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    Goodbye 987S.... Hello GT4!

    Hello Planet 9! I thought there might be a few 987 owners out there thinking about a switch from the 987 to GT4, so I thought I'd share some pics and thoughts

    After 4 years of owning my Meteorite Grey 987S and about 20k miles, I wasn't sure I would ever replace it. I have loved the mid engine balance, light weight, lack of (or at least very little) depreciation, and the practicality for road trips. But, I found myself watching every GT4 video on youtube... and I couldn't pass up an opportunity to pick up a Guards Red GT4 w/ CPO

    A few thoughts so far on the difference between the two cars:
    • I can't believe how much more modern the 981 platform feels (both good and bad). I guess this shouldn't be such a big shock going ~10 years into the future development wise, but the 987 feels downright analog in every way when driven back to back with the GT4
    • Going 6/10 in the 987 is more fun than 6/10 in the GT4
    • Going 10/10 in the GT4 is way more fun than 10/10 in the 987
    • The capabilities of the GT4 and the Cup 2 tires (lateral grip, braking, etc) are a huge step up, maybe more than I was expecting
    • It has been a big adjustment to what the limits of the GT4 are compared to the limits of the 987. I better understand now what auto journalists are talking about when they say how you can drive a miata 10/10ths on the street and have a ton of fun, and it feels like you have to be on a track to really have fun in a supercar. While the GT4 isn't supercar territory, I never quite understood those comments until now.
    • A few friends and I went for a weekend drive recently with the GT4, a GT350, and an E46 M3. One of my friends drove the GT4 and Shelby back to back, and said that while the GT4 felt incredibly competent in all areas, and just devoured the back roads with little effort, while still being a ton of fun, the Shelby scared him


    That's all for now!

    My 987S is up on Bring a Trailer for sale now. It's been fun so far with the comments of perspective bidders. It is going to be sad to see it go!



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    Re: Goodbye 987S.... Hello GT4!

    987 Pics!
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    Re: Goodbye 987S.... Hello GT4!

    Congrats on the new car.

    I’ve been thinking of trading my 981 CGTS in for a clean GT4 - just looking for the spec I “ need “.

    Your comment “ Going 6/10 in the 987 is more fun than 6/10 in the GT4 “ is making me think a bit. My 981 is really a great car for the back road type of driving I love so I’m not sure a GT4 would be anymore fun.

    Anyway good luck and enjoy in good health.
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    Re: Goodbye 987S.... Hello GT4!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim137a View Post
    Congrats on the new car.

    I’ve been thinking of trading my 981 CGTS in for a clean GT4 - just looking for the spec I “ need “.

    Your comment “ Going 6/10 in the 987 is more fun than 6/10 in the GT4 “ is making me think a bit. My 981 is really a great car for the back road type of driving I love so I’m not sure a GT4 would be anymore fun.

    Anyway good luck and enjoy in good health.
    Had a CGTS, and I loved it. If you aren’t tracking it, then your enjoyment quotient may not increase that much. If you take a GT4 to the track, however, you will see an enormous difference, trust me.


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    Re: Goodbye 987S.... Hello GT4!

    Quote Originally Posted by cobby View Post
    Had a CGTS, and I loved it. If you aren’t tracking it, then your enjoyment quotient may not increase that much. If you take a GT4 to the track, however, you will see an enormous difference, trust me.


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    I appreciate the input. I don’t have the opportunity to track so I may just stick with my CGTS or try and finder a nice 981 Spyder.
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    Re: Goodbye 987S.... Hello GT4!

    Very Nice!!
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    Re: Goodbye 987S.... Hello GT4!

    Quote Originally Posted by cobby View Post
    Had a CGTS, and I loved it. If you aren’t tracking it, then your enjoyment quotient may not increase that much. If you take a GT4 to the track, however, you will see an enormous difference, trust me.
    That makes a lot of sense to me. The GT4 feels like I'm not doing it justice going slow... start to push and it becomes VERY impressive. The 987 feels just a tiny bit more involving, and doesn't feel like it HAS to be pushed.

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    Re: Goodbye 987S.... Hello GT4!

    congrats on the nice car.

    just wondering does the GT4 feel as raw as a 987?

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    Re: Goodbye 987S.... Hello GT4!

    Quote Originally Posted by cobby View Post
    Had a CGTS, and I loved it. If you aren’t tracking it, then your enjoyment quotient may not increase that much. If you take a GT4 to the track, however, you will see an enormous difference, trust me.


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    Unless you have a complete disregard for the safety of others even your CGTS is overkill for the street. I'm fortunate enough to live in the country in northern MD, but even here the opportunity for pushing my 981S is very limited. Of course the GT4 or Spyder is even more overkill. I believe that is the reason that there is such a high turnover for GT cars. A buyer has the intention of tracking his GT on a regular basis, but life gets in the way and his trips to the track are few. The ideal sports car for the road is the Miata, but it would be risky driving one in my area which abounds with trucks and SUVs.

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    Re: Goodbye 987S.... Hello GT4!

    Quote Originally Posted by cfulback32 View Post
    [LIST][*]I can't believe how much more modern the 981 platform feels (both good and bad). I guess this shouldn't be such a big shock going ~10 years into the future development wise, but the 987 feels downright analog in every way when driven back to back with the GT4[*]Going 6/10 in the 987 is more fun than 6/10 in the GT4
    These are the two main reasons why I find myself enjoying my 987 Boxster more than the 981 C GTS that preceded it.
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    Re: Goodbye 987S.... Hello GT4!

    Congrats, enjoy in good health!

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    Re: Goodbye 987S.... Hello GT4!

    Is the shifter action on the GT4 better than the 987? I test-drove a used (and modified) 987 before buying my own 987, and still that the tested one's shifter feel whas amazing. I ask because I'm thinking that I might upgrade my shifter cables to https://numericracing.com/store/cables-986987/ . I already did the Porsche "sport" shifter upgrade myself.

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    Re: Goodbye 987S.... Hello GT4!

    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyvaleCA View Post
    Is the shifter action on the GT4 better than the 987? I test-drove a used (and modified) 987 before buying my own 987, and still that the tested one's shifter feel whas amazing. I ask because I'm thinking that I might upgrade my shifter cables to https://numericracing.com/store/cables-986987/ . I already did the Porsche "sport" shifter upgrade myself.
    For what it's worth, I put the Numeric Racing cables in my 2011 987.2 and really like the feel of the shifter. You can really feel the click-click when you shift. I also put the Function First Shift Right Solution in, and that tightened things up nicely, too. Some people say that the Numeric Racing cables let more noise into the cabin, but I certainly don't notice it.

    As for that awesome GT4, that's a beauty! I'd love to try one out some day. Congrats!!

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