- Wed Dec 21, 2022 10:32 am
All 981s should have “Sport Mode.” Sport Plus Mode comes with Sport Chrono (SC) option. SC also includes the clock in the top center of the dashboard; that’s how you tell. Sport+ adds some features. IMO useful if you track or want PDK launch control.
Seats are a big variable. Two seats (manual, N-way power) in each of two architectures (sport seats, sport seats plus): four total. You must test-sit each architecture to determine if there’s one architecture you can’t stand.
Seats, transaxle type are the big things IMO.
After that, the base interiors feature vinyl-covered door panels that like to warp (EU regs) over time in strong sunlight. Not super-expensive to fix if caught early. Full-leather: no warping.
Carbon fiber interior bits: same story replace “warp” with “crack and/or discolor.”
On the used market most descriptions of equipment and options will be wrong and/or mix up standard versus options. You’ll need to learn how to recognize options on sight or get a VINalytics subscription so that you can pull build sheets by VIN.
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