718 GT4 UK Allocations

718 GT4 UK Allocations

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kmpowell

2,310 posts

205 months

Friday 13th May
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ClioTrophy55 said:
kmpowell said:
The problem with PTS as I see it is, in the most (not everyone!), in this country PTS is a fashion thing rather than an individual thing. Right now everybody appears to be obsessed with Dark Greens or Dark Purples, so everyone currently ordering PTS are in fact just copying each other rather than exploiting the whole available palette. In the US they are far more adventurous, a chap on Rennlist has just ordered a Mint Green GT4. smile

Edited by kmpowell on Monday 9th May 17:46
Utter nonsense. My Ultraviolet PTS was the first purple GT4 in the UK. At the time there was one other worldwide. I wasn't copying anyone. I chose Ultraviolet because I loved the colour on the GT3RS and it is a proper "in your face" colour suitable for a GT car. I don't care what colours other people choose or what is fashionable. Or how wide the colour palette is. If I'm specifying a £100K car I choose what I want. If you want mint green then that's up to you.
Errrrr, ultraviolet isn’t dark purple, so you can come off your high horse as you clearly fall into the “not everyone!” camp I stated. Amethyst type hues are dark purple which is currently very fashionable, along with the dark greens.

julian987R

3,361 posts

36 months

Friday 13th May
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This is quite a combo
Yellow stitching, red dials, green trim. No wonder he is flipping it!

https://www.hemmings.com/listing/2022-porsche-718-...



julian987R

3,361 posts

36 months

Friday 13th May
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More info on it

https://germancarsforsaleblog.com/2022-porsche-718...

"The frantic typing in the description for the car probably explains why this car was ordered in such a bizarre configuration. Just to run it down real quick, you have Python Green with gold wheels, black leather, green plastics, yellow seatbelts and trim, and red gauges. That is too many colors. Way too many colors. I can’t imagine the amount of cringing the dealer was doing when submitting this order, then asking for a massive down payment so the buyer didn’t bail and they’d be stuck trying to sell this thing.

It does seem like there is some regret, as now the owner is asking $53,000 over sticker price – which is just comical. Yes, some of these do trade slightly over sticker, but $178,000 for this one and it doesn’t even have sport bucket seats or carbon-ceramic brakes? I think it is going to sit a while."

Now then Bruce

20 posts

3 months

Saturday 14th May
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SpyderMatt said:
Well, after a long 8 month wait since order taken, pick up tomorrow at 3pm… weather looking good but max 4k rpm for 1500 miles which I always follow.
Plan is to take her for a Sunday jaunt down to Sandbanks and lunch at Lazy Jacks to get a bit of initial mileage racked up.
Fantastic. Perfect day for it. You must be very excited!

renga

38 posts

117 months

Saturday 14th May
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SpyderMatt said:
Well, after a long 8 month wait since order taken, pick up tomorrow at 3pm… weather looking good but max 4k rpm for 1500 miles which I always follow.
Plan is to take her for a Sunday jaunt down to Sandbanks and lunch at Lazy Jacks to get a bit of initial mileage racked up.
Amazing, make sure to post pics of collection and at sandbanks!

kmpowell

2,310 posts

205 months

Saturday 14th May
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SpyderMatt said:
kmpowell said:
Weekly update today (5th May) from my dealer, which finally included some date update information... my CP8 date this morning has apparently moved from 11th March (yes you read that correctly!) to 23rd May.

What that means bearing in mind the car has been AWOL for nigh on 2 months with nobody knowing when/if/how anything will happen, who knows, I guess time will tell. read

Edited by kmpowell on Thursday 5th May 15:45
Have you seen the screen ? If not ask them to email you screen grabs of the Porsche system
Copy of the internal system as of yesterday. Since that CP8 date change last week, it looks like things might be finally moving along, albeit slipped a few more days to the 27th form the 23rd. spin



SpyderMatt said:
Well, after a long 8 month wait since order taken, pick up tomorrow at 3pm… weather looking good but max 4k rpm for 1500 miles which I always follow.
Plan is to take her for a Sunday jaunt down to Sandbanks and lunch at Lazy Jacks to get a bit of initial mileage racked up.
Good luck for today, hope it's a special day for you. I'm very envious you are at delivery stage. smile

renga

38 posts

117 months

Saturday 14th May
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kmpowell said:
SpyderMatt said:
kmpowell said:
Weekly update today (5th May) from my dealer, which finally included some date update information... my CP8 date this morning has apparently moved from 11th March (yes you read that correctly!) to 23rd May.

