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post #46 of 61
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Is the hand break an actual hand break or merely a little button / knob?

On the Gallardo that had the e-brake incident, it was an actual handbrake. As a result of demonstrating this to them, he got a cost-difference upgrade to a Murcielago. He has since traded that in along with an SL55 and probably a giant bag of cash for a Carrera GT. The Murc also makes clunking sounds when it's cold going over bumps, probably because the polyurethane bushings are moving around.

I agree that current Lambos are a soulless machines.

--Andre
post #47 of 61
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Originally Posted by Andre Yew
On the Gallardo that had the e-brake incident, it was an actual handbrake. As a result of demonstrating this to them, he got a cost-difference upgrade to a Murcielago. He has since traded that in along with an SL55 and probably a giant bag of cash for a Carrera GT. The Murc also makes clunking sounds when it's cold going over bumps, probably because the polyurethane bushings are moving around.

I agree that current Lambos are a soulless machines.

--Andre

Yes: they are Audi's in very expensive drag. Audi's are kind of soulless, but still have something very German about them, whereas this is completely lacking in Italian passion, and it is replaced with a Germanic version of a faux-Italian style of "ňúpassion'. Pathetic, really. If I had the purchasing power, I wouldn't get a Lambo.

Jon.
post #48 of 61
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Yeah, but it has a standard 5-speed, so you have to opt for the 6-speed, and it has 17's instead of 18's, and by the time you have comparable equipment added onto the Cayman which comes standard on the Cayman S, you've spent close to $10K, BUT have 50 horsepower less.

I don't know why anyone needs more wheel than 17s. Even the McLaren F1 only had 17-inch wheels. The 6 speed might be worth it, but it really depends on the engine characteristics and how that thing is geared.

--Andre
post #49 of 61
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Originally Posted by Andre Yew
I don't know why anyone needs more wheel than 17s. Even the McLaren F1 only had 17-inch wheels. The 6 speed might be worth it, but it really depends on the engine characteristics and how that thing is geared.

--Andre

So I take it that you would not opt for the 19 in wheel option?

What do you think of midnight blue with gray interior?
post #50 of 61
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Originally Posted by Andre Yew
I don't know why anyone needs more wheel than 17s. Even the McLaren F1 only had 17-inch wheels. The 6 speed might be worth it, but it really depends on the engine characteristics and how that thing is geared.

--Andre

LOL, funny since I didn't get the S-Line package for my car, which includes 18's, but I did make sure that they gave me the sport 17's.

It's all about looks, really. I think the Cayman looks better with the 18's. They are not necessary of course, but then I don't think Matt is going to be taking the car past 150 mph.

Jon.
post #51 of 61
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Originally Posted by iammatt
So I take it that you would not opt for the 19 in wheel option?

What do you think of midnight blue with gray interior?

No, don't get the 19's. Then it just looks too big.

Jon.
post #52 of 61
iammatt I'm not sure if you've already decided at this point, but given the three considerations (RR Sport, Boxter, Cayman), the choice seems to me like a no-brainer. I can't imagine that there is a single car in the price range that I would rather have than the Cayman. While it does seem just like a Boxter with a hard top (fine by me, I prefer the way hardtops drive), it is completely new, which the Boxster is not. I wouldn't be worried about the status symbol of the Cayman - whatever it may attract, it's better than the monotony of the Boxter's unrelenting ubiquity.
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So I take it that you would not opt for the 19 in wheel option? What do you think of midnight blue with gray interior?
Throw in another vote for the stock wheels. Also, the interior choice you proposed sounds very attractive to me. You're a lucky man!
post #53 of 61
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Originally Posted by Andre Yew
I don't know why anyone needs more wheel than 17s.

Because looking like a pimp in something with capabilities well beyond the ability of the user to safely exploit them is far more important than non-issues like responsiveness.

Wheels should be big enough around to support the braking system - assuming outboard brakes - and no more.
post #54 of 61
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Originally Posted by iammatt
So I take it that you would not opt for the 19 in wheel option?

Only if you get some spinners:

http://www.davinwheels.com



Seriously, I'd just get the stock 18s. The suspension is probably tuned for that size and weight already. I don't know if 17s are even an option for the S model. I don't like plus-size wheels when the suspension isn't tuned for it (like all those people who put big wheels on their SUVs), and tire prices will be higher, while the number of choices are lower.

I like midnight blue, but I'm not crazy about grey interiors. But I'm not the one that's going to be driving it, so get what looks good to you.

--Andre
post #55 of 61
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Originally Posted by Andre Yew

I agree that current Lambos are a soulless machines.

--Andre

Funny you should mention that. On Saturday, in Jersey and a few hundred miles from home, I saw a Gallardo for the first time. My first thought was "what is that." My second thought was "oh, it's a Gallardo, nice color." My third thought was "hmph." No catch of breath, no thought that this was a cool thing to see, no feeling of desire. The new Vettes and Mustangs are more visually dynamic. What a horrible thing to say.

Regards,
Huntsman
post #56 of 61
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Originally Posted by Huntsman
Funny you should mention that. On Saturday, in Jersey and a few hundred miles from home, I saw a Gallardo for the first time. My first thought was "what is that." My second thought was "oh, it's a Gallardo, nice color." My third thought was "hmph." No catch of breath, no thought that this was a cool thing to see, no feeling of desire. The new Vettes and Mustangs are more visually dynamic. What a horrible thing to say.

Regards,
Huntsman

Like I said: it's no Ferrari. Actually, an Aston Martin (I had a dark gray Vanquish tail gating me on Friday) is more eye catching. Hell, a Lotus is more eye catching.
Jon.
post #57 of 61
Most modern cars lack what is termed "soul".
post #58 of 61
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of the help. I brought home a new Cayman yesterday. I went with a dark blue-grey with a grey interior (sorry Andre ). I would have liked more choices on the interior color, but they were not available except with black cars which I did not want, or they were loaded with the big wheels (obviously a no-no) and a ridiculous chronograph. The grey leather is quite nice. So far so good on the entire car. Thanks again for all of the advice.
post #59 of 61
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Originally Posted by iammatt
Thanks for all of the help.

I brought home a new Cayman yesterday. I went with a dark blue-grey with a grey interior (sorry Andre ). I would have liked more choices on the interior color, but they were not available except with black cars which I did not want, or they were loaded with the big wheels (obviously a no-no) and a ridiculous chronograph. The grey leather is quite nice. So far so good on the entire car.

Thanks again for all of the advice.
Snap some pics for us matt, sounds like a $$$ combo.
post #60 of 61
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Originally Posted by iammatt
Thanks for all of the help.

I brought home a new Cayman yesterday. I went with a dark blue-grey with a grey interior (sorry Andre ). I would have liked more choices on the interior color, but they were not available except with black cars which I did not want, or they were loaded with the big wheels (obviously a no-no) and a ridiculous chronograph. The grey leather is quite nice. So far so good on the entire car.

Thanks again for all of the advice.

Sounds nice! Congrats!

(p.s. found a nice secluded twisty road to, uh, get familiar with it yet? )
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