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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Did you replace the GTS for the GT4?


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    pgouveia:

    Did you replace the GTS for the GT4?

    Yes, I don't need two cars that will mostly stand parked in the garage Smiley


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    2018 Audi S6 Avant | Ibis White


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    smart move kiss


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:
    d997h:
    BjoernB:

    Congrats - sound is definetly so much better than a 911 from that generation - and that SPORT button smiley

    I am really surprised about bluelines' decision, since he drove the 1.gen already and I thought that the "GT3-Killah" was a substantial upgrade to the 981 GT4 ... wait and see ... 

    The GTS is a really great car too! The all year round every day sports car. While I never managed to take it to a track, it did its fair share of "spirited driving" Smiley Very fast, very capable and very safe. For a turbo engine, smooth linear power delivery and nice sound in PSE Sport. Ticks all the boxes.

    There were two things driving the decision:

    1. I realised more and more that I was missing that manual stick and extra pedal Smiley Call me old fashioned, but there is something special with shifting gears and feeling the connection to the car.
    2. I used the GTS as daily driver, but since I got the S6 it became the new daily driver. Hence I did not need the GTS daily driver capabilities and could look for something more of a "fun" car.

    So, I also looked at 997.1/.2 GT3 RS and air cooled 993 Carrera S/4S, but adding it all together the first generation GT4 was the most appealing to me. It is a modern car with "older" car mechanical feel, but without substantial maintenance costs. You can extend the factory warranty for years to come and this also gives a peace of mind. 


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2018 Audi S6 Avant | Ibis White

     

    So, old man Smiley , explanation accepted - fair and valid points. However, thinking about your neighborhood, swapping an "all year around fun car" with a "sometime in the year fun car" ? ... Now, let's start discovering some of the speccs of the car ... Clubsport package, LWB seats ? Smiley


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    d997h:

    So, old man Smiley , explanation accepted - fair and valid points. However, thinking about your neighborhood, swapping an "all year around fun car" with a "sometime in the year fun car" ? ... Now, let's start discovering some of the speccs of the car ... Clubsport package, LWB seats ? Smiley

    All in due course Smiley


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2018 Audi S6 Avant | Ibis White


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:
    d997h:

    So, old man Smiley , explanation accepted - fair and valid points. However, thinking about your neighborhood, swapping an "all year around fun car" with a "sometime in the year fun car" ? ... Now, let's start discovering some of the speccs of the car ... Clubsport package, LWB seats ? Smiley

    All in due course Smiley

    Your first GT4 was the same model as the current GT4?


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    wantone:
    bluelines:
    d997h:

    So, old man Smiley , explanation accepted - fair and valid points. However, thinking about your neighborhood, swapping an "all year around fun car" with a "sometime in the year fun car" ? ... Now, let's start discovering some of the speccs of the car ... Clubsport package, LWB seats ? Smiley

    All in due course Smiley

    Your first GT4 was the same model as the current GT4?

    Yes, both 981. I don't like the 718. Personal preference only. I am sure it is a great car kiss


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2018 Audi S6 Avant | Ibis White


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    But it is the same car plus OPF, no?


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:
    d997h:

    So, old man Smiley , explanation accepted - fair and valid points. However, thinking about your neighborhood, swapping an "all year around fun car" with a "sometime in the year fun car" ? ... Now, let's start discovering some of the speccs of the car ... Clubsport package, LWB seats ? Smiley

    All in due course Smiley

    yes, I am a bit tired because of the C. situation and just wanted to tease you ... I am actually looking into some 718 offers, though less serious and more out of fun ... though, I am soooo happy with my PDK-car ...


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    wantone:

    But it is the same car plus OPF, no?

    Yes, more or less. Except for the particulate filter the 718 has a new more powerful engine, more aero, Apple CarPlay and cylinder bank deactivation (!).

    The 781 is faster than the 981 around the Ring, I assume thanks to improved chassis and aero. 0-100km/h seem identical (or 0.1s difference in favour of the 718 depending in who reports the figure). The weight for the 718 is up 80kg and it is now the heaviest of all Caymans Smiley The loud exhaust is also gone due to the filter Smiley Going the same way as all Porsche cars... faster, but heavier, quieter and more disconnected due to nannies.

     

     

     


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    2018 Audi S6 Avant | Ibis White


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    I think part of the weight difference is that the declared number is now based on a zero option configuration rather than the lightest possible combination of options.


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    DaveGordon:

    I think part of the weight difference is that the declared number is now based on a zero option configuration rather than the lightest possible combination of options.

    Yes, that could be a factor too. Like faster Ring times, not due to a better car, but to new asphalt Smiley A change of external factors or point of reference.

