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Old 11-26-2018, 01:27 AM
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That is a great spec. Congrats.
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Izzone View Post
Thank you

Am at 800 ish miles under 4K rpm..didn't realize Porsche changed it

Beautiful car, mine is black too

I also change out of cars often, I will not with this car. I can honestly say every car in my garage is a keeper
I believe the U.S. manual recommends a more conservative break-in period of 2000mi. I believe someone who did a Euro Delivery earlier this year posted the lower mileage break-in requirement from the documentation they received at pickup.

When I picked up in Leipzig, my instruction/delivery specialist verbally told me the 500km/<4500rpm and raise the rpms incrementally every 100kms.

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I have heard many reports regarding the full bucket seats. Where they comfortable??
Personally I found the seats to be very supportive and in a good way. I don't want to say comfortable because I think everyone has a different definition of comfortable. For example, some people like my wife would tell you an S-Class or Bentley seat is comfortable. But for me personally, I don't like those soft cushy seats. I want the seat to hug me and and I like a lot of shoulder support which this seat is amazing at.

I can make the side bolsters on my Macan 18 way tighter than the fixed side bolsters on these LWBS, but most road car seats don't have much shoulder support so I'm always moving around. The two points the seats really support you are the hips and shoulders.

The longest driving day was from Stuttgart to Dijon which was 6 hours and it was just fine. I did buy a Tempur Pedic lumbar pillow and also a Purple seat cushion for my wife since she gets back pain sitting for long periods of time. The first 2 days but she got used to the seat and threw behind her seat and didn't use it for the rest of the trip. Her only complaint was that the seat didn't recline when she wanted to nap.

If you're really on the fence, I feel like you need to sit in the LWBS for a while. Not just for 10 mins. I feel like the longer you sit in them, the more you'll get used to them. When I first sat in them, I kept thinking about what a pain it was to get in and out and not so much the seat. But you get the hang of it and you find your own routine whether it's foot first or supporting your weight with your hand holding the door sill.

My advise is that if you don't plan to do any weekend backroads or canyons, and are just driving the car around town, go for the 4 ways or 18 ways. But if you do any spirited driving, the LWBS seats are part of the GT3 experience and really hold you in on the turns.

Hope this helps
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Incredible spec and read, thank you for sharing!
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:07 AM
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Nice read.

My daily driver is a Leon Combi Cupra with all-wheel drive. Simply a Golf R with cheaper interior.
With 300 ps, it is quite fun and I think the chasis is more lively than a Golf. I drive my Touring and GT4 only in summer.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:23 AM
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Congrats. I think the acid green stitch looks perfect.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:44 AM
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Thanks for the seat input

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Originally Posted by gt3touring View Post
I believe the U.S. manual recommends a more conservative break-in period of 2000mi. I believe someone who did a Euro Delivery earlier this year posted the lower mileage break-in requirement from the documentation they received at pickup.

When I picked up in Leipzig, my instruction/delivery specialist verbally told me the 500km/<4500rpm and raise the rpms incrementally every 100kms.



Personally I found the seats to be very supportive and in a good way. I don't want to say comfortable because I think everyone has a different definition of comfortable. For example, some people like my wife would tell you an S-Class or Bentley seat is comfortable. But for me personally, I don't like those soft cushy seats. I want the seat to hug me and and I like a lot of shoulder support which this seat is amazing at.

I can make the side bolsters on my Macan 18 way tighter than the fixed side bolsters on these LWBS, but most road car seats don't have much shoulder support so I'm always moving around. The two points the seats really support you are the hips and shoulders.

The longest driving day was from Stuttgart to Dijon which was 6 hours and it was just fine. I did buy a Tempur Pedic lumbar pillow and also a Purple seat cushion for my wife since she gets back pain sitting for long periods of time. The first 2 days but she got used to the seat and threw behind her seat and didn't use it for the rest of the trip. Her only complaint was that the seat didn't recline when she wanted to nap.

If you're really on the fence, I feel like you need to sit in the LWBS for a while. Not just for 10 mins. I feel like the longer you sit in them, the more you'll get used to them. When I first sat in them, I kept thinking about what a pain it was to get in and out and not so much the seat. But you get the hang of it and you find your own routine whether it's foot first or supporting your weight with your hand holding the door sill.

