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Old 06-27-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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off topic (911 Special Edition) but worth it

Have you seen this yet? Porsche sent the press release out today. Beautiful huh? -madMike

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...and now back to our regularly scheduled Boxster topics. :-)

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Old 06-27-2005, 10:39 PM   #2
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All that money and it STILL doesn't come with colored center caps!?!?
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:11 AM   #3
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Yeah, its got 5 more hp than a stock "s" with the "Power Pack" option(380hp), 385hp. If I remember right sticker is something like $98K and limited to 100....oh yeah, avail ONLY TO PCA MEMBERS.
Good thing is, two of them are going to be given away!!! bad thing, you can only be in the loto for the 2 if you were already a PCA member by June 1???
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Pretty pretty car! I have a coupe in stock now and it really is a classic design. Everything is just where it should be on that car.

I like those wheels too!

Thanks for the posting.

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Sorry I have to once again be the dissenting opinion. I think this design for the best engineered Porsche car to date is AWFUL. The front looks like a combination of RX8 and Volkwagen. Very feminine and not at all appropriate for such performance. The lights have zero fluidity in blending in with parking lights and grills. The hood line looks stunted and there is nothing pulling it together. Its like a free for all of object slapped together. The rest? Very bland overall, unispiring.
Too bad because I thought Porsche was taking the 911 in a bolder direction in recent years. Looking at a 996 GT3 RS had a visual impact very similar to what I would feel when seeing a Ferrari 355 or 360. I had the same feeling looking at the Ford GT and Maserati GranSport.
But this is just terrible, and don't get me started on the SUV interior.
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Old 06-28-2005, 08:15 AM   #6
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Styling is totally subjective, so feel free.

I have driven the new 911 and it is fantastic!

But then you would expect that, wouldn't you!

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Something about the long rear overhang just seems off balance to me. Duh, what have they got in there???

Of course the engine packaging makes that requirement but it just seems... so... long! Even the Boxster has some overhang but somehow it is more balanced.

Aside from that though the 911 is a great design and it still gets my vote. I always like 911s from afar, and then a few years ago I got a ride in my friend's 1995 model (what is that a 996?) Finally approaching that car up close, and reaching for the door handle, it struck me how beautiful the lines are up close, very sensual and curvy. Someone wrote "feminine" earlier... well... maybe... but to me its more of a genderless thing, its just what it is, not man or woman, its a Carrera.
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The 1995 is a 993 model designation.
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Something about the long rear overhang just seems off balance to me. Duh, what have they got in there???
I was thinking the exact same thing. Visually its a terrible balance. The front seems chopped, ALmost as if two cars were welded together; a Miata up front and a 911 in the rear. The Corvette is actually shorter than the 911 now and yet they were able to balance the front an rear design better than our German friends.


a much better balanced design


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