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    718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    Hi guys

    Anyone looking for the 718 spyder or GTS?

    On the used market difference cost was low, and I'm more temped on the sypder!

    Opinions?

    Cheers


    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    pgouveia:

    Hi guys

    Anyone looking for the 718 spyder or GTS?

    On the used market difference cost was low, and I'm more temped on the sypder!

    Opinions?

    Cheers

    Again, I would test drive both ... spyder has Motorsport / GT3 parts (suspension etc.) with a "special" roof mechanism, GTS is, in my opinion, the even more driveable daily car ... however, the exterior of the spyder is something special anyway, as the GTS looks to same as other boxster variants (if one deletes the different exhausts on the various models) ... so, you have not yet made up your mind since you asked a similar question some time ago already ... Smiley


    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    pgouveia:

    Hi guys

    Anyone looking for the 718 spyder or GTS?

    On the used market difference cost was low, and I'm more temped on the sypder!

    Opinions?

    Cheers

    Portugal? Spyder. Smiley Smiley


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    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    Spyder looks much better.


    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    GTS if you want to open and close the top at the press of a button. Also if you have to deal with poorly surfaced roads.


    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    If you will never track the car, then either is fine.  For the track, you get GT3 RS brakes and GT suspension (including adjustable swaybars and coilover heights for corner balancing) on the Spyder (and a little more power and higher redline).  


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    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    KMM:

    GTS if you want to open and close the top at the press of a button. Also if you have to deal with poorly surfaced roads.

    Then you might as well buy a BMW.

    I vote for Spyder Smiley


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    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a36063971/2021-porsche-cayman-boxster-718-spyder-recall/


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    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    thanks guys for all the inputs

    beacause I dont have a finance that allows to have more than one toy, when I want a new experience, I need to sale....but this is a decision very hard to make asecially when the 964 was my the 1st Porsche!
    The 964 was the car for the weekends, nevertheless the distance or the weather, but it becames very unconfortable on long distances, so I decide to let go the 964.
    I also have been maturat the idea to move from classic cars to modern cars with a bit of old school specs...RWD, MT and NA.
    The final list is almost decide
    We have a lot of sun, so a CAB is preferable
    MT, RWD & NA
    2+2 is not mandatory, thast why the Boxster feats vey well
    I want something special, so GTS 4.0 or Spyder will be

    In Portugal we dont have much flexibility to test both models, and this is a concern.
    Maybe the Spyder could a bit unconfortable because I have a lot of euro road trips in my list...I don't really Know and all the videosthat I already saw don't say anything about that.

    Maybe RT menbers from Spain could arrange a TD on both models smiley

    More news soon 

    wink

     

     


    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    pgouveia:

    thanks guys for all the inputs

    beacause I dont have a finance that allows to have more than one toy, when I want a new experience, I need to sale....but this is a decision very hard to make asecially when the 964 was my the 1st Porsche!
    The 964 was the car for the weekends, nevertheless the distance or the weather, but it becames very unconfortable on long distances, so I decide to let go the 964.
    I also have been maturat the idea to move from classic cars to modern cars with a bit of old school specs...RWD, MT and NA.
    The final list is almost decide
    We have a lot of sun, so a CAB is preferable
    MT, RWD & NA
    2+2 is not mandatory, thast why the Boxster feats vey well
    I want something special, so GTS 4.0 or Spyder will be

    In Portugal we dont have much flexibility to test both models, and this is a concern.
    Maybe the Spyder could a bit unconfortable because I have a lot of euro road trips in my list...I don't really Know and all the videosthat I already saw don't say anything about that.

    Maybe RT menbers from Spain could arrange a TD on both models smiley

    More news soon 

    wink

     

     

    ...that is the reason why l am (sometimes) looking into a 991/992 base carrera to replace my 981 cayman...the boxster/caymans are excellent toys and daily drivers but not really that excellent for long distance driving ...


    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    What do you miss in the 981 on long distance trips?


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    ...the engine sound is great just behind you, but can be tiring on long trips...the cabin is like a well fitted tight sports shirt on the track, but the „overall space“ in a 911 feels more comfortable ... don‘t get me wrong, both 981 / 718 and 991 / 992   are excellent cars and l am comparing on very high levels ... from the models you mention, l think the 718 spyder is most outstanding overall  Smiley  As a summary: with my 981 l would have a nice meal or drink and chill out in the evening after enjoying  a longer distance drive (> 500 km), with a 991 or 992 l might think about driving back immediately... just my humble thoughts...


    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    I think the 981/718 is well-suited for long-distance trips - especially if equipped with PASM and the excellent sport seats. I did multiple trips (1000+km) in my car and always was amazed at its ability to cover long distances. I also consciously specced the 19” wheels - this also helped. 

    Only thing that can become annoying is road/engine noise after a couple of hours. I assume the 911 is more muted and therefore even better. 
     


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    Yep. The noise is the main problem on longer trips. Specifically in a Cayman GTS (2016, 6 cylinders), there is an exhaust droning sound in 7th gear that makes it unusable below 90MPH. It is a noise box by comparison to a 911. 


    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    KMM:

    Yep. The noise is the main problem on longer trips. Specifically in a Cayman GTS (2016, 6 cylinders), there is an exhaust droning sound in 7th gear that makes it unusable below 90MPH. It is a noise box by comparison to a 911. 

    Apart from the points raised: currently, 6 years of happy ownership...just saying... Smiley


    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    In my case, 20 years of continuous, happy 986, 987, 981 ownership. Currently, I have both an RS60 for the summer and a Cayman GTS for the winter. I've always preferred the mid-engine models, but that does not make them any less noisy wink

    BTW, I keep the RS60 (16K miles only) for its excellent spec, a sport exhaust that sounds natural (and to my ear, more musical that the newer one in the GTS with its fake pops and its droning), and of course the old style hydraulic steering. 


