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1 minute ago, Topbox said:

400 hp Boxster Well its a merry christmas then John 😁

 

And likely with a PDK gearbox Bob....a very merry Christmas! 

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Its official!

Looks like its manual only, like the Spyder and GT4. 

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Still slower than even a 718s with PDK and Chrono.  Bet it doesn't handle as well as the flat 4 with all that extra weight.  Time will tell.

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16 minutes ago, Graham W said:

Still slower than even a 718s with PDK and Chrono.  Bet it doesn't handle as well as the flat 4 with all that extra weight.  Time will tell.

4.6s vs 4.5s to 62 mph, is the only metric I can find of it being 'slower'.   

Also 1385 kilos vs 1405 kilos. Somehow suspect 20 kilos isn't the be all and end all of handling, and would be surprised if the chassis hasn't been tweaked with.

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50 minutes ago, Graham W said:

Still slower than even a 718s with PDK and Chrono.  Bet it doesn't handle as well as the flat 4 with all that extra weight.  Time will tell.

The turbo engine was actually heavier than the old flat 6 once you accounted for the turbos and intercoolers etc. The 4.0 will be heavier than the old 3.4  which seems to be reflected in the figures above, either way the difference will be small enough to make little differance.

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I wonder who will be the first on here to get one, as there does seem to be quite a bit of excitement.

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So is this the end of the 4 pot experiment or will the 4ltr 6 pot be only for the higher end of the boxster range?

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4 hours ago, RoddyT said:

The configurator will have been busy today!

 

yup, had a go at that - came to 75k. but no PDK... hurrumph...

I'm wondering if the extra two cylinders means shorter gearbox essential (ie manual) as there wouldn't be room for the longer pdk box maybe? 

Still not the end of the world if manual only - I'm sure they'll sell loads of them

 

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I have had a phone call from my OPC before Christmas asking if i would be interested in placing an order when available. Of course i said interested as he seemed to think pdk available at release. If i took the leap then it would have to be PDK im afraid.

 

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According to my OPC PDK engined cars have just got to go through emission regs sign off, so will follow about a month after launch of manual cars.

Manual cars already signed off as already used in Spyder and GT4 cars.

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PDK after the Spyder and GT4 PDKs then? 

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18 minutes ago, Araf said:

PDK after the Spyder and GT4 PDKs then? 

thats my understanding 

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Exciting times and its great to see that supply seems straight forward and not dealer limited

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Offered good money for my 718 . The gts is only few more grand than i paid for my 718 🙄

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Damn - thought I'd have the 981 GTS forever but this sounds interesting.....

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Blinkin' flip,  hear that big bang? That was the sound of the 981 GTS prices falling through the floor - damn you Porsche, I thought I had a car for life!!!!!

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