"Not Goldilocks, just hot" - love that! "Not smooth on rough road" - no surprise. "Loud wheels and trans" - no surprise. "Hard to get out off those Sport Buckets" - no surprise. "Pulls better than a Carrera S at speeds due to forced air intake" and has the effect of "increasing HP by 10" - that is a surpise, wow!
I must agree with you that I really prefer the clean lines of my Sapphire Blue GTS.....I don't really like the side scoops on the GT4.......BUT, if the 10% increase in hp comes from those scoops.....that is sure to be the cheapest power mod add on the Cayman has ever seen and I'll be looking at slapping them onto my carwith all due respect to those who feel differently, the side scoops look even more akward/wrong in the lighter coloured cars shown here (especially the white and silver)
+1 and without the GT4 marking pleaseI don't really like the side scoops on the GT4.......BUT, if the 10% increase in hp comes from those scoops.....that is sure to be the cheapest power mod add on the Cayman has ever seen and I'll be looking at slapping them onto my car
That statement is so full of BS. By implication that would mean that the 3.8 would be a minimal hp increase over the GTSs 3.4 - equivalent to the 991 3.4 - without those. And NO, I don't take that to mean that its equivalent to a 991 3.8 with the X51."Pulls better than a Carrera S at speeds due to forced air intake" and has the effect of "increasing HP by 10%.
It appears that the front spoiler/lip continues back to the wheel well, then up to just about to the side indicator lights. Could be multiple pieces, but if it isn't your notion won't be easy. Also, i don't think you'll be hearing "hey, lip spoilers are cheap" much in regards to the GT4.But, I plan to modify the black plastic spoiler to make it removeable to give it better city driving clearance.
I wouldn’t overthink anything in that article. It also says the GT4 front end was taken from the GT3. And if you read the comments, an earlier version of the article appears to have claimed the GT4 engine was based on the GT3 engine...I'm SO confused! Is the 385 horsepower Porsche claims taken on a stationary dyno, or do they possess some magic way of rating the hp while at speed? If this poorly written article is to be understood, the forced air from the intake would be adding 38.5 hp to the 385, meaning at speed it has 423.5 hp. :dance:
I guess I need a larger glass of Porsche Kool-Aid.
Yes, if you do the compressible flow calcs ram air at anything less than Mach 0.3 is almost negligible. The scoops aren't for compressing flow as much as they are just to try and capture adequate air and prevent the pressure loss that may occur at that area of the car at speed.I thought I read somewhere that ram air is 99% market and 1% legit because it might net 1% more power. Per wiki. When I read the 10%, I thought he was being sarcatic and making fun of them.
Ram-air intake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"At low speeds (subsonic speeds) increases in static pressure are however limited to a few percent."