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rwillia2

8 posts

1 month

Friday 20th May
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So, I had a call from my OPC last Saturday to tell me that they have me an allocation for my CGTS and it was time to start thinking about configuration.

He asked me to send my latest config in and I’m popping in for a chat in a couple of weeks to firm up.

He said the sooner the config is submitted on the system the better as Porsche could possibly start bringing forwards production dates on cars if they were in the system.

Yesterday I got the email to say I’m at phase 1 from Porsche, so it’s now starting to feel a bit more real.

As most of us will do, I’m in the configurator quite often and I save a different spec down each month. I think I’m pretty much there with most things. The interior, PDK, LED, folding mirrors, a/c etc.

The only thing I’m not 100% on is colour. My son (who is 12) desperately wants me to go for Python Green, but it’s a bit showy for me. I’ve always wanted red leather and silver and so GT Silver has been my #1 choice all along…. Until they released the 23MY and Artic Grey is an option. My only concern is there’s a plethora of flat greys out there now and I’m concerned it’ll date quickly.

Would appreciate any thoughts/views on my config:

https://www.porsche.com/microsite/porsche-code/def...

Thanks

T1berious

1,846 posts

133 months

Saturday 21st May
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rwillia2 said:
The only thing I’m not 100% on is colour. My son (who is 12) desperately wants me to go for Python Green, but it’s a bit showy for me. I’ve always wanted red leather and silver and so GT Silver has been my #1 choice all along…. Until they released the 23MY and Artic Grey is an option. My only concern is there’s a plethora of flat greys out there now and I’m concerned it’ll date quickly.

Would appreciate any thoughts/views on my config:

https://www.porsche.com/microsite/porsche-code/def...

Thanks
Colour choice is so subjective that only you know the colour that you love.

Unless you're looking at resale, in which case it's a very different requirement.

I would suggest you look at the samples at your OPC and be fussy and take them out in sunlight / daylight.

Colours look very different outside the showroom.

Thats what I'm doing today.

Hope this helps!

T1b

Herefordshire

67 posts

196 months

Saturday 21st May
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Python all the way



997boy

12 posts

13 months

Saturday 21st May
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rwillia2 said:
So, I had a call from my OPC last Saturday to tell me that they have me an allocation for my CGTS and it was time to start thinking about configuration.

He asked me to send my latest config in and I’m popping in for a chat in a couple of weeks to firm up.

He said the sooner the config is submitted on the system the better as Porsche could possibly start bringing forwards production dates on cars if they were in the system.

Yesterday I got the email to say I’m at phase 1 from Porsche, so it’s now starting to feel a bit more real.

As most of us will do, I’m in the configurator quite often and I save a different spec down each month. I think I’m pretty much there with most things. The interior, PDK, LED, folding mirrors, a/c etc.

The only thing I’m not 100% on is colour. My son (who is 12) desperately wants me to go for Python Green, but it’s a bit showy for me. I’ve always wanted red leather and silver and so GT Silver has been my #1 choice all along…. Until they released the 23MY and Artic Grey is an option. My only concern is there’s a plethora of flat greys out there now and I’m concerned it’ll date quickly.

Would appreciate any thoughts/views on my config:

https://www.porsche.com/microsite/porsche-code/def...

Thanks
External and interiors are personal choice and very subjective. I’d never spec black and red leather but that combo looks good with ice grey exterior. So go for it.

Im not sure about the spoiler in gloss black. I’d ditch that and spend the money else where.

I have the reversing camera and it works well. If I’d specd my car again I’d have the steering wheel in leather. Not mega expensive and looks better than the plastic.

Cheers

SpyderMatt

149 posts

196 months

Saturday 21st May
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Having had my new GT4 for a week now I would say I really appreciate the carbon interior, yellow midnight marker and leather steering column, as you see them all the time ! Must say disappointed in the Bose, it’s still crap but no idea how garbage the standard one must be. Elec mirrors, dual air on and elec mirrors to me just must haves and should be standard tbh.

TTmonkey

18,296 posts

225 months

Saturday 21st May
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SpyderMatt said:
Having had my new GT4 for a week now I would say I really appreciate the carbon interior, yellow midnight marker and leather steering column, as you see them all the time ! Must say disappointed in the Bose, it’s still crap but no idea how garbage the standard one must be. Elec mirrors, dual air on and elec mirrors to me just must haves and should be standard tbh.
Hmmmm. Bose crap? Are you playing an iPhone through it?

If you are, have you checked your iPhone sound settings, it might be set to limit output.

