The new 718 Gt4/Spyder are here!

The new 718 Gt4/Spyder are here!

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ChrisW.

3,184 posts

200 months

Saturday 7th September
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I think this Spyder is more exciting than the GT4.

There has never previously been a GT cabriolet ... other than the Carerra GT !!

23wn_4f2

16 posts

Saturday 7th September
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EarlX99 said:
That looks stunning. Is that Carrera White?

Is that the Spyder Classic interior?
Yep, it's the Carrara White with the classic interior. I really liked this classic pack and I personally felt that only this white or possible black would suit it. I preferred the steels over the PCCBs which helped match everything up imho

23wn_4f2

16 posts

Saturday 7th September
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RSVP911

6,647 posts

78 months

Saturday 7th September
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23wn_4f2 said:



Well... what’s it like ?

NickUSA

531 posts

112 months

Saturday 7th September
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Planning on keeping the front plateless ?

davidc1

723 posts

107 months

Sunday 8th September
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Congratulations on the new spyder. Nice spec.

Mrsnoopy

30 posts

48 months

Sunday 8th September
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I'm a bit out of the loop here. Have people started to get their cars in Europe?

Beautiful car! How's it like??

My USA dealer has not gotten any gt4 allocations yet. I don't know about Spyder but I figure it's roughly the same or maybe they got a couple so far.

Is there a reason you picked carrera white over white?
I like both colors and am on the fence.
I am planning white (since I like flat colors) with aurum wheels.

23wn_4f2

16 posts

Sunday 8th September
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So, first reactions was wow, wow and wow. After I stopped drooling, I could instantly see the differences over the 981. The front end looks long, aggressive and stylish, but the back end with that diffuser looks next level...just seems to look so low and planted- that with the double bubble...wow. The other things I noticed was how high the front splitter was (atleast a half inch higher than a 981 GT4, not sure about the 981 Spyder) and also the tyres. For some reason I was expecting Cup2s, however, mine came with Dunlop Sport Maxx race 2 tyres. Unsure why all the press cars had Cups but customer cars don't?! I know nothing of these Dunlops but basic research does suggest they can be twitchy on road but excellent on track. Further reading here:
https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/porsche-opts-...
(some 2019 GT3RS (991.3) are coming with these dunlops)

The Interior Spyder pack works well for me but i can see it not working for everyone. It's a pack for a reason with right stitching in the right places. Didnt opt for the red seat belts as thats overkill.

Upon start up - I was underwhelmed. That GPF has a lot to answer for. In all honesty, my 718 gts sounded better. However, when you hit the sports exhaust button, the smile quickly comes back. I don't think anyone will drive this car without hitting that button! It's definitely lost the deep throaty growl but after 5000rpm, the sound is excellent and imho it more than compensates when at standstill.

The drive is as expected. Truly amazing turn in, well balanced and poised with no roll. Exiting out of a corner seemed a little more twitchy than I expected but that's something I need to learn- when to apply power with these new tyres.

The gearing is still long but for most people, it's not issue and the extra torque more than compensates...quite easy to stay in gear in normal every day driving, in fact it's helpful. The clutch still seems heavy which is a good thing and its so smooth during shift. The AutoBlip is excellent and matches the rpms with a higher rev than in the 981.

In summary: the more time I spend in this car, the more I'm enjoying it. It's such a good looking car and better looking than the speedster imho. For every day driving, it works well. It's tame when you want it to be, but very playful when you want to get enthusiastic. I will be doing a track day later this month so I can explore the full potential... whoever has one coming, you won't be disappointed in this package, I promise...

23wn_4f2

16 posts

Sunday 8th September
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Planning on keeping the front plateless ?
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No, I'm getting it PPF'ed with XPel and ceramic coated next week. I'll get a reflective vinyl licence plate put on. Does look good without a plate tho...

23wn_4f2

16 posts

Sunday 8th September
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davidc1 said:
Congratulations on the new spyder. Nice spec.
Thank you👍🏻

23wn_4f2

16 posts

Sunday 8th September
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Mrsnoopy said:
I'm a bit out of the loop here. Have people started to get their cars in Europe?

Beautiful car! How's it like??

My USA dealer has not gotten any gt4 allocations yet. I don't know about Spyder but I figure it's roughly the same or maybe they got a couple so far.

