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    Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    After a few weeks of being without a Porsche sports car last Thursday we collected our latest, a 991/2 Carrera T! Smiley
    Due to the nationwide lockdown car dealerships are only open for servicing and “click and collect” car sales. Not allowed in the showrooms under any circumstances, no coffee not even permitted “comfort breaks”! So a very cold and brief handover on the dealership forecourt, just two cars on the day, ourselves and a customer collecting a brand new crayon 992 Turbo S. Normally to celebrate a new car we’d go for a good drive and a nice restaurant for a meal, current restrictions meant simply a drive home Smiley. So brief first impressions on the 40 mile solo drive home (SWMBO providing taxi service down in our Golf) amazed, for what is supposed to be a stripped out lightweight model with minimum sound proofing how refined it is, even road noise not excessive - and the motorway home has sections of rough concrete surface, definitely quieter than our much loved 981 Boxster GTS, lovely engine growl, that typical 911 sound, undetectable turbo lag - a magnificent engine and I’m not normally enthusiastic about turbo engines. Even though the “T” has the base 370bhp Carrera engine the car has all the performance and more for driving in UK’s somewhat crowded and speed limited roads. Ride quality also excellent, one aspect that did concern me with SWMBO’s hip and back issues, she really suffered in the Boxster, hence the change, a concern as the T has - 20mm PASM Sport suspension - ride firm but comfortable, more compliant and less jarring than the normal PASM set up in the Boxster. Seat comfort in the 18 way adaptive sport seat plus superb, Porsche really do make exceptionally comfortable seats, The Boss finds very few car seats to her liking. Maybe the Sport Tex is a bit softer than leather? Certainly it felt fine on the poorly maintained roads where we live.

    Our car has a great spec, for us, although the comfort and luxury options fitted for negate the weight saving measures of the T, with the somewhat gimmicky lightweight side and rear glass (from the GT2 RS so I’m told), reduced soundproofing. I like the individual touches of the fabric door pulls and great SportTex upholstery. - ours is well equipped, PDK, glass electric sunroof ( which does wonders for lightening up the cabin), LED dynamic lighting, ParkAssist front and rear with reversing camera, folding mirrors (essential for our small garage), power steering plus, interior package Carrera T with rear seats and GT silver deviated stitching, heated multi function wheel, Bose, and a few more toys I’ve yet to play with. I’m sure some T purists would not be impressed, the model seems to have quite a following with far more cars with manual transmission than PDK which is very unusual these days for a Porsche. U.K. registrations have 160 manual and 91 PDK cars.

    Can’t wait for lockdown to end so we can use the car more, and even more looking forward to a potential Rennteam meet somewhere, somewhen in 2022! Smiley Smiley Smiley 

     


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    Porsche 991/2 Carrera T Jet Black Metallic  / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red

     


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    Porsche 991/2 Carrera T Jet Black metallic  / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red

     


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    So glad you picked it up, buddy.

    Sounds as if you like it indecision. There are probably less T’s than 991.2 GT3’s in the UK. Cant be loads of them.

    Dont stick it away, drive it, no harm in that. I find it very relaxing when I take a ride out on my own. Must be getting old indecision.

    100%, for a meet up, I’m there kiss


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


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    She is a beauty. Very happy for you dreamcar. Enjoy in good health wink


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    2018 White 911 GT3


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    Just seen the pics.

    She is banging blush kiss


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


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    Nice momento from the dealer - Porsche museum edition 911 x 911 volume Smiley25A8DA9F-0363-4EAF-A3C9-7AFB377FEA77.jpeg6F3D7785-42BB-41FB-ADA8-220D56151ACE.jpeg


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    Porsche 991/2 Carrera T Jet Black metallic / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    throt:

    So glad you picked it up, buddy.

    Sounds as if you like it indecision. There are probably less T’s than 991.2 GT3’s in the U.K.  Cant be loads of them.

    Dont stick it away, drive it, no harm in that. I find it very relaxing when I take a ride out on my own. Must be getting old indecision.

