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Porsche Experience Center - Atlanta - PECATL

Sep 29, 2016 - 2:51 PM - by K-Man S
September 24, 2016 - Atlanta Today was the day that I had been waiting for. Since the day I had received a voucher from my salesman at The Porsche Exchange that came along with my GT4, I had been waiting for my chance to try out a GT4 on Porsche's test track in Atlanta. Although the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta (PECATL for short) had been open for more than a year, I had not yet had the chance to make the pilgrimage to the center of all things Porsche in the U.S. For those who don't know, PECATL has a variety of test track scenarios upon which to test a new Porsche. There is the 1.8 mile main handling track, the low friction handling track, the low friction circle, the braking and slalom exercises, and finally the dreaded kick plate. There is also an off-road course, but not for GT4 drivers. Porsche offers a variety of experiences that you can sign up for. I encourage you to visit their website for more details (... [Read More]
21 Replies | 1,675 Views

Gloss-It EVO Quartz 5H Coating

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:02 PM - by K-Man S
One of the items I noticed about members picking up their new Porsches, particularly GT4's was that many of them were getting something they called a "Quartz" treatment or Quartz coating on their car. Members seemingly were paying thousands of dollars for this coating as well. My first thought was "Why are people paying $2000 for a wax job?". Even the best waxes I've used are gone or severely reduced after a couple of car washes, so why would someone pay $2k for something that didn't last? The answer is they don't. A Quartz coating is not like a normal polymer or carnuba car wax. As I understand it the chemicals in the Quartz coating actually bond with automotive clear coats to form a hardened layer on top of the clear coat. This layer is supposed to remain for a long period of time until it is either polished off or eventually abrades away. (As a point of reference Gloss-It charges $1250 to do 2 coats of 5H on a... [Read More]
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Window Sticker Interest Poll - Please Respond!

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:04 AM - by K-Man S
Ok I have found a place to make window stickers and I either need to buy 100, 250 or 500, buying 500 is the most economical in terms of cost per unit, but given the overall costs I'm not going to be able to send these out to people free of charge. In other words what I will need for members to do is send me a self addressed stamped envelope and I will put a decal into it and send it back to you, no charge for the decal. I don't have a final proof back from the printer yet, I should in the next few days, but I've attached a close approximation of the window decal. Please let me know if you want one (no need to send envelope yet), I'm just trying to judge interest.
Thanks in advance!
Window Sticker Interest Poll - Please Respond!-caymanclubp9interseriesv1-final-small-jpg... [Read More]
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More than 400 Porsches sit idle with PCM Shortage!

Aug 11, 2016 - 12:37 PM - by K-Man S
Atlanta More than 400 new Porsches are not in the hands of their new owners but rather sitting idle waiting for a missing part, and the number continues to grow. The part in question is the new Porsche Communications Management (PCM) 4.0 that utilizes Apple CarPlay. Porsche's supplier has been unable to deliver units to Porsche citing production problems in Japan as the source of the delay. Meanwhile Porsche continues to produce cars and ship them where they will sit at port waiting for a retrofit of the PCM system when parts become available. At the present time no one knows how long that might be and would-be owners are not given an option to take delivery without PCM and receive the missing unit at a later date. One owner, who wished to remain anonymous, stated that this has been going on for over a month and that he is about to cancel his order if his car is not delivered soon.

Have you been waiting on a new Porsche... [Read More]
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T-Design Memory Module Install in GT4

Aug 01, 2016 - 12:21 PM - by K-Man S
Ever get tired of pressing your Sport button and your PSE (Porsche Sports Exhaust) button every time you start your GT4 up and get ready to drive? I know I do. I would prefer that Porsche would give owners the ability to set their own defaults and not have those defaults changed. I know this is particularly troublesome for owners who have automatic start stop as an option and that Porsce has taken away the ability for owners to turn it off all the time if they don't want it on.

Well complain no more, T-Design has a nifty little module you can install that will allow you the owner to set your own defaults. Hence the term Memory Module. For me personally, that means whenever I drive my GT4 from now on it will automatically be in Sports mode with the PSE activated unless I decide otherwise. Score one for owner preferences! T-Design has put together a nice video (link to their site is below at the bottom of this
... [Read More]
15 Replies | 1,818 Views

Taller Center Console and Arm Rest by Exclusive Option

Jul 21, 2016 - 2:04 PM - by K-Man S
Sometimes you see something you like only to have it taken away. Other times you just want to achieve some sort of balance between a bunch of different parts, to combine them into a harmonious whole. Whatever the ultimate reason was, I decided that I was already disappointed in the flat plain alcantara center console arm rest that Porsche provided from the factory. It didn't match what I had seen on a GT4 in Europe during the launch and seemed rather boring when compared to the rest of the deviated stitching interior. Surely there must be an answer...

Porsche could not provide one. You can accept the default console lid or maybe get one with the Porsche crest embossed on it, but still a short one, and still plain alcantara, no leather no stitching and your wallet would take yet another punch from the Porsche options tax man. The answer was to talk to Frank at Exclusive Option ... [Read More]
7 Replies | 1,936 Views

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