718 GT4 UK Allocations

718 GT4 UK Allocations

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Twinfan

9,762 posts

91 months

Wednesday 15th March
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breadvan said:
Random question, both coolant and oil running at 106 deg with normal, relaxed driving. It’s hotter than I remember, is this normal?
Perfectly normal for the new 4.0 in the 718 GTS/GT4/Spyder. They run hotter than previous models smile

av185

17,187 posts

114 months

Wednesday 15th March
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They certainly do.

And a whole lot hotter than the 4.0 GT3.

breadvan

1,878 posts

155 months

Wednesday 15th March
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Lovely, cheers.

WG

903 posts

113 months

Wednesday 15th March
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If you engage PDK sport, you will find that the temperature reduces significantly - this opens the third (central) radiator.

BAMoFo

446 posts

243 months

Wednesday 15th March
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ClubsportStr said:
More likely this is the case.

Sure there will be others in the que at the OPC that would be upset not to be offered it first especially if production is ending this summer and most options other than Bose are now available!
I was configuring my specification yesterday morning and the OPC checked and confirmed that Bose is available.

Prospective

164 posts

129 months

Wednesday 15th March
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neilf said:
Guess this makes sense as it wasn’t the same advisor.

I wasn’t particularly unhappy the cancelled allocation didn’t come my way. I only enquired last week, I’m sure there are others in the queue way before me!

Just seemed a bit unfair they were cold calling old clients who had shown no interest in GT cars, when they must have a long list of current customers begging for one. Maybe it’s a way of getting old customers back into Porsche.
They didn’t ring me!

gashead1105

521 posts

140 months

Thursday 16th March
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Hopefully this is kind of the right place to post this: anyone had any experience of whether there are noise issues at Bedford Autodrome with the standard induction/silencer? MSV were not able to provide any help as to whether the car generally has an issue on the phone, and while I could take it to Snetterton for a static noise test, my experience at Bedford is that it's the drive by that's the issue. (I could take the Exige but I already know it's borderline for noise and I'd love to try the Cayman out!)

Twinfan

9,762 posts

91 months

Thursday 16th March
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The 718 GT4 is a pretty quiet car due to the GPFs. They measure 90-92dB static. I've not had mine measured drive by but I'd be very surprised if it was too loud. What are the limits on the day you're looking at?

EDIT: a quick Google says it's 101dB static and 87.5dB drive by a Bedford. So static you'll be fine and drive by could be touch and go. Mad Scientist had a black flag at Beford in his 718 GT4 when he had it, so you may have to just see how you get on.

Edited by Twinfan on Thursday 16th March 11:32

gashead1105

521 posts

140 months

Thursday 16th March
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Thanks Twinfan. Sorry, posting the limits would have been helpful and yes, you have got them right. My general experience with other cars is that 101db is normally fine for most, but the 87.5db driveby is very tight with a lot of aftermarket exhausts and even standard OE exhausts for high power cars, particularly switchable ones such as on the GT4. I'll have a think about it.

philj

103 posts

211 months

Thursday 16th March
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gashead1105 said:
Hopefully this is kind of the right place to post this: anyone had any experience of whether there are noise issues at Bedford Autodrome with the standard induction/silencer? MSV were not able to provide any help as to whether the car generally has an issue on the phone, and while I could take it to Snetterton for a static noise test, my experience at Bedford is that it's the drive by that's the issue. (I could take the Exige but I already know it's borderline for noise and I'd love to try the Cayman out!)
My standard 718 GT4 was absolutely fine at Bedford. Was there several times last year without issue.

J210

4,201 posts

170 months

Thursday 16th March
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Stockport have a brand new artic grey GT4 with buckets

https://finder.porsche.com/gb/en-GB/details/porsch...

northernmedia

1,914 posts

125 months

Thursday 16th March
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A little above list, too, by the look of it?

Twinfan

9,762 posts

91 months

Thursday 16th March
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As a brand new car it would have to be at list plus road tax and OTR charges. Config says £105,288 for the car itself, road tax is £2,015. £908 seems high for number plates etc but not exactly flipper levels!