    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    KMM:

    In my case, 20 years of continuous, happy 986, 987, 981 ownership. Currently, I have both an RS60 for the summer and a Cayman GTS for the winter. I've always preferred the mid-engine models, but that does not make them any less noisy wink

    BTW, I keep the RS60 (16K miles only) for its excellent spec, a sport exhaust that sounds natural (and to my ear, more musical that the newer one in the GTS with its fake pops and its droning), and of course the old style hydraulic steering. 

    Same with my wife's 987 Boxster Porsche Design Edition 2 - we call it "the fixed asset" ... SmileySmiley


    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    We own our spyder 981 already 5 years and did several trips to Italy, France, Germany with it. 

    For our longdistance trips on the motorway we had us made special earplugs with a mecanic filter in it. It works amazingly well, the noise of tyres and wind are filtered away and the engine sound , music ( somewhat louder ) , even talking to the paasenger are let trough.

    We only use them when driving with the top closed, when open we don't have the noise problem.

    This is one fabulous car to take on a summer road trip (Corse was just fabulous.... when a local was driving on the small mountainroads too long in front of us... just open the sportexhaust and they let us pass by, thumbs up :-) )


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    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    Saw a 718 Spyder yesterday in red in Munich...definitely go for the Spyder. Smiley It looked very special.


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    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    The Spyder is really sexy and exotic looking from all angles, I am obviously biased but it has the  elegance of some Ferraris 

     

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    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    Yep, spyder all the way. You wont regret it. And should you look at a spyder from your GTS, you will regret it.... brakes fantastic, suspension actually quite liveable, handling just better with GT3 components, and it looks special. I have had grown men in RS6’s flash their lights and give two thumbs up for the GT4... just looks special


    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    996FourEss:

    Yep, spyder all the way. You wont regret it. And should you look at a spyder from your GTS, you will regret it.... brakes fantastic, suspension actually quite liveable, handling just better with GT3 components, and it looks special. I have had grown men in RS6’s flash their lights and give two thumbs up for the GT4... just looks special

    Haha, same experience here last weekend in the Swiss alps. Grown men in Bentleys and Land Rovers making thumbs up for the GT4.


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    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    bluelines:
    996FourEss:

    Yep, spyder all the way. You wont regret it. And should you look at a spyder from your GTS, you will regret it.... brakes fantastic, suspension actually quite liveable, handling just better with GT3 components, and it looks special. I have had grown men in RS6’s flash their lights and give two thumbs up for the GT4... just looks special

    Haha, same experience here last weekend in the Swiss alps. Grown men in Bentleys and Land Rovers making thumbs up for the GT4.

    Yeah, they were happy passing your yellow road block Smiley , finally ... Smiley


    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    d997h:
    bluelines:
    996FourEss:

    Yep, spyder all the way. You wont regret it. And should you look at a spyder from your GTS, you will regret it.... brakes fantastic, suspension actually quite liveable, handling just better with GT3 components, and it looks special. I have had grown men in RS6’s flash their lights and give two thumbs up for the GT4... just looks special

    Haha, same experience here last weekend in the Swiss alps. Grown men in Bentleys and Land Rovers making thumbs up for the GT4.

    Yeah, they were happy passing your yellow road block Smiley , finally ... Smiley

    SmileySmileySmiley


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    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    bluelines:
    996FourEss:

    Yep, spyder all the way. You wont regret it. And should you look at a spyder from your GTS, you will regret it.... brakes fantastic, suspension actually quite liveable, handling just better with GT3 components, and it looks special. I have had grown men in RS6’s flash their lights and give two thumbs up for the GT4... just looks special

    Haha, same experience here last weekend in the Swiss alps. Grown men in Bentleys and Land Rovers making thumbs up for the GT4.

    Funny...when driving my Performante, I mainly get thumbs up from cyclists, bikers, kids and and...hold your breath...Tesla drivers. Smiley Smiley 

    A 991.2 GT3 RS driver showed thumbs down with a grin on his face when I passed him and his buddy in his M5 (they were parked on the side of the road, talking to each other.

    I returned the favor by passing him again at 8500 rpm. Smiley Not sure he got his hearing back but he didn't look happy in the rear view mirror. Smiley My son had a blast. Smiley


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    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    RC:

    I returned the favor by passing him again at 8500 rpm. Smiley Not sure he got his hearing back but he didn't look happy in the rear view mirror. Smiley My son had a blast. Smiley

    Very mature behavior RC Smiley The perception of a Lamborghini owner and why you got that thumbs down in the first place Smiley Now you confirmed it.


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    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    bluelines:
    RC:

    I returned the favor by passing him again at 8500 rpm. Smiley Not sure he got his hearing back but he didn't look happy in the rear view mirror. Smiley My son had a blast. Smiley

    Very mature behavior RC Smiley The perception of a Lamborghini owner and why you got that thumbs down in the first place Smiley Now you confirmed it.

    Well, if you say so. Smiley Smiley


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    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    bluelines:
    RC:

    I returned the favor by passing him again at 8500 rpm. Smiley Not sure he got his hearing back but he didn't look happy in the rear view mirror. Smiley My son had a blast. Smiley

    Very mature behavior RC Smiley The perception of a Lamborghini owner and why you got that thumbs down in the first place Smiley Now you confirmed it.

    Pandora box. Superman is going to be upset angry


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    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    Actually, I don't care anymore. Smiley


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    Re: 718 Spyder vs 718 GTS

    RC:

    Actually, I don't care anymore. Smiley

    That is why you were passing him at 8500rpm again, because you did not care about the thumbs down. Oh, wait! Smiley


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