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    Re: Today is the day

    Gauss:

    Is Porsche Connect worth extending after a year ?

    It is fun and it can be used as some sort of tracking device if the car is stolen but otherwise, I don't know...


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Today is the day

    I've finally taken delivery. Unfortunately I haven't had much time to drive it, so haven't got much to report yet. I'll do that once I've had more seat time and done a few more photos. It's my first PDK, or automatic even, and it takes some getting used to. Already made a fool of myself while driving home. I was trying to press the clutch pedal and hit the brakes instead: Almost banged my head on the steering wheel. Because of the brakes squealing I had quite the audience. To my shame, this happened twice. 

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    2018 White 911 GT3

     


    Re: Today is the day

    997.1 vs 991.2

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    Re: Today is the day

    Gauss:

     I was trying to press the clutch pedal and hit the brakes instead: Almost banged my head on the steering wheel. Because of the brakes squealing I had quite the audience. To my shame, this happened twice. 

    Smiley  you are going to have to tie your left leg to the seat anchor for the first 1000km until you loose that reflex Smiley 

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    What a beautiful shot!Smiley Smiley


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    Congratulations SmileySmiley. Lovey , clean spec Smiley.


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    Common 'mistake'. Switch between several manual and automatic vehicles every week.

    When shifting manually on a PDK or DSG I sometimes even change the wrong way (using the stick, pushing or pulling).

    Since you're a biker too: my 998 has a different pattern than my Triumph (first is up with 2nd through 6th downwards, T595 is 'standard')...


    Re: Today is the day

    classic one and similar...smiley

    I have the GT3 in manual and the daily in auto...I almost kissed the steering wheel when I swaped indecision just like yesterday

     


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    Cayenne GTS 2014


    Re: Today is the day

    the-missile:

    classic one and similar...smiley

    I have the GT3 in manual and the daily in auto...I almost kissed the steering wheel when I swaped indecision just like yesterday

     

    You should post some real life photos of your car ........


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    Re: Today is the day

    Gauss:

    I've finally taken delivery. Unfortunately I haven't had much time to drive it, so haven't got much to report yet. I'll do that once I've had more seat time and done a few more photos. It's my first PDK, or automatic even, and it takes some getting used to. Already made a fool of myself while driving home. I was trying to press the clutch pedal and hit the brakes instead: Almost banged my head on the steering wheel. Because of the brakes squealing I had quite the audience. To my shame, this happened twice. 

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    I'm happy to see so many members here taking deliveries of such great looking cars lately !! Congrats Smiley


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    Congrats Gauss!  wink


    Re: Today is the day

    Great looking car in a humongous garage. Your garage?


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    Re: Today is the day

    No, this was still at the dealership.


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    2018 White 911 GT3


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    Congrats, Joel...beautiful "clean" car, very nice and "racy". Smiley

    Don't worry about that brake pedal thing, you get used to it fast...probably faster than you imagine. Smiley

    Drive safely and enjoy. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Today is the day

    Gauss:

    It's my first PDK, or automatic even, and it takes some getting used to. Already made a fool of myself while driving home. I was trying to press the clutch pedal and hit the brakes instead: Almost banged my head on the steering wheel.

    Better it happens now on the road than later while trying to upshift when flat out on your way to Schwedenkreuz  SmileySmiley At least the PDK GT3 doesn't do strange things like the Mercs in these situations: Mrs. PJ also hit the brake pedal once when swapping seats from the manual BoxsterS with a Merc E-Class (auto gearbox) - the Pre-Safe system analysed that a crash would be following and hence fuel supply and ignition was shut off automatically. Result: she couldn't simply stomp on the gas pedal to correct her fault / escape the situation, so that a truck almost hit the Merc Smiley Just put some piece of heavy iron into your left shoe and you'll be fine Smiley Love the 997.1 vs 991.2 pic - reminds of something Smiley 

     


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    Re: Today is the day

    Porsche-Jeck:
    Gauss:

    It's my first PDK, or automatic even, and it takes some getting used to. Already made a fool of myself while driving home. I was trying to press the clutch pedal and hit the brakes instead: Almost banged my head on the steering wheel.

    Better it happens now on the road than later while trying to upshift when flat out on your way to Schwedenkreuz  SmileySmiley At least the PDK GT3 doesn't do strange things like the Mercs in these situations: Mrs. PJ also hit the brake pedal once when swapping seats from the manual BoxsterS with a Merc E-Class (auto gearbox) - the Pre-Safe system analysed that a crash would be following and hence fuel supply and ignition was shut off automatically. Result: she couldn't simply stomp on the gas pedal to correct her fault / escape the situation, so that a truck almost hit the Merc Smiley Just put some piece of heavy iron into your left shoe and you'll be fine Smiley Love the 997.1 vs 991.2 pic - reminds of something Smiley 

     

    I thought you might like it Smiley


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    Re: Today is the day

    Cool numberplate, well the letters anyway because I wouldn't know what to make of the numbers...


