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So I'm in love...

PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:26 am
by thewalrus
The Cayman GT4. 911 Engine. Apparently a lot of bits and pieces from the GT3. Ties the 2011 GT3 around the Nurburgring. Only offered with a 6 speed manual. And less than $100 k. (ha!)

Still - awesome car. Seems Porsche is also losing the inclination to keep the 911 and the Cayman apart.

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Also interesting, it seems like a Boxster Spyder GT4 might be coming around.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/porsche-said-to-be-considering-a-boxster-spyder-gt4/

Of course in my pay bracket (and most definitely in my possibly future pay bracket), a 10 year old Cayman might be the best I can hope for.

Re: So I'm in love...

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:35 am
by Turbojett
...but a guy can dream.

Nice that the Cayman's finally getting its due. It'd still be pretty cool to see one with a turbo engine/AWD/PDK, but I doubt that's gonna happen either.

Re: So I'm in love...

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:14 pm
by Talon
I was never a big fan of the Cayman. Something about it was always just 'blah' to me.

That, however, is sweet. Do want!

Re: So I'm in love...

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:37 pm
by ryguy79
Cayman GT4 is my 'if i won the lottery car'. Sure, there are faster, more exotic cars. But this one seems just right.

Re: So I'm in love...

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:39 pm
by ryguy79
Turbojett wrote:...but a guy can dream.

Nice that the Cayman's finally getting its due. It'd still be pretty cool to see one with a turbo engine/AWD/PDK, but I doubt that's gonna happen either.


fuqapdk. deserves a real manual for real men.

Re: So I'm in love...

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:32 pm
by Swerve
The GT4 seems like a brilliant car. Sold out in hours. Give it a couple of years and the GT3 and GT4 will be the only non-turbo Porsches.

Re: So I'm in love...

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:59 pm
by Turbojett
ryguy79 wrote:
Turbojett wrote:...but a guy can dream.

Nice that the Cayman's finally getting its due. It'd still be pretty cool to see one with a turbo engine/AWD/PDK, but I doubt that's gonna happen either.


fuqapdk. deserves a real manual for real men.

granted, but a PDK would be faster.

Re: So I'm in love...

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:52 pm
by thewalrus
Turbojett wrote:
ryguy79 wrote:
Turbojett wrote:...but a guy can dream.

Nice that the Cayman's finally getting its due. It'd still be pretty cool to see one with a turbo engine/AWD/PDK, but I doubt that's gonna happen either.


fuqapdk. deserves a real manual for real men.

granted, but a PDK would be faster.


Unless you're racing it, who cares? The few tenths of a second would be more than made up for in the sheer fun of rowing your own gears.

And lets face it, the traditional manual is on it's way out. This Cayman might be one of the last opportunities to buy a new, an all out, sports car with a stick shift.

Re: So I'm in love...

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 9:32 pm
by ryguy79
thewalrus wrote:
Turbojett wrote:granted, but a PDK would be faster.


Unless you're racing it, who cares? The few tenths of a second would be more than made up for in the sheer fun of rowing your own gears.

And lets face it, the traditional manual is on it's way out. This Cayman might be one of the last opportunities to buy a new, an all out, sports car with a stick shift.


Exactly, on both counts.

I don't drive a number. Hell, I still think the most fun car I've owned for sheer driver involvement was my CRX. Manual gearbox, no power steering, so fun. Didn't matter that it took 8 seconds to get to 60.

Re: So I'm in love...

PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 8:39 pm
by Turbojett
touche

Re: So I'm in love...

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 7:05 am
by Swerve
I get the appeal of the GT4 being as fast as possible, given the name implies a racing focus. But this particular car is clearly designed to avoid being a junior GT3. The GT3 is now PDK-only, so I think it is genius by Porsche offering this only with the manual.

Besides, in the latest Evo a base Cayman beat the Exige (among others) around a track. So the GT4 must move.