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Old 10-11-2018, 12:31 PM
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:59 PM
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https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...m=social-media

Car and Driver cliff notes... Lighter, longer, wider. Modest HP bump. Cheaper materials and a lot of plastic replaces leather and metallic parts. No change in engine or suspension. PDK gets another gear between 6th and 7th for a total of 8.
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That 8 speed PDK should be fun! Looking forward to seeing what the Turbo and GT cars have to offer.
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That 8 speed PDK should be fun! Looking forward to seeing what the Turbo and GT cars have to offer.
The point of the 8 speed was purely to provide space for batteries in a future hybrid iteration. The ratio added is between the current 6th and 7th gear.... there is no fun, efficiency(MPG) or performance benefit to be gained.
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Looks like some of the drives were done back in July, surprised to know how many test cars have been built.
lots of info to come in the next few weeks.
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I've been on the fence about the 992. Hoping the "toggle switch" gear selector would magically disappear, hoping the interior would be an improvement.

Reading "major interior redesign" and "cheaper, cost reduction, plasticky" in the same sentence is never good...
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The seats look much thicker as well.
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Cheaper & more plastic is likely in the base builds for each model. I wonder if we will see even more areas to spend on options. Lots of $ to be made on that. I have a hard time accepting the stripper build now, so they would certainly be pulling money out of my pocket with increased options.
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Do not like the exaggerated rocker panels. Hopefully camo but I think not.
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i think finally the .1 and .2 folks can align against a common enemy, can't wait for the new forum wars to commence
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I haven't seen much feedback on the move to wide bodies across the line. Not sure I like it, I kind of think it's cool that the big hips are a bit more exclusive to the higher end models.
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" This gearbox is controlled by a shifter that's not much more than a large flat plastic toggle...."

Glad I decided to spec any future purchase with a millennial anti-theft device.
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Originally Posted by One N Done View Post
Cheaper & more plastic is likely in the base builds for each model. I wonder if we will see even more areas to spend on options. Lots of $ to be made on that. I have a hard time accepting the stripper build now, so they would certainly be pulling money out of my pocket with increased options.
Yup!

Moreover, it looks cheaper than the metallic trim that bisects the dash on the current 911, but plusher trim options will be offered.

This sense of cost reduction continues to the steering wheel, which feels more plasticky and has molded facsimiles of hex-head screws. The ignition switch is similarly downgraded from the metallic-looking item in the 991. The upper surface of the center console now sports a piano-black finish that looks good when new but is vulnerable to scratches. Even the manual transmission's shift **** is now plainly plastic rather than having the leather-and-metal look of its predecessor. And the currently standard microsuede headliner becomes an option, replaced by a less-rich cloth.
Cheaper (although more high tech) interior...reminds me of the 996 with its use of cheap looking materials.

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a wide 11.0-inch unit incorporating most of the 12 physical buttons that controlled the various functions of the 7.0-inch screen in the 991.
I don't mind the idea of a larger screen but I don't want to have to take my eyes off the road to hunt for a spot to touch on an 11" screen. I will greatly miss the physical buttons.
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Haven't spent a ton of time in prototypes and late preproduction Porsches, but the little time I have in three or four over the years suggested that a lot of parts are "close but no cigar" when it comes to the production pieces—and nowhere was that more true than plastic interior parts, which had the right shapes but often had a "skin finish" different than a final production piece would. The mechanicals were far more representative than the trim, in other words.

Will be interesting to see if the finalized pieces avoid the criticism voiced here.
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