Archive for The Motor Forum "We are mature men in the highest cadres of our careers"
 


       The Motor Forum Forum Index -> Your Motor
Stuntman

Coming soon...

29 days to go until I take delivery, but it's here...

https://video.citnow.com/vtV_d8495Nz

Yum yum!
Roadrunner

Beyond awesome. Looking forward to Prescott!
Bob Sacamano

Gorgeous, but what the feck is going on with that lad's jumper/cardigan abomination?
Stuntman

Good point well made.  No idea!
franki68

Re: Coming soon...

Stuntman wrote:
29 days to go until I take delivery, but it's here...

https://video.citnow.com/vtV_d8495Nz

Yum yum!


shit colour choice.And how much extra was the carpboard carpet?
Twelfth Monkey

Bob Sacamano wrote:
Gorgeous, but what the feck is going on with that lad's jumper/cardigan abomination?


He also called the car 'she', which is a bit Peter Stringfellow to my way of thinking.

May you have many happy miles together!
Eff One

Re: Coming soon...

Stuntman wrote:
29 days to go until I take delivery, but it's here...


The obvious question being... why are you waiting another 29 days?!
gooner

Re: Coming soon...

Eff One wrote:
Stuntman wrote:
29 days to go until I take delivery, but it's here...


The obvious question being... why are you waiting another 29 days?!


I'd be there in a shot!
Stuntman

Discipline!  

Well given how close it is to January, I'm happy to delay until it's a 2016-registered car.  And my insurance renewal for my current cars is 9th Jan so it then made sense to wait until then and agree an annual quote for all 3 cars (which I've now done).

That said, I am wavering today!  Will have to watch the video again!

Twelfth - I agree, slightly worrying.  I will not refer to it as 'she'!
franki - I dread to think what will be on my invoice  
PhilD

Re: Coming soon...

Eff One wrote:
Stuntman wrote:
29 days to go until I take delivery, but it's here...


The obvious question being... why are you waiting another 29 days?!


Stunts is being nice and letting all the boys from Porsche Centre Tewkesbury have a go first.
Stuntman



It's got 14 miles on the clock in that video, I will be asking questions if it has more!
PhilD

Yeah, they'd have no technology available to them to fix that would they...
TreVoR

Looks great!
Stuntman

PhilD wrote:
Yeah, they'd have no technology available to them to fix that would they...


You can go off people, you know...
Tim

Nice.
Looks like Le Mans blue  
gonnabuildabuggy

Did I only clock it back to 14? meant to do it to 4, sorry  

Slightly amused by Tewkesbury having a Porsche centre, especially with an Ashchurch address. I used to work in Ashchurch and it's definitely not Porsche owner territory unless a lot has changed in 20 yrs.

Or is Cheltenham so expensive now that not even Porsche can afford a dealership there?
Michael

Stuntman wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Yeah, they'd have no technology available to them to fix that would they...


You can go off people, you know...


I think that resetting the trip also does the odometer until it goes over about 50 miles. Great looking car, Dan. Enjoy!
Blarno

Spectacular!
Roadsterstu

Magnificent!
Andy C

Amazing !
Andy C

.........the jumper that is.  

The car looks ok, I suppose
gooner

Stuntman wrote:


It's got 14 miles on the clock in that video, I will be asking questions if it has more!


So it'll be on Jeremy Clarksons new motoring program then?
Grampa

I think I'd be itching to get it now as well, but I suppose it helps the residual value (if that matters to you) by waiting till January.

Interesting the idea that some places have over the car arriving and delivering it to the customer - with both my Astra VXR and the Mini I collected them the same day they arrived at the dealership without comment as if that was normal - the VW garage thought they were busting a gut for me to pick up the Scirocco within a week of it arriving at their place - I got them down to 4 days in the end.
Alf McQueef

Yummy - enjoy! Has to be one of the most desirable driver's cars out there right now. For any money!
Stuntman

Cheers chaps.  I've found out that the car's on the Michelins rather than the Dunlops.  I'm pleased about that.

I'm not too bothered about the residual value but every little helps.  January's fine, I've waited long enough so what's a few more weeks!

