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Old 05-01-2014, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Schmidts Cat View Post
What seats are those? They look like gt2?
Yes, they are the 'old' gt2-type 'sport bucket seats'. The latter are still available in ROW on both 981 and 991 since introduction of those new models! But not here as you well know.

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What is name of that interior (tan) color in the last picture ? Is it a current option in US ?
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Originally Posted by perretar View Post
What is name of that interior (tan) color in the last picture ? Is it a current option in US ?
It's 'Umber', hombre! How quickly we forget. It was a 'Special Leather' offering like 'Agate' that cost approx. US$430 extra over base leather (e.g. 'Black'). It's not a current option any longer on the 991. It was dropped* and not replaced. I don't think 'Umber' was ever offered on the 981.

'Umber' never had much of a following. It was introduced as a Cayenne leather interior before it became available on the 991. The standout player 'brown/tan' color from the Cayenne interior selections was 'Espresso/Cognac'. Due to demand for that combo, PAG & 'Porsche Exclusive' eventually decided to offer that two tone combination on the 991 too. It is currently one of the most striking & notable leather interiors available on a Porsche!

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PS Don't know exactly when 'Umber' was dropped. Possibly for MY2014.

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Love this thread. It keeps getting better and better. Thanks to all who've posted, especially Eduardo for your beyond the call of duty detail!
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Here's a PTS Riviera Blue :

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Love that color!
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:32 PM
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Riviera Blue S or GTS?
says S on the side but the front and rear bumpers are "GTS style"

plus the bumpers are painted "exterior color"
that option is not available on the US configurator
maybe just an artist rendering?
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Originally Posted by JSF101 View Post
Riviera Blue S or GTS?
says S on the side but the front and rear bumpers are "GTS style"

plus the bumpers are painted "exterior color"
that option is not available on the US configurator
maybe just an artist rendering?
Artist's GTS but based on this custom 'Porsche Exclusive' Boxster S that I photographed at the factory last year!

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This Boxster turned our really nice... Agate Grey with a special 'Z Offer' Black/Carrera Red interior...

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Order number Individual equipment MSRP*
P93 Convenience Package $1,340
P9G Infotainment Package with BOSE« Surround Sound System $4,560
4V Convertible Top in Black $0
N0 Agate Grey Metallic $820
AZ Leather interior in Black $2,730
25081 Seat stitching deviating thread $820
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25101 Stitching of instrument cover (dashboard) deviating thread $360
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25103 Stitching of door trim deviating thread $450
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26831 Stitching of door pull handles deviating thread $450
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26851 Door stitching center panel deviating thread $450
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546 Supplemental safety roll-bar painted in Exterior color $730
603 Bi-Xenon headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System
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636 ParkAssist (front and rear) $990
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640 Sport Chrono Package in conjuction with PCM $2,710
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840 SportDesign steering wheel $560
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Originally Posted by lromanosky View Post
This Boxster turned our really nice... Agate Grey with a special 'Z Offer' Black/Carrera Red interior...
Bravo Lawrence! That is good design work!

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Nice one dude! Good job...
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Reading through the last few pages of this thread I noticed that the PTS option was only recently made available for the Cayman. Flipping around on the configurator I'm seeing that the custom color option is there for the standard Cayman and the 'S' but not for the GTS. Seems strange that options start to drop off when you go higher up the model list.

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I realize this is a project, but what is the ETA for section 5?

I ask because I requested a colored center stripe for the SportDesign Steering Wheel (leather or alcantara) for my Cayman GTS and I was told, "no can do" by Porsche Exclusive. This is despite the fact that Type 997 GTX cars had them. Granted, this could've been a result of my crappy salesman (my awesome original salesman left, argh!) dropping the ball as usual.
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Originally Posted by nh4 View Post
Reading through the last few pages of this thread I noticed that the PTS option was only recently made available for the Cayman. Flipping around on the configurator I'm seeing that the custom color option is there for the standard Cayman and the 'S' but not for the GTS. Seems strange that options start to drop off when you go higher up the model list.
Welcome to the peculiar world of Porsche options. We are in a league of our own. On our super special & expensive Boxster Spyders for MY2011 & 2012, we were limited to 7 exterior colors while the 'lesser' Boxsters had double that number of choices! If you dig deeper into the how PAG operates, you begin to understand their seemingly bizarre logic. It usually has to do with the special panels for a particular model (e.g. the unique rear humps for the Spyder or the unique front bumper for the 981 Cayman/Boxster GTS) that are supplied by an outside vendor and are painted 'in situ'. So PAG tries to simplify the process and not complicate matters too much for themselves or their suppliers. You have to be around a while to realize how sensitive PAG is to warranty issues like if customer complains that their PTS colored bumper on their vehicle doesn't match the rest of the car. This makes a company like Porsche less incline to allow PTS on certain models unless they can control the paint process totally (usually in-house).

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I realize this is a project, but what is the ETA for section 5?
Section 5? Can you explain what you are talking about?

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I ask because I requested a colored center stripe for the SportDesign Steering Wheel (leather or alcantara) for my Cayman GTS and I was told, "no can do" by Porsche Exclusive. This is despite the fact that Type 997 GTX cars had them.
Only the .1 and .2 997 gt3 RS models had the colored band at 12 o'clock ('yellow' on the 3.6 & 3.8, 'red' on the 4.0 LE). The regular .1 & .2 997 gt3's didn't come with the band. And neither does the current 991 gt3! If you want a steering wheel with a band for your Cayman GTS, you'll have to buy a .2 997 RS sport design wheel 'after-sale' via Suncoast or your dealer. Of the Porsche models I follow, the only ones expected with a colored band on their steering wheel from factory will be the upcoming MY2015 991 gt3 RS and the 918 Spyder.

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Photo #1 Cayman GTS
Photo #2 991 gt3
Photo #3 997 gt3 RS
Photo #4 997 gt3 RS 4.0 LE steering wheel

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