How would you spec your 992 GTS?

How would you spec your 992 GTS?

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OliOC

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Thursday 1st July 2021
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I'm in the fortunate position (well, in my eyes anyway) of having an order in on a 992 GTS.

I currently drive a 991.2 GTS and love that. The spec of that car is Agate grey, PDK, GTS interior pack, Bose, 18 way and a few other bits and bobs that escape me.

I presume what I am thinking for the spec of this one will not be to everyone's cup of tea, but, I'm not overly old, have worked hard for my money and want something slightly asbo, hence the Aerokit option. I'd love a 992 GT3, but am not in a position to have spent £100's of thousands at an OPC for the past few years to even attempt to get on a list!



http://www.porsche-code.com/PNYM3US3


What is pretty nice is I have been speccing up a 992 S or months and the GTS is coming out at the same price pretty much - every option I was ticking is included, with the exception of the manual (I believe anyone who specs a manual GTS is just losing out?!).


I have a few questions on a few things that you lot might be able to help with, or at least offer your opinion on.


Manual or PDK
An age-old debate. I pretty much daily my car. Not every day, but most days. Is a manual liveable with in this scenario? part of me wants a manual for 30 odd percent of the time I like to have fun, although my work commute is on a national speed limit road for 20 mins - very little traffic. We have another family car I will drive for any lengthy drives or City stuff.

In the configurator it states the manual comes with:

Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) is standard with a mechanically locking rear differential.
Variable drive torque distribution by intelligent braking of the rear wheels.
Rear differential with asymmetrical locking
Improves agility and steering precision as well as traction and driving stability

Is this standard on all manual 992 Porsches? if so, the only difference with the GTS is a -10mm stick?

The free PASM option
From what I can gather, the car comes as standard with the GTS specific, -10mm PASM. Speccing the free one on the configurator will remove this and add the standard PASM (+10mm). Is that right?

Would you keep the standard one? I presume with this you get the GTS specific dampers and roll bars? And the helper springs? All borrowed from the Turbo. Removing it will remove these, right?

Interior
What are the specific differences in the interiors? What elements are covered in what? I cannot quite bring myself to splash £5k on the GTS interior. Someone mentioned that speccing the option 'Race-Tex interior with extensive items in leather' is the same as the GTS interior, minus the crayon stitching and other crayon accents (belts and dials) - is that right? My current car has the alcantara lower dashboard - is there any way to get this with the new car? it looks (from the promo images) that you get it with the GTS interior. But on the configurator it doesn't render like Race-tex. Switching between the GTS interior and the Race-Tex interior with extensive items in leather this area does seem to render exactly the same. As does the gaiter on the shifter - this looks like leather on both?

Can anyone shed any light on this? The interior is the one bit I'm really stuck on. I want all leather and Race-tex, but am not overly fussed about the crayon stitching and would really prefer not to have crayon dials and seat belts.


Sorry for the lengthy post - your thoughts and comments are very welcome! Good or bad :-)

OliOC

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Thursday 1st July 2021
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I may have just answered one question regarding the 'Race-Tex interior with extensive items in leather' option:

Package as for leather interior package in black but Race-Tex for specific items retained.
Additional items in black Race-Tex: dashboard lower section including glove compartment cover, door centre panels, cup holder cover
Note: only available in interior colour of black

The only thing I cannot work out is whether the gaiter on the shift lever is Race-tex with this option (as I'd want it to be).

OliOC

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Thursday 1st July 2021
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Hobo said:
Re the interior, I want to review my own order in relation to this, but initial order is inclusive of the 'GTS Interior' package/s;

Nice. Maybe I just need to bite the bullet and go for the GTS interior package...I just don't really want the dials or the seatbelts. My current car has the seatbelts and my son has a habit of marking the when he gets in the back...which he actually does rather often.

OliOC

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Thursday 1st July 2021
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Acamp76144 said:
Hi,

I’ve an order in too (for a 4 GTS), can’t wait

IMO you want to get the GTS interior package and leave the pasm (ie don’t delete it)

The carbon and contrast stitching and centre lock wheels are a key part of the GTS ‘identity’ and I think will be pretty important for future resale (not that that is or should be the key consideration)
Mmm, I have considered that. Part of me thinks it is my car, so I'll spec it how I want, but part of me realises I will not keep it forever!

As I said, for me personally it's the Race-tex, carbon, centre lock wheels that do it for me - the contract stitching has crossed my mind. But you might be right...

OliOC

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Thursday 1st July 2021
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davidc1 said:
Defo aerokit. 1st box ticked.
I didn't know anyone else thought that. I'm like...it's a GTS - it should be a bit chavvy. If you don't want that, get a base model or an S. The whole point of the GTS spec (and it is a spec), is for it to be a little more boy-racer.

