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    Re: Dark Blue Metallic Carrera 4S

    bluelines:
    reginos:

    @bluelines:

    Does your car have the Power Steering Plus option (658)?

    If yes, what are your impressions as regards feel and handling?

    Yes, it does, but I can't say I noticed much difference to my 997. If anything, then only positive. We were at Dijon-Prenois for a track day today and the steering feel is just excellent. The whole car is excellent in fact.

    The handling is on a different level than the 997. Really different level. Such great balance! Feels and behaves like a mid-engined car. In addition, the AWD pulls the car out of the turns and PDK Sport Plus is spot on, every time. The car is fast, very fast. Too fast for me to be honest Smiley 10 points out of 10! Smiley

    Thank you for your reply and photos.

    The comments so far about the PS Plus system have been negative in that it makes the steering over-light at low speeds (hairpins and slow corners, low speed cornering in the rain etc.).

    From what you are experiencing, it appears that this system suits the AWD cars very well.


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    Re: Dark Blue Metallic Carrera 4S

    reginos:
    bluelines:
    reginos:

    @bluelines:

    Does your car have the Power Steering Plus option (658)?

    If yes, what are your impressions as regards feel and handling?

    Yes, it does, but I can't say I noticed much difference to my 997. If anything, then only positive. We were at Dijon-Prenois for a track day today and the steering feel is just excellent. The whole car is excellent in fact.

    The handling is on a different level than the 997. Really different level. Such great balance! Feels and behaves like a mid-engined car. In addition, the AWD pulls the car out of the turns and PDK Sport Plus is spot on, every time. The car is fast, very fast. Too fast for me to be honest Smiley 10 points out of 10! Smiley

    Thank you for your reply and photos.

    The comments so far about the PS Plus system have been negative in that it makes the steering over-light at low speeds (hairpins and slow corners, low speed cornering in the rain etc.).

    From what you are experiencing, it appears that this system suits the AWD cars very well.

    Ok, I never experienced that. We did a fair amount of hairpins, in the wet, when driving to Dijon. Great feedback in the steering and the car simply goes where you point it. Perfect in my book. Maybe not in some journalists', but they have to write about something.

    From what I understand the Power Steering Plus is only enabled up to 50km/h. 

     


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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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    I know the 50km/h cut off point, but the criticism related to the initiation of a turn (e.g. roundabout etc) at low speeds or the car having a slide in the wet at low speeds, before the steering firms.

    Nevertheless, owners' real world impressions is always the best source of information. Thanks kiss

     


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    Re: Dark Blue Metallic Carrera 4S

    A few more photos from our track day in Dijon-Prenois. Including the essentials: the delicious breakfast in the B&B place near the track indecision It is worth staying there just for the breakfast.

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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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    Very nice pictures bluelines!!! Thanx for sharing   kiss

     


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


    Re: Dark Blue Metallic Carrera 4S

    Bluelines,

    I wanted to congratulate as well for the pics of your car and the other cars and the pastries and the desserts ... - uh, wait a minute ! - No, go to hell !! You could have apologized for NOT bringing any of the sweet stuff back home and share it with your RT-fellowsSmiley - you are so ignorant to the needs of the peolpe in your neighborhood !

    Ok, ok, glad you liked it and your car looks stunning ! Smiley Though, what, if you would have decided to get a 997 GTS earlier ? 408 hp to 400 hp...more alcantara...no extra weight from the AWD...Smiley...Smiley


    Re: Dark Blue Metallic Carrera 4S

    d997h:

    Bluelines,

    I wanted to congratulate as well for the pics of your car and the other cars and the pastries and the desserts ... - uh, wait a minute ! - No, go to hell !! You could have apologized for NOT bringing any of the sweet stuff back home and share it with your RT-fellowsSmiley - you are so ignorant to the needs of the peolpe in your neighborhood !

