: Are you going to rev your car all out once you reach 1,000 miles or are you going to do the full recommended 2,000 miles? I was shocked how hard our mutual local Porsche SA ran all the 718's on our initial test drives (to the point it was one reason I was happy my purchase was a new build). His driving and the cars performance got my attention. None of these were demo cars.
I definitely agree with you on the many values of buying a personal and new build. I've now managed to exceed 1,000 miles and I'm planning to be as mild as I can for the rest of the 2,000 miles, however, that said, I'm revving more than 4,000 RPM on fairly rare occasions. In the past, I've been old-school about breaking in new cars and generally changed the oil within the first 1,000 miles and because they were not sports cars, I was gentle for the first 5,000. But from what I've been reading here, I'm not too worried about revving above 4,000 RPMs ever so often because I'm joining the school of the "breakin" is more for all the car's systems as much as it is the engine. I think as you've noted at the dealership, and what they apparently do at the Porsche Experience, is probably fine for the engine, although it gives me goosebumps to do it to my own car. I think the brakes and suspension (and motor mounts) all need some relatively gentle use at first, along with the engine; but what is "gentle" for a car designed to be driven to extremes? This is my first car designed to be "high performance" and I'm thinking that I'll have to put on adult diapers to exceed "gentle" for this kind of car. What are your thoughts?
2019 Base Cayman
Manual shift, 18" wheels, PASM, Sports Chrono, black tailpipes, cellphone compartment, CarPlay, PE&D