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Hello everyone!

Just joined the group and hoping to learn more about the car beforehand as I ordered a new 718 Boxster in the UK last week.....our first Porsche.

Looking forwards to the expected delivery in July already.....roll on the summer!
 

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We drove both the Boxster and Boxster S and decided on the plain vanilla Boxster....

Carmine red
Black top
18 inch Cayman wheels
Black leather heated sport seats plus
Heated multifunction steering wheel
PDK box
Power steering plus
Park assist front/rear
Climate
Cruise control
Smoking package
Folding dimming mirrors
64 litre fuel tank
Porsche crest headrests

Apparently a June 2017 build date and delivery in the UK in July...!

Still deciding wheather to spec the optional Bi Xenon PDLS headlights as I understand they're brighter, higher wattage, than the standard units....?
 

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Sounds great! I am interested in knowing how the 18 inch Cayman wheels work out on the Boxster in terms of looks and performance. I will probably be ordering a Boxtser later this year.
 

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The Cayman wheels are the same size as the Boxster 5 spoke offering so doubt there's any performance change at all.........just preferred the aesthetics of the Cayman wheels as shown in the pic.

Just confirmed that the optional Bi Xenons headlights with the PDLS system are indeed brighter and of a higher wattage (35W vs 25W standard fit) and have LED enhancement assist to the high beam too.
 

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Yeah I figuired the performance would be the same as the 18 inch Boxster wheels, but not many people have 18 inch wheels, most have the 19 or 20. I agree that the 18 inch Cayman wheels look nicer than the 18 inch Boxster wheels. Some will say the 19 or 20 inch wheels look nicer becasue they are bigger, but I don't think its worth the extra cash.
 

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We drove both the Boxster and Boxster S and decided on the plain vanilla Boxster....

Carmine red
Black top
18 inch Cayman wheels
Black leather heated sport seats plus
Heated multifunction steering wheel
PDK box
Power steering plus
Park assist front/rear
Climate
Cruise control
Smoking package
Folding dimming mirrors
64 litre fuel tank
Porsche crest headrests

Apparently a June 2017 build date and delivery in the UK in July...!

Still deciding wheather to spec the optional Bi Xenon PDLS headlights as I understand they're brighter, higher wattage, than the standard units....?
Congratulations and welcome to the 718 Forum. Looks like a great build.
 

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Hello everyone!

Just joined the group and hoping to learn more about the car beforehand as I ordered a new 718 Boxster in the UK last week.....our first Porsche.

Looking forwards to the expected delivery in July already.....roll on the summer!
If you haven't already done so, take a look at the many YouTube videos on the 718.
 

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Congrats on the order.

I also went for the 18 inch wheels--standard Boxster--on my May build. I figured the slightly softer ride would be better on our Australian roads, being somewhat more rugged than the nice smooth ones I experienced in Europe a couple of years ago.

Greg
 

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Agreed Greg, 18's softer ride suits us better and of course with the ever increasing potholes on roads here in the UK, should be sturdier than the larger offerings.

Really looking forwards to July...!
 

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We drove both the Boxster and Boxster S and decided on the plain vanilla Boxster....

Carmine red
Black top
18 inch Cayman wheels
Black leather heated sport seats plus
Heated multifunction steering wheel
PDK box
Power steering plus
Park assist front/rear
Climate
Cruise control
Smoking package
Folding dimming mirrors
64 litre fuel tank
Porsche crest headrests

Apparently a June 2017 build date and delivery in the UK in July...!

Still deciding wheather to spec the optional Bi Xenon PDLS headlights as I understand they're brighter, higher wattage, than the standard units....?
There is no such thing as a plain vanilla Boxster Ha Ha. Welcome and nice build!!!
 

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Plain Vanilla if you have your eyes set on a GT4 RS in the not too distant future ;)
All depends on how you look at it. Now coming from a BMW 1 series or Mercedes C-Class, the Boxster is far from that.
 

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LOL! Now that would be a pain cleaning off the drool....!

Why isn't it July yet???? Aaarghhh!
 

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Woo Hoo! Got a call from the dealer today to touch base and they told me to expect it in early July, possibly even in the first week!

They also sent us an invitation to attend the Porsche experience driving day at their experience centre here at the Silverstone circuit in the UK. Now, if only it'd stop raining so we can go play with their cars before ours arrives on this island!
 

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Congratulations Barry. Make sure you attend that handling course, it's hard to replicate the experience the kick plate & ice hill will give you anywhere else in safety & it'll give you a great feel for the car. If you live any distance away & need to stay in the locality I would suggest the town of Towcester, it's only 10 minutes or so drive from the circuit (The Experience centre is inside the Silverstone track complex) & there are a couple of nice pubs & a few decent places to eat. If you want cheap & cheerful then there's a Premier inn just off the dual carriageway & even nearer to the facility but there's nothing else really nearby. There's also Whittlebury hall that's close, but apart from the racing memorabilia in the bar, a fairly decent Spa & a golf course there isn't really a great deal to recommend it (ridiculous pricing & the both the rooms & food leave a lot to be desired). Anyway good luck & enjoy your new car!
 

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Woo Hoo! Got a call from the dealer today to touch base and they told me to expect it in early July, possibly even in the first week!

They also sent us an invitation to attend the Porsche experience driving day at their experience centre here at the Silverstone circuit in the UK. Now, if only it'd stop raining so we can go play with their cars before ours arrives on this island!
Exciting news!!! I am envious of you folks in the UK being invited to the Porsche experience driving day. I am not aware of anything like that with a purchase in the US. My wife and I did get to go to a Track Day at Pocono, which was sponsored by a local dealer. It was pretty much follow the leader on the road course and no real instruction. I did, however, enjoy driving the GT3 and GT4 even if it was just one turn around the road track.:D
 

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As Charlotte commented elsewhere, the reason for not offering courses in the US may simply be to do with the far greater travelling distances involved in doing so. It is a shame though as some of the exercises carried out simply can't be reproduced unless you're actually in danger of, or about to have an accident. The kick plate section being the most obvious & my personal favourite (followed closely by the ice hill). Set into a stretch of simulated ice, the kick plate will as you drive over it physically kick the back wheels of the vehicle in one direction or another & put you into a sideways skid. You won't know which way it's going to kick, but unless you react quickly enough & apply the correct amount of opposite lock to rectify it, you'll simply spin again & again until you hit the grippy section further down the track. With a little practice you can not only correct it but can over correct to put your car in an opposite skid. Then the opposite etc etc & what you end up with is the vehicle slaloming side to side down the track, but in a fully controlled manner. It's a serious exercise in car control, but tell me that doesn't sound like fun. Like I said you're unlikely to replicate that initial skid unless you're already in trouble. Then that fun experience becomes something which might just help you avoid a serious accident. Videos & other information to explain exactly what's on offer are available via Porsche.com (apologies for straying from main topic thread but it's to encourage new & existing owners to take up any training opportunities & by way of response).
 
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