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Old 02-11-2015, 06:32 PM
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First real spy photos of the upcoming 981 Spyder! Looking awesome!
I just transferred my GT4 deposit to this! #1 on the list!!! Super Excited for this one.




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Old 02-11-2015, 06:37 PM
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There goes the value of the 987 Spyders!!
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:49 PM
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Looks great!
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:52 PM
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There goes the value of the 987 Spyders!!
I know... I'm tempted to list mine. Figure better to do it prior to launch... Which is rumored to be April.... making it a Shanghai debut.
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:57 PM
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Looks awesome. Let the rumors of specs start!
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:06 PM
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Couple observations:
-Brakes are bigger than the GTS
-Rear wheels appear to be a new design?
-Sun Shade attachment points look to be on the fenders vs. rear hatch?
-The roof looks different yet similar to the 987.2 Spyder

Super excited about this one... Spyder is more my style
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:10 PM
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It is a normal boxster top underneath. IMHO it is a camo ploy and what we will get is a boxster auto top with a ductail. That photo almost looks photoshopped.......... Anyway the article below spells it out pretty well. A lightweight Boxster with a slightly uprated 3.4. Could be a real fun car! Designated the Club Sport. But the Spyder I believe was a money losing proposition for Porsche they do not want to repeat. Maybe I am wrong. But now they have people who rushed to the GT4 holding up to see what this is all about. Mission accomplished if intended.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/po...n-development/
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by cetro View Post
There goes the value of the 987 Spyders!!
not mine, as I plan to keep it. I would also suspect that a 981 even with a Spyder badge will have the Boxster power top etc
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:36 PM
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^Well, this one looks like its a copy paste on the roof front from 987spyder.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:12 PM
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Photoshop! Expand the picture and laugh at where the ends of the top end. Sometimes the internet is just too funny.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:17 PM
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OP Glad you live in California and can get your deposit back.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:42 PM
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there will be a 981 or 981.2 spyder, maybe this is a test mule?
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by RadioZero View Post
there will be a 981 or 981.2 spyder, maybe this is a test mule?
Yeah thats it...that is why the 981 is completely stock, wheels are not the LW versions, no body changes other than the photoshopped top...yep, they wanted to just try out the canvas top which is being held on by pixie dust.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:54 PM
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The glass cut is from the normal boxster, they are possibly testing the new top until the new cut of glass can be run, similar to the 987.2. They might be using a rigged rear skirt on a new top design. Will be interesting if this turns into a real product.
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Originally Posted by jabo View Post
The glass cut is from the normal boxster, they are possibly testing the new top until the new cut of glass can be run, similar to the 987.2. They might be using a rigged rear skirt on a new top design. Will be interesting if this turns into a real product.
LOL!
okie dokie. Get your deposits in quick! There is ZERO chance the 981 will have the same top as the 987 Spyder...ZERO, NADA, ZILCH. If anything the 981 will have a better setup than the 987 and retractable as it was the NUMBER 1 complaint from dealers in selling the car.

The fact this photo shopped thing has a 987 top on it ( notice that one side is longer than the other and the right side almost looks as if it tucked under the humps tells me it wasn't even a good photo chop. It looks like a nice day where they are...funny how they are driving around all buttoned up.

Now I know how so much crap gets circulated.
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