RE: Litchfield Porsche Carrera 4 S (992) | Driven

RE: Litchfield Porsche Carrera 4 S (992) | Driven

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scottos

397 posts

71 months

Thursday 7th November
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Bet thats a great daily driver for your person with such means and would be right up my street if i was in such a position!

Im glad there are people out there taking these brand new and developing them for the seemingly none existent petrol heads (well none on Pistonheads apparently!) otherwise the world would be an even more dull place.

Max_Torque

14,290 posts

164 months

Thursday 7th November
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scottos said:
Bet thats a great daily driver for your person with such means and would be right up my street if i was in such a position!

Im glad there are people out there taking these brand new and developing them for the seemingly none existent petrol heads (well none on Pistonheads apparently!) otherwise the world would be an even more dull place.
I think the fact is a true "pistonhead" understands that the power of a car has nothing to do with how good, how fun, or how special it is to drive. As a Pistonhead, that means i'd rather have a 100bhp Caterham than a 500bhp 911........

wab172uk

1,455 posts

174 months

Thursday 7th November
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cowboyengineer said:
wab172uk said:
Sorry, but I'm calling BS. Porsche may give a track day to prospective buyers. Maybe a car for the day to seal the deal. But no dealer will chuck the car keys at you and allow you to have it for a week.

If they did, please supply said dealer and name of salesman I need to ring this afternoon.
probably Porsche themselves

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbCtCG7BowpRvDSM...
He has a Youtube channel then? OK, didn't know that. maybe that explains it then. Fair play.

simonbamg

450 posts

70 months

Thursday 7th November
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Max_Torque said:
I think the fact is a true "pistonhead" understands that the power of a car has nothing to do with how good, how fun, or how special it is to drive. As a Pistonhead, that means i'd rather have a 100bhp Caterham than a 500bhp 911........
i agree a nice little caterham or nothing please remove anything else from the website

Augustus Windsock

1,820 posts

102 months

Thursday 7th November
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Thinking of the comments about buying only from a Main Dealer, is someone suggesting that you could get stung buying from them?
Tell me that an OPC doesn’t run diagnostics on the engine and drivetrain? Because I’m 100% sure they will do so before a. buying it in as a used car and/or b. selling it as an authorised used Porsche
Not owning a Porsche I’m pretty sure they can tell if it’s had any over-revs, the clutch wear etc too
As for warranties or how it affects lease deals, my Leon was recently smashed into head on (not my fault, I was stationary) and I was hospitalised
After it was recovered it was taken to a secure police compound and the insurance assessors apparently checked the ECU for an remap etc
Being an inquisitive ex-cop, and knowing the answer already, I asked the assessor why and back came the obvious answer ‘if you’ve had a remap and failed to declare it, it will void your insurance’
And that’s RAC insurance.
Just wondering how many will take the risk of NOT declaring in the hope they are never in my position?
Personally I agree that the standard S is more than 99% of us need for more than 99% of the time
But I’d still have one...

deadscoob

2,071 posts

207 months

Thursday 7th November
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SidewaysSi said:
Living with one for a week and driving hard on track for half a day.
Fair enough smile

Ultrafunkula

682 posts

52 months

Thursday 7th November
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Max_Torque said:
I think the fact is a true "pistonhead" understands that the power of a car has nothing to do with how good, how fun, or how special it is to drive. As a Pistonhead, that means i'd rather have a 100bhp Caterham than a 500bhp 911........
I'd not consider someone who only considers one aspect of car ownership to be a true pistonhead at all, quite the opposite. Regardless of how important that aspect.

scottos

397 posts

71 months

Thursday 7th November
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Max_Torque said:
I think the fact is a true "pistonhead" understands that the power of a car has nothing to do with how good, how fun, or how special it is to drive. As a Pistonhead, that means i'd rather have a 100bhp Caterham than a 500bhp 911........
Excellent, i'll be sure to get a Caterham as an all seasons daily driver family car in the future beer

DMC2

1,376 posts

158 months

Thursday 7th November
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chelme said:
991 GT3 with TWO engine changes...WOW! And there are hacks like Chris Harris and another fanboys who extoll the virtues of 'honest' 'bombproof' Porkers...

It just goes to show how much utter BS flies about these cars.
Porsches are generally bombproof just not the 991.1 GT3 which had a chocolate engine.