    Ok, ok, glad you liked it and your car looks stunning ! Smiley Though, what, if you would have decided to get a 997 GTS earlier ? 408 hp to 400 hp...more alcantara...no extra weight from the AWD...Smiley...Smiley

    Thanks. We brought lots of sweet stuff, but it did not even last to the Swiss border Smiley

    The 997.2 GTS is a sweet car. My all-time 997 favourite. It should be on par with the 991 in a straight line, but does not benefit from the new chassis. The balance and handling of the 991 is waaay better. It feels closer to my old 981 than the 997. That should say a lot 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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    First five pics go to show there's a little Easy in all of us... smiley
    Thanks for the pics Bluelines, looks like you had a great time!


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    Re: Dark Blue Metallic Carrera 4S

    Joost:

    First five pics go to show there's a little Easy in all of us... smiley
    Thanks for the pics Bluelines, looks like you had a great time!

    Smiley

    So true. He is the undefeated master though. My amateurish attempts are embarrassing in comparison. 

    Thanks. We had a really great time. 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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    Great pics bluelines ! Your car looks great and so do the others at the track day. you evidently had a great time throwing it around the track. And the B&B pics we're just perfect, we do love our food pics here in RT indecision

    Could you elaborate a bit on the driving feel of the C4 on track. I read a few reviews that state that the car mostly feels like a typical RWD 911 until you really get to the limit. 


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    great pics! sad we missed each other, I was attending a  trackday last week from April 16-17 . was my first time in dijon, great track. was with FMT and used Gedlich coaching with data recording. did 1.32min laps, easily another 1.5 seconds left on the table.

    greetiings from moscow

    mike


    Re: Dark Blue Metallic Carrera 4S

    Enmanuel:

    Great pics bluelines ! Your car looks great and so do the others at the track day. you evidently had a great time throwing it around the track. And the B&B pics we're just perfect, we do love our food pics here in RT indecision

    Could you elaborate a bit on the driving feel of the C4 on track. I read a few reviews that state that the car mostly feels like a typical RWD 911 until you really get to the limit. 

    Thanks! Food pics are always good Smiley

    Yes, I concur with those reviews.

    Firstly, as already mentioned, the chassis is very well balanced and the handling excellent. Gone is the nervousness from the 997 when quickly changing direction or braking. You could always feel the heavy rear making resistance and the car going a bit wobbly. Even coming off power or changing direction in the middle of a hard turn does not upset the car.

    Secondly, the car feels like a RWD car and during normal driving you don't notice the front wheels doing anything. Nor does the steering feel like an AWD car, this is what I disliked the most with the AWD 997 cars. However, when you push it out of a sweeping turn (and I had plenty of opportunity in Dijon) you feel the front wheels powering up and digging into the tarmac. Then pulling you nicely out of the turn without any understeer. A very similar feel to the GT-R. Magic.


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | S-PASM (-20mm) | PSE
    2010 Audi S5 cabrio | Ibis White


    Re: Dark Blue Metallic Carrera 4S

    SuzyF:

    Very nice pictures bluelines!!! Thanx for sharing   kiss

    Thanks! Smiley

    Next time you join us Suzy? Stretch the legs of your 981 Smiley


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | S-PASM (-20mm) | PSE
    2010 Audi S5 cabrio | Ibis White


    Re: Dark Blue Metallic Carrera 4S

    M3ike:

    great pics! sad we missed each other, I was attending a  trackday last week from April 16-17 . was my first time in dijon, great track. was with FMT and used Gedlich coaching with data recording. did 1.32min laps, easily another 1.5 seconds left on the table.

    greetiings from moscow

    mike

    Good to hear Mike! Yes, sad we missed each other. FMT did the suspension work on my old Boxster Smiley Nice guys.

    Dijon is a really great track. The elevations adds to the fun. It is just hard on the tires.


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | S-PASM (-20mm) | PSE
    2010 Audi S5 cabrio | Ibis White


    Re: Dark Blue Metallic Carrera 4S

    Just Seen you this morning at 7.40 am driving over the quai bridge. Nice Car, sounded great!

    cheers

    Mike


    Re: Dark Blue Metallic Carrera 4S

    M3ike:

    Just Seen you this morning at 7.40 am driving over the quai bridge. Nice Car, sounded great!

    cheers

    Mike

    Hehe, thanks Smiley Yes that was me 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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