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Old 08-18-2011, 07:15 AM
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meet the new 911 same as told 911. If people want nothing more than a German Morgan fine, but as sport coupes go, this is so easily outdone.
It's always the same controversy with each new 911 generation. This car is what it is, and it plenty fulfills what a real potential 911 buyer wants: the same classical looks. As much as i would love a 911 revolution, Porsche is doing exactly what it has to do. They run a business and care only about their customers, not about petrolheads of the world. That bit is covered by Ferrari and lamborghini, i guess.

About the car itself, i think is a nice improvement and evolution, i love what they have done to the rear. That part actually is a big departure from the classical 911 design. However, i can't really notice a big change on proportions, on the side view. Maybe any willing chopper with spare time can make a side by side semi-transparent comparison between generations? That would be really interesting.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:19 AM
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meet the new 911 same as told 911. If people want nothing more than a German Morgan fine, but as sport coupes go, this is so easily outdone.
Looks wise, beauty is obviously in the eye of the beholder, but in absolutely every other way, I'm pretty confident that the 991 is simply a step above the rest...

Can't wait for the more mental versions!!!
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:39 PM
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A nice evolution IMO, the rear will look right at home beside the 918 Spyder...
CD must be ubsurdly low, profile is SLEEK
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:44 PM
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It's always the same controversy with each new 911 generation.
The controversy gets bigger on every new generation.

Why? Because the Porsche designers change less on every generation. The only big change was from the 993 to the 996. The 997 was basically the same, bringing new front and back lights and bumpers.

The difference from the 997 to the 997 facelift was even bigger than the difference from the 997 to the 991. And that even though the 991 has major technical changes. Even the indicator lights had to stay in the same design at the same place. Not the speak about creases in the bumpers and sills...
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:55 PM
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The controversy gets bigger on every new generation.

Why? Because the Porsche designers change less on every generation. The only big change was from the 993 to the 996. The 997 was basically the same, bringing new front and back lights and bumpers.

The difference from the 997 to the 997 facelift was even bigger than the difference from the 997 to the 991. And that even though the 991 has major technical changes. Even the indicator lights had to stay in the same design at the same place. Not the speak about creases in the bumpers and sills...
i think this is actually one of the bigger changes they made. they really stretched out the profile so that it almost looks like a 3 box design...almost.

either way, its no more or less different than how much a 3 series, for instance, has changed over the years, its just the shape is so much more identifiable.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:21 PM
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:18 PM
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Side by side the new 998 is sleeker, lower and more aggressive.
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:53 PM
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Every bit of the 991 looks better than the 997, absolutely gorgeous IMO!
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:13 AM
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Carrera S, the first variant.
Carrera 4, Turbo, Cabriolet, and Targa will follow (in less than a year).
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I'm still not sure how I feel about this car. But it seems a little superfluous to write "Porsche" on the back, in addition to "911 Carrera S." It looks a little busy, and both of those facts are entirely obvious to even the casual observer.
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