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    Re: OFFICIAL: Cayman GT4 RS (2021)

    Ah and something else unfortunate happened.

    When the car was delayed back in May, I realized my initial config had the blue stitchings and seabees and door pulls, I had asked to swap them over to yellow, and I was told it shouldn't be a problem and will be done.

    But somehow somewhere between me, my dealer, Porsche Canada and Porsche AG, an email or 2 was lost somewhere about it, together with another request to get the keys painted Viola Metallic. That last bit was declined and a follow-up request was sent to have it painted yellow to match the stitchings. That's one of the messages that got lost somewhere also.

    Car arrived at dealership back in December, it was under cover the whole time after PDI and the GM was away on holiday and when he came back he never bothered to check the car. He found out just as I did when I pulled the cover and realized all the yellow stuff are blue. And the car key came in plain black plastic. 

    GM went back to his computer to check the email chain, and I believe someone in the middle had a holiday in between the requests and when he came back the deadline was passed for any changes. And he never bothered to return the waiting emails to indicate the situation. 

    Thank god the blue is nice and I don't mind it. 

    So now I have a purple car with blue stitching. 

     


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    Congrats Nick.  Blue in anything is nice indecision


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    Congratulations ! How many years have you waited for this car ? indecision

    The blue inside is very subtile. If I would of realized that / saw it in real life before my locked order I would of taken also the seat belts in blue ( I have them in black ) . Now I would probably even go for the blue rims. 

     


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    Congratulations, Nick Smiley and I really think the blue stitching goes well with that purple exterior color, don't worry. Smiley

    Can't wait for more pics and impressions once the car is run in and the winter is over. Smiley


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    Congrats Nick. Look forward to some more reports.


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    Whoopsy:

    t's too bad my gold Exclusive is at another dealer, or else my current 3 non-black Porsche would have been together. And people think I only buy blacks...........

    Congratulations! Looks great on the outside at least SmileySmileySmiley. Look forward to full on driving impressions in due course.

    I do seem to recall somewhere in the memory bank that you bought a couple of white monstrosities and claimed they were for the girlfriend SmileySmiley.


    Re: OFFICIAL: Cayman GT4 RS (2021)

    Whoopsy:

    Car arrived at dealership back in December, it was under cover the whole time after PDI and the GM was away on holiday and when he came back he never bothered to check the car. He found out just as I did when I pulled the cover and realized all the yellow stuff are blue. And the car key came in plain black plastic. 

    GM went back to his computer to check the email chain, and I believe someone in the middle had a holiday in between the requests and when he came back the deadline was passed for any changes. And he never bothered to return the waiting emails to indicate the situation. 

    Thank god the blue is nice and I don't mind it. 

    So now I have a purple car with blue stitching. 

    That is just not good enough. I NEVER trust the dealer on spec and always go through it in detail more than once. I am struggling to see how blue matches with purple Smiley.


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    Nick, the car is all about performance. I doubt anyone will notice the blue stitching..

    FWIW when I viewed the Gt4RS in the showroom my first thought was that it looks tiny. The 992 911 little brother.indecision


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    Congratulations ! The car looks beautiful in that spec. Nevermind the blue stitching, the sound will make up for it. 

    Can't wait to read your impressions. I hope it lives up to your expectations. You've been waiting for this car for so long. kiss


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    crayphile:
    Whoopsy:

    Car arrived at dealership back in December, it was under cover the whole time after PDI and the GM was away on holiday and when he came back he never bothered to check the car. He found out just as I did when I pulled the cover and realized all the yellow stuff are blue. And the car key came in plain black plastic. 

    GM went back to his computer to check the email chain, and I believe someone in the middle had a holiday in between the requests and when he came back the deadline was passed for any changes. And he never bothered to return the waiting emails to indicate the situation. 

    Thank god the blue is nice and I don't mind it. 

    So now I have a purple car with blue stitching. 

    That is just not good enough. I NEVER trust the dealer on spec and always go through it in detail more than once. I am struggling to see how blue matches with purple Smiley.

     

    I am not without blame. My initial spec was the launch combination, grey with the blue stitching inside. And blue wheels. But I also requested PTS.

