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Old 02-02-2017, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by neurotichamster8 View Post
I absolutely loath the vertical PORSCHE lettering--in your face advertising. But that's just me...
I'm totally with you, it's like adding insult to injury. Not only can you not have the sweet H6 anymore, you have to put up with an ugly black bar of shame on the back of your coxster now.
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It seems like 991.2 just came out and it's already yesterday's paper.
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Old 02-02-2017, 07:45 PM
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It seems like 991.2 just came out and it's already yesterday's paper.
Sometimes if yesterday's paper sucked, they have to push a new one out real fast before they start losing subscribers.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Abe Froman View Post
It seems like 991.2 just came out and it's already yesterday's paper.
It is pretty early...

Maybe the new plan to reduce ADMs is to deliver the first 991.2 GT cars the week the 992 Carrera and Carrera S go live on the configurator...
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Abe Froman View Post
It seems like 991.2 just came out and it's already yesterday's paper.

It's long been rumored that the 991.2 was going to be short cycled. GTS is out the first year. (albeit late in 2017 MY). Porsche needs a 911 hybrid.


992 is about ready.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:43 PM
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i would not be surprised if sketches of a 993 (if that's what its called) are not already on the drawing board (or CAD CAM), the time required to develop a new model was reduced to less than 50% once CAD CAM was perfected since a lot of the R&D and other testing can be done via computer simulation. I would expect that next model to a ground-up all new concept like 997 vs 991. GM is supposed to be bringing an all new mid-engine corvette in late 2018 or 2019, so Porsche will have to up the ante too. http://www.caranddriver.com/photo-ga...-corvettes-dct
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by dloines View Post
i would not be surprised if sketches of a 993 (if that's what its called) are not already on the drawing board (or CAD CAM), the time required to develop a new model was reduced to less than 50% once CAD CAM was perfected since a lot of the R&D and other testing can be done via computer simulation. I would expect that next model to a ground-up all new concept like 997 vs 991. GM is supposed to be bringing an all new mid-engine corvette in late 2018 or 2019, so Porsche will have to up the ante too. http://www.caranddriver.com/photo-ga...-corvettes-dct
I'm pretty sure photos of the 993 have already leaked as well.

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Old 02-02-2017, 10:04 PM
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I'm pretty sure photos of the 993 have already leaked as well.


good one, I thought that code sounded familar
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Dewinator
Sometimes if yesterday's paper sucked, they have to push a new one out real fast before they start losing subscribers.
Agreed except the fart can 3.0L turbo motor is likely to stay so, to continue your analogy, good luck with the content of the new article!
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by StormRune View Post
Interesting! I'm not saying I hate the wing, but my first thought looking at the resulting arch in the rear wing was Mitsubishi too... even before I read STG's reference to that. It reminds me of some of the spoilers I've seen on the 3000GT and the Eclipse models over the years... here are a sample from the Eclipse at a similar angle... some of the newer models were even more arched:

Since it's just a flap that comes out at 75 or so and retracts at lower speeds, it doesn't bother me. But it doesn't please me like the Sport Design and AeroCup options either...
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
Agreed except the fart can 3.0L turbo motor is likely to stay so, to continue your analogy, good luck with the content of the new article!
Yes, give us the option of a 3.6 TT or 3.8 TT. Unless they want to take the 3.0L redline to 9000 rpm. Much easier to do with a 3.0 vis a vis a 3.8 or 4.0! That would be interesting!
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:03 PM
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More importantly, what are the rumors on the engine? Most likely a carry over with slightly more HP? Maybe 440 hp in the S, just below the 991.2 GTS?
Hybrid
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:08 PM
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There will be an optional hybrid model along with the other variants.

They won't all be hybrids. Expect more Turbo charging. NA is dead in the street Carrera's and the GT cars don't have long either.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:29 PM
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I'll believe a hybrid when it's actually shipping to dealers...they said that the 991 was made larger than the 997 to allow a hybrid option, but that obviously hasn't happened yet. Plus with the way political winds are blowing these days, I imagine there won't be the same regulatory push to make all cars hybrids...
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Originally Posted by white924s View Post
I'll believe a hybrid when it's actually shipping to dealers...they said that the 991 was made larger than the 997 to allow a hybrid option, but that obviously hasn't happened yet. Plus with the way political winds are blowing these days, I imagine there won't be the same regulatory push to make all cars hybrids...
Agree! And in a Porsche, a hybrid won't be very attractive until it weighs less...
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