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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    watt:

    GT4 faster than Yellow Peril 992?  Shockin"

    Mostly Cup tires vs street tires, but I always enjoy seeing a Manual lapping faster than PDK Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Grant:
    watt:

    GT4 faster than Yellow Peril 992?  Shockin"

    Mostly Cup tires vs street tires, but I always enjoy seeing a Manual lapping faster than PDK Smiley


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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

     

    Especially a pdk being shifted manually. 


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Ops, I did it again indecision Manliness is about to get sorted on this forum...


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:

    Ops, I did it again indecision Manliness is about to get sorted on this forum...

    You finally decided to get a GT3 Smiley as you can't fit a double stroller in that 911 of yours so why keep it Smiley


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:

    Ops, I did it again indecision Manliness is about to get sorted on this forum...

    SmileySmileySmiley


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:

    Ops, I did it again indecision Manliness is about to get sorted on this forum...

    Smiley I suppose congrats? 

    At least you can change your avatar, mine is "stuck" and I'm the Admin.  Smiley Smiley Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Nice. Well done. What options? Buckets? Sports pack?


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    d997h:
    bluelines:

    Ops, I did it again indecision Manliness is about to get sorted on this forum...

    SmileySmileySmiley
     

    Swiss news reports that the twins told him to get with the program and ditch this ICE junk; they approved the Taycan rear seats; the rest is history...... Smiley 


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Thank you all for the kind words and random insults indecision wink

    I got hold of a Racing Yellow 981 Cayman GT4. One of the last ones to roll off the production line. With bucket seats but otherwise basic spec. Although there were not too many options to select back in the day.

    Yes, I did consider the 718 too, but the muted sound and facelift design were not in favor. While the 718 GT4 does look more aggressive due to a more edgy and flat design, I do like the clean lines of the 981 better. The 718 has also got an excessive amount of black plastic exterior parts which I don’t find attractive. A matter of personal taste.

    The prices on the 981 GT4:s have held up very well and I don’t expect them to drop. More likely the opposite. There were only about 2500 built and it is surely one of the last back-to-basics, manual, non-particulate filter cars to own.

    Photos will follow once the car has been delivered kiss


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Yess good decision.


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Congrats! Is it new or used?

    Given covid-19 crisis is it a hyper-inflation hedge buy?

     


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Cool little car. Are you sure about that production number? Have the impression they churned out quite some more.

    Holding on to mine for the moment, but very tempted to switch to something older...


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    wantone:

    Congrats! Is it new or used?

    Given covid-19 crisis is it a hyper-inflation hedge buy?

    It is used. The model was introduced at the Geneva Autosalon in March 2015 and produced until the Porsche factory closed for holiday in August 2016. 

    I guess one could see it as a diversification of the investment portfolio, but this was not the intention. It is just for fun Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Congrats. Wonderfull car, but you'll have to change your handle to yellowllines :)


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    DuckieRS:

    Cool little car. Are you sure about that production number? Have the impression they churned out quite some more.

    Holding on to mine for the moment, but very tempted to switch to something older...

    No Smiley I keep seeing 2400 to 2500 as production number. It was never a limited car, only limited by production capacity, Yes, Porsche did increase production due to the unexpected demand, but I read that the subcontractors could not deliver enough parts.


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    congrats. Now, put some stripes on and it will look perfect !!!! SmileySmileySmiley

    Enjoy ! Smiley


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Congrats! Nice car in a nice color ..
    Not sure about the future value ... and Porsche made much more than 2.500 (about 6.000 units).
    BUT cars are made to drive them, not to make money. So enoy it ....


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    d997h:

    congrats. Now, put some stripes on and it will look perfect !!!! SmileySmileySmiley

    Enjoy ! Smiley

    Go-fast-stripes are included Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Nice blue, congrats! Looking forward to seeing some of your excellent photos of it in that wonderful Swiss landscape... When are you expecting delivery?


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    come on we want pictures and a review.


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Dane:

    Congrats! Nice car in a nice color ..
    Not sure about the future value ... and Porsche made much more than 2.500 (about 6.000 units).
    BUT cars are made to drive them, not to make money. So enoy it ....

    Thanks! Yes, I agree. Cars are made to be driven, but it is an added benefit if the ownership is not a financial disaster Smiley

    I think you are right with more units being produced. If it was as many as 6'000 I don't know. There were issues with subcontractors delivering all the parts.