All being well, I will keep it for a long while.  Certainly until there's news about a 718 Cayman GT4 (if it has a proper NA F6, a manual gearbox, and I can both afford one and get one).

The silver car might have to go next year, but we'll see in the Spring.
JohnC

Beautiful car. Are those the gunmetal wheels or the black like Franki's?
Martin

That looks fantastic Dan!  I love the wheels, both the style and the colour.

I couldn't wait until January either, not knowing it was pretty much ready to be collected.
Michael

One thing, I'd never have pronounced PASM as a word, instead spelling out the acronym. Am I alone on this?
JohnC

Michael wrote:
One thing, I'd never have pronounced PASM as a word, instead spelling out the acronym. Am I alone on this?


No, I would spell it out too.
Martin

Me too, but I wouldn't wear that jumper either.
Michael

Martin wrote:
Me too, but I wouldn't wear that jumper either.


No, you've got an anorack
Martin

Only a virtual one!
Andy C

Fancy race retro again Dan?

27th and 28th Feb ..  Gt4 would love the surrounding roads
PhilD

JohnC wrote:
Michael wrote:
One thing, I'd never have pronounced PASM as a word, instead spelling out the acronym. Am I alone on this?


No, I would spell it out too.


What about acronyms at your work, do you spell them out or do they all eventually become 'words' ?
Bryan M

You have more self restraint than me, what a lovely motor.
Giant

Absolutely stunning. I've never been more envious of a forum car!
The video is a nice bit of customer service, despite his cardigan, is that standard practice when purchasing a Porsche?
There's no way I'd be waiting 29 hours to collect, let alone 29 days! Especially with Christmas approaching, I'd be taking it for an early morning blast on Christmas morning when the roads are utterly empty.
franki68

Giant wrote:
Absolutely stunning. I've never been more envious of a forum car!
The video is a nice bit of customer service, despite his cardigan, is that standard practice when purchasing a Porsche?
There's no way I'd be waiting 29 hours to collect, let alone 29 days! Especially with Christmas approaching, I'd be taking it for an early morning blast on Christmas morning when the roads are utterly empty.


I didn't get a video,but then again I live up north ,so I got a pie shaped like a Cayman.
Sav

Dan, that looks gorgeous, and the colour is lovely. Yum yum!
PR

That looks pant-wettingly good. May I suggest that a brisk outing up the Fosse is in order when you collect it?!  
Blarno

There is no excuse for that cardigan, even for a car salesman - who rank only slightly above the music of Westlife in my estimations.

We don't do videos, but each customer receives a hand made photo book of their car's journey from chassis to finished article.
Blarno

PR wrote:
That looks pant-wettingly good. May I suggest that a brisk outing up the Fosse is in order when you collect it?!  


That's not a euphemism, is it?

PR

Blarno wrote:
PR wrote:
That looks pant-wettingly good. May I suggest that a brisk outing up the Fosse is in order when you collect it?!  


That's not a euphemism, is it?



Only for 'can I have a p-ride please?'  

Dan took me out in the silver Cayman and M3 in his first few days of ownership of those so it's only continuing tradition!
BeN

Bloody hell! Well done!

I expect plenty of pics here when you finally collect the car!  
PhilD

BeN wrote:
Bloody hell! Well done!

I expect plenty of pics here when you finally collect the car!  


Pics? I want to see a a video complete with huge quiff and abominable cardigan.
PG

I won't bother to repeat all the cardigan comments. What more could I add?

Great colour, great car and I think you'll find that time is going to pass very slowly until 9th January. But Happy New Year has a whole new and deep significance for you in 2016.  
franki68

Stunts..regarding your question on ph,was out this morning in the car,after the missus picked me up from dropping the allroad off.The gt4 rides better than the boxster believe it or not,although bear in mind the wifes car has big wheels.
Nelson

That is perfect, Dan, superb choice.

Prescott....I take you plan to meet up for Le Vie en Blue? Is that the event you're on about. I'll try and make it this year.
Andy C

I see shmee150 has ruined his already




He's also upgraded the exhaust too
Michael

I like that, would be better if the car was white to start with though.
JohnC

Michael wrote:
I like that, would be better if the car was white to start with though.