    100%, for a meet up, I’m there kiss

    Thanks throt Smiley Doesn’t stop me being envious of your common as muck 991/2 GT3 though Smiley


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    Porsche 991/2 Carrera T Jet Black metallic / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red

     


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    Gauss:

    She is a beauty. Very happy for you dreamcar. Enjoy in good health wink

    Thank you Gauss Smiley


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    Porsche 991/2 Carrera T Jet Black metallic / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red


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    Very cool. kiss


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

     Congrats DC

    Looks great. Have had a drive in a similar car and was very impressed by the ride and throttle response.

    Enjoy  wink


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    dreamcar:
    throt:

    So glad you picked it up, buddy.

    Sounds as if you like it indecision. There are probably less T’s than 991.2 GT3’s in the U.K.There are probably less T’s than 991.2 GT3’s in the UK. Cant be loads of them.

    Dont stick it away, drive it, no harm in that. I find it very relaxing when I take a ride out on my own. Must be getting old indecision.

    100%, for a meet up, I’m there kiss

    Thanks throt Smiley Doesn’t stop me being envious of your common as muck 991/2 GT3 though Smiley

    Smiley Smiley


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


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    Cracking and beautiful little (dream) car. Nearly switched my GT4 for one last year (black too). Great!

    Would make the trip for a small meet. ;-)

     


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    Excellent, congrats! Best-kept secret in the range I think kiss


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    2019 911 GT3 RS,1964 Type 1


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    Many congrats dreamcar! great choice  wink


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


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    Congrats DC, your enthusiasm just pours out of the page, sounds like you’re in for a great drive!


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

     Nice, Dreamcar wink


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    18 GT3 Manual, 73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi


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    Well done, Sir! You will enjoy it.


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    GT Lover, Porsche fan

    991.2 GT3 manual

    Cayenne GTS 2014


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    Congrats 👍 and more pics of this beauty please. 😎


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes GLC63 S AMG (2020), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (2019 EU)


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    👍 she is a beauty


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    Congrats!


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    The car looks like new. Congratulations kiss And if your wife is happy, it will make your life so much happier too indecision

    Glad you could get it even if not in the best conditions. What counts is the driving you will be doing with it . Enjoy 


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm -- 991.2 GT3 RS 


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    Thanks everyone!! Smiley Smiley Smiley

    As soon as we can get out and about more, more detailed impressions and photographs, I promise!! Smiley
     

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    Porsche 991/2 Carrera T Jet Black metallic / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red


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    Great car DC, enjoy it good health. wink


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    Congrats! wink Very nice spec and more rare than an RS kissindecision


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    2016 Porsche 981 GT4 | Racing Yellow
    2018 Audi S6 Avant | Ibis White


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    dreamcar:

    Thanks everyone!! Smiley Smiley Smiley

    As soon as we can get out and about more, more detailed impressions and photographs, I promise!! Smiley
     

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    Enjoy this awesome and, to me, most underrated base carrera! An excellent choice for grand tourismo travelling!
    Stay healthy!! Smiley Smiley


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    Very nice, enjoy!


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    1992 964 Carrera 2 - 2016 Macan S Diesel - 2018 Mini JCW


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    Looks perfect. Exactly what I should trade my old turbo in for. 


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    bluelines:

    Congrats! wink Very nice spec and more rare than an RS kissindecision

    Thank you bluelines - to be honest for SWMBO and me has more appeal now than a GT Porsche! Smiley


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    Porsche 991/2 Carrera T Jet Black metallic / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red


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    d997h:
    dreamcar:

    Thanks everyone!! Smiley Smiley Smiley

    As soon as we can get out and about more, more detailed impressions and photographs, I promise!! Smiley
     

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    Enjoy this awesome and, to me, most underrated base carrera! An excellent choice for grand tourismo travelling!
    Stay healthy!! Smiley Smiley

    Thank you! SmileyIdeal steed for a run to the South of France for RC’s Rennteam meet! Smiley


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    Porsche 991/2 Carrera T Jet Black metallic / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red

     


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    dreamcar:
    bluelines:

    Congrats! wink Very nice spec and more rare than an RS kissindecision

    Thank you bluelines - to be honest for SWMBO and me has more appeal now than a GT Porsche! Smiley

    SmileySmileySmiley


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    2016 Porsche 981 GT4 | Racing Yellow
    2018 Audi S6 Avant | Ibis White


     
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