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Old 05-04-2010, 03:03 AM
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I just got this from a local dealer:

"Carrera S variant expected later this year, a Carrera GTS. There will be Coupes and Cabriolets. They’ll be rear-wheel-drive cars but with wide Turbo (Carrera 4S) bodies. The 408 horsepower X51 Powerkit* will be standard along with other special extras. We’re told to expect the base price for the Coupe to be approximately $103,000, $112,000 for the Cabriolet. And we’re told that production will be limited to 500 Coupes, 500 Cabriolets.

*X51 Carrera S Powerkit: Engine upgrade to 408 hp. Comprised of modified cylinder heads, carbon-fiber air filter casing (upper part), new variable resonance intake manifold with six tuning flaps, sports exhaust system featuring specially designed twin dual-tube tailpipes and modified engine management."
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sounds interesting, i like the RWD widebody bit..

i wish they would just make all the cars widebody, (could decrease the costs to build if they were all widebody)
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Sounds good, pricing is a whole lot better than the Sport Classic. This C2S variant reminds me of the 993 S 2WD wide body styling, but with power benefits.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted by rijowysock View Post
sounds interesting, i like the RWD widebody bit..

i wish they would just make all the cars widebody, (could decrease the costs to build if they were all widebody)
Heavier...
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well they are heavier on the books because they are AWD currently, i wonder exactly how much weight JUST the wider paneling add's?

my guess would be not very much at all.
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I like the narrow body. Did none of you see "Supersize me"? Moderation can be good for you.
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For the money, I'd rather buy a GT3.
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Sounds cool. I hope it's not some god awful baby blue color this time like the club coupes.
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Interesting....I think I'll keep my 2009 Carrera S for a while longer and hold out with hope for a GT3 with PDK.
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Sounds like a good model... however, another indication 997 model is coming to an end, as they usually release limited edition models at the end of a model's life!

991 in 2011 anyone?
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Originally Posted by Betternotbigger View Post
I like the narrow body. Did none of you see "Supersize me"? Moderation can be good for you.
+1, WB 997s are a bit contrived in my opinion. I have the same width tires on my NB (wider tires were the reason there was a WB on the aircooleds in the first place), only the offset is different. It's cosmetic and a bit silly when examined as a functional part of the car, adding weight and widening the track only slightly. Not saying they don't look good, just saying my NB looks just as good or better to me.
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I can see how a car like this would bridge the marginal gap between a 911S and a GT3, but why build in limited numbers? Makes me wonder if they are testing the market for such a car that could enable them to remove the GT3 from the product lineup.
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Originally Posted by ADias View Post
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Keep in mind that the new GT3RS has this same wide body rear-end. If weight were really a factor, I think the RS would have the same body of the non-RS GT3.
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man this exactly the car i wanted! wide body on a RWD car!!!
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Honestly I don't see the difference between the 997 narrow and wide body. They both look wide but both are too high and rounded. The good thing I see is that with 408 hp, PDK and some weight reducing modifications it should blow away a 997.2 GT3 at the track.

I was considering getting a 997.2 GT3 but with the S being so close I think I may have to pass.
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