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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s interesting to read the various experiences going from 991s and 997s.
I’ve had a few Porsche’s over the years but only two 911s.

I found the 991.2 an amazing car and if I’d be braver with my wallet would have got a C4S 991.2 and probably died a happy man. I test drive a few 997.2s before I bought it and they left me a little underwhelmed. I did, and still do, think 997s look amazing and had there been no 991 I probably would have bought one. The key decision for me was the “daily driver” requirement.

When the 992 came out I liked the looks and wanted 4wd and a bit more oomph. It was a tough decision between 991.2 GTS and new 992. Had the demo GTS not been written off I might have bought it.

Having said all that I wouldn’t go back now unless I can justify one for daily and one for weekend fun ( hello GT3! ). It goes like stink, fits me and both kids, has fairly up to date tech and I like the new interior and exterior.
Dynamically it’s not as tactile as the 991, it isolates you from the humdrum and only really comes alive when you are on it. Then it’s epic.

I agree on the window switches. I thought I’d turned into some sort of ape with elongated arms. Piano black inserts seem contrived and a bit low rent and the outer dials being invisible is plain weird. It’s like someone said “yeah let’s fix that we get the seat position right” then forgot about it, but the rest is a step up.
Having said all that I keep looking at Taycan information...Oooh look a shiny thing.....
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drove my C4 GTS home tonight and was surprised to find that it’s not quite so easy to balance the throttle as the 992. I think I’m my head I was thinking “right, let’s prove this is as quick as the 992”, so I pushed a bit harder than usual to overcome the lower initial thrust... but then I realised I was pushing a bit too hard and the engine power was a bit spikey and harder to modulate smoothly, so it was quick but not as easy to achieve... or as precise as the 992.

So I think they’ve done a great job taking the 3.0 on again with the new turbos which I think are just more driveable. If you care about smoothness even when going for it that matters!

Kudos to the 992.

Ps - I could see all five dials tho and the window switches were placed ‘just so’. Thumb
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