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    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    Good review:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_0OmNUcdCM


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    Nick - I would never choose the GT3 as a heavy traffic vehicle (with Manual or PDK).  If it happens, someone has had a bad accident ahead on the road.  I would hope you wouldn't use your RS for that sort of trip either.


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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

     


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    Kobalt:

    Good review:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_0OmNUcdCM

    Good one Smiley


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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


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3PlIdq8RMI

     


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    Nice footwork, but looks like the car understeers quite a bit at the beginning (then looks better later - maybe tires had to warm)


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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

     


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    On cold tires all of Porsche's race cars, simply cannot turn. It's comical how bad it is inside the car. 

     


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    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    Interesting to see how long he applies the brakes well well into the corner...Still, very interesting and informative vid...


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    d997h:

    Interesting to see how long he applies the brakes well well into the corner...Still, very interesting and informative vid...

    Yeah, you need to trail brake most modern Porsches quite a bit - this helps to fight the inherent understeer (and allows later braking).  The part that is surprisingly difficult to master is the smooth release of the brake and transition to throttle...


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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

     


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    Grant:
    d997h:

    Interesting to see how long he applies the brakes well well into the corner...Still, very interesting and informative vid...

    Yeah, you need to trail brake most modern Porsches quite a bit - this helps to fight the inherent understeer (and allows later braking).  The part that is surprisingly difficult to master is the smooth release of the brake and transition to throttle...


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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

     

    My all time favorite thing to do to passengers. They always assume we will not stop in time and then the exit, once the front grabs, is unmatched. 


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    Grant:
    d997h:

    Interesting to see how long he applies the brakes well well into the corner...Still, very interesting and informative vid...

    Yeah, you need to trail brake most modern Porsches quite a bit - this helps to fight the inherent understeer (and allows later braking).  The part that is surprisingly difficult to master is the smooth release of the brake and transition to throttle...


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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

     

     

    This trait shows up in how Porsche race cars, especially the 911s, perform on track too. They always have a later braking point than others, helps with passing under braking. And the fact that with the engine at the rear the drivers gets back to the throttle much sooner than others and helps with exit speed. On tracks that's the Porsche advantage, faster going in and faster coming out. unless the following straight is very long or the other car have a huge HP advantage, the pass made cannot be un-made.

    On speed trace graphs, the trace will be a V shaped one, a lower minimum speed at the apex, most others will be a U shaped one with a higher minimum speed at the apex but slower going into and out of the apex. 

     


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    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    Harry Metcalfe review

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33SC1IHld9Q

     


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    I love Harry’s reviews and this is a great one, thank you for sharing. Smiley

    I agree with Harry, once the broken Beetle 718 appeared I never thought Porsche would bring the wonderful n/a six back to the Boxster & Cayman. At last a worthy successor to the 981 GTS. I’ll probably never go for one though, no fault of the car but in English money is it worth £40k more than our 981 GTS? Probably not, and with SWMBO likely to need hip replacement surgery in the not too distant future I will have to come to terms with the end of sports car motoring. Smiley We’ll just enjoy our 981 Boxster GTS for as long as we can.


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    Porsche Boxster 981 GTS Carrara white / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red

     


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    dreamcar:

    I love Harry’s reviews and this is a great one, thank you for sharing. Smiley

    I agree with Harry, once the broken Beetle 718 appeared I never thought Porsche would bring the wonderful n/a six back to the Boxster & Cayman. At last a worthy successor to the 981 GTS. I’ll probably never go for one though, no fault of the car but in English money is it worth £40k more than our 981 GTS? Probably not, and with SWMBO likely to need hip replacement surgery in the not too distant future I will have to come to terms with the end of sports car motoring. Smiley We’ll just enjoy our 981 Boxster GTS for as long as we can.


