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post #11 of 13 Old 03-08-2019, 10:04 AM
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Most motor vehicle leather, with VERY FEW exceptions, has a polyurethane coating.

And here I was thinking that the term leather only applied to the "pure" animal skin with only dyes and preservatives.
Luckily I did not spec full leather just to rub my butt in pure cowskin, but because I like the look of all the surfaces covered in "leather" much better than the moulded rubber/plastic panels.
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I was getting the Black & Red combo interior. The full leather option puts beautiful red stitching all around and overall looks v/ elegant. The standard interior w/ black and red has really oddly chosen elements of color. If I were spec'ing all black (which I could never do), I probably would have been fine w/ the standard.

The answer is always both.
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I have the standard black interior on my 2017 Cayman 2.0L. I like the pure sportiness of it. Like the base 718, it is pure sports car to me--no distractions. That said, I have upgraded the interior a bit with some leather. I added the leather Porsche crest console lid and leather (European without warning sticker) leather sun visors. I am thinking of adding Porsche red contrast seat belts for a splash of color. My daily driver is a BMW X2 with a black Dakota leather interior. The seats are leather in the BMW (use the smell test to determine leather from faux leather), but I found the leather seating surfaces of my Porsche Cayman to be a better grade than the BMW. Mostly, I like the way my 718 Cayman drives--driver engagement is much more important than the amount of leather covered surfaces. The soft-touch non-leathr material used in the Porsche interior is pretty nice stuff and looks great and wears well.
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