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    Re: 991 Speedster

    I like to breed unicorns smiley

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    I think the speedster’s body color is supremely beautiful.


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    mcdelaug:

    I think the speedster’s body color is supremely beautiful.

    Give it to the Italians for coming up with such a beautiful color, Azzurro Thetys from Lamborghini indecision


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    mcdelaug:

    I think the speedster’s body color is supremely beautiful.

    I agree. The color suits the Speedster perfectly. It’ll get a lot of attention. Smiley


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    Wow, absolutely stunning. What is the “effect” on the tail pipes?
    Pretty much perfection 


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    Nice pair kiss


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    Congratulations on a beautiful collection! Smiley

    How would you compare the 911 R and the 911 Speedster?   BF822CAF-50E5-4C47-9B23-F36F9B8F5A9C.gif

    Do you find any noticeable difference in the engine?  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif

    Enjoy them both!  Smiley


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    Very nice kiss Congrats! indecision


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    Must be the most beautifully speedster there is . Details are incredible . And the setting it live in , suits it so well kiss

    I could live with the green R Smiley
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    Simply WOW! Amazing spec! And the view....now I know how's the heaven looks :))


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    unotaz:

    I like to breed unicorns smiley

     

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    Very nice!  Which area of L.A. are you in (I lived there as a kid)?


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    I’ll level with you: If you just listed the details of your spec on paper I’d cringe at the thought of such a combination (and I typically pride myself in having a good eye for visualization), but man did it come together beautifully. It is stunning, the details really take it above any other tailored Porsche I’ve seen. 


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    996FourEss:

    Wow, absolutely stunning. What is the “effect” on the tail pipes?
    Pretty much perfection 

    It's an anodized finish on the titanium tip by Dundon Motorsport.  I was very disappointed with the OEM OPF exhaust when I drove my friend's Speedster a few months back, so I reached out to Dundon and installed their exhaust on my Speedster prior to delivery.  Now she sounds like a proper Speedster with lots of raspiness and ticking! 

    I usually stay OEM on most of my cars, but unfortunately, I believe we have now reached a point in time where these NA engines are being phased out and neutered by upcoming emission regulations. From the factory, I don't think engines will ever sound as good as before.  


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    Boxster Coupe GTS:

    Congratulations on a beautiful collection! Smiley

    How would you compare the 911 R and the 911 Speedster?   BF822CAF-50E5-4C47-9B23-F36F9B8F5A9C.gif

    Do you find any noticeable difference in the engine?  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif

    Enjoy them both!  Smiley

    I haven't had extensive amount of seat time on my Speedster yet.  Took delivery a few days ago and I am waiting to put a clear bra on the car next week.  In the 50 miles that I have driven the Speedster, a few things jumped out at me.  

    The ride is softer (comfortable) than my 911R.  The clutch in the Speedster, considering that its a DMFW, has much smaller bite point than I expected and can be quite tricky (very similar to the SMFW in the R).  The 911R has more mechanical chatters and the Speedster roof design acts like an additional insulation inside the cabin. Speedster seems to run at a lower voltage (13.8V) compared to my other 991s (14.3V), perhaps due a lower load from its alternator? 

    I won't have a full report until I put the clear bra on the car and give it some proper thrashing in the canyons a few weeks from now. 


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    Enmanuel:

    I’ll level with you: If you just listed the details of your spec on paper I’d cringe at the thought of such a combination (and I typically pride myself in having a good eye for visualization), but man did it come together beautifully. It is stunning, the details really take it above any other tailored Porsche I’ve seen. 

    Thank you for the kinds words! 

    Luckily, I already have some experience when I was building my 911R (Brewster Green, Rhodium Silver and Gloss Black), so visually I knew the spec I was doing on the Speedster (Azzurro Thetys, Meerblau and Stahlblau) would work well.  Of course, doing a build of this complexity is always nerve wrecking as you are working with Porsche Exclusive and the constant going back and forth mail


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    Grant:
    unotaz:

    I like to breed unicorns smiley

     

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    Very nice!  Which area of L.A. are you in (I lived there as a kid)?

    I'm in Hidden Hills (near Calasbasas area), so I'm very close to some of the best driving roads in LA. 


