Basalt black with black interior, 6 speed manual….I missed my S for the two days and I learnt the following –
Whilst I was happy with a 2.7 when I had the 987, going back to a 2.7 from an S 981 is not something I could now do…I know this may upset a few owners and my intention is definitely not to do so but I really felt the 2.7 lacking…it really needed it’s neck wringing to get it going and I felt it was less of an occasion to drive it. Maybe PDK works better with the 2.7?
As SFO said (and I’ve repeated) the best £1000 you can spend on options is a leather interior..the 2.7 had standard interior and it felt too ordinary..I love the leather door cards and dash on mine, they really lift it
The 2.7 had a multi-function steering wheel that moves the ability to control phone, stereo, volume and control of many other functions to the steering wheel…however as a result, the right hand bottom control stalk is removed. Personally I don’t see the point as the stalk does everything that you can do on the steering wheel and I can control the stalk easier than the buttons on the Multi Function steering wheel (I think you get an extra programmable button on the wheel). Also I found the rolling thumb switch to be too easy to move, it could do with a little more built in resistance. Personally I’m happier with the Sports Wheel and the additional stalk, it quickly becomes very intuitive to use.
The noise of the 2.7 was very muted compared to my S, I don’t know whether that is down to the engine or whether the exhaust is different on an S to the 2.7, I have PSE on mine (which clearly is different to stock) but even with it switched off there is an amazing difference to the sound of the two. PSE makes mine ‘spit’ on lift off, and you get this in PSE ‘off’ mode a little too when the car is warm, the 2.7 didn’t give me this at all, even in Sport mode.
Reference the above I think I would be driving the 2.7 with sport mode permanently on and likely be driving with the car in the 5 to 6k 7k rev range a lot more than is necessary for the S, I assume therefore that any MPG gains that may be possible with the smaller engine would be lost by me thrashing it more! That said the last pic shows I actually managed to get over 31 mpg in a Porsche :shiftyeyes_anim: that was the trip from the OPC to home, a 21 mile motorway jaunt on the following day only gave me around 28mpg which I can achieve in the S.
What I really learnt was that the options I selected were completely the correct ones for me (I appreciate not for some), I understand better now why there are a lot of well specced 2.7’s and and fair amount of poverty spec S’s too…if it were me I would go for the S and spec less to achieve budget if I needed to.
I also learnt that I am a very lucky boy!
Oh and if you visit a dealership enough (not just from faults) they get to know you and let you take Macan’s on 24 hr test drives (due on the 21st :thumbsup_still: )