Can't agree with that. I think decals like that should only adorn cars that live on the track. Road cars like that just make the driver look like a twat. In fact doing that to a GT4 should result in its immediate confiscation.

I like his taste in wheels though!
Michael

I see it as a bit of fun. The guy has likely loved the Martini livery of Porsches past and wanted to live the dream. Good on him. Decals come off, it's his car he can enjoy it as he sees fit.
Nice Guy Eddie

Michael wrote:
I see it as a bit of fun. The guy has likely loved the Martini livery of Porsches past and wanted to live the dream. Good on him. Decals come off, it's his car he can enjoy it as he sees fit.


+1

It would be better in white though. I'd probably go down some tacky route of putting club sport down the side in carerra script.
TreVoR

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Michael wrote:
I see it as a bit of fun. The guy has likely loved the Martini livery of Porsches past and wanted to live the dream. Good on him. Decals come off, it's his car he can enjoy it as he sees fit.


+1

It would be better in white though. I'd probably go down some tacky route of putting club sport down the side in carerra script.


On your M2.  
Stuntman

While I wouldn't apply decals like that to my car, I think those ones work pretty well with the Sapphire Blue.  It would be better, to my eyes, if the Martini logo/roundel was absent altogether - so it would be a nod to those in the know, without the obvious brand reference.

Still... only 23 days to go now!
Stuntman

JohnC - yes, mine's got the gunmetal wheels (Porsche calls them Satin Platinum).  franki's is on the black ones.  I think his car also has the optional carbon interior trim whereas mine has the standard brushed aluminium along the dash, doors and around the centre console.  Other than that, I think our two cars are identical.

Edit: having checked franki's photos on the 'finally' thread, our interior trim is the same!

Piers - Dan G is taking me to the dealership for 10.30am on that Saturday, you're very welcome to come along too if you're free.  Alternatively, we might be able to arrange a mini meet in Stow or similar either on the same day or a subsequent (probably) Saturday.

I doubt if I'll take it up the hill at LVEB this year because I'm slightly concerned about grounding out the front splitter going downhill on that return road!  But we'll see nearer the time.  I'll certainly be in it at some point over that weekend.

Andy - you have first refusal on any passenger ride including on track!
Stuntman

franki68 wrote:
Stunts..regarding your question on ph,was out this morning in the car,after the missus picked me up from dropping the allroad off.The gt4 rides better than the boxster believe it or not,although bear in mind the wifes car has big wheels.


Cheers for that.  I have to say I'm not surprised.  I was amazed how well it rode when I did the PEC day, certainly better than the Cayman R I test drove nearly 4 years ago now.

Hope your hip has got better (or that you're still getting a lot more sex    )
franki68

Stuntman wrote:
franki68 wrote:
Stunts..regarding your question on ph,was out this morning in the car,after the missus picked me up from dropping the allroad off.The gt4 rides better than the boxster believe it or not,although bear in mind the wifes car has big wheels.


Cheers for that.  I have to say I'm not surprised.  I was amazed how well it rode when I did the PEC day, certainly better than the Cayman R I test drove nearly 4 years ago now.

Hope your hip has got better (or that you're still getting a lot more sex    )


Hip/groin is still bad,but the car is addictive ,so I will suffer some more.
Cannot wait until it is run in,it's remarkable how fast you can cover ground using under 4000rpm in this thing,it's ability through bends is breathtaking.
The engine seems so much better than it was in the 991s,noise and low down pull are such you would swear it's different.
Roadsterstu

Stuntman wrote:
JohnC - yes, mine's got the gunmetal wheels (Porsche calls them Satin Platinum).  franki's is on the black ones.  I think his car also has the optional carbon interior trim whereas mine has the standard brushed aluminium along the dash, doors and around the centre console.  Other than that, I think our two cars are identical.

Edit: having checked franki's photos on the 'finally' thread, our interior trim is the same!

