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Old 09-07-2018, 11:57 AM
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:21 PM
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A Honda, yes, but still one of the most iconic backroad cars in recent memory.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:30 PM
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I wanted a CRX so bad back in the day. Never got one

Many of those older Japanese imports rocked back then.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:34 PM
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A Honda, yes, but still one of the most iconic backroad cars in recent memory.
reliable too. the rear of the 992 wing up somehow reminded me of a car...and then it struck me...
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by blepski View Post
I figured the same.... Let's hope anyways....

The bumper cover and tail light removal to access the top of the engine is completely unforgivable and aside from the air filters anything that requires access up top from the belts,pulleys more major repair work down the line etc. all requires that first ridiculous step.. In the mid engine Cayman it's more forgivable for obvious reasons but for a rear engine car that should have very straightforward access, Porsche's recent disregard for that is nothing more than lazy , cost cutting and downright offensive to everyone involved after the initial purchase.

As a matter of fact, I can't think of a single mid engined car other than the Cayman that have as much limited engine access as the current rear engine 911's
You don't want to go near mid engined supercars- most have servicer requirements to R&R engines that would finance a new 992! I guess Alpha and Lotus are different. Its just the time they spend in the shop that gets people back to Porsche.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
I wanted a CRX so bad back in the day. Never got one

Many of those older Japanese imports rocked back then.
you might get a second chance with the 992 : )
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uh huh. harness bar?
Cage. A full one at that, not a clubsport. They must be preparing to set a time. That will be very cool.




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Old 09-07-2018, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by _fletch View Post
Im not talking about setting a lap record, but setting a lap time for the car. That's the only time I would expect them to put a cage and seat in, but they wouldn't (never as far as I know) do this on a manufacturer's test day. Perhaps they are preparing for an upcoming lap time session so they can quote it in the official unveiling.... It just seems odd to me.
I don't think it is anything out of the ordinary, especially when testing a performance car. Most test cars (that get flogged) are equipped with fire suppression and engine shut-off buttons, the cage is another safety feature. Pretty sure I've seen them on Audi RS cars, BMW Ms, etc. They are driving the car hard to (hopefully) resolve any kinks.

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What they should do is bring back a flat nose variant!! someone put your photoshop skills to good use.
Legally I don't think it is possible, at least without some weird looking headlights. Pedestrian safety rules now prohibit the use of pop-up lights, and headlight minimum height regulations probably require them to be roughly where they are now.

Nevertheless I deleted the lights and added a duct.



There is a company that makes a kit for the 997.



http://www.speedhunters.com/2016/11/...97-slant-nose/

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Old 09-07-2018, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by _fletch View Post
Cage. A full one at that, not a clubsport. They must be preparing to set a time. That will be very cool.



I can see the press release now : "Fastest 911 with the worst rear spoiler integration and ugliest interior to ever lap the Nordschleife "
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by _fletch View Post
Cage. A full one at that, not a clubsport. They must be preparing to set a time. That will be very cool.

Looks like they must've been working on the engine right before this run...
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ipse dixit View Post
It's already been confirmed that it will have a staggered 20/21 setup.
Thank you. Was beginning to think Iĺd dreamt it.
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:32 PM
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Looks like they must've been working on the engine right before this run...
Hahahahaha , I really don't understand why there isn't widespread disapproval of this spoiler.

There is such a huge chunk of the vehicles body work flipped up , it looks as if it's broken. I wouldn't even call it a spoiler... I would just call it a "retractable complete rear deck-lid assembly" the only thing NOt flipping up with it is the tail lights and licence plate.

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Wow that looks super awesome! hope they find some loophole to do it.
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by _fletch View Post
Cage. A full one at that, not a clubsport. They must be preparing to set a time. That will be very cool.
I wasn't doubting that it had a full cage. It's just that a full cage is not the only way to run harnesses.

I wouldn't want to try to go fast on the Nordschleife without a cage, helmet and Hans. But, that doesn't mean that you have to have any of them.

I agree: It will be very cool to see the published times for the 992. No doubt it will be many seconds faster than the 991; this is SOP for Porsche.

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Old 09-07-2018, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
Looks like they must've been working on the engine right before this run...
Because they forgot to put 'the hood' down.

Took me a minute.

But, it does give us an idea what a duck-tailed 992 will look like.
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