Is there a reason you picked carrera white over white?
I like both colors and am on the fence.
I am planning white (since I like flat colors) with aurum wheels.
I took delivery of my 718 Spyder yesterday and I'm in the UK. I chose Carrera white as i like the reflective nature of metallics but there isnt a huge difference. If I went for black, i would 100% chose flat black altho swirl marks would show more so i'ld ceramic coat it.

joinery80

312 posts

67 months

Sunday 8th September
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Congratulations and lovely spec wish I could get even more so now

philnotts

658 posts

145 months

Sunday 8th September
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joinery80 said:
Congratulations and lovely spec wish I could get even more so now
Looks very nice. Guessing you managed to get your build slot before factory shutdown. Maybe the first 718 Spyder in the UK?!

pete.g

1,222 posts

151 months

Sunday 8th September
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23wn_4f2 said:
It's definitely lost the deep throaty growl but after 5000rpm, the sound is excellent and imho it more than compensates when at standstill.
You're not running it in then? ; )

R5PCN

47 posts

13 months

Sunday 8th September
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23wn_4f2 said:
So, first reactions was wow, wow and wow. After I stopped drooling, I could instantly see the differences over the 981. The front end looks long, aggressive and stylish, but the back end with that diffuser looks next level...just seems to look so low and planted- that with the double bubble...wow. The other things I noticed was how high the front splitter was (atleast a half inch higher than a 981 GT4, not sure about the 981 Spyder) and also the tyres. For some reason I was expecting Cup2s, however, mine came with Dunlop Sport Maxx race 2 tyres. Unsure why all the press cars had Cups but customer cars don't?! I know nothing of these Dunlops but basic research does suggest they can be twitchy on road but excellent on track. Further reading here:
https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/porsche-opts-...
(some 2019 GT3RS (991.3) are coming with these dunlops)

The Interior Spyder pack works well for me but i can see it not working for everyone. It's a pack for a reason with right stitching in the right places. Didnt opt for the red seat belts as thats overkill.

Upon start up - I was underwhelmed. That GPF has a lot to answer for. In all honesty, my 718 gts sounded better. However, when you hit the sports exhaust button, the smile quickly comes back. I don't think anyone will drive this car without hitting that button! It's definitely lost the deep throaty growl but after 5000rpm, the sound is excellent and imho it more than compensates when at standstill.

The drive is as expected. Truly amazing turn in, well balanced and poised with no roll. Exiting out of a corner seemed a little more twitchy than I expected but that's something I need to learn- when to apply power with these new tyres.

The gearing is still long but for most people, it's not issue and the extra torque more than compensates...quite easy to stay in gear in normal every day driving, in fact it's helpful. The clutch still seems heavy which is a good thing and its so smooth during shift. The AutoBlip is excellent and matches the rpms with a higher rev than in the 981.

In summary: the more time I spend in this car, the more I'm enjoying it. It's such a good looking car and better looking than the speedster imho. For every day driving, it works well. It's tame when you want it to be, but very playful when you want to get enthusiastic. I will be doing a track day later this month so I can explore the full potential... whoever has one coming, you won't be disappointed in this package, I promise...
Congratulations, great spec, looks fantastic cool

R5PCN

47 posts

13 months

Sunday 8th September
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23wn_4f2 said:
Planning on keeping the front plateless ?
No, I'm getting it PPF'ed with XPel and ceramic coated next week. I'll get a reflective vinyl licence plate put on. Does look good without a plate tho...
Would you mind posting a picture once you have the reflective vinyl plate on, I’ll be getting my GT4 PPF’ed and wouldn’t mind doing that myself...

hixster

298 posts

162 months

Sunday 8th September
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23wn_4f2 said:



Looks awesome. Super planted, love how the wheels look in the arches. Congrats. thumbup

23wn_4f2

16 posts

Sunday 8th September
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joinery80 said:
Congratulations and lovely spec wish I could get even more so now
Good luck...there should be quite a few more allocations this time around...

23wn_4f2

16 posts

Sunday 8th September
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You're not running it in then? ; )

I know, you're right, I probably should be but once you go passed 5,000 it's really hard to take off your foot, it's addictive lol.

In fairness I haven't gone passed 6,500ish so nowhere near redline....

23wn_4f2

16 posts

Sunday 8th September
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Would you mind posting a picture once you have the reflective vinyl plate on, I’ll be getting my GT4 PPF’ed and wouldn’t mind doing that myself...
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Yes of course, will do 👍🏻