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Old 12-26-2018, 01:26 PM
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with SD it just looks like the 991 turbo...




quite boring & outdated IMO. Standard front looks much more modern. At least on real pictures... I agree that the standard front does not look good on the configurator
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Old 12-26-2018, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 9912c4 View Post
with SD it just looks like the 991 turbo...




quite boring & outdated IMO. Standard front looks much more modern. At least on real pictures... I agree that the standard front does not look good on the configurator

Curious: what part of the gaping, new beetle-eque standard front fascia do you find appealing? Of all the design flaws on the car, that's the one that bothers me most.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:41 PM
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Brilliant strategy. Make the car hideous, then sell an option package that consists of a front bumper you already make and a few painted patches in the back. Charge $$$. Profit.

The rear still looks awful. The front bumper looks better but suffers from the same problem it does on the Turbo. It’s too shallow north-south and looks weak because of it. Porsche has done this across their lineup.

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Old 12-26-2018, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by murox View Post
Curious: what part of the gaping, new beetle-eque standard front fascia do you find appealing? Of all the design flaws on the car, that's the one that bothers me most.
I think it looks quite aggressive which I like. Like huge intakes. Also makes the front look even wider which I like too.
With SD it looks good too, no question - however I just feel like I have gotten used to this look already as we all know it for a couple of years from the 991 turbo.
So overall for me:
standard front: aggressive, new, modern
SD front: elegant, familiar

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Old 12-27-2018, 01:52 AM
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MUCH better. But still, I don't like Porsche's new sort of over-angular, sterilized front bumpers. It started with the terribly bland and boxy 718 bumper. They just lack soul and flow, imo. I like the new SD bumper MORE than the standard bumper, but I still think it looks worse and not as interesting or smooth as both the 991.1 front or the 991 Turbo front of which it evolves from via naturally emulating.
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Old 12-27-2018, 03:30 AM
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The high license plate really improves the rear IMO, that huge vertival slab on the standard rear just looks odd.

Those body coloured fin section on the SD on the oher hand.... A dark colour would be nice.
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:50 AM
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I like the added width of the front flares but think some of the other changes look like they are trying a bit to hard to be "new". The SD is great option for those wanting more contiuity with the 991. Aftermarket wrap shops will do well with body color wrap for the strip below the rear window and other body color wrap trim for the the blacked out front and rear caps.
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Old 12-27-2018, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by 911seeker View Post
Front looks much better this way, rear is "less terrible"
rear looks less bulky or TRON like.....with sport package....

appears you need both option packages for basic stuff on a 911 which is approx 10 k extra and options in general for items that should come standard at this price point is frankly a rip off....

priced a 4S yesterday for 142 with moderate options as I could have done 150 easy.....buying all my 911s in the future via CPO with less than 10k miles.....

we we will have to pay to play as always.....the escalation is just mind boggling
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:24 PM
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I still cant get over how much people freak out over bumper design which is basically all that distinguishes a 991 from 992. I remember when American car co used to change the bumpers, wheels, and offer a few new colors and no one would even notice. Porsche does it and the fan base has a stroke.
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 95spiderman View Post
I still cant get over how much people freak out over bumper design which is basically all that distinguishes a 991 from 992.
Except for the different body, different hood, different decklid, different quarters, different lights front and rear, and an entirely different interior straight out of a Panamera. But other than that, exactly the same.
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 95spiderman View Post
I still cant get over how much people freak out over bumper design which is basically all that distinguishes a 991 from 992. I remember when American car co used to change the bumpers, wheels, and offer a few new colors and no one would even notice. Porsche does it and the fan base has a stroke.
People just stopped buying American cars in the previous numbers...enthusiasts tend to be more emotionally invested that the average American car buyer.....but we all will get used to the new designs..but doesn’t mean we have to like it and then we vote with our wallets...
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Old 12-27-2018, 11:19 PM
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Why can't they offer one really nice looking option rather than two meh (and in my opinion both flawed in their own way) options? Perhaps the engineers could not decide which one to go with in R and D and they thought, why not offer both and let the customer decide, for an upcharge (of course) for the "sportier" option?
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:43 PM
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Found rear in real life, but more interested in seeing the front
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:45 PM
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^^^That huge expanse of black on the rear window area just doesn't do it for me. Makes it look like a hatchback.
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:28 PM
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This ugly sdp makes it appear like a 991.3... stupid! 😒
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