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Old 01-31-2018, 11:08 PM
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Well, upon further reflection, I am even more convinced that a detuned GT3 mill will be the one. Here is why: Yes, GT3s are probably winding down in '18. The regs in '19 will require the engine to have Particle Filter (or whatever it is called and associated changes) in order to comply. Someone reported that the compliance will cut the power. That's precisely why that engine is a good fit, assuming the cost is kept in check: they don't need to do much to detune it! If the new Euro regs make the power to drop and with little further detuning, it can be perfectly positioned in the pecking order. Only other big variable then would be the cost of the engine and compliance.

One of the C-level exec commented in a recent interview (forgetting who and which magazine) that GT3 could have NA engine as long as it is competitive in motorsports. Well, that's cop-out! GT3 is already uncompetitive against turbo charged peers. In a few years, the situation will get worse as the turbo-ed cars can be easily juiced up. With NA engine and the kind of power delivery (which we enthusiasts love), GT3 will struggle; badly! So, essentially, the dude was cracking the door open every so lightly for the eventuality that the NA is done. If the GT3 loses NA, then it's game over for all! Even I, ever the optimist, consider the possibility that the NA is done at the current gen. That leaves one last hurrah for GT4/Spyder to go out on a high. It's gonna be a parting gift from Porsche to hardcore enthusiasts. One last time!
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:33 AM
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Well here is to hoping should be a month away from the GT4 reveal which will give us onsite on the spyder.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by CarAholic View Post
Well here is to hoping should be a month away from the GT4 reveal which will give us onsite on the spyder.
http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...ix-engine.html

And I can't wait either. I need to plan ahead in advance if I want to do a Euro delivery for my next car!
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by CarAholic View Post
Well here is to hoping should be a month away from the GT4 reveal which will give us onsite on the spyder.
Word is GT3RS at Geneva but no GT4... trying to give more individual focus for launches. Expect the GT4 and Spyder to launch together this time though as they will likely be near identical this go. Possibly LA debut? Spyder is looking to loose its individuality from the GT4.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:25 AM
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One of the values that I like about the Spyder it stands alone as a Spyder, and the looks to me are superior to the above if those pics are legit. Im not a fan of more power because Im satisfied from that perspective. Cant wait to see the end results.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:38 PM
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Geneva Auto Show is in March, when is the LA show?
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by c4sdave View Post
Geneva Auto Show is in March, when is the LA show?
End of November.
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Originally Posted by Keadog View Post
End of November.
I haven't been to the LA show in over a decade, but if they reveal it there, that'd be a great reason to go back.
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:35 PM
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Even less insulation, no radio and no ac? But the added weight of the electric top? Suuuuuurrrrrre. I believe everything he says...

FFS, does anyone, anywhere actually require valid, verifiable sources for anything before they write articles these days?
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This is an old article resurrected with mild update and erroneous info (electric top!). In other words, click-bait/useless.
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Old 02-01-2018, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
Even less insulation, no radio and no ac? But the added weight of the electric top? Suuuuuurrrrrre. I believe everything he says...

FFS, does anyone, anywhere actually require valid, verifiable sources for anything before they write articles these days?
+1. trash reporting.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:00 PM
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" The Spyder will also go on a hefty diet, ditching cabin insulation and even a radio and air conditioning. The 718 Boxster’s electric folding soft top will also go, in its place a manually removable ‘tent top’. These weight savings will combine with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber to make the car the sharpest handling production Boxster yet produced. "

From that autocar article. Nowhere does it state it will get electric top. Not really trash reporting at all.
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by digitalrurouni
" The Spyder will also go on a hefty diet, ditching cabin insulation and even a radio and air conditioning. The 718 Boxster’s electric folding soft top will also go, in its place a manually removable ‘tent top’. These weight savings will combine with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber to make the car the sharpest handling production Boxster yet produced. "

From that autocar article. Nowhere does it state it will get electric top. Not really trash reporting at all.
Seriously doubt it's the old 987.2 tent design. Cool design but will kill Porsche's ability to sell them.
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