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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    dreamcar:
    throt:
    dreamcar:
    bridggar:

    It's sunny today. 

    Pics please!

    Not today I’m afraid - too much other stuff on! Plenty of future opportunities. Smiley I never used to understand how retirees used to say that they wonder how they ever find time to go to work - now I’ve joined them I know! Smiley

    Make sure there is a meeting slot for us, buddy 

    You'll know its me when i pull up Smiley Smiley

    Don’t worry - sure I can find a slot for you throt!. Smiley I’ll be beating Porsche Portsmouth up again this week to get the paint treatment redone if I don’t hear from them soon - but other than that I’m pretty flexible Smiley

    Let me know, buddy, if it's not done. I bring my bucket and sponge. If your wife has plenty of Thompsons tea on the go then i give a good rub n polish. Tea total is bushman Smiley


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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    RC:
    Carlos from Spain:
    Leawood911:

    I meant that Wednesday is the day you spend with your wife. Hope she does not read that your mind is only on the T. Lol. 

    The one with the Wednesdays with the wife would be me Leawood, dreamcar is retired so any weekday can be... as you called it, humpday indecision

    Only once a week? Smiley Smiley

     

    Once a year for a nifty fifty, buddy Smiley

    i can't even remember how to do it. Do you have any pointers - SuperPower Smiley


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    throt

     

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

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    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    throt:
    RC:
    Carlos from Spain:
    Leawood911:

    I meant that Wednesday is the day you spend with your wife. Hope she does not read that your mind is only on the T. Lol. 

    The one with the Wednesdays with the wife would be me Leawood, dreamcar is retired so any weekday can be... as you called it, humpday indecision

    Only once a week? Smiley Smiley

     

    Once a year for a nifty fifty, buddy Smiley

    I can’t even remember how to do it. Do you have any pointers - SuperPower Smiley


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    throt

     

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

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    @ throt - don’t expect any lessons from me when we meet up, Smiley  but do you remember these lines - “when it takes you all night to do what you used to do all night,  you are the oldest swinger on Rennteam” that must be me.....Smiley


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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    dreamcar:
    throt:
    RC:
    Carlos from Spain:
    Leawood911:

    I meant that Wednesday is the day you spend with your wife. Hope she does not read that your mind is only on the T. Lol. 

    The one with the Wednesdays with the wife would be me Leawood, dreamcar is retired so any weekday can be... as you called it, humpday indecision

    Only once a week? Smiley Smiley

     

    Once a year for a nifty fifty, buddy Smiley

    I can’t even remember how to do it. Do you have any pointers - SuperPower Smiley


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    throt

     

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.

    @ throt - don’t expect any lessons from me when we meet up, Smiley  but do you remember these lines - “when it takes you all night to do what you used to do all night,  you are the oldest swinger on Rennteam” that must be me.....Smiley


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

     

    Hahaha, we shall discuss in more detail soon Smiley 

    Smiley


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    throt:
    RC:
    Carlos from Spain:
    Leawood911:

    I meant that Wednesday is the day you spend with your wife. Hope she does not read that your mind is only on the T. Lol. 

    The one with the Wednesdays with the wife would be me Leawood, dreamcar is retired so any weekday can be... as you called it, humpday indecision

    Only once a week? Smiley Smiley

     

    Once a year for a nifty fifty, buddy Smiley

    i can't even remember how to do it. Do you have any pointers - SuperPower Smiley

    Who was updating that super power excel sheet? Time to add another row. 


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    That spreadsheet stopped working a long time ago with “overflow” error. 


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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    bluelines:

    That spreadsheet stopped working a long time ago with “overflow” error. 

    Smiley Smiley


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    With partial and as of today full lockdown here we've not had much opportunity to enjoy our Carrera T sadly. However yesterday afternoon took the car for a run in the nearby New Forest and took a few photos :-

    Carrera t front.png1609433370005Carrera front side.pngCarrera rear side.png

    carrera side.png


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


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    oh boy, those roads those roads. You will take me on a nice trip, buddy. indecision

    As i said, off for a week in Feb, all restrictions eased, then i be meeting you.

    Take some pics and lets show these Rennteamers some real men  


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    Looking great in the wild DCkiss


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    dreamcar:

    With partial and as of today full lockdown here we've not had much opportunity to enjoy our Carrera T sadly. However yesterday afternoon took the car for a run in the nearby New Forest and took a few photos :-

    I can't see the forest for the treesSmiley


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    Great photos and great car. kiss


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    Perfect location for this car 👍


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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    I like this 911 Smiley Understated in a subtle and effective way. An evergreen 911 shape.

    Dreamcar I wish you plenty of Covid-free driving pleasure as from 2021.

    We await your comparison with the Boxster GTS.


