Now we have those that are saying that the 981 is more clinical and less sporty then the 987 and so it goes. I would liked to have seen a video shot of his feet heel and toeing with those cowboy boots. A mans man...with really nice gloves.
Could one not make the argument that the 964 is too clinical as compared to the original 911 or say the 356? Isn't the original 911 or 356 too clinical vs. say a '37 Ford? Having driven a 1956 Jaguar XK140 and 2006 Cayman S back to back at the recent Lake Garnet Grand Prix event I would not say that one driving experience was "better" than the other, they were simply very different. Both fun in their own way and I wouldn't use words like clinical to describe either. So while the video had nice production values and effects, I'm just not sure what the point was, or as beaverlake above said, maybe someone is betting on 964 futures or wants the 964 to be valued as highly as the 993 that came after it...
I'd reject newer cars are less involving argument. If you setup new car similar to older cars much of Porsche charater shines through. When I built my 1975 lb Porsche Boxster race car it had just as much character as my old 914-6 race car it just didnt break as much! Take a Cayman shove a GT3 motor in it put real suspension under it and then come back and talk to me about involvment. LOL! Its all in how you set a car up. Plenty of poor handling uninvolving 964's out there.
mmm .. in my opinion the 987C's posses much 'DNA' from the 550 and 904 coupes and this embryo needs to rethink his conclusions in light of the 981's. He is trying so hard .. with his neckerchief bandana, topaz skull rings on every finger and three foot wallet chain, that no Porsche owner would actually let him near their car with, and you know that he had to take those eight rings off just to get into those tiny gloves. err .. ok then, all this dude cares about, is that he thinks he looks ever so slightly cooler, in a heavily modified 964.
Well, that happened.
I wouldn't use words like clinical to describe either. So while the video had nice production values and effects, I'm just not sure what the point was
As a former long term owner of a 964, the perspective presented in the video resonated with me. I believe if you substitute the word "detached" for "clinical" it may help you understand the presenter's point of view. Here's a list of options on a 981 which weren't available on a 964: Porsche Traction Management, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV),Porsche Stability Management, Porsche Active Suspension Management, automatic rev matching, parking aids, and of course the oft debated PDK. No question that these aids will certainly make a car safer to drive and make a mediocre driver, a good one, but they certainly make the car more clinical or if you prefer, detached.
Cool video but they are different cars and so goes one man's opinion. My CSBE is as raw or refined as I drive it, but the final result is the smile on my face and the blessing to drive one of the most awesome cars made by Porsche.