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Old 11-17-2015, 05:22 PM
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:49 PM
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Short answer: No.
Does turbo ONLY ruin the 911?: Yes.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:02 PM
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Turbo or not, those 918 Spyder derived wheels are very nice. Holding on to my base 991. I want a small engine that revs, vs. a turbo engine, with low end torque filled synthesized sounds.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:05 PM
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Based on owning a TTS, I can tell you that I don't believe turbos ruin things AT ALL.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:39 PM
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I've driven some amazing 911 Turbos over the years. Many tens of thousands of miles. I feel privileged to have had the ownership experience.
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Alexandrius View Post
Short answer: No.
Does turbo ONLY ruin the 911?: Yes.
Interesting take. I have to agree. I don't follow enough of the Boxter/Cayman chatter, but I assume those will still have an N/A version? Strange to think an all-motor P-car as the "down market" version. That being said, I find the new 911s intriguing.

Side note - I thought Autoblog had an interesting visual breakdown of some of the new features: http://www.motoroso.com/Autoblog/Gar...he-911-Carrera
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:20 PM
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Bleh....you beat me to it. Sam Smith is a fantastic writer
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Originally Posted by Briby View Post
I don't follow enough of the Boxter/Cayman chatter, but I assume those will still have an N/A version?
No. Planet-9 (boxter/cayman central since Rennlist folks ran them off) are all in a tizzy about flat-4 turbos in the upcoming 981.2 generation.

The general consensus is that 981s, 981Ss will have F.I. flat-fours. The GT4 will continue to be N.A. Jury's out on the 981 GTS.

PAG is unsurprisingly not illuminating the discussion.
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Old 11-17-2015, 11:08 PM
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Another vote for "No. No they don't."
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Old 11-17-2015, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by roadrat View Post
Bleh....you beat me to it. Sam Smith is a fantastic writer
Agree! Great read, this.
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Old 11-17-2015, 11:24 PM
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Turbos will NOT ruin the 911. They've been making them for years.

The game just has been changed. We can play if we want. If not, there's plenty of older generations to choose from and the current GT models which are still NA going into 991.2

Although I'm not a turbo fan, Porsche makes the calls and I don't. They choose the path, and we decide if we buy in $$$... Pretty simple!
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Originally Posted by LexVan View Post
I've driven some amazing 911 Turbos over the years. Many tens of thousands of miles. I feel privileged to have had the ownership experience.
I too have owned several Porsche TT's and still wish I kept my 997TT. They were all great cars. Turbos won't ruin the 911 just change the game a bit. If Porsche stays on this path they will continue to evolve the Turbo engines and most will grow to love them.
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Originally Posted by Penn4S View Post
I too have owned several Porsche TT's and still wish I kept my 997TT. They were all great cars. Turbos won't ruin the 911 just change the game a bit. If Porsche stays on this path they will continue to evolve the Turbo engines and most will grow to love them.
Likewise. I miss my 2009 997 Turbo, and wish I could buy it back. Talk about mind blowing acceleration. I can only imagine the acceleration in the turbo S.
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Having my cake and eating it too.

Got a '97 993TT and picking up a '16 991.1 MT Targa GTS. The last of the air cooled turbos (with a capital 'T') and the last of the normally aspirated Carreras.

Each exquisite swan songs in their own right.
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Having my cake and eating it too. Got a '97 993TT and picking up a '16 991.1 MT Targa GTS. The last of the air cooled turbos (with a capital 'T') and the last of the normally aspirated Carreras. Each exquisite swan songs in their own right.
You may never need to buy another Porsche again. That's a dynamic duo.
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