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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    DaveGordon:

    I'd have done just that if it wasn't for the Swiss Fun Police and their regulations laugh

     

     

    No prob with the Fun Police, DaveGordon - I have allready helped a friend from Zurich with a viable solution Smiley More via PM if you need details Smiley

    Excellent link Smiley


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Spyder trying to do a burnout...

    http://m.focus.de/auto/videos/porsche-boxster-spyder-vollgas-mit-dem-puristen-porsche-soundcheck-boxster-spyder-mit-375-ps_id_47...


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    boytronic:

    Spyder trying to do a burnout...

    http://m.focus.de/auto/videos/porsche-boxster-spyder-vollgas-mit-dem-puristen-porsche-soundcheck-boxster-spyder-mit-375-ps_id_47...

    Trying seems to be right description :-)

     

     


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    d997h:

    ...Sad that they did not offer the GT4 as an open top....

    You mean a Cayman GT4 convertible ??? Gottcha ! Smiley

     

    of course ....to be offered as a more affordable alternative to their current  GT3 and GT3RS Cabriolets and Targas 

    Smiley

    on a more real world note ..the reason Porsche will not sell do a  GTx Cabriolet  model ( if they didnt care to damage the GTx brand  they would build them as they would sell for $$$$ profit ) is because of their use of  modernized but still old school chassis technology , and to use the exact GT3 and GT4 style suspension  bits for their great " feel " in the hands and seat of the pants would probably require 100 lbs of stiffening in said more flexible chassis/ windshield header area but prob still be a shake , rattle and roll ride on everyday roads 

    cars with natively much stiffer for weight carbon fiber monocell chassis like Carrera GT , 918 Spyder , Enzo, La Ferrari and all McLarens can have their handling be tuned as " feelsome " and accurate as they like and still be offered in open top versions maintaining acceptable road ride quality 

     


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Autocar review: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/porsche/boxster/first-drives/2015-porsche-boxster-spyder-review


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Interesting that the Ring time is only 7 sec slower than GT4 (done with street tires, right?).  If so, the difference after the tires is rather small...


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    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


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Very small, makes you wonder... Maybe that's why they didn't make it lighter because then it would be faster than the GT4 with the same tires Smiley


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    SciFrog:

    Very small, makes you wonder... Maybe that's why they didn't make it lighter because then it would be faster than the GT4 with the same tires Smiley

    I don't know how much lighter they could have made it (but they surely could have delivered the extra 10hp of the  GT4).  But there is no doubt that Porsche very carefully manages performance among its models so that the performance falls in exactly the designated gap between other models.  Given the huge number of models, it must be quite an effort Smiley


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    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


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=189&v=NvEIAuNyqlo

    Any idea how many Spyders will be built?

     

     


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    beltar:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=189&v=NvEIAuNyqlo

    Any idea how many Spyders will be built?

    Didn't hear of any artificial limitation, so I guess as many as they can sell. 


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Steve Sutcliffe drives the Spyder and think it's awesome! Also show how the "tent" is operated smiley

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9BIhnyVEHg


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Lukas:

    Steve Sutcliffe drives the Spyder and think it's awesome! Also show how the "tent" is operated smiley

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9BIhnyVEHg

    I remember him saying it's even a bit faster than a GT4 :-) , even in corners it's ab it more agile then the famous GT4...

    So the GT4 is the perfect circuittoy, the spyder is the one for the road :-) SmileySmiley


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    beltar:
     

    So the GT4 is the perfect circuittoy, the spyder is the one for the road :-) SmileySmiley

    That's what I hope for Smiley Indeed I can imagine that the analogue sport suspension feels a bit more responsive than the PASM suspension in the GT4 (which undoubtedly will be the faster car on a track).

    Meanwhile I am suffering from Spec Panic as my spec will be locked by tomorrow SmileyLast yet unresolved question is about the seats (foldable buckets vs LWB). The foldable buckets are easier to climb in, are deeper (good for handling, bad for the Mrs...) and allow for heating the butt, while the LWB are CF all over (no plastic parts like in the foldable buckets) and are kind of "signature seats" for this car, though will delay production by about a month.....


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Difficult choice P-J (and congrats to you both). The heart and the head...

    Had foldable buckets in my 997, going LWB now myself. Don't let the delay put you off.


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    OMG, Steve has finally lost it indecision That is like saying a 991 Carrera is a bit faster and a bit more agile than a 991 GT3 because it weights 10kg less. He usually praises the latest Porsche as the greatest ever. Next time he will be in a Macan Diesel and it will be the most awesome agile Porsche ever 

    The Spyder does look drop dead gorgeous! One of the best designs from Porsche! 


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    2015 981 Cayman GT4 | White | Full Bucket Seats | Sport Chrono
    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | Sport Chrono | SPASM


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    DuckieRS:

    Difficult choice P-J (and congrats to you both). The heart and the head...

    Had foldable buckets in my 997, going LWB now myself. Don't let the delay put you off.

    Thanks, Duckie Smiley Come to think of it: Porsche always should be more heart than head.....the delay is not so important as the car will come in fall only anyway.