F12DDE

107 posts

66 months

Thursday 16th March
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gashead1105 said:
Hopefully this is kind of the right place to post this: anyone had any experience of whether there are noise issues at Bedford Autodrome with the standard induction/silencer? MSV were not able to provide any help as to whether the car generally has an issue on the phone, and while I could take it to Snetterton for a static noise test, my experience at Bedford is that it's the drive by that's the issue. (I could take the Exige but I already know it's borderline for noise and I'd love to try the Cayman out!)
I was at Bedford twice last year with my 718 GT4 and had no issues with the stock exhaust system. Not even a warning

LamedonM

280 posts

29 months

Thursday 16th March
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J210 said:
Stockport have a brand new artic grey GT4 with buckets

https://finder.porsche.com/gb/en-GB/details/porsch...
Well it doesn’t have LED PDLS😊

kmpowell

2,592 posts

215 months

Thursday 16th March
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Twinfan said:
As a brand new car it would have to be at list plus road tax and OTR charges. Config says £105,288 for the car itself, road tax is £2,015. £908 seems high for number plates etc but not exactly flipper levels!
The £900 could be their cost for Swissvax/Lifeste and/or other stty 'protection' products, which have already been applied to the car. But yes, you're right any brand new & unregistered car cannot be sold over list by an OPC, only a fully registered car can. This one is listed with zero miles, and given it's pretty much list I suspect it's brand new.

I see Romans have just listed a June 2022 PTS Rubystar car for £103k. It's a high spec but weirdly it's sans any sort of headlight upgrade, which is weird for such a high spec car, and it was before there were issues with PDLS+.

't will be interesting to see how long these two hang around. smile

neilf

720 posts

98 months

Thursday 16th March
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Prospective said:
They didn’t ring me!
Not worthy. laugh

gashead1105

521 posts

140 months

Thursday 16th March
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philj said:
gashead1105 said:
Hopefully this is kind of the right place to post this: anyone had any experience of whether there are noise issues at Bedford Autodrome with the standard induction/silencer? MSV were not able to provide any help as to whether the car generally has an issue on the phone, and while I could take it to Snetterton for a static noise test, my experience at Bedford is that it's the drive by that's the issue. (I could take the Exige but I already know it's borderline for noise and I'd love to try the Cayman out!)
My standard 718 GT4 was absolutely fine at Bedford. Was there several times last year without issue.
Thanks very much. Stupid question perhaps, but was that with the exhaust button set to loud? Did you need to short shift after turn 1 for that noise marker?

Redline88

264 posts

93 months

Thursday 16th March
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gashead1105 said:
philj said:
gashead1105 said:
Hopefully this is kind of the right place to post this: anyone had any experience of whether there are noise issues at Bedford Autodrome with the standard induction/silencer? MSV were not able to provide any help as to whether the car generally has an issue on the phone, and while I could take it to Snetterton for a static noise test, my experience at Bedford is that it's the drive by that's the issue. (I could take the Exige but I already know it's borderline for noise and I'd love to try the Cayman out!)
My standard 718 GT4 was absolutely fine at Bedford. Was there several times last year without issue.
Thanks very much. Stupid question perhaps, but was that with the exhaust button set to loud? Did you need to short shift after turn 1 for that noise marker?
I’m pretty sure that over a certain rpm (4k I think) the valves open automatically so it’s the same with the valve open or closed.

philj

103 posts

211 months

Thursday 16th March
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gashead1105 said:
philj said:
gashead1105 said:
Hopefully this is kind of the right place to post this: anyone had any experience of whether there are noise issues at Bedford Autodrome with the standard induction/silencer? MSV were not able to provide any help as to whether the car generally has an issue on the phone, and while I could take it to Snetterton for a static noise test, my experience at Bedford is that it's the drive by that's the issue. (I could take the Exige but I already know it's borderline for noise and I'd love to try the Cayman out!)
My standard 718 GT4 was absolutely fine at Bedford. Was there several times last year without issue.
Thanks very much. Stupid question perhaps, but was that with the exhaust button set to loud? Did you need to short shift after turn 1 for that noise marker?
I think with exhaust off but as has been said, I don’t think it makes much/any difference under full throttle at higher revs. I didn’t short shift or make any attempt to stay away from the microphones. Let me know if you’re planning on going as I’m keen to book another day up.


Edited by philj on Thursday 16th March 21:39