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Curious what folks here would change...
 

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Shave weight out of it by bringing safety, sound deadening, and luxury down to minimal levels and putting the body and chassis on a diet. The 911 is the luxurious grand tourer. Right now the 718 and 911 are too close in terms of weight, cost, and luxury. It seems they've always been afraid of the Cayman eating into 911 sales so differentiate the 718 more by making it feel smaller, lighter, and cheaper while accentuating it's best feature, handling. This could also chop $10k off the price which will surely boost sales. I think they made a mistake by going the opposite direction and bringing a 6 cylinder back to help sales. Right now the 911/718 decision just comes down to, "Do I want a little back seat or a mid-engine?"
 

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Shave weight out of it by bringing safety, sound deadening, and luxury down to minimal levels and putting the body and chassis on a diet. The 911 is the luxurious grand tourer.
Isnt that the T model you are talking about?
Even less luxury than in a Base Stripper.
What more would you remove on a T ?


If I was ceo, i d leave the 718 as is, its perfect.
However I ll bring back the older 911 designs, from the early to mid 90s is were its as its best to me.
I d just LOVE a modern 911, with all the safety, comfort, performence, features, in a older design.

I even think it could sell well ! xD New Retro is all the rage.
 

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Hmm...well for me, the weight/features balance is correct. I would be less interested in it if it lost 200 lbs and picked up tire noise. These are not necessarily original ideas, but I would suggest the following to improve sales:

1. GTS gets the 4.0 to properly differentiate from S.
2. S could use some extra option(s) to justify the price difference from the base.
3. Discourage dealers from ordering cars with thousands in nonsense options.
4. Reduce the cost of options via packages. Keep them a la carte for folks that object to certain options, but give significantly higher discounts on packages of luxury and performance options.
5. Cabin refresh - things like Wireless CarPlay with wireless charging.
 

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Ditto!

And I’d put a permanent ban on using the names “Boxster” or “Cayman” for an electric car.
hhmmmm I wouldnt mind an eCayman IF its a two seater sport car with a design in the lineage of the existing caymans.


not at all like what Ford just did with the Mustang:mad:
 

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hhmmmm I wouldnt mind an eCayman IF its a two seater sport car with a design in the lineage of the existing caymans.


not at all like what Ford just did with the Mustang:mad:
Have to disagree. The Cayman grew out of the Boxster, which was named for Boxer-Roadster. There is no lineage there that leads to an all-new, electric car. Such a vehicle necessitates an all-new name, just as the Taycan was not e-Panamera.
 

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I would not change anything about the car. I like the performance, the aesthetics, and being able to specify exactly the options I wanted.

But I would abandon the 718 name and either go back to Cayman and Boxster or give it a number that begins with a 9 like all the other models since the debut of the 911: 911, 912, 914, 924, 928, 944, 968, 918, and so forth.
 

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Well the current CEO does one h-ll of a job since Porsche earns alot of money.
But one thing would like to change is the thing that nothing should beat the 911.
Like 981 GT4, that got awfull gearing to keep it at bay.
 

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I would change the tachometer to have a proper high contrast white on black background numbering (I think the T has this). This is only an issue during the day with Cayman S gray but it bothers me as all else is so perfect.
 

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I would recall the 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder and refit them with normally aspirated flat-four engines (and do the same to all future units to be produced).
A flat-six has no place in a car bearing the 718 moniker, that what the heritage tells us anyway 😬
Wouldn't it be easier to simply strip them of the 718 designation... :cool:
 

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A few things come to mind from my experience with my 2017 CS.
1. I would only put the Michelin PS4S tires on production cars.
2. A short shifter would come standard on all manuals.
3. Radiator and side intake screens would come standard on all cars.
4. I would offer OEM performance part upgrades like springs, coilovers, engine & transmission tunes, aerokit, etc, that maintain the factory warranty or offer a supplemental warranty at a cost to the owner.
5. Agree with ditching the white on silver gauge configuration. I would go black on white or reverse as @Porsche Lee suggests.

A few of these are obviously correctable by owners, but at more $ and time and in some cases, risk warranty coverage, so I think most would be in favor. Even without these changes the car is still fantastic.
 

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I would do what they’ve done with the 911 to the 718. Offer all the way from a lightweight T to a bruiser 718 Turbo and Turbo S and GT5 alongside the GT4. Porsche should stop shortchanging the Cayman since it’s a very viable sports car and can still differentiate itself from the 911 as the luxury GT.
 
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