Dennis, I am going to make a couple of comments as I am not a lot younger then you (57); so if this is going to be your last Porsche and the wife will be riding with you on those long trips... sure X73 is good no argument, but for a daily driver over roads that will not be as smooth as a track surface the X73 will be a lot firmer then the 'Normal' setting in PASM, for 3 to 5 weekends (literally only hours on the track) are you willing to give up a more comfortable ride for a few tenths on the track? Remember that PASM is extremely capable and it would be the skill of the driver that would determine the lap times, when PASM is set to Sport or Sport Plus it will be more then capable for most drivers, especially those who only track the cars occasionally.Thanks for the post, wish dealer had a car with the x73 to test...I am 63 years old and we are hoping to take the car on long trips...ie out west, will only track 3 to 5 weekends a year.......if she is uncomfortable on long trips I will be in deep *.*. If I was 35 or 40 would be a no brainer, kept last car for 15 years ( 1997 993 triple Black Cabriolet ,highly modified for the track, she would not get in it ) suspect this one may be my last Porsche. Really tough decision gone back and forth 3 times already .....
Another question for the board I am currently ordering the Adoptive Sport seats plus, sales guy told me that the thigh and shoulder bolsters are power adjustable to help you snug your self into the car. I used to have 5 point harness and am assuming that these seats will secure me ....are they really that much better and more secure than the Sports Seats Plus ?
all of these decisions are making me nuts !! thanks for all the advice and comments
I had X73 all set to go on my latest car but decided to go with PASM and it's ability to change the characteristics of the suspension to match to task at hand... more then happy I did!
As for the seats, I found that the Sport Seat Plus provided a good fit in the twisties but allowed a more comfortable feel for those long road trips.