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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    Thanks everyone, just great to get out albeit for an all too brief drive. Smiley Smiley First impressions are it’s a fabulous car, more relaxed and comfortable than the Boxster, less sound from the engine but road generated noise particularly from the rear tyres is much higher, but then the T has less sound insulation than a regular 911 so doesn’t come as a surprise or disappointment. The seats are so much more comfortable than the sports seats were in the Boxster, the 18 way adjustments make a huge difference as does the SportTex cloth inserts that seem softer than the normal leather. Although many parts of the cabin are shared with the Boxster it “feels” much more upmarket, not sure how that has been achieved, maybe the silver GT stitching helps, which I really love, that and the SportTex and glass sunroof do lighten up the interior considerably. The fabric door pulls are a bit of a gimmick, but I guess a traditional Porsche GT car feature, not that the T is a GT 911 of course! I think I would prefer a conventional door handle to be honest.  I miss the passenger side storage net for bits and pieces, as a free option surprised it isn’t there, and not available as a retrofit option either which is a bit disappointing. Ride comfort is firm, but the car doesn’t crash into road bumps and imperfections like the Boxster did, even in Sport setting. Very impressed especially as this car has the -20mm PASM Sport suspension. Ride and comfort has passed the critical SWMBO test, although we’ve not done any long trips yet. The navigation is much more up to date, clearer screen and really useful to have real time traffic information rather than out of date TMS. It also features Google Earth map display, or rather should as it doesn’t load the feature. Not a huge priority but will book the car in under warranty when I can to get it fixed.  I had the car booked in for detailing and ceramic coating later this month, now postponed as driving 20 miles to have it done wouldn’t qualify as an “essential journey” under our strict lockdown rules. Rebooked for March, hopefully the situation will have eased by then, being black it shows every mark and fine scratch, so really needs some attention! The car’s condition on delivery was disappointing, supposed to have been ceramic  coated, suspect it was never done, the dealer has offered to redo it free of charge but as their attention to detail was so poor this is the reason for having the work done by an independent specialist.  Not the first time I have been let down by Inchcape, the group that own Porsche Centre Portsmouth who supplied the car and Bournemouth, our two nearest dealers, and the subject of an ongoing email “tennis match” Smiley

    @ waiting for PDK - a short bit of history, the name New Forest doesn’t refer to trees but goes back to the Norman invasion and refers to “Forest Law”, the land was reserved for royalty for hunting. In fact King William II died here when shot by an arrow accidentally by Sir Walter Tyrell whilst out hunting in 1100. 


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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    dreamcar:

     

    @ waiting for PDK - a short bit of history, the name New Forest doesn’t refer to trees but goes back to the Norman invasion and refers to “Forest Law”, the land was reserved for royalty for hunting. In fact King William II died here when shot by an arrow accidentally by Sir Walter Tyrell whilst out hunting in 1100. 

    I remember when I was studying English at school a classic novel called "The Children of the New Forest " was part of the course and the examination. That was one of my favourite books at the age of 15. I thought New Forest was a fictional place but apparently it is real Smiley

    P.S. What is the brand of tyres fitted? I couldn't figure that out from zooming on the pictures. I wonder if they contribute to the excellent ride and comfort  notwithstanding the -20mm PASM.

     

     


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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    reginos:
    dreamcar:

     

    @ waiting for PDK - a short bit of history, the name New Forest doesn’t refer to trees but goes back to the Norman invasion and refers to “Forest Law”, the land was reserved for royalty for hunting. In fact King William II died here when shot by an arrow accidentally by Sir Walter Tyrell whilst out hunting in 1100. 

    I remember when I was studying English at school a classic novel called "The Children of the New Forest " was part of the course and the examination. That was one of my favourite books at the age of 15. I thought New Forest was a fictional place but apparently it is real Smiley

    P.S. What is the brand of tyres fitted? I couldn't figure that out from zooming on the pictures. I wonder if they contribute to the excellent ride and comfort  notwithstanding the -20mm PASM.

     

     


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    "Porsche....and Nothing else matters"

     

    Morning reginos and Happy New Year Smiley Tyres are Pirelli P Zero and I have them inflated to “Comfort” pressures rather than high speed.


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

     


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    As I said, perfect car for the many roadtrips lurking around the corner/  in a happier 2021! Still have the major part of my childish me focussed on the odd racetrack, however, the hundreds of km / miles back and forth the various locations keep me looking more and more into base carrera territory (currently, a base Carrera 4 992 would be my dream in that respect)...

    E e e e e e n n n n j oy ! Smiley


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    dreamcar:

    1609433370005Carrera front side.pngCarrera rear side.png


    I‘ll say it again, what I already said earlier in this thread: this is a very, very good-looking 911, enjoy to the fullest. Smiley


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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    dreamcar:
    reginos:
    dreamcar:

     

    @ waiting for PDK - a short bit of history, the name New Forest doesn’t refer to trees but goes back to the Norman invasion and refers to “Forest Law”, the land was reserved for royalty for hunting. In fact King William II died here when shot by an arrow accidentally by Sir Walter Tyrell whilst out hunting in 1100. 

