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JeffC

1,569 posts

194 months

Saturday 10th September
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Thanks have dropped you a message.


rossfitz said:
JeffC said:
not sure but If you end up cancelling I would be very interested in your build slot.
I think you’d have to be next in the queue with OPC, but pm me if you want to be 1st in my queue for a flip opportunity!

As I say, I’d like to have the car but delayed delivery. We’ll see if that’s a possibility.

Hidey

53 posts

113 months

Saturday 10th September
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scrounger73 said:
I have AG but with silver wheels. Very Aston Martin-esk in colour. Looks brilliant when clean and in the sunshine








Edited by scrounger73 on Friday 9th September 16:17
AG would be my choice on a replacement for my 981.
Is that outside the Cholmondeley Arms?

scrounger73

29 posts

140 months

Sunday 11th September
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It is

matt21

4,125 posts

186 months

Sunday 11th September
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Looking forward to my factory tour in Stuttgart tomorrow. Unfortunately I’m there two weeks before my car is built!

Jefferson Steelflex

1,179 posts

81 months

Monday 12th September
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scrounger73 said:
It is
I saw the video of your car being detailed on YouTube, which I showed to the Mrs to get her seal of approval on the final colour choice. Looks fabulous.

rossfitz

488 posts

233 months

Monday 12th September
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matt21 said:
Looking forward to my factory tour in Stuttgart tomorrow. Unfortunately I’m there two weeks before my car is built!
Are factory pick ups back on again out of winter?

matt21

4,125 posts

186 months

Monday 12th September
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Not sure, just wanted to see the factory. Very cool place. Kept an eye out but didn’t see mine

matt21

4,125 posts

186 months

Monday 12th September
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Btw did notice every Cayman GTS had Pirelli not Michelin tyres which is a shame

cammy71

322 posts

180 months

Monday 12th September
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matt21 said:
Btw did notice every Cayman GTS had Pirelli not Michelin tyres which is a shame
Think it is luck/availability. Picked mine up 30 July with Michelins

Carl9729

9 posts

6 months

Wednesday 14th September
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Agate Grey and platinum is a nice combo:

This is mine


Stunters

511 posts

176 months

Thursday 15th September
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That's nice - very understated and smart, if you like that sort of discreet look. Lovely!

rwillia2

26 posts

5 months

Thursday 15th September
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So, my GTS was updated to Phase 3 end of last month and when I checked with my OPC I was told I’ve got till the end of the week to firm my spec up.

I’m still dithering on PDK v Manual, although current spec is PDK. I’m not going to reopen that debate again as it’s been done to death on here and on other forums. Also on the fence with Bose, climate and upgrading the extended leather on the racetex to the full GTS interior pack. Again, all this has been covered loads on this thread… I’ll flip a coin if I have to!

I do have a couple of questions though:

1) what sort of timeframe am I now looking at for delivery, does anyone have any insight? My OPC has said October, which feels a bit optimistic to me.

2) I was planning on getting a front end PPF done through the dealer with whoever it is they use (OPC is in Leeds). Has anyone had this done and have any views, tips or info on cost. If memory serves it was £2.5k plus vat, which seems expensive, but if it protects the car, then prob worth it?

Thanks

cowboyengineer

1,214 posts

96 months

Thursday 15th September
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I think I paid £1.8k for front end on my mustang, and £3.2k for full coverage on my Spyder from a guy in Wiltshire while has done all my cars. This was 2 years ago so probably gone up a bit by then.

I would say on that basis £2.5k is reasonable considering it will all be done before you collect so won’t have the faf of transporting/driving the car to the ppf place then picking it up etc

RTA3

115 posts

18 months

Thursday 15th September
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rwillia2 said:
So, my GTS was updated to Phase 3 end of last month and when I checked with my OPC I was told I’ve got till the end of the week to firm my spec up.

I’m still dithering on PDK v Manual, although current spec is PDK. I’m not going to reopen that debate again as it’s been done to death on here and on other forums. Also on the fence with Bose, climate and upgrading the extended leather on the racetex to the full GTS interior pack. Again, all this has been covered loads on this thread… I’ll flip a coin if I have to!

