The new 718 Gt4/Spyder are here!

The new 718 Gt4/Spyder are here!

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Porsche guy

3,140 posts

194 months

Thursday 3rd June
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ultimateporka said:
Porsche guy said:
Mine isn't locked yet..banghead
Long as you have a 'B' number and a freeze date in the next 5-6 weeks you'll be fine. My freeze date is 5th July and the OPC seems confident that production will continue well into Q3 of this year.
Thanks, my freeze date circa 3/4 weeks (phew)

L.Len

210 posts

6 months

Thursday 3rd June
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gunner said:
L.Len, can I please ask, was it physical and ready to go?
Yes but waiting for the new con rods from Germany should be ready end of June the opc suggested

gunner

690 posts

197 months

Thursday 3rd June
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L.Len, would you mind pm'ing me please? Thank you very much.

Budweiser

941 posts

151 months

Friday 4th June
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Told today my lockdown date is 14/7 Build date 27/8 delivery Sept. laugh

Also ditched the 18 way sports seats for 2 way.

Shiverman

799 posts

76 months

Friday 4th June
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Twinfan said:
daro911 said:
If he is correct that would mean all orders are now locked in already so how does anyone get the new hot colours! Python & Shark confused
Spec freeze is usually 2 months prior to build, allocation a few weeks before that, so there's been time to get those colours. Python's been around for a little while now but Shark is pretty new. A Shark/PDK combo will likely be pretty rare.
My spec freeze/lockdown was 28 May (I changed it the week before to Python and then stayed off the configurator) build is planned for mid-June with dealer saying it will arrive from mid-July to early August. I think they are a bit optimistic with their timings but mid-July would be great. August I'd wait for a September 1 pick up and new reg.

L.Len

210 posts

6 months

Friday 4th June
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Shiverman said:
Twinfan said:
daro911 said:
If he is correct that would mean all orders are now locked in already so how does anyone get the new hot colours! Python & Shark confused
Spec freeze is usually 2 months prior to build, allocation a few weeks before that, so there's been time to get those colours. Python's been around for a little while now but Shark is pretty new. A Shark/PDK combo will likely be pretty rare.
My spec freeze/lockdown was 28 May (I changed it the week before to Python and then stayed off the configurator) build is planned for mid-June with dealer saying it will arrive from mid-July to early August. I think they are a bit optimistic with their timings but mid-July would be great. August I'd wait for a September 1 pick up and new reg.
The green and the shark blue look fantastic. Wish I’d gone for one of them colours now tbh

as7920

579 posts

168 months

Friday 4th June
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L.Len said:
TDT said:
You taking it?
No
I would also be interested too if this is still available and you're willing to put us in contact.

Cheers.

L.Len

210 posts

6 months

Friday 4th June
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as7920 said:
L.Len said:
TDT said:
You taking it?
No
I would also be interested too if this is still available and you're willing to put us in contact.

Cheers.
Pm me and I’ll send the details. No probs

981SPYGANG

45 posts

17 months

Friday 4th June
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as7920

579 posts

168 months

Friday 4th June
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L.Len said:
Pm me and I’ll send the details. No probs
Tried but says you don't permit emails.

AdamGT4

108 posts

115 months

Friday 4th June
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Had my PEC day today. What a car the 718 GT4 is, so much grip it’s insane. In my view the car suits the PDK perfectly and launch control is nuts.

Spec lock down is in a few weeks and still on for a late July/Early August delivery. Exciting times!


MrChips

3,170 posts

177 months

Friday 4th June
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AdamGT4 said:
Had my PEC day today. What a car the 718 GT4 is, so much grip it’s insane. In my view the car suits the PDK perfectly and launch control is nuts.

Spec lock down is in a few weeks and still on for a late July/Early August delivery. Exciting times!

Sounds great! Did they just have the one car to try or were you able to try manual etc as well? I've got my fingers crossed i'll get my PEC invite before my spec locks as it seems that some people don't get to do it early enough. I've also asked my sales guy today about a test drive in something with buckets and pdk so i'll see what they say too.

After a positive discussion last week, I was thinking of trying to go down the pts paint route but i can't help thinking i'll lose most of the £7k cost if it came to resale time.

AdamGT4

108 posts

115 months

Saturday 5th June
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MrChips said:
Sounds great! Did they just have the one car to try or were you able to try manual etc as well? I've got my fingers crossed i'll get my PEC invite before my spec locks as it seems that some people don't get to do it early enough. I've also asked my sales guy today about a test drive in something with buckets and pdk so i'll see what they say too.

After a positive discussion last week, I was thinking of trying to go down the pts paint route but i can't help thinking i'll lose most of the £7k cost if it came to resale time.
You get booked in with the car/gearbox you order. Given the COVID situation there are certain restrictions, so unfortunately jumping in and out of different models/gearbox’s is not allowed.

I got my invite about three months before spec lock down if that helps. Fingers crossed you get yours soon.

Budweiser

941 posts

151 months

Sunday 13th June
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Dashboard trim package in leather on the configurator has anyone NOT included this on their spec, if so how does it look? Asking as at £783 it is a tad expensive and maybe not really that necessary. Having said that I don’t want to spoil the overall look just to save a few quid. Thoughts please.

MPorsche

145 posts

28 months

Sunday 13th June
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Budweiser said:
Dashboard trim package in leather on the configurator has anyone NOT included this on their spec, if so how does it look? Asking as at £783 it is a tad expensive and maybe not really that necessary. Having said that I don’t want to spoil the overall look just to save a few quid. Thoughts please.
I think the plastic dash looks cheap, should be standard leather on a car that cost.

Budweiser

941 posts

151 months

Sunday 13th June
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Yes I have the leather dash this is an addition to that as I understand it?

av185

13,747 posts

94 months

Sunday 13th June
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Budweiser said:
Dashboard trim package in leather on the configurator has anyone NOT included this on their spec, if so how does it look? Asking as at £783 it is a tad expensive and maybe not really that necessary. Having said that I don’t want to spoil the overall look just to save a few quid. Thoughts please.
No brainer option and good value too makes the cabin a far nicer place to be and if not specced it will reduce the cars value by way more ££ come resale and be far harder to sell too.

Batster3

361 posts

39 months

Sunday 13th June
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Budweiser said:
Yes I have the leather dash this is an addition to that as I understand it?
I've got this in my GT3 and whilst it looks great, I have not specced this along with a coloured chrono clock on my Spyder as the windscreen reflection annoys me.

AdamGT4

108 posts

115 months

Sunday 13th June
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Yes gone with leather dash and carbon trim options. Whilst I agree it should be standard, I couldn’t order the car without it as it looks so cheap.

MrChips

3,170 posts

177 months

Sunday 13th June
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I’d much prefer the leather dash but as Batster has mentioned the reflection of the stitching just by the windscreen could be an issue.

If they could keep black stitching under the windscreen and the contrast stitching elsewhere then I’d definitely go for it.