992 Carrera 4 GTS Targa

992 Carrera 4 GTS Targa

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Hobo

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214 months

Sunday 31st January
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Just put the deposit down this morning for one. Exciting times, as would be my first 'new' Porsche (albeit wife has previously had a new Boxster 'S' & myself a 12 month old 997 4 GTS).

Probably quite a way off yet, but with things being as they are at the moment then its something to look forward to.

Was torn between a used 991.2 4 GTS or the new 992 4 GTS, but decided on the latter in the end as financially there is not a massive difference, and well having one build to our own (I say 'our' as will likely be mainly the wife's car as I plan on keeping the E-Tron) just swayed me.

LordOfTheManor

1,097 posts

79 months

Sunday 31st January
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Well done there is nothing like the excitement of a new car clap

Hobo

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4,934 posts

214 months

Sunday 31st January
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Seen a few spy shots appears, so now have to start considering colours, spec, etc.

Am tempted with Jet Green if PTS is available, but wife is edging towards Black or Gentian Blue.

I'm sure the next few months will be interesting.

APOLO1

4,934 posts

162 months

Sunday 31st January
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Targa 4 Gts is a fantastic daily fun car, I had 2 of the last 991.2s did just over 35k miles in them. Looking forward to the same in 992 around Q3 otr.

Hobo

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Sunday 31st January
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APOLO1 said:
Targa 4 Gts is a fantastic daily fun car, I had 2 of the last 991.2s did just over 35k miles in them. Looking forward to the same in 992 around Q3 otr.
Didn't want a full on convertible, but liked the idea of a bit of open air motoring at times.

Quarter 3 you reckon ? That would be good. In time for August would be awesome as if we are allowed to travel again I may take it down to the Dordogne for a road trip with my son, whilst the female members of the family fly down.

APOLO1

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162 months

Sunday 31st January
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Hobo said:
APOLO1 said:
Targa 4 Gts is a fantastic daily fun car, I had 2 of the last 991.2s did just over 35k miles in them. Looking forward to the same in 992 around Q3 otr.
Didn't want a full on convertible, but liked the idea of a bit of open air motoring at times.

Quarter 3 you reckon ? That would be good. In time for August would be awesome as if we are allowed to travel again I may take it down to the Dordogne for a road trip with my son, whilst the female members of the family fly down.
I had the full Cab in 992 for 16 months, great car . But just something about the Targas think they look great, I drove mine down to Spain and back many times. My understanding is that the Gts is out before q3, but will be q3 for on the road for targa.Worth waiting for the Gts in my opinion as the extra bhp helps with the weight due to roof tech.


Edited by APOLO1 on Sunday 31st January 15:12

Hobo

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Sunday 31st January
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What were your thoughts on driving with the targa panel down ? By that I mean at what speeds does it become a pain ?

A lot of reviews say sub 50mph is fine, but above that the wind causes issues.

APOLO1

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162 months

Sunday 31st January
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Hobo said:
What were your thoughts on driving with the targa panel down ? By that I mean at what speeds does it become a pain ?

A lot of reviews say sub 50mph is fine, but above that the wind causes issues.
The 992 cab with the wind deflector up was not loud from a wind noise point even at 70 plus you can still hold a conversation. In the 991.2 targa it is louder at all speeds but provided you engage the deflection bar that sits on top of the screen it was never a problem that I found annoying, even on really long trips.

Edited by APOLO1 on Sunday 31st January 18:09

Cheib

20,555 posts

143 months

Sunday 31st January
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Hobo said:
Seen a few spy shots appears, so now have to start considering colours, spec, etc.

Am tempted with Jet Green if PTS is available, but wife is edging towards Black or Gentian Blue.

I'm sure the next few months will be interesting.
Gentian Blue would look great with GTS.

Taffy66

4,725 posts

70 months

Sunday 31st January
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Hobo said:
What were your thoughts on driving with the targa panel down ? By that I mean at what speeds does it become a pain ?

A lot of reviews say sub 50mph is fine, but above that the wind causes issues.
I test drove a 991.2 targa at motorway speeds and the turbulence and buffeting was close to being unbearable especially for the kids in the back seats. I bought a 992 Cabrio instead which is much better in this regard.
Personally i'd never buy a Targa over the Cabrio. Reasons are when the roof is down a full Cabrio offers a superior experience. The Cabrio's roof can be operated at speeds up to 35mph where the Targa needs to be at standstill. However the main reason is the Targa which only comes in 4WD weighs 90kg more than a RWD cabrio.
I think the reason Porsche only makes the Targa in 4WD is because the extra 50Kg for the 4WD gubbins at the very front of the car is needed to balance out the heavy Targa roof mechanism.

