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Last week my son and I picked up my new 718 Cayman at the Atlanta PEC. It was a great experience - spent 1/2 hour in a simulator and 1 1/2 hours on the tracks, and had a very nice `reveal' of the car. The configuration is the base model in white with base seats (mechanical fore-aft and up-down, no lumbar support), manual transmission, red/black interior, lane change assist, dynamic light system, seat ventilation, and active suspension.

I ordered the car June 2, and delivery was October 10. The PEC delivery added about 4 weeks of waiting, but it was worth it. The car was built in Osnabruck, it shipped from Emden to Jacksonville (just before hurricane Irma hit), it rode out Maria safely, and Nate went west of Atlanta a few days before the delivery. We lucked out with perfect weather for getting the car home.

To get home we drove the car from Atlanta across Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, a corner of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona in six days - 2400 miles with average speed of 60 mph and mileage of 32 mpg - staying off freeways as much as possible. The car's performance was flawless.

We kept revs under 4000 rpm (mostly) and did lots of gear changes on the trip...it seems to be well broken in. I like the sound of the engine, in spite of complaints from some owners of older flat 6's. From what I see on you tube, the new one sounds like the original 718 from 1960. Fine with me - this whole thing is about retro in a modern vehicle anyway. The engine noise was pleasant in town and at 100 mph (that's 20 over in Utah... no jail time risked), and the engine makes good sounds when accelerating. The seats are very comfortable - with added lumbar support from a rolled pair of socks set between the spine and the seat. Fit and finish are outstanding, as expected.

Overall, the delivery, the 718, and the trip were excellent - the weather was perfect, and had lots of interesting roads to drive, especially in Colorado.
 

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I am quite jealous as I still have about 2 months left in my wait. One question, why didn't you take delivery at the PEC in LA?
 

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Got it. Plus, you had an epic road trip in which to break it in. Drive it in good health. Any pictures from the trip?
 

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hello! just wanted to ask if both you and your son were able to do the track driving as my spouse and I will be going and we want to make sure that's the case. thank you!
 

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hello! just wanted to ask if both you and your son were able to do the track driving as my spouse and I will be going and we want to make sure that's the case. thank you!
I'm doing LA delivery. They told me the track time can be split between 2 people. I'd suggest you purchase your wife her own slot. I intend to do that, and if my son comes along THEY will split THEIRS 😜
 

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Your post about the Atlanta PEC delivery triggered again all the great smile inducing memories from the truly wonderful experience we had there in April, 2019. I’m glad you got to enjoy it. I am curious, what is your delivery number? We are 798.
 

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I did PEC LA delivery and LOVED it. What an amazing day. Will be hard to forget.

I purchased a separate track session for my partner. We had different goals and instructors. My goal was to have fun, wring the thing out. The goal for my partner's session was an introduction to the car and making him a little more comfortable with the idea of driving it if necessary.
 

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Oh, and I forgot - the best part was at the very end having the instructor and my partner change seats and having the instructor go FULL SEND on the track. "Show him what the car can do" were my instructions.
 

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I'm doing LA delivery. They told me the track time can be split between 2 people. I'd suggest you purchase your wife her own slot. I intend to do that, and if my son comes along THEY will split THEIRS 😜
Haha, you’ll enjoy it a lot! We were able to split our time, my wife got to drive it a little bit, but thankfully we had a ton of fun.

i’m certain even they will not want to split it 🤣


Your post about the Atlanta PEC delivery triggered again all the great smile inducing memories from the truly wonderful experience we had there in April, 2019. I’m glad you got to enjoy it. I am curious, what is your delivery number? We are 798.
I certainly agree and can confirm that it was one of the best experiences we’ve had! Thank God! Will definitely be doing it again! we got number 1344 on ours from the Atlanta experience Centre.


Oh, and I forgot - the best part was at the very end having the instructor and my partner change seats and having the instructor go FULL SEND on the track. "Show him what the car can do" were my instructions.
Haha. I asked the instructor to do the same when my wife went for her drive, and I sat in the car as well when it was my turn and ask them to show us with the car could you, since it was the first time we were experiencing the Boxster, period, it was definitely amazing!!!
 

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Oh, and I forgot - the best part was at the very end having the instructor and my partner change seats and having the instructor go FULL SEND on the track. "Show him what the car can do" were my instructions.
I’m trying to figure out why your post is making me so happy.The car-nut in you is coming through and resonating. Enjoy!!
 
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