    At a later date I was informed my PTS Viola Metallic was a go, my dealer asked am I keeping the blue wheels to go with purple and I said no, change it to gold. It didn't crossed my mine the interior is still with blue stitchings. 

    I only realized that much later, like not long before lock date, about the time I realize my car might be delayed because of the war. I didn't stay on top of the order as I was occupied by something else during the time.

    As for blue not matching purple, saving grace is that the new blue is a greyish blue, more grey than blue, not a bright one so don't even catches the eye. 


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    nberry:

    Nick, the car is all about performance. I doubt anyone will notice the blue stitching..

    FWIW when I viewed the Gt4RS in the showroom my first thought was that it looks tiny. The 992 911 little brother.indecision

     

    That's the whole point of me loving the GT4RS. Small size. Smiley 

    Especially so when compared to the 992s, those are giant pigs. 

     


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    Gnil:

    Congratulations ! How many years have you waited for this car ? indecision

    The blue inside is very subtile. If I would of realized that / saw it in real life before my locked order I would of taken also the seat belts in blue ( I have them in black ) . Now I would probably even go for the blue rims. 

     

     

    First time I seen the prototype was May 2018. Coming up 5 years. 

    Love at first sight, HAD to have one. Never a car I wanted so badly. Not even the 918. Main draw of the car is the inside the cabin air intake. Mid-engine chassis is the 2nd draw, engine 3rd. 

    And yes, the blue is VERY subtle. I had to double check to see I actually had the blue seat belts instead of black­čśé.

    The trim only stands out on the door pull. The blue stitchings almost disappeared among the black leather and alcantara. 


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    Ok, so more impressions.

    Suspension, on hard it's very firm, I think it's up there with 991.2 GT3RS firm. still acceptable for street use. Hardest is the GT2RS on Sport, that one feels like there is no give at all. On normal is extremely acceptable, I purposely drive over pot holes just to see how it reacts. Call me crazy willing to risk bent rim to test it out. 

    Sofa seats, BEST DECISION MADE! I can adjust it to my perfect fit position. I am not in my ideal position if I am sitting in the Porsche bucket, it will be slightly off. 

    Buttons!! Man how I miss all those buttons. So nice to be able to feel my way around and press the correct one without looking! PDK Sport? First button on the left side. Sport Suspension? 2nd button left side below the PDK button. Exhaust top right and front lift just below. Well trained muscle memory. 

    The big rear wing doesn't block off much rear visibility. It's there, but the big opening below it let me see most things, and there is still a strip of visibility on top of it. 

    It's 3 degrees outside right now even when it's sunny, don't think the Dunlops will be happy at this temperature so won't go pushing them yet. 


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    I just noticed something new. Car comes with black painted door handle. I went to check on the car and the pic is correct, it is black. I also checked my build sheet and I did not select this option. 

    Pleasant surprise I guess!!


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    At least your car was built with PCCB, as ordered.

    Mine was switched from PCCB to iron rotors by someone with an employee code in Germany.  What a surprise on delivery!

    I'm working out a solution to the issue.

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    Re: OFFICIAL: Cayman GT4 RS (2021)

    They did have a shortage of that a while back. I am guessing my order was locked in early enough to be able to keep the PCCB.

     


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    I also wanted to try PCCB on the 4RS, but the PCCB weren't available, so I had to go with steel again.


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    Congrats! the color looks great. And I know it was an "error" but I think the blue stitching and interior accents will probably look good against Viola yes keeps the color palette on the cold side and makes the gold wheels + yellow calipers stand out more on their own. 


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    Whoopsy:

     

    I just noticed something new. Car comes with black painted door handle. I went to check on the car and the pic is correct, it is black. I also checked my build sheet and I did not select this option. 

    Pleasant surprise I guess!!

    Congrats to this very nice car…GT4 RS with Sofa-seats will be very rare…

    Regarding the black door handles…very strange…they gave you around 100 bucks for free.Smiley

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    W8MM:

    At least your car was built with PCCB, as ordered.

    Mine was switched from PCCB to iron rotors by someone with an employee code in Germany.  What a surprise on delivery!

    I'm working out a solution to the issue.
     

