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Did anyone get the carbon fiber steering wheel? Happy with it?
 

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Based on the lack of response, I'm guessing I'm the only one who likes the look of the carbon fiber steering wheel. Has anyone ever had a carbon fiber steering wheel? Are there any issues with them in terms of comfort or functionality that I should be aware of?


For those of you who have never seen the 718 c/f steering wheel you can see it at the 2:20 mark of this video. My build has the same ext./int. color combo.


 

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I have one on a Macan. It's fine. If your eyes were shut you'd think it was a heavily lacquered wood steering wheel. Some people say that it gets too hot in the sun but I always use a sun shade (even when cloudy) and have never had a problem. If you have the heated option it warms up better than the leather.
 

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Did anyone get the carbon fiber steering wheel? Happy with it?
I opted for the carbon fiber steering wheel. I will receive my car in a few weeks, so I can not say that I used it. However, I ordered it because in the summer of 2017 a friend of mine lent me his beautiful Ferrari 488 GTB four times. So I drove it for four days in total. It had the carbon fiber steering wheel option and I loved it. In fact, your hands do not touch the carbon fiber itself, but the lacquer on it. I must say that hands adhere much more than on leather. I love the look, the grip and when you opt for the heated option, the carbon fiber parts heat up too.
 

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I plan to get carbon fiber trim for my build. (See it in the flesh, it is expensive but looks fantastic.) Adding carbon fiber steering wheel, I feel, would be a bit over the top. Plus, I like having the same material slide through my fingers as it turns, so the grip does not change.
 

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I also have the carbon fiber steering wheel on a Macan. Love the look. On my Boxster, I have the Alcantara which requires a little more maintenance.
 

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Did anyone get the carbon fiber steering wheel? Happy with it?
I have it in my 718 and Panamera. I love the look but it is a bit slippery and gets hot when exposed to the sun in the summer. All in all, I would still order it again.
 

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Sorry - Been a little busy with work. I have the CF wheel and GTS interior + Alu PDK. Picture attached.

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...I'm with the crumudgeons...CF wheel gets too hot. I test drove a used '15 Turbo S that had been sitting in the sun. It was Agate Gray with Expresso leather and full CF interior... Holy cripes!!! The CF wheel was HOT! Like, wear gloves only hot.

I knew I wasn't going to buy it because the thing sat outside for a month in the hot sun at the dealer...It was a nice test drive and put me on the hunt for one. I got over it. Ended up with a new Carrera T...which I sold to buy my '18 Cayman GTS...Which is, to my way of judging cars...a better car.

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Did anyone get the carbon fiber steering wheel? Happy with it?
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I test drove a '15 Turbo S. It had Expresso Natural Leather and Carbon Fiber dash. The interior was lovely EXCEPT for the CF steering wheel. I don't like the look...overdone? Also, they get really HOT in the sun. I mean, like you will burn your hands if you touch it hot. So...I would never pay for this option if ordering. I keep my car mostly out of the sun so I would live with it if I owned a car with one, but I don't think it's anything one should order. I would get Sport GT or even normal sport wheel with the controls and heat...and be done with it. Looks better in black leather to my eyes...and definitely feels better.
 
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