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Old 01-07-2019, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Suicide Jockey View Post
Looking at this picture, I can't help but think, once again,...what a mess Porsche made with the 718 styling.

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Old 01-07-2019, 07:20 PM
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Don't mind the front but it could hardly be described as an improvement. Prefer the ducktail integration, no Porsche strip and centre exhaust of the 981. Can't spot any other differences.
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:10 PM
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Don't mind the front but it could hardly be described as an improvement. Prefer the ducktail integration, no Porsche strip and centre exhaust of the 981. Can't spot any other differences.
+981
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:26 PM
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Don't mind the front but it could hardly be described as an improvement. Prefer the ducktail integration, no Porsche strip and centre exhaust of the 981. Can't spot any other differences.
My concerns have also been primarily at the rear. Not sure how I feel about those long skinny red reflectors in the rear bumper that are unique to the 718. Next time I'm at a dealer, I'll pay closer attention to them when viewing a 718 on the showroom floor.




Obviously, the 981 bumper didn't have these so I'm guessing they are purely a stylistic addition on the 718.




I've got to believe this rear diffuser from the GT4 CS (MR? SRO? -- I can't keep them all straight) is a better representation of how the diffuser will integrate with the bumper on the 982 Spyder/GT4 (photo credit to BGB Motorsports).





It certainly doesn't appear as "tacked on" compared to some of the mules we have seen and is much better integrated, but there's still a lot going on there compared to the 981, whose diffuser is far more "subdued" in comparison.




Love my car, but I'm really excited about the 982 Spyder and the next chapter in the ongoing Spyder saga. When I think of how "good" the 981 is and then try to imagine what four years of additional improvements and tech will mean on the new car, it boggles my mind.

I'm wondering if the "advancement" in the new car over the 981 will be greater than, equal to, or less than that between the 987 and 981 Spyders. I'm starting to think it's going to be greater and, thus, perhaps reflected in the price.

Just hope I get an opportunity to drive a 982 back-to-back with my 981 -- or perhaps not!
It may leave me speaking in tongues and crying in my beer
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:31 PM
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If it's a GT product with GT suspension that will be a step on. Has also got bigger brakes but doesn't really need those IMO. Would it really be better with MPSC2s?
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:37 PM
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We can all be certain the next Spyder will be faster and have even better cornering capabilities. But will the next car continue the driver/car connection and feedback that we have all grown to love with our existing Spyders, that to me will be a more impressive feat if Porsche pulls it off.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Marine Blue View Post
We can all be certain the next Spyder will be faster and have even better cornering capabilities. But will the next car continue the driver/car connection and feedback that we have all grown to love with our existing Spyders, that to me will be a more impressive feat if Porsche pulls it off.
The 982 Spyder is built on the same platform as the 981, and in general 982 cars have had better steering feel and suspension than 981 models. I donít see the 982 Spyder being any different - itíll be strictly superior to the 981 Spyder in both performance and feedback/experience.

Itís similar to how the 987 is strictly better than the 986 - same hydraulic steering, with better brakes, better suspension, similar but upgraded engines, and updated styling.

The only thing Rennlist can quibble about on the 982 GT4/Spyder compared to the 981 is cosmetic styling. Personally, I prefer the 982 taillight design and donít mind the rear reflectors. Iím unsure about the new diffuser stylistically, though it should be a lot more effective aerodynamically than they practically non-existent diffuser of the 981.
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Suicide Jockey View Post
My concerns have also been primarily at the rear. Not sure how I feel about those long skinny red reflectors in the rear bumper that are unique to the 718. Next time I'm at a dealer, I'll pay closer attention to them when viewing a 718 on the showroom floor.




Obviously, the 981 bumper didn't have these so I'm guessing they are purely a stylistic addition on the 718.
Not sure about them being purely stylistic. 981 tails have an integrated red reflector...718 smoked tails do not. DOT requires a red reflector somewhere...
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by JAhmed View Post
Not sure about them being purely stylistic. 981 tails have an integrated red reflector...718 smoked tails do not. DOT requires a red reflector somewhere...
Got it. Thanks.
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by JAhmed View Post
Not sure about them being purely stylistic. 981 tails have an integrated red reflector...718 smoked tails do not. DOT requires a red reflector somewhere...
It would be a quick fix if carmine red becomes an option.
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by JAhmed View Post
Not sure about them being purely stylistic. 981 tails have an integrated red reflector...718 smoked tails do not. DOT requires a red reflector somewhere...
I think DOT changed the height above the ground for the reflectors so now you see reflectors in the bumper instead of in the taillights where they used to be. Check out any new cars on the road they are all down on the bumper in some ugly spot now.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by chapmans View Post
I think DOT changed the height above the ground for the reflectors so now you see reflectors in the bumper instead of in the taillights where they used to be. Check out any new cars on the road they are all down on the bumper in some ugly spot now.
Good to know!!! Thanks for the info.

Won't matter to me...when my Spyder arrives, I'm gonna have them painted body color
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:37 PM
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:59 AM
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So, now that Geneva motor show is just around the corner, and speculation suggests that both GT4 & Spyder will be officially unveiled there.
Do you guys think the Spyder will be finally unveiled and presented with the GT4 wheel design? ( as spy images ), or do you think Porsche will fit the unique wheel design for the Spyder? , like ALL previous models and history showed us.

Both previous gen Spyders had their unique wheels ( only Spyder ).

My thoughts are in line with what history showed us, a special and unique wheel design for the Spyder. However, the fact that the Spyder is being developed with similar suspensions and brakes as GT4, maybe Porsche will just end up using the same wheel design for both the Spyder & GT4.

what do you guys think?
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:47 AM
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Spyder should be to the GT4 what the Speedster is to the GT3 ó a GT4 convertible with humps. Also as with the GT3, both should offer a more user-friendly Touring option ó humpless auto-top for the Spyder and a wingless GT4.
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