Cayman R Chat

Cayman R Chat

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ajondyh

588 posts

90 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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fridaypassion said:
Really? lol have you ever done a trackday?

220BHP - under 800 kilos and sticky tyres with Nitron NTR46 race pro dampers.

Feeling lucky?
All the gear...No idea wink

fridaypassion

5,564 posts

194 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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And how would you know that?

I see from your facebook you have lots of gear but have no idea about power to weight ratio. Muppetry!

ORD

16,478 posts

93 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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You two hard men have just reminded me why I do not go on track days. Full of hard as nails / Alan Partridge types.

fridaypassion

5,564 posts

194 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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lol quite the opposite. I have a varied experience with both marques and have no blinkered outlook on which is best at which job. Cayman daily. Elise track car. Cayman is vastly better for wafting about in and the Elise is a proper track car rather than a road car that a marketing executive told you was a track car wink

ajondyh

588 posts

90 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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ORD said:
You two hard men have just reminded me why I do not go on track days. Full of hard as nails / Alan Partridge types.
"Back of the net!"

J-P

Original Poster:

3,914 posts

172 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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Come on chaps this is meant to be somewhere to have a friendly chat about the Cayman R. Not a pissing contest rolleyes

Went out in mine yesterday, it was fantastic - needs a clean though! wink

boxsey

3,506 posts

176 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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J-P said:
Went out in mine yesterday, it was fantastic - needs a clean though! wink
Went out in mine for the first time ever today.....because I've only just bought it home! It was indeed fantastic!



ajondyh

588 posts

90 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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boxsey said:
Went out in mine for the first time ever today.....because I've only just bought it home! It was indeed fantastic!
Looks a belter Steve. What's the spec? Let me know if your planning a trip to N.Wales roads?

ZP

12,686 posts

155 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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boxsey said:
Went out in mine for the first time ever today.....because I've only just bought it home! It was indeed fantastic!

The Nottingham one?

boxsey

3,506 posts

176 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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ajondyh said:
Looks a belter Steve. What's the spec? Let me know if your planning a trip to N.Wales roads?
In addition to what you can see:

PDK
PCM navigation
Buckets
aircon
Rear wiper!
...and free David Bowie CD from the owner. biggrin

No chrono but throttle response seems pretty damn good to me.

So, ZP, no not the Nottingham car(that one doesn't have buckets). Mine was a private sale, car has done 24,000 miles, comes with two year transferable Porsche warranty and was a nice amount less than any of the OPC cars.

The car feels so well so screwed together and is a sweet drive. Chuffed to bits so far.

Will be doing the club track day at Anglesey in May but no other plans as yet.

BubblesNW

1,660 posts

149 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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boxsey said:
ajondyh said:
Looks a belter Steve. What's the spec? Let me know if your planning a trip to N.Wales roads?
In addition to what you can see:

PDK
PCM navigation
Buckets
aircon
Rear wiper!
...and free David Bowie CD from the owner. biggrin

No chrono but throttle response seems pretty damn good to me.

So, ZP, no not the Nottingham car(that one doesn't have buckets). Mine was a private sale, car has done 24,000 miles, comes with two year transferable Porsche warranty and was a nice amount less than any of the OPC cars.

The car feels so well so screwed together and is a sweet drive. Chuffed to bits so far.

Will be doing the club track day at Anglesey in May but no other plans as yet.
Congrats Steve, hope you enjoy it. Is this a daily / occasional track car to replace the 964 and something else?
It's worth getting the Sports Chrono added for the sport mode on the road which is more fun, sharper throttle response and a more lenient nanny mode. The sports plus is also better for track as it holds every gear to max revs. Let us know how you get on with it and what you plan to do with it clap

bigunit00

890 posts

113 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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boxsey said:
Went out in mine for the first time ever today.....because I've only just bought it home! It was indeed fantastic!

