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    My 997.2S is finally with me

    Well after many sleepless nights, I picked it up yesterday.

    Whilst I've not yet had a real chance to really drive the car properly my first impressions are that this car is an amazing piece of engineering. The engine is just fantastic, it's low down grunt is superb and pulls very strongly all the way through the rev band.

    PDK is fantastic, being a traditional manual driver, I've been converted (I never thought I'd say this). I've driven it in both D and M and I've got my head around the buttons and it comes pretty naturally now after only a day.

    In normal, it's well impossible to feel the changes (both up and down), with Sport providing a small "bump" in the back when pressing on. Sport's Plus is just fantastic, I love the way it just goes into maximum attack mode.

    In my opinion, Porsche has produced a car which really can be a pussycat to drive, yet give you the thrills you want out of a true sports car.

    Gripes? I'm nitpicking really if I'm honest. There is certainly more tyre noise at higher speeds, it doesn't spoil the enjoyment though. That's it.

    I actually prefer the feel from the front in corners, certainly if I compare it to my 996.

    I know there's been some debate on the adaptive lights...I've had a drive just a short time ago, they do make a small noticeable difference. I quite like the asthetics if I'm honest.

    Overall, this car just gives me a broad smile everytime I drive it and I think PDK is just awesome. It was quite nice to get a wave of appreciation today from a driver of a Gallardo :-)

    I'll come back with more impressions once I've had more time with it (will be taking pictures tomorrow and will post them up).

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    One word comes to my mind: Picures !!

    Congratulations

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    Thanks! Yes, work in progress...

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    clewsey said:
    Thanks! Yes, work in progress...



    congrats mate... Welcome to the 997.2 club.... You popping down to the 911 & Porsche world do at Wellington Country park in it tomorrow ?

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    Congratulations!
    Whats the spec?! Pictures pleaaase

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    Congrats!

    Pics +1

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    Thanks! No I'm afraid but I'll be joining PCGB shortly. Looking forward to meeting up at events though.

    Sorry, I've been rubbish geting pictures uploaded. I promise I will get them up soon!

    Spec:

    Carrera S PDK Coupe
    Basalt Black
    Black Sports Seats
    Heated Seats
    Carrera Sport Wheels painted in Basalt Black
    Bose
    IPOD/MP3 Adapter
    Nav
    Voice Control
    Sport Chrono Plus
    MF PDK wheel (Heated)
    Porsche crests
    Adaptive Lights
    Basalt black headlight washers
    Silver seat belts
    Dimming Mirrors
    Rear Wiper!

    Will get pictures upload very soon!Cheers.

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    Congrats and another gen 2 owner - glad you are in agreement re the pdk - it really is stunning - I love it!!

    Watch the speedo though - I find it creeps up very quickly!!!!

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    PICTURES!!!!

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    I know what you mean, it takes some getting used to!

    Well, I promised some pics, so here goes :-)

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    another

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    and another...

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    and another one.....

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    they keep coming :-)

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    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    last one! I wish there was an entry for adding more than one picture

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    Stunning!

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    VERY Nice!

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    wow! What a car! I bet it drives as good as it looks!

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    congrats on the new car!
    love the painted wheels, please let us know how the paint on the rims is holding up the daily abuse incl. washing.

    road noise: this very much depends on the tires. if i remember my old ones correctly then michelins were quieter than the contis...

    enjoy!

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    Reminds me of Richard Hammond's one.

    Great looking car indeed.

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    Thanks everybody for the kind comments!

    I'll give a more detailed update once I've had the car for a bit. I'm looking forward to washing it at the weekend

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    enjoy the first wash!!! it is always a special day, the first wash.

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    Jealousy stirs as envy pushes me to my closest stealer. Congrats, bella machina.

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    Looks great! Love the color combo!

    Post more pics when you get a chance... still counting the days for mine to be delivered...

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    Cheers mate! She's a beauty!

    Re: My 997.2S is finally with me

    Such a classic. Congrats!

     
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