I do have a couple of questions though:

1) what sort of timeframe am I now looking at for delivery, does anyone have any insight? My OPC has said October, which feels a bit optimistic to me.

2) I was planning on getting a front end PPF done through the dealer with whoever it is they use (OPC is in Leeds). Has anyone had this done and have any views, tips or info on cost. If memory serves it was £2.5k plus vat, which seems expensive, but if it protects the car, then prob worth it?

Thanks
Sorry but you have to have climate. Friend had only AC and he regrets it every time he drives the car. Cost is small for the pain it saves.

Jefferson Steelflex

1,179 posts

81 months

Thursday 15th September
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I thought Stage 3 on the app meant scheduled for production and spec locked?

Anyway, echo the above. Standard air con will drive you absolutely potty. Climate is one of the only true must-haves imo.

Andy718

92 posts

62 months

Friday 16th September
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Jefferson Steelflex said:
I thought Stage 3 on the app meant scheduled for production and spec locked?

Anyway, echo the above. Standard air con will drive you absolutely potty. Climate is one of the only true must-haves imo.
Definitely agree, just shy of £600 but you will not regret it.
I wouldn't buy a used one without it.

JurassicGTS

812 posts

177 months

Friday 16th September
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Jefferson Steelflex said:
I thought Stage 3 on the app meant scheduled for production and spec locked?

Anyway, echo the above. Standard air con will drive you absolutely potty. Climate is one of the only true must-haves imo.
I have it on my 981S and it is great, worth the extra.
I cannot believe how many of the 25 AM have been specced without. Only one of the 25s currently on A/T has it and that is a manual.

scrounger73

29 posts

140 months

Saturday 17th September
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I paid £1600 for PPF on my GTS for full front end, wing mirrors and rocker panels from Staffordshire Car Car.

WRT options, deffo add climate. I wouldn't worry too much about the GTS interior package. Its expensive for what it is. Opt for Race-Tex interior with Extended leather. Much nicer imo.

Be mindful that if you add options now, it may push back your build but best to check with your SA.

Ed T

409 posts

121 months

Sunday 18th September
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scrounger73 said:
I paid £1600 for PPF on my GTS for full front end, wing mirrors and rocker panels from Staffordshire Car Car.

WRT options, deffo add climate. I wouldn't worry too much about the GTS interior package. Its expensive for what it is. Opt for Race-Tex interior with Extended leather. Much nicer imo.

Be mindful that if you add options now, it may push back your build but best to check with your SA.
On the interior pack you mention above, it replaces the alcantara with race tech on the sports seats (like in the Carrera T), and you get black stitching? The extended leather what does that remove/ add compared to interior pack? what does it do to the silver bits (carbon won’t the interior pack).

scrounger73

29 posts

140 months

Sunday 18th September
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Race-Tex is Porsches version of Alcantara.

As standard with the GTS you get :

In black leather: seat bolsters and headrests. In Alcantara® in black: seat centre, steering wheel rim, door handles, door panel armrests and storage compartment lid (partially), gearlever/selector. GTS logo in black embroidered on headrests

Extended items in leather with Race-tex gives (£1242):

Smooth-finish leather: dashboard upper section including airbag cover, airbag module, instrument shroud, door panel upper sections, centre console side sections, seat bases, seat bolsters and headrests, and side stripes of centre console main storage compartment lid. Black Race-Tex: dashboard lower section including glove compartment cover, steering wheel rim, gear lever, seat centres, door pulls, door centre panels, door panel armrests and centre of centre console main storage compartment lid. Door panel trim strips in Silver colour. "GTS" logo embroidered on headrests

GTS Interior Package gives (£3380):

Stitching, seatbelts, the rev counter dial and the “GTS” logo on the headrests in contrasting colour of Crayon. The package also includes floor mats with Black edges, with the stitching and the “PORSCHE” logo in contrasting colour. The dashboard, door panel and centre console trims are all in carbon.


However, you can only get the GTS package with Race-Tex interior with extensive items in leather, Black