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IMO you should get the Sports Exhaust package :)
It’s not a “must have “ but is a nice to have option . It adds no performance however it does make a nice synthetic sound in sport mode. In sport plus it shuts off to open the valves for increased performance. Thus if you like pops and burbles when you stomp on it it’s great. I have it on my GTS standard. I never turned it off. If I didn’t get sport exhaust the middle ground is the sport tailpipes . It changes to look from those square standard tips to the duel .
 

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It’s not a “must have “ but is a nice to have option . It adds no performance however it does make a nice synthetic sound in sport mode. In sport plus it shuts off to open the valves for increased performance. Thus if you like pops and burbles when you stomp on it it’s great. I have it on my GTS standard. I never turned it off. If I didn’t get sport exhaust the middle ground is the sport tailpipes . It changes to look from those square standard tips to the duel .
I totally agree but I have to tell you I am always turning off the radio only to ear the sport exhaust.
 

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That is a beautiful car. Even though I can't afford an S for my "entry-level" Porsche 911, I think my base cab will look just as good. Oh, I'm also seriously considering a change of color from GT Silver to Gentian Metallic Blue. Your photo has reinforced my potential change. I do have one question for everyone, should I spring for the Sports Exhaust package or not?? It's another $3k! 😭
The gentian cab with a blue top
Is beautiful . I have this love-hate thing with Gentian. There are moments where has this purple hue that push me away but others that gravitate me to it . Some love that chameleon color. GT silver is a classic. It will never be a color that stamps a year or time period on a car. Looks like white or black GT silver is the only metallic color that fits in that category of forever . It is a Porsches official race color and most of the cars in the museum are GT silver. This car that I have now is the first one. I have always been a white or black very conservative color guy . The car Bobby has with the red top is the traditional GT silver and red combination. I also really like it with the blue. It’s hard to the side with the cab whether to go to tone or more uniform. It adds another color into the mix to further torture of the configurators work.
 

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That is a beautiful car. Even though I can't afford an S for my "entry-level" Porsche 911, I think my base cab will look just as good. Oh, I'm also seriously considering a change of color from GT Silver to Gentian Metallic Blue. Your photo has reinforced my potential change. I do have one question for everyone, should I spring for the Sports Exhaust package or not?? It's another $3k! 😭
PSE for sure. As for color, there is no right or wrong answer, it's a very personnal choice. Now I feel some responsability in your color change! LOL! 😅

I needed a change from the classic colors. Gentian is a chameleon colour with tons of character. It's part of the charm and why I love it. I've written on this Forum that GB seems to have 50 shades of blue, going from a royal blue to a darker blue and even looks purply in some sorts of lights (that scares a lot of people)! Well, almost all dark blues will show some amount of purple under certain lighting conditions, especially artificial light. I don't mind the purple tones and they aren't that noticeable in regular, daily life. The gentian is also less common. I went even further by picking the light grey interior. LOL!

You will find tons of pics of Gentian on RL and the web (I have my unveiling pics on another thread "Eagle has landed"). Have fun and maybe ask your SA to give you a shout when he has one at the dealership so you can see it "in person".

But we all agree that the 911 looks great in any color:giggle: (but the jury is still out on Racing Yellow:p).
 

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PSE for sure. As for color, there is no right or wrong answer, it's a very personnal choice. Now I feel some responsability in your color change! LOL! 😅

I needed a change from the classic colors. Gentian is a chameleon colour with tons of character. It's part of the charm and why I love it. I've written on this Forum that GB seems to have 50 shades of blue, going from a royal blue to a darker blue and even looks purply in some sorts of lights (that scares a lot of people)! Well, almost all dark blues will show some amount of purple under certain lighting conditions, especially artificial light. I don't mind the purple tones and they aren't that noticeable in regular, daily life. The gentian is also less common. I went even further by picking the light grey interior. LOL!

You will find tons of pics of Gentian on RL and the web (I have my unveiling pics on another thread "Eagle has landed"). Have fun and maybe ask your SA to give you a shout when he has one at the dealership so you can see it "in person".

But we all agree that the 911 looks great in any color:giggle: (but the jury is still out on Racing Yellow:p).
OAY…owners against yellow!
 

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I placed my order in early June and just got a call yesterday that I'm next in line for a slot (I assume that is the same as an "allocation?") My SA originally told me it could take as long as a year to get my Porsche when I first ordered it last month, but he seemed confident it will be less than that given they cleared a good batch recently.
A year sounds very very good right now. The problem is that every 911 model has its own queue and it will all depend on what your dealer gets. You can be next in line for a base 992 cab but if the dealer gets some S, GTS, Turbo or even base coupe allocations but no base cab slots, the wait continues. Fingers crossed that you get your allocation ASAP. 🤞
 

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A year sounds very very good right now. The problem is that every 911 model has its own queue and it will all depend on what your dealer gets. You can be next in line for a base 992 cab but if the dealer gets some S, GTS, Turbo or even base coupe allocations but no base cab slots, the wait continues. Fingers crossed that you get your allocation ASAP. 🤞
I just checked on the wait for a 718 and it’s 1.5 years.
 

