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julian987R

3,361 posts

36 months

Monday 9th May
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cowboyengineer said:
julian987R said:
very nice. With PTS and you option the hoop bars to be painted I assume they'd be in PTS.....i'd do that if I were you.
White dials and chrono dial i would find distracting.
It wouldn’t let me option body coloured roll over hoops otherwise I would probably go for them. I have had white tiles in other Porsche‘s I’ve owned and found them okay
I am sure pts hoops will be something your dealer can work out for you when it comes to the face to face part of the purchase.


Mick Dastardly

7 posts

1 month

Monday 9th May
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I’ve just been told today by my OPC that my BGTS ordered in late July 21 probably won’t arrive this year.

On the flip side I’m doing the Porsche Experience tomorrow, so I plan to thrash the buttocks off the GTS I’ll be driving.

barchetta_boy

2,059 posts

209 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Just got back from Spa and the Nurburgring. Fantastic trip, what a car

First Sea Lord

753 posts

156 months

Tuesday 10th May
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barchetta_boy said:




Just got back from Spa and the Nurburgring. Fantastic trip, what a car
Looking great! Must be very well run in by now then.

barchetta_boy

2,059 posts

209 months

Tuesday 10th May
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2,400 miles, loosening up nicely

cowboyengineer

1,133 posts

91 months

Tuesday 10th May
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That’s lovely. What colour is that? Signal yellow

997boy

11 posts

12 months

Tuesday 10th May
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cowboyengineer said:
That’s lovely. What colour is that? Signal yellow

Bahama Yellow I believe. Signal yellow is a little more orange to it.

I could be wrong.

barchetta_boy

2,059 posts

209 months

Tuesday 10th May
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that's right. Bahama yellow. A lot less saturated than Signal Yellow

matt21

4,048 posts

181 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Yesterday I had a call from my Porsche dealer telling me they have a slot for me as they've had a few through from Porsche!

I ordered in August 2021, expected delivery is mid September 2022. Not too bad. Unfortunately the car will be a 2023 model year so the price is up by about £2500.

Apparently I need to lock the spec in the next 2 weeks to maintain the build date.

Below is my code. Any thoughts on the spec? Anything obvious missing? The plan would be to keep the car for the long term (15 years +) so trying to future proof it somewhat - not from a value perspective, but don't want a colour or options which will prematurely age.

PNKEDU54

https://cc.porsche.com/icc/ccCall.do?userID=EG&amp...

First Sea Lord

753 posts

156 months

Wednesday 11th May
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matt21 said:
Yesterday I had a call from my Porsche dealer telling me they have a slot for me as they've had a few through from Porsche!

I ordered in August 2021, expected delivery is mid September 2022. Not too bad. Unfortunately the car will be a 2023 model year so the price is up by about £2500.

Apparently I need to lock the spec in the next 2 weeks to maintain the build date.

Below is my code. Any thoughts on the spec? Anything obvious missing? The plan would be to keep the car for the long term (15 years +) so trying to future proof it somewhat - not from a value perspective, but don't want a colour or options which will prematurely age.

PNKEDU54

https://cc.porsche.com/icc/ccCall.do?userID=EG&amp...
Looks good. The only option I wished I'd specced on mine is the leather steering wheel column cover, as one really is looking at it all the time.

Maybe have the rear model badge painted body colour, given that you're going black PORSCHE at the rear, as it'll give you a cleaner look. Ditto re the crest on centre console. The cabin's quite busy with the GTS package, so not sure it needs anything else, but obviously it all comes down to individual taste.

matt21

4,048 posts

181 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Thanks. The leather steering wheel cover at £200ish is a good shout. Will probably go for that rather than the Porsche emblem on the storage compartment

T1berious

1,825 posts

132 months

Wednesday 11th May
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matt21 said:
Thanks. The leather steering wheel cover at £200ish is a good shout. Will probably go for that rather than the Porsche emblem on the storage compartment
Think I'll add that to mine. Good shout.

mabosh

176 posts

163 months

Wednesday 11th May
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matt21 said:
Yesterday I had a call from my Porsche dealer telling me they have a slot for me as they've had a few through from Porsche!

