RE: Porsche 911 Speedster | UK Drive

RE: Porsche 911 Speedster | UK Drive

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Twoshoe

480 posts

131 months

Friday 8th November
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So £834 for leather + an additional £2147 to have it in black. What's the default colour then?

Chestrockwell

2,022 posts

104 months

Friday 8th November
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A guy I follow on Instagram called Nigel took delivery of his Miami Blue one about a month ago, I personally think it looks incredible. I think the red doesn’t suit this at all, particularly the red stripe in the alloys. My Honda Civic Type R had that and I thought it looked cool, I wouldn’t say it looks cool on a 211k Porsche. Leave that to the hot hatches

sr.guiri

323 posts

36 months

Friday 8th November
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That is revs to 9K is cool. But max. torque at 6250rpm - WTF. Sounds like an awful lot of gear changing needed.

Don't sell your TVR Griffith to buy this, you will be disappointed rolleyes

DS240

3,022 posts

165 months

Friday 8th November
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Absolutely love this car.

Lottery win, could only pick one new 911, this would be it.

And too be honest I’d probably prefer it designed for more sporty/touring comfort rather than track orientated focus.

Just imagine cruising through France using that lottery win money.

Porsche911R

17,817 posts

212 months

Friday 8th November
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sr.guiri said:
That is revs to 9K is cool. But max. torque at 6250rpm - WTF. Sounds like an awful lot of gear changing needed.

Don't sell your TVR Griffith to buy this, you will be disappointed rolleyes
peak power is NOT at 9k though, so when you change gear you drop into a nice load of torque.

Its quite hard to get torque up the rev band from an engine..

these new 4.0l 500hp engines are amazing units.

there is plenty of torque at 3.5k in the 4.0l lump for crusing about.

but the hit when you change gear at 8.5k no other cars offers in NA form in a manual sports car.

saying all that though not a fan of this model. If you want a GT3 buy a GT3 not a touring or a Speedster !!!

if you want a soft top buy a 718 Spyder at £85k and a real GT3 at £125k and still have change !!!

Roma101

496 posts

94 months

Friday 8th November
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It’s quite refreshing to see an expensive car with such a low value of options chucked at it. £8k is not much more than a decently spec’d German exec saloon would get nowadays. But then I suppose you are paying over £200k in the first place...And as someone mentioned above, does it really require £143 worth of effort, time and cost to paint the headlight washer covers the same colour as the rest of the body? Bizarre.

As for the car, I had a walk around one at Porsche Silverstone Experience. At first I couldn’t work out what it was and thought it was just a normal 911 convertible. It was in the silver and just seemed a bit underwhelming visually.

I am sure it drives brilliantly, but my £200k plus would most likely go elsewhere.

Gameface

10,355 posts

24 months

Friday 8th November
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sr.guiri said:
Don't sell your TVR Griffith to buy this, you will be disappointed rolleyes
What a bizarre comment.

wab172uk

1,455 posts

174 months

Friday 8th November
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A lovely car to add to your collection.

If I was lucky enough to have that kind of money, I'd prefer a GT3 Touring instead.

Davey S2

12,128 posts

201 months

Friday 8th November
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Roma101 said:
I am sure it drives brilliantly, but my £200k plus would most likely go elsewhere.
But where would your £200K be safer?

Some of these are already being flipped for massive premiums. That obviously wont continue forever but you're going to make money on this car over the next couple of years.

A 600LT may well be objectively a better performance car but with the way McLaren residuals are going you're going to pay for it.


Edited by Davey S2 on Friday 8th November 14:08

Leon R

365 posts

43 months

Friday 8th November
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This is the only 911 that generates any kind of want from me, paint mine Miami Blue please.

Oh and a house somewhere with a climate befitting of a speedster wouldn't go amiss, great job Porsche.

russy01

4,225 posts

128 months

Friday 8th November
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Now that is a sexy car. Id have mine just like that, but without the silly red rim tape.

All the Porsche "GT" you need, in a convertible package that allows it all to be enjoyed so much more.

In fairness the Cayman and Boxster Spyders are pretty compelling alternatives - but if you are actually in a position to purchase a speedster new from a dealer (with your special relationship), then one could assume that these other cars are already on your drive OR not exotic enough to feature in your garage.

Really need to get my bum in one of these 9000rpm Porsche GT cars. Having adored the MT and F20C in my S2000, this engine must be bloody marvellous.

cerb4.5lee

12,784 posts

127 months

Friday 8th November
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Love that this is a manual and I bet that it is a really enjoyable car to drive. It seems pricey to me but then it will do because I can't afford it!

m444ttb

3,005 posts

176 months

Friday 8th November
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I love 911s but I've never been that interested in those without a roof. I'd rather have the Boxster/718. However this I really like and think it looks great in red. The heritage (or whatever it's called) colour scheme of silver with the white bumper doesn't look that great to my eyes though. The cost is meaningless to me as it's about the same as 75% of my house so it may as well be £2.5m.

chris116

768 posts

115 months

Friday 8th November
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Not really a fan of these, much rather have a Touring.

Chestrockwell

2,022 posts

104 months

Friday 8th November
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https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

No sign of POA, does this trader really want a million pounds for this? Worlds gone mad

FN2TypeR

6,371 posts

40 months

Friday 8th November
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cruise control for £228

Dirty bds laugh

Fabulous machine though, it looks stunning IMO

Roma101

496 posts

94 months

Friday 8th November
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Davey S2 said:
Roma101 said:
I am sure it drives brilliantly, but my £200k plus would most likely go elsewhere.
But where would your £200K be safer?

Some of these are already being flipped for massive premiums. That obviously wont continue forever but you're going to make money on this car over the next couple of years.

A 600LT may well be objectively a better performance car but with the way McLaren residuals are going you're going to pay for it.


Edited by Davey S2 on Friday 8th November 14:08
Fair comments, but I wouldn’t buy a car as an investment / to flip it. I would buy it because I want to own and drive it.

SFO

4,700 posts

130 months

Friday 8th November
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for me, the most interesting and fantastic new Porsche available

a GT3 convertible, pure bliss

AndrewNR

46 posts

69 months

Friday 8th November
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Flame suit on.

The 718 Spyder is only slightly down on power and performance, and to my eyes looks similar to this.

How is this worth 3 times the amount?

Is it a Porsche exclusivity thing?

GTiWILL

222 posts

25 months

Friday 8th November
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sr.guiri said:
That is revs to 9K is cool. But max. torque at 6250rpm - WTF. Sounds like an awful lot of gear changing needed.

Don't sell your TVR Griffith to buy this, you will be disappointed rolleyes
It’s all relative though. It probably develops more power at 2000rpm than 90% of cars do at peak revs.