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    FXEFFECTS:

    Thanks Woopsi. Glad you had such a great experience.

    Could you elaborate on the options that were previously not available as i have a June delivery car and want to be sure i have missed nothing.

     

    The major one is the anti-glare matte carbon trim option for the interior. On regular order, if one takes that option, the highlight trim will be gone, it will be all black carbon. There are a few cars on the production floor that had that option and their dash is all black. But at the factory I was told if I want to keep the acid green trim together with the matte carbon, I can. And I did switched.

    Second was the painted key, and the pouch. Since acid green wasn't a selectable colour at the dealership ordering level, I picked black to match the car, but which is kind of pointless as it looks like the regular black plastic piece. At the factory I was offered and changed to acid green for the painted panels on the key. The accompanied key pouch can be also be customized beyond the standard black leather with acid green piping, I can have all the leather panels in green if I want to or pretty much infinite combinations. 

    There are also other interior trim combinations that can be had, like picking leather colours for individual panels instead of accepting the standard configuration as the leather panels are all made right on the floor piece by piece, unlike standard cars where the panels are 'mass produced'. 

    I guess this is on par with going through Porsche's Exclusive program.


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    Joost:

    Btw, did you get Her Walliser to sign the CFRP panel for you? (or the diecast model)

     

    Yes,  I did asked and he agreed :)

     


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    nberry:

    I can't imagine what it would be like with almost 900hp. Must be one big thrill!

     

    Mind-boggling acceleration. Especially so on Launch mode.

    I thought my Turbo S was superb on Launch mode, this is another couple levels up. 


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    Dr. Walliser confirmed their fastest 0-60 time is 2.37. But they will stick to 2.5 as the published figure.

    887HP will also be the final published tally, but since each engine are dyno-ed and only passes if it gets at least 608HP, 'some' cars might have more than that, didn't say what the upper range number is though. 

    There was a lot of info to take in, I could have missed something, maybe BluFoxx can chime in later as he was there with me on this trip. I believe after the factory visit he changed his spec too.

     

     


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    Here are a selection of pictures.

    A packed delivery centre 

    delivery center.jpg

    the 918 showroom

    box2.jpgbox1.jpg

    samples

    918 samples.jpg

    The 'accessories'

    accessory.jpg

    close up of the $13k model car

    model car.jpg

    the half and half 918 mock up

    half and half 918.jpg


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    The Acid Green 991

    green 911 side.jpg

    green 911 rear.jpg

    green 911 interior.jpg

     

    Outside hang one of my favourite Porsche poster

    favorite poster.jpg

    Mecca for Porsche lovers

    Porsche Mecca.jpg


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    Next are off topic pics, selections from the museum, don't think anyone is going to object.

    according to some, this is THE BEST 911 ever

    best 911.jpg

    the original Carrera GT

    original carrera GT.jpg

    a beautiful 904 GTS

    904 gts.jpg

    this car needs no introduction....

    917.jpg

    It's cousin

    917LH.jpg

    and it's fat cousin

    917pig.jpg

    Exploded view of the iconic flat 12 of the 917

    917 flat 12.jpg

    The car that holds the absolute Ring record, not the exact car but still

    956.jpg

    Arguably one of the most iconic 911 racer

    mobydick.jpg

    Another holy grail for Porsche fanatic

    gt1 street.jpg

    in my eyes the best looking Porsche race car, it's also the only car IBM ever sponsored.

    98 GT1 front.jpg

    98 GT1.jpg

    Porsche's current racing hope rest on this machine

    919 front.jpg

    919.jpg

    To many, the finest engine Porsche made

    V10.jpg

    Interestingly, while the V10 is quite compact, the V8 in the 918 is quite a bit smaller still, quite a bit lighter and makes roughly the same power. Ah, the progress of technology.


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    Whoopsy:
    Joost:

    Btw, did you get Her Walliser to sign the CFRP panel for you? (or the diecast model)

    Yes,  I did asked and he agreed :)

    Make sure your dealer knows not to "clean" that off when they prep it for delivery.