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I just checked on the wait for a 718 and it’s 1.5 years.
Bobby, did you ask for the 911? Either case, I honestly think it’s a wait and see game. With production still severely limited, dealers will not be getting the total number of allocations they expect. So, none of them really know anything. Mine has decided not to give any timeline at all instead of promising something he doesn’t control.
 

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Bobby, did you ask for the 911? Either case, I honestly think it’s a wait and see game. With production still severely limited, dealers will not be getting the total number of allocations they expect. So, none of them really know anything. Mine has decided not to give any timeline at all instead of promising something he doesn’t control.
I didn’t ask about the 911 but I can see what I can find out.
 

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I’m turning 50 later this year as well and have started the “process” of looking into a 911. I am turned off by how high the prices have gone from pre-covid…but like you… you only live once and turning 50 is a nice time to move up to a 911.

I am also considering a cab, but I want a stick..which means having to go to an S model..pricing for an S cab plus my dealer’s 20-25k markup puts the car at a pretty heavy premium. I have a buddy who bought a super low mileage CPO 991.1 TURBO for 120k just a few years ago. Now that barely gets you a CPO base.. 🤑

Happy Birthday to us. It is a good problem to have to be “worried” about how much to spend on your new 911. :). No one will feel sorry for us. Ha!
I’m thinking of our new member @DoctorFreeze. Maybe he will get his base model a little faster but the waiting period for a 911 seems to be 2-3 years now!!! 😏 Wonder what his dealer told him.

Macan and Cayenne allocations are easier to get. My SA recently said less than a year. After the 911 saga, I decided to keep my Macan S MY17 a little longer. Since I split my mileage on 2 cars during the year, the Macan only has 37K miles on it and runs perfectly. The next one will probably be electric. 😱
 

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Hello all. I too just placed an order for a Turbo cab. It’s also a 50 year Bday gift for myself. I am now thinking of switching over to a GTS. The $40k in “savings” sounds appealing. Do any of you guys think that the GTS needs options such as the “power steering plus” or “rear axle steering “? I don’t want to overbuild the car and not get anything out of it.
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Hello all. I too just placed an order for a Turbo cab. It’s also a 50 year Bday gift for myself. I am now thinking of switching over to a GTS. The $40k in “savings” sounds appealing. Do any of you guys think that the GTS needs options such as the “power steering plus” or “rear axle steering “? I don’t want to overbuild the car and not get anything out of it.
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I talk almost daily with. friend who has a Gt3 and a Turbo S Cab . If I were going for a convertible I would not get a GTS . I would get the Turbo. In fact do you even have. slot for a Turbo ? Most dealerships are charging north of 30K ADM and they have no cars of either . He told me the Turbo S cab its so fast that it won't even matter that it has no roof . He also said that he finds the Cab suspension flatter than the coupe which he had previously . He told me that he was able to weigh both cars (the previous coupe and his Cab ) and despite what Porsche claims it was 50 pounds delta .

Regarding power steering plus - Back in the pre shortage days EVERY car on my dealership lot had power steering plus . Its cheap 200 dollar option . Some guys feel its. a deal breaker but I am indifferent about it . I never ordered a car with it . Just out of curiosity I asked my wife "which Macan does she think had it" ? We had 5 Macan's and only 1 had it . She had no idea . Now if small woman can drive a two ton SUV and not even know it shows how useless the option is .

Rear axle steering is great . The only drawback is the car then gets the lithium battery and it cost 2K to replace if it dies , Some guys chose to omit it just because of cost . Others like myself feel its part of having the toy. My last GTS did not have it . I still loved the car.
 

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I am approaching my 50th birthday so I decided to finally pull the trigger on a Porsche 911. I always wanted a Cab so that's what I'm going with. My basic question is whether it is worth paying more for a Carrera S over the base Carrera? Of course I would love the extra power, but don't know when or how often I would even need it.

Thanks for any insights. Btw, I think I'm going with the GT Silver with black top. Also I think I must get the Sports Chrono package right? :)
Happy 50th! Welcome to the club! I love my S Cab! I wouldn't have it any other way! Being able to drive these cars with the top up or down is awesome! If you don't get what you want now, you'll wish you had later. I'd compare the options of both and make a decision based on the value "you" place on them. Everybody has different opinion on what they like and don't like. Get what you like! You should absolutely get what you want spending the type of money it costs to get one of these magnificent cars. Good luck!
 
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