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    Charrie's 2008 Porsche 997 turbo

    I realize this forum is BMW-centric but as Ayan eloquently put it this is more a "family-oriented" forum where we all can share in our automotive passion. So with that said, I decided to start my Porsche 997 turbo project thread here in this forum.

    It has been an interesting few weeks when I all of a sudden decided that I wanted to get a 3rd car... probably because of Ray's unique influence as he has 3 cars... Thanks Ray!! Then there's Jon Estrella who a few here know (remember Jon's Orient Blue supercharged ZHP?) Unfortunately Jon's ZHP fell into the wrong hands and it ended up getting parted out... such a shame, it was one of the cleanest ZHPs I have ever seen... anyway Jon had a lot to do with how I ended up having a Porsche 997 turbo sitting in my garage... we have been exchanging texts for a very long time and I have been on and off about getting a 997 turbo then a co-worker friend of mine told me about an ad from New Country Porsche in Greenwich, CT. These were the pics from that ad that caught my attention:





    I sent an inquiry to the dealership asking for more information on the Porsche and within 5 minutes of hitting send the Pre-Owned Manager, Rich Del Mazzio, gave me a call and we talked about my future Porsche for about 15 minutes. He was forthcoming with every question I had and told me that the car was in the shop for the 30k mile service. I set up a time last Friday to come down and go over the Porsche and to see whether or not I would be seriously interested in this car. As you can see the car was being worked on so I took these pictures... this was the first time I actually saw and touched my Porsche...






    The car checked out and I was allowed to go over the car's entire maintenance history since this car was serviced at this dealership from initial delivery to the time I looked it over. Everything checked out until the dealer discovered a bad starter motor so I told Rich to address any unforeseen issue such as this starter motor and I will come back to test drive the car.

    The Porsche was in near perfect condition inside and out and you could smell the leather throughout the car as soon as you went in... every detail gone over, the car looked like a brand new car. There were additional features I liked such as the unique color (GT Silver which is the color used on the Carrera GT), rear parking sensors, and K40 installed. Of course the car has a solid black interior which was very important to me...

    By the second time that I had come to the dealership, we already worked out the numbers and came to an agreement both the dealer and I could agree to and made the deal. I had the cashier's check ready and worked with the dealer's business manager to get all the necessary paperwork signed and processed so I could take ownership of the Porsche. Here I am below sitting in my Porsche for the first time as it's new owner...



    Funny thing is that I am still getting the hang of using the K40 and when I thought I had it turned off it would come back on... not good when going into any military installation...

    At this point I would list what the car came with and I will revise this page to reflect this but for now I will show a few pictures I have taken of my new addition...I am really appreciating everything this car has to offer and love the different shade of silver this car has...


    Without further delay, allow me to introduce my 997 turbo...





    All I can say is that when the dual turbos kick in this car is lightening fast.... I feel like I'm in the Space Shuttle taking off. The Brembo BBKs that come standard with this car has to be one of the most awesome braking systems I have ever felt. This is by far the most perfect "sports car" I have ever owned and driven to date...I hope some of you will have the same opportunity as I did to eventually get your dream car so you can experience what I have with my Porsche.

    Here are a list of mods I have planned for my new whip:

    - TPC DSC (Dynamic Suspension Control) Module retrofit
    - Adaptive Sport Seat retrofit
    - GMG Sport lowering springs
    - GT2RS rear sway bars
    - GT2RS carbon fiber side intake scoops
    - interior LED lights


    L I S T..........O F..........M O D S

    - Clear Side Markers using OE white bulbs
    - Porsche factory Short Shift Kit
    - Sprint Booster for 997.1tt
    - Fabspeed chrome plated Quad exhaust tips
    - Clear laminate film from headlight armor for headlights
    - Gominigo tow hook license plate bracket
    - Platinum finish OEM Porsche monochrome Hood Crest
    - White LED Day Time Running lights on turn signals
    - Updated LED 997.2 style tail lights for 997.1
    - 50% smoke tint for tail lights
    - Updated 6000k D2S HID headlight bulbs
    - 6000k 12v 100w xenon gas-filled halogen H11 flash to pass bulbs
    - 5000k CAN BUS HID fog lights
    - New set chrome monochrome Porsche crest center caps installed
    - Valentine V1 Hardwire
    - Updated 997.2 ignition key fobs
    - 5000k LED rear license plate lights
    - Silver Sport Aluminum Gas Cap
    - Turbo Aerokit Spoiler Lip
    - Dension 500S BT bluetooth integration (hands free BT, BT streaming, iPod integration and USB)
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    2008 GT Silver 997.1tt.......................2004 TiAg ///M.........................2003 Imola ZHP

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    Interior pictures






    The headliner is leather suede...


    The attention to detail is stunning... the stitching is silver to go with the car's exterior color...




    Passenger's side door








    Exterior lighting Updates


    Rear LED tail lights





    6000k Xenon headlight and H11 bulbs




    DRLs and 6000k HID fog lights


    Last edited by cakM3; 07-13-2016 at 02:01 PM.
    2008 GT Silver 997.1tt.......................2004 TiAg ///M.........................2003 Imola ZHP

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakM3 View Post
    probably because of Ray's unique influence as he has 3 cars... Thanks Ray!!
    Again, congrats and thanks for looping me in on the secret. Happy for you, but please don't blame me. I should serve as a warning rather than a role model.

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    Looks incredible! Looking forward to seeing more pics!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl Lazlo View Post
    Again, congrats and thanks for looping me in on the secret. Happy for you, but please don't blame me. I should serve as a warning rather than a role model.
    Not blaming you Ray....giving you credit!


    Quote Originally Posted by Campster23 View Post
    Looks incredible! Looking forward to seeing more pics!
    Thanks!!

    There will be more pics taken over the weekend... lots going on since I have picked up my Porsche and I'm exhausted at the moment. I have a lot of detailing ahead of me to really bring out the shine on my Porsche... she looks awesome now but I can get her to look even better...
    2008 GT Silver 997.1tt.......................2004 TiAg ///M.........................2003 Imola ZHP

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    Oh man this thing looks amazing. One day I'll own one lol. Congrats on the purchase!


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    Looks awesome Charlie. Great pics and congrats on the ultimate beast


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    Jon Estrella - 997 Turbo

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    I'll add mine to your thread :-) Name:  Image1463102518.130291.jpg
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    Jon Estrella - 997 Turbo

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    Looks really good Charlie. Congrats!

    When I was still in Cleveland, I worked with a guy that had a 03, 996 all wheel drive. He would drive when we went out for lunch and that car was insanely quick and agile. Would have liked it more down here that the crappy city pot hole streets of Cleveland, OH.

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    Charrie's 2008 Porsche 997 turbo

    Congrats again Charlie!! Never really been a Porsche guy but dam that looks so Bad Ass!! The color combo is so Sweet!!
    Charlie what is the HP rating on it?


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