718 GTS 4.0โ€ฆ

718 GTS 4.0โ€ฆ

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Uncle Dude

5 posts

2 months

Saturday 20th February
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Ron-qw7hx said:
The replacement for my 981 GTS. Everything an absolute step up (apart from exhaust note and sports exhaust closing from 2-4k rpm).
Steering, handling, torque etc etc amazing. A happy owner.
A couple of pics.


Edited by Ron-qw7hx on Wednesday 14th October 11:46
Beauty!, I have one on order coming to me in Vancouver BC. I have had a real time finding any photos with this spec, so if you have more please post.

Fnumber1user

148 posts

16 months

Saturday 20th February
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Red 5 said:
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

Stunning, that looks spot-on. Congratulations and what's the initial impressions on the 4.0?

Red 5

779 posts

144 months

Saturday 20th February
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Fnumber1user said:
Stunning, that looks spot-on. Congratulations and what's the initial impressions on the 4.0?
It’s really rather good. GF commented how much easier it is to drive, as even pulling away is more predictable, as loads of torque from tick-over,
Sounds great (below 4K ish as running in)

It feels really quick to Rev and respond. I like the small induction bark, when you blip the throttle a little.
The clutch is a little different in feel, but feels lovely.

The suspension is a huge difference. Both PASM modes are perfectly usable on the road. Both are still extremely comfortable too.
The 2.5T PASM could only be used in soft. The firm setting really made the car feel like a pogo-stick.
Really violent upward momentum on bumps. Felt like dampers were locked out!

I can’t wait to drive it more, but for now, we’ll just be fitting grills and other bits.
There might be a essential trip to Waitrose later though smile
I guess it’s going to take a while to get this one run in!

CardiffTam

165 posts

128 months

Saturday 20th February
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Red 5 said:
It’s really rather good. GF commented how much easier it is to drive, as even pulling away is more predictable, as loads of torque from tick-over,
Sounds great (below 4K ish as running in)

It feels really quick to Rev and respond. I like the small induction bark, when you blip the throttle a little.
The clutch is a little different in feel, but feels lovely.

The suspension is a huge difference. Both PASM modes are perfectly usable on the road. Both are still extremely comfortable too.
The 2.5T PASM could only be used in soft. The firm setting really made the car feel like a pogo-stick.
Really violent upward momentum on bumps. Felt like dampers were locked out!

I can’t wait to drive it more, but for now, we’ll just be fitting grills and other bits.
There might be a essential trip to Waitrose later though smile
I guess it’s going to take a while to get this one run in!
Yep running in could be protracted. I have had mine 7 months and I have only managed 1400 miles. Fingers crossed for some summer touring of Cornwall and the Lake District

shost

810 posts

107 months

Saturday 20th February
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The low down torque makes huge difference. Vs the 2.0 and GT4 there is a lot more grunt. So much so that it kicks its arse out on cold tyres and little revs!

ClubsportStr

148 posts

39 months

Saturday 20th February
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shost said:
The low down torque makes huge difference. Vs the 2.0 and GT4 there is a lot more grunt. So much so that it kicks its arse out on cold tyres and little revs!
Theses are really not holding there value . Over supply seems another dealer spec Car . Cheap if you like yellow.


tedblog

1,293 posts

44 months

Saturday 20th February
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ClubsportStr said:
shost said:
The low down torque makes huge difference. Vs the 2.0 and GT4 there is a lot more grunt. So much so that it kicks its arse out on cold tyres and little revs!
Theses are really not holding there value . Over supply seems another dealer spec Car . Cheap if you like yellow.

Dealers are getting a few cancellations ,not the norm admittedly, but car sales both new and used have hit a bit of a wall at the moment.
The world is a different place at the moment .people are more nervous now with job stabilty etc . Toys are not a priority . Some of these orders were last year when things didnt look as bad?

Edited by tedblog on Sunday 21st February 08:40

coffeekid

44 posts

85 months

Sunday 21st February
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Yup - there seems to be a lot of brand new stock sitting throughout the dealer network - lots of it not even advertised anywhere


stewieyan

168 posts

62 months

Sunday 21st February
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I personally only see used Porsche prices increasing throughout the past year.

You could pick up a 2018+ Macan GTS for £52k+ a year ago, good luck finding one now.

You could pick up a Boxster 981S for £32k+ a year ago, good luck finding one now.
Boxster 981 now costs same money and even more than 981S used to be.
Boxster 981 GTS's were at £45-50k level, now it's mostly £50k+ and they are rare too.

Petrol Panamera's were cheap, good luck finding a cheap one now smile



Edited by stewieyan on Sunday 21st February 11:38

shost

810 posts

107 months

Sunday 21st February
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stewieyan said:
I personally only see used Porsche prices increasing throughout the past year.

You could pick up a 2018+ Macan GTS for £52k+ a year ago, good luck finding one now.

You could pick up a Boxster 981S for £32k+ a year ago, good luck finding one now.
Boxster 981 now costs same money and even more than 981S used to be.
Boxster 981 GTS's were at £45-50k level, now it's mostly £50k+ and they are rare too.

Petrol Panamera's were cheap, good luck finding a cheap one now smile



Edited by stewieyan on Sunday 21st February 11:38
Agree, I think given the circumstances the moment the world re opens things will improve quite quickly.

These cars are standard production but looking at the difficulty some are having getting build slots and impending model changes, mostly likely to electrification, I can only see these doing well. I wouldn't say my Boxster is a piggy bank but once oddly specced dealer cars and cancelled orders find homes there will be few around...

