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    Re: Collected my GTS today

    Sign on the Cat & Fiddle road...

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    I guess quite a few bikers would answer that with a solid yes...


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    John H:

    As far as police presence goes.. there are no speed cameras on the Triangle.  There have been occasions when mobile traps have been sited on the A5 and I've seen a police car a few times driving anti-clockwise.  They're more interested in controlling bikers and mostly at week-ends.    

    Good to hear that ex-Chief Constable Brunstrom didn't leave any permanent after-effects. He seemed to be determined to get drivers out of their cars and into heroin cafés.


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      He did his best but, to be honest, although there are many camera warning signs in North Wales, I've yet to find an actual permanent camera site of any description..

     


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    Great pics, John.

    Roll on the summer months, well,  fingers crossed........


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    throt

    "I didn't do it"


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    Great report JohnSmiley Makes the wait for my GTS even more painful - only 2 months to goSmiley


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    John H:
    Joost - I'm afraid I will disappoint you by saying that I'm just a point & shoot person.  My camera is a humble Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 costing less than £200! - no special lenses and no filters.  If the results are good, I guess I just got lucky!  Perhaps the lack of exposure in bright sunshine was due to the car actually being quite dirty following the laps of "The Triangle"

     

    That's impressive John! I heard a lof of enthusiastic stories about the TZ10... guess they're true! :-)
    Really nice pics, and thanks for sharing.
     


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    @ Throt - many thanks Keith - let's just hope we haven't already had our summer..

    @ Gilmour - the wait will be worth it.. I promise you! 

    @ Joost - I think you may be right.. Panasonic Lumix are on a roll it seems.  My wife has a TZ5 and my son has a TZ8.  The whole range seem to be way above average for the price.  Mine (TZ10) even has HD AVCHD video, which I've yet to try as I'm happy with my Sony TG -3E Handycam for movies...

     

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    Waiting for my GTS. Dealer says mid June probable delivery. Wondering anybody else from this forum also from Toronto and got/getting the GTS. Mine is in GT Silver. Too many whites in most of the Canadian dealerships.


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    Congratulations Bitko - welcome to the club..

    Could you please post your full spec' - thanks..

     

     


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     John, here is the spec of my order:

    2012 911 Carrera GTS

    U2     GT Silver Metallic                              

    28     Black standard interior with Alcantara

    XXG    Clear glass tail lights                          

    640    Sport Chrono Package Plus                          

    680    BOSE® Surround Sound System                        

    267    Automatically dimming interior

    672    Extended navigation module                         

    XCZ    Sport shifter

    635    Rear park assist                                     

    603    Dynamic cornering lights                             

    P17    PASM sports chassis (- 20 mm)             

    Techart Type IV rear wing


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     Congrats! What I like best about the GTS are the clean lines, that's why I wouldn't choose and aftermarket wing. Also not a big fan of the clear glass tail lights. For the rest 


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    993Targa:

     Congrats! What I like best about the GTS are the clean lines, that's why I wouldn't choose and aftermarket wing. Also not a big fan of the clear glass tail lights. For the rest 


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    I'd agree - fantastic car, wise spec Smiley - except for the last item. Smiley


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    Hey Bitko,

    I like your spec (except for aftermarket wing   )

    Your 's will be almost like mine (except I have a cab with limited slip diff.).

    You're gonna LOVE this car!!!!!  

    p.s.  ...and the clear tail lights!

     

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     Congrats ! gorgeous spec, I really like the clear tail lights. I'm not going to bash the wing just yet, what does it look like? maybe a pic could change some opinions here. 


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    Bitko:

     John, here is the spec of my order:

    2012 911 Carrera GTS

    U2     GT Silver Metallic                              

    28     Black standard interior with Alcantara

    XXG    Clear glass tail lights                          

    640    Sport Chrono Package Plus                          

    680    BOSE® Surround Sound System                        

    267    Automatically dimming interior

    672    Extended navigation module                         

    XCZ    Sport shifter

    635    Rear park assist                                     

    603    Dynamic cornering lights                             

    P17    PASM sports chassis (- 20 mm)             

    Techart Type IV rear wing

    Thanks for posting Bitko...Smiley

    I'm not sure about the wing - a photo would be appreciated.

    Did you choose the RS Spyder wheels with centre locking?  If so the addition of TPM may be a good idea, for peace of mind, as changing tyres on these wheels is a job for the OPC.  TPM would indicate the presence of a slow puncture well in advance of visual or feel.

