Yeap. I bought it. It's blue (very blue - I've only owned gray scale cars before).
I feel like a GT car needs a skittles color.
First, the picture tax (sorry, wife pics not going to happen):
So, I had been on a waiting list to place an order since June 2019 and was probably going to wait some more until I could place an order. I wanted Miami Blue, 18-way (+ heated seats), PCCB, and gray stitching.
Well, as I have been regularly lurking the GT4 forums on Rennlist, I saw all the other USA arrivals start happening and I was getting more than impatient.
Then, lo and behold, one with about 95% of the spec I wanted popped up for sale (and available!) in Naples, FL. Within a couple hours of e-mailing I had my name on it, and now about 2 weeks later it's in my garage!
Compared to every other person still waiting during this COVID-19 ordeal and having tons of order delays, I really jumped the line
More picture tax:
Driving thoughts (I've driven maybe 10-15mi so far):
- The suspension is even more sorted and compliant than my 718 Cayman Base. It's not softer it's just.... better.
- The exhaust sounds plenty fine stock. I may want an aftermarket one in the future but I am more than happy as is.
- Ceramic Brakes are a little squeaky (knew this going in). They also stop like you ran into a brick wall
- MT feels great, reverse takes some getting used to (it's a "hard-left" into reverse). First MT Porsche. I like the "push-down" lockout of my Golf R previously more than this
- My front splitter already became briefly acquainted with a crub. It's fine, it's just now broken in
This is me starting a new era where I keep a car longer than 3 years. I fully intend to keep this "last of an era" (N/A, Manuel, #racecar) for as long as I can drive it.