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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: 991.2 GT3, DP says yes.... Reply with quote

He rang yesterday and offered me a build slot, so deposit paid and spec/paperwork signed and delivery circa september. Drive thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations you lucky boy Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woohoo, nice one.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats.

Please spec a proper track car - clubsport, fixed buckets, manual (for my preference), lots of leather and carbon (for my preference), ceramics (for my preference), bright colour or white (for my preference)

Naturally the 'my preference' bits are not essential, but means that if I need to buy on the used market in the future they wont all be in 911 GTS+ road spec!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic news!

Talk us through your spec!

I'd be going R spec I think

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kryton

Congrats! I'm not jealous in the slightest!

Do you mind me asking 'how special you are to the dealer'? In all seriousness I'm just wondering what criteria they are using here.

I've put a letter of intent in. Got the decline off one and still waiting on the other dealer but expecting a no.....



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done!!!

Please post your spec.

Have you decided PDK or Manual?

Is manual on the table? I read this was only going to be available later on in the year?

I have had 3 knockbacks now...so I am officially down and out!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerbyJim wrote:
Do you mind me asking 'how special you are to the dealer'? In all seriousness I'm just wondering what criteria they are using here.


Criteria as follow: -

Blood descendant from Ferdinand Porsche or other German Royalty
Race driving Legend
Hollywood A,B or C lister
17-21-year-old "You Tuber" with selfie stick and 2M subscribers
Any celebrity who is current and has plenty of notoriety

Then we have...

Porsche customers with mid-cycle spend of 500K+
GT3 RS, R drivers (included in the above)

Not sure which one Kryton fits into?? However, with a tag like Kryton I'm guessing Germanic Royalty?
 
  
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Kryton
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LaSource wrote:
Congrats.

Please spec a proper track car - clubsport, fixed buckets, manual (for my preference), lots of leather and carbon (for my preference), ceramics (for my preference), bright colour or white (for my preference)

Naturally the 'my preference' bits are not essential, but means that if I need to buy on the used market in the future they wont all be in 911 GTS+ road spec!

Smile


Spec

GT silver
Leather interior plus contrast stitching in red
Bi-Zenon lights
Reversing camera
Privacy glass
Gloss black door handles
Exterior mirrors lower section painted gloss black
PDK
Axle lift
PCCB's
Chrono package
Wheels in Satin
Clubsport Package
Six point harness for passenger seat
Dimming mirrors/rain sensor
12-o'clock marking in red (s/wheel)
Sports Bucket seats
Seat heating
Guards red s/belts
Carbon interior
Digital radio.
Plus smaller bits and bobs
Total £20k

Anything that I should add in or take out?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kryton wrote:
LaSource wrote:
Congrats.

Please spec a proper track car - clubsport, fixed buckets, manual (for my preference), lots of leather and carbon (for my preference), ceramics (for my preference), bright colour or white (for my preference)

Naturally the 'my preference' bits are not essential, but means that if I need to buy on the used market in the future they wont all be in 911 GTS+ road spec!

Smile


Spec

GT silver
Leather interior plus contrast stitching in red
Bi-Zenon lights
Reversing camera
Privacy glass
Gloss black door handles
Exterior mirrors lower section painted gloss black
PDK
Axle lift
PCCB's
Chrono package
Wheels in Satin
Clubsport Package
Six point harness for passenger seat
Dimming mirrors/rain sensor
12-o'clock marking in red (s/wheel)
Sports Bucket seats
Seat heating
Guards red s/belts
Carbon interior
Digital radio.
Plus smaller bits and bobs
Total £20k

Anything that I should add in or take out?

Thanks


Aargh......no, no no !...it needs the manual transmission, you need that interaction !
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kryton, congrats.

Spec is very similar to my gen 1 CS, you'll love it.

For the small outlay I would add Bose too, we do sometimes listen to music so might as well add it.

Coming from a 996.2GT3 to 991.1 I'd keep the PDK, I love it. I have other manual cars though to get some kicks from.

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Kryton
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FredGT3 wrote:
Kryton, congrats.

Spec is very similar to my gen 1 CS, you'll love it.

For the small outlay I would add Bose too, we do sometimes listen to music so might as well add it.

Coming from a 996.2GT3 to 991.1 I'd keep the PDK, I love it. I have other manual cars though to get some kicks from.

Regards
Fred


Would only spec PDK (i'm lazy) I did wonder about Bose myself.

Having second thoughts about Zenons though Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kryton wrote:
FredGT3 wrote:
Kryton, congrats.

Spec is very similar to my gen 1 CS, you'll love it.

For the small outlay I would add Bose too, we do sometimes listen to music so might as well add it.

Coming from a 996.2GT3 to 991.1 I'd keep the PDK, I love it. I have other manual cars though to get some kicks from.