Your 964 was better in every way Boxsey........you know it........;P

boxsey

3,506 posts

176 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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BubblesNW said:
Congrats Steve, hope you enjoy it. Is this a daily / occasional track car to replace the 964 and something else?
Nearly got it in one mate! Not a daily but regular use on the road and a few track days. The R can be taken out on the road and be more user friendly when stuck in traffic because of the PDK....which came into its own the very first day courtesy of the usual M5/M6 Sunday evening traffic crawls.

boxsey

3,506 posts

176 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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bigunit00 said:
Your 964 was better in every way Boxsey........you know it........;P
Different cars in many ways. The 964 suited me then and will never be forgotten. My guess is that it will always be the favourite car I have had the pleasure owning. But, do you know what...there is definitely some DNA from the 964 in the Cayman R. smile

bigunit00

890 posts

113 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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boxsey said:
Different cars in many ways. The 964 suited me then and will never be forgotten. My guess is that it will always be the favourite car I have had the pleasure owning. But, do you know what...there is definitely some DNA from the 964 in the Cayman R. smile
U probably won't miss it when you are overtaking all the 964s on a summers track day basking in nice cool air cond smile

Dan911

2,546 posts

174 months

Monday 14th March 2016
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Well done.. Welcome to the CR club.

The white ones are the fastest.. wink

V800MJH

503 posts

123 months

Monday 14th March 2016
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Porsche911R said:
Crono and pse are trinkets which can be added cheap at any time and does not affect a sale.

I try and teach you the R spec but you still not got it have you :-)
The only R which has sold from the OPC list did not have either ! And there was a que for it.

You need to learn the cars more IMO.

As for a £40k S that's dream land and set to drop like a stone more than £10k IMO.
If you have been offered £40k for an S and turned it down more fool you lol.
The £32k R was laughable no car has ever seen those values.
There was a R for £35k at one point sans AC.

For an R to sell well it only needs 3 things
Manual
Buckets
Spyder wheels

Not trinkets you talk of.
Although when there are a few cars for sale the trinket cars will sell 1st ofcourse.

Black does not help its cause either a poor re seller as are all black cars ATM.
Looking for a boxster myself only 5 OPC cars for sale all black, no one wants black cars it seems eps R's.
There needs to be a 'like' button on here.

Finally someone seems to have shut fridaypassion up!

fridaypassion

5,564 posts

194 months

Monday 14th March 2016
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In your dreams biggrin

A cayman R sold via a dealer in Harrogate for 32000 English pounds in January this year. It was a manual with 20000 miles on the clock and no options at all. It was white. I work in the trade and was offered the car for 32.5k and turned it down. It was subsequently sold for 38k to a punter who they saw coming.

911 are you Mrd the guy that got kicked off seloc for being an idiot? You are continuing form on here if so . Well done.

Never mind teaching me the R spec what a load of utter ste. I have owned one. My car is better and I did refuse an offer of 40k on it. The level of blinkeredness on this particular thread is mind boggling. The Cayman R IS a s good car. Its a desirable car and its a valuable car. BUT its not by any stretch even close to the best road car you can drive and its far far from the best tack car you can buy. Its a marketing special with only the limited number (caused by over pricing when new rather than actual limited production). If you believe otherwise go get some experience of other cars. My day job gives me personal access to all kinds of cars so I can develop my own opinions not just regurgitating other bits of misinformation I have read on a forum. Eveything I have ever stated on any of these threads is 100% correct.

I'm more than happy with my S with all the toys including the correctly coloured brake calipers thanks. Its far better spec than almost all of the Cayman Rs that were produced and its just a better car. Thats why I sold the R and got it back. I dont need to have the personal ego boost of the R badge. I own a superior car thats better to drive.

Fattrader

515 posts

188 months

Monday 14th March 2016
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fp good to hear you are happy with your car.


ajondyh

588 posts

90 months

Tuesday 15th March 2016
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boxsey said:
In addition to what you can see:

PDK
PCM navigation
Buckets
aircon
Rear wiper!
...and free David Bowie CD from the owner. biggrin

No chrono but throttle response seems pretty damn good to me.

So, ZP, no not the Nottingham car(that one doesn't have buckets). Mine was a private sale, car has done 24,000 miles, comes with two year transferable Porsche warranty and was a nice amount less than any of the OPC cars.

The car feels so well so screwed together and is a sweet drive. Chuffed to bits so far.

Will be doing the club track day at Anglesey in May but no other plans as yet.
I'm trying to do Anglesey too, but not sure yet. You could do with some track wheels and tyres as Anglesey will kill your normal road tyres, it's very abrasive.