I ordered in August 2021, expected delivery is mid September 2022. Not too bad. Unfortunately the car will be a 2023 model year so the price is up by about £2500.

Apparently I need to lock the spec in the next 2 weeks to maintain the build date.

Below is my code. Any thoughts on the spec? Anything obvious missing? The plan would be to keep the car for the long term (15 years +) so trying to future proof it somewhat - not from a value perspective, but don't want a colour or options which will prematurely age.

PNKEDU54

https://cc.porsche.com/icc/ccCall.do?userID=EG&amp...
Paint colour aside, your spec is not much different from our GTS.

I have the GTS interior package too and didn't go for the leather steering column cover and I don't feel I'm really missing anything.

My previous Cayman had the speed limit display but I didn't bother this time. It was frequently wrong, it managed to suggest a 10mph speed limit one day on a motorway slip road! If it picked up all road warning signs then I may have chosen it again.

Bose - a bit contentious. Previous Cayman had the base system, GTS has Bose. It is definitely a bit better but in no way is worth £800 objectively. With a relatively high spec car it is probably expected to have Bose too so it really comes down how much value it has for you.

Great spec though and I'm sure you'll love the car when it arrives.

Edited by mabosh on Wednesday 11th May 11:53

Charlie_1

443 posts

69 months

Wednesday 11th May
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barchetta_boy said:




Just got back from Spa and the Nurburgring. Fantastic trip, what a car
That really does look nice/amazing

barchetta_boy

2,059 posts

209 months

Wednesday 11th May
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One thing I forgot was to ask if the headlamp washers could be painted.

Another gratuitous pic


RTA3

103 posts

13 months

Wednesday 11th May
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T1berious said:
Think I'll add that to mine. Good shout.
I tend to disagree re the emblem on the arm rest. I have specced it as without I felt it looked a bit sparse in that central area. Everybody is different. I also agree re painting the headlight washers nozzles.

matt21

4,048 posts

181 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Thanks again folks.

Has anyone gone with the sports steering (or whatever it is called)? Can't imagine it improves the drive.

barchetta_boy

2,059 posts

209 months

Wednesday 11th May
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No

mabosh

176 posts

163 months

Wednesday 11th May
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matt21 said:
Thanks again folks.

Has anyone gone with the sports steering (or whatever it is called)? Can't imagine it improves the drive.
The heated multi-function wheel?

Again, previous Cayman didn't have it, current one does. It's not pretty but I much prefer it. It's a little bit smaller in diameter too which is quite noticeable. Much easier to operate the audio controls, for instance you can mute the stereo with a press of the left thumbwheel rather than having to stretch behind the gear lever and press or turn the knob on the dash.

You lose the right side lower stalk and work the dash menu and functions with the right thumbwheel.

Took me about a week to find the button to switch on the steering wheel heating though!

I'd absolutely spec it again but others prefer the clean look of the standard wheel.

Charlie_1

443 posts

69 months

Wednesday 11th May
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mabosh said:
The heated multi-function wheel?

Again, previous Cayman didn't have it, current one does. It's not pretty but I much prefer it. It's a little bit smaller in diameter too which is quite noticeable. Much easier to operate the audio controls, for instance you can mute the stereo with a press of the left thumbwheel rather than having to stretch behind the gear lever and press or turn the knob on the dash.

You lose the right side lower stalk and work the dash menu and functions with the right thumbwheel.

Took me about a week to find the button to switch on the steering wheel heating though!

I'd absolutely spec it again but others prefer the clean look of the standard wheel.
Yes this time around I spec'd the heated wheel not for the functions but for the heating , yes they do hide the button but its also easy to hit doing wheel twirling of the getting into a parking bay variety, if pushed I would say it looks nicer without controls