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Old 09-04-2012, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Edward View Post
One really can't dispute the development the 911 has undergone over the models. Heck, I love my 82SC ...it's my Trackmeister and makes me feel like a hero driving it. But my 993 is most assuredly the easier car to hustle quickly and safely. Which is why I "retired" my 993 long ago from dual-role track/dailydriver into pure DD commuter duty. It's just easier and "funner" to drive quickly and have the requisite creature comforts that are necessasry ...yes, AC/HVAC, stereo, and non-denture-rattling suspension are necessary.

All the above can easily be shifted over to a discussion of 993 to 996. Everyone who has run both a 993 and 996 (on the track) knows the latter has the stiffer, "better" chassis. And then there are the host of other improvements. Fast forward to the 996 to 997 series. Then now to the 991. It's all the same story, different day. And frankly, it's not a bad thing. Each is different, to be sure, but not "bad" in any sense (ok, the 996 headlights and no waist was bad, but it had other virtues ). Our beloved marque earns its bragging rights in the car media, it gets raced to keep the breed ahead, and we all benefit by owning a slice of that glorious history. Legendary, even. All this to say Porsche's direction is what it is. So long as they keep making cars that kick automotive butt, I'm ok with it.

When Mustangs in the 70s were emasculated into 4 and 6 cylinder abominations whose only similarity to the real thing was a shiny horse emblem, then yes, cringe. But the "911" brand has not fallen to this fate. So I say, good for Porsche! I will never personally own a 996, 997, or 991 because I love the 993 for all that it is ...which we all here know needs no explanation. But I can respect and even admire each newer incarnation so long as it furthers the breed. And lets face it, the 911 today is no slouch

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Well said.....
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Here Are the 3 cars together 356, 993 and 991.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:57 AM
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Here are the 3 together 356, 993 and 991 and all Black cars.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:07 AM
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It took a couple days to hit me, but I'm now somewhat blown away by the fact that the larger car weighs significantly less that the smaller one. Despite the fact that it's carrying around nearly 100 lbs of water, and looks like a blimp in comparison.

Little wonder that it's fast given the track, weight distribution and power advantages...
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:32 AM
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The somewhat plain, overweight sister. Everyone complements her personality out of pity.
Love it!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:50 AM
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I'm sure the 991 is a great car, but a shame a 911 has grown so large. Those photo comparisons really point out how beautiful and timeless our 993s are.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:33 AM
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It's hard to believe that the silver car is the heavier of the two.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:37 AM
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I like the 991. Yes, it has grown bigger. Now go put the progression of M3s next to each other. Same thing. The market has demanded it, and BMW and Porsche have built it. The new ones are great cars.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:13 PM
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I agree with the comments re the front end clutter on the 991.
led strips are this decades pop up headlights. I despise them moreso.
That said I do like the new car overall. Also wish the interior could be
less cluttered but that's the case with almost all new models.
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Originally Posted by Petevb View Post
It took a couple days to hit me, but I'm now somewhat blown away by the fact that the larger car weighs significantly less that the smaller one. Despite the fact that it's carrying around nearly 100 lbs of water, and looks like a blimp in comparison.

Little wonder that it's fast given the track, weight distribution and power advantages...
Peeks the imagination of how much a 993 would weigh if it used he same weight saving body design and material technologies as the 991 doesn't it?

Imagine a 2650 pound 993, wouldn't that be nice?

Too bad Porsche added bloat and luxury to make the car more like a Mercedes rather than truly "adding lightness" to make a better sports car as Colin Chapman would have done.

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Waiting for the Singer "993" version
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:29 PM
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Do you have a streaming link?? Would be much appreciated.
http://www.dpccars.com/car-videos-12...Episode-01.htm
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:02 PM
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@petevb: you are right. Imagine how light the new porsche could haven been if it was the size of our 993. Would have been lotus like!
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I'd like to see profiles of the two cars side by side.
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It occurs to me, do you think a 993 got screwed by a Cayenne and the 991 is the child?
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