    That’s really sad…can I spot yellow belts?  If there is no yellow stitching inside, just change the belts to red ones.

    Alternative, would go for black brake calipers.

    The car will give you big fun, even with steel brakes.kiss

    Blueflame


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    Surprised to hear so many delivery mishaps in one thread. Very Porsche unlike, no?


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    spudgun:

    Surprised to hear so many delivery mishaps in one thread. Very Porsche unlike, no?

     

    We have been talking about Porsche is messed up for a while now. Not really surprised. 

     


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    blueflame:
    Whoopsy:

     

    I just noticed something new. Car comes with black painted door handle. I went to check on the car and the pic is correct, it is black. I also checked my build sheet and I did not select this option. 

    Pleasant surprise I guess!!

    Congrats to this very nice car…GT4 RS with Sofa-seats will be very rare…

    Regarding the black door handles…very strange…they gave you around 100 bucks for free.Smiley

    Blueflame

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    Yeah it is like a CAD$200 option. 

    I know of 2 other cars that had ordered sofa seats. 

     


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    that's the magic of having 1 million possibility to order the same car...


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    Re: OFFICIAL: Cayman GT4 RS (2021)

    Could we see a pic of the interior with the blue stitching please? 

    Outside the perfect colour combination, I‘m a sucker for Viola over bronze anyway. 


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    The blue really don't stand out, other than the door strap. My gf thought the blue got some purple in it


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    Re: OFFICIAL: Cayman GT4 RS (2021)

    the-missile:

    that's the magic of having 1 million possibility to order the same car...

     

    Ford used to have over 10 million ways to order their F150 pickup............and no one messed those up. 

    Porsche already gotten better, mostly one code will do the trick, as oppose to before where every part of the interior carries one code, and to do a complete stitching for the interior it might consists of 12 different codes and those are easy to miss. If one had wanted, they can have a full rainbow colour starting from the driver door across to the passenger door. 

    Compared to Ferrari, it's still not perfect, Ferrari got the customization down perfectly. No one ever mis-ordered a Ferrari. Every option is laid clear in front if one do it at the dealership computer. It was superbly easy to spend an obscene amount of money customizing a Ferrari and they wanted it that way. 

    Porsche, on the other hand, seems like they don't want our money. Like I am willing to pay for extra stitchings and leather and other stuff but most of the time, it's a nein from them. Weird bunch they are. 

     

     

     


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    Re: OFFICIAL: Cayman GT4 RS (2021)

    Whoopsy:
    Love at first sight, HAD to have one. Never a car I wanted so badly. Not even the 918. Main draw of the car is the inside the cabin air intake. Mid-engine chassis is the 2nd draw, engine 3rd. 

     

    You will not be disappointed with the inside air intake, if you like LOUD Smiley ( for long highway drives I use ear plugs) I love that I can play with the intake sound depending on throttle input. Don't forget to put your right hand on the carbon intake cover when you play with the throttle .... it is sensorial Smiley

    Your 2nd and 3rd draws make this car very lively compared to the planted GT3 

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: Cayman GT4 RS (2021)

    blueflame:
    W8MM:

    At least your car was built with PCCB, as ordered.

    Mine was switched from PCCB to iron rotors by someone with an employee code in Germany.  What a surprise on delivery!

    I'm working out a solution to the issue.
     

    That’s really sad…can I spot yellow belts?  If there is no yellow stitching inside, just change the belts to red ones.

    Alternative, would go for black brake calipers.

    The car will give you big fun, even with steel brakes.kiss

    Blueflame

    The steel brakes on the GT4 RS are very powerful (same ones as 992 GT3)  More so then the ones on the 991.2 GT3 RS.

    Unless it is for the look, or for the weight saving ( which I don't think is very much as the PCCB are so big now) , the steels will not disappoint . 


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    Whoopsy:
    spudgun:

    Surprised to hear so many delivery mishaps in one thread. Very Porsche unlike, no?

     

    We have been talking about Porsche is messed up for a while now. Not really surprised. 

     

    I received my GT4 RS with an extra 6 point harness on the passenger seat. Never ordered that one. It was a nice surprise.

     


     
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