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    Porsche Boxster 981 GTS Carrara white / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red

     

    I am very fortunate just to enjoy my 981 and currently, l do not follow „there will always be a bigger fish“ itch. Some hp more will not make a difference to me. Stay strong and healthy, and all the best for both of you ! Smiley


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    d997h:
    dreamcar:

    I love Harry’s reviews and this is a great one, thank you for sharing. Smiley

    I agree with Harry, once the broken Beetle 718 appeared I never thought Porsche would bring the wonderful n/a six back to the Boxster & Cayman. At last a worthy successor to the 981 GTS. I’ll probably never go for one though, no fault of the car but in English money is it worth £40k more than our 981 GTS? Probably not, and with SWMBO likely to need hip replacement surgery in the not too distant future I will have to come to terms with the end of sports car motoring. Smiley We’ll just enjoy our 981 Boxster GTS for as long as we can.


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    Porsche Boxster 981 GTS Carrara white / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red

     

    I am very fortunate just to enjoy my 981 and currently, l do not follow „there will always be a bigger fish“ itch. Some hp more will not make a difference to me. Stay strong and healthy, and all the best for both of you ! Smiley

    Thank you Smiley We really enjoy our 981 GTS too, one thing for sure with the latest EU noise regs and particulate filters there is no way the 718 will sound as good! Smiley


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    Porsche Boxster 981 GTS Carrara white / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    True, the OPF cars will never sound as good. We’ve spent lots of time together with OPF and non-filter RS to understand the differences. Inside they’re just as loud, but outside the OPF is quieter. The 4.0 Spyder really interests me though. Stupidly I forgot to ask for a ride in one at the ring. Ideally I’d like a Spyder but with the split red/black interior from the GTS. I don’t like the special pink Spyder interior.


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    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    (Forgot to add, keeping your special 981 as a long-term is a no-brainer kiss)


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    2019 911 GT3 RS,1964 Type 1


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    The classic recipy just works. I agree with Harry, in some year's time we will look back and crave this combo GTS 4.0/GT4/Spyder.

    I really want to have a go in one of these.

     


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    DaveGordon:

    (Forgot to add, keeping your special 981 as a long-term is a no-brainer kiss)

    SmileySmiley


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    Porsche Boxster 981 GTS Carrara white / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red


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    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    dreamcar:
    DaveGordon:

    (Forgot to add, keeping your special 981 as a long-term is a no-brainer kiss)

    SmileySmiley

    Now the Boxster GTS has gone, I’m sure when the sunny spring weather arrives and we are no longer under house arrest I’ll miss it, and if our friendly Porsche dealer lets me have a drive in the GTS 4.0 I’ll miss it even more, but I know SWMBO wouldn’t want to go back to a Boxster, the Carrera T is so much more comfortable for her. 


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


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    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    And Porsche debates if the next Boxster/Cayman duo should remain ICE or go EV.  The answer is obvious when viewed under the spectrum of this wonderful car. 


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    25 Years of Porsche Boxster

     



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    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    CGX car nut:

    And Porsche debates if the next Boxster/Cayman duo should remain ICE or go EV.  The answer is obvious when viewed under the spectrum of this wonderful car. 

    More weight is the last thing any sports car needs.  As Gordon Murray notes, excess weight compromises everything, braking, handling, acceleration, efficiency, etc.  If PAG thought sales plummeted with the F4T, it would crater if they move it to an EV.  

    Didn't FSW say he'd retire before the 911 goes EV, because he doesn't want to go down in the history books as the guy that ruined the 911.


    Re: Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

    Jim_in_Iowa:
    CGX car nut:

    And Porsche debates if the next Boxster/Cayman duo should remain ICE or go EV.  The answer is obvious when viewed under the spectrum of this wonderful car. 

    More weight is the last thing any sports car needs.  As Gordon Murray notes, excess weight compromises everything, braking, handling, acceleration, efficiency, etc.  If PAG thought sales plummeted with the F4T, it would crater if they move it to an EV.  

    Didn't FSW say he'd retire before the 911 goes EV, because he doesn't want to go down in the history books as the guy that ruined the 911.

    +1


     
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