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    Carpe diem

     

    As a few of you point out, I am not getting any younger, and am in danger of becoming a dull old fart, so I went against my normal habit of avoiding making a decision and ordered a GT3 for March delivery.
     
    744 2 + 2 Jahre Garantie
    P1M Porsche Swiss Package
    G1 Guards red
    78 Full leather / alcantara
    082 90 l tank
    567 Windscreen tint
    250 Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK)
    474 Liftsystem Vorderachse
    431 20-Zoll GT3 Rad
    003 Clubsportpaket
    454 Cruise control
    583 Smoker paket
    810 Floor mats
    P03 Sport bucket seats
    XSX red seat belts Exclusive
    840 Leather steering wheel
    UN1 Online-services
     
    The Swiss package includes:
    - rear park assist
    - automatic dimming mirrors
    - sport chrono inc track precision app
    - PCM incl navi
    - telephone module
    - sound package plus
    ..for "free" :-)
     
    Can't stop watching youtube videos now :-) roll on the spring!

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    2011 987S, 1964 Type 1


    Re: Carpe diem

    Wow! That's fast! kiss Congrats!


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    Suzy

    2013 Porsche Boxster S (MT) | Basalt black metallic    [SOLD]
    2014 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 BiTDI Quattro | Moonshine blue metallic
     


    Re: Carpe diem

    They had an October build for November/December delivery available, but thought I would get a 2015-registered car instead and save 4 months parking fees :-)  I'd pretty much have to park it up for the winter straight away..

    There's also the possibility that the 918-style seats that are on the US configurator for builds November onwards become standard - that would be nice..


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    2011 987S, 1964 Type 1


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    I'm not 100% decided on the colour.. I think a GT needs to be in a bit of a shouty colour, and I reckon yellow only really works with PCCB (not getting that).
     
    Carrara White Metallic interests me - they had a Turbo S cabrio in that colour there.  The metallic particles are pretty subtle though.  Otherwise something more sensible/Swiss like Agate Grey or Dark Blue Metallic (although it would be a bit weird turning up at events with Bluelines in twin cars).

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    2011 987S, 1964 Type 1


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    Woaw , David !!!!  You have pulled the trigger faster then me !!!!  Congratualtions and I am really happy for you. That will give you 10 years of added youth . But you will need now to join in ALL track events indecision

    Great choose of color . I would probably take the same options as you . So you skipped interior leather ? ( I would hesitate on that one, the car does not need it, it is a loss of money, but maybe it adds a bit of luxury .... ??? )

    I am still waiting for the RS news. Lots of different rumors . If the price is way too high , I will go with the GT3 also .

     


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


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    DaveGordon:

     

    I'm not 100% decided on the colour.. I think a GT needs to be in a bit of a shouty colour, and I reckon yellow only really works with PCCB (not getting that).
     
    Carrara White Metallic interests me - they had a Turbo S cabrio in that colour there.  The metallic particles are pretty subtle though.  Otherwise something more sensible/Swiss like Agate Grey or Dark Blue Metallic (although it would be a bit weird turning up at events with Bluelines in twin cars).

    My vote goes to Carrera white metallic. Eventhough I definitely like the guards red as well.

    Carrera white metallic is IMHO a perfect color for this car. It's brighter than standard white and in the sun, because of the metal particals, this color shows off the curves very well. Anyway, you can't really go wrong with either color.

     


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    Suzy

    2013 Porsche Boxster S (MT) | Basalt black metallic    [SOLD]
    2014 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 BiTDI Quattro | Moonshine blue metallic
     


    Re: Carpe diem

    Interesting - it was rather dark in the showroom this morning at 8am, so it was a bit difficult to see the effect of the metallic white.  It would certainly be a rare colour on a GT3.  I was trying to keep costs down (a bit), so would probably delete the red seat belts if I went for white metallic..

    @gnil - thanks - and yes, I spec'ed full leather/alcantara.  Looks a bit cheap otherwise IMO.


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    2011 987S, 1964 Type 1


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    White car, with the full leather/alcantara interior and the standard white stitching sounds like a perfect match to me. indecision And indeed it would be a pretty rare color I guess, which I always like. No need for red seatbelts... (But that's of course just a personal preference).

    Whatever you do, you can't really go wrong with any spec on this car. kiss


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    Suzy

    2013 Porsche Boxster S (MT) | Basalt black metallic    [SOLD]
    2014 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 BiTDI Quattro | Moonshine blue metallic
     


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    DaveGordon:

    Interesting - it was rather dark in the showroom this morning at 8am, so it was a bit difficult to see the effect of the metallic white.  It would certainly be a rare colour on a GT3.  I was trying to keep costs down (a bit), so would probably delete the red seat belts if I went for white metallic..

    Aren't red seatbelts standard on the 991 GT3, as was the case with previous GT models?  Smiley


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    fritz


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    I have not seen white metallic but it could be interesting ....


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


    Re: Carpe diem

    DaveGordon:

     

    As a few of you point out, I am not getting any younger, and am in danger of becoming a dull old fart, so I went against my normal habit of avoiding making a decision and ordered a GT3 for March delivery.
     

