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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:

    I don’t want a GT3. Everyone and their grandmother have a GT3. 

    Smiley 

    When we meet i take you for a drive in my Bessie. It will WOW you, buddy Smiley Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:

    I don’t want a GT3. Everyone and their grandmother have a GT3. 

    Smiley

    is it not better than hairdresser lifestyle? Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    the-missile:
    bluelines:

    I don’t want a GT3. Everyone and their grandmother have a GT3. 

    Smiley

    is it not better than hairdresser lifestyle? Smiley

    Same, same SmileySmiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:

    I don’t want a GT3. Everyone and their grandmother have a GT3. 

    This is exactly what my son said a couple of weeks ago... Smiley Smiley Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    RC:
    bluelines:

    I don’t want a GT3. Everyone and their grandmother have a GT3. 

    This is exactly what my son said a couple of weeks ago... Smiley Smiley Smiley

    Not in the UK

    UK total GT3 count was around 600 Smiley. Building more but still not enough Smiley

    Even during this damn pandemic, you can still get your money back, and some. The demand is shocking.

    I use mine and I have yet to see another being used out on the road. They are all in garages on trickle chargers.

    Owners even change summer tyres to winter ones still, why Smiley Smiley


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    throt

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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    The only GT3 I see here is mine yes, makes me feel special.

    23,000km of joy so far and counting. It is special cool


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    AP911:

    The only GT3 I see here is mine yes, makes me feel special.

    23,000km of joy so far and counting. It is special cool

    Whats the point in buying one, to just put it in the garage.

    Same with the GT4, not many out, just the occasional one outside a beauty parlour. Smiley


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    throt

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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    The GT3 is a great car, but not what I want nor what I “need” wink

    Since I put winter tires on the GT4 the car is far from a garage queen. Drove in to work this morning at 4:15am. Not a car on the road. Slamming in the gears and letting that flat 6 howl like a wolf at dawn smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    throt:

    Same with the GT4, not many out, just the occasional one outside a beauty parlour. Smiley

    SmileySmiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:
    throt:

    Same with the GT4, not many out, just the occasional one outside a beauty parlour. Smiley

    SmileySmiley

    Smiley Smiley Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:

    The GT3 is a great car, but not what I want nor what I “need” wink

    Since I put winter tires on the GT4 the car is far from a garage queen. Drove in to work this morning at 4:15am. Not a car on the road. Slamming in the gears and letting that flat 6 howl like a wolf at dawn smiley

    If i didn't work from home I would love that. Early start, quiet roads, giving it the beans, I envy you Smiley 

    How many miles did you cover in the white little bastard ?


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    throt

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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    AP911:

    The only GT3 I see here is mine yes, makes me feel special.

    23,000km of joy so far and counting. It is special cool

    Go to a track day, there are plenty Smiley


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    That's definitely fun.... I have to give it a try sometimes


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    GT4 PDK

     


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Topspeed:

    GT4 PDK

    Be aware that with the PDK version the 718 GT4/Spyder/GTS 4.0 that it adds 68 pounds (31 kg) of weight behind the rear axle (for those mid-engine people who want the mass inside the wheelbase)...

    This is a much bigger weight penalty than in the GT3 (35 pounds or 16 kg) in front of the rear axle, since the Manual in the 718 is lighter than the one in the GT3 that shares its outer case with the PDK.

    This is why after launch (PDK is better at launching) the Manual is slightly faster than PDK in a straight line (and track times should not favor the PDK much if at all on many tracks).  I've seen a couple lap time comparisons and it's very close with the Manual actually being slightly faster at Hockenheim.

    Porsche was worried about this result, so they gave the PDK version a little more torque than the Manual.  But, I think they were a little too stingy - more power was needed to really even the field (but they wanted to make a bigger hp gap to the GT4 RS that is coming).


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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 GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Interesting. Thanks for the info kiss


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Update - I was informed that the PDK and Manual laps were not made on same day or time of year, so comparison may not be totally reliable.  Will update numbers if I find more reliable ones...