    While I have not checked in other countries, the prices in Switzerland have held up extremely well. At introduction in 2015 the 981 GT4 was priced at CHF 104k. Adding options and subtracting the EUR bonus one ended up at ca. CHF 105k. The 17 cars now available on the Swiss market are 4-5 years later priced between CHF 90k - 100k (and yes, they are selling at those prices). There are some cheaper cars for CHF 80k with high km:s and some more expensive cars that have not even been run in. Weirdly the 981 GT4 supply in the market went down since the 718 GT4 was introduced.


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    No white color? You know what this means, right? I'm the fastest now. Smiley

    Congrats again. Smiley Saw a black 981 Cayman GT4 a short while ago, with PCCB, this car looked the bomb, amazing.


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:
    Dane:

    Congrats! Nice car in a nice color ..
    Not sure about the future value ... and Porsche made much more than 2.500 (about 6.000 units).
    BUT cars are made to drive them, not to make money. So enoy it ....

    Thanks! Yes, I agree. Cars are made to be driven, but it is an added benefit if the ownership is not a financial disaster Smiley

    I think you are right with more units being produced. If it was as many as 6'000 I don't know. There were issues with subcontractors delivering all the parts.

    While I have not checked in other countries, the prices in Switzerland have held up extremely well. At introduction in 2015 the 981 GT4 was priced at CHF 104k. Adding options and subtracting the EUR bonus one ended up at ca. CHF 105k. The 17 cars now available on the Swiss market are 4-5 years later priced between CHF 90k - 100k (and yes, they are selling at those prices). There are some cheaper cars for CHF 80k with high km:s and some more expensive cars that have not even been run in. Weirdly the 981 GT4 supply in the market went down since the 718 GT4 was introduced.

    Yes, and given that 981 GTS are very very rare, you had to take second best, which l understand ... looking forward to pics and speccs. Smiley Smiley


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Joost:

    Nice blue, congrats! Looking forward to seeing some of your excellent photos of it in that wonderful Swiss landscape... When are you expecting delivery?

    Thanks Joost! wink Hopefully next week.


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    bluelines:
    Joost:

    Nice blue, congrats! Looking forward to seeing some of your excellent photos of it in that wonderful Swiss landscape... When are you expecting delivery?

    Thanks Joost! wink Hopefully next week.

    Should be fun; we look forward to the movie, "Manliness, the Sequel", shot in (yellow-tinted) technicolour.... Smiley


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Congrats - sound is definetly so much better than a 911 from that generation - and that SPORT button smiley


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    BjoernB:

    Congrats - sound is definetly so much better than a 911 from that generation - and that SPORT button smiley

    I am really surprised about bluelines' decision, since he drove the 1.gen already and I thought that the "GT3-Killah" was a substantial upgrade to the 981 GT4 ... wait and see ... 


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    Great car! Congrats!


    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    d997h:
    BjoernB:

    Congrats - sound is definetly so much better than a 911 from that generation - and that SPORT button smiley

    I am really surprised about bluelines' decision, since he drove the 1.gen already and I thought that the "GT3-Killah" was a substantial upgrade to the 981 GT4 ... wait and see ... 

    The GTS is a really great car too! The all year round every day sports car. While I never managed to take it to a track, it did its fair share of "spirited driving" Smiley Very fast, very capable and very safe. For a turbo engine, smooth linear power delivery and nice sound in PSE Sport. Ticks all the boxes.

    There were two things driving the decision:

    1. I realised more and more that I was missing that manual stick and extra pedal Smiley Call me old fashioned, but there is something special with shifting gears and feeling the connection to the car.
    2. I used the GTS as daily driver, but since I got the S6 it became the new daily driver. Hence I did not need the GTS daily driver capabilities and could look for something more of a "fun" car.

    So, I also looked at 997.1/.2 GT3 RS and air cooled 993 Carrera S/4S, but adding it all together the first generation GT4 was the most appealing to me. It is a modern car with "older" car mechanical feel, but without substantial maintenance costs. You can extend the factory warranty for years to come and this also gives a peace of mind. 


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    Re: Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder -- Pistonheads review

    valid points - but not much beats the 997 RS experience


     
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