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I'd like to pick up a 718 but was wondering if there is much in the way of rumors of a GTS model being released?
 

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Announcement will come in the next 2 month.
 

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Me too, ....
I hope it will come with the 4.0 N/A engine and PDK.

But the 718 GT4 will not come before 2019
 

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I'd like to pick up a 718 but was wondering if there is much in the way of rumors of a GTS model being released?
The current rumor is that the 718 GTS will be announced at the 2017 LA Auto Show December 1-10 at the LA Convention Center.
 

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So now it's released I called up my dealer to try get my current order (718 base) swapped to a GTS. Now I wanted a delivery of April 2018 for the base Cayman anyway (cant really drive it any earlier in Canada) Porsche Vancouver tell me the wait will likely be halfway through summer if I change to the GTS as they already have quite a lot of GTS orders.
 

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Better wait 2 or 3 month more for the GTS and the enjoy the GTS for several years.
You will always regret not getting the GTS when you now stay with your base Cayman order.
Maybe the car come earlier than expected.

Changing in 1 or 2 years will be a lot more expensive.

It may also be the case that the dealer not really want to change the order and therefore tell you about the long waiting time.
 

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I concede, as a first time Porsche buyer, and also of such a low production vehicle, the allocation process has been a bit of a eye-opener. Agree, the dealer could be telling me a ruse but I'll never know for sure really. What they have said is that they had 1 GTS allocation, and as you can imagine that went in a flash. There are now at least multiple people on the wait list with no more allocations in sight.
They have also said now and in the past, they only get 1 or 2 base and S models allocated per month, so it could be a pretty long wait. Likely I wouldn't even be able to change from base to S without a considerable wait.
I wasn't stuck on the GTS, nor do I think I'll regret not getting it. For what it was though it seemed like a bit of a bargain. When you start speccing up Cayman S's (at least with what I'm speccing) you realize pretty quickly you hit the same price as the GTS, bet then the GTS keeps on going with more and more specs included!
Anyway, it is what it is!
 

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The GTS is also holding value far better than the S.
The GTS is no low volume vehicle at least not in Germany. Here in Germany everyone how want one gets one.
They try to tell the people the GTS is something special, but that not true. There is no real limitation. Only blabla to give less discount....
The dealer profit (in percent) for a GTS is the same as for an base or S.

For me it not makes sense to change to a S. Stay with the base or change to a GTS.
It's only a matter of time to get one. I can not image why you should not get one. No limitation or end of production in sight.
 

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I recall a YT video review of the previous generation GTS which concluded it was more cost-effective to selectively option-up an S -- unless you really wanted every option included in the GTS package.

Appears that 981 GTS was barely quicker on track and strip than the S it was based on --
and well below the 718 S. Porsche Cayman S vs Porsche Cayman GTS vs Porsche 718 Cayman S - FastestLaps.com

With just a 15 hp bump from the 718 S, I suspect the new GTS will similarly match the S closely. If significantly faster, it will be outrunning a bunch of recent 911 variants -- I doubt Porsche will allow that.
Porsche 911 Carrera GTS vs Porsche 911 Carrera S vs Porsche 911 Carrera vs Porsche 718 Cayman S - FastestLaps.com

eta: I forgot there is a Boxster version of the GTS as well...more results to analyze (that 0-150mph time is faster than a Ferrari California GT!)
http://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/9kkpkhfefa56
 

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I recall a YT video review of the previous generation GTS which concluded it was more cost-effective to selectively option-up an S -- unless you really wanted every option included in the GTS package.
You've also got to like the slightly different bodywork & interior. I'm not keen but at least you can rectify the interior at no cost. On top of that the standard front intakes on the base & S catch leaves but the open design on the GTS is far worse & is change just for the sake of it. It certainly isn't an improvement to my eyes. I'd also question telling someone that had a base car on order that they'd regret not altering that order & buying a GTS, or the S either for that matter despite the fact I own one (though it's a Boxster S in my case). The price difference between the Cayman base & GTS in particular is massive though ($27,900 Canadian) & enough to buy a cheaper second car as a run around. It's very easy to spend someone else's money & it could just as easily be the case that "ejdd" would live to regret the decision if they did alter their order. However there must have been some reasoning behind "ejdd's" original decision to run with the base model & I think they simply need to examine if those reasons still hold true before jumping. If they decide they've actually made a bit of a mistake, ordered the wrong car & now really want a GTS then crack on. :)
 

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I stuck with the base+options, 20k of options!?!?!?!?!. Main reason for ultimately not going for the GTS (and the wait) or even the S for that matter was pushing my budget to max. It would have meant dropping options. Ultimately I preferred some creature comfort options rather than extra power that I would likely rarely need. Possibly last minute buyer's remorse/panic. As this is a GTS thread I'll finish by saying, the GTS still seems to be a great deal if you would be optioning up the vehicle with all the included add ins.
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I stuck with the base+options, 20k of options!?!?!?!?!. Main reason for ultimately not going for the GTS (and the wait) or even the S for that matter was pushing my budget to max. It would have meant dropping options. Ultimately I preferred some creature comfort options rather than extra power that I would likely rarely need. Possibly last minute buyer's remorse/panic. As this is a GTS thread I'll finish by saying, the GTS still seems to be a great deal if you would be optioning up the vehicle with all the included add ins.
Cheers.
Kind of what I figured. There's no doubting that if you actually want all the items as fitted to the GTS then it's a good package & it is one that would suit myself for instance. My own Boxster S has all of the options fitted to the GTS as standard apart from the torque vectoring & the cosmetic differences (obviously it has slightly less power as well, despite sharing the same engine) so if I were in the market for a new car then despite some of my reservations regarding those cosmetics then I'd certainly look at it. But being as you'd opted for the 2.0 model then I didn't think the comment stating you'd regret not changing your order & buying a GTS to be particularly helpful.
 

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It looks like the GT4 will come early. Maybe 2018.
But PDK who knows.... I doubt it.
 

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It looks like the GT4 will come early. Maybe 2018.
But PDK who knows.... I doubt it.
I'd be surprised if it had a PDK. It is all about being a driver's car after all. That was one of the aspect of the last GT4 that people really loved.

But if enough people wanted it with PDK, then that would be an option.
 

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I assume they will build it with manual only, even a lot of people want a GT4 with PDK.
But there a some rumors about a GT4 RS, this thing will be PDK only.
 
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