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I was in Belfast OPC last week and they had a 718 and a Panamera in Gentian Blue. Absolutely gorgeous in the flesh.

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6 hours ago, Happy Days said:

I was in Belfast OPC last week and they had a 718 and a Panamera in Gentian Blue. Absolutely gorgeous in the flesh.

Ah....I don't suppose you got a pic?

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6 minutes ago, JohnSyn said:

Ah....I don't suppose you got a pic?

Stop kidding John, I’m sure you’ve already got one sat on the drive!

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28 minutes ago, Gutley said:

Stop kidding John, I’m sure you’ve already got one sat on the drive!

Nope! In fact just back from British Columbia where most vehicles are trucks! 

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2 hours ago, JohnSyn said:

Ah....I don't suppose you got a pic?

I hope you are more faithful to the wife than you are the 'current car' <rolls eyes>

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6 hours ago, Stuart21UK said:

I hope you are more faithful to the wife than you are the 'current car' <rolls eyes>

Better try this time Stuart! Yep...married for a very long time!

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@JohnSyn

another indoor shot for you John. Cayman I know, but gives you an idea! Photo found on an image search.

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Edited by Ringer250

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4 hours ago, Ringer250 said:

another indoor shot for you John.

thanks Steve, much appreciated.

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2 hours ago, Happy Days said:

Nope - I feel really cheesy taking pics of Porsches in a showroom...

Yep, know what you mean!

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It really suits the car! And the wheels set it off well too!

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I think this  looks great in direct sunlight or under showroom lighting but looses all the curves/lines in dull conditions.

Sapphire or Aqua had much more life in them.

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I’d like to see one of these in the flesh. The photos I’ve seen lead me to think it could be a great colour, the ‘issue’ about how it looks in dull conditions would be one thing that might be against it for me.

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Looks truly gorgeous under bright showroom lights, and probably in bright sunlight but does in fact look rather dull in overcast light. It’s just a little too dark.

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6 hours ago, Willemite said:

Looks truly gorgeous under bright showroom lights, and probably in bright sunlight but does in fact look rather dull in overcast light. It’s just a little too dark.

I can confirm this. Having seen this colour, Gentian Blue, on a 992 in the showroom, it looked stunning, so I borrowed one for the weekend with a view to buying it.

The colour looks great under electric lighting and also when clean in bright sunlight.

However after driving if and getting it dirty it looked very plain, I mean really plain! Especially under overcast skies, the metallic blue just looked really flat, a most strange phenomenum!

So much so that I returned it and bought a GT Silver one instead!

Here's some pictures, judge for yourself.

BlueBlueBlueBlue

I know she was fairly dirty, but you get the idea, she looked very plain unless she was anything less than pristine!

 

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Not keen on that rear number plate being mounted so low down between the exhausts, nor the gaping black plastic mouth at the front either.

The 992 looks so much better with the sport dynamic kit fitted front and rear, it moves the rear number plate up and gives the front a better defined 'face'.

 

Edited by RBD914 v2

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Great bit of 'Porsche parking' in the last photos, is that in the far corner of the local supermarket?

When I saw the first photo, I thought I was looking at a Nissan 350Z

https://images.app.goo.gl/qvZ7u8XHUUqy9SDR8

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2 hours ago, RBD914 v2 said:

Blue

I know she was fairly dirty, but you get the idea, 

 

 

The registration suggests she's very dirty indeed!  

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I know what you mean about flat, I felt the same about Guards red when looking at the 981...when dirty it just made the car look like 'Vauxhall Astra faded red'

...and to qualify that cmment I actually like Guards red...

So I chose GT Silver and to be fair with it a tad dirty on the driveway at present you could also call it flat silver too...although I think it hids it better than some of the richer colours 🙂

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2 hours ago, mid-life said:

 

The registration suggests she's very dirty indeed!  

Never noticed that, well spotted!

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On 2/9/2020 at 6:42 AM, RBD914 v2 said:

However after driving if and getting it dirty it looked very plain, I mean really plain! Especially under overcast skies, the metallic blue just looked really flat, a most strange phenomenum!

Aka- Gentian Blue,  you should know these cars aren’t for driving,  polishing and gazing at in the well lit double garage maybe.  I’ve still not seen one in the flesh so will reserve full judgement (though I seem to agree with you on most things ascetically (see below) so I suspect I might agree here too)

 

On 2/9/2020 at 6:52 AM, RBD914 v2 said:

Not keen on that rear number plate being mounted so low down between the exhausts, nor the gaping black plastic mouth at the front either.

The 992 looks so much better with the sport dynamic kit fitted front and rear, it moves the rear number plate up and gives the front a better defined 'face'.

Absolutely!!  Makes the difference between... “Humm... not sure” to “Yes Please”   IMO. 

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I've been told the exhaust tips in bumper are not actually joined to exhaust pipes - apparently there is a gap !

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