Cayman R Chat

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Andyoz

2,577 posts

33 months

Sunday 15th May
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ajondyh said:
Looks like wrong steering wheel as well
Yeah, two of the best bits have been stripped.

frayz

2,533 posts

138 months

Monday 16th May
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If this is the future of the Cayman, its going to be interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiYT3ftvsYI

julian987R

3,592 posts

38 months

Monday 16th May
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frayz said:
If this is the future of the Cayman, its going to be interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiYT3ftvsYI
Could they have made that noise any more irritating? I don't think so.

frayz

2,533 posts

138 months

Monday 16th May
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julian987R said:
Could they have made that noise any more irritating? I don't think so.
Ha, maybe if the car discussed the rise and fall of Cayman R residuals over the audio?

I jest, i know what you mean. it needed subtitles as i could barely hear what Chris was saying during the onboards. Obviously a road car would be significantly quieter but if they make a road car that looks anything like that, the futures just got a little more exciting to me.
Nothing beats the sound of a great internal combustion engine and that will never change for me. But cool to see where manufacturers like Porsche are taking their EV capabilities. smile

swanny71

2,475 posts

188 months

Monday 16th May
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Slippydiff said:
Because Major was a game changer in British politics, every decision he made was well judged, and he turned out to be a real paragon of virtue, didn’t he ? hehe

But if you choose to use Wikipedia as your go to reference in such matters ...

Berlusconi may well be “controversial” but at least he had charisma, not something you could accuse Major of, and Major’s choice of mistress left something to be desired compared to Berlusconi’s ...
confused

You made the weird Porsche/politician analogy, I was discussing wheel colour on the white Cayman.

Regardless, it’s an easy fix for the next owner.

ChrisW.

4,545 posts

234 months

Monday 16th May
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It's all a bit of fun smile

Can they make roast cars faster ? Maybe unwise.

But I love the look and the technology and the conscience free drivability of this concept car ... the road version could be amazing.

Could a lightweight electrical sports car have a range of 200 miles in normal use and 100 in driving for more fun mode ... and still be a very useable and commercial proposition ?

I think so ... maybe a new topic !


frayz

2,533 posts

138 months

Monday 16th May
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ChrisW. said:
It's all a bit of fun smile

Can they make roast cars faster ? Maybe unwise.

But I love the look and the technology and the conscience free drivability of this concept car ... the road version could be amazing.

Could a lightweight electrical sports car have a range of 200 miles in normal use and 100 in driving for more fun mode ... and still be a very useable and commercial proposition ?

I think so ... maybe a new topic !
I think we will obviously see the initial EVs with big weight and a zillion BHP doing bonkers 0 - 60 times etc. But as battery tech improves and they ultimately become lighter, i can see some niche manufacturers making a light weight EV with a tiny light battery and say only 250bhp and decent range.
Theres deffo scope there for EV sports cars to be made fun, not in a traditional sense but an all new experience.

Slippydiff

13,574 posts

202 months

Monday 16th May
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swanny71 said:
Slippydiff said:
Because Major was a game changer in British politics, every decision he made was well judged, and he turned out to be a real paragon of virtue, didn’t he ? hehe

But if you choose to use Wikipedia as your go to reference in such matters ...

Berlusconi may well be “controversial” but at least he had charisma, not something you could accuse Major of, and Major’s choice of mistress left something to be desired compared to Berlusconi’s ...
confused

You made the weird Porsche/politician analogy, I was discussing wheel colour on the white Cayman.

Regardless, it’s an easy fix for the next owner.
And you chose to respond to it.

There's an old adage "If you've nothing good to say, say nothing" and I'd suggest it would have been apt in this instance. If you don't like the new owner's changes to the car, fair enough, but your turn of phrase wasn't overly pleasant.

Look, I've no skin in the game, I sold the car some months ago. But the new owner clearly thought the wheel hue wasn't to his liking, and for what it's worth, I concur with his perspective.



So much so I'd planned to refinish the wheels thus :



but doing so would have cost a considerable amount of money, and I was doubtful I'd recoup that expenditure when I sold the car (though they may well have made the car more desirable and appealing to potential purchasers) but as the wheels had only been refinished last March, they were in excellent condition, and having discussed the matter with Tom at 911V, he assured me the wheel colour would not stand in the way of a sale.





ras62

1,069 posts

135 months

Monday 16th May
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frayz said:
ChrisW. said:
It's all a bit of fun smile

Can they make roast cars faster ? Maybe unwise.

