What’s better than a Porsche....

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Re: What’s better than a Porsche....

Post by Nuclear Nick » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:54 pm

Looks great Arif! Couldn’t agree more on what’s better than a Porsche......!

So when you say it’s rained, it looks like you had two local showers, one over each car!
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Re: What’s better than a Porsche....

Post by VanB » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:21 pm

981 is an awesome car in any iteration and a brilliant daily too being massively practical. If i could have justified keeping my 981 when I bought my Macan I wouldn’t be in a 911 now. Great choice, Arif 👍
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Re: What’s better than a Porsche....

Post by MacanArif » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:41 pm

Thanks chaps

The BMW i3 went back as it came to the end of it's lease and so had to hand the Golf R to the other half. Decided it was time to experience a Cayman and found one with low miles 12k and one of the last ones 16 plate before they made the switch to the 718. I test drove a 718 and it was a more modern car with updated tech and felt quicker than the 981 but it was the engine that made my mind up. Once I'd been in the 981 with PSE it was no contest - the 2.7 engine needs to be worked through the revs which brings with it its own enjoyment and revving to 7000rpm the engine sounds awesome.

Whilst I had the two cars out, I appeared to get more complimentary comments about the 981 from the non-porsche enthusiasts as most people commented that it would be something they would consider buying. The comments regarding the GT3 were more akin to - that looks scary and I'd be afraid of driving it!

Obviously the two cars can't really be compared. The GT3 is still the best track focused road car you can buy and it makes me smile every time I drive it, which is only at the weekends by the way. Now I can enjoy a Porsche during the week!
Previous Porsches - Macan 1 - SD, Macan 2 - Turbo, Macan 3 - Turbo, 991.1 C4GTS coupe, 996 C4S coupe, Macan 4 - Turbo, 991.2 C4GTS coupe Code: PJBRVFK0.

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Re: What’s better than a Porsche....

Post by Ian.g » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:58 pm

Out of interest, how does the GT3 compare to the C4GTS that you had? Can you tell the difference on a public road? Or are they both amazing?!


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Re: What’s better than a Porsche....

Post by Spud » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:20 pm

For a moment thought that was a parking ticket on the 981 😂 great looking car Arif, hope you keeping well
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Re: What’s better than a Porsche....

Post by MacanArif » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:57 pm

Ian.g wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:58 pm
Out of interest, how does the GT3 compare to the C4GTS that you had? Can you tell the difference on a public road? Or are they both amazing?!
Ian, both cars pretty amazing. However, after driving a GT3 you pretty much realise that all other Porsches are a sanitised experience. I don't mean that in a disrespectful way as all Porsches are amazing drivers cars but the GT3 is a proper road going race car - firm, connected and raw. The steering is so accurate and direct, the noise something else, you hear every noise from the engine e.g. fluids moving around, gears changing - no sound deadening, the performance from a NA engine being different to the turbo charged engines.

The GT3 is an entirely different proposition to the C4GTS and once you've driven a GT3 you'll appreciate what I'm talking about.

My Cayman 981 2.7 feels like a Mercedes S class in comparison.
Previous Porsches - Macan 1 - SD, Macan 2 - Turbo, Macan 3 - Turbo, 991.1 C4GTS coupe, 996 C4S coupe, Macan 4 - Turbo, 991.2 C4GTS coupe Code: PJBRVFK0.

991.2 GT3 arrived http://www.porsche-code.com/PJPC1QZ6


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Re: What’s better than a Porsche....

Post by MacanArif » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:59 pm

Spud wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:20 pm
For a moment thought that was a parking ticket on the 981 😂 great looking car Arif, hope you keeping well
Thanks Ian (Spud) - I'm very well and hope you and the missus are well too? Hope to see you at the next meet!
Previous Porsches - Macan 1 - SD, Macan 2 - Turbo, Macan 3 - Turbo, 991.1 C4GTS coupe, 996 C4S coupe, Macan 4 - Turbo, 991.2 C4GTS coupe Code: PJBRVFK0.

991.2 GT3 arrived http://www.porsche-code.com/PJPC1QZ6


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