My advise is that if you don't plan to do any weekend backroads or canyons, and are just driving the car around town, go for the 4 ways or 18 ways. But if you do any spirited driving, the LWBS seats are part of the GT3 experience and really hold you in on the turns.

Hope this helps
In my Touring's manual, it is also 4500 rpm for first 3500km. I got the car July 2018.
But a newer revision of that manual comes with GT3 RS and it says 7000 rpm for 1000km. I think we have posted that somewhere in this forum.

Regarding LWBs, I have them both in my GT4 and GT3T.
At the beginning it was not easy to adapt the position. But after adapting, I cannot drive inclined anymore. The LWBs position gives so much more control over the steering wheel, I love them.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:57 AM
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Black looks so damn good. Enjoy it!
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:23 AM
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Nice report! You scored well with that Touring, very nicely spec'd. The stitching options are worth it.

How was the remote drop-off in Nice? I should have done that instead I wasted a full day driving back from Provence to Stuttgart which means you spend most of the day driving across Switzerland with the their nanny state photo radar.

Also, what's the story with the Pink Pig GT3? Is that a customer car or what?
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:31 PM
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Wow, cars looks spectacular!

your journey (house of 1000 clocks,Black Forest, fog and all!) was very similar to our trip 2 weeks ago, except we did Zuffenhausen delivery, factory tour and museum.
i also wanted Swiss mountain passes into Italy, then Monte Carlo, but weather precluded it so we did Bavaria, Alsace, Austria and Czechia.
same meal at the ED as well!
i also put on 2600 kilometers.
it is in Emden now awaiting the ship across the Atlantic 😫


Congratulations🍻

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Old 11-26-2018, 12:39 PM
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Love the build and congrats. Anxiously waiting for mine to arrive in January.
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Old 11-26-2018, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by montoya View Post
Nice report! You scored well with that Touring, very nicely spec'd. The stitching options are worth it.

How was the remote drop-off in Nice? I should have done that instead I wasted a full day driving back from Provence to Stuttgart which means you spend most of the day driving across Switzerland with the their nanny state photo radar.

Also, what's the story with the Pink Pig GT3? Is that a customer car or what?
Thanks Montoya! I learned a lot from your ED journal and provided a lot of insight for my delivery date.

Drop off in Nice was great unlike Geneva which was a nightmare! The staff there is very friendly and it was easy to reach them by phone to make an appt. Forget emailing them, their email system is down for some reason and you get an auto reject reply. The whole drop off process took 10-15 minutes. The ladies there are all business, but the younger guy who works there was super friendly and took me to the back area where they store all the cars to see what they had. Lots of BMW ED returns, couple of Volvos and the same GT3 RS that picked up the same day as me in Leipzig. He also mentioned the truck only comes by once a week to pick up, so if anyone is concerned about how long their car sits there, you could probably ask ahead what day he's coming and plan ahead.

One tip for anyone dropping off, follow the bus terminal signs. The TT transport place is the same place where the Airport Bus picks up passengers. You feel like you're going the wrong way but the far right gate is always open, just drive through and you'll see a small house and the TT transport office there.

I was set on driving back to Stuttgart to avoid the 1300 euros drop off charge, but after calculating hotels and I think my wife had enough of my crazy driving. We decided to cough up the money and fly out of Nice. Great small airport, super easy.

I didn't ask about the pig livery but when I got home, I google'd and learned about it.
But the best part was the fanciful paintwork which let the 917/20 go down in Porsche history as the "Pink Pig", "Big Berta" or even "Truffle Hunter". Porsche designer Anatole Lapine decided in favour of the pink body colour and labelled each of the body parts according to the butcher-style cuts. Porsche caused a sensation at Le Mans 1971 with the Pink Pig. It was the fastest car during the pre-race qualification session, although it was totally untested. But during the main race, the 917/20 running in fifth position dropped out shortly before the end due to an accident.

Link here to learn more: Porsche Pig Livery
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Congratulations. Car looks great, as do the pics.
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:02 AM
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Looks majestic in black..and I’m not a black cars guy

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Old 11-27-2018, 10:32 AM
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THAT is how I would order a GT3 Touring! Love it and thanks for sharing.
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