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View Poll Results: GT4, Spyder or GTS?
Cayman GT4 23 46.00%
Boxster Spyder 15 30.00%
Cayman GTS 0 0%
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:13 PM   #1
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Cayman GT4, new Spyder or GTS?

If you had to pick one, and could not sell it until the warranty expired which would you choose?










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The Cayman GT4 is a keeper, even after the warranty expires which I venture to guess is as soon as you hit the race track.
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GT4 ..!
And keep it until YOU are no longer be able to drive it ... :-)
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:02 PM   #4
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Cayman GT4 looks nice (except for the picnic bench in the rear) but a 991S engine in a roadster... with a full factory warranty... this is the day we've all been waiting for. I can't wait to see what some aftermarket tuners do with the suspension. That car will stick like gorilla glue while looking evil.

The only thing that would be better would be a 918'esque hybrid engine for some instant power in the twisties.
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If only we got the bare bones weight loss of the 987 spyder, with 986 styling, with the 981 spyder engine! Now that'd be a car!

In the meantime, I'd get a 996 gt3 gen 1
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I love the new Boxster Spyder, but picked the Boxster GTS. Now my knowledge of the Spyder is limited, is it an all weather car? Like can you drive it in the rain? If so I'd take the Spyder. Caymans do nothing for me. I want the top down!
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I want the top down!
All.... the.... time !!!!
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I own a Boxster for a reason - top down driving baby! Prefer the lines of the 'old school' boxster so chose the GT vs. the Spyder.
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I ducked into the NY Auto show for about an hour yesterday. Wait until you see the Spyder in person... I was observing the reactions of the people who stood in front of the turn table that was showing it off. Every other word was an instant "wow" or something similar and everyone under 30 took out their cell phone to take a photo. It made me think of when the Boxster concept car was unveiled in 1993. I listened the reactions to the other Porsches and the visitors all seemed a lot less excited. Which by the way was interesting in that there were three Boxsters/Caymans and only two Carreras. I wonder if this wasn't by accident...certainly not with all these sacrilegious upgrades to the Boxster/Cayman. If the 911 is the flagship sports car you would have thought they would've made a bigger effort to show off more of them or asked for more floor space, especially with nearly 10 variants to pick from.

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The Z06 convertible is a real head turner too. But for a Cayman GT4/Spyder fan, the new McLaren 570S might be the perfect car... for the price of both.
The daily driver McLaren that weighs less than the new Porsche Spyder with more power the 911 Turbo S.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y6WT_NDtSA
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Cayman GT-4.

Its the car that I have been ********************ing at Porsche for years for not building. Now, they finally did it.

But I do wish that they would offer the same engine in a Boxster without all of the GT-racer effects.
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What is wrong with the word b-i-t-c-h-i-n-g?

You can't censor me that easily Forum software!
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man no love for the Spyder...

Interesting that the GT4 and Boxster GTS are nearly the same weight.


Boxster Spyder curb weight 2,899 lbs
GT4 curb weight 2,955 lbs

Boxster GTS curb weight 2,965 lbs (manual) 3,031 lbs (PDK) (PDK adds 66 pounds)
Cayman GTS curb weight (porsche.com says same weight numbers as Boxster GTS)
Carrera GTS curb weight 3,142 lbs (manual) 3,186 lbs (PDK)
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Cayman GT-4
I like their commercial

At the Phila show, only a gt3 (Beautiful and purpose built) and a boxster GTS for sports cars
No-one was looking at the Boxster.
I spoke briefly to a Service guy and a salesman. I mentioned the GT-4 getting close.
Service tech guy wanted to talk about it. The salesman walked away

It's got to be cultural - Push the 911 (the profit) and tease with the mid-engine platform
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Cayman GT-4
I like their commercial

At the Phila show, only a gt3 (Beautiful and purpose built) and a boxster GTS for sports cars
No-one was looking at the Boxster.
I spoke briefly to a Service guy and a salesman. I mentioned the GT-4 getting close.
Service tech guy wanted to talk about it. The salesman walked away

It's got to be cultural - Push the 911 (the profit) and tease with the mid-engine platform
I'm thinking that sales guy doesn't have any GT4 to sell you. Probably why it wasn't even on the floor at the NY auto show.
The Porsche spokes model girl I spoke to claimed the GT4 was absent because it wasn't yet offered in North America... never mind that there are already deposits on it.
More like a case of pushing what you have plenty of first.
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Oh man, that's tough! The track monkey inside says GT4, whereas the top down visceral experience begs otherwise. I'd get the Boxster GTS.
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I spoke briefly to a Service guy and a salesman. I mentioned the GT-4 getting close.Service tech guy wanted to talk about it. The salesman walked away

It's got to be cultural - Push the 911 (the profit) and tease with the mid-engine platform
The Porsche sales people that I talk to don't want to talk about ANY of the sports cars because those aren't what sells - they are all about the Cayenne and Panamera! That is where the easy money is if you're a Porsche salesperson.
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Oh man, that's tough! The track monkey inside says GT4, whereas the top down visceral experience begs otherwise. I'd get the Boxster GTS.
With the right suspensions mods, a bolt on roll cage (like the TC Kline 987 Spyder) I'd bet 9 in 10 would have more fun at the track in the Spyder. And I'm of the firm opinion that its handling will be very close to the GT4 even without the GT3 suspension parts.

For daily driving the GT4 seems like it would more practical than a convertible with a top that won't allow access when to the trunk when the top is down, and requires fiddling on each side of the car just to lower the top. I guess the GT4 is the better all arounder if you don't live in Southern California.
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With the right suspensions mods, a bolt on roll cage (like the TC Kline 987 Spyder) I'd bet 9 in 10 would have more fun at the track in the Spyder. And I'm of the firm opinion that its handling will be very close to the GT4 even without the GT3 suspension parts.

For daily driving the GT4 seems like it would more practical than a convertible with a top that won't allow access when to the trunk when the top is down, and requires fiddling on each side of the car just to lower the top. I guess the GT4 is the better all arounder if you don't live in Southern California.
Why would the GT4 be better? If you want the top down why not the Boxster GTS?

I don't live in Cali, but I want to drop the top, that's why I wouldn't go with a Cayman.

Is the Spyder an all weather car? Like can you drive it in the rain and such?
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Cayman GT-4.

Its the car that I have been ********************ing at Porsche for years for not building. Now, they finally did it.

But I do wish that they would offer the same engine in a Boxster without all of the GT-racer effects.
How far off is the spyder engine...I thought they were the same? I believe the spyder is lighter...is just does not have the front GT 3 suspension. The spyder looks to be one of the finest forms they have made...

One for the open road and one for the track!

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