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Porsche lust turning into reality

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In my introduction post, I described my Porsche Lust.

I'm pleased to say we have come to an agreement on a deal with our dealer, and put down our deposit yesterday for a Cayman GTS! We are on our way once we get an allocation (dealership doesn't have any GTS allocations currently, next round of allocations will come in November, and he's going to see if he can find one at another dealer and "trade").

I'm already planning a "break-in" road trip. I thought 1,000 miles on my RS 3 was torturous enough. 2,000 miles? Under 4k rpm? Yeabut!!! :crying:

In case anyone is interested, here's the build as it currently stands (PKGTFHN7):

Cayman GTS

Exterior Color
Racing Yellow

Interior Color
Standard Interior in Black i.c.w. Leather Sport Seats Plus

Premium Package Plus i.c.w. Adaptive Sport Seats Plus (18-way)
Porsche Entry & Drive
Automatically Dimming Mirrors with Integrated Rain Sensor
Light Design Package
2-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Seat Heating​

LED Headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus
Headlight Cleaning System Covers Painted in Exterior Color*Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur
Fuel Cap with Aluminum Look Finish*Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

6-speed Manual Transmission
PASM Sport Suspension (Lowered 20 mm)

20" Carrera S Wheels

Wheel Accessories
Wheels Painted in Satin Platinum*Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

Lane Change Assist (LCA)
Steering Wheel in Leather
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel
Deletion of Alcantara®
Adaptive Sport Seats Plus (18-way) with Memory Package
Seat Ventilation
Smoking Package
Luggage Net in Passenger Footwell
Interior Trim Painted in Exterior Color i.c.w. Standard Interior*Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur
Instrument Dials in Racing Yellow*Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur
Sport Chrono Stopwatch Dial in Racing Yellow*Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur
Seat Belts in Racing Yellow*Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

Interior Leather
Porsche Crest on Headrests*Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur
Center Console Lid with Porsche Crest*Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

Audio and Communications
Apple CarPlay™
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Be careful about "road trip run-in" as extended periods of constant rpm are also a no-no.

With my PDK I was never frustrated at having to stay under 170 kph.:)
Haha, no so much about top speed in the highest gear, but rather how quickly you get to speed! ;)

On past cars, I've usually occasionally changed gears if I'm doing a constant speed, in order to vary the engine RPM

Firstly congratulations but regarding the break-in Porsche has decreased the stringent requirements for break-in for at least the GT3-RS and GT3. It states now (see attached jpg) 1K miles for break-in and keeping it under 7K rpms. Now it still may be the same for the 718 with 2K miles/4k rpms but if someone could check the 2019/718 manual it would be interesting to see if the break-in requirements have been relaxed.
I just saw that in your other thread as well, according to the online manual, it still states 2000, but it may not be updated yet. We can hope anyway. Anyone with a 2019 718 manual in hand to look?

Nice spec! In many ways it is like my current Megane RS 265 Cup - Yellow and black! Personally we would differ on the interior trim in exterior colour (this is a really bold choice!) and Porsche crests on both the seats and centre console; I would pick one or the other, but not both. Wheels on my current car are also Matt Black, which goes so well with yellow paint. So while i'm not keen on black wheels for my next car/Cayman I think they make sense on your build.

Also, as per Nick Murray, you can buy the aluminium look fuel cap cheaper form Porsche parts so rather buy it that way.
I actually don't care for the black wheels. I think they're over-done these days (at least in the US). Under the "wheel accessories" section, I'm opting to have them painted in Satin Platinum. And I always like having my sporty cars being bright colors. Both my current Audis (RS5, and RS3) are bright blues (Sepang blue, and Ara blue, respectively)!

I looked at getting the fuel cap afterward, on the build it's $160, from porsche parts, it was $184 as of last night. Just looked at Suncoast, they have it for $150. With shipping, I wouldn't really be saving anything. I originally actually wasn't even going to get it at all. I mean, I know $160 is chump change in "Porsche Money," but it's still $160! That could be a fairly nice dinner, or a full tank of race gas!! Not to mention that nobody would ever even see it. But then my SA showed me the standard cap, and then another car that had the "aluminum look" cap. He has it on his, and says he smiles every time he fills up with gas. lol

And you may be right regarding the Porsche crests. I'll have to consider that. I'd like "GTS" embroidered on the headrests, but since as best as I could tell, that's only available with the GTS interior package, which I don't want (I want ventilated seats, ergo leather seats). Maybe it's something my SA could do on his end though through the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur program
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I finally have an allocation! :D

Allegedly a January 2019 build, and early February 2019 delivery.

I had my SA look into getting GTS embroidered in the headrests outside of the GTS interior package, and they would do it, but only if I got the full leather interior. I opted against that, so I'll be doing the Porsche crests on the headrests, and nothing on the center arm rest.
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