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Old 03-17-2017, 09:36 PM   #31
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Thanks...yes it's an Agate Grey "S" with some added goodies
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:30 PM   #32
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I will be going to Atlanta next month, what do I sign up at PEC prior to set this up. I would love to properly try out GTS and Turbo S back to back to really feel the difference
You will select the cars when signing up. Pick the "Turbo / GT3" package. It is actually the Turbo S (which was a nice surprise). They did also have the non-S Turbo'd on the track, so a bit of luck might be needed, but they had quite a few of the Turbo S cars... My two friends and I had no issue getting these.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:16 PM   #33
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^^^Can you delete CLs on the Turbo S? I can't remember now.
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Old 03-18-2017, 08:10 AM   #34
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You will select the cars when signing up. Pick the "Turbo / GT3" package. It is actually the Turbo S (which was a nice surprise). They did also have the non-S Turbo'd on the track, so a bit of luck might be needed, but they had quite a few of the Turbo S cars... My two friends and I had no issue getting these.
Excellent - Thank You. Will be signing up for April.

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^^^Can you delete CLs on the Turbo S? I can't remember now.
Yes, CLs can be deleted in Turbo S and the GTS. It is in the configurator.
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:49 AM   #35
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For me, I find that I actually prefer the look and overall drive characteristics of the gts model than I do the turbo(S) model. A part of the problem is the Turbo S is so good, so fast and so capable that it kind of ruins the driving experience so to speak. The sound also really digs at me, because it almost never sounds like a sports car experience that I like (and I've now had 2, a 2012 Turbo S and a 2014 Turbo S). I find the GTS has this kind of strange appeal that lasts longer for me than the other variants, has all the amenities of the new Turbos if specced properly but has this somewhat more pure (even with the new turbos) than the other cars in the lineup if you don't want to bother with the whole GT deal (which I'm at the point where I really don't). Numbers wise, you'll lose more on a turbo S for sure, however with transparency my ordered GTS coupe is like 164k or something in that range...so that won't be the best either. Still prefer it for some reason.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:50 PM   #36
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The extra hp of the Turbo is nearly useless on the streets...
No no. This is totally untrue. With the Turbo you can:
- ruin your face
- give your father-in-law a heart attack with LC (seriously, there's a thread...)

and, most importantly

- run the OE Pirellis to slicks more-quickly so that you can buy Michelin's that much sooner.

With a GTS you'd be stuck with the Pirellis for thousands of miles more.

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Old 03-18-2017, 07:08 PM   #37
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Agree with visiting the PEC. I was undecided on GT3 vs Turbo S and the session was a huge realization of the obvious decision for my needs.

Frankly, I'd be really surprised if you didn't pick the Turbo S (vs GTS) - its intoxicatingly fast..
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:15 PM   #38
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Which is more fun? If I had an unlimited speed autobahn in my city, definitely the Turbo S, but I live in Toronto where they confiscate your car for going 50 km over the speed limit, so give me louder engine noise and sharp handling.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:26 AM   #39
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Turbo S all the way. I would think a well loaded GTS would approach the base Turbo, which is just a smidgen off the speed of the Turbo S.

If you get the Turbo S, you will never regret not getting the GTS. IMHO.
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:19 PM   #40
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No offense to other owners but a Turbo is a C4 GTS with power! Really, unless cost is a material consideration, the Turbo is the way to go. If you're worried about public reaction, don't. Most people will see either car as a 911 anyway. In fact, most can't tell the difference between a Cayman and a 911. And you can dial down any "in your face" aspect somewhat by color choice. If the S is too stratospheric in dollars, go for a nicely, but not over the top optioned Turbo, or get a used S. (Main reason for S is CLs and PCCBs, IMHO.) I respect people who say you can't use the extra power on the street, but I beg to differ. It's great not only for getting onto freeways, but for passing, and also terrific for backroad drives. I will bet you will see many a (turbo) C4 GTS owner later get a tune for their engine.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:51 AM   #41
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I will be going to Atlanta next month, what do I sign up at PEC prior to set this up. I would love to properly try out GTS and Turbo S back to back to really feel the difference
Go here. Click on Driving Experiences and make your selection.
https://www.porschedriving.com/porsc...center-atlanta
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:32 PM   #42
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and, most importantly

- run the OE Pirellis to slicks more-quickly so that you can buy Michelin's that much sooner.

With a GTS you'd be stuck with the Pirellis for thousands of miles more.

Ha, one would think. But the AWD of a Turbo works against you here. I got 7000 miles out of the rears of my last Turbo, and 7500 miles out of the rears of my GTS2. Pretty much a toss-up in the quest to rid myself of the Pirellis (although, to be fair, the Turbo came with Michelins.)
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:53 PM   #43
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Ha, one would think. But the AWD of a Turbo works against you here. I got 7000 miles out of the rears of my last Turbo, and 7500 miles out of the rears of my GTS2.
I'd give ya that if captainkirk (OP) wasn't looking for a GTS-4.

I have this mental picture now of Captain Kirk unable to decide between Orion Slave Girls.

Which one's the Turbo?
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:01 PM   #44
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I'll go with the one in the middle, with the big smile. All us Turbo drivers have one.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:08 PM   #45
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Oh man, you 991TT drivers have it easy. With the 997TT all we got was a slightly over-the-hill personal assistant; and with the 996TT we just got a blow-up doll.
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