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I did. The T is my daily. The benefits of the PCM outweighed (pardon the pun) the few Kg’s I’d save deleting.
Sorry OP for the intrusion on your topic but... to neilf, having mine for almost four month also, did you go for the PCM and navi?
No worries about intruding. Love hearing anything about the T's especially from folks who actually own one.
 

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Looks really nice. Do you know where your friend got it?
 

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Looks really nice. Do you know where your friend got it?
He’s a UK based supplier of vinyl decals (specialises in stripes for MINIs). I know he doesn’t usually do brand names/manufacturers for fear of copyright issues, but he custom made these for me as a favour.
Feel free to get in touch. He might be able to help www.signmyrideuk.com
 

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Thanks for responding. I'll check it out.
 

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That's nice - and I won't copy you, so yours will stay unique. Its also a relief, considering we have almost exactly the same car I was wondering at first if it was just so subtle I hadn't noticed, and then if they had missed something off mine - I do fret about this sort of stuff; it took me a while to satisfy myself I had all the relevant lights in the light design pack (its very discreet).
 

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It also comes standard with items that you cannot spec on a Base Model (for e.g.. PTV and Sport PASM). Although I think you lose PTV if you choose the PDK transmission.
That’s not quite true. I have a 2018 base Cayman with PTV, SC and PASM (Sport PASM might be the option that’s only available on the T). I also have a PDK and PTV, so you can have them together.

I bought my car because of the unique specs and couldn’t find a GTS in my price range and had to buy as my old car was dying. I did get it right going with the handling goodies and SC over a S model without them. I’ve become a track junkie and will buy a dedicated GTS track toy in the Spring. I didn’t see the track addiction coming.
 

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That’s not quite true. I have a 2018 base Cayman with PTV, SC and PASM (Sport PASM might be the option that’s only available on the T). I also have a PDK and PTV, so you can have them together.

I bought my car because of the unique specs and couldn’t find a GTS in my price range and had to buy as my old car was dying. I did get it right going with the handling goodies and SC over a S model without them. I’ve become a track junkie and will buy a dedicated GTS track toy in the Spring. I didn’t see the track addiction coming.
Thanks, yes the first bit was corrected elsewhere in the thread. Interesting about not losing PTV though and would be good to have that confirmed specifically for the T. My initial comment was based on what I know about the 911 T (which is what I own) and, without thinking it through, assumed the same applied to the 718. I've spent so much of the last six months learning about the 911 T that it has overridden what I knew about the 718 version. :oops:
 

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I was told when speccing the base that you cannot have PTV without PASM, although SC can be added (or not) without affecting the other two. All 3 were priority for me so a moot point. The 718T gives you Sports PASM as standard which cannot otherwise be specced on the base car but is available on the S/GTS. Transmission doesn't affect any of the choices but PDK gets a couple more functions from SC.
 

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Transmission doesn't affect any of the choices but PDK gets a couple more functions from SC.
If you're going to track or drive really aggressively with a PDK, SC is really nice. In Sport+, you get the smooth throttle control of Normal, with more aggressive turbo and shifting points, lower oil temp and something else I'm forgetting. It makes regular Sport mode seem more like a novelty.
 

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Thanks everyone for your input. I enjoy reading every reply. Can't wait until my T arrives next year.
 

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If you're going to track or drive really aggressively with a PDK, SC is really nice. In Sport+, you get the smooth throttle control of Normal, with more aggressive turbo and shifting points, lower oil temp and something else I'm forgetting. It makes regular Sport mode seem more like a novelty.
I tend to agree, even though I don't currently track my car which is a manual, I did try a 911 GTS with PDK and it was very racy in sport+ with perfect downshifts and holding the revs to the last moment before upshift - cannot deny its an impressive piece of kit. The universal benefit of SC is the dynamic engine and transmission mounts which, in addition to stiffer dampening from PASM, just make the car feel so much more "dialed in" when you're pushing it.

I feel of all the modes, normal is there to pass emissions tests, sport is what the car should be in normal, and sport+ is for having more fun.
 

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I agree that its a little pricey but so is $3,730 for PDK and $2580 for Miami Blue paint when it's nothing more than the Guards Red of blue. Remember it's a Porsche and you have to pay to play. I did not check out the leather version of the T Interior package because I didn't feel it was necessary.
i ordered a T on Monday... 11/18/19... the dealer said i could get it in April with a March build date... but when he submitted it on his computer it showed a July date... then he said it might be April but could be as late as July. I'd guess July is more accurate. Do you have any specific dates on when you are supposed to receive yours? (I ordered a Red Boxster T/manual)
 

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i ordered a T on Monday... 11/18/19... the dealer said i could get it in April with a March build date... but when he submitted it on his computer it showed a July date... then he said it might be April but could be as late as July. I'd guess July is more accurate. Do you have any specific dates on when you are supposed to receive yours? (I ordered a Red Boxster T/manual)
I was originally told I had a January 2019 delivery date, but then it was built on Nov. 8. It sat at the factory and then at the dock for a combined 11 days. It then boarded the Goodwood and headed to Houston but was delayed a week by a backup at its first entry port. Below is the way it worked out.

Commission Number: C798XX Model Type: 982120 Object: Order

Event Key
Event Name
Planned Date
Expected Date
Actual Date

V200
Delivery date determined
10/17/2018

V250
Vehicle fixed
10/26/2018
10/26/2018
10/24/2018

V260
Vehicle entry to body shop (CP 0.0)
11/09/2018
11/09/2018
11/05/2018

V270
Vehicle exit production (CP 7.8)
11/16/2018
11/09/2018
11/08/2018

V300
Vehicle completion (CP 8.0)
11/16/2018
11/09/2018
11/08/2018

V331
Entry port Emden
11/16/2018
11/09/2018
11/12/2018

V332
Exit port Emden (on Goodwood)
12/07/2018
11/30/2018
11/19/2018

U002
Entry port Houston
12/28/2018
12/21/2018
@12/10/2018

Delivered to me in Louisville, KY
12/20/2018
 

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When I placed my recent preliminary order I was told that first deliveries of the T models will not arrive in the US until July of 2020.
 
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