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Re: Porsche 911 Carrera T

Post by Wing Commander » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:03 pm

^^^ You are forgiven, Semerka. ;)
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Re: Porsche 911 Carrera T

Post by neilj007 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:25 am

Simon won't mind - he's on page 98 now.....
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Re: Porsche 911 Carrera T

Post by Wing Commander » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:25 pm

neilj007 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:25 am
Simon won't mind - he's on page 98 now.....
Quite right! ;) :ugeek:
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Re: Porsche 911 Carrera T

Post by Rab J » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:29 pm

Does anyone know what the record is?
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Re: Porsche 911 Carrera T

Post by Paul » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:38 pm

Errr, that would be another of Simon’s posts......😂😂
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Re: Porsche 911 Carrera T

Post by Paul » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:33 pm

Paul wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:38 pm
Errr, that would be another of Simon’s posts......😂😂
Nearly there Simon!

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Re: Porsche 911 Carrera T

Post by Wing Commander » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:44 pm

^^^^ :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Porsche 911 Carrera T

Post by Wing Commander » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:10 pm

Rab J wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Does anyone know what the record is?
This forum’s three most popular threads:

1. “Spotted” - 140 pages, 1,396 replies and 134,719 views.
2. “Porsche 911 Carrera T” - 98 pages, 979 replies and 68,216 views.
3. “New 911 Spec” - 93 pages, 929 replies and 45,198 views.

:oops:
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Re: Porsche 911 Carrera T

Post by Wing Commander » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:33 pm

As requested/promised, here’s a brief review of my newly modified Carrera T:

The work was carried out by Litchfield Motors who are based near Tewkesbury. I have no affiliation with Iain or his company. I came across them after reading reviews in the motoring press of Iain’s own Carrera T, which he bought himself for his 40th birthday after failing to get a GT3 allocation.

Iain’s favourite review of his car by a motoring journalist is one that refers to it as a ‘gentleman’s GT3’. :)

I initially decided to get the suspension and handling package. This consists of shorter, stiffer KW springs, new bushes and 7mm spacers all around. When I took my car to Litchfield for this work, I took Iain’s Carrera T for a spin and was then sold on getting the other upgrades done too!

If you Google ‘Litchfield Carrera T’ you’ll find professional reviews of Iain’s car from Autocar, Car, Top Gear and others.

The handling pack lowers the car by 10mm at the rear and 20mm at the front. The T already comes as standard with the lower Sport PASM suspension, so this new lower ride height is about the same as a GT3 I think. I was toying with the idea of having the car lowered by a further 5-7mm all round, but am going to hold fire on that. As it is, I have to be cautious with speed bumps etc. I was visiting a country house the other day with my daughters and the car grounded on a hidden speed bump, bump had no markings and was on a freshly gravelled private road, and the underside of the car grounded on the bump. Ouch!

I like the feel of the car with the handling/suspension pack. You feel more ‘in touch’ with the road surface and the car has a sportier feel, especially with the chassis in Sport mode. And fortunately the ride does not feel unduly harsh. My passengers have not made any comments about any hardness in the ride comfort either. I suspect that I will appreciate these enhancements even more when I get ‘braver’ in the use of the car’s power, especially on twisty country roads.

On my second visit to Litchfield, the car went in for the rest of the upgrades. These consist of an ECU remap, new manifolds, new sports CATs and a Remus silencer. The only difference with Iain’s car is that his has an Akrapovic silencer, rather than the Remus one. (They said the Remus one is louder.)

Firstly, the sound. Love it. Definitely noisier, but not obnoxiously so, in my view. Sounds meatier, with more character. Still has the great burbles on over-run in Sport mode. Am loving the sportier, more raw soundtrack of my car now. When it’s just me in the car, I have it in Sport mode nearly all the time, often with the chassis in Sport mode too. It is louder in the cabin and can be a bit boomy. For this reason, I usually turn off the PSE mode when having a conversation with my passenger or when on a motorway cruise. I didn’t do this before the exhaust upgrade, but can now identify with Col and others who have said that they find the PSE tiresome or a drone when cruising.

The performance. Wow! To be honest, I have only really scratched the surface, but suffice to say that in the right circumstances, this car is ludicrously fast! As with all Porsches, only a racing driver will truly extract all the performance available, and then only on a track. However, in my early days with my newly upgraded T, I have definitely noticed the extra power and torque. Even on the first drive home from Litchfield Motors, it was clear that depressing the throttle pedal had more effect! One has to be alert to the surroundings, as it’s just so easy to propel the car to warp speed in no time.

My natural instinct is to be (overly?) protective of the car/engine, so I’ve always had the tendency to ‘change up early’ without exploring the higher reaches of a car’s rev range. I do feel now, however, that to benefit from these upgrades, I do need to be ‘braver’ in pushing that needle nearer to the red section of the rev counter to take advantage of what the car can now do. On a few occasions, where circumstances permit, I have taken the car up close to the red line before changing up and I just feel like laughing, such is the ridiculous performance available on tap now from my T.

Over the coming months, I will continue to get to know my car better and to explore/relish its abilities. I shall keep you posted...

Before you ask, yes, I know these enhancements will potentially affect a warranty claim. I have gone into this with my eyes open. I could have waited until the end of the three year warranty, but what the heck, we only live once right!? And as my Dad died at the age that I am now, I am painfully aware of our own mortality, so Carpe Diem!

Insurance: I have kept my insurer (Manning UK) informed all along. The suspension & handling work caused no increase in premium, but I let them know what was done and when. The remap & exhaust upgrade triggered a 15% increase in premium, which I didn’t think was too bad in exchange for a power increase of at least 31%.

Any questions, just ask.

Cheers,
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Sold: 2016 Rhodium Silver Macan 2.0
Sold: 2013 Platinum Silver 911 (991.1) C2
Sold: 2017 Carmine Red Panamera 4
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Re: Porsche 911 Carrera T

Post by VanB » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:44 pm

Great review - thanks for taking the time to write it.
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