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Old 07-12-2019, 11:05 AM
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I thought that the new tires were suppose to be better? Those donít look sticky at all! They seem to want no contact with the pavement at all actually?

i think that the new GT4 would run 7min flat with decent tires. Easy mod!!!
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by hf1 View Post
Breaking news: A new Porsche model is the best one ever!!!
Shocker.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by groundhog View Post
From Automobile mag

"This time around, though, the actual gearing for both cars comes from the 911 GT3, a welcome improvement, as the Automobile staff was not thrilled with the gearing on the last generation GT4 because it was too tall for the power and torque. The new engineís power and torque increases and its wider torque spread make the gearing a nonissue, and the cars pull well at lower rpm. "

"Hats off to the Porsche engineers for doing a superb job on these carsí Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) calibration. We mentioned the dampers, but the springs, anti-roll bars, and ride height (1.2 inches lower than the last-gen GT4ís) are also unique."
I've just cancelled my subscription to Automobile.
These people are idiots.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by AlpineR View Post
My nomination for Best GT4 pic!

As long as itís not followed by another picture with the front struts punched through the chassis from having struck the curbing so hard
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by GrantG
As long as itís not followed by another picture with the front struts punched through the chassis from having struck the curbing so hard
I wonder if there are strut tower cracks now haha
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by AlpineR View Post
My nomination for Best GT4 pic!

Just can't unsee that ugly rear end.
The 987 is by far the best looking Cayman.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr.Bill View Post
Just can't unsee that ugly rear end.
The 987 is by far the best looking Cayman.
It is very "busy" indeed.
I think that had they left out the Porsche brake light that runs clear across the back, it would have looked a lot better.
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bk_911 View Post
I wonder if there are strut tower cracks now haha
I wanted to highlight this quote from the press release. I know the 718 appears to look the same but I bet
the metal composition is strengthened somehow. If Porsche altered the look of the part it would
admit fault on the 981.

"A lightweight spring-strut suspension, designed for extreme

loads, guides the front wheels with particularly fine precision

and provides the basis for highly agile steering response."
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by GrantG View Post
As long as itís not followed by another picture with the front struts punched through the chassis from having struck the curbing so hard
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by GrantG View Post
The auto start/stop feature requires the heavy starter.
How does auto start/stop work in other Porsche models? Does it come back on every time you start the car? Can it be coded out if so?
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by blackholescion View Post
How does auto start/stop work in other Porsche models? Does it come back on every time you start the car? Can it be coded out if so?
I think you have to press the button to defeat every time you start car.
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by blackholescion View Post
How does auto start/stop work in other Porsche models? Does it come back on every time you start the car? Can it be coded out if so?
In our 981 BGTS, you push the button once and it stays off.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Diablo Dude View Post
It is very "busy" indeed.
I think that had they left out the Porsche brake light that runs clear across the back, it would have looked a lot better.
Originally Posted by Dr.Bill View Post
Just can't unsee that ugly rear end.
The 987 is by far the best looking Cayman.
Agree. 987s were the best looking cayman/Boxster.

Hate the new rear on these cars, part of the reason I plan to skip the entire 992 generation !
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Drifting View Post
Agree. 987s were the best looking cayman/Boxster.

Hate the new rear on these cars, part of the reason I plan to skip the entire 992 generation !
I agree that they really f'd up the 718 rear end, but I think the 981 *** is the sexiest in the industry. The way that spoiler goes into the tail lights is pure art. Then they had to go and put P O R S C H E in the middle and breaks up all the lines. WTF.

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Old 07-12-2019, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by GeoJoe View Post
. . . . I think the 981 *** is the sexiest in the industry. The way that spoiler goes into the tail lights is pure art.
+1 Pure art, indeed!









I was trying to think of another car where the spoiler melted/blended into the rear lense and I couldn't come up with one. If anyone thinks of one, holler.
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