How would you spec your 992 GTS?

How would you spec your 992 GTS?

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Racer26

72 posts

60 months

Monday 26th September
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arcamalpha said:
Racer26 said:
arcamalpha said:
Does anyone have experience of both GTS and Turbo S 992s? I’d be interested in views re driving dynamics rather than spec/comfort etc.
I had a 992 Turbo S before my current 992 GTS. I prefer the GTS. The Turbo S is so brutally fast that it is impossible to even slightly push the car on the road. It's silly fast, and once that novelty has worn off, which it did quickly, the Turbo S, although just as comfortable as the GTS, is not much fun.
The power of the GTS is much more natural.
It also helps that my GTS is 2wd and a manual.
Thanks. Would you say the grip, turn in and balance are much different too? And braking?

RevHappy

1,828 posts

145 months

Monday 26th September
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Schuey_911 said:
Dan 911 said:
Loving my targa gts but I was annoyed to see that the LED Porsche logo projection has only been applied to the driver side. Is this normal ? Surely, it should be on both sides ? Is this the Porsche way ?
Hi Dan, this doesn't seem right. Mine has the Porsche logo projection on both sides, driver and passenger door.
I think you have fault there Dan, should be on both sides.

Racer26

72 posts

60 months

Monday 26th September
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arcamalpha said:
Racer26 said:
arcamalpha said:
Does anyone have experience of both GTS and Turbo S 992s? I’d be interested in views re driving dynamics rather than spec/comfort etc.
I had a 992 Turbo S before my current 992 GTS. I prefer the GTS. The Turbo S is so brutally fast that it is impossible to even slightly push the car on the road. It's silly fast, and once that novelty has worn off, which it did quickly, the Turbo S, although just as comfortable as the GTS, is not much fun.
The power of the GTS is much more natural.
It also helps that my GTS is 2wd and a manual.
Thanks. Would you say the grip, turn in and balance are much different too? And braking?
The GTS feels lighter, and more agile - although I'm not sure if that is because the GTS is 2wd compared to the Turbo S. The GTS does not need 4wd, there's a lovely balance.
The outright grip at road speeds feels similar, and the GTS brakes beautifully, as does the Turbo S.
The front end grip in both cars is immense. It's hard to judge turn in between the cars as both simply turn, although the 2wd car has a little more feel.
I think turn in can often be confused with steering rack speed, rather than front grip, and in both regards the cars are similar.

HokumPokum

1,922 posts

188 months

Monday 26th September
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RichDS said:
HokumPokum said:
i don't know when mine is arriving but my spec is ready


http://www.porsche-code.com/PP99W5W0

it's only got the bare essentials for me; folding mirrors, rear camera and rws
They don’t really need much - May I ask if you have had rear steer before and if not why you are trying it now?
nope. never had it before. The longer wheelbase and availability plus the GT3 has it makes me wanna try.

Pivo

419 posts

18 months

Monday 26th September
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HokumPokum said:
nope. never had it before. The longer wheelbase and availability plus the GT3 has it makes me wanna try.
I drove Mazda 929 with 4-wheel-steering in 1995, it was an amazing vehicle. For 911 I will stick to 2WS and 2WD

Dan 911

19 posts

10 months

Monday 26th September
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RevHappy said:
I think you have fault there Dan, should be on both sides.
Thanks. I’ve contacted the dealer and should hear back soon. It seems the lights on the passenger side just aren’t working.

RichDS

312 posts

56 months

Tuesday 27th September
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Pivo said:
I drove Mazda 929 with 4-wheel-steering in 1995, it was an amazing vehicle. For 911 I will stick to 2WS and 2WD
Seems to be the big divider on 992
And that no right or wrong just whether a more traditional rwd experience preferred
I’m leaning towards speccing as enjoyed the car on test drive which had it
That said I haven’t had a decent drive of a 992 without

erics

2,595 posts

194 months

Tuesday 27th September
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One thing my 992 gts has is normal standard manual seats. Quite happy with that, a/ they are very comfortable and b/ you can adjust them way faster than if they were electric.

Very practical for kids to access back seats for instance.

Not sure what the general consensus is on that front but pretty happy with that choice (or having missed optional 14/18 way thinggies)

Koln-RS

3,556 posts

195 months

Tuesday 27th September
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If you have the multi-adjustable 14/18 way seats there are almost too many permutations for adjustments - so you definitely need the ‘memory’ function, otherwise it’s a pain to re-find the correct setting when someone else has moved them.

At one time I thought they were a ‘must have’, but now agree, the basic manual sports seats are equally comfortable and very easier and intuitive to re-adjust quickly.

As a weight, complexity and cost saving, I would now prefer the simpler option.