    Also went the "heart path" with the colour choice and I very much hope that Porsche does a better job this time around compared to bluelines bad experience last year Smiley

     


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Porsche-Jeck:
    DuckieRS:

    Difficult choice P-J (and congrats to you both). The heart and the head...

    Had foldable buckets in my 997, going LWB now myself. Don't let the delay put you off.

    Thanks, Duckie Smiley Come to think of it: Porsche always should be more heart than head.....the delay is not so important as the car will come in fall only anyway.

    Also went the "heart path" with the colour choice and I very much hope that Porsche does a better job this time around compared to bluelines bad experience last year Smiley

    The heart wins in the long run kiss

    Which color did you decide for? Yes, I did develop an allergy against PTS smiley


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


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    bluelines:
     

    The heart wins in the long run kiss

    Which color did you decide for? Yes, I did develop an allergy against PTS smiley

    Decided to take revenge for you, bluelines...... and did order Riviera Blue Smiley


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Porsche-Jeck:
    bluelines:
     

    The heart wins in the long run kiss

    Which color did you decide for? Yes, I did develop an allergy against PTS smiley

    Decided to take revenge for you, bluelines...... and did order Riviera Blue Smiley

    Cool! Congrats on a great choice PJ! wink It will look awesome!!! kiss I hope it all works out well and that your experience with PTS is better than mine. It can't really be worse 


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


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    bluelines:
    Porsche-Jeck:
    bluelines:
     

    The heart wins in the long run kiss

    Which color did you decide for? Yes, I did develop an allergy against PTS smiley

    Decided to take revenge for you, bluelines...... and did order Riviera Blue Smiley

    Cool! Congrats on a great choice PJ! wink It will look awesome!!! kiss I hope it all works out well and that your experience with PTS is better than mine. It can't really be worse 

    Sorry Bluelines, but what exactly happened?

     


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Porsche-Jeck:
    bluelines:
     

    The heart wins in the long run kiss

    Which color did you decide for? Yes, I did develop an allergy against PTS smiley

    Decided to take revenge for you, bluelines...... and did order Riviera Blue Smiley

    Your car is going to look amazing Smiley - and you know our preference for blue cars....Smiley


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    beltar:
    bluelines:
    Porsche-Jeck:
    bluelines:
     

    The heart wins in the long run kiss

    Which color did you decide for? Yes, I did develop an allergy against PTS smiley

    Decided to take revenge for you, bluelines...... and did order Riviera Blue Smiley

    Cool! Congrats on a great choice PJ! wink It will look awesome!!! kiss I hope it all works out well and that your experience with PTS is better than mine. It can't really be worse 

    Sorry Bluelines, but what exactly happened?

    It came back in Salmon SmileySmiley

    No, on a more serious note. One month into the order the delivery was shifted from June to "no longer MY 2015". Three months into the order, and after numerous follow ups, Porsche was still not able to give a production date. It could have been August or it could have been December. Mind you, this was in February if I remember correctly and I ran out of patience not knowing.


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    2015 981 Cayman GT4 | White | Full Bucket Seats | Sport Chrono
    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | Sport Chrono | SPASM


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    So you ditched PTS and ended up with the first GT4 on rennteam? kiss


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Joost:

    So you ditched PTS and ended up with the first GT4 on rennteam? kiss

    Haha, that is one way of looking at it indecision I actually ended up with the C4S. The GT4 I would probably have gotten anyway, Boxster PTS or not.


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    2015 981 Cayman GT4 | White | Full Bucket Seats | Sport Chrono
    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | Sport Chrono | SPASM


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Ah, ok! I thought this was the ordering process for the GT4.


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    RE: Maria.  She looks decent when and that's when she washes her hair, which seems to be once a year.  I guess you guys don't watch any tennis where you see the real girl:  Pig grooming habits, sorry guys it's the truth. What a bad choice of spokes[wo]man.

    A Spyder GT4 -  sounds like a great idea.  I liked my Boxster Spyder...  I got in the habit of only putting the top piece of the roof on, as the top was such a PIA  [pig roofing habits], so then comes the rain, and the car filled with water below the seats where the electrics were....  ooops.  luckiliy Porsche was kind enough, and I mean kind given our 35  year 51 car relationship, to fix the f.kr  for free and it was my fault.

    You won't catch me buying another Spyder without a pushbutton complete roof!!!


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    watt:

    "51 car relationship"

     Wow - that's a bunch of Porsches!  My GT4 will be my 7th (but only my 2nd new one).


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    51 is indeed impressive! I'm up to about 15 in 12 years but maybe I can speed up by buying Porsche SUVs too haha. 

    Anyway back to Spyder, you guys saw the Steve Sutcliffe review? He thinks it's the best car of the 981 chassis.  http://youtu.be/c9BIhnyVEHg


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    WAY:

    Anyway back to Spyder, you guys saw the Steve Sutcliffe review? He thinks it's the best car of the 981 chassis.  http://youtu.be/c9BIhnyVEHg

    Discussed above Smiley

    (Did Steve even review the GT4? Someone else from Autocar did, if I remember correctly)


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    2015 981 Cayman GT4 | White | Full Bucket Seats | Sport Chrono
    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | Sport Chrono | SPASM


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    No he is with Auto Express now!


     
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