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    That car looks amazing. For me, however, that ad was ruined by the voiceover at the end at the end: "Born to color outside the lines of conformity . . . " I just threw up in my mouth a little.
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    Nürburgring Truther Believes Porsche Faked Cayman GT4 Ring Video

    except Porsche faked the video.....it is NOT the Ring.........
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    Scandalous. What's next? The GT4 on the Moon?
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    Artistic license allowed. I personally really like the commercial.

    Plus, hear this Richard - the GT4 is only available with a manual transmission.

    Given the issues related to the 2015 Z06, this seems like as real strong contender in this lofty price niche.

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    btw: If the substituted footage paints an unrepresentative picture, I would also be concerned. And I do respect the Bridge to Gantry wonks. They are right as far as it goes, but they do not address the question as to whether the footage grossly distorts the Ring or if it captures its essential spirit.

    The viewer should be willing to reasonably "suspend disbelief" when reading novels, watching movies or fantasy commercials, or listening to Miata stories in order to enjoy the experience. Regardless, I gladly defer to the far wiser and more experienced Emillio - who has also driven the Ring - as to whether the footage paints an unrepresentative picture or if it captures its legendary spirit.

    I like the commercial and I covet the car.
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    I like it, but at $85k it's out of reach, which is what the secondary market is for, right? Any word on the amount that will be produced? I didn't see it in the C&D story.

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    I might consider trading my 997 for once/if they come down come down to the ~50k range...

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    Don't hold your breath.

    Unless:

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    The ad is a bunch of over-stylized crap. The car, however, is amazing . . .
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    2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 confirmed | Wheels

    "the GT4 should weigh substantially less [than the Cayman GTS], even if Stuttgart is yet to reveal a kerb weight for the new Cayman king."
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    Drooling over this car! Car config is up on the Porsche website if anyone is interested.

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    I mean, is it just me or this the car many have been waiting for Porsche to build for like 40 years?
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    Is it true that all of the regular 991s and 981s, or whatever they'll be called, are going to smaller displacement turbo engines for next year?
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    My virtual build, $95,735. Not including the Club Sport package, but carbon Brakes, XM radio, fire extinguisher, heated seats and not much else. Club Sport package is a 4 pt roll bar, race seats, 6 pts and some other sexy bits, would get added on. It would appear to be the ultimate drive-to-the-track HPDE car for this driver. White metallic.

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    I don't like many new cars at all. But this one looks pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 confirmed | Wheels

    "the GT4 should weigh substantially less [than the Cayman GTS], even if Stuttgart is yet to reveal a kerb weight for the new Cayman king."
    Blimey! Richard's a Brit. Kerb your enthusiasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Tyler View Post
    ^^No extended fuel tank? (Thought that was a pretty cool option)
    Without doing further research, I assume there is some other functional compromise involved otherwise it would be standard. Besides Porsche options are like $2000 each no matter what they are. I configured something that I would actually want to pay for, insure and drive. I would probably be an entry level buyer by Porsche standards. European delivery is a free option. I wonder if you could get it onto the Ring before shipping it back.
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