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911tom
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:20 am    Post subject: 911tom has ordered an new car :D Reply with quote

There has been a lot of talk on here recently for and against the 718. I have to confess, I have spent a fair bit of time in the 718 range. Other than the different engine noise. Which I completely agree is nothing like the flat 6 and never will be. It is a really sorted platform. The performance is very good out of the box and what 9e have got out of their test car so far has made it a car that will compete with a GT3 on track. So much so I have placed an order for a new GTS. Unfortunately change is inevitable and this is very much the air cooled vs water cooled debate all over again.

Now obviously the route I have taken with my 996 turbo is not something the majority would do but it suits me and my requirements. So actually for me a turbo charged mid engine cayman that could easily have 450hp with a map and a few minor bolt ons very much appeals to me. The older 981 N/A does not have the option for this and because of what I am used to in terms of power on tap it is just not enough. I appreciate this is an unpopular opinion and I am the minority but for me the new car works. I do however sincerely hope the next GT4 has a proper N/A engine again but it needs 400hp+ and 8k rpm+.

It's 12 years since I last purchased a new car and that was a 1.6l suzuki swift sport when I was 19. So I think part of my decision is that I fancy the experience of speccing a car and ordering to my specification. Now if I am doing something I try not to do things by half. So in ordering this car I started off with an S in mind. This quickly changed to a GTS. I did not want any regrets so ended up ticking a lot of boxes;

- Carmine Red

- Alcantara® Package GTS in conjunction with GTS interior package in Carmine Red

- Bi-Xenon main headlights in black including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

- ParkAssist (rear)

- Electrically folding exterior mirrors

- Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

- Sports suspension (-20 mm) with PASM

- Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

- 20-inch Carrera S wheels

- GTS interior package

- Cruise control

- Automatically dimming mirrors with integrated rain sensor

- Light design package

- Heated multifunction steering wheel

- Sports Bucket Seats

- Two-zone automatic climate control

- Seat heating

- BOSE® surround sound-system

I should hopefully see it November / December and honestly can not wait
Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic car you have ordered , what colour wheels?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it 👌
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup great choice and spec . Would be a amazing daily driver. Look forward to seeing it. Are you keeping the 996T? thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom, , , totally awsome. CONGRATS, bet u cannot wait for delivery

Did you see the 9e development car on track,,,, it was seriously sorted
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

worship

Should have got it in Right Hand Drive though Embarassed
























Grin

Congrats

Please tell me you've still go the Atom though Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
worship

Should have got it in Right Hand Drive though Embarassed























Grin

Congrats

Please tell me you've still go the Atom though Thumb



HAHA! You are not the first to point that out! Hopefully it is only on the render. Yes sadly the atom is gone. Its been a lot of fun owning such a car for just over two years and I am fairly sure I'll have another one at some point but it is the end of one chapter and the start of another.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mangobay wrote:
Yup great choice and spec . Would be a amazing daily driver. Look forward to seeing it. Are you keeping the 996T? thumbsup


Very Happy Thank you! The 996 is staying for now. Unless someone offered me the right money for it then I might sell Question I will always need a 911 in my life though as much as I love the cayman platform it is not a 911.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tom, , , totally awsome. CONGRATS, bet u cannot wait for delivery

Did you see the 9e development car on track,,,, it was seriously sorted


Of course and discussed it with Ken! The question is how long do I need to wait before I devalue it and void the warranty Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome Tom! Am very jealous.

be great to see it at one of the Sunday morning meets - you will be able to use full throttle (unlike your 911 beast!)

Did you go to Silverstone OPC?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looks awesome Tom! Am very jealous.

be great to see it at one of the Sunday morning meets - you will be able to use full throttle (unlike your 911 beast!)

Did you go to Silverstone OPC?


Yes ordered through Siverstone. Although I've been too busy to go over there so far all dealings have been over the phone and email.

We need to get another date in the diary for September before the winter hits. Have you got your car back together now?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a sensible choice Tom.

We will shortly be releasing a full package for the car which will include 9e performance pack including Kline full exhaust/downpipe system, brake upgrade which we have been testing on track extensively, and suspension package.

There will be a feature on the car in the next months against a GT3 for comparison.

For the money, these cars are a serious track weapon (remember the video from Spa was stock brakes, stock geo and suspension) for a significant price when compared to GT3. It already is quicker than GT4.

You need a 1000 miles before you bring it to me Grin

We have close to 4000 development miles now on the car without a single issue.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still haven't gone over there, not sure if there is much to see at the dealers?

Definitely up for a Sept meet! Car is back together - Only driven it once since, as we had a long summer holiday. Need to get the alignment done before I do any serious driving.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Tom

If I let my The Wife loose on the configurator she'd have spec'd most of that leaving me to add the GTS bit and PCCBs.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car Tom , look forward to seeing it , yes need another Sunday morning blast Drive
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooooooooooooooh!!!

Good man!

You just had to do it, didn't you.....

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PS: that spec is pretty much exactly what I'd have chosen too.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks the absolute business, can't wait to hear about it when you get it.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks you guys! Honestly just so excited! Roll on collection day
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom, looks stunning, have to arrange a Sunday at the Towccester bike cafe when you get it. At least you won't be as cold as in the Atom last time I saw you Thumb
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