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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    dreamcar:
    nberry:

    The Boxster is an excellent car but it suffers from an image problem.

    I couldn't care less about the car's perceived image or what anybody else thinks. I buy a car for my needs, not theirs.

    I wonder why customers are trading Aston Martin V8 Vantages and in one case a Ferrari California for the new Boxster?


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    Porsche 997 Carrera S PDK Aqua Blue / Black - Toyota Yaris D4D  "Clockwork Rat"

    Financial reasons? 


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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    bluelines:

    To be fair, then I would compare it to the 911 Carrera cabriolet which is GBP 79.9 rather than the coupe. The Boxster comes with a foldable soft-top as standard, the 911 not.

    The price difference between the 911 and the Boxster is both genius and ridiculous at the same time. A majority of the components are shared between the cars, including the engine and the gearbox. It does not cost more to build a 991 than a 981.


    You´re right, that makes the difference even more outstanding. Guess Porsche does not have many possibilities since the Boxster still competes more with the Z4 or SLK and therefore has to keep a somewhat humble pricetag, at least in standard spec. You are totally correct that the difference becomes even more outrageous if you compare the respective convertible model with it.

    The 991, apart from its different classification, seems to be significantly more expensive if one chooses the attractive options on it. Have to agree with Fritz though that it is a very clever marketing and business move on Porsche´s side...


    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    Ferdie:
    What they do mention though that the rigidity of the Boxster does not necessarily leave any need for improvement.

    I would agree with that based on personal experience. The lower centre of gravity should reduce body roll too.


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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    Ferdie:
    Guess Porsche does not have many possibilities since the Boxster still competes more with the Z4 or SLK and therefore has to keep a somewhat humble pricetag...

    I think you are spot on with that assessment.

    The price difference is probably set by the market segment rather than Porsche's marketing department. The 911 has always had a sportscar premium and that explains the big difference, even if the 911 and Boxster models are very similar today.


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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    REALZEUS:

    Preferences mate. I have had al fresko motoring from E-Type Jags to the Commander post of our MBTs. Good for the sheer fun but when you are really gunning for it, I prefer a closed cockpit.  Smiley


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    Absolutely, one man's meat is another's poison and all that. But as I buy a sports car for fun open top is great, to be fair I enjoy the fixed head coupe refinement of our 997, it's nothing like as claustrophobic as the Cayman was and comfort is in a different league, as is performance, together with that wonderful 911 bark from the exhausts. For us the Cayman was a big mistake, the 997S is a thousand times better. 

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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    Ferdie:

    I guess any motorcycle rider would laugh about the concerns we have here. Smiley

     

     
    Or SUV drivers for that matter Smiley ( stunt starts at 1:03 )
     
     
     
    I am not aware of any similar stunt with an open sportscar on the Nordschleife (low center of gravity etc...) though I spotted the wreck of a HondaS 2000 after rolling over a week ago in the Eifel (accident happened on public road though). The car looked very bad with "folded" windscreen, bent roll over bars and still driver and passenger walked away with minor bruises.
     
     
     

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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    We started with a Nissan product, but this thread has picked up some steam! Quite interesting. Thanks.  wink


    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    REALZEUS:
    dreamcar:
    nberry:

    The Boxster is an excellent car but it suffers from an image problem.

    I couldn't care less about the car's perceived image or what anybody else thinks. I buy a car for my needs, not theirs.

    I wonder why customers are trading Aston Martin V8 Vantages and in one case a Ferrari California for the new Boxster?


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    Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. - Albert Einstein

    Porsche 997 Carrera S PDK Aqua Blue / Black - Toyota Yaris D4D  "Clockwork Rat"

    Financial reasons? 

    Might just be because 981 Boxster S is the best real world sports car out there right now.....smiley


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    Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. - Albert Einstein

    Porsche 997 Carrera S PDK Aqua Blue / Black - Toyota Yaris D4D  "Clockwork Rat"


    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    dreamcar:
    nberry:

    The Boxster is an excellent car but it suffers from an image problem.

    I couldn't care less about the car's perceived image or what anybody else thinks. I buy a car for my needs, not theirs.

    Smiley +1

    True car lovers don't buy cars for conspicuous consumption but for their own pleasure and satisfaction.

    The Boxster is a top car in terms of performance and handling and very affordable to purchase and maintain. Its real world ground covering abilty is more than enough for 95% of the drivers at 99% of the time.

    The Cayman is a very good coupe but I don't like the fact that it can get very noisy and  boomy inside compared to the Boxster. It feels also more cramped although I believe the dimensions don't differ. The price difference is negligible as is the added HP, compared to the Boxster.


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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    reginos:
     

    The Cayman is a very good coupe but I don't like the fact that it can get very noisy and  boomy inside compared to the Boxster. 

    perhaps the 981 Cayman will not have this 'feature'


    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    I hope they correct it. However, this is a consequence of the fact that the engine is "inside" the cabin because of the hatchback design. They should fit a vertical window (electrically moving) separating the cabin from the luggage area.


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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    reginos:

    I hope they correct it. However, this is a consequence of the fact that the engine is "inside" the cabin because of the hatchback design. They should fit a vertical window (electrically moving) separating the cabin from the luggage area.