PorkInsider

3,698 posts

88 months

Thursday 7th November
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wab172uk said:
cowboyengineer said:
wab172uk said:
Sorry, but I'm calling BS. Porsche may give a track day to prospective buyers. Maybe a car for the day to seal the deal. But no dealer will chuck the car keys at you and allow you to have it for a week.

If they did, please supply said dealer and name of salesman I need to ring this afternoon.
probably Porsche themselves

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbCtCG7BowpRvDSM...
He has a Youtube channel then? OK, didn't know that. maybe that explains it then. Fair play.
Sideways Sid?

Really?

leglessAlex

3,295 posts

88 months

Thursday 7th November
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DMC2 said:
chelme said:
991 GT3 with TWO engine changes...WOW! And there are hacks like Chris Harris and another fanboys who extoll the virtues of 'honest' 'bombproof' Porkers...

It just goes to show how much utter BS flies about these cars.
Porsches are generally bombproof just not the 991.1 GT3 which had a chocolate engine.
GM182 said:
You're joking right? 996/997 some 986/7 Boxters and Caymans, 991 GT3, 1st gen Cayenne V8s - or do I need a whoosh parrot?

Augustus Windsock

1,820 posts

102 months

Thursday 7th November
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scottos said:
Max_Torque said:
I think the fact is a true "pistonhead" understands that the power of a car has nothing to do with how good, how fun, or how special it is to drive. As a Pistonhead, that means i'd rather have a 100bhp Caterham than a 500bhp 911........
Excellent, i'll be sure to get a Caterham as an all seasons daily driver family car in the future beer
I’m sure you realise that the point being made was that the performance of the Caterham, be that acceleration, braking or handling, is more useable for more of the time than the 911
I agree I wouldn’t want it as a year-round driver though. For that, and considering something light of weight but still use its performance, I’d probably want a mk1 or 2 Elise. Plus watching me attempting contort myself into one would be hilarious for onlookers...

ReaperCushions

3,786 posts

131 months

Thursday 7th November
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This generation and the previous one have very much moved into the GT car realm rather than a true out and out sports car. They are big, heavy and designed for luxury/comfort (R models aside).

Thesprucegoose

19,549 posts

142 months

Thursday 7th November
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1550 Kilos for base how in anyones world is that big and heavy?

A Golf R weighs about 100 kilos less, never heard anyone call that big and heavy. The GT moniker on PH seems to be used a derogatory marker, it is has always been a sports car first.

ReaperCushions

3,786 posts

131 months

Thursday 7th November
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Thesprucegoose said:
1550 Kilos for base how in anyones world is that big and heavy?

A Golf R weighs about 100 kilos less, never heard anyone call that big and heavy. The GT moniker on PH seems to be used a derogatory marker, it is has always been a sports car first.
Plenty of journalists agree:

https://jalopnik.com/the-2020-porsche-911-is-truly...


Ultrafunkula

682 posts

52 months

Thursday 7th November
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ReaperCushions said:
Thesprucegoose said:
1550 Kilos for base how in anyones world is that big and heavy?

A Golf R weighs about 100 kilos less, never heard anyone call that big and heavy. The GT moniker on PH seems to be used a derogatory marker, it is has always been a sports car first.
Plenty of journalists agree:

https://jalopnik.com/the-2020-porsche-911-is-truly...
Exactly the same weight as the behemoth BMW M2 Comp.

Thesprucegoose

19,549 posts

142 months

Thursday 7th November
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Evo, ''Porsche 911 review - is the 992 still the ultimate everyday performance car?''

R and T ''It’s a riot on track, and a float tank during commutes. ''

Carwow ''The Porsche 911 is the definition of a usable sports car.''

Etcetera

One USA based magazine calls it a GT car, the rest say it is much more than that.

soad

30,447 posts

123 months

Thursday 7th November
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ReaperCushions said:
This generation and the previous one have very much moved into the GT car realm rather than a true out and out sports car. They are big, heavy and designed for luxury/comfort (R models aside).
I’d say the biggest “move” was from the 993 to a 996 (for “safety” regulations?). Even 964 looks tiny in comparison.

thiscocks

2,106 posts

142 months

Thursday 7th November
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The rear end of the 992 is minging. Looks nice otherwise.

soad

30,447 posts

123 months

Thursday 7th November
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thiscocks said:
The rear end of the 992 is minging. Looks nice otherwise.
Not keen on a brake light. That long strip is now used as running lights.