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Given how much fun the 987 version of this thread is, I thought I'd start one in the new 981 forum so that I can live vicariously through you guys and gals.

It might take some time for this thread to get traction, but maybe Ken can make this one a sticky as well.

I'll start by saying that I'm going to the 981 launch at my dealer ~5 hours from now.
 

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Since I'm waiting for the Spyder, I started digging around for more 991 GT3 information. Until the GT3 hits, the Spyder won't have its seats.

The Cayman is earmarked for its debut this year at Geneva, and my current guess is the GT3 will bow at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. My guess is it won't be until Geneva 2013 that we hear about the Boxster Spyder, and probably early 2014 for the Cayman R.
 

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Since I'm waiting for the Spyder, I started digging around for more 991 GT3 information. Until the GT3 hits, the Spyder won't have its seats.

The Cayman is earmarked for its debut this year at Geneva, and my current guess is the GT3 will bow at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. My guess is it won't be until Geneva 2013 that we hear about the Boxster Spyder, and probably early 2014 for the Cayman R.
No on Geneva and you got a while of waiting for the GT3.
 

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Since I'm waiting for the Spyder, I started digging around for more 991 GT3 information. Until the GT3 hits, the Spyder won't have its seats.

The Cayman is earmarked for its debut this year at Geneva, and my current guess is the GT3 will bow at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. My guess is it won't be until Geneva 2013 that we hear about the Boxster Spyder, and probably early 2014 for the Cayman R.
I wouldn't be so certain that there's going to BE a spyder...

There wasn't a 986 spyder. And even if Porsche decides to just repeat models like that, How sure could you be that the seats make it.

Ultimately, I'd say its a good bet that at the end of the model run there will be some sort of special version to spur sales before the next gen comes out, but it could just be some sort of limited livery, or a luxury edition or who knows what. If you're holding out on a spyder, and it having GT3 seats... I'd think it's more likely you're disappointed than not.
 

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The car just showed up at the dealer. It is going through inspection then off to have the clear mask installed.
 

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I wouldn't be so certain that there's going to BE a spyder...
Porsche said with the introduction of the Type 987 Boxster Spyder that it was not a special edition and not a one-off. It was a production model that would be made again. They didn't seem to have any issues selling the 987s either. That's a good thing, since at least in the US the Boxster had one of the worst turn rates of any car sold in the US (average of 250 days).

The hardcore, lightweight Boxster therefore will need its lightweight seats. Until the sport bucket seats exist (which always debut in the GT3) the Spyder will not exist. Therefore the Type 981 Spyder will not be introduced until sometime after the Type 991 GT3 exists. Porsche generally has been pretty aggressive with getting the GT3 out the door (usually 18-20 months after the 911's general availability), so I think 2 years after the base Boxster is a realistic expectation (summer of 2014).

Let's be honest, Boxsters and Caymans don't sell in tremendous numbers. At least in the US, nearly two 911s sell for every Boxster and Cayman combined. If they are making better margin on the Spyders and Rs, or are getting higher overall transaction prices for them (wouldn't surprise me, since there's some healthy extra margin built into just the S), you can be damn sure they'll make them.
 

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I wouldn't be so certain that there's going to BE a spyder...

There wasn't a 986 spyder. And even if Porsche decides to just repeat models like that, How sure could you be that the seats make it.

Ultimately, I'd say its a good bet that at the end of the model run there will be some sort of special version to spur sales before the next gen comes out, but it could just be some sort of limited livery, or a luxury edition or who knows what. If you're holding out on a spyder, and it having GT3 seats... I'd think it's more likely you're disappointed than not.
GT2 seats (Spyder seats) are already available on the Sweden configurator. Should be available this side of the pond soon.
 

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Painted my exhaust tips black with heat resistant paint. First mod!

Oh, and washed it 3 times over weekend, and fully detailed then.
 

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The long wait is finally about to be over. It arrived at the dealership this evening! Tomorrow it will get the clear film and Lo-Jack installed. They are closed on the 4th, so I'll pick it up lunchtime on Thursday! :banana:

Here's a picture that the dealer sent me.

That's a nice Colour. What are the specs on your boxter?
 

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The long wait is finally about to be over. It arrived at the dealership this evening! Tomorrow it will get the clear film and Lo-Jack installed. They are closed on the 4th, so I'll pick it up lunchtime on Thursday! :banana:

Here's a picture that the dealer sent me.
AWESOME!:eek:
Congrats!
 

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The long wait is finally about to be over. It arrived at the dealership this evening! Tomorrow it will get the clear film and Lo-Jack installed. They are closed on the 4th, so I'll pick it up lunchtime on Thursday! :banana:

Here's a picture that the dealer sent me.

That is pretty...:eek:
 
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