Edited by OliOC on Monday 5th July 14:35

OliOC

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Friday 2nd July 2021
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Jefferson Steelflex said:
Which is a real shame as the GTS interior pack is £5k (for some reason the carbon pack gets increased to £2.5k and must be included) which is a bit of a joke, and the centre lock wheels are just massive aggro if you ever need to get them off (from bitter experience sadly).

I'm considering a GTS and would not have either option, which makes me think perhaps I should just go for the S. Problem is by the time I spec it properly it's only a grand or so off the GTS and then cost of ownership comes into play, where the GTS would be far better.
I'm lucky in that my father-in-law owns a decent garage, so I can easily remove/administer the centre-lock wheels as he has the correct torque wrench. I can imagine punctures being a complete pain though, which I've yet to experience in my 991.2 GTS ownership. Plus, in my small brain, there is something pretty cool about having wheels that use tech that has filtered down from motorsport!

You're right, I've only noticed that most of the cost is the increase of the Extended Interior Package in matt carbon from £ 506.00 to £ 2,231.00. What's that about?

I found the same with speccing a 992 S - I was basically up to GTS price, and the residuals will be far higher on a GTS car. Plus I prefer the little bits like the matt black front splitter etc.

OliOC

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Friday 2nd July 2021
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DCCT said:
I think your spec looks great!

Pretty much how i'd spec it. Living in London, I'd have to go PDK but my heart would always want the manual.

My only additions would be:

  • Porsche crest on the centre armrest - I always feel that really adds to the interior!
  • SportDesign Side Skirts
Thank you. I am very aware spec is very personal - I certainly wouldn't expect everyone to like it!

The crest on the centre armrest is a good shout. I prefer the black side skirts though, and I believe speccing the SportDesign Side Skirts will make them body-coloured?

OliOC

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Friday 2nd July 2021
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Davey S2 said:
I'd go for Gentian Blue with the RS wheels and a manual 'box.

I have to say this looks lush. I was originally going for Agate grey, but my wife quite rightly pointed out it's a bit silly to have the same colour as I've currently got, in what is a very similar car. I've always been a fan of flat colours (I LOVE Nardo grey), so think Crayon will be a good shout.

OliOC

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Monday 5th July 2021
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Cheib said:
Disagree with airokit being the option that people want….a lot of people like the GTS because it doesn’t have the spoiler and is a bit more stealth. Anything higher up the performance ladder comes with a spoiler (GT3 Touring apart)….look how popular the Touring is to tell you how much people like performance/pedigree without the spoiler.

997 GTS with Aerokit seem to hang around if anything (911 Virgin had one for quite a while recently)….and you don’t see people going mad for the ducktail on the 991.1 GTS either.

I’d also agree with what was said above about speccing a GTS…it’s a GTS so people want all the GTS specifics including interior, the interior is a big part of what differentiates a GTS from a Carrera/S. Cars without the expensive GTS interior box ticked don’t sell as quickly….that applies to 997 GTS, and both 991 GTS’s. Doubt 992 will be any different. I
It's interesting regarding the Aerokit - four votes for it, three votes against it in this thread so far. 50/50. Personally I love the 991.2 GT3 wing. I love the look of the whole car. The touring is also lovely. I'd happily have either. Really not sure on the 992 GT3 wing, and would almost certainly purchase a touring if I was ever given the opportunity to do so.

But there's something about the wing on the 992 Aerokit that I really like. I saw a car in Norwich OPC the other day and it worked well. I feel it is less of a statement than the 997 GTS Aerokit wing and considerably more than the small wing on the 991 (could you even spec a 991.2 with Aerokit?).

I wonder if there is perhaps a correlation between age and whether you like it (not that I am suggesting you are at all old Cheib); I am just curious. it is perhaps slightly try hard, but I would imagine any 992 GTS purchaser (or certainly many of them) would be buying a 992 GT3 if there was a chance of owning one. As we all know they are rather impossible to get hold of.

I think you may be right on the GTS interior package though...

OliOC

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Tuesday 6th July 2021
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kmpowell said:
Defo no Aerokit for me. IMO the Aero-kit on a non GT3/2 is a bit too 'try-hard'.

I'm currently looking at used 991.2 GTS's at the moment, but having wandered into the configurator I'm tempted to order new.

How I'd do it:
- Python Green (or Lava Orange)
- RS Spyder Design Wheels
- GTS interior package
- Electric slide/tilt glass sunroof
- Electric folding exterior mirrors
- Brake Calipers painted in Black (high-gloss)
- Automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor
- Rear wiper
- ParkAssist (front and rear) including reversing camera
- Light design package
- Extended Interior Package in matt carbon (auto selected with Interior GTS package)
- BOSE

Looking nice. Python green is a great colour. It's lovely in fact. As is Lava orange. Both fairly out there colours in terms of getting noticed on the road...

OliOC

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Tuesday 6th July 2021
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julian987R said:
I like the GTS rear number plate position. The Carerra S rear is too bare





Completely agree with you on this.

