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    GT Silver with XRR's & -20mm/LSD chassis

    It was agony to see Toomey post pics of his stunning car, as my similar machine (-20mm/LSD chassis but standard "S" engine") was another week away. I'm now enjoying it's thrill factor just 3 mths after ordering (cocoa leather). GT silver & XRR wheels are something else in reality (esp with the -20mm) .....it's a real headturner....the wheels almost look aftermarket.
    Today was beautifully warm & very bright (winter in Dubai) - we parked next to an Arctic Silver 996TT in the carpark - that silver looked quite "washed out" in the intense sunlight. GT Silver has an amazing hue that appears to alter, radiant depth in bright sun but almost seal gray'ish in an underground carpark.

    Porsche Club UAE have one of their excellent track days on Friday, but I'll be urgently piling on the run-in miles ready for next month.

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    A beauty - congrats and enjoy it in good health in Dubai's "winter" (hope you can hear my "anger" about that oxymoron, sitting here in the real winter freezing my a$$ off).

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    A beauty - congrats and enjoy it in good health in Dubai's "winter" (hope you can hear my "anger" about that oxymoron, sitting here in the real winter freezing my a$$ off).



    Fantastic car - pity GT Silver can't be fully appreciated in our British climate.

    BTW, Matt C - Dubai "winter" is the best example of an oxymoron I've ever heard. Totally share your sentiments.

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    Without a doubt, the most beautiful 997S!

    It lacks one thing tough, PCCb

    No seriously, i LOVE this combo!

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    Looks great, love the photo

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    Great car, it matches perfect with those wheels!!!

    Lots of people from dubai!!!

    Enjoy the car and congrats

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    Its just such a sporty colour , must look awesome in the flesh..

    Congrats ..

    throt..

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    And again ..

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    If I remember correctly, the XRR wheels come in seal grey unless specified to match the colour of the exterior (or any other color you might want I guess).

    So I take it your combination is GT Silver with Seal Grey wheels.

    It does look great, though I think that Arctic Silver would male a little more contrast with the grey wheels and probably look a little better.

    I'd be curious to see any pics of an Arctic 997 with Seal Grey wheels. . .

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    Beautiful car, spindar! and photo..it is 3 degrees above freezing here. Your car looks like it's chiseled out of a single chunk of billet aluminum!

    Silver bullet, a board contributor from Switzerland--sorry his name escapes me-- has optional Seal grey XRR wheels, but XRR standard paint is GT silver metallic w/ polished lip.

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    I think you might be mistaken. XRR wheels actually come in GT Silver with colored Porsche crests, or in the exterior color (and also colored Porsche crests).
    They cannot be ordered without colored crests.

    You must be thinking of Gnil's Seal Grey C4S, which indeed has Seal Grey wheels. I guess he had forgotten to mention which option he wanted, so they went ahead and went for the latter without asking.

    Edited: Damian just beat me

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    More GT Silver

    http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/showthread.php?t=250923

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    anyone w/pics of GT silver with GT silver-colored XRRs???



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    I certainly could be wrong, but in that pic, those wheels look darker than the paint on the body to me.

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    That was me with the XRR's and the Seal Gray body color.

    To be honest, I am still not sure (and neither is my dealer) whether they painted my XRR's seal gray or left them standard GT silver. If they did the former, I am more than happy since I was not charged for this option ($1.3K). The color does "change" extremly depending on the surroundings so it is really hard to tell. But at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter as I like the way they look no matter what color it is.

    So judging by the pic below, is this seal or GT (click on "attachement" above for a better quality view of the pic)?

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    Oh, and that's the way the car looks at the moment, because of the Swiss winter...

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    Matt C said:
    The color does "change" extremly depending on the surroundings so it is really hard to tell.

    So judging by the pic below, is this seal or GT (click on "attachement" above for a better quality view of the pic)?



    Judging from the pic and from your observations (extreme color change) I think it's GT-silver, which blends very nice with the sealgrey body paint IMO. For comparison you might search for some pics of the anniversary editions of both, 996 and 986 S which have been equipped exactly the other way round (GT-silver body paint, sealgrey rims).

    Beautiful car anywyay, hope we will make it to a Dubai-ish winter with the upcoming european summer

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    Gorgeous car Spindar. Congratulations!

    I think you're lucky you have such bright sunshine for so much of the year in Dubai. You're right - in bright sunshine GT silver looks really great. Unfortunately, here in the UK, GT silver looks a little dark/dull because we don't have strong sunshine that often over here.

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    Spindar, your car looks the bomb The xrr wheels are absolutely beut irrespective of the colour.

    Matt c Your car looks spectacular with the wheels painted to match - absolutely top notch

    The xrr wheel option is my favourite and porsche really nailed it with this design. Every time I see another car that I like I wish I also had that option. Now I know why Jerry Seinfeld has 83 porsches (or whatever the number is these days)

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    Congratulation and hope to see U soon at the autodrome !!

    Try to pass by tomorrow just to have a feeling of the track

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    Matt C: I think your 997S looks to be seal with seal wheels.

    The 40th Anniv. Edit. 996 was GT Silver with polished (chrome?) wheels. Only the anniversary edition 987S was GT Silver with Seal Grey wheels.

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    the anniversary boxster was a 986S
    and the wheels on mine look great

    aloha

    steve

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    Once again.....GT SILVER IS AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING COLOR ON THESE CARS....At my local dealer when I pull up to say hello, I always get thumbs up and the odd WOW....TO MY FELLOW GT SILVER BROTHERS OUT THERE....I SAY WELL DONE BOYS...LETS DRIVE AND SHINE!

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    Hi Matt, why you don't mount 4 winter tyres?!?
    It's a shame to leave in a garage such a beautiful car.

    Next time C4S

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    Hi matpop,

    I know, I know. I've been fighting with myself about winter tyres ever since I got the car. I have a Golf V6 4motion as my winter daily beater. And the thought of exposing the 911 to salt and gravel doesn't really appeal to me.

    Up until now, the reasonable side of me has been stronger, but it is still very tempting. I just hope for an early spring.

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    throt,
    what kind of wheels you got?

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    God I love the XRR wheels. Plus, I'm a bit partial to GT silver myself...


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    great shot ........a friend with an arctic silver "gemballarised" 996 TT saw my car yesterday and commented how awesome the XRR rims are "in the flesh" (esp the rears which really fill out the arches)

    How many of you get harrased by other boys with less interesting toys ? Got very irritated today with some grandads in a Jag XJ-R on a busy motorway who felt they had something to prove !

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    Got around to the PSE mod today ........my year 5 old son said...... "THAT'S SO COOL" ......I'm now preferred transport for the school run.

     
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