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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2018, 04:50:28 PM »
Best colour for a Porsche  :happy2:    I was never a big fan of the original Cayman but yours looks great.

Your English is superb.  Are you an English person living in Romania, or are you Romanian with excellent English?  :smiley:
Black Edition 30 with manually selected cogs, a beefier clutch, some extra boost and them Whiteline thingies, otherwise standard.

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2018, 07:37:00 PM »
@rex

Sorry Rex, in my previous post - yes of course as I'm sure you realised, I meant the 981  :ashamed:  I'm realising the subtle differences that the GTS has compared with the 'S' model, although I couldn't really spot them knowingly until your thread now, particularly the tail lights :happy2:

I love driving the GTS from RSR, hopefully they keep it another year or two as they seem to be getting rid of their not-so-new and more expensive to run cars!

The fog grille mods look superb, I love something home-made that ends up OEM looking  :evilgrin:

The 981 Cayman S is still very expensive in the UK (£35k + still) which shows it's appeal and resale value is still substantial. Be great when the values settle a little because they're a great weekend and track-car as you're demonstrating with this build  :drinking:

Maybe buy the GTS from RSR  :happy2:
Yes, the 981's seem to keep their value quite well... I think it has to do with being the last naturally aspirated Porsche (non GT).
I didn't buy mine cheap (much more than £35k) but I think it was worth it.

Unfortunately I don't have the finances to regularly track the Cayman. It's not about the cost of the mods to make it truly track ready but the costs of repair if I crash the car...

Great work @rex:happy2:

Thanks!  :notworthy:

Hi Rex,

Finally had some time to discover the well hidden topic  :doh: and the car in action, I quite enjoyed the second video, even if you say it was slower, I find it very fluid despite the traffic and ultimately for me this is most important on the Nring beside safety  :smiley:.  I’m a little curious about the steering  feel on a track like Nordschleife (I’ve never driven a Cayman on the track) , you seem to do a lot of ‘’in bend ‘’ corrections ?, especially on the first video, maybe being used to your usual track car and adapting gradually?  Nevertheless, very good, real (=changing gears ),  driving as usual  :happy2: and beautiful, special, car especially irl, quite jealous as I sad  :smiley:

Sorry about your misfortune in Italy, it could’ve been much worse as you said, besides you didn’t have a central radiator behind the bumper to start leaking, immobilize your car and ruin your trip  :wink:.  You shouldn’t be too harsh on yourself, in Italy they don’t have the reflex to manually activate the emergency lights in hard braking as in Germany or most of the other countries, the collisions are the rule over there.  I can see by the way you quickly recovered and the car looks better than ever, love the GTS additions, very impressed by your mechanic and custom work also  :congrats:

Finally, it was really a pleasure to meet again and share our common passion at the Ring, see you next time soon!  :driver:

Best regards,
wipperman

P.S. If I were to guess, that Seat doing such a clean run is driven by a local at the rental company, not by a customer, fiy, one more reason to be pleased with your run

Ha ha nothing escapes you my friend!
Thank you for your comment!
Regarding the steering corrections, I just don't feel the car as well as I feel the Golf. So i do a lot of corrections in order to find the limit. I'm not sure if it's me, if I will get used with the car or if it's the electrical steering that will never improve the feeling / feedback.

It was a real pleasure meeting with you again and hopefully we can do it again next year!

Best colour for a Porsche  :happy2:    I was never a big fan of the original Cayman but yours looks great.

Your English is superb.  Are you an English person living in Romania, or are you Romanian with excellent English?  :smiley:

Yes, it looks good in black, but black is such a "high maintenance" color... I washed both the Golf and the Porsche last weekend and the swirl marks are much more visible on the black paint as opposed to the red paint.
I would have liked the karmine red color better for the Porsche but since I didn't buy it new, I didn't have a choice. But I guess I like the fact that it's a "Black Edition" and it's not very common.

About my English skills, thank you! I am Romanian, living in Romania  :smiley:. Actually never been to the UK before this year but I had the chance to learn English from a young age (there were some periods at school we had more English courses/lessons than Romanian ones, so theoretical I should be better at English than at Romanian  :drinking: ).

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2018, 01:59:46 PM »
Winter is here, so WINTER MODE ON  :smiley:.

First up, tires:



Really big difference in offset between the 2 wheels...









And then the interior floor mats, cloth for summer and rubber for winter:



Next up:
- spacers for the summer wheels
- change the front blinker to a LED one
- brakes

Thanks for watching!  :notworthy:

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2018, 06:01:34 PM »
It looks so good on these wheels, love it.  :laugh:
For sure they would be great in anthracite but unfortunately not with the silver lip.

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2018, 01:02:24 AM »
The car looks good with those wheels too. :happy2:

I like them silver! Very good looking rubber mats. :surprised: