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Giller 12-23-2016 07:53 PM

The Grand Tour and the 986
 
Anyone catch the Boxster's cameo in the most recent episode of the Grand Tour? The boys were in Finland....home of many 986's....so one of them (not Clarkson, that's for sure) rolled on up in a silver 986. Beauty to behold.

BIGJake111 12-23-2016 09:04 PM

James may once owned a 986 S and I think Hammond did too.

Giller 12-23-2016 09:40 PM

Close....May owned a 987....was a 2005 model year. Hammond I believe also had a 987.

BIGJake111 12-23-2016 09:46 PM

The Grand Tour and the 986
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Giller (Post 520605)
Close....May owned a 987....was a 2005 model year. Hammond I believe also had a 987.



They may have owned 986s before that I remember them on some tv show where they had to guess a car from a small bit of it and may missed it and was made fun of because he owned the car in the show... a 986 S.

Did a search all I see facts on was him buying one in 05

Giller 12-24-2016 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by BIGJake111 (Post 520607)
They may have owned 986s before that I remember them on some tv show where they had to guess a car from a small bit of it and may missed it and was made fun of because he owned the car in the show... a 986 S.

Did a search all I see facts on was him buying one in 05

Needless to say - they both loved the Boxster in all it's model years. Clarkson on the other hand.....loved them, but hated them at the same time. He'd drive one and get out and say wow...how much fun was that? Then he'd look at it, call it a Coxster and say he didn't know which end was the front or the back.

Finnegan 12-26-2016 10:11 AM

I noticed that teaser too! Maybe that segment will be in next week's show.

10/10ths 12-26-2016 10:16 AM

I'm so sick of that joke....
 
...."it doesn't know if it's coming or going."

That is so tired.

Porsche designed a car to look like a modern 550 and they did it.

Quadcammer 12-27-2016 05:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10/10ths (Post 520747)
...."it doesn't know if it's coming or going."

That is so tired.

its pretty accurate though

BIGJake111 12-27-2016 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Quadcammer (Post 520810)
its pretty accurate though



Idk, just cause a car has rear fenders front and rear doesn't justify this, the rear is up far higher with the eye tracing to the central exhaust with the front having an aggressive lip tracing eyes along the fenders.

Aside from the proportions being slightly more similar than the average car and no massive front grill there is little reason to say this.

tomonomics 12-27-2016 11:50 AM

The low back trunk is pretty unique...is there another recently (mass) produced car that has a similar rear slope, without some kind of squared-off tail or lip?

And, as a recent example, my mother tried to get into the drivers side on Christmas Eve when I drove her home.

I love it, however, so I don't mind at all.

grc0456 12-27-2016 04:30 PM

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...ecd612522a.jpg

While I don't think the side view of the 986 is the most flattering, I still like it - coming and going.


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particlewave 12-27-2016 05:26 PM

Profile not flattering? That's crazy talk!

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/a...1BB3C178F7.jpg

BIGJake111 12-27-2016 06:11 PM

The Grand Tour and the 986
 
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...07ed2d3571.jpg

I'm not a butt guy but these cars have hips to die for.

DWBOX2000 12-27-2016 06:59 PM

I love the side view. Don't get the back and front thing. Never dawned on me.

Beautiful car particle wave.

grc0456 12-27-2016 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by particlewave (Post 520889)
Profile not flattering? That's crazy talk!

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/a...1BB3C178F7.jpg



Haha! Maybe so, but the Box, IMHO, best photographed from the rear 3/4 view.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...bbf67345ec.jpg


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grc0456 12-27-2016 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by BIGJake111 (Post 520893)
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...07ed2d3571.jpg

I'm not a butt guy but these cars have hips to die for.



....it's all about those haunches, Jake!


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DWBOX2000 12-27-2016 07:10 PM

3/4 is the best view, though I have really come around on the front view since I lowered my rig. I've always loved the rear shot As well. Great from a helicopter looking down as well.

grc0456 12-27-2016 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by DWBOX2000 (Post 520899)
3/4 is the best view, though I have really come around on the front view since I lowered my rig. I've always loved the rear shot As well. Great from a helicopter looking down as well.



Pic of the front of said lowered rig, please and thank you, Dw.


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DWBOX2000 12-27-2016 07:29 PM

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1482895745.jpg

DWBOX2000 12-27-2016 07:32 PM

They look 993ish except for the highlights. Not exact, ish!


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