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Satch
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:58 am    Post subject: My New 997 C4s in Speed Yellow (From 991 to 997) Reply with quote

Hi all. Not really active on the forum too much, mainly I mainly look in the meets & events section. But I thought I would introduce my new speed yellow 997 C4s.

I bought it about 4 weeks ago, but only picked it up a few days ago and i'm absolutely thrilled to bits with it.

I had to sell my 991 (current model) as I needed to free up some cash for building work, however there was enough left in the kitty for this beaut.

It's a sport chrono with GT3 Aero kit, and 20" HRE black alloys. The original lobster claws also came with the sale, and they are also black.

I know a lot of people love the black wheels, but they have never been my thing so I have had a few quotes to get the sprayed back to silver, and i'd like to hear your thoughts on what you would do. for reference i have also shown a picture of the same car with the silver wheels.

My 991 was a PDK, and this 997 is a 6 speed manual. WHAT A DIFFERENCE.

I can confidently say that i love the 997 more than the 991. The 991 feels more of a saloon car when sitting inside, compared to the cabin of the 997.

The 997 is also more driver focused, but that could be just because the 991 was PDK.

Im not knocking the PDK, as it is a great system, but my itch wasnt really being scratched when I wanted to shift through gears on the b roads.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning mate worship

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely mate! I'm not usually a black wheel fan however I think it offers a nice contrast against the yellow.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking choice sir. Not surprised that you have bonded with the 997 so quickly Thumb and the yellow will put a smile on your face every time the garage door opens regardless of the weather...

Expect petrol stops to take longer as you will get lots of nice comments and strangers popping over for a look/chat.

Great option to have two sets of wheels. Make one silver and keep the others black and just swap em when up you feel like or make one set into winters?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats great in that colour!! and interesting your thoughts on the 991 v 997. I had an argument with my mate last night in the pub, he drives a pdk 991 4S i drive a tip 997 turbo he tried telling me all 991 are turbo I said so Porsche don't do a 991 turbo anymore, of course they do a turbo a turbo you cant pretend the new 991 with small twin turbo are full blown turbo. Rant over and back to topic Very Happy

I'm not a fan of black wheels either but it's totally a personal choice, looks great with either damn the 997 a great looking car!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car, congratulations. Personally I think the silver wheels look better, seem to give the car a lift.
 
  
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Matt Seabrook
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fantastic. I found the opposite experience going from a manual Turbo to a PDK Turbo. I preferred the PDK as it suited my style of driving these days. It just goes to show the Porsche has something for everybody thumbsup
 
  
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James M-S
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning looking car, great place to keep your left over cash!

Go silver dude.

Keep black lobsters for winter or eBay.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice car indeed!

If it was me I would ditch the wheels altogether and get some in grey. I'm not a fan of that style wheel or black wheels.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alastair,

Great looking car....a real head turner in that bold yellow...you'll have jkeith "billing and cooing" over it soon. I'm also not a fan of black wheels, I think the silver are better although a set of both would be great for mood (or weather) changes. Why not try some grey/silver turbo ones like mine on the 997 C4S.

Look forward to seeing it in the flesh at Lotherton..

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks Mighty Fine! - Im with boardingnath997 I'm not usually into Black alloys, but its all about the contrasts between wheels and/or interiors with the main body colour, any boy thats a good contrast Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speeeeeeed yellow grows more and more on me every time I see one.

Lovely

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man that 997 is looking good on SY ....

I think the car suits the colour and the wheels contrast perfectly with the SY ....
Leave it on the HRE' s and use the silvers as winter wheels get winter Sotozeros on them and enjoy the car in winter too .....

Enjoy as is ..!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice and i am not sure which wheels i like best - so probably means both colours work. C4S manual always the sweet spot and obviously the best choice Floor
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my vote is for the silver. love black wheels but feel they work better on blue/black/red cars than yellow
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alister,I think the new motor on black wheels looks the nuts mate,in my opinion It gives the car a stealth mean look,bit like a wasp.
Look forwards to seeing it in the flesh,are you going to any meets soon? One coming upon the 23rd somewhere,might see you there in the wasp!.....
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

997ant wrote:
Hi Alister,I think the new motor on black wheels looks the nuts mate,in my opinion It gives the car a stealth mean look,bit like a wasp.
Look forwards to seeing it in the flesh,are you going to any meets soon? One coming upon the 23rd somewhere,might see you there in the wasp!.....


Yeah I'll be at the Lotherton hall meet & convoy down there. Hope to get to more meets this summer. Also got the car in at the NE1 motor show this weekend if your heading up to see some motors.

Satch.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Satch wrote:
997ant wrote:
Hi Alister,I think the new motor on black wheels looks the nuts mate,in my opinion It gives the car a stealth mean look,bit like a wasp.
Look forwards to seeing it in the flesh,are you going to any meets soon? One coming upon the 23rd somewhere,might see you there in the wasp!.....


Yeah I'll be at the Lotherton hall meet & convoy down there. Hope to get to more meets this summer. Also got the car in at the NE1 motor show this weekend if your heading up to see some motors.

Satch.

Nice one,got graft on this weekend,but defo at Lotherton hall,so see you then mate.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning! Love Speed Yellow! I would personally stick with black wheels or anthracite grey IMO.

Great purchase, speed yellow C4S and Aero Kit thumbsup
Whats the spec? mileage etc?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, what a car. It definitely looks meaner on the black wheels and more refined on the silver.

Personally I'd stick with the black wheels, but G2's idea of using one set for winters and the other for summer would give you the best of both.

A beautiful car regardless of the wheels.
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