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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 GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    So in short, PDK does not fix the gearing cheeky


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:

    So in short, PDK does not fix the gearing cheeky

    It is improved in terms of shortening it a bit, but the real benefit of a 7-speed is to make the gears closer together which the PDK does not do much in this case (7th gear is not useful for performance in this case).  If they packed 7 gears into the range of the Manual 6spd it could have been a big improvement with respect to gearing (they saved money by just using the regular PDK from the 718 and shortening 7th gear a bit, but top speed is still in 6th).

    I really hope they address this properly with the GT4 RS (but I'm worried they'll keep using the same 7 gears with a lower Final Drive, assuming the redline is higher).


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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 GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Grant:
    Topspeed:

    GT4 PDK

    Be aware that with the PDK version the 718 GT4/Spyder/GTS 4.0 that it adds 68 pounds (31 kg) of weight behind the rear axle (for those mid-engine people who want the mass inside the wheelbase)...

    This is a much bigger weight penalty than in the GT3 (35 pounds or 16 kg) in front of the rear axle, since the Manual in the 718 is lighter than the one in the GT3 that shares its outer case with the PDK.

    This is why after launch (PDK is better at launching) the Manual is slightly faster than PDK in a straight line (and track times should not favor the PDK much if at all on many tracks).  I've seen a couple lap time comparisons and it's very close with the Manual actually being slightly faster at Hockenheim.

    Porsche was worried about this result, so they gave the PDK version a little more torque than the Manual.  But, I think they were a little too stingy - more power was needed to really even the field (but they wanted to make a bigger hp gap to the GT4 RS that is coming).


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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

     

    Absolutely classic. Porsche just can’t help themselves when it comes to their mid-engine products... Tweak this, adjust that, but whatever they do, they won’t build the best car they can. When it comes to mid-engine, Porsche is a cynical marketing firm, not a sports car manufacturer. I’m saying it here - not another dollar from me, ever.


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Also seems to me that it’s just the standard PDK from the normal range, not a PDK-S as they fit to GT3/RS?


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    DaveGordon:

    Also seems to me that it’s just the standard PDK from the normal range, not a PDK-S as they fit to GT3/RS?

    Yes, but isn't PDK-S just a software update mixed with marketing waffle? *hiding* Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Ok, ok, but the GT4 is still a damn fine machine for the money. 


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    996FourEss:

    Ok, ok, but the GT4 is still a damn fine machine for the money. 

    It sure is Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    GT4 and GTS 4.0 share the same manual gearbox? Does anybody know?

    this guy says it is different

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fcfvqPGCg8&t=415s

     

     


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    wantone:

    GT4 and GTS 4.0 share the same manual gearbox? Does anybody know?

    this guy says it is different

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fcfvqPGCg8&t=415s

    As I understand all Boxsters and Caymans share the same Audi based 6-speed Getrag gearbox all the way back from the 987. There were some minor changes done by Getrag over the years, but mechanically I read somewhere that they are all the same.


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:
    DaveGordon:

    Also seems to me that it’s just the standard PDK from the normal range, not a PDK-S as they fit to GT3/RS?

    Yes, but isn't PDK-S just a software update mixed with marketing waffle? *hiding* Smiley

    It's regular PDK with 7th gear made a little shorter (but top speed still in 6th).


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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 GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    wantone:

    GT4 and GTS 4.0 share the same manual gearbox? Does anybody know?

    this guy says it is different

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fcfvqPGCg8&t=415s

    The gearbox is identical, but I think the shifter on the GT4/Spyder has a shorter throw (due to different geometry in the external mechanism).


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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 GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Is it a mod you can do on the GTS 4.0?


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Grant:
    bluelines:
    DaveGordon:

    Also seems to me that it’s just the standard PDK from the normal range, not a PDK-S as they fit to GT3/RS?

    Yes, but isn't PDK-S just a software update mixed with marketing waffle? *hiding* Smiley

    It's regular PDK with 7th gear made a little shorter (but top speed still in 6th).

    Wow! Smiley 
     

    I thought it also got a different software with more “aggressive” shifting?


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