718 GTS 4.0โ€ฆ

718 GTS 4.0โ€ฆ

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tedblog

1,293 posts

44 months

Friday 19th February
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teddosan said:
Yep. Completely with you on that. And I'm 100% sure I'd prefer the power delivery in the F4Ts as well. But they sound like a Subaru. And that's not what I want from a Porsche!
You will be very disappointed in less than 9 years time?

teddosan

104 posts

46 months

Friday 19th February
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tedblog said:
You will be very disappointed in less than 9 years time?
Ha! Yes, a very good and fair point. All the more reason to enjoy the best sounding engines now.

stewieyan

168 posts

62 months

Friday 19th February
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Any news on build dates?
I'm still waiting for mine, Dec 2020 order.

Rojibo

1,431 posts

41 months

Friday 19th February
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teddosan said:
Ha! Yes, a very good and fair point. All the more reason to enjoy the best sounding engines now.
That ICE ban will never come to fruition. We'll be enjoying our "primitive" technology for years to come. Even if we do have to use "carbon neutral" engineered fuel.

Goldjono

213 posts

14 months

Friday 19th February
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Rojibo said:
That ICE ban will never come to fruition. We'll be enjoying our "primitive" technology for years to come. Even if we do have to use "carbon neutral" engineered fuel.
It will, efuels will only be used special cars produced before 2030 and there are plenty of them. Just like steam engines and horses before it, people move on pretty quickly.

Fatherdougal

94 posts

14 months

Friday 19th February
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stewieyan said:
Any news on build dates?
I'm still waiting for mine, Dec 2020 order.
Nope - mine was Dec 2020 order too. OPC extremely quiet, I've had to do all the chasing - all they will say is definitely in 2021. But the silence is making me look elsewhere, and I'm 90% sure I'll cancel.

Anyone cancelled an order and got their deposit back on here? Whilst I'm sure it won't go down brilliantly, how did the OPC respond?

Goldjono

213 posts

14 months

Friday 19th February
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Fatherdougal said:
Nope - mine was Dec 2020 order too. OPC extremely quiet, I've had to do all the chasing - all they will say is definitely in 2021. But the silence is making me look elsewhere, and I'm 90% sure I'll cancel.

Anyone cancelled an order and got their deposit back on here? Whilst I'm sure it won't go down brilliantly, how did the OPC respond?
You’ll get your deposit back pretty quickly, so long as your spec hasn’t locked down

px1980

105 posts

17 months

Friday 19th February
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Fatherdougal said:
Nope - mine was Dec 2020 order too. OPC extremely quiet, I've had to do all the chasing - all they will say is definitely in 2021. But the silence is making me look elsewhere, and I'm 90% sure I'll cancel.

Anyone cancelled an order and got their deposit back on here? Whilst I'm sure it won't go down brilliantly, how did the OPC respond?
I did, it was a deposit on a GT4 (I subsequently put one down for a GTS, with a different OPC who claimed they could get me the car earlier). I sent an email, had the money back in my account after just under 2 weeks.

Charlie_1

139 posts

56 months

Friday 19th February
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Fatherdougal said:
stewieyan said:
Any news on build dates?
I'm still waiting for mine, Dec 2020 order.
Nope - mine was Dec 2020 order too. OPC extremely quiet, I've had to do all the chasing - all they will say is definitely in 2021. But the silence is making me look elsewhere, and I'm 90% sure I'll cancel.

Anyone cancelled an order and got their deposit back on here? Whilst I'm sure it won't go down brilliantly, how did the OPC respond?


Mine was an Oct 2020 order & you are getting more info than me because mine wont even commit to a year , I really want the car but like you the lack of info even negative stuff is starting to annoy now

Herefordshire

57 posts

182 months

Friday 19th February
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Locked my spec in October. Car had left factory. Delivery early March

EEnBEE

24 posts

5 months

Friday 19th February
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Fatherdougal said:
stewieyan said:
Any news on build dates?
I'm still waiting for mine, Dec 2020 order.
Nope - mine was Dec 2020 order too. OPC extremely quiet, I've had to do all the chasing - all they will say is definitely in 2021. But the silence is making me look elsewhere, and I'm 90% sure I'll cancel.

Anyone cancelled an order and got their deposit back on here? Whilst I'm sure it won't go down brilliantly, how did the OPC respond?
Mid September for me and nothing from the OPC. frown

My contract at order is explicit that I can cancel and get my money back before lockdown date. I haven’t even got an allocation, never mind a lockdown / build date.

tedblog

1,293 posts

44 months

Friday 19th February
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Goldjono said:
Rojibo said:
That ICE ban will never come to fruition. We'll be enjoying our "primitive" technology for years to come. Even if we do have to use "carbon neutral" engineered fuel.
It will, efuels will only be used special cars produced before 2030 and there are plenty of them. Just like steam engines and horses before it, people move on pretty quickly.
Unfortunately ice cars will be taxed and fuel duty will increase to aid the changeover.and to recoup lost revenue.
Theres already a whitepaper to increase high emmission cars road fund licence to over £1k a year (a gts is 244)
The cost will be too much for some .

jc6020

7 posts

5 months

Friday 19th February
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When I ordered, I was told of a possible increase in the price of the car due to brexit - luckily this wasn’t the case and I’ve got it at the current price. If this price increase does come in, surely this can only be a good thing for people who’ve already got a car?

mactrack

91 posts

54 months

Friday 19th February
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Snowman23 said:
I think it “might” be ok, if you had the wheels done in grey or silver....I actually like the blue and brown, but a comfort spec with a £2.5k stereo needs heated seats
Looks like the OPC are reading this thread as they've either changed the wheels or had them painted black. I agree Silver or Platinum would have looked much better.

coffeekid

44 posts

85 months

Friday 19th February
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mactrack said:
Looks like the OPC are reading this thread as they've either changed the wheels or had them painted black. I agree Silver or Platinum would have looked much better.
Makes it look like a completely different car

400SE Dave

1,264 posts

135 months

Friday 19th February
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jjr1 said:
I see the £64k one is back.
Link?

Richard718

38 posts

8 months

Friday 19th February
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mactrack said:
Looks like the OPC are reading this thread as they've either changed the wheels or had them painted black. I agree Silver or Platinum would have looked much better.
Others have commented on how odd the spec of this car is, but even weirder is that heated seats come as standard - and yet this car doesn't seem to have them. I would love to know the history of this. Who ordered it and why?

My Cararra White / Silver wheels GTS 4.0 looks understated in comparison.

coffeekid

44 posts

85 months

Friday 19th February
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Richard718 said:
Others have commented on how odd the spec of this car is, but even weirder is that heated seats come as standard - and yet this car doesn't seem to have them. I would love to know the history of this. Who ordered it and why?

My Cararra White / Silver wheels GTS 4.0 looks understated in comparison.
The earlier cars didn’t have heated seats as standard

jjr1

2,891 posts

224 months

Friday 19th February
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400SE Dave said:
jjr1 said:
I see the £64k one is back.
Link?
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202102189206898?atmobcid=soc3

Red 5

779 posts

144 months

Saturday 20th February
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Well, we lasted two weeks without a Cayman GTS!

My 2.5T went back and my girlfriend asked about the 4.0, to change from her 991.2 C2S

Guildford had a dealer spec Black/Black/Black, with all black painted model designation too!
It was an unregistered car.

She didn’t want it SO black, so I raised the question of Satin Gold wheels.
They had a customer that wanted black wheels for their silver order, so a a swap ensued.
I made sure this car stayed on its PS4S tyres, as I know how much better they are than the PZ4.

On that basis a deal was done and she’s very happy smile
As am I smile