Piers - Dan G is taking me to the dealership for 10.30am on that Saturday, you're very welcome to come along too if you're free.  Alternatively, we might be able to arrange a mini meet in Stow or similar either on the same day or a subsequent (probably) Saturday.

I doubt if I'll take it up the hill at LVEB this year because I'm slightly concerned about grounding out the front splitter going downhill on that return road!  But we'll see nearer the time.  I'll certainly be in it at some point over that weekend.

Andy - you have first refusal on any passenger ride including on track!


If I wasn't working I'd have headed down that way! I bet you can't wait. Hopefully I will see (and even more hopefully passenger in) the car a bit later in the year.
Stuntman

Cheers Stu - sounds like a plan later in the year!

Still being good.  Have resisted going to the dealership so far.  21 days to go!
Roadsterstu

Stuntman wrote:
Cheers Stu - sounds like a plan later in the year!

Still being good.  Have resisted going to the dealership so far.  21 days to go!


You need a calender with little chocolate Porsches behind numbered doors.
PhilD

Roadsterstu wrote:
Stuntman wrote:
Cheers Stu - sounds like a plan later in the year!

Still being good.  Have resisted going to the dealership so far.  21 days to go!


You need a calender with little chocolate Porsches behind numbered doors.


You've obviously not seen Stunts' pad...


Guest

Andy C wrote:
I see shmee150 has ruined his already

so pretty baby!!
but my truck - my bigest love ever!



He's also upgraded the exhaust too

[/img]
franki68

Got an issue with some odd noises coming from the car when on  full lock to the right.Someone is being sent to look at it.

anyway...encountered a white gt4 today ,what a non event,terrible colour for the car.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Looks fantastic - I hope someone doesn't offer them more money for it before you take delivery
Stuntman

If they sell it to someone else, I will burn the dealership to the ground and wreak unspeakable violence upon their families!

Not long to go now, less than a week, still haven't gone to see it...
gooner

Stuntman wrote:
If they sell it to someone else, I will burn the dealership to the ground and wreak unspeakable violence upon their families!

Not long to go now, less than a week, still haven't gone to see it...


What are you waiting for?!
Andy C

Stuntman wrote:
If they sell it to someone else, I will burn the dealership to the ground and wreak unspeakable violence upon their families!

Not long to go now, less than a week, still haven't gone to see it...


Are you meeting some forummers after you collect ?  Fancy a pub lunch somewhere ?
Roadsterstu

I'm annoyed that I'm working!
Stuntman

gooner - just waiting until this coming Sat to pick it up, which dovetails with the insurance renewal for all three cars (can't believe I'm saying "three"!).

I will actually go there during this week though to sign documents and transfer the dosh.  And finally see the car!

Andy - let's liaise with Dan G, Piers etc if Saturday works for you?  I'm free all day, the determining factor might be Dan G's plans, given that he's giving me a lift to the dealership in the morning.  I suspect we'll be leaving the dealership by 1130.  The handover begins at 1030.
franki68

Stuntman wrote:
gooner - just waiting until this coming Sat to pick it up, which dovetails with the insurance renewal for all three cars (can't believe I'm saying "three"!).

I will actually go there during this week though to sign documents and transfer the dosh.  And finally see the car!

Andy - let's liaise with Dan G, Piers etc if Saturday works for you?  I'm free all day, the determining factor might be Dan G's plans, given that he's giving me a lift to the dealership in the morning.  I suspect we'll be leaving the dealership by 1130.  The handover begins at 1030.



About bloody time !

Anyway ,don't let any friends drive it....can you believe that white car on ph ?
Stuntman

Yes indeed, that's a bit of a sickener.

Hope they sort out the noises on yours - certainly sounds as if it's more than the normal Ackermann effect noises from your post over there as well.

Any more driving impressions to report, or has the car been mostly tucked up over Christmas and New Year?
franki68

Stuntman wrote:
Yes indeed, that's a bit of a sickener.

Hope they sort out the noises on yours - certainly sounds as if it's more than the normal Ackermann effect noises from your post over there as well.

