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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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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.

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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"!

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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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