I'm trying to locate how many on How Many Cars, but seems to be only referring to the 2.5 version and numbering around 100 of each type for 2020. HMC.com shows just 290 examples of the GT4 of which 211 were registered in 2020. Has anyone found stats for how many produced of the GTS 4.0 variants?

tedblog

1,293 posts

44 months

Sunday 21st February
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stewieyan said:
I personally only see used Porsche prices increasing throughout the past year.

You could pick up a 2018+ Macan GTS for £52k+ a year ago, good luck finding one now.

You could pick up a Boxster 981S for £32k+ a year ago, good luck finding one now.
Boxster 981 now costs same money and even more than 981S used to be.
Boxster 981 GTS's were at £45-50k level, now it's mostly £50k+ and they are rare too.

Petrol Panamera's were cheap, good luck finding a cheap one now smile



Edited by stewieyan on Sunday 21st February 11:38
Its the lack of stock thats keeping used prices up . With new car sales down 28% in 2020 that equals less used stock .
It doesn't mean they are selling more?

mrCraigyC

8 posts

125 months

Sunday 21st February
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I still think it’s the best Porsche I have owned and I’ve had a few Boxsters and 911s over the years ... roof down, manual box, glorious flat 6 ... can’t wait to take it up to the NC500 in September! Sunny day, Sunday optimism

Billy_Whizzzz

1,417 posts

107 months

Monday 22nd February
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Any thoughts on whether to order the -20 or -10 (or +10mm as Porsche calls it) suspension? No interest in track work...

testdrive

2,783 posts

159 months

Monday 22nd February
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Billy_Whizzzz said:
Any thoughts on whether to order the -20 or -10 (or +10mm as Porsche calls it) suspension? No interest in track work...
Go -20 and if it's too stiff get some 19s on it.

Richard718

38 posts

8 months

Monday 22nd February
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Billy_Whizzzz said:
Any thoughts on whether to order the -20 or -10 (or +10mm as Porsche calls it) suspension? No interest in track work...
I myself wondered but went with the standard -20 and it is absolutely fine. I ordered my car in August and got it in October. I similarly took advice on here (not to change it) and I am glad I took that advice - so I pass it on! Porsche know what they are doing on that one. (Unlike BOSE which is a total scandal. So unsolicited advice: save your £800+ and with the change get dimming mirrors, a heated steering wheel and reversing camera. I also got lane warning which is worth every penny.)

shost

810 posts

107 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Richard718 said:
Billy_Whizzzz said:
Any thoughts on whether to order the -20 or -10 (or +10mm as Porsche calls it) suspension? No interest in track work...
I myself wondered but went with the standard -20 and it is absolutely fine. I ordered my car in August and got it in October. I similarly took advice on here (not to change it) and I am glad I took that advice - so I pass it on! Porsche know what they are doing on that one. (Unlike BOSE which is a total scandal. So unsolicited advice: save your £800+ and with the change get dimming mirrors, a heated steering wheel and reversing camera. I also got lane warning which is worth every penny.)
Another for standard -20mm. Not ground out yet. Ride is pillow like.

Re BOSE, with ‘Bose Surround’ off the system sounds very good. Not sure if many turn this feature off. With the setting it on it sounds fairly awful, muddy and inconsistent.

tedblog

1,293 posts

44 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Richard718 said:
Billy_Whizzzz said:
Any thoughts on whether to order the -20 or -10 (or +10mm as Porsche calls it) suspension? No interest in track work...
I myself wondered but went with the standard -20 and it is absolutely fine. I ordered my car in August and got it in October. I similarly took advice on here (not to change it) and I am glad I took that advice - so I pass it on! Porsche know what they are doing on that one. (Unlike BOSE which is a total scandal. So unsolicited advice: save your £800+ and with the change get dimming mirrors, a heated steering wheel and reversing camera. I also got lane warning which is worth every penny.)
I think lane assist and warning is for people who cant drive in a straight line or between road lines ,keep falling asleep at the wheel or cant be bothered to look over their shoulder?
Only bonus is people have to indicate before manoeuvre.



Edited by tedblog on Tuesday 23 February 09:58

joewickham

3 posts

2 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Billy_Whizzzz said:
Any thoughts on whether to order the -20 or -10 (or +10mm as Porsche calls it) suspension? No interest in track work...
-20 is absolutely fine, rides very well with PASM on comfort. Sport if you have a smooth backroad. I was also worried because my drive is on a slope but at -20 I have had no issues. Car sits very well, at -10 it may look slightly odd.

Holgate86

175 posts

4 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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tedblog said:
Richard718 said:
Billy_Whizzzz said:
Any thoughts on whether to order the -20 or -10 (or +10mm as Porsche calls it) suspension? No interest in track work...
I myself wondered but went with the standard -20 and it is absolutely fine. I ordered my car in August and got it in October. I similarly took advice on here (not to change it) and I am glad I took that advice - so I pass it on! Porsche know what they are doing on that one. (Unlike BOSE which is a total scandal. So unsolicited advice: save your £800+ and with the change get dimming mirrors, a heated steering wheel and reversing camera. I also got lane warning which is worth every penny.)
I think lane warning is for people who cant drive in a straight line or between road lines ,keep falling asleep at the wheel or cant be bothered to look over their shoulder?
Only bonus is people have to indicate before manoeuvre.


Edited by tedblog on Tuesday 23 February 09:13
+1

lowndes

755 posts

178 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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tedblog said:
I think lane assist and warning is for people who cant drive in a straight line or between road lines ,keep falling asleep at the wheel or cant be bothered to look over their shoulder?
Only bonus is people have to indicate before manoeuvre.



Edited by tedblog on Tuesday 23 February 09:58
It may be worth saying that Lane Change Assist code 457 is a blind spot monitoring system that does not in any circumstances try to steer the car. For cars with compromised rear quarter visibility it is a warning system that appears in the driver’s peripheral vision.