Does it still sound crap if you play a CD?






julian987R

3,587 posts

37 months

Saturday 21st May
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rwillia2 said:
Until they released the 23MY and Artic Grey is an option. My only concern is there’s a plethora of flat greys out there now and I’m concerned it’ll date quickly.

Would appreciate any thoughts/views on my config:

https://www.porsche.com/microsite/porsche-code/def...

Thanks
Could it get any more boring than Artic Grey? each to their own but to call it a colour seems a bit of a reach to me.




RTA3

105 posts

14 months

Sunday 22nd May
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julian987R said:
Could it get any more boring than Artic Grey? each to their own but to call it a colour seems a bit of a reach to me.

It is each to their own so why state that you consider it is boring. Yes it is your opinion but you have an uncanny habit of expressing your thoughts that causes others to think you are an insensitive person that most probably and I hope is not the case. It is a shame that you cannot put yourself in the shoes of the person reading your comments. If you had the emotional intelligence to do this, it might stop you posting what you post. I really do feel for you as you must walk from upsetting one individual to another.

Yes we were requested for our thoughts. These are given in a subtle way until you wade in an express with such an emotive words such as boring and it is not a colour! If you do this to trigger people like me to come back at you, you have achieved your aim. Deep down though I wonder if you ever sit back and think i have done it again and got it wrong. Perhaps next time think about the person on the receiving end of your comments. You do have a lot to offer and I can see that in your posts. Take out the emotive words and rain in your impulsive nature and then you will not get posts from me or others saying you lack sensitivity. I look forwards to seeing a change in style to your posts.

Andy718

77 posts

58 months

Sunday 22nd May
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Very well said!
I have noticed nothing but negativity from this user across the whole site.
It's a forum where people are giving information, help and advice.
If you're really that unhappy about people's choices or information maybe you should be logging off spin

Jefferson Steelflex

1,148 posts

77 months

Sunday 22nd May
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julian987R said:
rwillia2 said:
Until they released the 23MY and Artic Grey is an option. My only concern is there’s a plethora of flat greys out there now and I’m concerned it’ll date quickly.

Would appreciate any thoughts/views on my config:

https://www.porsche.com/microsite/porsche-code/def...

Thanks
Could it get any more boring than Artic Grey? each to their own but to call it a colour seems a bit of a reach to me.
Well i think that looks pretty good. Being a MY23 colour it should be reasonably rare, and more important the leather interior is (in my opinion) vastly superior to the GTS interior. Adds a lot of colour to the interior.

I would strongly recommend leather steering column, and possibly losing the silver interior trim which would look out of place. Make it body colour or go for the leather interior pack.




julian987R

3,587 posts

37 months

Sunday 22nd May
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RTA3 said:
julian987R said:
Could it get any more boring than Artic Grey? each to their own but to call it a colour seems a bit of a reach to me.

It is each to their own so why state that you consider it is boring. Yes it is your opinion but you have an uncanny habit of expressing your thoughts that causes others to think you are an insensitive person that most probably and I hope is not the case. It is a shame that you cannot put yourself in the shoes of the person reading your comments. If you had the emotional intelligence to do this, it might stop you posting what you post. I really do feel for you as you must walk from upsetting one individual to another.

Yes we were requested for our thoughts. These are given in a subtle way until you wade in an express with such an emotive words such as boring and it is not a colour! If you do this to trigger people like me to come back at you, you have achieved your aim. Deep down though I wonder if you ever sit back and think i have done it again and got it wrong. Perhaps next time think about the person on the receiving end of your comments. You do have a lot to offer and I can see that in your posts. Take out the emotive words and rain in your impulsive nature and then you will not get posts from me or others saying you lack sensitivity. I look forwards to seeing a change in style to your posts.
But the original poster themselves doesn’t seem particularly thrilled with grey either, and they also commented about the slew of grey cars already out there, hence making a point that I strongly believe will not have been taken as insensitive. If they reply and are irked I shall apologise to them, but as it stands I am agreeing with them!






julian987R

3,587 posts

37 months

Sunday 22nd May
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Andy718 said:
Very well said!
I have noticed nothing but negativity from this user across the whole site.
It's a forum where people are giving information, help and advice.
If you're really that unhappy about people's choices or information maybe you should be logging off spin
What?! The amount of news, features and thread starters I have done. I am not going to get into arguments like this. Best regards

jwo

963 posts

227 months

Sunday 22nd May
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Athboy501 said:
jwo said:
So here is my latest configuration…

Simple but functional…

http://www.porsche-code.com/PPW445R7
My GTS is uncannily similar to this.

Same colour, Same wheels, Same lights, deleted model designation, same seats.
Good man!

