome find Nick! I'm probably going to spend half the afternoon playing with this configurator! Smiley

    TV tuner is also new right? And I see good old nachtblau metallic (midnight blue) and aquablau metallic paint, but what is dunkelblau? (it's listed as available September 09)


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    Ron (Houston):

    OMG Smiley almost a $13k option just for paint.  Does the paint have dimond particles in it ?


    Well, I guess they've copied it from a small Italian manufacturer... Smiley
     


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    MKSGR:
    RC:

    Anybody looking for buying a 997 Carrera S with the 408 HP powerkit should actually look into the 997 GT3 instead, the "better" deal. Unless of course you NEED four seats.

    That is very true indeed. Most potential buyers would probably be surprised how well the GT3 can be used as a daily driver Smiley

     

    For the same money, I would always choose the 997 GT3 FL if I wouldn't need the rear seats. PDK? I love PDK, no doubt about it. Still: I would go for the 997 GT3 FL with manual instead of a 997 Carrera S Powerkit with PDK.

    Understatement? I don't think that people really care if you drive a 997 or the GT3. Things would look different with the Turbo or GT2 maybe, the GT3 could actually "tell" people that you're a car nut and that you don't drive this car just to drive a Porsche.

    Perception is different from person to person but I really think that a 997 GT3 FL would be a good daily driver, even for "serious" business men. I wouldn't necessarily take a very flashy color (red or yellow) though. Smiley


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    KresoF1:
    reginos:
    MKSGR:
    RC:

    Anybody looking for buying a 997 Carrera S with the 408 HP powerkit should actually look into the 997 GT3 instead, the "better" deal. Unless of course you NEED four seats.

    That is very true indeed. Most potential buyers would probably be surprised how well the GT3 can be used as a daily driver Smiley

    Do you know if there are N-rated normal summer tyres for the GT3?Not Cup and Corsa?

    On wet road Cups even in N0 specs are potentionally very dangerous tires. GT3 MkII or GT2 can not be used as true daily drivers IMHO. Of course, Markus will disagree...Smiley
     

    On the 997 GT3 MKI the Pirelli Corsas work quite well even in the wet. Also I assume that there will be normal street tires available for the MKII just like for the MKI.
    GT3 is a comfy car  (for a sportscar, that is..) Smiley and offers more value for the money Smiley

     


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    Tell me your honest opinion-would you choose 997.2 GT3 over R8 5.2 FSI manual as second car(other car will be used as dialy/winter driver)?

     


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    Kreso, I never drove the R8 (nor the FL GT3 Smiley ), but as my "second car" will do a lot of km on tracks I'd prefer the GT3 for sure Smiley Are you still undecided which car to get ? Smiley


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