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As I has posted earlier I placed a preliminary order in November 2019 for a 2020 Cayman T. I received a call from my Sales Associate yesterday that the allocations for the Cayman T's were out and that his dealership will only receive 4 in the October/November timeframe so it was imperative for me to place the final order and put down a deposit as soon as possible. We met today and did the deed. I decided to go with Miami Blue with GT Silver accents in the interior which includes seat belts, door pulls, stitching in the seats and 718 logo in the head rest. Now is just a waiting game. Should have it in late October or early November. When I was leaving the dealership I stopped by to thank the General Manager , who by the way gave me a $5,000 or 6.5% discount , and he told me the only question remaining is whether it will be a 2020 or a 2021. His feeling is it will be designated a 2021 since it is arriving so late in the year. I will follow up with him in the next few weeks to get a final answer.
 

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If it helps, I drove that exact combo on a `Boxster and looks perfect. Did you go for the full leather package which adds leather on the dash, doors etc? I would highly recommend that as it adds more silver stitching and really lifts the interior. Either way, you will love it. Also sat and almost ordered myself a Miami Blue T with the yellow accent interior which at first I didn't think it would work until I saw it in person. However, the Silver will age better and ties in much better. You will love it. The unique colour of the wheels and accent colours is also an amazing touch. Pics look good but in person it's so much better. (y)(y)
 

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Excellent choice in colors! I have a Miami Blue GTS with yellow stitching. I'm so envious that the T package gives you the "718" logo stitching on the seat back and the door pull. I'd love both of these on my car, in yellow of course. Silver is awesome too!
 

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Congratulations, K-MAN. I love Miami Blue!

I ordered my Cayman T on 12/31/2019. My dealer had an allocation for an April build with estimated delivery in July. Now not sure where it is in the schedule due to the pandemic. I plan on reaching out to my SA on Monday for an update.

Here's my build. The Porsche Code

I wanted the full leather interior with red stitching so I went with the GT Silver exterior, as felt that was a better color combo.

I'm hoping my delivery date doesn't get pushed out too late in the year, as I'd like to get to use it before winter starts.
 

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According to my dealer, production for the T's will commence on June 26th with the first shipment arriving in the Oct/Nov timeframe. I am stoked about the color combination I choose. Can't wait to see it in person.
 

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Congratulations, K-MAN. I love Miami Blue!

I ordered my Cayman T on 12/31/2019. My dealer had an allocation for an April build with estimated delivery in July. Now not sure where it is in the schedule due to the pandemic. I plan on reaching out to my SA on Monday for an update.

Here's my build. The Porsche Code

I wanted the full leather interior with red stitching so I went with the GT Silver exterior, as felt that was a better color combo.

I'm hoping my delivery date doesn't get pushed out too late in the year, as I'd like to get to use it before winter starts.

Very nice build. It looks like you went with the manual transmission like I did. This will be my first manual Porsche and I'm hoping I like it.
 

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It comes with the short shifter, which I added to my base Cayman after delivery. The stock shifter is one of the best I've ever used, but I swapped out for the short shifter because it just feels more connected to the tranny. Plus, with less leverage, it makes 1-2 and 5-6 more pronounced, and R is like it is behind a gate, IMHO. Hope that makes enough sense to be helpful.
 

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It comes with the short shifter, which I added to my base Cayman after delivery. The stock shifter is one of the best I've ever used, but I swapped out for the short shifter because it just feels more connected to the tranny. Plus, with less leverage, it makes 1-2 and 5-6 more pronounced, and R is like it is behind a gate, IMHO. Hope that makes enough sense to be helpful.
Are you sure of this? I know on the 991 the manual T came with a short shifter but i haven’t seen that info published for the 718 T.
 

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Are you sure of this? I know on the 991 the manual T came with a short shifter but i haven’t seen that info published for the 718 T.
I have the complete list of standard options for the 718 Cayman T and under Transmission it states:
Rear Wheel Drive
6-speed Manual Transmission With Shortened Gear Lever
Standstill Management With HOLD Function
Auto Start Stop Function

I would assume that shortened gear lever is the same as short shifter.
 

