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Old 09-02-2012, 11:09 PM
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Lower is better, the 991 in comparison looks SUV height....
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:10 PM
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Hey. With 12 years 993 ownership under my belt no one can accuse me of not being a 993 lover.

Imagine the white car you pictured as a 991S model with the OEM lowering kit option and some lovely AM wheels and you get this (below). No one can argue surely that that isnt a great looking car? I think the 991S is a game changer and if the picture below even hints as to what the 991 GT3 would look like in white then we are in for a treat....
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:27 PM
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The 991 looks like the 993 in the first stage of turning into The Hulk
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:15 AM
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Would love to hear from someone who was around when that massive 911/912 was first photographed against the oh-so correct 356.
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Those 2 tone mirrors just don't look right.

But as Macca says the 991 isn't that bad looking in that incarnation.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:18 AM
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id still have no problem buying a new 991. Just waiting for the RS and Cup variants....

anybody see the new 991C4S? Excellent daily! I mean really, really excellent daily driver!
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Originally Posted by goofballdeluxe View Post
The 991 looks like the 993 in the first stage of turning into The Hulk
haha__true, the 991 is so much larger. Its amazing the high tech ecu's that control so many different parts. Its headlights are huge by comparision too but, they look great imo. I enjoy the profile body line of the 991 and I especially like how the led taillights are below the bumper/engine line. Nice touch, very aggresive
your 993 looks great ilko, very cool wheels man.

_sexy 991 rockin' ADV10DC wheels .. mmmm I want







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Old 09-03-2012, 03:41 AM
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Wow, that silver car is pretty!

Porsche should turn its engineering might toward lighter and smaller. Achieve the same balance, proportion, safety, and performance in a smaller package. The basic proportions of the 991 are decent enough, just scaled a bit too large.

Now one other thing that makes the newer cars pudgy looking is the fact that the hoods (or bonnets to you Brits) don't have that little indentation which introduces those slimming creases in the metal. I'm sure it was eliminated in the name of aerodynamics, but they really should figure out how to get away with it and still achieve their performance targets.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:40 AM
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Those ADV wheels are pretty. They make the 991 look even better than in the piccture I posted. Its also lower than the one I posted.

I think ILKO's 991 is on standard (high) suspension and small wheels. His (lovely 993) is on deep dished aftermarket wheels and slammed to RS specs. Makes a big difference visually that height.

Agree re the mirrors. IMHO it was a backwards step putting them back on the door itself. Sure its more retro but whats the point three generations on from the 993...
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:25 AM
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993 >991
You might say its close
but still greater
Do the math
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:28 AM
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WTF?

LOL!
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:45 AM
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Don't know about everyone, but I like the aero look of the front on he 991, but overall the 993 looks nicer especially that rear end......too damn sexy
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:06 AM
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I thought I was aware of the size difference between the models but the photos proved me wrong. I still like film cameras over digital and vinyl over mp3s. Both most definitely not as good or convenient or fast as their modern counterparts. Oh, but the feeling of using them. Me and my feelings. That said, I have never driven a 991! That shows how valid my opinion is.

Anyway, the 991 is still a very cool car. Out of my price range though. I will stick with the Nikon F3 over the D4 for now.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:22 AM
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Silly me.....I like both of them.

I would not put down the 991. A lot of very talented Porsche designers and engineers have created a great car.
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fwiw, here are the actual specs

Category- 991 / 993

length- 176.8 / 167.7 (+ 9.1")
wheelb- 96.5 / 89.4 (+ 7.1")
width- 71.1 / 68.3 (+ 2.8")
height- 50.9 / 51.8 (- .9")

While the car may seem much bigger, when you get right down to it, its not really that much larger.
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