Hobo

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Sunday 31st January
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That's for the feedback both of you, albeit conducting so doesnt massively help smile

I'm just not a 'cabriolet' person, but like the idea of a bit of open top motoring, hence the targa.

Being able to open and close the roof on the move is not a concern. Wind noise is slightly. I assume dropping the windows gets rid of it completely ?

I thinks it's going to be a case of just knowing I'd like one and therefore likely living with the certain issues which it has. If that makes sense ...

Ascayman

11,847 posts

184 months

Sunday 31st January
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Hobo said:
That's for the feedback both of you, albeit conducting so doesnt massively help smile

I'm just not a 'cabriolet' person, but like the idea of a bit of open top motoring, hence the targa.

Being able to open and close the roof on the move is not a concern. Wind noise is slightly. I assume dropping the windows gets rid of it completely ?

I thinks it's going to be a case of just knowing I'd like one and therefore likely living with the certain issues which it has. If that makes sense ...
I've a 992 targa the windnoise even at motorway speed is fine with the windscreen spoiler up. Also happens to be the best looking of all 911s. The GTS will be fantastic go for it.

M4_Schuey

8 posts

40 months

Sunday 31st January
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Hobo said:
Just put the deposit down this morning for one. Exciting times, as would be my first 'new' Porsche (albeit wife has previously had a new Boxster 'S' & myself a 12 month old 997 4 GTS).

Probably quite a way off yet, but with things being as they are at the moment then its something to look forward to.

Was torn between a used 991.2 4 GTS or the new 992 4 GTS, but decided on the latter in the end as financially there is not a massive difference, and well having one build to our own (I say 'our' as will likely be mainly the wife's car as I plan on keeping the E-Tron) just swayed me.
What timeline have they given you for allocation and delivery, taking into consideration the car hasn't even been formally announced yet by Porsche?

Thanks.

APOLO1

4,934 posts

162 months

Sunday 31st January
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Hobo said:
That's for the feedback both of you, albeit conducting so doesnt massively help smile

I'm just not a 'cabriolet' person, but like the idea of a bit of open top motoring, hence the targa.

Being able to open and close the roof on the move is not a concern. Wind noise is slightly. I assume dropping the windows gets rid of it completely ?

I thinks it's going to be a case of just knowing I'd like one and therefore likely living with the certain issues which it has. If that makes sense ...
I think you should have ago in one your self, after all we all like different things I certainly on trips down to Marbella did not find the wind noise as above yes lowing the windows does help with this. I actually found the extra weight and 4 x4 made it more planted on road and track. The main part that sets the cars apart is the scuttle shake the Targas have almost none, the 992 Cabs are 37% less rigid than the coupes you can feel this. Having done 22k miles in 992 C2s Cab and over 35k in Targas would take the targa any day as a daily. Will be replacing my 992 Turbo S with a 992 Targa 4GTS as a UK daily car.


Edited by APOLO1 on Sunday 31st January 20:40


Edited by APOLO1 on Sunday 31st January 20:42

GT4RS

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165 months

Sunday 31st January
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Will be the best looking car out of the 992 line up, congratulations.

Hobo

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Sunday 31st January
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M4_Schuey said:
What timeline have they given you for allocation and delivery, taking into consideration the car hasn't even been formally announced yet by Porsche?

Thanks.
They havent as say they unable to due to it not existing as yet. They hinted likely second half of the year which ties in with what Apollo said of 3rd quarter.

Taffy66

4,725 posts

70 months

Sunday 31st January
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I'd go with APOLO's opinion on the GTS over mine as my experience was limited to one test drive on the motorway on a freezing cold day in January with a couple of shivering kids in the back.
To be truthful i'm not a a 911 Targa or Cabrio guy or even into 4WD 911s..The 992GTS i'll be getting will be a 2WD Manual RAS Coupe with no sunroof. I simply cannot comprehend any Porsche 911 which weighs over 1.5T but that's just my personal view.

CC Car Mad

94 posts

154 months

Monday 1st February
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My understanding is the GTS is to be released at the end of March and the first cars being delivered in June / July .. from my OPC today

Hobo

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Monday 1st February
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CC Car Mad said:
My understanding is the GTS is to be released at the end of March and the first cars being delivered in June / July .. from my OPC today
Fingers crossed.

If it is true I'll be able to sit it in with the roof down, in the driveway because we'll likely still be in god damn lockdown.

Hobo

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Wednesday 10th February
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Long way off yet, but starting to look at potential colours. The obvious ones are black or carmine red but wanted something a little different.

How just come across this, amethyst;





Forrest green was another consideration;



No doubt will end up black .....

Edited by Hobo on Wednesday 10th February 22:01