Advertisement

The new 718 Porsche Cayman & Boxster thread: + GT4 Clubsport

Discussion in 'General Automotive & Other Vehicle Talk' started by jm6k, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Bryster

    Bryster Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Bryan
    Car(s):
    Nothing,considering a Civic DX
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2018
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Posts:
    1,212
    Liked:
    1,212
    I'm getting Carrera GT vibes from this
     
  2. DesmoSD

    DesmoSD Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    1993.5 Supra TT, 997.1 911 Carrera S, 1199 Panigale S
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    San Diego
    Posts:
    948
    Liked:
    1,680
     
    Jabba and justbake like this.
  3. justbake

    justbake Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Justin
    Car(s):
    F10 535i
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    Location:
    Indy
    Posts:
    1,315
    Liked:
    2,265
    DesmoSD likes this.
  4. DesmoSD

    DesmoSD Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    1993.5 Supra TT, 997.1 911 Carrera S, 1199 Panigale S
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    San Diego
    Posts:
    948
    Liked:
    1,680
    IMO, I don't think Porsche is feeling any pressure from Toyota about the 2021 Supra even with the HP increase. Porsche is so far ahead of Toyota that it's not even a comparison. The 6 cyl Supra was compared against the 718 4 cyl turbo. With Toyota being so secretive about a potential GT4 model that it's only hurting them. The longer you take, the longer you get left behind. Not even a mention of a street GT4 that go against the street Porsche GT4. Rubbish!

    Test drive one! You'll be blown away. The 6 speed on the previous GT4 was very crisp, throws were short and the shift was bolt-action. The updated PDK... impressive.
     
    Jabba and justbake like this.
  5. justbake

    justbake Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Justin
    Car(s):
    F10 535i
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    Location:
    Indy
    Posts:
    1,315
    Liked:
    2,265
    They most definitely aren’t threatened by Toyota right now. The further up in performance they go, the more a FR inline 6 hurts the Supra since a mid mounted flat 6 has a higher ceiling.

    Even if Toyota just plans on competing in sales and not track times, they still need a road going GT4 model with a manual to take sales away from the Cayman GT4.

    I do plan on test driving a GTS 4.0 with PDK when I get the chance. I drove an AMG GT the other day and I think that is a little more my style though. Just wish the AMG GT C/R would come down in price a little bit lol
     
    DesmoSD likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...