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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject: 991.2 Jet Black Metallic GTS Reply with quote

Hi All,

The 964 page know about this but I thought I’d share it for anyone else who may be interested in 991’s and apologies advance to my pals over there for the double post here.

Anyway t's a long story but one which happened quickly. Tuesday 6th November I was in the local OPC with the 964 giving her a service (and new door seals) before she goes into hibernation for winter.

Out of the blue I was asked if I would sell them my Macan Turbo PP. I had no intentions of changing at the moment but they said they would put together a really good deal if I would sell them the Turbo PP as it's "quite a rare car" and well spec'd.



That's when the problems started, we all there are no new Macan Turbos and they know first love has always been for 911's anyway. They also know my wife has a big 4WD and we have a Skoda Yeti for trips to the dump, so I possibly wouldn't need much pushing back into a sports car frustrated

The magic "GTS" was whispered. I've driven a few of these and you can believe all the hype about them being the sweet spot in the range, they are beautiful to drive and to live with. I grinned, nodded and was catapulted up the list for my favourite driving car. They wanted my car before the winter for obvious reasons. The already spec'd GTS to comes in "later this month".

I didn't need to think to hard, I paid the deposit and that was that wack
A manual would have been my pick and possibly rear wheel steering but that's about it. I like the stripped back interior of brushed black anodised aluminium trim with Alcantara. Black, on black, on black, an architects car, eh? Grin

You may have noticed they also took off the Alcantara steering wheel for a leather one. Alcantara steering wheels are designed to be used with driving gloves and OPC's like to spec cars for when they get them back, so it's a no no for them. No sweaty palms nooo Grin Apart from on GT3's, RS's etcetera which hardly matters.

I am considering putting on a carbon heated wheel again which would be the only concession to the carbon exterior mirrors. I'm still thinking about that one as it's not simply matter of paying the £360 or so from the spec. list.


The Spec sheet but before the observant of you start congratulating me on nailing such a low base price, it excludes VAT:









Wednesday 15th November:

Called in OPC to finalise the details, delivery is next Tuesday/Wednesday Surprised



Settled on a heated carbon wheel after some wangling Wink So the only carbon items are the wing mirrors and the steering wheel, to lift the interior a little. Also a Gen-3 ceramic based glass coat and winter boots to be added before delivery.

Here's a thing you don't see every day, a full set of The Legends Limited Series of GTS's honouring Derek Bell (blue), Nick Tandy (white) and of course Richard Attwood in his famous 917's red & white.



You can clearly see the pronounced rear spoiler of the new GTS. Interestingly all 3 drivers went for the AWD version and only Derek Bell plumbed for the manual box.

Friday 16th November:

A sneak preview for you while being PDI'd, please come in Wink



















I'm looking forward to seeing it on the deck as it's 30mm lower than the normal Carrera & 20mm lower than an S. The Sport Design rear duck above and the Sport Design side skirts painted in body colour should look really good when it's hunkered down on the road with the wide body.

If you think the Jet Black Metallic is looking a little dull Grin there's a ceramic coat to go on it yet Smile

Cheers for now,
Paul
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche porn! Congrats on the new car. Looks amazing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome, congrats Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darth Vaders 911 Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Paul,

I've posted on your 964 thread too, but that's certainly the way to do it....throw out a few hints to us that you were "thinking" about moving on the macan and Voila ! A new 911 GTS appears !

It looks absolutely stunning and very pleased to hear you are putting winter tyres on it so you can use it straight away.

I'm sorely tempted to be loitering around the OPC when you pick it up...maybe you should have an "official viewing" for us local 911UK boys, as you say cars and coffee.... Put me on the list....

I wish you the best of health to enjoy it for many years. Thumb

cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What an awful thing to happen, feel for you, hope it’s not too bad when you have pick it up, you never know you may be able to tolerate it Grin

PS. that slightly extended spoiler is a genius bit of design worship
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Thanks FZP & Seventy Seven thumbsup

Hi IMI A , Floor Thumb

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Hi John,

Quote:
I'm sorely tempted to be loitering around the OPC when you pick it up...maybe you should have an "official viewing" for us local 911UK boys, as you say cars and coffee.... Put me on the list....


You are most welcome, although I'm not sure if it's Tuesday or Wednesday, I'll have better idea tomorrow, I know JKeith would like to meet up too. I'll let you both know tomorrow.

I'm hoping that Greg sorts some winter boots out for me tomorrow.


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I wish you the best of health to enjoy it for many years.


What are you trying to say? Hand

Hi MJA911,


Quote:
What an awful thing to happen, feel for you, hope it’s not too bad when you have pick it up, you never know you may be able to tolerate it


I know, I'll just have to muddle bye Dont know

Quote:
PS. that slightly extended spoiler is a genius bit of design


It looks even better up.

I'll have some better photos soon.

Cheers for now,
Paul

bye
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst Squelch was test driving his new 997.1 GT3 today at Wilmslow, I popped along to have another look at it. Stunning car. They had a Vader spec 991.2 GTS4 Targa in the showroom. Good Lord it's gorgeous. Made me think of your car. You're getting a belter Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squelch is a very lucky chap, nice day for it too! Not that there is every anything else for a drive in a GT3 Grin

I like the "Vader spec" analogy from you guys Star Wars

Thank you mate, I can't quite believe it myself Grin

The Targas in Vader Black do look amazing, a chap at our local gym has one Thumb

Cheers,
Paul
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMI A wrote:
Darth Vaders 911 Very Happy




Needs a red light strip too Grin

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got 2 of 'em Grin Star Wars



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need a pic from the rear at night with the light sabre sorry light bar on! Well jell Envy
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi IMA I,

Did someone say light sabre? Grin







It's looking pretty good on the floor now, the polish has been stripped off ready for the ceramic coat which goes on tomorrow.







The carbon steering wheel is now on and the interior has been treated with protection so I couldn't sit in it today, If I had I'd probably have still been there now Grin







It looks like Wednesday is the day for collection, 2 more sleeps.

Cheers,
Paul Sleepy Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Paul. That light bar looks fantastic at night.

Enjoyed this vid today on these GTS models and some interesting insight on old vs new GTS from someone who owns both Wink


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Envy

Lucky, lucky man.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks stunning Paul as you know I'm a sucker for a Black car, the seats especially look really good with the mix of Alcantara and leather.
Hope it's a nice dry day whenever you collect it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liking that a lot Thumb there was an attwood one in the showroom in Perth and was also impressed with it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liking that a lot Thumb there was an attwood one in the showroom in Perth and was also impressed with it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMI A,

Thanks for that, enjoyed his enthusiasm.

jpsh120,

Thank you mate Wink


Thanks Nick Thumb

Hi Gaz,

They are great looking item, only 15 of each colour too!
Sad

Cheers for now,
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That is a stunning looking car and spec Thumb
 
  
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