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Old 09-06-2015, 07:37 PM
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Just released..

3.0 L for both S and non-S models, with 420hp and 370hp respectively.. Option of RWS available. Redline @7500rpm which is not bad..

Many new features, sport pasm button that lowers the car by 1cm.. Etc..

Only thing intriguing me is the exhaust.. It's on the sides in some pics, and in the middle in others (as seen on the mules) on both S and non-S models.. Any explanation?

http://www.netcarshow.com/porsche/2016-911_carrera/?ref=ios



















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Old 09-06-2015, 10:17 PM
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They look great!
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:29 PM
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Looks good
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:42 PM
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For the exhaust position, I think a few guys in the 991 section are guessing it might be based on whether PSE is optioned.
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They have loaded the cars with lots of additional features to soften the negative reaction to the turbocharged engines. I don't care much for the rear lights and the vertical louvers. I like the 991 version better. However I like the fact they added these features:
1- upgraded the rear tire size to 305mm from 295
2- the optional rear wheel steering
3- they lowered the car but now offering option lifting system like GT3
4- they also added an individual custom selection mode to the sport & sport + modes
5- optional lane change system
6- the upgraded PCM & navigation with interactive multi gesture screen where you can write on the screen, and also nav has google earth& street view and dynamic traffic info, also adding Appleplay is a big plus.
7- of course the added HP & torque and especially at low rpm. Not sure about the sport response button and may be it varies the boost to give you better launches.
They really packed lots of added features, but it will all depend on how the review of this new engine on street & track, but if it is all good, this will be a great car. Mark
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rear louvres look crap.
lights; not far behind.
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Originally Posted by aussie jimmy View Post
rear louvres look crap.
lights; not far behind.

Sorry but those vertical rear louvres really make the car look odd. Don't know if it will grow on me, but not liking it right now AT ALL.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by karimgt3 View Post
Only thing intriguing me is the exhaust.. It's on the sides in some pics, and in the middle in others (as seen on the mules) on both S and non-S models.. Any explanation?
Its a center exhaust.

Things on the sides are heat exchangers.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:48 AM
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The different exhaust setups probably break down like this:

Carrera = Two rectangles at the far ends of the bumpers
Carrera S = Two pods of two pipes at the far ends of the bumpers

The above configurations are like the 991.1

PSE = Two round pipes that are closer together, but not as close as the GT3/981 setup.
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:19 AM
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thanks for the pics and link. new tail light looks good, but the louvers are odd. I am glad it doesnt have the center exit exhaust.
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So I've not even collected the just-released RS and a new model-look is up... Hello Toyota!

918 owners gonna be pissed, wheel is universal on all models now..
Bigger screen is the biggest plus!
I smell bolt-on tuning and an easy 500hp on those engines! However torque kick is not gonna favor handling for the track for those who tune..

To keep the post on-topic, I'm so wondering what the next GT3 & RS are gonna be like.. Turbo mehhhhhh...

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What are the chances I can retrofit the new nav system onto my GT3?? I want it !!!
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:10 AM
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Autoblog says the S is supposed to run a 7:30 ring time. Very impressive.
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Need to see one in the flesh before I make my comments, but the vertical louvres are a definite NO.
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:25 AM
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I like the new display on the PCM.

I said I didn't like the vertical louvers in the hatch a month ago, still don't

Big question I didn't see any answer to:

At 3.0L, IS IT TURBO???
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