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Old 03-15-2017, 03:05 PM
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I sure hope these prototypes are purposely misleading and that these pictures are not reflective of the actual direction the 911 is going to take in the 992 iteration. It just looks like they're taking all the 911 out of it and making it look like just another car. I felt like the .2 started this trend relative to the .1, but this takes it to another level. It just looks boring. Makes the .2 look much better by comparison.

On a specific note, the wider front wheel arches look really stupid and the flat sections around each wheel arch look taller as well, which would not be good.
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I sure hope these prototypes are purposely misleading and that these pictures are not reflective of the actual direction the 911 is going to take in the 992 iteration. It just looks like they're taking all the 911 out of it and making it look like just another car. I felt like the .2 started this trend relative to the .1, but this takes it to another level. It just looks boring. Makes the .2 look much better by comparison.

On a specific note, the wider front wheel arches look really stupid and the flat sections around each wheel arch look taller as well, which would not be good.
It looks blah to me, too. My lease is up when this one will be launched and hoping they add more nine-eleveness by then.

If only I had a half a mil laying around for a Singer....
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
I sure hope these prototypes are purposely misleading and that these pictures are not reflective of the actual direction the 911 is going to take in the 992 iteration. It just looks like they're taking all the 911 out of it and making it look like just another car. I felt like the .2 started this trend relative to the .1, but this takes it to another level. It just looks boring. Makes the .2 look much better by comparison.

On a specific note, the wider front wheel arches look really stupid and the flat sections around each wheel arch look taller as well, which would not be good.
I think that is part of the design language of the Mission E and I think we are going to be stuck with that for the 992. But I agree with all of your points...
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:07 PM
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I would like to see them narrow the C-pillars with respect to the rear fenders. Look at a 993 wide-body, which isn't exactly wide, but it has great proportions. The rear and rear-quarter view of those models was just about perfect.
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:46 PM
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I think that is part of the design language of the Mission E and I think we are going to be stuck with that for the 992. But I agree with all of your points...
I think the Mission E looks way better than this turd. These spy shots look like what you'd get if you gave an Audi designer the new Panamera and told him to turn it into a sports car.
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I have faith the 992 will look great. Porsche only ****ed up on the 996. Overall they have a really good batting average.
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
I think the Mission E looks way better than this turd. These spy shots look like what you'd get if you gave an Audi designer the new Panamera and told him to turn it into a sports car.
I sure hope it looks better completely out of camo...

The 991 was such a beautiful design to me - the proportions are just gorgeous!
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Originally Posted by -Ryan-
I have faith the 992 will look great. Porsche only ****ed up on the 996. Overall they have a really good batting average.

They're due for a fu*k up. It's been a while.

Just like some of these active volcanos, their time will come
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They're due for a fu*k up. It's been a while.

Just like some of these active volcanos, their time will come
That's fine too. I would have no problem driving different variations of the 991 over the next decade.
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They're due for a fu*k up. It's been a while.

Just like some of these active volcanos, their time will come
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Must admit, what I'm seeing has me nervous. Especially with recent styling in other models.
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by -Ryan- View Post
I have faith the 992 will look great. Porsche only ****ed up on the 996. Overall they have a really good batting average.
Really? You thought this was a good looking car? Porsche has screwed the pooch multiple times over the years since the perfection that was the early 911.
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:35 PM
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The 991 was such a beautiful design to me - the proportions are just gorgeous!
Absolutely. The 991 was the first 911 in a long, long time that got me even interested in owning a Porsche again. Liked the 993, hated the 996 and 997, and love the 991. IMO, the 991 is the first 911 to truly look like a modern interpretation of the original cars.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:04 PM
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Porsche like to troll and keep the 'buzz' coming they are also good at disguise.
The original 991 spy shots were also underwhelming. It's a game and they are good at it despite the limited options.
Just a point on automatic cars; they are programmed to be defensive. A little offensive driving could become a sport for a few years - just saying:-)
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Originally Posted by STG
They're due for a fu*k up. It's been a while.

Just like some of these active volcanos, their time will come
The 3.0L twin turbo fart can not enough for ya?
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