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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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I was at OPC Glasgow yesturday ordering a new car and they did a handover of a GTS in orange next to me. It looked cool Thumb

I had not seen that seat option before but they had a 718 boxster in the showroom with them. Not sure I would have removed alacantra for them and they are a pricey option. What made you spec those ?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Jenzbullets. I got my current used 991.1 C2S from Silverstone and have a GTS on order with then for delivery early Sept subject to confirmation. I love the sport tex interior and if it wasnt a GTS I would have gone for it. I decided on getting the leather interior with alcantara which is the same cost as the sport tex, but keeps the alcantara GT wheel as default.

Looking forward to the review of it Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the sports-tex interior. IMO really lifts the cabin. Just wonder long-term how well it would wear compared to leather if you intended to keep your 991.2 for a significant amount of time...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
Not sure I would have removed alacantra for them and they are a pricey option. What made you spec those ?


So a couple of points on this one as I have been asked this alot.

Firstly my wife and I just don't really like Alcantara. I know lots do and I have had other cars that have had it but we really didn't want it in our GTS.

Additionally I feel that the base alcantara option is very dark. The dark silver stitching in my option adds a level of breakup to the sea of black.

Now considering the Alcantara/Leather upgrade is £2,400 that's again not adding anything other than alcantara which I didn't want.

Finally the "beautiful" option (full GTS Alcantara option) is £2,400 and then a forced £2,325 for the GTS Interior pack. You can't have one without the option. Considering I was working to a build price of £105k those options (that again contain alcantara) didn't work for me.

My choices then allowed me to add Guards Red instrument dials, blocked on some of the options above, add guards red seat belts, I added steering wheel case in leather with dark silver stitching as my wife always says thats a big chunk of black plastic otherwise.

I did lose GTS logo on the headrests so compensate I added Porsche emblem headrests and GTS Logo in leather on the centre console.

Make sense?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jenzbullets wrote:
jonttt wrote:
Not sure I would have removed alacantra for them and they are a pricey option. What made you spec those ?


So a couple of points on this one as I have been asked this alot.

Firstly my wife and I just don't really like Alcantara. I know lots do and I have had other cars that have had it but we really didn't want it in our GTS.

Additionally I feel that the base alcantara option is very dark. The dark silver stitching in my option adds a level of breakup to the sea of black.

Now considering the Alcantara/Leather upgrade is £2,400 that's again not adding anything other than alcantara which I didn't want.

Finally the "beautiful" option (full GTS Alcantara option) is £2,400 and then a forced £2,325 for the GTS Interior pack. You can't have one without the option. Considering I was working to a build price of £105k those options (that again contain alcantara) didn't work for me.

My choices then allowed me to add Guards Red instrument dials, blocked on some of the options above, add guards red seat belts, I added steering wheel case in leather with dark silver stitching as my wife always says thats a big chunk of black plastic otherwise.

I did lose GTS logo on the headrests so compensate I added Porsche emblem headrests and GTS Logo in leather on the centre console.

Make sense?


I like your reasoning for the sport tex and totally get it. The thing that led me to pick the leather with extended alcantara was I hated the plastic dash & door tops that comes as standard especially coming from C2S that had the leather dash effect. Expensive option I know and like you I couldn't bring myself to add another 2+k for the GTS interior package.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Conrats. Reply with quote

Looks lovely!
 
  
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Still looking for Insurance. Contacting new Porsche Insurance Services (Carbon Insurance Services) today resulted in some rude minion stating that they "aren't open for any new business and won't be launching taking on new business until late summer"!

Surprised

Hiscox via AIB looks best for me now. Anyone have any views on them?
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great.

Love those wheels...... And seats Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jenzbullets
Just wondering how you are getting on with your new car? Love to hear what you think of it!

My C2GTS is now locked and due at the OPC in mid to late July, I will hopefully take delivery in early August - getting really excited now!

I am wondering about getting a detailer to put a ceramic coat such as Gtechniq before I take delivery, but I don't know any detailers in the area (Chester OPC at Cheshire Oaks) as I live on the Isle of Man. Is it worth me asking the OPC - or better still does anyone here know a detailer they can recommend in that area?
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I've had mine for about 3.5 weeks now and am smiling from ear to ear.

I'm extremely happy with my spec, I haven't missed anything I feel was essential (remember I capped my budget at £105k).

It's incredibly fast and is glued to the road. In Sport mode it sounds terrific. Dropping off the accelerator makes the exhaust burble and gurgle that just makes you chuckle.

I'm very happy that I chose the options that I did. Leather interior (removing all Alcantara) might be controversial but I am very pleased. The Sport Tex seats are very comfortable and the interior is lovely. My Wife is taking a little time getting used to know brushed aluminium though.

The little Dial on the steering wheel is taking some getting used to. I keep looking down at the centre console to engage Sport mode!






Very pleased with Gtechnic, very pleased with my OPC Silverstone Service, just very pleased! Well apart from CarPlay which I find weak Floor

In other news as I was doing paperwork for GTS at OPC Wifey spotted a criminally low mileage Cayenne and swapped our Macan 2.0 for it Very Happy
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Just tear the aris out of getting used to it, its the best part in my opinion. i'm still impressed each time I take it out for tats thumbsup
I had the PK option so same BHP as the GTS and know exactly where you are coming from.
Power delivery is something else, not raw growling power, but its just there and never struggles to deliver and never ending. Hard to explain my experience.
Something I found, whatever speed you are driving in the Porsche, it feels like 20% more until you read it. This I like as the driving experience is nearer the speed limits. Thumb
 
  
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