    I remember when I was studying English at school a classic novel called "The Children of the New Forest " was part of the course and the examination. That was one of my favourite books at the age of 15. I thought New Forest was a fictional place but apparently it is real Smiley

    P.S. What is the brand of tyres fitted? I couldn't figure that out from zooming on the pictures. I wonder if they contribute to the excellent ride and comfort  notwithstanding the -20mm PASM.

     

     

     

     

    Morning reginos and Happy New Year Smiley Tyres are Pirelli P Zero and I have them inflated to “Comfort” pressures rather than high speed.

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

    I've used several N rated tyres. IMO the P Zero is the best for grip and (sportscar) comfort and for wet driving.

     

     


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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    dreamcar:

    @ waiting for PDK - a short bit of history, the name New Forest doesn’t refer to trees but goes back to the Norman invasion and refers to “Forest Law”, the land was reserved for royalty for hunting. In fact King William II died here when shot by an arrow accidentally by Sir Walter Tyrell whilst out hunting in 1100. 

    I figured there was some history going back a little further than my country.  Interesting to learn that hunting "accidents" have been around for a while.

    Here's an old Porsche [mine] in a legit old forest.

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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    dreamcar:

    ...In fact King William II died here when shot by an arrow accidentally by Sir Walter Tyrell whilst out hunting in 1100. 

    So the Tyrells enjoy killing kings in this reality too indecision

    Great pics dreamcar ! Glad to see the T is keeping you happy. 


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    Great pics.

    Missing the New Forrest (last visit due to Covid in July), although not the best place for a Porsche because of the speed limits and the many animal. At my first visit I almost crashed in a donkey because I didn't know about the special situation in the New Forrest


    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    Itsme:

    Great pics.

    Missing the New Forrest (last visit due to Covid in July), although not the best place for a Porsche because of the speed limits and the many animal. At my first visit I almost crashed in a donkey because I didn't know about the special situation in the New Forrest

    Great scenery and roads but a blanket 40 mph / 65km/h speed limit due to ponies, cattle, donkeys everywhere. Can be especially difficult at night, there are quite a few collisions with animals sadly, and due to what is known as “Commoners rights” in effect animals have priority, hit one and it’s always the car drivers fault. the owner can sue for loss and any vetinary costs etc. This time of year the roads are salted which attracts the animals to lick it up.


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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    dreamcar:
    Itsme:

    Great pics.

    Missing the New Forrest (last visit due to Covid in July), although not the best place for a Porsche because of the speed limits and the many animal. At my first visit I almost crashed in a donkey because I didn't know about the special situation in the New Forrest

    Great scenery and roads but a blanket 40 mph / 65km/h speed limit due to ponies, cattle, donkeys everywhere. Can be especially difficult at night, there are quite a few collisions with animals sadly, and due to what is known as “Commoners rights” in effect animals have priority, hit one and it’s always the car drivers fault. the owner can sue for loss and any vetinary costs etc. This time of year the roads are salted which attracts the animals to lick it up.


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

     

    Make sure you keep safe from donkeys when I see you, buddy.Smiley


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    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    DC - did you get to drive the car prior to collection? I only ask as it seems I won't be able to obtain a new 992 and have my eye on a 991.2 C2S Cab but am weary of committing anything before driving it - and it seems I can't drive it due to lockdown. It's an OPC car so expect all will be OK - but still.......Smiley


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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    bridggar:

    DC - did you get to drive the car prior to collection? I only ask as it seems I won't be able to obtain a new 992 and have my eye on a 991.2 C2S Cab but am weary of committing anything before driving it - and it seems I can't drive it due to lockdown. It's an OPC car so expect all will be OK - but still.......Smiley

    Hi, yes we did but we saw the car on the Porsche website at the end of October just before the lockdown and went to see it the same day. The salesman didn’t come in the car with us due to Covid restrictions, but we drove on a 10 mile test route with the salesman leading the way in another car. I wouldn’t buy a car without driving it first either! 


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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    Well that's likely to be the most I'll ever spend on click & collect. 

    991.2 C2S Cab incoming!! 


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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    bridggar:

    Well that's likely to be the most I'll ever spend on click & collect. 

    991.2 C2S Cab incoming!! 

    Congratulations!! Smiley I know you’ve not had the happiest experience with your 991 black edition, I’m sure the 991/2 S will be a big improvement, it will certainly be quick based on our limited experiences with our Carrera T! Of course photos and initial impressions are mandatory on RT! Smiley


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    Re: Dreamcar is back in a Porsche!!

    bridggar:

    Well that's likely to be the most I'll ever spend on click & collect. 

    991.2 C2S Cab incoming!! 

    Smiley,

    Haha, congrats, buddy.

    You based near DC?, we are going to have a meet when restrictions ease Smiley


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

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