    I read in one article that the additional weight is from the new 4.0l engine, the rear diffusor and the particulate filter. Then again, one review noted that the additional weight could not be felt on the track. So the cars are likely very close, the 981 a bit slower and more raw, the 718 a bit faster and more refined. 


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2018 Audi S6 Avant | Ibis White


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Congrats, this is obviously a great decision. Still love my GT4, now 4 years + old


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:
    DaveGordon:

    I think part of the weight difference is that the declared number is now based on a zero option configuration rather than the lightest possible combination of options.

    Yes, that could be a factor too. Like faster Ring times, not due to a better car, but to new asphalt Smiley A change of external factors or point of reference.

    Most lat time improvement  is probably due just because of the new Cup 2 tires . 

     


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Gnil:
     

    Most lat time improvement  is probably due just because of the new Cup 2 tires . 

     

    +1


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Where is Darius Smiley Please send us a post from Italy SmileySmileySmiley


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Josef:

    Congrats, this is obviously a great decision. Still love my GT4, now 4 years + old

    Smiley


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2018 Audi S6 Avant | Ibis White


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    MKSGR:

    Where is Darius Smiley Please send us a post from Italy SmileySmileySmiley

    He is OK (health) but right now, no GT3 RS anymore... Smiley

    Let him tell the rest of the story, I hope he will be around again soon.


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    The miniature has arrived indecision Now waiting for the life size delivery.

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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2018 Audi S6 Avant | Ibis White


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:

    The miniature has arrived indecision Now waiting for the life size delivery.

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    Smart move, nice model, Smiley... I assume that the little monsters are not yet in a position to reach it ? ... Smiley


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    MKSGR:

    Where is Darius Smiley Please send us a post from Italy SmileySmileySmiley

    Hallo,i’m here...

    all fine Thanks...not so easy but fortunately all fine.

    i received a good offer in january and sold my RS,now i’m waiting the 992 RS...if all goes well,thing that now is not so sure.SmileySmiley

    finger crossed Smiley

    Ps. Bluelines congrats!!you will have the fastest Yellow Gt4 of the world..right?Smiley


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    991.2 GT3RS,Cayenne Coupè Hybrid.

     


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Fingers crossed... Smiley Smiley Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Now that the waiting has started for Dario we will see him a lot on the board again 


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Gnil:

    Now that the waiting has started for Dario we will see him a lot on the board again 

    Smiley Or like a friend told me: Rennteam is therapy for him right now because he cannot drive his car (Bavaria).


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes GLC63 S AMG (2020), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Hahahhaha Smiley

     

     


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Congrats blue !!!  And also I guess congrats to Dario in a way, now you wait!


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Super Darius:

    ...now i’m waiting the 992 RS...if all goes well,thing that now is not so sure.SmileySmiley

    finger crossed Smiley

    Ps. Bluelines congrats!!you will have the fastest Yellow Gt4 of the world..right?Smiley

     

    Congrats Dario! Smiley

    Indeed, there is a free spot in my GT4 rear view mirror for your 992 RS Smiley


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2018 Audi S6 Avant | Ibis White


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:
    Super Darius:

    ...now i’m waiting the 992 RS...if all goes well,thing that now is not so sure.SmileySmiley

    finger crossed Smiley

    Ps. Bluelines congrats!!you will have the fastest Yellow Gt4 of the world..right?Smiley

     

    Congrats Dario! Smiley

    Indeed, there is a free spot in my GT4 rear view mirror for your 992 RS Smiley


    I guess a very small spot that is. Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Rossi:
    bluelines:
    Super Darius:

    ...now i’m waiting the 992 RS...if all goes well,thing that now is not so sure.SmileySmiley

    finger crossed Smiley

    Ps. Bluelines congrats!!you will have the fastest Yellow Gt4 of the world..right?Smiley

     

    Congrats Dario! Smiley

    Indeed, there is a free spot in my GT4 rear view mirror for your 992 RS Smiley


    I guess a very small spot that is. Smiley

    Tiny, tiny, tiny spot Smiley


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    2018 Audi S6 Avant | Ibis White


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:
    Rossi:
    bluelines:
    Super Darius:

    ...now i’m waiting the 992 RS...if all goes well,thing that now is not so sure.SmileySmiley

    finger crossed Smiley

    Ps. Bluelines congrats!!you will have the fastest Yellow Gt4 of the world..right?Smiley

     

    Congrats Dario! Smiley

    Indeed, there is a free spot in my GT4 rear view mirror for your 992 RS Smiley


    I guess a very small spot that is. Smiley

    Tiny, tiny, tiny spot Smiley


    Hardly visible. Smiley


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    We're at the point where you can be the fastest or just sound like you're the fastest.



    The secret of life is to admire without desiring.


     
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