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    Re: Cayman GT4

    bluelines:
    RC:
    bluelines:

    I think it is all down to the launch. If you don't drop the clutch like PDK "launch control" I don't think you will achieve the official time with the GT4. It is like accelerating a PDK car without launch control, there is quite a difference too, but most people stare themselves blind on the launch control figure which is rarely used in real life.

    From personal experience, my GT4 feels a tad faster to 100km/h than my C4S, but this could also be down to the car providing more feedback and a greater sensory experience.

    Als, the GT4 is lighter... Smiley

    ..and better Smiley

    But will it blend? Smiley Smiley


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    Epic day today - got to do both Spa and Nordschleife!  Adrenaline is off the charts!  frown


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    Amazing!  Are you considering moving to Europe? 😁


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    vantagesc:

    Amazing!  Are you considering moving to Europe? 😁

    Yes, every day of the trip so far Smiley

    i actually became a dual (German) citizen last year, so it's not totally out of the question (but not going to happen soon).


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    Grant:

    Epic day today - got to do both Spa and Nordschleife!  Adrenaline is off the charts!  frown

    Spa is amazing isn't it!? How did you experience Le Raidillon for the first time? You managed to to some timed laps?


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    Porker:
    Grant:

    Epic day today - got to do both Spa and Nordschleife!  Adrenaline is off the charts!  frown

    Spa is amazing isn't it!? How did you experience Le Raidillon for the first time? You managed to to some timed laps?

    I like Spa (did it 10 days earlier also), but the Nordschleife is way more exciting (but crazy).  Yes, Radillion and Eau Rouge are pretty insane - we did a track walk and you really get more appreciation for it when on foot (just drove it unprepared my first time last week).

    Some pretty wild cars, including an F40 Le Mans Spyder. Have a photo, but won't upload for some reason...

     

     


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    Grant:

    Epic day today - got to do both Spa and Nordschleife!  Adrenaline is off the charts!  frown

    SmileySmileySmiley


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    Grant:
    Porker:
    Grant:

    Epic day today - got to do both Spa and Nordschleife!  Adrenaline is off the charts!  frown

    Spa is amazing isn't it!? How did you experience Le Raidillon for the first time? You managed to to some timed laps?

    I like Spa (did it 10 days earlier also), but the Nordschleife is way more exciting (but crazy).  Yes, Radillion and Eau Rouge are pretty insane - we did a track walk and you really get more appreciation for it when on foot (just drove it unprepared my first time last week).

    Some pretty wild cars, including an F40 Le Mans Spyder. Have a photo, but won't upload for some reason...

     

     


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    True, nothing compares to the Nordschleife, the region and the track. I think both tracks are an ideal combination as by nature of the track Spa allows you to safely push the car's limits a bit more than you would on the Nordschleife.


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    Porker:

    True, nothing compares to the Nordschleife, the region and the track. I think both tracks are an ideal combination as by nature of the track Spa allows you to safely push the car's limits a bit more than you would on the Nordschleife.

    Agree Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    You are living the dream Grant!


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    Nacelle1:

    You are living the dream Grant!

    Please don't wake me Smiley


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    Grant:

    Epic day today - got to do both Spa and Nordschleife!  Adrenaline is off the charts!  frown

    After that Dijon is going to be just a nice , relaxed  cruise to cool down .

    Just checked the temperatures ..... it will be fresh Smiley


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    Gnil:
    Grant:

    Epic day today - got to do both Spa and Nordschleife!  Adrenaline is off the charts!  frown

    After that Dijon is going to be just a nice , relaxed  cruise to cool down .

    Just checked the temperatures ..... it will be fresh Smiley

    Sounds perfect.  A little less stress on the tires and brakes and some good food and company Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    BiTurbo:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVNX6_USbT4

    Good review. They drove that grey GT3 that was in front of it and the GT4 at Philip Island that day. Wished they would do a direct comparison test between the two cars. Would be interesting. 


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    From Autocar?


    Re: Cayman GT4

    Yes!


    Re: Cayman GT4

    What was the conclusion?


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    Link


    Re: Cayman GT4

    Need to get my hands on an NSX indecision

    Did anyone here drive one? Own one?


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    bluelines:

    Need to get my hands on an NSX indecision

    Did anyone here drive one? Own one?

    Interestingly, I have a buddy who had an original NSX (early year with nice manual steering) as well as an F355 (with manual gearbox) and I got him an allocation for a GT4 also but he declined it at the last minute.  He almost owned all 3...

    I have driven all 3 quite a bit.  Unassisted NSX steering (replaced with EPS in 92, I think) is my favorite for feel (though too slow-geared and quite heavy), F355 sounds by far the best (and looks great), and GT4 is most comfortable and competent (best all-around).  


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    Grant:
    bluelines:

    Need to get my hands on an NSX indecision

    Did anyone here drive one? Own one?

    Interestingly, I have a buddy who had an original NSX (early year with nice manual steering) as well as an F355 (with manual gearbox) and I got him an allocation for a GT4 also but he declined it at the last minute.  He almost owned all 3...

    I have driven all 3 quite a bit.  Unassisted NSX steering (replaced with EPS in 92, I think) is my favorite for feel (though too slow-geared and quite heavy), F355 sounds by far the best (and looks great), and GT4 is most comfortable and competent (best all-around).  

     

    The one to own is the NSX-R which was sold in Japan only *2,800 lbs* Smiley

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


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    i was offered a gt4 today, delivery may 2016, speccable of course, by a porsche center in germany, at list price. not taking it though. if someone is interested let me know, i need to call the dealer by tomorrow morning (not sure though if i can squeeze in someone else, maybe they need to proceed by list of reservations but i could try).

    peter


    Re: Cayman GT4

    evo's car of the year is........the GT4!!!!

    beat the RS, 488GTB....

    p


    Re: Cayman GT4

    pmarkow:

    evo's car of the year is........the GT4!!!!

    beat the RS, 488GTB....

    p

    Is anyone surprised? SmileySmiley

    On a more serious note, that is quite an achievement! I had not expected that given the competition. A Cayman beat the 911 and a Ferrari. That is... insane! Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    pmarkow:

    evo's car of the year is........the GT4!!!!

    beat the RS, 488GTB....

    p

    Also nominated were the McLaren 675LT and Lambo Aventador SV Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    Sorry but nominating in 2015 a manual car as car of the year cannot be taken seriously... It's nostalgia, not journalism...


    Re: Cayman GT4

    SciFrog:

    Sorry but nominating in 2015 a manual car as car of the year cannot be taken seriously... It's nostalgia, not journalism...

    Did you even drive it? Once? Guess not.


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    Re: Cayman GT4

    Two seater, not convertible, no interest...


    Re: Cayman GT4

    SciFrog:

    Sorry but nominating in 2015 a manual car as car of the year cannot be taken seriously... It's nostalgia, not journalism...

    Soon all forms of "driving" will be nostalgic (rather than "riding").  Does that mean we should only care about the "riding" experience in the future?


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