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    amazing color combo kiss


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    Stunning Project. I like the fact they accepted to offer the goldish logo on non heritage cars! 
    they burnt my brain with this when I tried to get it done on the Porsche logo. 
    the back and forth with Exclusiv is indeed a fair test of your patience but once they agree they know how to do stunning stuff. 
    well done for this one. Gorgeous car. 


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    Re: 991 Speedster

    unotaz:
    Boxster Coupe GTS:

    Congratulations on a beautiful collection! Smiley

    How would you compare the 911 R and the 911 Speedster?   BF822CAF-50E5-4C47-9B23-F36F9B8F5A9C.gif

    Do you find any noticeable difference in the engine?  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif

    Enjoy them both!  Smiley

    I haven't had extensive amount of seat time on my Speedster yet.  Took delivery a few days ago and I am waiting to put a clear bra on the car next week.  In the 50 miles that I have driven the Speedster, a few things jumped out at me.  

    The ride is softer (comfortable) than my 911R.  The clutch in the Speedster, considering that its a DMFW, has much smaller bite point than I expected and can be quite tricky (very similar to the SMFW in the R).  The 911R has more mechanical chatters and the Speedster roof design acts like an additional insulation inside the cabin. Speedster seems to run at a lower voltage (13.8V) compared to my other 991s (14.3V), perhaps due a lower load from its alternator? 

    I won't have a full report until I put the clear bra on the car and give it some proper thrashing in the canyons a few weeks from now. 

     

    I would called it a fucking retarded piece of shit clutch.  

    There is absolutely no warning as to when the car will stall. The 911R's single mass as least tells you it is stalling, this one just dies. 

     


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    I would called it a fucking retarded piece of shit clutch.  

    There is absolutely no warning as to when the car will stall. The 911R's single mass as least tells you it is stalling, this one just dies. 

     

    LOL, I felt like an amateur driving the Speedster at first.  I stalled it on the dealer's lot.  I don't remember the last time I did that on any of my cars heart


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    unotaz:
    Grant:
    unotaz:

    I like to breed unicorns smiley

     

    1587775211511IMG_1052.jpeg

     

    Very nice!  Which area of L.A. are you in (I lived there as a kid)?

    I'm in Hidden Hills (near Calasbasas area), so I'm very close to some of the best driving roads in LA. 

    Ah, nice!  Malibu Canyon and the like over the hill to the Pacific kiss


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    unotaz:
    Whoopsy:
     

    I would called it a fucking retarded piece of shit clutch.  

    There is absolutely no warning as to when the car will stall. The 911R's single mass as least tells you it is stalling, this one just dies. 

     

    LOL, I felt like an amateur driving the Speedster at first.  I stalled it on the dealer's lot.  I don't remember the last time I did that on any of my cars heart

     

    Same here. Like, I KNOW how to drive a manual without stalling, but WTF is happening with this car. There is no feel to the clutch. 


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    Whoopsy:

    Same here. Like, I KNOW how to drive a manual without stalling, but WTF is happening with this car. There is no feel to the clutch. 

    As they say in the tech biz, its not a bug.... its a feature.... Smiley


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    Whoopsy:
    unotaz:
    Whoopsy:
     

    I would called it a fucking retarded piece of shit clutch.  

    There is absolutely no warning as to when the car will stall. The 911R's single mass as least tells you it is stalling, this one just dies. 

     

    LOL, I felt like an amateur driving the Speedster at first.  I stalled it on the dealer's lot.  I don't remember the last time I did that on any of my cars heart

     

    Same here. Like, I KNOW how to drive a manual without stalling, but WTF is happening with this car. There is no feel to the clutch. 

    I hope that’s not going to be carried over to the 992 GT3 Manual - my 991 clutch is very intuitive...


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    Grant:
    Whoopsy:
    unotaz:
    Whoopsy:
     

    I would called it a fucking retarded piece of shit clutch.  

    There is absolutely no warning as to when the car will stall. The 911R's single mass as least tells you it is stalling, this one just dies. 

     

    LOL, I felt like an amateur driving the Speedster at first.  I stalled it on the dealer's lot.  I don't remember the last time I did that on any of my cars heart

     

    Same here. Like, I KNOW how to drive a manual without stalling, but WTF is happening with this car. There is no feel to the clutch. 

