Cayman GTS

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Budweiser

Original Poster:

841 posts

117 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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Nice spec, congratulations.....

ebbwboy

99 posts

123 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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Carmine red, looking like the new white?

Zyp

10,335 posts

122 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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ebbwboy said:
Carmine red, looking like the new white?
But not available on other Boxsters or Caymans, so will be nowhere near as common as white.

rob.kellock

2,046 posts

125 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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It looks stunning in the flesh, there was a Cayenne GTS in that colour at Wilmslow OPC last time I was there, looked really good.

mrdemon

15,291 posts

198 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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rosino said:
My issue is that you can pick up a 997.2 gt3 for 75k. And that one won't depreciate.
Which is ok if you want a track car which costs £1.5k a day to run on track or a poor road car tongue out

for every one else there are a lot of better choices for normal use :-)
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NBTBRV8

1,872 posts

141 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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mrdemon said:
Which is ok if you want a track car which costs £1.5k a day to run on track or a poor road car tongue out

for every one else there are a lot of better choices for normal use :-)
Very unfair.

ORD

12,047 posts

60 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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MrD lets himself down with all the GT3 slating. It's self-evidently an excellent car, even if some people (including me) would prefer a Cayman R or a Spyder.

The GTS is a very different proposition. It is simply an S with a body kit and lots of options. A bloody good car but not a direct competitor to an 997 GT3 or even a Cayman R (although more so the latter).

Budweiser

Original Poster:

841 posts

117 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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The GTS is a very different proposition. It is simply an S with a body kit and lots of options. A bloody good car but not a direct competitor to an 997 GT3 or even a Cayman R (although more so the latter).

I agree that's exactly why I like it. The Cayman is a stunning car in whichever guise and this one is a bit different in a way that suits me.


DiscoColin

3,328 posts

147 months

Friday 28th March 2014
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NBTBRV8 said:
mrdemon said:
Which is ok if you want a track car which costs £1.5k a day to run on track or a poor road car tongue out

for every one else there are a lot of better choices for normal use :-)
Very unfair.
A GT3 is only a poor road car on a poor road or in traffic. The issue is that much of the UK road network is pretty poor. The counter is - do you really want to drive fast in anything over bumps and potholes, and further to this: simple size of the footprint on the road actually makes a hot hatch a better choice for all practical applications. What to buy is simply a matter of where your balance of compromises lies.

What cannot be disputed is that a Cayman makes a much more compelling case than a GT3 if it is to be your only car or if you plan to commute in it in traffic. This is why a ludicrously high proportion of GT3 drivers also own a BMW, Merc or Volkswagen.

mrdemon

15,291 posts

198 months

Friday 28th March 2014
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NBTBRV8 said:
Very unfair.
not really, why bring up a GT3 in a GTS thread and also what's unfair about my statement,
I never post on GT3 threads either these days,but to bring up a bloody GT3 is the bee all and end all car is stupid.

GT3 boys keep to GT3 threads and every one is happy.

Budweiser

Original Poster:

841 posts

117 months

Friday 28th March 2014
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Let's face it all Porsche cars are brilliant in their own way and that also depends on our personal preferences and needs. Having had a Cayman for the weekend it is the perfect Porsche for me. I've always loved the GT 3 but they just don't suit my requirements even though I have three cars and. Motor bike

DMC2

1,307 posts

144 months

Friday 28th March 2014
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NBTBRV8 said:
mrdemon said:
Which is ok if you want a track car which costs £1.5k a day to run on track or a poor road car tongue out

for every one else there are a lot of better choices for normal use :-)
Very unfair.
Just ignore him. The guy is a moron.

BubblesNW

1,456 posts

116 months

Friday 28th March 2014
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DMC2 said:
NBTBRV8 said:
mrdemon said:
Which is ok if you want a track car which costs £1.5k a day to run on track or a poor road car tongue out

for every one else there are a lot of better choices for normal use :-)
Very unfair.
Just ignore him. The guy is a moron.
Which one confused

DMC2

1,307 posts

144 months

Friday 28th March 2014
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BubblesNW said:
Which one confused
mrdi@khead

ORD

12,047 posts

60 months

Friday 28th March 2014
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Children! Let's all behave and talk about the GTS.

I just worked out that I will want a new car in about 3-4 years, at which point I will probably have the choice of (1) a used GTS and (2) a new Cayman R. Now that will be a hard decision! Assuming a price difference of, what, about 30k, the GTS might win even if the R is excellent.

(I have decided that I dont want a 993 or a 997 after all - my wife can have a sensible car and leave me with the toy :-))

Hellers

117 posts

106 months

Friday 28th March 2014
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yikes

Blimey! Had an old play on the GTS cornfeeguraytor just for fun as one does and...

http://www.porsche-code.com/PF416EZ2

getmecoat


P.S. Is it ever possible for the yellow PCCB callipers to be OEM painted i.e. to 'match the interior leather Sir'?


...gets back to work...

Trev450

5,579 posts

105 months

Friday 28th March 2014
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£73k - you must have specced every option available. eek

Imagine the depreciation on that.

BubblesNW

1,456 posts

116 months

Friday 28th March 2014
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Trev450 said:
£73k - you must have specced every option available. eek

Imagine the depreciation on that.
My 987 Cayman S was specced by a very generous OPC manager as his company car for 16 months at a RRP just under £72k - PDK, PCCB, LSD, buckets, PSE, full leather, PCM3, etc, etc. I bought it in April 2012 and yes, they took a massive hit on depreciation, just shows how much they make on options to be able to afford the hit.




gl20

663 posts

82 months

Friday 28th March 2014
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Anyone ele feeling pretty short changed by the use of the GTS badge? With the 997 GTS you got proper add ons like the c4 body, power kit ( different manifold, not just a remap) , one bolt wheels (I know, I know) and the alcantara upgrade. Plus suspension tweaks I think? For the 981 , the upgrades feel pretty minor or, in the case of the 'gts interior', aren't even standard!

itsybitsy

3,611 posts

118 months

Friday 28th March 2014
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981 gts porsche marketing at its best!did they hold back the power(less than spyder/r) on the 981 to bring out the normal increase in power of a previous generation.ie 987.1 runout model cayman sport/rs60 304 hp then new 987.2 310/320hp.spyder/r 320/330hp then down on power for new 981 315/325hp but realigned gts 330/340hp which imho the 981 should have been given in the first place!