29 Jun Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS – Xpel Ultimate Plus
We have just finished this beautiful 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS, with every single panel protected with Xpel Ultimate Plus paint protection film.
While the vehicle’s condition was good, the new owner had highlighted some existing stone chips and wanted to avoid getting anything further which could spoil the finish.
The car had been previously coated with a Gtechniq Ceramic, and despite doing a great job of keeping the paintwork in good condition, couldn’t prevent the stone chip damage.
In this blog, we will share our experiences, tech specs and some truly interesting features of this superb vehicle.
- Engine – 3.0 litre Turbo charged flat 6
- Power – 450 bhp
- Max Torque – 550 (Nm)
- Acceleration (0-60mph) – 3.6 seconds
- Top Speed – 193mph
- Fuel Consumption – 33.2 mpg
- Transmission – 7 speed AWD
- Twin turbo air cooled drive system on each cylinder bank, offers an output of 450bhp, an increase of 30hp over the previous 911S model.
- Featuring a 44mm extended rear end for increased performance through corners.
- Sport exhaust system as standard with twin catalytic converters providing an intense racetrack sound
Silver is a great colour to hide swirls and scratches, but not great for stone chips.
The primer underneath the paint colour really stands out once a stone chip is inflicted and can spoil the beauty of the car with even the smallest chip.
As we mentioned briefly, a ceramic coating can only do so much to protect your vehicle, and if protecting the cars future value and aesthetic is your primary concern, then paint protection film is the only solution.
Another key area of a car is the shape of the panels, and like many Porsches, features large sweeping panels, with air intakes and exhaust outlets a plenty.
And just like the previous 718 GT4 we protected, has a very tricky rear bumper.
The sheer number of badges on this model can cause issues with the XPEL Ultimate Plus PPF positioning, and the customer opted to remove all but the PORSCHE emblem, for a cleaner more sophisticated look.
The rear fender is also tough as it’s a huge single piece of film, running from the bottom of the windscreen to the back corner and then along the very base of the side skirt to the front wheel arch.
While Porsche has designed a beautifully clean, aerodynamic look, the PPF installation on this model requires a lot of time and effort to get right across such a large area.
Car designers are concerned with aerodynamics and give little thought to the plight of a PPF installer or how the film can be manipulated around angles and curves.
The Xpel designers have done an amazing job of overcoming this car’s shape and have created a pattern they should be proud of.
This is why we install Xpel PPF exclusively.
Keep an eye out for our next PPF blog, featuring a stunning Mercedes AMG C63s in Black.
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