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Kryton
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have tinted on my 991.2 Targa 4S and it looks good but I've not got that on my GT3 spec because I think the cage should be visible from the outside and not hidden?


Depends on whether you specced the cage for vanity or safety I guess! Question Grin!


It's a road car only and I do think the cage is part of the GT3 look.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

keeps the in car heat down a bit ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kryton wrote:
weejimmy wrote:
Kryton wrote:

I have tinted on my 991.2 Targa 4S and it looks good but I've not got that on my GT3 spec because I think the cage should be visible from the outside and not hidden?


Depends on whether you specced the cage for vanity or safety I guess! Question Grin!


It's a road car only and I do think the cage is part of the GT3 look.


I think most people spec it because it's the "must have" spec or at least has been to date.

Personally I think the must have is Bucket seats because so few "Comfort" spec cars come with Buckets that is the real reason for the pricing differential. I've seen a couple of pictures of 911 R's with the comfort seats or "sofas" as they call them on Rennlist which is a crime IMHO!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double post!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheib wrote:
Kryton wrote:
weejimmy wrote:
Kryton wrote:

I have tinted on my 991.2 Targa 4S and it looks good but I've not got that on my GT3 spec because I think the cage should be visible from the outside and not hidden?


Depends on whether you specced the cage for vanity or safety I guess! Question Grin!


It's a road car only and I do think the cage is part of the GT3 look.


I think most people spec it because it's the "must have" spec or at least has been to date.

Personally I think the must have is Bucket seats because so few "Comfort" spec cars come with Buckets that is the real reason for the pricing differential. I've seen a couple of pictures of 911 R's with the comfort seats or "sofas" as they call them on Rennlist which is a crime IMHO!


I think buckets are a must and yes "comfort" seats are a crime on this car


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my case, tinted windows are practical since they help to keep the interior heat down considerably on a hot day. The angle of the rear glass means it gets a very direct hit from the sun both driving and when parked. Imagine yourself trying to position a reflective sunscreen in the back (parking) on a blazing hot day, with fixed buckets and a cage. There is lots of sun where I live so an important consideration for me. I have also optioned the windscreen sun strip which I don't even think is an option in the UK is it?

Aesthetically, I am not super keen on them but nor am I particularly against them so the practical aspect swings it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing you don't live in Scotand or the West Coutnry then? Otherwise you would be after a rear wiper! Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm guessing you don't live in Scotand or the West Coutnry then? Otherwise you would be after a rear wiper! Grin


That would be a pretty safe bet ! Ex Scotland though so all too familiar with four seasons in a day... and no need for tinted windows !
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have also optioned the windscreen sun strip which I don't even think is an option in the UK is it?


Standard equipment (cannot be deleted even though it technically has an option code and cost, thus doesn't show on the configurator) on every UK spec 911 since at least the 996 as far as I am aware.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know some of the "inner sanctum" have bagged slots for these. However, anyone got an actual delivery date?

Is everyone holding out for a manual later this year or are some of you getting a PDK any day soon?

I am looking forward to seeing one on the road!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jotaking wrote:
I know some of the "inner sanctum" have bagged slots for these. However, anyone got an actual delivery date?

Is everyone holding out for a manual later this year or are some of you getting a PDK any day soon?

I am looking forward to seeing one on the road!


PDK for me + Sept 1st/ish delivery Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kryton wrote:
jotaking wrote:
I know some of the "inner sanctum" have bagged slots for these. However, anyone got an actual delivery date?

Is everyone holding out for a manual later this year or are some of you getting a PDK any day soon?

I am looking forward to seeing one on the road!


PDK for me + Sept 1st/ish delivery Smile


Manual for me but a rather 'we'll get back to you on the date'

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My dealer was unnecessarily hard work and quoted every man and his dog who all wanted this car if I didn't want it, even though none of them have bought a 911 before, when I asked.

I still can't believe how cheap this car is, as I would have thought they would have worked supply / demand on the price and wacked it up by £25k.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I still can't believe how cheap this car is, as I would have thought they would have worked supply / demand on the price and wacked it up by £25k.


They could definitely do themselves some favours by pricing it a bit higher...it would weed out some of the speculators leaving OPC's hopefully dealing with more genuine buyers. But it's clear that Porsche prie these cars as halo products and use it to drive customer loyalty and sales of cars lower in the range. I am sure there are plenty of wives that will be getting persuaded the next family wagon needs to be a Cayenne rather than an X5 or Merc ML.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I still can't believe how cheap this car is, as I would have thought they would have worked supply / demand on the price and wacked it up by £25k.


+1 far to cheap for what the car is
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

15 December confirmed. Gave up a September delivery to wait for the manual. Not in the U.K. though. Much cheaper in U.K. at current exchange rates and I tried for a lhd slot from U.K. OPC but no chance....
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spoke to my SE at OPC the other day. They are getting 6 but I've more chance of seeing Jesus than bagging a build slot.

Ah well, I'll have to keep slumming it in my turbo. It's faster anyway.... Bitter? Moi?
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any on the road in the UK yet?

I am not sure what I will see first?

A GT3 on the road or a GT3 for sale on PH for 180K+?

What do you think they will hit the used market at? Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jotaking wrote:
Are there any on the road in the UK yet?

I am not sure what I will see first?

A GT3 on the road or a GT3 for sale on PH for 180K+?

What do you think they will hit the used market at? Question


Deliveries to the UK won't happen till late summer/early autumn. The used car
market ?....the flipped ones will appear soon after, with a 50K premium !.
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Build slot for mine is December 17 (strange date). Really hard getting one as there is a strict criteria on who gets a GT3. You must have bought two or three GT's from a dealership before they would even consider giving you a slot.
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered mine out in Saudi Arabia (I work here) just like a normal car order. Unfortunately it will be a left hooker, but I can live with that as I've saved 20% on not paying VAT.

Apparently I'm number 7 in the country. Off to pay the deposit on Saturday and it should arrive mid October.

Probably blasphemy, but I didn't order it with buckets as my back finds them uncomfortable on long journeys (I travel across Europe quite often), plus I'm buying it as more of a tourer than an out and out track weapon.

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