Discussion in 'Motors' started by Gibbo, Nov 19, 2012.
What's with the Matt paint though?
It's a race car not a road car.
They're still doing the same thing, nothing changed with that. I will 100% have a build slot, and very early, but now I'm not sure if I will take it. I'll await the full release of the regular roadgoing GT4, but this is looking like a tuned 3.8 that's in the current model.
Is this a sign that the next GT4 wont come with the 4 liter flat six?
Hard to imagine it will, given the previous GT4 CS shares an identical engine to the road going model.
It will be a tweaked version of the current engine I suspect. No way with they go GT3 power, Porsche just won't do that.
Got the 944 back today after getting the sills sorted. I was thinking of selling it but it just looks so cool I'm not sure I can part with it.
I think these and the 968 have aged well, still love quite fresh to my eyes.
that matt finish looks fantastic especially with the yellow, it actually looks better than gloss
Hel, was my new account i created when i couldnt get into this account...
However, being told Goodwood release, hopefully cars starting to be delivered August onwards.
Though with everything, until the actual car is here in the flesh... who can say. Excited anyway!!
Looks good though and for those who have been loooking at current GT4 values can certainly see those plummeting a little now that the next GT4 is also NA.
Hopefully the new car likes being revved out and the GPF doesnt muffle the sound too much. It's my only real 'fear' per say. Either way will be another massively capable car at its price point.
I wouldn’t be so sure actually. If this is simply a minor evolution, and is going to come with a price increase, I can’t see it making huge differences to the prior model prices.
Contemplating changing my Cayman S to this one: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201811182528999
Mine is essentially the same with slightly lower mileage but lacks PDK, Xenon with PDLS, and PASM. Are these things worth it?
I’d upgrade to a 981 myself. Can’t see the point for the options listed.
What’s the cost to change? I think @mikeh501 ’s suggestion of a 981 upgrade is correct. I would not “upgrade” to another 987 just for xenon headlights! Is your current car a facelift? Stick with what you’ve got until a 981 upgrade is feasible. The importance of options on Porsche sports cars is highly overblown if you actually plan to drive the thing!
Also, do you really want an automatic? Is your current car a manual?
Yup, manual 987.2. It's my daily so I was curious if PASM would help on the comfort side and Xenons when I'm driving at night. I'd need to enquire how much it would be but I actually got my own car from that dealership so I expect they'd value my car far less to make a profit... The ideal situation would be to get a 981 but they're still at least 10k+ on top of my car, for the 3.4L anyway.
PASM on my 997.2 just makes it feel like its driving on solid springs certainly doesn't make it comfortable, I rarely switch it on
PASM firms up the dampers. You could argue that the PASM “off” setting on a PASM car is softer than standard but it seems a bit silly to upgrade to adjustable dampers for it to be turned off as the difference will be tiny. I never have it switched on on my 997.1. The cost to change would be a suspension refresh I would think and there is much argument in 997 circles about upgraded DSC modules and doing away with Porsche standard settings anyway. An added danger with the higher mileage car is that it’s closer to needing a suspension refresh over your car which will add expense.
I don’t know if there’s a HID upgrade kit for the 987 but it’s be worth looking into rather than changing the whole car.
A manual 987.2 is a fine thing and I would hold tight in your situation.
That's along the lines of what I was thinking but as you say it's probably not worth it. Thanks for the advice, I'll keep hold of it for now. It would make more sense to spend the money on my own car than getting into something unknown.
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