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Old 05-27-2018, 02:01 PM
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I've got a Honda Hybrid with a six speed stick. If Honda can do it, so can Porsche!
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Bartleby7334 View Post
I've got a Honda Hybrid with a six speed stick. If Honda can do it, so can Porsche!
Doable? Yes, but it's an exercise in confliction, and will never function as well as an MT gasser, or an automatic hybrid.

The two systems just don't interact cohesively.
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:14 PM
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Re styling:
Looks to me like same greenhouse, wider fenders front and rear, front hood-bumpercap cut and tail lights with more horizontal lines that emphasize the width.

Re hybrid engine/motor transmission integration:
For me, based on flogging a Panamera Turbo S Hybrid Grand Tourismo around a racetrack I found that thoughts of manually changing gears are overcome by the wonderful seamless intense push in the back from the additional torque of the electric motor .
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I wish they’d taken another pic with the cars switched. From this pic, the 992 looks shorter, wider, and the headlights a little more bug-eyed. Not necessarily a bad thing. Bigger wheels on the 992 distort the apparent wheelbase. Dunno, I kind of like the looks of it.
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:05 AM
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Just noticed this. Is this a reflection or part of the camouflage? Can't imaging that it's a real plug-in door.


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Old 05-28-2018, 06:29 AM
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Whoa a hybrid 911? I wonder where the batteries will go. No more rear seats?
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Big View Post
Just noticed this. Is this a reflection or part of the camouflage? Can't imaging that it's a real plug-in door.
could be that fuel tank panel moved to the left side of the car.
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by captainkirk View Post
could be that fuel tank panel moved to the left side of the car.
1972 style oil fill.
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by captainkirk View Post
could be that fuel tank panel moved to the left side of the car.
Possible. As long as the engine moved to the front to swap places.
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Old 05-29-2018, 02:16 AM
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Originally Posted by JMartinni View Post
Consider that the cars aren't parked at the same angle. To me the cars look nearly identical in that respect, the windows might well be the exact same parts.
The greenhouse does look similar and I can see what you mean in regards to several exterior parts looking like identical parts to the 991. But I’m about positive the new greenhouse is smaller. I could very well be wrong, but in even solo pictures, it seems like the belt line is slightly higher.
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Old 05-29-2018, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by K-A View Post


The greenhouse does look similar and I can see what you mean in regards to several exterior parts looking like identical parts to the 991. But I’m about positive the new greenhouse is smaller. I could very well be wrong, but in even solo pictures, it seems like the belt line is slightly higher.
It is. Compare the size of the rear side window. Looking at that alone makes it more obvious.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Big View Post
Just noticed this. Is this a reflection or part of the camouflage? Can't imaging that it's a real plug-in door.

reflection of the powerline above. too oblong and HUGE to be a functional door.
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Old 05-29-2018, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by nwGTS View Post
reflection of the powerline above. too oblong and HUGE to be a functional door.
Huh? A line is a circle?

I think it is much more likely that Porsche put that line (circle lol) on there to cause speculation, hype and feedback on these forums.

Most of these mule pictures are staged in some way.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by subshooter View Post
I think it is much more likely that Porsche put that line (circle lol) on there to cause speculation, hype and feedback on these forums.

Most of these mule pictures are staged in some way.
This is obviously a staged shot of the mule for hybrid 911. They want to get some early reaction to the architecture: front-engined turbocharged flat-2, with electric motor, fuel tank, and batteries in the rear to maintain the 911’s rear weight bias.

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Originally Posted by worf928 View Post


This is obviously a staged shot of the mule for hybrid 911. They want to get some early reaction to the architecture: front-engined turbocharged flat-2, with electric motor, fuel tank, and batteries in the rear to maintain the 911’s rear weight bias.

A BMW sourced inline 3 behind the rear axle, making 195HP.

It's the new 912.
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