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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:40 pm    Post subject: Chris Harris's closing comment on Extra Gear re the 981 GTS Reply with quote

I'm sure you all saw this, but I've only just caught up:

He has just reviewed the Audi TT RS.

No, its not as good as the current Cayman - not even close.

But the car he'd actually buy would be the last of the previous generation Caymans - the GTS.

If it were ever needed, that's a proper endorsement worship
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, it was a follow up to the 718 review they did on the main show when he went to town on how the noise simply spoilt the car for him. No great surprise as he has already expressed his views of the new 4pot turbo engines.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are Porsche "doing an F1" in that respect?

Only a few weeks back, I drove a 718 Boxster (loaner from OPC). Truly excellent car. The gimmicky boost button on the steering wheel was a bit strange and would take a bit of getting used to.

I think if you were new to Porsche, you would be perfectly happy........but returning customers........the aural experience is a disappointment IMHO.

Changing the subject a little.... I have a Cayenne S Diesel loaner at the moment.
What a beast........must be as quick as an original Turbo.
Floor it and the front end lifts like an old American muscle car.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it wrong for me to take these critiques as praise also for my lowly 987.1 S?

Because I do anyways Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhodris-dad wrote:
Are Porsche "doing an F1" in that respect?

Only a few weeks back, I drove a 718 Boxster (loaner from OPC). Truly excellent car. The gimmicky boost button on the steering wheel was a bit strange and would take a bit of getting used to.

I think if you were new to Porsche, you would be perfectly happy........but returning customers........the aural experience is a disappointment IMHO.

Changing the subject a little.... I have a Cayenne S Diesel loaner at the moment.
What a beast........must be as quick as an original Turbo.
Floor it and the front end lifts like an old American muscle car.


I found the Cayenne S had massive turbo lag out of bends, very frustrating to drive IMHO. Hopefully the new model out later this year will be better but I prefer the Macan's
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly why I bought a fully loaded 981 Thumb
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