Pork scratchings


#901

Nice spec - same steering wheel paddles as mine…Sports Chrono is essential with the PDK box - I have had it on all my Porsches.


#902

Nice one Jim. If you need someone to look after it before the move to Norfolk let me know :wink:


#903

Beautiful car Jim at an amazing price.:sunglasses:

Are you going to get the optional counter rotating alloys for it.:stuck_out_tongue:


#904

Great car Jim - we seriously considered one last time, but it is too big for our garage

Have you tried the launch control? :crazy_face:


#905

You’ve bought the sports car, now buy the essential driving accessory that says that you are the man in control.


#906

Jim, that purchase definitely necessitates a driving holiday to North Wales, Scotland, France or Germany. Somewhere with decent A roads and a lack of other traffic!

I can recommend Bavaria. North Wales is great but there is more traffic than Bavaria.


#907

No, not yet Simon - it’s something I have to look forward to. :heart_eyes:


#908

Driving off with Launch Control
Launch Control allows you to achieve maximum acceleration from standstill.

Endangering Other Road Users

Launch Control is designed to be used in a controlled environment on closed circuit driving courses where no vehicle cross traffic or pedestrian traffic is present.

  • Use Launch Control only if conditions permit it to be applied in a safe manner.
  • Do not use Launch Control if there is a possibility it could endanger other persons.
    Such a possibility exists if you cannot see that you have a clear road with no possibility of cross traffic in your intended direction of driving.

Information
Stress on components increases dramatically when starting with maximum acceleration in comparison with normal driving off.

Preconditions:
– Launch Control should only be used when the engine has reached operating temperature.
– “Sport Plus” mode must be switched on (indicator light on the button comes on and SPORT PLUS appears on the
digital speedometer or in the spoke of the steering wheel with shift paddles).

  1. Press the brake with your left foot.
  2. Quickly press the accelerator down fully (kickdown activated) and hold it.

The engine speed will level off at
at around 4,500 rpm on the Panamera ,
at around 5,500 rpm on the Panamera 4

“Launch Control active” appears on the multi-function display.
3. Release the brake within a few seconds.

Remaining stationary for a long time with “Launch Control active” can lead to overloading of the transmission.
To protect the transmission, the engine power is then reduced and the “Launch Control active” process is cancelled.


#909

This forum definitely needs a glove thread.

Peccary FTW.


#910

I should add, I have never used it on any of the Porsches I have owned. Only time I have experienced it was on the track at the Porsche day and on the test drive with the salesman.


#911

These are my driving gloves. I drive a BMW.


#912

Are we about to witness the first Porker with a car blanket and tin of travel sweets?


#913

And a nodding dog.


#914

They’d be good for washing it.


#915

Perhaps an AA trip to The Ring next year…


#916

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Jim, you’ll need to park it like this. Keep it straight, no dings in the doors please.


#917

Other suggestions…image


#918

:roll_eyes:


#919

So when does it arrive?

Photos obligatory.


#920

Hmmmmmm.