    I hope that’s not going to be carried over to the 992 GT3 Manual - my 991 clutch is very intuitive...

     

    I think the situation is unique to the Speedster. I had a 991 GT3 manual, and it isn't like this. 

    In a normal manual car, you can feel the grab point with the clutch pedal, and the engine tells you if there is enough revs  or not, it will shutter/misfire/vibrate to let you know the car is about to stall and let you correct the application. Even the CGT gives you feedback on how the engine is coping with the clutch engagement, and that's already a tricky clutch. The single mass in the 911R is super light, but it gives plenty of warning as the single mass flywheel really shakes before it stalls. 

    This one just dies the moment you hit the grab point without enough revs. Absolutely no warning. It dies quietly too, there is zero warning/feedback. I think the culprit is a super super light flywheel which has absolutely no spinning momentum. 

    It's the one thing I hate about driving the damn thing, the other thing is that it's a manual. This is the 21st century for christ sake, not the 1980s, I put up with the horrible manual in my 964 only because that was the best gearbox Porsche had at the time.  Porsche have a killer gearbox right now yet they don't use it. Honestly the car is a failure. The Speedster would have been an absolute beast had Porsche put the PDK-S in it. Just imagine going hot into a mountain road corner, nailed the brakes and couple pulls with the left hand, roar roar goes the engine sound and all the while turning the wheel and nailing the apex with full control of the steering wheel, mash the throttle on exit and let the tail hang out and a couple pulls from the right hand, that's heaven. 

    Now no one try and tell me it's about the connection with the car with a manual, that's BS. When I raced a Cup car, I am fully connected to the car, at braking and turning the car is fully at the limit, the 4 tires are telling me exactly what the car is doing and what it will do, there is no time to take a hand off the wheel and find the gear stick. I fully control when the gearbox will shift or not all the while fully controlling the steering angle also. 


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    Whoopsy:
     

    In a normal manual car, you can feel the grab point with the clutch pedal, and the engine tells you if there is enough revs  or not, it will shutter/misfire/vibrate to let you know the car is about to stall and let you correct the application. Even the CGT gives you feedback on how the engine is coping with the clutch engagement, and that's already a tricky clutch. The single mass in the 911R is super light, but it gives plenty of warning as the single mass flywheel really shakes before it stalls. 

    This one just dies the moment you hit the grab point without enough revs. Absolutely no warning. It dies quietly too, there is zero warning/feedback. I think the culprit is a super super light flywheel which has absolutely no spinning momentum. 

    It's the one thing I hate about driving the damn thing, the other thing is that it's a manual. This is the 21st century for christ sake, not the 1980s, I put up with the horrible manual in my 964 only because that was the best gearbox Porsche had at the time.  Porsche have a killer gearbox right now yet they don't use it. Honestly the car is a failure. The Speedster would have been an absolute beast had Porsche put the PDK-S in it. Just imagine going hot into a mountain road corner, nailed the brakes and couple pulls with the left hand, roar roar goes the engine sound and all the while turning the wheel and nailing the apex with full control of the steering wheel, mash the throttle on exit and let the tail hang out and a couple pulls from the right hand, that's heaven. 

    Now no one try and tell me it's about the connection with the car with a manual, that's BS. When I raced a Cup car, I am fully connected to the car, at braking and turning the car is fully at the limit, the 4 tires are telling me exactly what the car is doing and what it will do, there is no time to take a hand off the wheel and find the gear stick. I fully control when the gearbox will shift or not all the while fully controlling the steering angle also. 

    there is indeed a lighter flywheel in the speedster compared to manual GT3. same logic applied between the pdk GT3 and the RS, lighter by few hundred grams but still. samll improvement done everywhere adds up to noticeable change.

    you can still play with your manual in the canyon and make the engine screams...it is just 2 different philosophy, not sure about the engagement card with one or the other as they have both their pros and cons. like a brunette and a blond.


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    Well Nick, choice of transmission just a personal preference, totally subjective, will never have a right or wrong answer.

    992 base Carrera PDK will be much faster and easier to drive on track than my 10 years old 997.2GT3RS, but I will prefer my RS all day long.  The reward is not the actually track time, but how I can control my car to try to keep up.  You will know what I mean.

