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    SF Bay Area 997.2 PDK PCNA launch

    I attended this afternoon the SF Bay Area 997.2 PDK PCNA launch event held at Candlestick Park, south of SF. PCNA had a fairly long (about 1 mile) road-course-like autocross that was great to drive these cars. Each participant drove 5 cars (2 CS coupes, 1 CS cabrio, 1 Carrera coupe and 1 Cayman S manual).

    This experience reinforced my earlier test drive. These new engines are smooth, free-revving and powerful. The CS is clearly the big winner here. The PDK worked flawlessly. I drove mostly in 2nd but in one of the runs shifted quickly into 1st for a hairpin and back up to 2nd. In another run I finished slowly to the start line to try slow-creeping and stop-and-go, and found it seamless and jerk-free. The 3 CS had SC and I used launch control in all - it's an impressive launch, although I think that sort of a thing is a gimmick.

    Kudos to PCNA and Fletcher Jones Porsche for sponsoring this event.

    Re: SF Bay Area 997.2 PDK PCNA launch

    SF Bay Area 997.2 PDK PCNA launch
    #483208 - Fri Oct 17 2008 05:02 AM

    First question - How did you manage to post in the FUTURE. It's currently Thursday Oct 16th at 8:32 pm PST

    Second question - Where did you get the invite to this event !




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    ADias said:
    I attended this afternoon the SF Bay Area 997.2 PDK PCNA launch event held at Candlestick Park, south of SF. PCNA had a fairly long (about 1 mile) road-course-like autocross that was great to drive these cars. Each participant drove 5 cars (2 CS coupes, 1 CS cabrio, 1 Carrera coupe and 1 Cayman S manual).

    This experience reinforced my earlier test drive. These new engines are smooth, free-revving and powerful. The CS is clearly the big winner here. The PDK worked flawlessly. I drove mostly in 2nd but in one of the runs shifted quickly into 1st for a hairpin and back up to 2nd. In another run I finished slowly to the start line to try slow-creeping and stop-and-go, and found it seamless and jerk-free. The 3 CS had SC and I used launch control in all - it's an impressive launch, although I think that sort of a thing is a gimmick.

    Kudos to PCNA and Fletcher Jones Porsche for sponsoring this event.


    Old news in Chicago

    We had the launch two weeks ago. The dealers toss out the keys whenever you walk in. Kellogg's have a promotional deal - a free 997.2 in every box of Special K. What's the big deal???

    Re: SF Bay Area 997.2 PDK PCNA launch

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    John SF 2005 997 S said:
    SF Bay Area 997.2 PDK PCNA launch
    #483208 - Fri Oct 17 2008 05:02 AM

    First question - How did you manage to post in the FUTURE. It's currently Thursday Oct 16th at 8:32 pm PST



    Uh?! My post date shows the correct time in my browser...

    Quote:
    Second question - Where did you get the invite to this event ! PCNA and Fletcher Jones Porsche for sponsoring this event.





    Dealer invitation

    Re: Old news in Chicago

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    Le Chef said:
    We had the launch two weeks ago. The dealers toss out the keys whenever you walk in. Kellogg's have a promotional deal - a free 997.2 in every box of Special K. What's the big deal???



    I did that too. But these PCNA events are far more rewarding and offer a unique opportunity to test these cars. Each customer driver has in the car a Porsche Driving School instructor - and those guys are good.

    Re: SF Bay Area 997.2 PDK PCNA launch

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    John SF 2005 997 S said:
    SF Bay Area 997.2 PDK PCNA launch
    #483208 - Fri Oct 17 2008 05:02 AM

    First question - How did you manage to post in the FUTURE.



    Could it be that you don't have set the time offset in your settings?

    Re: SF Bay Area 997.2 PDK PCNA launch

    I don;t think PCNA Midwest has set proper track days up yet - our wonderful weather may well be the culprit. I have two friends who are instructors and I would have gotten the date by now if it was going to happen this year. Next Spring hopefully at Road America would be the best. Enjoy.

     
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