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    apias:
    Whoopsy:
    Joost:

    Btw, did you get Her Walliser to sign the CFRP panel for you? (or the diecast model)

    Yes,  I did asked and he agreed :)

    Make sure your dealer knows not to "clean" that off when they prep it for delivery.

     

    Lol. I actually had requested that they clear coat the signature over just to make it last.


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    As for the timeline for my car, it would seems I won't be be able to take delivery until at least July.

    Preliminary scheduling have it arrive at the Toronto airport late June, fortunately I will be in Toronto during that time for a wedding so things are getting arranged to have the car arrive during that week. Then it will be flatbed over to Vancouver which takes another week. I will be flying off to Turks and Caicos for a week worth of vacation. That vacation will be the worse ever as I am sure my mind will be on the car haha.

     


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    Thanks a lot Whoopsy for taking us along on your journey to 918 nirvana Smiley


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    crayphile:

    Thanks a lot Whoopsy for taking us along on your journey to 918 nirvana Smiley

    +1 Smiley


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    2010 Audi S5 cabrio | Ibis White


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    Whoopsy:
    apias:
    Whoopsy:
    Joost:

    Btw, did you get Her Walliser to sign the CFRP panel for you? (or the diecast model)

    Yes,  I did asked and he agreed :)

    Make sure your dealer knows not to "clean" that off when they prep it for delivery.

    Lol. I actually had requested that they clear coat the signature over just to make it last.

    Smart thinking. That's why you can afford a 918. Eagerly looking forward to pics and a driver report when you take delivery.


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    Thanks for the write-up, Whoopsy!  I'll bet the next few months are going to be a long, agonizing wait!  Also, thanks for the pictures.  The GT1-98 is my all-time favorite car, and I can't wait until I can finally see it in real life. 


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    Parrot Cay or Amanraya? angry


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    SciFrog:


    Parrot Cay or Amanraya? angry





    Aman wins hands down!

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    Grace Bay Club. Got myself a beach level 4 bedroom residence at the Estate. Taking all my in-laws for a vacation after the wedding. 


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    Whoopsy:

    Grace Bay Club. Got myself a beach level 4 bedroom residence at the Estate. Taking all my in-laws for a vacation after the wedding. 

    Mandatory picture thread of that as well.

    Smiley


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    Hard to beat a private home at the Parrot Cay smiley Don't know about the hotel rooms though...


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    Enmanuel:
    Whoopsy:

    Grace Bay Club. Got myself a beach level 4 bedroom residence at the Estate. Taking all my in-laws for a vacation after the wedding. 

    Mandatory picture thread of that as well.

    Smiley

    +1 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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    Thanks for sharing, seem you had a wonderful time there Smiley there´s nothing like first hand experience on these reports.


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    Ohhh, one little detail I completely forgot.

    While at the factory we saw a photographer keep taking pictures of the cars in production. As the nosy person that I am, I quickly interrupt our guide mid sentence and inquired. Since customers are not allowed to take pictures at the factory, Porsche thought of everything and will produce a photo album of the cars for each owner.

    I wonder if McLaren or Ferrari is doing the same for their buyers.


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    Whoopsy:

    will produce a photo album of the cars for each owner.

    I wonder if McLaren or Ferrari is doing the same for their buyers.

    Morgan will do that for about £200 ..


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    Ferrari did it for my 430 Spider. No additional charge.


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    nberry:

    Ferrari did it for my 430 Spider. No additional charge.


    Nick, Ferrari pretend they did it for your 430 Spider, but are you aboslutely sure the photos did really show your car? The pics of "my" 430 Coupé looked close, but strangely enough the finished car didn't feature CCM-brakes, which were optional at that time and which I had ordered. Smiley

    Since that time I'm cautious with promises made by (Italian) car makers. Smiley


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    Never really look at it that close. Ferrari sent the pictures I believe in a booklet form and I filed it away. Haven't looked at since. yes


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    Some high res pics from COTA

    2015-Porsche-918-Spyder-front-end-in-motion.jpg2015-Porsche-918-Spyder-front-side-in-motion.jpg2015-Porsche-918-Spyder-rear-end-in-motion.jpg


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