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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    The Cup car for instance uses a strut brace to increase rigidity. It certainly helps with stability as well. It´s described in this article for example, at the bottom of the page. 

    We had this discussion before, I assume the numbers of these occurrences are fairly low and primarily on lowered and/or heavily used examples. Very different to the 991.1 engine issue, that could happen in any driving situation.


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    718 GT4 long gearbox "official" explanation by Mr Walliser

    https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/2020-porsche-cayman-gt4-gearing

     

     


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    xpto:

    718 GT4 long gearbox "official" explanation by Mr Walliser

    https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/2020-porsche-cayman-gt4-gearing

     

     

    Either bs or I’m disappointed in their engineering. 


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Teaser indecision
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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Beautiful car, smaller than I thought but very nice touch with the Porsche Emblem on the hood and trailer. 👍


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    xpto:

    718 GT4 long gearbox "official" explanation by Mr Walliser

    https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/2020-porsche-cayman-gt4-gearing

    They just don't give fk about the customerSmiley.  We have a fix coming!! Smiley  Now, the writer guesses pdk is the fixSmiley

     

     

     


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:

    Teaser indecision
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    Stripes ? Smiley   Stripes ! Stripes ! Stripes ! Hopefully ... we all know, you need to have some "WHITE" on the car to get to warp speed ... waiting... waiting ... 


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Here we go. Better pics. First real drive today. Love it! indecision

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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Looks great 👍


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Great looking car, congrats. 


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    It didn’t take a wrinkle. Still very much up to date. Well done! 


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Congratulations. Get photography too kiss.


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Congrats Slowlines, hope to see you on track soon!


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Me likey ! kiss Enjoy and stay healthy !


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Looks great!  Best Porsche you can buy - 992 meh, too big. 


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Nice. I haven't seen one with the stripes before. wink


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Yellow and stripes = the new white. smiley

    Many congrats, sharp looking car. wink


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Great looking and amazing car. Congrats !


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    the-missile:

    It didn’t take a wrinkle. Still very much up to date. Well done! 

    But he did  Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Sweet!

    And great photos!


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    congrats. looks awesome.


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Perfect color for the car.kiss


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    nberry:

    Perfect color for the car.kiss

    Perfect would be...white. Smiley And fastest. Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:

    Here we go. Better pics. First real drive today. Love it! indecision

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    A car that is a great drive, stands out visually especially in this colour/decorative stickers and it offers plenty of real world performance without breaking the bank.

    A very smart choice. Enjoy Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Looks great. Congrats.


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Very nice! How it is to drive it again? 


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Now that you’ve had her for a few days, what are your thoughts on the driving experience as compared to the GTS? Do you think you’ll miss the torque and back seats? Was the GTS a PDK car?


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Thank you all for the kind words wink

    JoeRockhead:

    Now that you’ve had her for a few days, what are your thoughts on the driving experience as compared to the GTS? Do you think you’ll miss the torque and back seats? Was the GTS a PDK car?

    Great question. I have spent 3-4 hours behind the wheel now so a quick comparison is due.

    In summary, the driving experience is engaging, analog and quirky indecision Let me explain.

    Engaging, the GT4 is a car that you drive, the GTS was more a car where you were being driven. There is a different connection to the GT4, a lot more close, a lot more direct, a lot more involving. Hence a lot more engaging and as long as this is what you are looking for, then it is also more fun. The exhaust note from the GT4 is far better than the GTS turbo PSE. So aggressive, so loud. It is crazy they got the car approved with such a loud exhaust. Love it! As means of transportation the GTS was much broader. A more complete package. Highway cruiser in normal mode, track weapon in sport plus mode. Is the GT4 better or worse, it simply depends on your preference. Engaging can also become tiring on longer trips.

    Analog, the GT4 is an analog experience, while the GTS was more a digital experience. The steering, the suspension, the gearbox. It is all mechanical, hard, rattling and shaking. Like an old air cooled 911 in new clothes. The GTS  low end torque and near perfect PDK shifting makes the GT4 feel like it comes from a different era. 

    Quirky, the GT4 long gearing does make itself very prominent coming from the GTS with PDK. It is far from perfect, but also has a charm to it. PerfectIon can turn into boredom, and I feel that many new cars are too perfect.

    To your questions. Will I miss the torque? No, I don’t think so. With the right gear and RPM the GT4 moves plenty for public roads. Will I miss the rear seats? No, now I take one kid at a time and for trips with all family and luggage there is the Audi S6.

    All in all, I was looking for a more engaging and special experience, for mainly public roads with occasional track use and without breaking the bank account. For this I think the GT4 ticks all boxes.


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