Any more driving impressions to report, or has the car been mostly tucked up over Christmas and New Year?


the grinding is the result of the brakes being pressed when stationary and on full lock,the technician said its normal ,the squealing wasn't ...there is a plastic unit that rams air onto the front brakes,it came loose and the tyre when the wheel wa son lock was scraping against it.easily resolved,but not impressive for a new car.

Car has been driven a fair bit literally any opportunity I can get ,the wet road grip is amazing and the fact that the car communicates so well allows you to push more so than in many modern cars.
Im not sure about its not fast enough debate,it doesn't have that 'omfg ' sensation you get with 500bhp sports cars ,but its bloody quick and I haven't gone over 4000 rpm yet,from memory it really picks up at the top end ,the engine is way better than the one in the carrera S ,where there was nothing until the last few thousand rpm,here it pulls all the way through.
At first I was wary of the steering ,there is  slightly unatural feel at the slightly off centre point,but the more i drive the more I like the steering .

The ride is hard ,its live able but on bad roads your back can take a pounding ,but the benefit is the car is so stiff ,there is just no slack .
Clutch is shit in traffic as well.
Andy C

Stuntman wrote:
gooner - just waiting until this coming Sat to pick it up, which dovetails with the insurance renewal for all three cars (can't believe I'm saying "three"!).

I will actually go there during this week though to sign documents and transfer the dosh.  And finally see the car!

Andy - let's liaise with Dan G, Piers etc if Saturday works for you?  I'm free all day, the determining factor might be Dan G's plans, given that he's giving me a lift to the dealership in the morning.  I suspect we'll be leaving the dealership by 1130.  The handover begins at 1030.


Dan G is free all day. Hopefully Piers will see this today, if not I'll text him later.

I'm excited at the propect of  just seeing it , god knows what you feel like !
Stuntman

Glad the squealing and scraping got resolved.  

Regarding whether it's fast enough - I don't have the same reference points as you (sadly!) so I suspect it will certainly feel fast enough to me.  A big step on from my current Cayman S (295 hp) and quicker than the M3 as well.  Plus the aero and the sticky tyres...

I'll report back over the weekend but I'm hoping the ride doesn't feel too hard.  From memory, the clutch didn't feel appreciably different to the one in my Cayman, and the ride seemed to have enough flex in it.  I will take it down some of my favourite driving roads soon enough!
franki68

Stuntman wrote:
Glad the squealing and scraping got resolved.  

Regarding whether it's fast enough - I don't have the same reference points as you (sadly!) so I suspect it will certainly feel fast enough to me.  A big step on from my current Cayman S (295 hp) and quicker than the M3 as well.  Plus the aero and the sticky tyres...

I'll report back over the weekend but I'm hoping the ride doesn't feel too hard.  From memory, the clutch didn't feel appreciably different to the one in my Cayman, and the ride seemed to have enough flex in it.  I will take it down some of my favourite driving roads soon enough!


bear in mind the roads near me are of a quality usually found in some backwards african country ,on most roads the ride is fine.
I think you will find it more than fast enough ...but you wont be prepared for the attention you get..forgot to mention that.
You may get a few photos taken as you drive it,and lots of interrogation at petrol stations.
gooner

franki68 wrote:
Stuntman wrote:
gooner - just waiting until this coming Sat to pick it up, which dovetails with the insurance renewal for all three cars (can't believe I'm saying "three"!).

I will actually go there during this week though to sign documents and transfer the dosh.  And finally see the car!

Andy - let's liaise with Dan G, Piers etc if Saturday works for you?  I'm free all day, the determining factor might be Dan G's plans, given that he's giving me a lift to the dealership in the morning.  I suspect we'll be leaving the dealership by 1130.  The handover begins at 1030.



About bloody time !

Anyway ,don't let any friends drive it....can you believe that white car on ph ?

What happened to the one on Pistonheads?
PhilD

gooner wrote:
franki68 wrote:
Stuntman wrote:
gooner - just waiting until this coming Sat to pick it up, which dovetails with the insurance renewal for all three cars (can't believe I'm saying "three"!).

I will actually go there during this week though to sign documents and transfer the dosh.  And finally see the car!

