Cayman GTS

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SimonOcean

249 posts

89 months

Saturday 29th March 2014
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itsybitsy said:
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!
Agreed. All it does is offer part of the power the engine is already easily capable of. Plus a few additional cosmetic options. And it force feeds you a bunch of expensive "options". The bundled discount on the options is peanuts, even if you actually want most / all of them.

I do like the black brushed aluminium interior trim available (same as on the 991 50th anniversary), but heck... even that is c. GBP800 to change on standard trim.

981 GTS? Bof.

HokumPokum

1,655 posts

141 months

Saturday 29th March 2014
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can't help thinking that this is a response to the f-type coupe.

pete.g

1,170 posts

142 months

Saturday 29th March 2014
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Had a brief chat with a salesman this morning. They want a 10% deposit for a June/July delivery.

Don't know if I'm completely sold - there are a few S available that would have been £60k plus available for prices between 50 and 52k.

Budweiser

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842 posts

120 months

Saturday 29th March 2014
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For me there is really something special about buying a new car.

Zyp

10,517 posts

125 months

Saturday 29th March 2014
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HokumPokum said:
can't help thinking that this is a response to the f-type coupe.
Went to look at an S today - would cost about £4k more for a better specced Jag than Cayman
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juansolo

3,012 posts

214 months

Saturday 29th March 2014
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HokumPokum said:
can't help thinking that this is a response to the f-type coupe.
In a big way!

rob.kellock

2,054 posts

128 months

Saturday 29th March 2014
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Zyp said:
Went to look at an S today - would cost about £4k more for a better specced Jag than Cayman
Mmm... Or £10k less at least if you don't go for the S. They are quite an attractive package.

mc_blue

2,528 posts

154 months

Saturday 29th March 2014
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I could have waited but decided to take a stock S from OPC Solihull. Got a decent discount and the car months earlier than a GTS. The only thing I think it would have over mine apart from the additional power is cosmetic.

I've noticed some new options for example gloss window frames, high beam assist for headlights and a reversing camera though.

Zyp

10,517 posts

125 months

Sunday 30th March 2014
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rob.kellock said:
Mmm... Or £10k less at least if you don't go for the S. They are quite an attractive package.
With the brochure now in my hand - an incredibly attractive package indeed.
Would have to be the S coupe for me. Nothing less.

Italian Racing Red, Cirrus performance seats. Job jobbed.

engineermk

90 posts

63 months

Sunday 30th March 2014
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mc_blue said:
I could have waited but decided to take a stock S from OPC Solihull. Got a decent discount and the car months earlier than a GTS. The only thing I think it would have over mine apart from the additional power is cosmetic.

I've noticed some new options for example gloss window frames, high beam assist for headlights and a reversing camera though.
Smart move. I ordered my CS from Solihull and chose to wait four months for a 14 reg.... Wait was too long and dealer knew I was too keen so discount was abysmal! All it did was give me more time to add more options LOL

DiscoColin

3,328 posts

150 months

Monday 31st March 2014
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Hellers said:
P.S. Is it ever possible for the yellow PCCB callipers to be OEM painted i.e. to 'match the interior leather Sir'?
Should be possible as an Exclusive job from the Special Wish department at Werk 1. You would probably need a lot of imagination to comprehend the kind of price that they would doubtless charge for it though...

Budweiser

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842 posts

120 months

Sunday 6th April 2014
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Sold my C4S to the first person who came to look at it, a nice family who has bought a really nice car.

I've had another go at sorting a spec for the new Cayman - thoughts....


http://www.porsche-code.com/PF1LI4H6

Zyp

10,517 posts

125 months

Sunday 6th April 2014
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Looks a nice spec, but I'd still go for the GTS alcantara interior.
Also, perhaps front parking sensors and rear camera aren't necessary ?
2 zone a/c - have it in the Alpina and not sure it's really worth extra.

Certainly save you a few quid, but if that's what you want then go for it.

DiscoColin

3,328 posts

150 months

Sunday 6th April 2014
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Budweiser said:
Sold my C4S to the first person who came to look at it, a nice family who has bought a really nice car.

I've had another go at sorting a spec for the new Cayman - thoughts....


http://www.porsche-code.com/PF1LI4H6
I'd still delete the badging (side and rear) and add the bluetooth phone prep compadre, and I still reckon that you should go with paint, leather or carbon for the interior trim strips... It does look rather nice though I have to say thumbup

mrdemon

15,867 posts

201 months

Sunday 6th April 2014
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It's very hard not to look at a year old basic 991 with 350bhp though if you are in the market for a new cayman.

ORD

12,285 posts

63 months

Sunday 6th April 2014
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Why? Heavier, slower car.

(I will buy a 911 when I have a baby, but once the performance advantsge goes, it's a marginally worse car than a Cayman except for having back seats.)

V12woollie

4,334 posts

81 months

Monday 7th April 2014
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I've been playing with the configurator. I quite like the spec I have come up with but of course welcome thoughts from more experienced Porsche people with regard to what is and isn't considered a must have or preferred option, for whatever reasons. Of course, one must buy what one wants, but no harm in seeking information.

http://www.porsche-code.com/PFI8YSJ7

mrdemon

15,867 posts

201 months

Monday 7th April 2014
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ORD said:
Why? Heavier, slower car.

(I will buy a 911 when I have a baby, but once the performance advantsge goes, it's a marginally worse car than a Cayman except for having back seats.)
the 911 is a faster car you might find...

0-60 4.4 vs the Cayman 4.8
top speed 178 vs the cayman 175
0-100 mph 9.7 vs the Cayman 10.6 est as no gts figure but the S is 10.7)

SO the basic 911 is faster in every way, and in gear times.

pete a

3,046 posts

120 months

Monday 7th April 2014
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I know it is nice getting a new car and the Cayman GTS is very nice but surely £70k would be much better spent on a 997 GT3, you might even get a gen 2 around £70k with a bit of a haggle?

Better car, much less depreciation and faster.

V12woollie

4,334 posts

81 months

Monday 7th April 2014
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pete a said:
I know it is nice getting a new car and the Cayman GTS is very nice but surely £70k would be much better spent on a 997 GT3, you might even get a gen 2 around £70k with a bit of a haggle?

Better car, much less depreciation and faster.
No arguments about the GT3, but I really don't like that great big boot spoiler - I prefer to be more subtle smile

I am looking for a car that my wife is comfortable driving as well as providing me with some fun. She is a more sedate driver than me and prefers an automatic. I prefer manual, but having driven a PDK Cayman S I am happy with it, and so was she. So this will be a car we can both drive, rather than the current one that she really doesn't like driving at all.