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Old 03-29-2018, 11:48 PM
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So I promise I will take detailed interior photos tomorrow but on the subject of tint it’s like any other window also you are 99% holding the same glass in your hands right now, think about what we subject are phones to ever day and you will get an idea at the durability of gorilla glass
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Old 03-30-2018, 01:32 AM
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Some interesting articles and videos regarding Gorilla glass (from Corning's website):

http://www.corning.com/gorillaglass/...indshield.html

There was a comment about Gorilla glass being "quicker to defrost", but not sure why Porsche doesn't include a defroster with Lightweight glass option.
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Old 03-30-2018, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by vickytor View Post
There was a comment about Gorilla glass being "quicker to defrost", but not sure why Porsche doesn't include a defroster with Lightweight glass option.

If a rear defroster was included, I would have specced my T with the lightweight glass.
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:50 AM
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I broke down and ordered it with the lightweight glass despite being less practical.
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Rennolazine View Post
I broke down and ordered it with the lightweight glass despite being less practical.

There's no right or wrong. And the lightweight glass is a 'special' feature available on the T.
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:36 AM
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Bah. I could care less about fogged rear glass. Iíll open a window if need be.
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:30 AM
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I picked up my T two days ago, but have had limited driving time due to poor weather. Nonetheless, I really like it so far. My car has LWBs and rear seat delete with the lightweight glass. The sound is NICE. There is a swoosh that comes on under acceleration that is akin to the fan noise in my ‘86 Targa. The interior noise level is just right and I certainly would not want it any quieter. I will need more seat time before commenting on the numerous chassis/performance option settings.

As it happened I drove my 2014 base Cayman 6mt with X73 back to back with the new CT. Very different feel, especially the transmission. The clutch feel is night and day different, with the T being much lighter. I think someone here mentioned stalling their new car a couple times and the same thing happened to me. I prefer the heavy clutch in the Cayman, but will no doubt learn to live with the new CT clutch. The T shifter also needs to break in and hopefully will develop the more precision feel of the Cayman. The Cayman feels more old school and a lot less technologically loaded. This was surprising given the mere four year difference in model years. It’s the sum effect of SPASM, Appleplay, PSE and Sport Chrono, none of which the Cayman has.

SPASM vs X73 is another difference that likely will need more Seat time to get comfortable with the T. My Cayman with its analog suspension loads up smoothly when cornering, and gives a lot of confidence when pushing the car hard. But of course I also have a lot of driving time with the car, including many days on track. There’s a big difference in weight distribution with the T that I need to get used to. There’s also a lot more power available coming out of corners.
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:39 AM
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Thanks for sharing your first impressions. We look forward to hearing more, and seeing some pics!
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Thanks for the initial impressions!

Question: Did you get rear wheel steering? Curious how that impacts your impressions vs. the Cayman.
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Originally Posted by Wing Commander View Post



Racing Yellow?
Ha, yes indeed, youíre getting all the proper representation at the auto shows, WC!
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Drove down to NC last night and of course the BMW had engine issues while en route. At the dealership now waiting to get fixed but of course had to look for Ts in the neighborhood while here. Found this over-the-top bad boy (no affiliation w/ dealer):
https://leithporsche.com/inventory/n...Orange+1769953

I plan on driving by after Iím done here to see it. Crazy build but I kinda like it!
http://porschevin.com/car/WP0AA2A97JS106039/
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^^^ Sending my Dad to look at this car this weekend :-)
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Originally Posted by 911-TOUR View Post
^^^ Sending my Dad to look at this car this weekend :-)
Nice! Youíll potentially have two Ts in the family!
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Old 03-30-2018, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by k997 View Post
Drove down to NC last night and of course the BMW had engine issues while en route. At the dealership now waiting to get fixed but of course had to look for Ts in the neighborhood while here. Found this over-the-top bad boy (no affiliation w/ dealer):
https://leithporsche.com/inventory/n...Orange+1769953

I plan on driving by after Iím done here to see it. Crazy build but I kinda like it!
http://porschevin.com/car/WP0AA2A97JS106039/

Looks like they went all out on colors....Orange exterior, yellow brakes, red seat belts, black interior, yellow dials. Other than that it is a really nice configuration. First T that I see with a higher MSRP than mine... now I don't feel that bad.
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:01 PM
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Ha, yes indeed, youíre getting all the proper representation at the auto shows, WC!


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