Boxster Spyder

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daro911

514 posts

193 months

Monday 29th April
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Alpinestars said:
davidzulu said:
Would love to see a picture of it.
I tried to buy the car the first time 911V advertised it but unfortunately I missed it by literally minutes however I still have the 911V pictures

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Alpinestars

12,047 posts

185 months

Monday 29th April
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Lovely. Thanks for posting.

davidzulu

3 posts

97 months

Monday 29th April
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Alpinestars said:
Would love to see a picture of it.

treacle

182 posts

158 months

Monday 29th April
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Love this thread, taken me a few weeks to read but great stories and insight!

If anyone considers selling their 987 Manual Spyder - give me a heads up first!

Fizzbomb

415 posts

48 months

Tuesday 30th April
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davidzulu said:
I will be buying a red PDK version soon to go with my manual version, wouldn’t mind buying this Aqua blue example also....
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GregorFuk

503 posts

141 months

Tuesday 30th April
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17 degC in North East Scotland at the moment. It’s a chew to stop driving in order to take a photo, but it has to be done every now and again. The Spyder feels so right on these roads, turn in is fantastic and pace is way more than enough to keep you entertained.

It does leave me wondering just exactly what people do with circa 600 or even 700bhp? I can’t help feel it’s complete overkill.


Fizzbomb

415 posts

48 months

Tuesday 30th April
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GregorFuk said:
17 degC in North East Scotland at the moment. It’s a chew to stop driving in order to take a photo, but it has to be done every now and again. The Spyder feels so right on these roads, turn in is fantastic and pace is way more than enough to keep you entertained.

It does leave me wondering just exactly what people do with circa 600 or even 700bhp? I can’t help feel it’s complete overkill.

Lovely picture, I was contemplating a £15K power upgrade, but decided not to.....

Budflicker

3,162 posts

125 months

Tuesday 30th April
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GregorFuk said:
It does leave me wondering just exactly what people do with circa 600 or even 700bhp? I can’t help feel it’s complete overkill.

I had the same thoughts while out in my Cayman R the other day.

Lox

595 posts

222 months

Wednesday 1st May
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Budflicker said:
I had the same thoughts while out in my Cayman R the other day.
Likewise. Already enough power to get into three figures in alarmingly (especially on smaller roads) short order. Easy to unstick the rear if desired. Never short of adrenalin when on a committed drive in my Spyder. More power always amusing of course, but then what?

Mayhem911

161 posts

77 months

Wednesday 1st May
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Fizzbomb said:
davidzulu said:
I will be buying a red PDK version soon to go with my manual version, wouldn’t mind buying this Aqua blue example also....
It is not for sale at the moment, but may be available when the final spec of the new spyder is finally released, and if i am favoured in the allocation process .

Fizzbomb

415 posts

48 months

Wednesday 1st May
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Mayhem911 said:
It is not for sale at the moment, but may be available when the final spec of the new spyder is finally released, and if i am favoured in the allocation process .
Thank you for the reply, at the moment I have 2 Spyder 987s, I just want 2 more, I'm after some unusual spec/colours and i'm a private buyer.

Fizzbomb

415 posts

48 months

Wednesday 1st May
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Lox said:
Likewise. Already enough power to get into three figures in alarmingly (especially on smaller roads) short order. Easy to unstick the rear if desired. Never short of adrenalin when on a committed drive in my Spyder. More power always amusing of course, but then what?
I still might turbo charge mine if I still own it by the end of the summer, around £15K cost.

Max13

29 posts

146 months

Thursday 2nd May
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Mine will be going on the market soon:
Black with silver decals
Spyder wheels in silver
Buckets
Aircon
Nav
PSE
Short shift
PCCB
Porsche History
29k miles

If anyone is interested drop me a message



chrisABP

885 posts

89 months

Sunday 5th May
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After a 3 week break in Australia I finally got back out in the Spyder early this morning.
Covered just over 100 miles with the roof down (heaters on full as a nippy 5 degrees!) and what an epic fast road car these are. Prefer it massively for fast road use than my old GT4 and find the more compliant suspension a revelation over the GT4. Brakes never fazed, soundtrack to die for and who doesn’t like roof down motoring.
Really really enjoyable car and we’re lucky to own them folks!