OliOC

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Sunday 29th August 2021
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Davidkn said:
EvoSid said:
I quite like the GTS but does it need
GTS interior
Centre Lock alloys
Dealer seems to think so
Simple answer is yes.

You can get the same look as the GTS package without the contrast colouring if you dont want that, by optioning the extensive leather with racetex option, that gives you the extra racetex on the lower dash and doors to stop it looking like a poverty GTS.

Then you can also add the extra carbon too (which is considerably cheaper if not optioning the GTS package). You can also add a contrast stitch if you wish too, which is what ive done to get yellow stitching to match the exterior colour.
From what I can see, to get the contrast stitching costs an additional £2189.00 as you need Interior Trim Package with decorative stitching in contrasting colour. This, on top of the Race-Tex interior package with extensive items in leather at £2811.00, makes it more expensive than the GTS Interior Package...

Admittedly I’m not a massive fan of the accent dials, but it doesn’t seem to make sense to spec these two above the GTS pack, given the resale consideration?

Tell me if I’m missing something! I want the full Race-Tex interior, so have currently spec’ed Race-Tex interior package with extensive items in leather, but the only other thing I’d like is the contrast stitching. I could just do without the crayon seat belts and dials. The carbon is a no brainer, but I’d prefer to spend £506.00 as opposed to £2,231.00!

OliOC

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Sunday 29th August 2021
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julian987R said:
Why is carbon a no-brainer? it is plaid printed plastic, faux carbon.
Each to their own! I personally really like the look of it.

OliOC

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Sunday 29th August 2021
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julian987R said:
Totally agree, was wondering if I was missing something about it, but yep totally agree.
The default is black brushed aluminium, or plastic I think? I think if aluminium it will be a bit nicer, but I’d be concerned about it scratching over time. Plastic won’t be quite as nice. Hence for, the no brainer bit!

OliOC

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Thursday 2nd December 2021
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Acamp76144 said:


Quick peak at my new 4 GTS before I pick it up on Tuesday ??
This image highlights one of better things they’ve done with the new GTS (thinking about it, perhaps they’ve done it on all 992’s?). Blacking out (painting or anodising?) the wheel hubs. I presume this will prevent them from oxidising like my 991.2 hubs have.

Edited by OliOC on Monday 13th December 22:06

OliOC

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Monday 13th December 2021
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Sy1441 said:
Anyone got one with an Aerokit on it yet?

I mean I know it’s marmite but its defo going on mine regardless.
Not yet. Mine was apparently in the spray booth today. I’ve specced the aerokit.

Have you got a confirmed order/build slot locked in with the aerokit?

OliOC

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Saturday 1st January 2022
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1PetrolHead said:
Does anyone know or have any news on when the full aero kit will be reintroduced to the configurator? I had a build slot in Feb 22, but was told that the aero kit had just been removed from the configurator and I could proceed with the Feb 22 build without the aero kit or wait for a future build slot when the aero kit returns…
I’d do some more digging here, perhaps outside of your OPC.

From what I’ve been told, Porsche have a very limited volume of aerokit components per model release. Once they are all allocated, they are gone. These cars get built in one batch, which is happening/has just happened. It was the same with the Carrera S - the aerokit was available to spec for a while, then once allocations had been made and the parts volume exhausted, it’s not been available since.

I got my order in on release day and was lucky enough to get an early build slot. I actually got a very early one, but speccing aerokit resulted in it being pushed back to a December build. The car is now built and I’m awaiting delivery in January.

OliOC

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Monday 3rd January 2022
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resigner said:
I think you don't understand what colour truffle brown is.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzs7VBUKx-E&t=...

It will look stunning with lava orange, crayon stitching.

Im the sort of person who wants a manual, and laughs at people who say PDK is faster, they are missing the point.

Anyway, back to the point.

Sounds like i want rear wheel steer, i don't need FAL. I will look at PTS if it's an option, but suspect it isn't without delaying the build.....

Thanks to the person who said the GTS suspension is good for UK roads!
I’m not sure if you are ever planning on selling the car, but if you are, please be very aware it will be fairly difficult to sell with that spec. There are very few people in the UK who will appreciate that combo. I have to say, the lava interior trim will make it almost unsellable imho.

If you’re not concerned with resale value, and you love the combo, 100% go for it. IT is your car and part of the beauty of Porsche is you can do things your way.

It’s shame they don’t do the Turbo centre lock wheels in silver. I think lots of people would spec that if they did.

Edited by OliOC on Monday 3rd January 18:41

OliOC

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Thursday 6th January 2022
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Found out today there has been a slight delay with my build due to a semiconductor shortage. Just thought I’d see if anyone else has experienced the same?

Apparently they are still expecting it with them at the end of the month. Fingers crossed.

It’s an aerokit car (I wonder if that could make a difference?).

OliOC

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Thursday 6th January 2022
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resigner said:
Updated my spec, enjoy.

http://www.porsche-code.com/PNJ7WW73
Much nicer imho…