    Does anyone have statistics on 991.2GT3 manual vs PDK built?  will be interesting to learn what the drivers' preference is.


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    Targa Tim:

    Well Nick, choice of transmission just a personal preference, totally subjective, will never have a right or wrong answer.

    992 base Carrera PDK will be much faster and easier to drive on track than my 10 years old 997.2GT3RS, but I will prefer my RS all day long.  The reward is not the actually track time, but how I can control my car to try to keep up.  You will know what I mean.

    Does anyone have statistics on 991.2GT3 manual vs PDK built?  will be interesting to learn what the drivers' preference is.

    depends if you are talking about North America only or rest of the world included?

    North America is almost 50/50, rest of the world is more like a 30 manual /70 pdk

    if you remove the touring option, then the wingy GT3 in manual is much lower ration. there is over 7,000 cars in the wild.


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    Re: 991 Speedster

    Enmanuel:

    I’ll level with you: If you just listed the details of your spec on paper I’d cringe at the thought of such a combination (and I typically pride myself in having a good eye for visualization), but man did it come together beautifully. It is stunning, the details really take it above any other tailored Porsche I’ve seen. 

    My thoughts exactly Enmanuel, wouldn't of thought so on paper but it came out so good in real life, fits the speedster so well while being quite unique. Congrats SSO, well done wink


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    Re: 991 Speedster

    Whoopsy:
    Grant:
    Whoopsy:
    unotaz:
    Whoopsy:
     

    I would called it a fucking retarded piece of shit clutch.  

    There is absolutely no warning as to when the car will stall. The 911R's single mass as least tells you it is stalling, this one just dies. 

     

    LOL, I felt like an amateur driving the Speedster at first.  I stalled it on the dealer's lot.  I don't remember the last time I did that on any of my cars heart

     

    Same here. Like, I KNOW how to drive a manual without stalling, but WTF is happening with this car. There is no feel to the clutch. 

    I hope that’s not going to be carried over to the 992 GT3 Manual - my 991 clutch is very intuitive...

     

    I think the situation is unique to the Speedster. I had a 991 GT3 manual, and it isn't like this. 

    In a normal manual car, you can feel the grab point with the clutch pedal, and the engine tells you if there is enough revs  or not, it will shutter/misfire/vibrate to let you know the car is about to stall and let you correct the application. Even the CGT gives you feedback on how the engine is coping with the clutch engagement, and that's already a tricky clutch. The single mass in the 911R is super light, but it gives plenty of warning as the single mass flywheel really shakes before it stalls. 

    This one just dies the moment you hit the grab point without enough revs. Absolutely no warning. It dies quietly too, there is zero warning/feedback. I think the culprit is a super super light flywheel which has absolutely no spinning momentum. 

    It's the one thing I hate about driving the damn thing, the other thing is that it's a manual. This is the 21st century for christ sake, not the 1980s, I put up with the horrible manual in my 964 only because that was the best gearbox Porsche had at the time.  Porsche have a killer gearbox right now yet they don't use it. Honestly the car is a failure. The Speedster would have been an absolute beast had Porsche put the PDK-S in it. Just imagine going hot into a mountain road corner, nailed the brakes and couple pulls with the left hand, roar roar goes the engine sound and all the while turning the wheel and nailing the apex with full control of the steering wheel, mash the throttle on exit and let the tail hang out and a couple pulls from the right hand, that's heaven. 

    Now no one try and tell me it's about the connection with the car with a manual, that's BS. When I raced a Cup car, I am fully connected to the car, at braking and turning the car is fully at the limit, the 4 tires are telling me exactly what the car is doing and what it will do, there is no time to take a hand off the wheel and find the gear stick. I fully control when the gearbox will shift or not all the while fully controlling the steering angle also. 

    Nick, I could not written it any better. Smiley
     

    Buying a 21st century car for hundreds of thousands of dollars and handcuffing it with late 18th century technology is beyond my comprehension. Porsche GT department must shake their heads in wonderment how they can sell such a car. But if there is money to be made, Porsche will take the opportunity even if it meant providing asbestos lined shoes so owners can drag their feet to stop the car. Smiley


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