    Excellent news Dave!!! Smiley Congratulations! Smiley

     


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | S-PASM (-20mm) | PSE

    2010 Audi S5 cabrio | Ibis White


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    Regarding the color. If you decide for white metallic you have to go all the way with chrome polished wheels, gold plated windscreen wipers and mink tails fur interior. Otherwise the hip-hop boys will laugh at you.

    Keep it red. smiley


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | S-PASM (-20mm) | PSE

    2010 Audi S5 cabrio | Ibis White


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    fritz: Aren't red seatbelts standard on the 991 GT3, as was the case with previous GT models?  Smiley

    They were happy to take 370 of my CHF for them, so guess not.. Smiley


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    2011 987S, 1964 Type 1


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    bluelines:

    Regarding the color. If you decide for white metallic you have to go all the way with chrome polished wheels, gold plated windscreen wipers and mink tails fur interior. Otherwise the hip-hop boys will laugh at you.

    Keep it red. smiley

    Good point.  I wonder if the front lift can be configured to bounce up and down? Smiley


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    2011 987S, 1964 Type 1


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    I was originally pretty keen on the Cayman GT4 - being a fan of mid-engined cars, but it is taking forever, and I have a nasty suspicion that it'll end up as a slightly better parts-bin special than the GTS - i.e.  hobbled once more by marketing strategy.  I really can't see it getting a PDK-S, GT-style suspension components or a 'special' engine like the GT3.

    The other possibility was a Boxster GTS - much as I love them, a 3rd Boxster really would have been a sensible choice.  Maybe I just keep this one for those days I want some wind where my hair was.


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    2011 987S, 1964 Type 1


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    GT3 looks stunning in mahogany metallic ..

     


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    Congrats Smiley Great choice Smiley


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    997.1 C2S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen pickup, BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster Sterling Grey/Red


    Re: Carpe diem

    Congratulations, good choice. Smiley

    Carpe diem and enjoy life, I fully agree. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Porsche Boxster S (981), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014), BMW X3 35d (2013)


    Re: Carpe diem

    Gnil:

    ...But you will need now to join in ALL track events indecision

    Registered for Scuderia yet? Give the old Boxey a final trashing on the Ring and burn those PCCBs to pieces Smiley


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | S-PASM (-20mm) | PSE

    2010 Audi S5 cabrio | Ibis White


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    DaveGordon:

    As a few of you point out, I am not getting any younger, and am in danger of becoming a dull old fart, so I went against my normal habit of avoiding making a decision and ordered a GT3 for March delivery.

    Congrats Dave! Smiley

    Your bank manager must hate the forum now SmileySmiley


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    fritz:
    DaveGordon:

    Interesting - it was rather dark in the showroom this morning at 8am, so it was a bit difficult to see the effect of the metallic white.  It would certainly be a rare colour on a GT3.  I was trying to keep costs down (a bit), so would probably delete the red seat belts if I went for white metallic..

    Aren't red seatbelts standard on the 991 GT3, as was the case with previous GT models?  Smiley

    In New Zealand at least red belts must be ordered for $590.  I vote for rhodium!  Thats what i ordered this weekend Feb delivery.  Good show DaveSmiley


    Re: Carpe diem

    What about Carmin Red ?


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


    Re: Carpe diem

    Congratulations Dave - amazing car. Like you watching GT3 videos, I keep watching the videos of the Boxster / Cayman GTS as well....You are also getting your car same time as me. I recall when you collected your Aqua blue Boxster S from Burgess Hill and we met up with my aqua blue Cayman S. You've really upstaged me this time though! Smiley

    My vote defintely goes to carrara white, it is a beautiful pure white, without being garish, normal solid white looks off white when seen together. White is also of course a traditional Porsche sporting colour. Photos courtesy of carreraaddict.

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    Porsche Boxster GTS on order / Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: Carpe diem

    Thanks all.. I'll give the carrara white some thought, and go take a look at the Turbo S again - hopefully in some sunshine. 

    Carmin red? Would be nice, but I'm already pretty streched price-wise..


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    2011 987S, 1964 Type 1


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    DaveGordon:

    ........ I'll give the carrara white some thought, and go take a look at the Turbo S again - hopefully in some sunshine.......

    Not only would Carrara White be a GT3 traditional colour Dave - even more significant would be a Rennteam tradition - you and I get new cars, same time, same colour! Smiley Smiley

    But as I've said here many times there is no right or wrong with colours, everyone has their favourite, don't be swayed by what anyone else says (except me and Suzy of course Smiley ) - it's YOUR car at the end of the day. SmileyIf  Carmine Red is your favourite go for it. Yes it's more money but not that much more considering the cost of the car.

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    Porsche Boxster GTS on order / Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


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    Congrats Smiley


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    J.Seven

    997.2 Cab 2S

    Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS

    BMW X6 4.0D

    BMW X5 4.4i V8


    Re: Carpe diem

    Congrats.... great car! Either color is great!


     
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