Dan 911

19 posts

10 months

Tuesday 27th September
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If anyone has comfort access, perhaps you can help me.

When I walk up to the car, the door handles and wing mirrors open automatically. I may be walking past the car on foot and cannot avoid this happening. Is there a setting perhaps which requires me to touch the door handle before it opens, as this can be fairly annoying otherwise.


Goater2

38 posts

78 months

Wednesday 28th September
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Settings- vehicle - vehicle locking system. Do that on the pcm and you will see the unlock when approaching function

Stanley Rous

23 posts

192 months

Thursday 29th September
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Koln-RS said:
If you have the multi-adjustable 14/18 way seats there are almost too many permutations for adjustments - so you definitely need the ‘memory’ function, otherwise it’s a pain to re-find the correct setting when someone else has moved them.

At one time I thought they were a ‘must have’, but now agree, the basic manual sports seats are equally comfortable and very easier and intuitive to re-adjust quickly.

As a weight, complexity and cost saving, I would now prefer the simpler option.
I have the 18 ways because I was told they would be amazingly comfortable and were a must have but I agree, some pointless adjustments just for the sake of it. I also find that the bolsters on the base do not move wide enough and pinch my hips. I know I sit right back in the seat but I’m not particularly big (6” amd 95kg). If I was ordering again I think the sports seats would be of interest.

HokumPokum

1,922 posts

188 months

Thursday 29th September
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can we talk about the rws?

real world benefit? it's 1.5k and contributes weight.

CallThatMusic

2,102 posts

71 months

Thursday 29th September
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HokumPokum said:
can we talk about the rws?

real world benefit? it's 1.5k and contributes weight.
I’m running a GTS with RWS alongside a C2S without RWS for a few weeks and I think RWS makes a big difference to the handling of the car. I’m sold on it….
Somehow the car feels smaller tighter and sharper into and out of corners.

col68

216 posts

189 months

Thursday 29th September
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Mine just arrived at dealer, collect Saturday.


Samson1

5 posts

9 months

Thursday 29th September
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Hi, albeit I love reading all your posts, I haven’t been on here myself for quite some time - but something has happened to prompt me to seek your opinions!

I have been enjoying my new shark blue 911 GTS since late July but today I noticed what I thought was one of my straggly grey hairs lying on top of the spoiler (original spoiler, not the optional wing). When I tried to flick it away, I discovered it was not a hair at all but a noticeable deep three inch scratch which, given the vicinity on the vehicle, I can only put down to vandalism. No idea where this occurred, be it on my drive or when parked elsewhere.

Bearing in mind that this is a brand new car, would you:

1. Leave/ignore the scratch,

2. Use a local/mobile “Chips Away” type firm (in which case i’d worry about invalidating the warranty), or

3. Ask my Porsche dealership to fix it (at much greater expense, obviously).

With all the cumulative experience on here I’d be grateful for any advice you guys have.


pincher

7,717 posts

200 months

Thursday 29th September
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On a car costing £100K and only a few months old, I think I’d be getting Porsche to sort it, over a Chips Away van

That said, there are likely to be many paint shops that could do as good a job, if not significantly better, than Porsche.

Samson1

5 posts

9 months

Thursday 29th September
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Thanks Pincher. Thinking about it all, it’s not so much about the money as the convenience! My thinking is it is only one panel (effectively) and do I really want to visit the dealership with all the inconvenience that entails on such a trivial matter? Having said this, yes, I’m inclined to agree with you. Peace of mind and all that!

IREvans

743 posts

105 months

Thursday 29th September
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Samson1 said:
Hi, albeit I love reading all your posts, I haven’t been on here myself for quite some time - but something has happened to prompt me to seek your opinions!

I have been enjoying my new shark blue 911 GTS since late July but today I noticed what I thought was one of my straggly grey hairs lying on top of the spoiler (original spoiler, not the optional wing). When I tried to flick it away, I discovered it was not a hair at all but a noticeable deep three inch scratch which, given the vicinity on the vehicle, I can only put down to vandalism. No idea where this occurred, be it on my drive or when parked elsewhere.

Bearing in mind that this is a brand new car, would you:

1. Leave/ignore the scratch,

2. Use a local/mobile “Chips Away” type firm (in which case i’d worry about invalidating the warranty), or

3. Ask my Porsche dealership to fix it (at much greater expense, obviously).

With all the cumulative experience on here I’d be grateful for any advice you guys have.
Assuming it’s just a scratch through the top layer of paint and lacquer, and not through to the primer, I’d be inclined to polish it with some compound to remove the worst of it, you may even be able to totally hide it. The panel is made from grp, so you’ve got no concern about corrosion etc.

B1ggest

246 posts

150 months

Friday 30th September
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Can you feel it with your finger nail along its complete length, or just in an isolated spot?