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Old 11th October 2016, 10:50   #16
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driving a monster on wheels id rather keep it clean.
*Nods head in agreement*. I truly miss my Civic's steering which didn't have any buttons on it. Was perfect.

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But in one of the snaps, I see an immaculately maintained W124. It gives an amazing company to 718. Love that shot.
When I saw that pic, I was just thinking "how long before a BHPian comments on this Mercedes"....and here it is - the first post!

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These prices look competitive
Especially when you consider that the Mustang costs 65 lakhs! 15 lakhs more for a quicker, better handling, higher quality Porsche seems like a no brainer.

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Any idea when will Porsche India dealers start taking orders?
Bookings have opened.

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The only real complaint, and it's one that's unanimous, is that it simply doesn't sound good at all.
Biggest deal breaker to me. Magic is missing. No aural satisfaction!



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Actually this is called a 'Disco Dial' for parking timer. this is not to indicate what time you arrive but to note what time you started parking.
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Excellent review there @Moralfibre. Would it be possible to reveal the dates when the drive was conducted?
Moralfibre's travel dates were 20th - 22nd September.
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Especially when you consider that the Mustang costs 65 lakhs! 15 lakhs more for a quicker, better handling, higher quality Porsche seems like a no brainer.
very true, just checked with the local dealership, they should get Cars by Mid December and most of these are with normal loadings only due to some homologation issues beyond a certain value, I don't know much on this maybe Porsche India wants to keep these models as poor man's entry to their ecosystem On Road price of a regular one is indeed around 1 Cr including Road Tax & Insurance in Delhi.

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Biggest deal breaker to me. Magic is missing. No aural satisfaction
Agreed, but you can get sports exhausts retrofitted at a Porsche dealership. Is the car in the video you posted with regular exhausts or sports?

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Biggest deal breaker to me. Magic is missing. No aural satisfaction!
Especially after spending the thick-end of 1 cr, the least you'd expect is a sports-car exhaust-note to go with the sports-car appearance and dynamics. The car looks expensive and feels expensive, but it no longer sounds expensive.

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Agreed, but you can get sports exhausts retrofitted at a Porsche dealership. Is the car in the video you posted with regular exhausts or sports?
There is no sports-exhaust in this world that will be able to replicate the flat-six howl of the old Cayman. Oh, and the PSE isn't retrofitted at the dealerships. They usually get optioned on request by the customer at the time of booking, or it comes preoptioned.
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and the PSE isn't retrofitted at the dealerships
Yes, that was my understanding as well but Porsche dealer has confirmed that this can be retrofitted at their workshop.

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Nice car. Attention to detail is commendable. But can't fail to notice how Volkswagen is diluting all these iconic brands. Everything from Lamborghini to Porsche is turning into yet another Audi.

I remember Richard Hammond from Top Gear talking about how the Aventador has insane acceleration, superb grip etc etc but it feels just like a big Audi.

A faster, more powerful car is not a better car. Period.

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I say boo-hoo. 4-cylinders is for hatchbacks and only milk / juice comes in 2-liters.
Every Porsche before the 911 was 4 cylinder and the first 911s were 2 litres

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very true, just checked with the local dealership, they should get Cars by Mid December and most of these are with normal loadings only due to some homologation issues beyond a certain value
They want to keep the cars under $40000 value apparently to avoid a higher duty structure.

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Yes, that was my understanding as well but Porsche dealer has confirmed that this can be retrofitted at their workshop.
Didn't know about this. Thanks

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Every Porsche before the 911 was 4 cylinder and the first 911s were 2 litres
Yes, this is true.

But somehow, hardcore / expensive sports cars and screaming 6-cylinder/8-cylinder engines have become synonymous with each other over the years, and it's hard to detract from that. After all, aural-gratification is a large part of the reason why people buy such cars. One can't exploit even 5% of the car's abilities on public roads, so the loud engines and howling exhaust notes enhance the experience.

OT: How'd you rate your turbocharged 911 Carrera's exhaust-note? It doesn't sound bad at all from the videos on the internet, but does it resonate off the walls / echoes down the road on full chat?
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Didn't know about this. Thanks



Yes, this is true.

But somehow, hardcore / expensive sports cars and screaming 6-cylinder/8-cylinder engines have become synonymous with each other over the years, and it's hard to detract from that. After all, aural-gratification is a large part of the reason why people buy such cars. One can't exploit even 5% of the car's abilities on public roads, so the loud engines and howling exhaust notes enhance the experience.

OT: How'd you rate your turbocharged 911 Carrera's exhaust-note? It doesn't sound bad at all from the videos on the internet, but does it resonate off the walls / echoes down the road on full chat?
Its fairly loud in sports mode, with all the crackles and pops, but I have the sports exhaust. In normal mode its fairly silent. To tell you the truth, the loud exhaust becomes tiresome after a while if you use the car regularly.
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