Andy - let's liaise with Dan G, Piers etc if Saturday works for you?  I'm free all day, the determining factor might be Dan G's plans, given that he's giving me a lift to the dealership in the morning.  I suspect we'll be leaving the dealership by 1130.  The handover begins at 1030.



About bloody time !

Anyway ,don't let any friends drive it....can you believe that white car on ph ?

What happened to the one on Pistonheads?


Someone who hasn't driven it said it was crap?
Stuntman

A chap with a white GT4 let his mate drive the car.  The mate crashed the car; the insurance company declared it a total loss.  Only a few hundred miles on it, I think.  The occupants were fine.

It's a few pages back on that massive thread on PH, also on wreckedexotics.com...

http://www.wreckedexotics.com/accident/19832?c=st405
JohnC

Stuntman wrote:
A chap with a white GT4 let his mate drive the car.  The mate crashed the car; the insurance company declared it a total loss.  Only a few hundred miles on it, I think.  The occupants were fine.

It's a few pages back on that massive thread on PH, also on wreckedexotics.com...

http://www.wreckedexotics.com/accident/19832?c=st405


Ouch - it would need to be a seriously strong friendship to survive that.

Was the friend insured or are they all f*cked?
Stuntman

No idea.  
Anyway chaps - franki is right!  
Michael

They do look good in white. Well, that one doesn't, but generally.
franki68

Stuntman wrote:
No idea.  
Anyway chaps - franki is right!  


which part ?
Roadsterstu

The don't let your mates drive it bit, I suspect!

Hope it doesn't get the attention the S got a few years ago...
Stuntman

Been to see it today.  It still needs to be prepared for sale and it's not in the showroom, but it still looks fab I reckon.  Paid for it now too!







Michael

Water car. What's with the registration plate?
Boxer6

Michael wrote:
Water car. What's with the registration plate?


The car does look fantastic Dan! The plate shares its first 3 characters with mine, so it's in excellent company whatever the reason!  
Stuntman

Michael wrote:
Water car. What's with the registration plate?


It's the first personalised plate I bought - in October 1990 when the DVLA first started selling them, the H1-H20 plates.  H1 had already sold by the time I got through on the phone and I couldn't afford it anyway; H2-H11 plates were also more costly than H12-H20 plates.

I thought that H20 was 'better' than the others in the H12-H20 range, and as you say, it's also water, so potentially apposite on a blue car.  It's been on six cars previously, but the last of those was my blue VXT that I owned from 2003 to 2005.

Martin

Looks great Dan!
Andy C

Martin wrote:
Looks great Dan!


+1
Michael

All makes sense. I look forward to you reporting on its fluid handling.
Stuntman

I'll certainly be pouring it into corners and hoping the ride isn't too choppy.  Anyone who doesn't drive a car like this regularly needs boiling.
Michael

How long do you have to watch the revs until you can open the taps?
scamper

Very nice Dan. Surely not keeping both the other two?!

I will be ringing My Seat dealership in the morning to ask where my Alhambra video is prior to delivery next week.
Stuntman

Michael - 3000km until I can unleash the torrent of power.

Scamps - yes, keeping the others for the moment at least.  The  Cayman S may have to go in a few months, though.  Look forward to the Alhambra video
scamper

Yes, I can see it now. "One of the highlights, here are your fully adjustable  Isofix triple rear seats."  
Roadsterstu

Dan, that looks fantastic! I can't even begin to imagine how excited you must be!!
PG

Enjoy riding the wave of power.

Looks great.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Michael wrote:
Water car. What's with the registration plate?

Reminds me of the 5 years I spent in the UK water industry. The number of customers and staff who bought plates starting H20 had to be seen to be believed.....

The Cayman looks great though, hope it doesn't disappoint
Racing Teatray

Amazed we have two of those the same colour on this one small forum.

I would want to dispense with the rear wing if at all possible, but otherwise that looks fabulous.
Roadsterstu

Racing Teatray wrote:
Amazed we have two of those the same colour on this one small forum.

I would want to dispense with the rear wing if at all possible, but otherwise that looks fabulous.


At what speed does it begin to produce down force, just out of interest?

       The Motor Forum Forum Index -> Your Motor Page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum