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Old 12-12-2018, 03:05 PM
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Old 12-12-2018, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by digitalrurouni View Post
Hmmmm.

My understanding is based on posts #162, #165 and #168 in the thread below by a journo (I believe) that was at the 992 intro at the LA Auto Show and interviewed the 911 Line Director, Thomas Krickleberg:

From: https://rennlist.com/forums/992/1114...-thread-5.html

"One thing I did learn just now is that Porsche will not be putting particulate filters on anything but those cars that are destined for EU and China markets.

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Q: Source?

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A: Thomas Krickelberg, line director 911. . . . I had an interview with him shortly after the launch [of the 992] and its one of the things I asked."
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Old 12-12-2018, 03:50 PM
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Some auto journalists were also stating that. Like Car&Driver. I'd believe the official Porsche press room over them. However, it's honestly probably cheaper for them to not include the particulate filter so why not save the extra money and not put it in? https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2...1-photos-info/
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:54 PM
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BMW is doing the same in terms of not including the particulate filter on U.S. bound cars. A lot was made of that to the U.S. journalists when they were testing particulate filter equipped Z4s overseas.
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:48 PM
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How nice will/would it be for once not to have our cars down on power compared to those of our Euro cousins.
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:01 PM
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Personally, I wouldn't care much about the power. But, the lack of filter's effect on the sound can't be overstated. It is great to know (and, hopefully comes to fruition) that we aren't getting that damn filter! tcsracing1 suggests that the sound of 982 would be better than 981. I'm inclined to believe him. It's all looking good so far!
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:47 AM
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The latest mule is sounding good. We might just get a 4.0 NA motor on a Boxster with adequate ground clearance and a regular top for those who prefer its practicality.
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by wizee View Post
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zoaPG454vkg

The latest mule is sounding good. We might just get a 4.0 NA motor on a Boxster with adequate ground clearance and a regular top for those who prefer its practicality.
Oh YES, finally they saw the light! I’d still get it with Sport Suspension — ground clearance is fine.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:36 AM
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^ Center exhaust and much better looking diffuser, too.
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:49 AM
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So what does this mule represent???
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:07 AM
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Boxster T (or R or GT or whatever letters they choose — don’t care). Boxster with a big NA (Spyder, GT4j motor and auto top. Frankly, this should have been the GTS, instead of making it an S + options package.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by wizee View Post
The latest mule is sounding good. We might just get a 4.0 NA motor on a Boxster with adequate ground clearance and a regular top for those who prefer its practicality.
Whatever that is, if it is released to the public, will be what replaces my 981 BGTS. I don't care if it is a turbo; that sounds damn good.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:28 AM
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I could see picking this up instead of the new Spyder if the hp is 390+ and it's a NA6.
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:17 AM
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I'd get a Spyder if it were the only way to get a NA6 going forward, but I would far prefer the standard power top due to the weather here.
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:24 AM
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Yep, I knew there are many of us thinking the same thoughts.
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