RE: Porsche Cayman GT4

RE: Porsche Cayman GT4

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thesmurfs

102 posts

63 months

Sunday 21st July 2019
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Wonder if they will solve the long gearing with PDK shame Porsche didn't listen as this was a criticism of the first car.

dunc_sx

1,328 posts

164 months

Sunday 21st July 2019
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Yeah easily best review of the car I've seen, well done smile

Greavett

2 posts

25 months

Sunday 21st July 2019
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Great review, with such long gear ratios and flat sounding engine on both models, surely this makes the flat four much more appealing in the standard 718 models.

unsprung

5,134 posts

91 months

Sunday 21st July 2019
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as Dan is apparently gifted at talking while driving, it could be great fun to see him operate in arduous conditions

say, in an 18-speed Peterbilt tractor trailer -- on the track -- nattering on and rowing the gears at full welly



playalistic

2,269 posts

131 months

Sunday 21st July 2019
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Great watch as always. Is it just me or are no ads showing for this video? I’d happily sit through a full ad if it means we get more of this caliber of content.

Terminator X

11,149 posts

171 months

Monday 22nd July 2019
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Hmmm, current Regs / GPF's seem to be killing off the enjoyment of modern performance cars. Not great times for drivers unfortunately.

TX.

PhantomPH

3,914 posts

192 months

Monday 22nd July 2019
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Terminator X said:
Hmmm, current Regs / GPF's seem to be killing off the enjoyment of modern performance cars. Not great times for drivers unfortunately.

TX.
Again, it depends how an individual defines their own 'enjoyment'. I do see your point tho, as I would actually choose a great engine noise over that last Nth of handling ability or outright speed. I am not a driving God and nor do I hit the track every day so I can't enjoy the things which apparently all PH members do, which is to push a car to it's limit on every drive. However, I can hear the engine every day at any speed...so it would be nice if that part of the experience was pleasurable...I certainly would experience it more often than those who claim to be put off by 'understeer on the limit'. biggrin

Imagine being lucky enough to be married to Kate Beckinsale and then finding out she hated physical contact of any sort. Yeah, she is still Kate Beckinsale and OMG, but your enjoyment would just have the edge taken off ever so slightly....

anonymous-user

21 months

Monday 22nd July 2019
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Enjoyable review and excellent video - great job Dan and crew. Nice to get proper input on handling and grip without spending the entire time going sideways. I love so much about that Spyder, and to me the roof is very cool and sets the car apart. I could live with the complicated process to raise and lower it but add to that the long gear ratios, the muted exhaust note and (imho) the oversized front bumper, and it's not the one for me. Still, this review has made me want to experience one in person before making any final decision. Job done.

wab172uk

1,918 posts

194 months

Monday 22nd July 2019
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thesmurfs said:
Wonder if they will solve the long gearing with PDK shame Porsche didn't listen as this was a criticism of the first car.
I'm assuming if they gave it short gearing, It'd be stuck to a GT3's bumper. Not good for the hierarchy of the cars. Longer gears slows it down.

Given the 911 is now more GT than sports car. Maybe the next gen Cayman will become the 997 911?

I nearly bought a first Gen GT4 a couple months back. Was also concerned about the overly long gearing and what effect the all new GT4 would have on first gen prices. Given the new car is no real step on, then I would think first gen prices will remain strong.

Maybe I should have bought?

ChrisW.

4,078 posts

222 months

Monday 22nd July 2019
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I wonder what Dan would make of my 981GT4 ??

I'm at the PCGB Donnington day in it, next week ...

RacerMike

2,927 posts

178 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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wab172uk said:
thesmurfs said:
Wonder if they will solve the long gearing with PDK shame Porsche didn't listen as this was a criticism of the first car.
I'm assuming if they gave it short gearing, It'd be stuck to a GT3's bumper. Not good for the hierarchy of the cars. Longer gears slows it down.

Given the 911 is now more GT than sports car. Maybe the next gen Cayman will become the 997 911?

I nearly bought a first Gen GT4 a couple months back. Was also concerned about the overly long gearing and what effect the all new GT4 would have on first gen prices. Given the new car is no real step on, then I would think first gen prices will remain strong.

Maybe I should have bought?
I saw/heard the PDK GT4 at the Ring the other month during Industry Pool, and the gearing is definitely shorter on the PDK. The straight at Brunchen needed a shift from what sounded like 3rd to 4th, whereas the manual stayed in one gear the whole time and was noticeably lower in it's revs.

nickfrog

14,685 posts

184 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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wab172uk said:
Maybe I should have bought?
It's not too late. Go for it!

boxsey

3,510 posts

177 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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nickfrog said:
wab172uk said:
Maybe I should have bought?
It's not too late. Go for it!
+1. Prices have softened a little over the last couple of months. No doubt fueled by the 718 version arriving. Some will say they will continue to soften and therefore you should wait. But remember that the longer you wait the older it gets, you miss out on driving it and you might even miss the boat. I missed the 996GT3 boat years ago...was offered one for £35K and turned it down. Doh! Bought my GT4 eighteen months ago and still loving it!

JAhmed

40 posts

56 months

Thursday 25th July 2019
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Great video.

Will be getting a 718 Spyder to replace my 6MT 981 Cayman GTS.

Plan to change the exhaust and the gearing, and keep the thing forever!

SidewaysSi

9,227 posts

201 months

Thursday 25th July 2019
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Is it me or did they come across as a bit boring?