     In roof up mode, Boxster also has engine "inside" the cabin ..


    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    In the Boxster part of the engine is outside the cabin under the clamp. Besides, I think that the soft top absorbs some of the noise. The large hatchback of the Cayman acts as a kind of bell-chamber.

     


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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    The 996 used to suffer from this booming also - 997 doesn't. (although I assumed that was partly due to PASM)


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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    bridggar:

    The 996 used to suffer from this booming also - 997 doesn't. (although I assumed that was partly due to PASM)

    PASM 


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    Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. - Albert Einstein

    Porsche 997 Carrera S PDK Aqua Blue / Black - Toyota Yaris D4D  "Clockwork Rat"


    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    Yes - the boom I used to tire of was suspension rebound on rubbish roads (my 996C4S was lowered 10mm I think) to the point where I would avoid using it some days to avoid a headache! (a bit like having the sunroof open without the window being ajar) It's almost completely absent in the 997 - except when using sport mode.


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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    bridggar:

    Yes - the boom I used to tire of was suspension rebound on rubbish roads (my 996C4S was lowered 10mm I think) to the point where I would avoid using it some days to avoid a headache! (a bit like having the sunroof open without the window being ajar) It's almost completely absent in the 997 - except when using sport mode.

    Are you saying it was lowered 10mm after delivery from the factory? Smiley

    If so, then surely it wouldn't be possible to make the blanket statement relating to booming noises in 996s generally that your previous post implied, because the car was no longer stock? Smiley


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    fritz


    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    bridggar:

    Yes - the boom I used to tire of was suspension rebound on rubbish roads (my 996C4S was lowered 10mm I think) to the point where I would avoid using it some days to avoid a headache! (a bit like having the sunroof open without the window being ajar) It's almost completely absent in the 997 - except when using sport mode.

    Well I learned something new, mistakenly I thought PASM was first introduced with 987/ 997


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    Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. - Albert Einstein

    Porsche 997 Carrera S PDK Aqua Blue / Black - Toyota Yaris D4D  "Clockwork Rat"


    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    fritz:

    bridggar:


    Yes - the boom I used to tire of was suspension rebound on rubbish roads (my 996C4S was lowered 10mm I think) to the point where I would avoid using it some days to avoid a headache! (a bit like having the sunroof open without the window being ajar) It's almost completely absent in the 997 - except when using sport mode.




    Are you saying it was lowered 10mm after delivery from the factory? Smiley



    If so, then surely it wouldn't be possible to make the blanket statement relating to booming noises in 996s generally that your previous post implied, because the car was no longer stock? Smiley






    I thnk he was refering to the 996C4S being 10mm "lower" than the standard 996Carrera since ir had the Turbo's suspension
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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    Carlos from Spain:
    fritz:

    bridggar:


    Yes - the boom I used to tire of was suspension rebound on rubbish roads (my 996C4S was lowered 10mm I think) to the point where I would avoid using it some days to avoid a headache! (a bit like having the sunroof open without the window being ajar) It's almost completely absent in the 997 - except when using sport mode.



    Are you saying it was lowered 10mm after delivery from the factory? Smiley



    If so, then surely it wouldn't be possible to make the blanket statement relating to booming noises in 996s generally that your previous post implied, because the car was no longer stock? Smiley


     

    I thnk he was refering to the 996C4S being 10mm "lower" than the standard 996Carrera since ir had the Turbo's suspension

    I thought that too, which is why I asked for confirmation. The wording "my 996C4S was lowered 10mm I think" could be understood both ways and whilst I don't remember ever driving a C4S I also don't remember any notable booming from the rear axle of a 996 Turbo, for example.   Smiley


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    fritz


    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    Me neither, and I had a 996C4 with the M030 -10mm suspension kit.


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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    It was standard C4S (which had 10mm lower sport suspension than standard car in UK).


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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    Back to topic smiley

    Just 6.000 GTRs in 4 years...

    I just found out that Audi made just 20.000 R8 in 6 years:

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audi_R8

    Also, not very much compared to the 911.

    Auto-Bild wrote last week - that the sales of the R8 in Germany are very low, despite all the new versions.

    Blueflame


    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    Nissan GT-R successor confirmed for 2018

    Even though some sources indicated a while ago that there won’t be a next-gen GT-R, Edmunds has obtained some precious info after a visit to Nissan’s R&D center in Atsugi, saying that a new GT-R is due in 2018.

    http://www.insideline.com/nissan/gt-r/next-generation-nissan-gt-r-on-track-for-2018.html


    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    That should keep Porsche on its toes and will feel threatened by the GTR and its ring time indecision


    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    BiTurbo:

    That should keep Porsche on its toes and will feel threatened by the GTR and its ring time indecision

    Now Porsche knows that it has until 2017 to react. Smiley


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    Re: Only 6000 Nissan GTRs sold to date

    BiTurbo:

    That should keep Porsche on its toes and will feel threatened by the GTR and its ring time indecision

    Yes, I am sure they are shivering with fear in Zuffenhausen now Smiley


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