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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:53 am    Post subject: 981 vs 981 s question with a twist Reply with quote

Coming from a V8 with Quattro, i'm not interested in traffic light grand prix's anymore. Especially since the roads in the UK are in such st shape.

I'm buying a Porsche because it's a Porsche.. it looks and feels nice to drive. As you've probably guessed I don't do track days either.

So the only issue in a 981 vs a 981 S is the sound. Is there much difference between the two? One being a bigger engine.

And extra question.. is PES worth it?? Seems like a gimmick.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that you mean PSE....

Personally, I think that it is worth it - you can burble around town or make it sound great on the twisty bits
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PSE is good, I wouldn't be without it. That said, you can always whack on an aftermarket exhaust if you want to change things up. Some, like the ones Topgear offer still have the switchable aspect.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having recently bought a 981 S I can say that whilst it sounds good standard, it sounds amazing with the PSE which I have just had fitted.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Boxster 981S is in the OPC today, having the roof seal fixed - they have given me a Boxster 718 GTS as a loaner for the day.

First impression are that it is a really nice bit of kit - I know the purists don't like the engine noise, but I just find it 'different' - bit more bassy than the PSE on the 981S. Goes really well, and there is very little turbo lag.

Also like the multi-function steering wheel, with everything to hand, although it seems a little slimmer than my wheel.
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