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Old 08-02-2018, 03:18 AM
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The front end looks pretty odd to me. The way the bumper line is almost totally straight across but the hood line is just slightly lower? And how rectangular the lower grill is. It all just looks a little too simple up front. The back isn't so bad but this car is not a looker to my eye. Maybe it's Porsches continuing modern practice of making sure the new 911 isn't too good looking so that it's easy to make it look better when they facelift it. 996, 997, 991 all looked better facelifted to me.

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Old 08-02-2018, 04:25 AM
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Here are the pics for the interior
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/20...real-cupholder
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If Porsche is listening, please bring back the SportTechno wheels.
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBucketOfTruth View Post
The front end looks pretty odd to me. The way the bumper line is almost totally straight across but the hood line is just slightly lower? And how rectangular the lower grill is. It all just looks a little too simple up front. The back isn't so bad but this car is not a looker to my eye. Maybe it's Porsches continuing modern practice of making sure the new 911 isn't too good looking so that it's easy to make it look better when they facelift it. 996, 997, 991 all looked better facelifted to me.
Looks very Audi design style to me in the front. Less organic curve to it, more clean/hard lines.
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Rears on that car are 21"
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:54 PM
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:55 PM
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Archimedes
Looks very Audi design style to me in the front. Less organic curve to it, more clean/hard lines.
Same as Audi and VW are doing. Must be using same designers.

Ferarri has design down to a science.

Overall, the average person won't see much of a difference between a 991.2 and 992.1

The 992 is turning more into an average car. Looking more run of the mill and doesn't have that "wow" factor in my opinion.
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
Rears on that car are 21"
All 992 will have staggered setups.
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
Same as Audi and VW are doing. Must be using same designers.
No they are not the same designers
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No they are not the same designers
I think he was being facetious, though it would not surprise me if there were some general design philosophy directives coming down from the top. At a minimum, it looks like more of an effort to coordinate the design of the 992 with the passenger car and SUV lineup than there has been in the past. It used to be the rest of the lineup took cues from the 911, whereas now it appears to be a bit of the opposite direction.
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Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
I think he was being facetious, though it would not surprise me if there were some general design philosophy directives coming down from the top. At a minimum, it looks like more of an effort to coordinate the design of the 992 with the passenger car and SUV lineup than there has been in the past. It used to be the rest of the lineup took cues from the 911, whereas now it appears to be a bit of the opposite direction.
Agreed.
The 992 is almost Panamera-esque.
Looks like a very big car to me. Bloated.
I'll stick with my GT4.
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:55 PM
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Funny how everyone is saying the same things about the 997 vs the 991 when the 991 first came out. 991 looks too Panameraish, too much VW influence, 997 is the last of the independent days of Porsche. I think the base Carrera always leaves people a bit cold, but I think once the Turbo and GT3 comes out its gonna change people's minds. I personally found it interesting that they use the 993 panel gap in the 992.
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Originally Posted by Archimedes
I think he was being facetious, though it would not surprise me if there were some general design philosophy directives coming down from the top.


At a minimum, it looks like more of an effort to coordinate the design of the 992 with the passenger car and SUV lineup than there has been in the past. It used to be the rest of the lineup took cues from the 911, whereas now it appears to be a bit of the opposite direction.


Yes, same design "look". There's little creativity these days.

Hey, the second part of your comment is my material!!! I'm the first one to call them out on that one.
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The new taillights are a bummer, but from a distance regarding the general shape, I think the creases in the frunk were put there to try to hide the fact that the front got bigger and more front-engined looking, which I think is a big mistake. Sitting next to a mid engine Ferrari, I think the 991 has a win in terms of how tight the butt looks, but the low hood showing off the thereĺs-no-engine-there-ness is a big win for the Ferrari. The 991 took a big step forward there by making the front wider, but I think the 992 is taking a big step backward in that regard.
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