Regards
Fred


Would only spec PDK (i'm lazy) I did wonder about Bose myself.

Having second thoughts about Zenons though Confused


For the overall additional cost I'd upgrade the lights to LED's...they're superb.

Definitely do that rather than Bose...it's a GT3 it's a noisy version of a 911 which isn't the quietest road car in the world!

Of course if you want to tick both boxes why not?!

I have a terrible habit of box ticking (our Cayenne was rather expensive!) and even I wouldn't bother with Bose. I don't think it's that great anyway.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: 991.2 GT3, DP says yes.... Reply with quote

Kryton wrote:
He rang yesterday and offered me a build slot, so deposit paid and spec/paperwork signed and delivery circa september. Drive thumbsup


Oh nice one! You lucky, lucky fellow you!

I'm on the list for one with my OPC but I reckon I've more chance of a threesome with Liz Hurley and Lucy Pinder tbh.

Ah well, I guess I'll have to slum it in my 911 turbo this summer. Life's not too awful Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nick w wrote:

Aargh......no, no no !...it needs the manual transmission, you need that interaction !


We all kind of called this one long before the announcement though didn't we : even if manual were made available (which it now has) the profile of the typical customer that would get the UK allocations was always likely to be such that non-PDK cars were likely to be right up there with unicorn tears for rarity. They will be like the Clubsport situation - far more of the used market wants them than the proportion of the first owner market that specced the supply of cars... nooo
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Footnote - anyone else noticed that the configurator doesn't yet actually allow you to pick manual?

And that (for the first time) LHD markets that want the (LHD only) 90 litre fuel tank is now have to pay extra for it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The car




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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disco wrote:
nick w wrote:

Aargh......no, no no !...it needs the manual transmission, you need that interaction !


We all kind of called this one long before the announcement though didn't we : even if manual were made available (which it now has) the profile of the typical customer that would get the UK allocations was always likely to be such that non-PDK cars were likely to be right up there with unicorn tears for rarity. They will be like the Clubsport situation - far more of the used market wants them than the proportion of the first owner market that specced the supply of cars... nooo


Totally agree. That's my fear too. Me doing a track day a month makes me a whole lot less desirable than someone who bought 5 Panameras say (understandably from a commercial perspective). Hence the enthusiast spec will be the unicorn car.

Best of luck to the OP. It's his car which he should spec as he likes.
Personally not for me. I'd get a 991RS if I wanted PDK or a bargain 991.1 on the used market Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LaSource wrote:
Disco wrote:
nick w wrote:

Aargh......no, no no !...it needs the manual transmission, you need that interaction !


We all kind of called this one long before the announcement though didn't we : even if manual were made available (which it now has) the profile of the typical customer that would get the UK allocations was always likely to be such that non-PDK cars were likely to be right up there with unicorn tears for rarity. They will be like the Clubsport situation - far more of the used market wants them than the proportion of the first owner market that specced the supply of cars... nooo


Totally agree. That's my fear too. Me doing a track day a month makes me a whole lot less desirable than someone who bought 5 Panameras say (understandably from a commercial perspective). Hence the enthusiast spec will be the unicorn car.

Best of luck to the OP. It's his car which he should spec as he likes.
Personally not for me. I'd get a 991RS if I wanted PDK or a bargain 991.1 on the used market Smile


This ^^

If Porsche had let me buy one ( I didn't ask btw as i have no desire to play that rather odd knob measuring game with a car dealer) then i would tick the manual box before anything else.

On the road there really aint that much of a gap between a pdk GT3 and a pdk GTS. In fact for a road car i think the GTS would be a far better bet. For a track car, if you want to be the fastest Jonny out there then pdk all day long. If you want to get out of the car with a sense of achievement then you need a clutch and a pudding stirrer. Used market will crave the manual too. I still think the main reason Porsche advocate the pdk for GT cars is to mitigate warranty claims Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the "R Spec" will be as desirable as the track day spec

i.e.

PCCB's, Full Buckets, Manual

or

Cage, PDK, Steels, Buckets

They'll be the two most popular choices

Your spec of

PCCB's, Buckets, Cage, Manual

Will be uber rare I think as most people that do track days as much as you want Steel Brakes (because of cost) and PDK because it shines on track ?

If the deposit I was invited to place last week does turn into an allocation I'll be going "R Spec" though am tempted to go with the Cage because on 991.1 and 997.2 it makes such a huge difference to prices...although I think a lot of that is because non CS cars tend to have normal seats and I think the thing people really like/want are the Buckets. And when my kids are a bit older I might actually have the time to do some track days...if that does happen I'd swap the PCCB's for Steel discs.

I really am not intending to sell this car ever though...had no interest in buying a PDK car and think this could be the pinnacle of naturally aspirated manual gearbox 911's that I will ever be able to afford.
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