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Today, 09:31 AM
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Posted By wizee

Iím in Stuttgart right now, and just saw a...

Iím in Stuttgart right now, and just saw a freshly made 718 Spyder come out of the Zuffenhausen plant and get loaded onto a truck. I wonder if this is already a customer car of if itís for more...
Forum: GT4
Today, 05:06 AM
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Posted By wizee

It is a 718 after all. This is grouped under the...

It is a 718 after all. This is grouped under the 987/981 forum. Another option would be to move the GT4 forum out of 987/981 and make it standalone for 981 and 982 (718).
Forum: GT4
07-14-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By wizee

Iíve actually never driven any 911s, hydraulic or...

Iíve actually never driven any 911s, hydraulic or electric steering. My 987 has good road force and texture feedback, but itís not as precise as the 718 Caymans with PASM Iíve tried. I think its a...
07-14-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By wizee

The 987.1 is cheap, though they have a higher...

The 987.1 is cheap, though they have a higher risk for engine issues than the 987.2. If you get a 987.1 (2008), I suggest the base 2.7L model rather than the S 3.4L model. This is because the 3.4L...
Forum: GT4
07-14-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By wizee

EPS systems in general have less high frequency...

EPS systems in general have less high frequency feedback, though they vary greatly in quality.

Kia rental cars - those have truly lifeless steering, with no low or high frequency force feedback,...
Forum: GT4
07-14-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8,339
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Posted By wizee

AP said they needed the tall gearing to meet...

AP said they needed the tall gearing to
meet fuel efficiency average regulations, and the gearing also works well on tracks like the NŁrburgring.

For driving ďaround townĒ, you canít really have...
Forum: GT4
07-14-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,031
Posted By wizee

This review seems honest and reasonable, but is...

This review seems honest and reasonable, but is probably the most negative one Iíve read (short of the Top Gear one that didnít make sense to me and seemed contradictory). They liked the improved...
Forum: GT4
07-13-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,874
Posted By wizee

Hereís another 718 video. Deceptively titled, but...

Hereís another 718 video. Deceptively titled, but it does give some high quality clips of track driving:
https://youtu.be/SNrNJh_gAl4
Forum: GT4
07-13-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,874
Posted By wizee

The new car is probably quieter and more muffled...

The new car is probably quieter and more muffled than the old one, and the European models with particulate filters are probably worse sounding than North American models without. The car definitely...
Forum: GT4
07-13-2019, 07:10 PM
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Posted By wizee

Fun is very subjective, and there are many...

Fun is very subjective, and there are many objectively poor cars (at least by modern standards) that are a lot of fun (eg. original Ferrari Testarossa).

With that said, I think top end power and...
Forum: GT4
07-13-2019, 06:44 PM
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Posted By wizee

Here’s a little chart I made to help others. It’s...

Here’s a little chart I made to help others. It’s made from values I read off graphs, so it might be off by 1 or 2 NM, but I tried to be as precise and accurate as possible.
...
Forum: GT4
07-13-2019, 06:05 PM
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Posted By wizee

While itís true that the extra top end power and...

While itís true that the extra top end power and better aero will be of limited use on the street, the graph someone posted claiming lower torque than 981 throughout and less HP at the same torque is...
Forum: GT4
07-13-2019, 04:29 PM
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Posted By wizee

Oakville

Oakville
Forum: GT4
07-13-2019, 04:00 PM
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Posted By wizee

My dealer guaranteed me an allocation for a...

My dealer guaranteed me an allocation for a Spyder at MSRP today! I placed a deposit with them last year. $121k CAD ($93k USD), $124k CAD after the dealer fees ($95k USD). Hooray for Canada -...
Forum: GT4
07-12-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8,339
Views: 2,190,358
Posted By wizee

No doubt the 981 GT4 is a great car. I think the...

No doubt the 981 GT4 is a great car. I think the 982 GT4 (and Spyder that I want) are better by most measures, but I agree it might not be enough of a change to justify spending significantly more...
Forum: GT4
07-12-2019, 03:49 AM
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Posted By wizee

Spoken like a true 981 owner. The torque dips,...

Spoken like a true 981 owner. The torque dips, less downforce, rougher ride, understeer, less precise shifter, farting noises, and oddly shaped very red taillights prove my 981 is better. As a 987...
Forum: GT4
07-12-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8,339
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Posted By wizee

Not sure I agree with their own assessment based...

Not sure I agree with their own assessment based on their own comments. They said the car is 80 kg heavier when itís actually only 35 kg heavier (not understanding the change in reporting). They say...
Forum: GT4
07-12-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8,339
Views: 2,190,358
Posted By wizee

Not sure Agree with their own assessment based on...

Not sure Agree with their own assessment based on their own comments. They said the car is 80 kg heavier when itís actually only 35 kg heavier (not understanding the change in reporting). They say...
Forum: GT4
07-09-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8,339
Views: 2,190,358
Posted By wizee

https://christophorus.porsche.com/dam/jcr:2ca101b9...

https://christophorus.porsche.com/dam/jcr:2ca101b9-8e3d-4d0e-a12a-d5acf8d5a329/PAG-718-spyder-cayman-gt4-Fahrveranstaltung_V6.pdf
Forum: GT4
07-09-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8,339
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Posted By wizee

Thatís probably a typo. A Porsche marketing PDF...

Thatís probably a typo. A Porsche marketing PDF for the GT4 that I read today explicitly said 7:28 as the official ring time.
07-09-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 342,553
Posted By wizee

As shown in my screenshot from a YouTube video...

As shown in my screenshot from a YouTube video from The Wheel Network, it looks like the 718 Spyder front lip is indeed thinner than the GT4 in addition to protruding less. This is good news for...
07-07-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 342,553
Posted By wizee

Its good to know the Spyder front splitter...

Its good to know the Spyder front splitter protrudes less than the GT4. This helps ease some fears I had based on reading reports of the 981 GT4 scraping on everything, making driving around ordinary...
07-06-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 110,606
Posted By wizee

I know you hate Tesla, and I donít have any...

I know you hate Tesla, and I donít have any interest in buying one either, but I think thatís an unfair dismissal of what they achieved with the Model 3P. Itís the first production electric car with...
07-06-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 110,606
Posted By wizee

The 600 hp version should be much quicker than...

The 600 hp version should be much quicker than 3.5 seconds 0-60, itíll probably be under 3 seconds, as several reviewers have already hinted. The base Taycan priced comparably to a Model 3P might...
07-06-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 110,606
Posted By wizee

The Model 3P is a great performer for the money,...

The Model 3P is a great performer for the money, not only in 0-60 but also lap times when doing a lap or two around a shorter circuit.

With that said, saying it beats most 911s is stretching the...
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