Couple of questions about spec

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    Hi guys, couple of questions:

    1) Did somebody had a chance probably at dealer or somewhere else to see and touch in person this new Race-Tex material? How it does look like/feel? Is it more like cloth or vinyl? I'm not kind of fan of vegan things to something like that and always had leather seats, but I really like Graphite Blue color (at least as per configurator) and don't see leather color scheme that I would like to have
    2) Is Innodrive really useful(may be somebody had it on another Porsche) or ACC would be completely sufficient?
    3) Just to confirm that I understood correctly from other threads, there will be no soft close doors and head-up display?
     
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    i can answer 1 in my opinion........

    I really wanted the race tex material and when i saw it live at the Frankfurt show i was not impressed..... it is more like a netting fabric and if you have any kind of crumbs or anything spilt in the car it will get stuck in this “net” type fabric....... so i have reverted to a leather combo and am very happy with that.
     
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    Thanks, that’s important. I have kids and it is guaranteed crumbs :)
     
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    Yes my exact same reasoning. :)
     
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    Racetex material sounds really cool, but sadly didn't get the chance to see it
     
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    Racetex on the steering wheel didn't feel at all good when I tried that Frankfurt. Really strange feel. I would need someone to pay me to get that wheel option. Leather wheel *definitely*.
     
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    good to know.
     
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    Yeah.

    Also, is vegan leather an option?
     
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    Vegan leather, what is that?
     
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    Something similar to the synthetic leather we saw in the Audi E Tron GT?
     
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    Must say I love race-Tex or Alcantara as another name for the steering wheel. It’s always nice and warm but never hot or sticky........
     
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    Yes it's probably very subjective. To me it felt like there is no grip compared to leather, as in it's slippery and forces the driver to keep a tighter grip on the wheel. I sometimes like to drive with one hand and just a few fingers and the idea of questionable grip is not something I welcome. I understand that racetex only when you're driving on track, gripping the wheel hard with both hands. For casual driving it seems to me like a horrible option.
     
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    As you say it’s all a question of personal preferences.
     
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    Any comments about INNODRIVE usefulness? Do you guys order that?
     
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    I'm in the camp that thinks Porsche's are meant for driving. So a definite no for Innodrive.

    I added the 360 camera for easier/faster parking and to avoid scratching the rims in certain situations, and the Range Manager to help optimize roadtrips & charging speed (it pre-heats the battery optimally before arriving to charge, when using this, for optimal charge speed).
     
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