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Yep, that’s what I saw. And when I bought my Porsche short shifter, I didn’t see much difference between what I pulled out and what I put in. Spring could be tighter or it could be solely leverage, I don’t know. I just love it!
 

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Yep, that’s what I saw. And when I bought my Porsche short shifter, I didn’t see much difference between what I pulled out and what I put in. Spring could be tighter or it could be solely leverage, I don’t know. I just love it!

I rode a Harley for 17 years and owned a 2010 Jeep Wrangler so I am use to driving manual transmissions. This will be my first Porsche manual and I am hoping I enjoy it. How do you like driving your manual?
 

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According to my dealer, production for the T's will commence on June 26th with the first shipment arriving in the Oct/Nov timeframe.
With almost 6 months since I ordered mine, I was hoping to get it sooner than that. Hoping to get good news this week from my dealer.

Very nice build. It looks like you went with the manual transmission like I did. This will be my first manual Porsche and I'm hoping I like it.
Thanks. Yes, Most of my cars over the years have been manual transmission and I prefer them, especially for a sports car that I won't be doing much city driving with.

This will be my First Porsche. I also have a 2000 Miata, purchased new, which has a very nice 5 speed short throw shifter. Not sure how the 718-T 6 speed shifter will compare, but I'm sure I'll enjoy it. As you've stated earlier, the Cayman T does come with a short throw shifter.
 

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To me, it is more than a well-designed sports car. There is nothing frivolous on the outside. You don’t get in like a common car (unless your butt is a foot or two lower than mine) and once in, all your driving controls are right where they should be. Run through the gears the power is visceral. Tap the brakes and turn in, back on the gas and power out. Most folks are smiling when they get out of these cars and I bet you will also.
 

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With almost 6 months since I ordered mine, I was hoping to get it sooner than that. Hoping to get good news this week from my dealer.



Thanks. Yes, Most of my cars over the years have been manual transmission and I prefer them, especially for a sports car that I won't be doing much city driving with.

This will be my First Porsche. I also have a 2000 Miata, purchased new, which has a very nice 5 speed short throw shifter. Not sure how the 718-T 6 speed shifter will compare, but I'm sure I'll enjoy it. As you've stated earlier, the Cayman T does come with a short throw shifter.
To me, it is more than a well-designed sports car. There is nothing frivolous on the outside. You don’t get in like a common car (unless your butt is a foot or two lower than mine) and once in, all your driving controls are right where they should be. Run through the gears the power is visceral. Tap the brakes and turn in, back on the gas and power out. Most folks are smiling when they get out of these cars and I bet you will also.
****, I’m smiling just reading your description
 

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I rode a Harley for 17 years and owned a 2010 Jeep Wrangler so I am use to driving manual transmissions. This will be my first Porsche manual and I am hoping I enjoy it. How do you like driving your manual?
My GTS is a manual and I LOVE it. I drove a T, S and GTS all with PDK and for extensive periods leading up to my order and after my order. Each more than a day. The PDK is absolutely amazing at what it does and for me at least, the car feels faster as it's just push on the go-fast pedal and the magic happens. I found I was hitting speeds I shouldn't be so quick that it became almost addictive. It short, it transforms the car from a fast and knife edge machine to something on a different level.

However, l find rowing my own gears is a more visceral experience. I live in the country side of England and it just feels more connected to me. Of course the car is blistering fast but find I take my time getting there in a bit more relaxed way. Perhaps because I paid for this car :) heheh.

If you haven't driven one yet, you will soon experience the audible noises, in a good way, in engaging the gears. It's also one of the most smoothest transmissions I have ever driven. A few friends jumped in to give it a spin and came back with the same feeling in that it was so easy to drive.

Lastly, the auto-blip is fun. It's not over intrusive and depending on your driving style, it sometimes doesn't happen at all so it's there when needed.

Hope this insight helps :)
 

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Thanks for you input. I really appreciate it.
 
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