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Old 01-03-2018, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by tjangi View Post
It certainly looks more agressive with the new front and beefier rear than the 991.2. I am still having a hard time liking the rear spoiler though, as many have pointed out. On a diferent note, the 2018 991.2 will be last 991model and only have been produced between 2016-2018? Thats a short period. Why not introduce the new smalller turbo engines with the launch of the 992, instead of moving from 991.1 to 991.2? Asking for a friend...
I personally think the 991.2 will be produced through 2019, with the 992 being introduced as a 2019.5 my (similar to 997 to 991 model change over) or as a 2020 my (most likely).

I highly doubt 991.2 production will stop with the 2018 models but I could be wrong. We still have other 991.2 models we are waiting on (GT3RS) that would be released as 2019 my at this point.

My theory on the switch to FI during the 991 generation was to make FI the norm by the time the 992 is released as well as get ahead of gov regs. Less controversy in the middle of a new generation launch. Hopefully this also gave Porsche time to refine the new power plant a bit and address some of the criticisms from owners. Iĺm looking forward to my 992 order 🙂

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Old 01-03-2018, 09:29 AM
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Relax Chuck911. There is no air intake at the end of the tunnel! I do agree with you about the overall design of the 991. Like the early air cooled shell, it is the "pure thing" that is being adjusted. On the other hand the 992 flares (front and rear) are just the sort of adjusment I liked then too. And then there is the change in the shape of the frunk opening.There are detailes here for a porsche archeologist.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:56 AM
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:46 AM
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The car's gonna look good. Not necessarily better than the 991, but maybe (let's be honest, it's gonna look nearly identical to the non-911 purist, as it should). I'm iffy on the smaller greenhouse. The 991 really seems to perfect the proportions of glass to metal, but we'll see how perfectly said proportion fares it fares once our eyes acclimate to the 992. I'm also iffy on the wider haunches. I like wide haunches as much as the next 911 obsessor, but at some point the car starts to lose its narrow nimbleness which makes it an ease and joy to park and maneuver compared to massive sedans, SUV's and such. Also, making them more of stone chip magnets can really catapult our OCD meters.

My prediction for my own opinion of the car will be that I'll like the exterior, dislike the interior (so far it looks like an absolute "me too" tech barf disaster), and dislike the basic (non GT) powerplants. If that scenario does come to fruition, it'll have to look REALLY, REALLY good compared to the 991 to entice me enough to buy it.
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:26 AM
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Anyone care to guess what the rectangular box is below the tacked on third brake light? Looks like a pretty "finished" piece to me and more that just a styling queue. Looks like it might serve some sort of purpose.
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by K-A View Post
The car's gonna look good. Not necessarily better than the 991, but maybe (let's be honest, it's gonna look nearly identical to the non-911 purist, as it should). I'm iffy on the smaller greenhouse. The 991 really seems to perfect the proportions of glass to metal, but we'll see how perfectly said proportion fares it fares once our eyes acclimate to the 992. I'm also iffy on the wider haunches. I like wide haunches as much as the next 911 obsessor, but at some point the car starts to lose its narrow nimbleness which makes it an ease and joy to park and maneuver compared to massive sedans, SUV's and such. Also, making them more of stone chip magnets can really catapult our OCD meters.

My prediction for my own opinion of the car will be that I'll like the exterior, dislike the interior (so far it looks like an absolute "me too" tech barf disaster), and dislike the basic (non GT) powerplants. If that scenario does come to fruition, it'll have to look REALLY, REALLY good compared to the 991 to entice me enough to buy it.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Rocket_boy View Post
Anyone care to guess what the rectangular box is below the tacked on third brake light? Looks like a pretty "finished" piece to me and more that just a styling queue. Looks like it might serve some sort of purpose.
Since you asked....I will take a shot at it. Most test mules in the past have the antennas mounted on the side of the rear bumper to communicate real world data back to Stuttgart I presume. This mule doesn't have it. I am guessing that this little box is a satellite receiver/transmitter? Makes sense to me. They can drive the mule everywhere and get data.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:25 PM
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Since you asked....I will take a shot at it. Most test mules in the past have the antennas mounted on the side of the rear bumper to communicate real world data back to Stuttgart I presume. This mule doesn't have it. I am guessing that this little box is a satellite receiver/transmitter? Makes sense to me. They can drive the mule everywhere and get data.
That's what I was thinking also,....but it looked a little too finished/integrated to me and is definitely larger then the little nub we have on the 991 series. It will be interesting to see if it stays or goes.
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:31 PM
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I like what I see so far.
Now, if Porsche released a limited non-GT NA trim, I'll line up and let them rob me.
Yes, yes, don't you all jump in at once...wishful thinking...
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by K-A View Post
The car's gonna look good. Not necessarily better than the 991, but maybe (let's be honest, it's gonna look nearly identical to the non-911 purist, as it should). I'm iffy on the smaller greenhouse. The 991 really seems to perfect the proportions of glass to metal, but we'll see how perfectly said proportion fares it fares once our eyes acclimate to the 992. I'm also iffy on the wider haunches. I like wide haunches as much as the next 911 obsessor, but at some point the car starts to lose its narrow nimbleness which makes it an ease and joy to park and maneuver compared to massive sedans, SUV's and such. Also, making them more of stone chip magnets can really catapult our OCD meters.

My prediction for my own opinion of the car will be that I'll like the exterior, dislike the interior (so far it looks like an absolute "me too" tech barf disaster), and dislike the basic (non GT) powerplants. If that scenario does come to fruition, it'll have to look REALLY, REALLY good compared to the 991 to entice me enough to buy it.
I don't know how I will feel about it yet - I think I need to see it without camo.

That being said, my biggest problem will be that the 991 shape is so freaking perfect to me. I liked the 997 (certainly better looking than either version of the 996) but the 991 shape...such a beautiful and classic shape. I was concerned that the 991.2 busied up such a clean perfect design with the .1 but over time the .2 has really grown on me (especially the tail lights). So maybe I will get used to the 992 shape as well. Don't know yet.
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That "camera" lens in the front looks huge ... radar?
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:36 PM
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That "camera" lens in the front looks huge ... radar?
Yes. It is ACC. Same as 991.1 and .2, 981, 718.
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by NevB View Post
That "camera" lens in the front looks huge ... radar?
Adaptive cruise control, similar setup as to the 991.
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by subshooter View Post
Yes. It is ACC. Same as 991.1 and .2, 981, 718.
We simul-posted...you beat me by seconds hahaha!
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