    Re: Today is the day

    Gauss:

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    2018 White 911 GT3

     

    Thats the great white shark of GT3s. Looks great! 

     


    Re: Today is the day

    DuckieRS:

    Cool numberplate, well the letters anyway because I wouldn't know what to make of the numbers...

    Since I'm into Mathematics, they are the first 4 prime numbers. I have them in my phone number too in case you haven't noticed Smiley  


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    AP911:
     

    Thats the great white shark of GT3s. Looks great! 

     

    Thanks. Don't tell Kobalt though ! Smiley


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    Re: Today is the day

    Re prime numbers, you may find Prof Marcus du Sautoy's work interesting. He's also a big fan of Gauss ...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gbnfj

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ss0lf

    https://soundcloud.com/marcusdusautoy/gauss-mp3

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    Thanks Easy wink Haven't listened to these particular podcasts before. Thanks for sharing. 


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    Re the GT3, the rear wheel steering feels wierd. 

    I haven't gone anywhere near the limits yet but can already report that the car feels extremely planted, at swift pace, like on rails. Very satisfied. It doesn't feel as nervous at idle like my previous 997.2 GT3, which had a single-mass flywheel. That I do miss a little but other than that, the car feels much quicker than the previous generation. There's no comparison. There's an abundance of performance, lots of torque down below. However I'm simply repeating what has been said so often already : The engine is a gem! If indeed this was the last N/A, Porsche surely has closed the chapter with a masterpiece. kiss

    Btw my son likes the car very much too. He never wants to get out again, and he's only 2,5 yo indecision

    As soon as I have done a few more km I'll report back with some handling impressions. This was my biggest concern, but so far I can't tell a difference (other than the RWS). It feels direct enough.

    Car's already dirty laugh  


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    Re: Today is the day

    Joël,

    just made a ceramic coating on my black one. Man this is changing life ! No more issue with dirt and fantastic shine !

    if interested will give you the address ..... 

    Smiley


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    Re: Today is the day

    Gauss:
    DuckieRS:

    Cool numberplate, well the letters anyway because I wouldn't know what to make of the numbers...

    Since I'm into Mathematics, they are the first 4 prime numbers. I have them in my phone number too in case you haven't noticed Smiley  

    My daughter would love that... Smiley


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    Re: Today is the day

    thierry:

    Joël,

    just made a ceramic coating on my black one. Man this is changing life ! No more issue with dirt and fantastic shine !

    if interested will give you the address ..... 

    Smiley

    Thanks Thierry. Not sure if I want to have ceramic coating on my car. AFAIK it's permanently bonding with the paint.


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    Re: Today is the day

    Gauss:
    thierry:

    Joël,

    just made a ceramic coating on my black one. Man this is changing life ! No more issue with dirt and fantastic shine !

    if interested will give you the address ..... 

    Smiley

    Thanks Thierry. Not sure if I want to have ceramic coating on my car. AFAIK it's permanently bonding with the paint.

    Hi Bud,

    It’s seems a sure thing for going with a ceramic coating here in the UK. PPF is going the same route now too..

    if I was you I definitely have it Smiley...


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    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

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

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: Today is the day

    Gauss:
    thierry:

    Joël,

    just made a ceramic coating on my black one. Man this is changing life ! No more issue with dirt and fantastic shine !

    if interested will give you the address ..... 

    Smiley

    Thanks Thierry. Not sure if I want to have ceramic coating on my car. AFAIK it's permanently bonding with the paint.

    There’s a lot of hype about ceramic coatings and how they last for many years, it’s just sales talk.  Their permanence is better than traditional sealants but they aren’t too hard to remove.  It’s only 1-2 microns, maybe good for 18-24 months if cared for correctly.  Any good detailer or person with a DA could remove it.  Maybe some are harder than others.   My Kamikaze Miyabi was easily polished off to fix some high spots.  I was concerned about it as well seeing how the first time I did a ceramic coating it was on my old black 911.  Don’t let that turn you off.  I’m going back to a sealant type coating as I just prefer the look.


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    ceramic coat will leave even quicker if you wash the car very often...

    ppf guy proposed me to apply ceramic on top of ppf, I declined for now yes


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    991.2 GT3 manual, 991 GT3 2014(sold)

    Cayenne GTS 2014


    Re: Today is the day

    the-missile:

    ceramic coat will leave even quicker if you wash the car very often...

    ppf guy proposed me to apply ceramic on top of ppf, I declined for now yes

    You should wax on top of the PPF though.


     
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