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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Bye bye 997.2 Turbo - Hello 991 Turbo S Reply with quote

Evening folks. After much deliberation, I have today placed a deposit on a 991, collecting in around 2 weeks. All being well and good.

The car isn't ready and I haven't seen nor test driven yet. But meets everything I could possibly want. This is being purchased through a OPC. And will be my 4th 911 over the years.

So subject to test driving the deal is done. I've only ever driven a 991 4s 2 years ago, for around 15 mins but remember enjoying the experience.

Has anyone gone from 997.2 Turbo to 991 Turbo S, any views or advice?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cannot offer much, but I can add my situation deciding.

It was a real dilemma for me whether to change my order from 911.2 C4S to the Turbo (not the S).
To summarise briefly, it was put to me that for the 20K extra over my build would basically be the cost for straight line speed only gain..
Of course there is a little more than that if you want to be pedantic and I do not want a row, but after considering all the facts, I accepted the advice was good for me.
The 20K was not an issue, but the gain I could not warrant or justify for the gain. I fail to see how I will be able to drive the CS4 anywhere near its potential, so I would have been buying the Designation. On UK roads too???
There's nothing wrong with that if its your own money.
I deliberated for a very long time and my personal conclusion was between 911.2 C4S and R8 V10. If I had of wanted to jump, that would have been my choice. Just going to enjoy what I am getting now, hope you do.
Choices eh?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Soon to be Bye bye 997.2 Turbo - Hello 991 Turbo S Reply with quote

Six speed wrote:
Has anyone gone from 997.2 Turbo to 991 Turbo S, any views or advice?

Thanks
David

Give me a chance Surprised I've only had it two days!

Saw one yesterday coming off the M1 at J5 /A41. A light grey colour, so much presence. Congrats, and enjoy. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Soon to be Bye bye 997.2 Turbo - Hello 991 Turbo S Reply with quote

pzero wrote:
Six speed wrote:
Has anyone gone from 997.2 Turbo to 991 Turbo S, any views or advice?

Thanks
David

Give me a chance Surprised I've only had it two days!

Saw one yesterday coming off the M1 at J5 /A41. A light grey colour, so much presence. Congrats, and enjoy. Thumb


What have you brought 2 days ago?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Itstony wrote:
I cannot offer much, but I can add my situation deciding.

It was a real dilemma for me whether to change my order from 911.2 C4S to the Turbo (not the S).
To summarise briefly, it was put to me that for the 20K extra over my build would basically be the cost for straight line speed only gain..
Of course there is a little more than that if you want to be pedantic and I do not want a row, but after considering all the facts, I accepted the advice was good for me.
The 20K was not an issue, but the gain I could not warrant or justify for the gain. I fail to see how I will be able to drive the CS4 anywhere near its potential, so I would have been buying the Designation. On UK roads too???
There's nothing wrong with that if its your own money.
I deliberated for a very long time and my personal conclusion was between 911.2 C4S and R8 V10. If I had of wanted to jump, that would have been my choice. Just going to enjoy what I am getting now, hope you do.
Choices eh?
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I can understand your train of thought and trust me I've been through very similar and built many many cars on the Porsche website.

The time I spec'd a 991.2 4 GTS, I was almost turbo money, the time I spec'd a turbo I was almost Turbo S money.. I'm sure we've all been down this road. Dreaming. I'm not very good when it comes to buying a new car as I want all the toys and that's big 💲💲
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Soon to be Bye bye 997.2 Turbo - Hello 991 Turbo S Reply with quote

Six speed wrote:
pzero wrote:
Six speed wrote:
Has anyone gone from 997.2 Turbo to 991 Turbo S, any views or advice?

Thanks
David

Give me a chance Surprised I've only had it two days!

Saw one yesterday coming off the M1 at J5 /A41. A light grey colour, so much presence. Congrats, and enjoy. Thumb


What have you brought 2 days ago?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Itstony wrote:
I deliberated for a very long time and my personal conclusion was between 911.2 C4S and R8 V10. If I had of wanted to jump, that would have been my choice. Just going to enjoy what I am getting now, hope you do.
Choices eh?
frustrated


I agree with this. Walked away from a staggering deal on a new R8 V10 Plus as it was going to make me drive quicker as speed is its main thing. Sounds obvious when you type the words, but it is always tempting to look at something just that bit quicker than what you have.

I could feel the R8 egging me on and it wouldn't have ended well. My C4S.1 is already too fast for the way I want to drive it on the roads. I seldom use its full abilities and if I do it is for a few seconds at best. I can imagine a Turbo or Turbo S being even harder to really enjoy. Especially if the comments I've read about them being a bit mute aurally are true.

Fine car, but I cant see myself going there. Only really looking as a GTS4.2 as I am lucky enough to be able to change every three years currently and life is short. In reality the C4S.1 is all the car I want and all the car I need!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In reply to both posts above, a mixture of my sentiments.

I'm sure we would all like a penny for every time we went through the configurator Floor

To fess up I will admit my preference was for the R8 V10 540BHP.
It made me tingle and its Wow factor was the best I have had. The only concern I had was it would draw too much attention in normal use.
The decision was made for me, Audi stopped supply LHD to the UK, so missed the boat.
As I was needing a LHD, I had to revert to Porsche 997.2 C4S as the 991 Turbo not in my basket, only personal preference/value, its a fine car.
So happens Porsche have now stopped supplying LHD. The conditions of ordering were much more stringent and you get tied in.
When the GTS was released I was gutted, but luckily had time to upgrade with the power kit, so at least get the larger Turbo's and 450BHP as per the GTS.
I have a super build with PDCC 4W Steering and bundles more.
The car has more than I need I agree, but who needs it in the UK? My plan is to do more Km in Europe anyway, so should be able to have more fun.
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As posted above, life is short and any of these cars will have more to offer than most people need, so in essence it does come down to what makes you feel good. Audi, Porsche, both superb German engineering.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today was the day Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that is stunning pal!

Very nice indeed. Lovely colour too!

I imagine the breaking in miles will be agony!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great day for you, have fun! Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's awesome, simply stunning!

Congrats and enjoy Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

worship stunning!! congrats!
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Stunning car , colour , spec ... great choice ... you only live once ....
Turbo S is a beast in all formats .... they just get better and better every time ....!!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning, what an upgrade! It's funny when the 991 came out I was convinced they were a step backwards in the looks department. Since seeing a few on the road they have a road presence like no other turbo before it.

They really are a beautiful thing.
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Great choice 👍
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