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Old 09-15-2018, 09:54 PM
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Yeah... it’s just a bad pic... after zooming in you can see where the logo trim piece is under the roof flap.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 2XIPA View Post
Maybe a new top so you don't have to clip the ears in place (possibly making it easier to open the trunk)?
What's the point of those ears anyway?
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by hf1 View Post
What's the point of those ears anyway?
I've heard them referred to as wings, flaps, fins, flying buttresses, etc., but never as "ears."

What's the point of the "ears"? Well, I'd like to think the "ears" serve a functional purpose (like those on the 987 Spyder) such that when secured they pull the top taunt, thus enabling the top to be speed rated all the way up to the Spyder's top speed of 180, however, that may be wishful thinking as they may be purely cosmetic on this gen. Even if not functional structurally, they definitely serve a design purpose continuing the look of the 987 Spyder's distinctive roof. With the 982 Spyder's adoption of the same "ears," they constitute a stylistic feature that changes the silhouette of the car for the better IMO and gives all Spyders a very distinctive/aggressive look.
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:36 AM
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1. Cosmetic
2. Design flaw imo. Doubt long term integrity.
3. PITA.
4. While they do look nice, knowing they don't serve any real purpose takes away meaning for me.
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:38 PM
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Didn’t really mean to offend anyone with the ears comment. I very much prefer the flying buttresses of my 987 Spyder.

Nonetheless I’m on the short list for a new Spyder. Although when I saw a picture of the new 911 Turbo Cab’s rakish top I was hoping the new Spyder would also get it. The picture seems to point in that direction.
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Old 09-18-2018, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by 2XIPA View Post
Anyone else see this in the FB Porsche Boxster closed group posting? Supposedly seen just outside of Phoenix AZ.

Maybe its heading to California for a surprise RRVI reveal! One can dream...
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:21 PM
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Maybe its heading to California for a surprise RRVI reveal! One can dream...
Ha! RRVI was my guess some time ago as the reveal spot. Let’s hope so.
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:55 PM
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Lots of banter on the 718 GT4 forum regarding the likelihood of a 3.8 L power kit motor. Surprised it hasn't been popping up on this forum. Are people on this form still convinced of a 4 liter motor in one form or another?
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Old 09-22-2018, 05:10 PM
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I think general consensus is indeed powerkit motor. Makes sense from cost perspective. With headers and tune that likely still means ~480 horse.. or about 50 above where a modded Spyder would be today. I don't think the extra 50 horsepower is going to be worth anything -- car has plenty today and I feel like most of that power will likely be in higher rpm anyway. I am interested though how the new suspension/design will be. Likely will just keep the one I have though.
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Selo View Post
Lots of banter on the 718 GT4 forum regarding the likelihood of a 3.8 L power kit motor. Surprised it hasn't been popping up on this forum. Are people on this form still convinced of a 4 liter motor in one form or another?
4x the posts and 5x the page views on the 718 GT4 thread.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:17 PM
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My prediction, Power kit 4.0L with 415 Horsepower.

I’ll be curious to see if they reduce the weight beyond the current 981 Spyder.
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Old 09-22-2018, 11:35 PM
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My prediction:
No reduction in weight... Actually heavier. Stroked 3.8 to 4.0 with Powerkit NA putting out 420... Particulate filter will waste some hp... so they need to offset it. Focus instead will be aerodynamics... less drag and more down force... GT4 Suspension, Brakes, Wheels and Tires. Spyder will be more of an upgrade compared to the GT4 (from its previous 981 generation) and it will have a price that will reflect it.
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:11 AM
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Hot rodded 3.8
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by CaymanSinAR View Post
I just can't dig the styling of the Spyder and GT4. For any generation. Was really hoping to love the 718 Spyder and GT4 but they are still too garish for my taste. The "regular" 718s are aesthetic perfection...
You. Can’t. Be. Serious. 718 aesthetic perfection?
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Old 09-23-2018, 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Buteo View Post
Hot rodded 3.8
Fine with me if this is the case. 3.8, 4.0...whatever...as long as its NA H6 with a 6MT, I'll be happy. Didn't get an opportunity to spec a 981 Spyder from the factory when it was available, so a 982 with the aforementioned setup would be great for me! GT4 suspension/brakes/wheels/tires etc is just a bonus.
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