RSVP911

6,463 posts

74 months

Sunday 5th May
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chrisABP said:
After a 3 week break in Australia I finally got back out in the Spyder early this morning.
Covered just over 100 miles with the roof down (heaters on full as a nippy 5 degrees!) and what an epic fast road car these are. Prefer it massively for fast road use than my old GT4 and find the more compliant suspension a revelation over the GT4. Brakes never fazed, soundtrack to die for and who doesn’t like roof down motoring.
Really really enjoyable car and we’re lucky to own them folks!








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Taffy66

2,361 posts

43 months

Sunday 5th May
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Hope you had a great time in Australia..Its a place i know quite well as i lived there for a while back in the late 1980s..
I also have a Carrera white 981 Spyder and arguably my favourite car of all i've ever owned..It shares a garage with a 991.2GT3 and 458 Italia and the most likely i'll keep very long term..I might swap it for a 718 Spyder but only if the spec and price are right, otherwise i won't bother.
I also much prefer it to my old GT4 for fun road use and i still don't really know why..My Spyder feels a bit quicker than the GT4 which could be down to slightly less weight and more mileage or simply a placebo effect because of not having a roof..
A future classic in the making IMO..

chrisABP

885 posts

89 months

Sunday 5th May
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Taffy66 said:
Hope you had a great time in Australia..Its a place i know quite well as i lived there for a while back in the late 1980s..
I also have a Carrera white 981 Spyder and arguably my favourite car of all i've ever owned..It shares a garage with a 991.2GT3 and 458 Italia and the most likely i'll keep very long term..I might swap it for a 718 Spyder but only if the spec and price are right, otherwise i won't bother.
I also much prefer it to my old GT4 for fun road use and i still don't really know why..My Spyder feels a bit quicker than the GT4 which could be down to slightly less weight and more mileage or simply a placebo effect because of not having a roof..
A future classic in the making IMO..
My 1st time in Australia but my wife lived there for 18 months before we met so after much nagging we had a family tour! Flew direct to Perth for 4 nights, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Cairns, Trinity Beach, Mission Beach, Airlie Beach, Whitsunday islands, outer reef diving and finished with 5 nights in Brisbane which we really enjoyed. Boys (8 and 10) loved it and I was bowled over and look forward to returning in a few years.
Agree 100% on your Spyder comments and it’s a great package. I crave a 430 or 458 but often think I would never use it whilst the Spyder is most usable and goes under the radar so to speak. Might change the wheels to black at some point but undecided.....

Joehow

184 posts

56 months

Sunday 5th May
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Chris, keep the wheels white.

Mine were black and always wished they were silver.

Do miss my car!


daro911

514 posts

193 months

Monday 6th May
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Taffy66 said:
981 Spyder and arguably my favourite car of all i've ever owned..It shares a garage with a 991.2GT3 and 458 Italia and the most likely i'll keep very long term..I might swap it for a 718 Spyder but only if the spec and price are right, otherwise i won't bother.
I also much prefer it to my old GT4 for fun road use and i still don't really know why A future classic in the making IMO..
I have heard this many times i.e. Spyder v GT4 which I know upsets many of the GT brigade but £ for £ was there ever a better buy than a new 981 Spyder
even with my PTS and Exclusive options like full leather buckets I can't think of a single other car that can deliver this much fun or sound as thrilling for many many more £1000's

I am not sure that I would swap out for the 718 especially if I couldn't personalise it to the same degree as my current one 1st MOT tomorrow beer








Cheib

16,192 posts

116 months

Monday 6th May
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Joehow said:
Chris, keep the wheels white.

Mine were black and always wished they were silver.

Do miss my car!

What colour is that ? One of the PTS light grey’s ?