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Had my second test drive of 718 2.0 at my local OPC in Aberdeen having put down my deposit down on 1st August thought I might of had news of a build date etc  the salesman said I have the next build slot ? it will be here by end of year or turn of the year but I'm not convinced has anyone that ordered round about same time got a build date yet ?

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                           

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I've heard the same - a few people i've spoken too have build slots that should be around Christmas time, delivery will be a few weeks later probably mid/late Jan.  

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39 minutes ago, Tom said:

I've heard the same - a few people i've spoken too have build slots that should be around Christmas time, delivery will be a few weeks later probably mid/late Jan.  

I was told November to start with Tom put down 3k deposit that suddenly changed to December in the paperwork it's changed to first quarter 2017 if I was told this at start I would have walked away feeling salesman knows it going to be Feb/March !!  

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I have just taken delivery of my Graphite Blue 718 Cayman S PDK from OPC Aberdeen. I placed my order and deposit in June, was told delivery slot likely to be October/November for a late December delivery.

 

It all ran according to plan for me, with the lock-down of the spec confirmed in early October for a 3rd week in December delivery.

 

I was told by sales that current 718 Cayman orders are not to be delivered until March/April. Any orders placed now would not be delivered until 2nd quarter of 2017, and come within the new VED tax regime. 

 

I am happy that I managed to get my individual spec car built and delivered before the dreaded VED tax hikes, and also possibly price increases that surely must now be in the pipeline.

 

I'll be reporting more news of my new 982 CS PDK after I have digested the owner's manuals and logged a few miles on the car. Bad weather is curtailing the road miles at present........

 

Brian       

 

       

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On ‎24‎/‎12‎/‎2016 at 14:11, Highland Fling said:

I have just taken delivery of my Graphite Blue 718 Cayman S PDK from OPC Aberdeen. I placed my order and deposit in June, was told delivery slot likely to be October/November for a late December delivery.

 

It all ran according to plan for me, with the lock-down of the spec confirmed in early October for a 3rd week in December delivery.

 

I was told by sales that current 718 Cayman orders are not to be delivered until March/April. Any orders placed now would not be delivered until 2nd quarter of 2017, and come within the new VED tax regime. 

 

I am happy that I managed to get my individual spec car built and delivered before the dreaded VED tax hikes, and also possibly price increases that surely must now be in the pipeline.

 

I'll be reporting more news of my new 982 CS PDK after I have digested the owner's manuals and logged a few miles on the car. Bad weather is curtailing the road miles at present........

 

Brian       

 

       

Great to hear you have taken delivery and are enjoying your new car! My delivery date has now been pushed back to late May/Early June, which is painful to say the least! Have you got any pictures to share?

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Yes, yes 4-cyl blah... but if you're an engineering geek (or even an actual engineer like moi) you'll love this https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/53691542/718 Boxster Technik.pdf

 

think its the training manual for Porsche technicians. Interestingly it seems that it's optimised to run on 93 octane? (Page 47) so no need to buy super unleaded, or have i read that wrong? Most turbos, and all high compression engines, normally require a higher grade for full beans. 

 

Anyway, enjoy. Certainly more complex than my old Mk2 escort

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Yes Porker, as a technical guy myself, I enjoyed browsing through the Porsche technician's technical manual on the 982. I was particularly interested in confirming the shorter gear ratios on the PDK gearbox compared to the manual versions. Also a significantly higher diff ratio on the PDK, 3.250 compared to 3.889 on the manual. PDK in concert with Sport Chrono, really does makes a difference to real time performance. The torque delivery is massive and very accessible. This is a fast car.

 

On the fuel octane issue, my 982 Cayman S states 98 Ron fuel on the filler cap. The car will run on lower grades, but to optimise the performance on the CS with Sport Chrono plus, you need the premium 98 Ron fuel. I shall use V-Power by preference whenever I can and always the premium grades.

 

I'm still reading the manuals and coming to grips with the Porsche Connect features such as Apple car Play etc. Complicated indeed.

 

My 1974 3 litre Capri just had a radio cassette player. So simple.

 

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On 23/01/2017 at 15:43, Highland Fling said:

Yes Porker, as a technical guy myself, I enjoyed browsing through the Porsche technician's technical manual on the 982. I was particularly interested in confirming the shorter gear ratios on the PDK gearbox compared to the manual versions. Also a significantly higher diff ratio on the PDK, 3.250 compared to 3.889 on the manual. PDK in concert with Sport Chrono, really does makes a difference to real time performance. The torque delivery is massive and very accessible. This is a fast car.

 

On the fuel octane issue, my 982 Cayman S states 98 Ron fuel on the filler cap. The car will run on lower grades, but to optimise the performance on the CS with Sport Chrono plus, you need the premium 98 Ron fuel. I shall use V-Power by preference whenever I can and always the premium grades.

 

I'm still reading the manuals and coming to grips with the Porsche Connect features such as Apple car Play etc. Complicated indeed.

 

My 1974 3 litre Capri just had a radio cassette player. So simple.

 

Brian                

Yep, i think i misread the octane rating thing. Real shame that its a faff to get into the engine bay, id like to have a gaze at the oily bits. It also suggests that changing headlight bulbs is no longer an easy DIY fix! Honestly, couldn't they work out a design to allow that?

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Finally, a pic of my White Cayman manual. PDK for maximisation of the car's capabilities, manual for utter "driving" pleasure.

 

 

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