    Please consider deleting 'rear park assist' as the sensors seriously impair the appearance of a smooth, clean wide-body rear end.

    Did you try PDK before deciding on a stick manual shift?

    Just a couple of observations - I think, whatever, you will have one superb machine..Smiley

     

     

     

     


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     I googled it really quick and its not a bad looking wing at all. It's a personal taste of the owner. Even though I wouldn't spec it, it looks good on the 997.2, it'll probably look real good with the GTS shape and overall road presence. 

     

    2_43.jpg3_38.jpgtechart997wingiv4.jpgtype4_rear_wing.jpgTECHART 997.2 type 3 rear wing on car.jpgtechart997wingiv1.jpg


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    There are two version of the type iv wing, one with a flap (as the very top pic) and the one I have is without ( like the 3rd and 5th pic). It's suppose to give you the back of a GT2 RS

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     a friend from FMT (swiss Porsche specialist)  told me once you cannot just slam a spoiler on the back  of a car without considering the front for the overall balance - but then of course for normal speeds it might be ok and anyway only "for the looks". I love the clean look of the GTS and would not ad a aftermark wing on it....just my 2 cents.  - other than that congrats ! Fab car u won't regret the Alcantara interior - it looks stunning to me


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    Bitko:
     It's suppose to give you the back of a GT2 RS

     

    But it's not, it's a GTS. For me that is the main problem.


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    I'm not a friend of wings, especially when they aren't necessary.

    Which brings me to a pretty funny point: During my last trip to Miami, I saw several Porsche cars, Panamera, 911s...most of them had the wing raised at very low speeds and/or at the parking lot. Sorry but this is absolutely ridiculous. Especially the Panamera with the raised wing at the parking lot looked funny and even my son asked me "Daddy, why is the wing raised, he isn't driving?". 

    The GTS has such a clean design line, adding a wing would just destroy it. I saw a Porsche owned GTS Coupe with the Aerokit and it looked hideous in my opinion.


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    RC:

    Which brings me to a pretty funny point: During my last trip to Miami, I saw several Porsche cars, Panamera, 911s...most of them had the wing raised at very low speeds and/or at the parking lot. Sorry but this is absolutely ridiculous. Especially the Panamera with the raised wing at the parking lot looked funny and even my son asked me "Daddy, why is the wing raised, he isn't driving?".  

    So true, noticed this as well in the US. Here an example from another thread Smiley


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    A phallic symbol, perhaps

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9VsGjXkHeg&feature=related

     


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    Drive it, don't  "wing it"!! 


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     Sorry John, feel like I have robbed thread from you. Anyway, beauty is in the eye of beholder, and to each his opinion, nevertheless I appreciate all your comments. I didn't customise the 997S C2S.1 because it was leased, but now that I am buying this GTS, I want to customise to my own taste. Some like their women slim, I like mine with a booty, we all have our own taste I guess. 


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    John,

    ...just checking in...how's your ride these days?  Any news I can look forward to?  How many miles (Kms) on her now?

    I am just curious...how's your oil consumption?  I'm at 2,850 miles and just added my first 1/2 quart.  Not too bad, huh?   

    How many Kms before you are going to change your oil?

    Also, how's your exhaust note?  Has her growling changed since she was new? 

    Cheers!  

     


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    @ Bitko - no robbery - good idea to keep GTS news in as few threads as possible... appreciate your personal rationale. 

    @ Doug - Just coming up to 3500 miles.  My oil measurement is down by one bar but still haven't added any from new!  Don't intend to change the oil until the first service... as advised in the manual.  The exhaust note has deepened slightly, when starting from cold, but is still way quieter than my previous C2S with the mod.

    All in all, this is a fabulous car which I enjoy more and more every time I drive it....

     


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    @ Doug - Just coming up to 3500 miles.  My oil measurement is down by one bar but still haven't added any from new!  

     


    Interesting...perhaps the manual six speed contributes to a bit more oil consumption?  Smiley   ...or maybe it was the 110 (very "spirited") miles I put on her at the race track?  Smiley   ...probably more likely the reason I went down a 1/2 quart. 

    ....loving every mile I drive the GTS more than the mile before!  Smiley


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    Doug

    Really like your little ditty at the end of your postSmiley


     
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