What that means bearing in mind the car has been AWOL for nigh on 2 months with nobody knowing when/if/how anything will happen, who knows, I guess time will tell. read

Edited by kmpowell on Thursday 5th May 15:45
Have you seen the screen ? If not ask them to email you screen grabs of the Porsche system
Copy of the internal system as of yesterday. Since that CP8 date change last week, it looks like things might be finally moving along, albeit slipped a few more days to the 27th form the 23rd. spin



SpyderMatt said:
Well, after a long 8 month wait since order taken, pick up tomorrow at 3pm… weather looking good but max 4k rpm for 1500 miles which I always follow.
Plan is to take her for a Sunday jaunt down to Sandbanks and lunch at Lazy Jacks to get a bit of initial mileage racked up.
Good luck for today, hope it's a special day for you. I'm very envious you are at delivery stage. smile


Exactly as mine! Wow

Porsche guy

3,408 posts

204 months

Saturday 14th May
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julian987R said:
This is quite a combo
Yellow stitching, red dials, green trim. No wonder he is flipping it!

https://www.hemmings.com/listing/2022-porsche-718-...

That looks so naff!

av185

15,897 posts

104 months

Saturday 14th May
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Yep how could anyone get it so wrong on so many levels. hurl

PGNSagaris

2,659 posts

143 months

Saturday 14th May
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av185 said:
Yep how could anyone get it so wrong on so many levels. hurl
Not even a billy bullstter fantasist like you could come up with that spec

philj

67 posts

201 months

Saturday 14th May
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Mines awaiting prep and PPF. Hopefully collect next weekend.


av185

15,897 posts

104 months

Saturday 14th May
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PGNSagaris said:
av185 said:
Yep how could anyone get it so wrong on so many levels. hurl
Not even a billy bullstter fantasist like you could come up with that spec
Another over aggressive post from the Walter Mitty of the forums.

Enjoy your fantasy racing in your toy model Boxster. rofl

Zee Germanz

31 posts

71 months

Saturday 14th May
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philj said:
Mines awaiting prep and PPF. Hopefully collect next weekend.

Very nice, congrats. Have you got any more pics from different angles?

I was considering getting another set of GT4 alloys (with PS4S) in silver and it would be good to see what they look like from different angles on shark blue.

PGNSagaris

2,659 posts

143 months

Saturday 14th May
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av185 said:
Another over aggressive post from the Walter Mitty of the forums.

Enjoy your fantasy racing in your toy model Boxster. rofl
Where is your GT2RS Walter…oh wait…it was all bks. Or are you just allergic to custard

Clown

philj

67 posts

201 months

Saturday 14th May
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Zee Germanz said:
Very nice, congrats. Have you got any more pics from different angles?

I was considering getting another set of GT4 alloys (with PS4S) in silver and it would be good to see what they look like from different angles on shark blue.
Thanks. Not at the moment but will get more next week. Some pics on this thread though.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...




SpyderMatt

145 posts

195 months

Saturday 14th May
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Just back after a long drive home, wonderful machine….Great experience at Hatfield, even had the receptionist ladies out giving a little cheer…

Looking forward to a bit if a run to South Coast tomorrow…

Click on image for little video..

Edited by SpyderMatt on Saturday 14th May 18:40

julian987R

3,361 posts

36 months

Saturday 14th May
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PGNSagaris said:
av185 said:
Yep how could anyone get it so wrong on so many levels. hurl
Not even a billy bullstter fantasist like you could come up with that spec
hey, i bring articles, news, cars for sale, and topical thread starters to the party....I don't see you doing any of that. Don't be so rude and get some manners.


MogUk

46 posts

15 months

Saturday 14th May
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Zee Germanz said:
I was considering getting another set of GT4 alloys (with PS4S) in silver and it would be good to see what they look like from different angles on shark blue.
Few angles of mine here…






Zee Germanz

31 posts

71 months

Saturday 14th May
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MogUk said:
Few angles of mine here…





I quite like that - thanks for sharing.

I can see you also have RSNV wing risers - still a bit undecided on these.

Also, where did you get your front number plate from and do you know the size?

Now then Bruce

20 posts

3 months

Saturday 14th May
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philj said:
Mines awaiting prep and PPF. Hopefully collect next weekend.

Are Porsche doing your ppf? Do you mind me asking the cost? A few places recommended near me (Lincolnshire) but not sure if it's worth factory or Topaz doing it. Cost dependent.