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So 5 weeks of ownership and I can say is
wow... everything in my previous review stands up. Rather than a long drawn out review. I wanted to share my highlights and an interesting rumour I've heard now on multiple occasions.

1) The gearbox. Short, fast and mechanical.
2) Handling. Unreal, so sure fitted and gets a of the power down
3) Power deliver: constant wall of torque and lots of control at low speed
4) Looks: just look at it!
5) Quality: feels like a special car in and out

Negatives? None. Maybe only that I wish it could clean itself!

So the rumour. The factory is closed as they ensure all new builds meet new emmision regulations. In doing so the manual will likely be held up or not supported, so not built.

If true my last build slot manual GTS is feeling like a very good investment.

Anyway, let me know your thoughts, picture below

And if you do have a manual 718, hang on to it!


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I'm just over 4 weeks and 700 miles into CGTS 6MT ownership and I could not agree more with your highlights. It's a fantastic car and I hope more people get to experience it before Porsche moves on to the next iteration.

I have been watching U.S. 718 Cayman GTS new car inventory over the last several months and right now there are just over 200 cars listed on cars.com nationally. Of that number, less than 10 are Sapphire Blue and only a few were 6MT cars. The scarcity of SBM 6MT cars and the fact that Porsche has discontinued the color for 2019 really do make me feel like I have something truly special in my garage.

That said, it's unlikely Europe's current emissions trouble would kill the manual 718 here in the U.S., but our ever-declining take rates for manual transmission cars may eventually do them in anyways, if it no longer makes business sense for Porsche.
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