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Old 08-07-2018, 03:43 AM
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Again, ladies and gentlemen I give you the Audi 911...

Porsche is changing in response to forces beyond their control. The 911 of days of future past is dead.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:43 AM
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I think the interior needs more buttons. I think the cockpit of a 747 still has a couple more...
I like the buttons. Would rather have them than the glass panel buttons of the Panamera.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:07 AM
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I like the buttons. Would rather have them than the glass panel buttons of the Panamera.
Same here. Big time. Love the buttons. Dislike the cold, shiny plastic touch panels which provide zero tactile feedback that would tell you a detail oriented story about the underlying engineering within a car, such as the buttons do.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:12 AM
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buttons are great - they are binary - on off. when you know where they are you move between settings without looking - thats why they are common in aircraft
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:09 AM
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And we present to you the inspiration for the next 992!

The next generation 911 will have Macan DNA

I really think it's a mistake having such similar designs between everything else and the 911. I mean, get the creative juices flowing! Let's drop the lazy designing!!

Attachment 1287177
The first Porsche with that rear design was the 2012 Panamera Sport Turismo concept, and later the 718 and Panamera production car - not the Macan.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:13 AM
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Yes, I am not so sure about this spoiler. It's reminiscent of "The Flying Nun" to me, but there are lots of owners that love that big wing look. On the 911, the current Turbo wing looks good to me. I also liked the wing on my Cayman. My 911, not so much but I never have to look at it.
You captured it. And just as the 996 became identifiable by the "runny egg" headlights, the 992 will have "the Flying Nun" spoiler. No like,
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by JMartinni View Post
...and later the 718
That's the first thing that always jumps in my head: Looks just like the back end of a cayman (718).
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:26 AM
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The car is shaping up. I would change a few things but ....

The car will be a sales success overall. Will surpass 991 sales #'s.
I'll be keeping my 997 - 991. Performance of 992 will surpass earlier models (as new generations always do), but aesthetically, I think the redesign is a miss, especially the rear.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:27 AM
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buttons are great - they are binary - on off. when you know where they are you move between settings without looking - thats why they are common in aircraft
I'm wondering how touch-sensitive the new "buttons" will be. Can they be activated while wearing gloves? Can any Panamera people out there answer that?
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by K-A View Post
NOPE. Sorry. I’ve put my own hands on the horrid nubbin thing. In a dream OF COURSE. But my dreams are very vivid and psychic and unless Porsche is trolling us, which is uncharacteristic of a German manufacturer, the 911 gets a less sporty, less ergonomic, more lazy boy luxo barge shifter than its SUV siblings. What you’re seeing on the 911 interior spy pictures is unfortunately what you’ll get.
This makes me sad. What are Porsche doing to their iconic, halo model?
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:32 PM
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OT, but your car reminds me of Chris Roberts's yellow 993TT from back in the 90s. If the name doesn't ring a bell, then never mind.

Doesn’t ring a bell, but I’m a big fan of yellow 911s.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by K-A View Post

Same here. Big time. Love the buttons. Dislike the cold, shiny plastic touch panels which provide zero tactile feedback that would tell you a detail oriented story about the underlying engineering within a car, such as the buttons do.
100 percent agree, much prefer buttons to touchscreen. But I think somewhere around 50 buttons is just too many...
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
100 percent agree, much prefer buttons to touchscreen. But I think somewhere around 50 buttons is just too many...
Same camp - buttons with a tactile feel and feedback. Also prefer the analog instrument cluster. Just maybe I am getting older
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Archimedes
I think the interior needs more buttons. I think the cockpit of a 747 still has a couple more...
The thing about it is, you don't use most of the buttons. There are a crap ton for the HVAC that you just don't use because you put it on auto and leave it. When we first got our 958 Cayenne I was like "woah" but it's really not a big issue.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by medias116 View Post
Same camp - buttons with a tactile feel and feedback. Also prefer the analog instrument cluster. Just maybe I am getting older
I prefer digital instruments with 'analog' (physical contact-based) buttons, for the same reason they do at Boeing. They don't do it that way because of aesthetic arguments, because of the engineers' personal preferences, because that's what the competition does, or because buttons are au courant in industrial design. They do it because it works better than anything else.

Touchscreens are fine, as long as there's a button somewhere that does the same thing.
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