Is the standard aircon really that rubbish? I supposed I have always been used (recently last 10yrs +) to climate control whereby I can set the temperature and just call it aircon... Another £500 in Porsche tax coming up..

Richard718

47 posts

22 months

Sunday 22nd May
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rwillia2 said:
So, I had a call from my OPC last Saturday to tell me that they have me an allocation for my CGTS and it was time to start thinking about configuration.

The only thing I’m not 100% on is colour. My son (who is 12) desperately wants me to go for Python Green, but it’s a bit showy for me. I’ve always wanted red leather and silver and so GT Silver has been my #1 choice all along…. Until they released the 23MY and Artic Grey is an option. My only concern is there’s a plethora of flat greys out there now and I’m concerned it’ll date quickly.

Thanks
Well done on the allocation. You ask about colour. I wanted python and made the mistake of showing people, who all took an intake of breath. I lost my bottle. I went Carrara White. It did look good but actually I felt it was more flash somehow. I never got on with it and sold it. I have ordered a Python Green one. You say your son likes python (sounds like a top guy) and you should get what you want. I promise you, these are special cars and any colour *you* like, it will look great in. Give it thought but my only advice is don't "not" get what you want because you think its showy. A Cayman GTS is and will be one for the ages so in fact no colour is too showy.

CanadianGTS

17 posts

76 months

Sunday 22nd May
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I know it has been done many times before, and I did it myself, but GT silver and red leather is a true classic and never gets tired (or boring!).
The red leather always makes me think of the character Red Molly in the song1952 Vincent Black Lightning (the year this particular pistonhead was born).
I think I'll take my 2015 GTS out for a drive and listen to that particular CD...........enjoy your decision and make sure it has meaning to you (even if it's because your 12-year-old suggested it).

Greedydog

738 posts

173 months

Sunday 22nd May
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Richard718 said:
rwillia2 said:
So, I had a call from my OPC last Saturday to tell me that they have me an allocation for my CGTS and it was time to start thinking about configuration.

The only thing I’m not 100% on is colour. My son (who is 12) desperately wants me to go for Python Green, but it’s a bit showy for me. I’ve always wanted red leather and silver and so GT Silver has been my #1 choice all along…. Until they released the 23MY and Artic Grey is an option. My only concern is there’s a plethora of flat greys out there now and I’m concerned it’ll date quickly.

Thanks
Well done on the allocation. You ask about colour. I wanted python and made the mistake of showing people, who all took an intake of breath. I lost my bottle. I went Carrara White. It did look good but actually I felt it was more flash somehow. I never got on with it and sold it. I have ordered a Python Green one. You say your son likes python (sounds like a top guy) and you should get what you want. I promise you, these are special cars and any colour *you* like, it will look great in. Give it thought but my only advice is don't "not" get what you want because you think its showy. A Cayman GTS is and will be one for the ages so in fact no colour is too showy.
I wanted a Python Green GTS from the first time I saw one and now have a PG Boxster GTS. Is it a bit brighter and in your face than the black/white/greyscale/dark blues so common these days? Yup, definitely, but get what you want and sod everyone else. Life's too short to worry about what some random punter on here or on the street thinks.

PGNSagaris

2,670 posts

144 months

Sunday 22nd May
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julian987R said:
What?! The amount of news, features and thread starters I have done. I am not going to get into arguments like this. Best regards
Haha. Your spamming of threads is not contributing. It’s childish.

Let’s see a picture of your car?

PGNSagaris

2,670 posts

144 months

Sunday 22nd May
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CanadianGTS said:
I know it has been done many times before, and I did it myself, but GT silver and red leather is a true classic and never gets tired (or boring!).
The red leather always makes me think of the character Red Molly in the song1952 Vincent Black Lightning (the year this particular pistonhead was born).
I think I'll take my 2015 GTS out for a drive and listen to that particular CD...........enjoy your decision and make sure it has meaning to you (even if it's because your 12-year-old suggested it).
Totally agree re Silver with red interior. Love it on my Spyder.



Having seen a 718 Spyder in Python recently though, it was utterly fantastic.

PGNSagaris

2,670 posts

144 months

Sunday 22nd May
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rwillia2 said:
Would appreciate any thoughts/views on my config:

https://www.porsche.com/microsite/porsche-code/def...

Thanks
Love the exterior colour and it works perfectly with the interior.

And a heated steering wheel is my guilty pleasure

rwillia2

8 posts

1 month

Sunday 22nd May
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julian987R said:
Could it get any more boring than Artic Grey? each to their own but to call it a colour seems a bit of a reach to me.
What colours would you suggest as alternatives?