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So, ever since Arctic Grey became available in the 2023 718 configurator and seeing quite a lot of non-Porsche cars with Chalk/Crayonish color on the streets this year, im considering switching my order from Chalk to Arctic Grey. Since there are no non-RS caymans with this color in the wild yet, i played a bit with photoshop on a GT4RS photo.

Changed front bumper to GTS, changed main air intake, changed carbon air intake to rear window, changed wheels to GTS.

Dont mind my basic photoshop skills, but i find the end result good enough to see how normal caymans look in this color.

Black wheels (with RS rear bumper)
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Black wheels (with GTS-ish rear bumper)
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Platinum wheels (with RS rear bumper)
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Anyway, i hope someone gets a CGTS delivered soon with this color and posts some real pictures.

Let me know what you think or if you have maybe seen Cayenne GT with this color!
 

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So, ever since Arctic Grey became available in the 2023 718 configurator and seeing quite a lot of non-Porsche cars with Chalk/Crayonish color on the streets this year, im considering switching my order from Chalk to Arctic Grey. Since there are no non-RS caymans with this color in the wild yet, i played a bit with photoshop on a GT4RS photo.

Changed front bumper to GTS, changed main air intake, changed carbon air intake to rear window, changed wheels to GTS.

Dont mind my basic photoshop skills, but i find the end result good enough to see how normal caymans look in this color.

Black wheels (with RS rear bumper)
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Black wheels (with GTS-ish rear bumper)
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Platinum wheels (with RS rear bumper)
View attachment 44783

Anyway, i hope someone gets a CGTS delivered soon with this color and posts some real pictures.

Let me know what you think or if you have maybe seen Cayenne GT with this color!
Am I missing something? You can configure a 718 CGTS with Arctic Grey without having to Photoshop:


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I would recommend black calipers. And I think the color looks great.
 

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So, ever since Arctic Grey became available in the 2023 718 configurator and seeing quite a lot of non-Porsche cars with Chalk/Crayonish color on the streets this year, im considering switching my order from Chalk to Arctic Grey. Since there are no non-RS caymans with this color in the wild yet, i played a bit with photoshop on a GT4RS photo.

Changed front bumper to GTS, changed main air intake, changed carbon air intake to rear window, changed wheels to GTS.

Dont mind my basic photoshop skills, but i find the end result good enough to see how normal caymans look in this color.

Black wheels (with RS rear bumper)
View attachment 44781

Black wheels (with GTS-ish rear bumper)
View attachment 44782

Platinum wheels (with RS rear bumper)
View attachment 44783

Anyway, i hope someone gets a CGTS delivered soon with this color and posts some real pictures.

Let me know what you think or if you have maybe seen Cayenne GT with this color!
If I were nit-picking I would say the brake caliper is on the wrong side on the rear wheel (its also too big but I realise there are limits!), but this confirms to me that with this grey, black wheels are not the way to go. And I had no trouble configuring one on the UK site:

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No issues with the configurator, i just dont find the colors on there "realistic" enough. I prefer looking at real images when it comes down to deciding on color.

As for the calipers, yeah i know i used same wheel on front and back because i had good source image only for rear (black wheels) and front (platinum wheels).
 

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No issues with the configurator, i just dont find the colors on there "realistic" enough. I prefer looking at real images when it comes down to deciding on color.

As for the calipers, yeah i know i used same wheel on front and back because i had good source image only for rear (black wheels) and front (platinum wheels).
I agree that some colours are off on the configurator, but photos can also be misleading. In this case, the config colour looks similar to the photo. Doesn't necessarily mean it's correct.
 

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This is mine on order ..... I personally prefer the red callipers. For me it adds a bit of contrast and interest. My previous GTS was GT Silver, standard black wheels and red callipers - they seem to pop out in a good way.

It's all personal taste ... The dealers will have the Arctic Grey samples, but it is hard to judge when not on a car.

I also opted for the "Porsche" log on the back to be black. IMHO the silver on the back looks odd ..

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The last render is my favorite and I personally think the red calipers look great in this instance because without them, it looks like a black and white photo filter. But a strategically placed pop of color can making a striking visual on a black and white color tone. Think of the use of the red coat in Schindler's List.
 

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Black wheels. Red calipers. Red seatbelts. Red gages. GTS interior package with red stitching. Is this a GTS build? Big red "S" if it's an S lol
Agreed on all fronts. The splash of red is essential, unless you're looking for a more monochromatic build (which looks good too BTW).

I went back and forth several times on the rear Porsche logo and landed on silver. I like the way it looks on my current black 718 GTS, so if ain't broke... but I did remove the model designation to keep it clean.

That's one of the other beauties of Porsche; almost no two builds are exactly the same. I've also noticed that if you switch backgrounds on the configurator, it does kind of highlight how the shade shifts from greyish-blue to bluish-grey. I personally can't wait to see this color in person and am genuinely excited despite having owned two previous GTS trim Boxsters (981 and 718), and also passing on a 992 GTS in favor of the BGTS 4.0.

My build is locked, September delivery (even if it's the 30th... and that's if it holds).

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(also note: supplemental safety bars in exterior color is on stop order for Arctic Grey- and I believe it's exclusive to Arctic Grey. Switched mine to black and now like it better.)

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When will the 2023's start being delivered? When was the cut off when they went into production? My SA showed me the chart of expected dates and it looks like mine should go into production September 17th but that's with getting an allocation a month ago.
 

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When will the 2023's start being delivered? When was the cut off when they went into production? My SA showed me the chart of expected dates and it looks like mine should go into production September 17th but that's with getting an allocation a month ago.
Good question; I'm sure we'll start seeing real-life pictures of cars in Arctic Grey once this starts happening.

My car is being delivered 9/30 according to TYD, but this is after being pushed back a month for what I assume was not making the cutoff before the summer break. Previously my production date was 7/29; perhaps some cars still made that date and will be delivered in the next 6 weeks or so.
 
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