But I love the look and the technology and the conscience free drivability of this concept car ... the road version could be amazing.

Could a lightweight electrical sports car have a range of 200 miles in normal use and 100 in driving for more fun mode ... and still be a very useable and commercial proposition ?

I think so ... maybe a new topic !
I think we will obviously see the initial EVs with big weight and a zillion BHP doing bonkers 0 - 60 times etc. But as battery tech improves and they ultimately become lighter, i can see some niche manufacturers making a light weight EV with a tiny light battery and say only 250bhp and decent range.
Theres deffo scope there for EV sports cars to be made fun, not in a traditional sense but an all new experience.
Much is written about improvements in battery technology but is it true? This article certainly doesn't think so
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4101993-teslas-fi...

swanny71

2,475 posts

188 months

Monday 16th May
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Slippydiff said:
stuff
Reading further back in the thread, I was about to apologise for the clown colour comment thinking you’d had them painted blue.
But it appears you left them black (agree, not a fan of black wheels) since the gunmetal refurb (lovely) wasn’t cost effective and have instead taken offence on someone else’s behalf?

Fair enough, I’m done with this particular discussion. Peace.

Slippydiff

13,574 posts

202 months

Monday 16th May
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frayz said:
julian987R said:
Could they have made that noise any more irritating? I don't think so.
Ha, maybe if the car discussed the rise and fall of Cayman R residuals over the audio?

I jest, i know what you mean. it needed subtitles as i could barely hear what Chris was saying during the onboards. Obviously a road car would be significantly quieter but if they make a road car that looks anything like that, the futures just got a little more exciting to me.
Nothing beats the sound of a great internal combustion engine and that will never change for me. But cool to see where manufacturers like Porsche are taking their EV capabilities. smile
And nothing beats the sight of Porsche, BMW, Audi et all engaging in the boiled frog syndrome ...
Automotive manufacturers can instruct their Motorsport departments to engage in this non-sensical virtue signalling as much as they like (and FWiW I'll never pay to spectate live or indeed watch on a Moto E race, a Formula E race or a WRC E rally on TV) because Motorsport and the ICE are inextricably linked (or at least they certainly are for my generation)

Given the choice between watching/listening to this :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAkOhgeNHAU

and this :

https://youtu.be/fA3-wXXW6ok?t=238

or indeed this :

https://youtu.be/fA3-wXXW6ok?t=154

I know which I find more appealing ...because for a true petrolhead (clue's in the name ...) nothing stirs the soul more than the sound of an internal combustion engine being used in anger and pushed to its limits.

Is this impressive ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0701XOgrQBk

I guess so in some way.

But I'd rather have seen this :

https://youtu.be/3i_kycCpJLI?t=16

or for real entertainment ... hehe :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO1wgsWbWSo

Or a "humble" 997 :

https://youtu.be/Aj9YhDGuNCs?t=188

Would I cross the pond to see Pikes Peak if the top ten places were filled with stuff like this ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x3AySHEHKM

Categorically not.

I've nothing against EV's as daily driver/commuter cars, in fact I say bring it on, but as a fun recreational vehicles or a competition cars, they hold zero appeal.
But addressing the elephant in the room with regards to the charging infrastructure, or indeed how we tackle the power generation shortfall, are far more pressing issues that we should be considering, rather than buying into the likes of Porsche producing 600hp 4WD Caymans for the purposes of virtue signalling.

julian987R

3,592 posts

38 months

Monday 16th May
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This one is nuts how close that could have been to hitting them. I am amazed that is allowed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO1wgsWbWSo


frayz

2,533 posts

138 months

Monday 16th May
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Slippydiff said:
And nothing beats the sight of Porsche, BMW, Audi et all engaging in the boiled frog syndrome ...
Automotive manufacturers can instruct their Motorsport departments to engage in this non-sensical virtue signalling as much as they like, most (and I'll never pay to spectate live or indeed watch on a Moto E race, a Formula E race or a WRC E rally on TV) because Motorsport and the ICE are inextricably linked (or at least they certainly are for my generation)

Given the choice between watching/listening to this :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAkOhgeNHAU

and this :

https://youtu.be/fA3-wXXW6ok?t=238

or indeed this :

https://youtu.be/fA3-wXXW6ok?t=154

I know which I find more appealing ...because for a true petrolhead (clue's in the name ...) nothing stirs the soul more than the sound of an internal combustion engine being used in anger and pushed to its limits.

Is this impressive ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0701XOgrQBk

I guess so in some way.

But I'd rather have seen this :

https://youtu.be/3i_kycCpJLI?t=16

or for real entertainment ... hehe :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO1wgsWbWSo

Or a "humble" 997 :

https://youtu.be/Aj9YhDGuNCs?t=188

Would I cross the pond to see Pikes Peak if the top ten places were filled with stuff like this ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x3AySHEHKM

Categorically not.

I've nothing against EV's as daily driver/commuter cars, in fact I say bring it on, but as a fun recreational vehicles or a competition cars, they hold zero appeal.
But addressing the elephant in the room with regards to the charging infrastructure, or indeed how we tackle the power generation shortfall, are far more pressing issues that we should be considering, rather than buying into the likes of Porsche producing 600hp 4WD Caymans for the purposes of virtue signalling.
Whilst i agree with every single point made there, this is the way our world is changing whether we like it or not. If automakers are to stay alive, this is the avenue of which they are being forced to go. There's little point developing the ICE if authorities put legislations in place that prevent them being sold to the customer.

Fortunately id like to think that exciting ICE vehicles will be around long enough to see my lifetime out. I'm glad ive lived through the best of it, as I'm sure many others her have too.
However, globally, this is where we are heading and being in the automotive industry, i have little choice but to adopt change, all be it if i personally think that its good progress or not.

If that change is coming, id rather it was in the form of an exciting cool looking 4wd 600bhp Cayman than another ugly overweight plug in SUV or crossover.

Till then, im going to enjoy my NA flat 6 with its manual gearbox as long as they let me. smile


julian987R

3,592 posts

38 months

Monday 16th May
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don't worry, the sounds will get better as the future unfolds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3FR_E9dH4s&t=...


ChrisW.

4,545 posts

234 months

Monday 16th May
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For the family we have a Kia e-Niro. You can turn the sound off ... which on a quiet narrow country lane in spring sunshine with all the windows open, is rather lovely.

So is an electric Spyder on the cards ?

Driven like a saint the Kia is giving over 5 miles per kWh ....

ajondyh

642 posts

103 months

Monday 16th May
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Just booked my "R" in for the small service at OPC and the cost is £630 inc VAT. Seems to have gone up a lot as last one was only £400 inc Vat which must have been 4 years ago. Seems a lot for an oil and filter change and a stamp in the book, plus a list of jobs they like to add on normally biggrin

Slippydiff

13,574 posts

202 months

Monday 16th May
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ajondyh said:
Just booked my "R" in for the small service at OPC and the cost is £630 inc VAT. Seems to have gone up a lot as last one was only £400 inc Vat which must have been 4 years ago. Seems a lot for an oil and filter change and a stamp in the book, plus a list of jobs they like to add on normally biggrin
That'll be due to Covid, the supply chain issues AND Russia invading Ukraine. Rest assured it has absolutely nothing to do with your OPC's being robbing bar stewards, no sireee sir biggrin

ajondyh

642 posts

103 months

Monday 16th May
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Slippydiff said:
That'll be due to Covid, the supply chain issues AND Russia invading Ukraine. Rest assured it has absolutely nothing to do with your OPC's being robbing bar stewards, no sireee sir biggrin
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IanB_76

182 posts

19 months

Monday 16th May
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Decided to head across London to attend the PCGB London "Out East" meet yesterday... here's a few pics




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The Cobra was a 1 of 18 replica with the full 427cu engine and sounded amazing... the owner had a GT3 RS in the garage but said he tended to use the Cobra more often.

Some lovely 356s too, the Sand coloured one having been imported from the States and in imaculta condition.

julian987R

3,592 posts

38 months

Monday 16th May
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the parking always looks like an absolute nightmare there.Is it?