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Old 11-20-2006, 04:23 PM   #1
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New 911 spy shot

Looks like the new 997 was taken for N-ring trip.


looks like the Turbo grills have been added and the front has a bit more more of rake/slope. Allot less VW looking me thinks



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Rear end is not to my liking. Note the "duct tape" over the tail lights, looks kind of cheesy CrossFire-ish. A big step down from the very nice looking 997 rear end.

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Old 11-20-2006, 05:04 PM   #2
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I smell a slant nose limited edition which will cost a lot more...
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:27 PM   #3
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More derivative styling. Boring to me.

I prefer the Box lines, always have.
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:55 PM   #4
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yeah everytime i see the vw's i soo see the porsche turbo bumper.

didn't they just re-style the 911!
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back looks weird to me without a big wing, not the one that comes out
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I think the 987 bumper looks really good on the new 911. I like it...hopefully they flare the sides out a little more.
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Looks like the old 997 to me. These "changes" are not even incremental -- more like oscillating.

Porsche should just offer the Box/Cayman with the 2.7, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8, and TT engines as options and allow the market to kill the 911 butt-heavy hoopla already.

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Looks like the old 997 to me. These "changes" are not even incremental -- more like oscillating.

Porsche should just offer the Box/Cayman with the 2.7, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8, and TT engines as options and allow the market to kill the 911 butt-heavy hoopla already.

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More derivative styling. Boring to me.

I prefer the Box lines, always have.
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I agree! What is it about the Box lines that make them so appealing??!!
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I agree! What is it about the Box lines that make them so appealing??!!

It's low and wide looking. Looks like it is ready to pounce. Exactly like a sports car should.
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The changes in the picture seem minimal, as expected. However, contrary to most of the posts here, I love the look of the 911. I think it is better looking than the Boxster, especially the back end. The Box back end looks like the front of a car, is it coming or going phenomenon. I have always been a fan of the 911 though, so shouldn't be a surprise that I continue to like it - bigger, beefier, more aggressive, etc..

I want one now!


Disclaimer: I love my Boxster and think it looks sharp, just think the 911 is a step better.
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here's pix of their upcoming sedan.

Porsche Panamera sedan


www.newsik.net/cars/porsche/photos/6087695.html
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That is SCHWEET! That by far is the best 4 door I have ever seen. I really like it. Anybody know what the proposed powerplant is going to be?
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I think it looks very good..albeit very similar to the 997. The side/front profile is perfect for a 911 I think. The 911 only looks really good as a coupe though...the cabrio version looks like a bathtub with a big butt and not as good as the boxster imo.
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That is SCHWEET! That by far is the best 4 door I have ever seen. I really like it. Anybody know what the proposed powerplant is going to be?
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Initially the front-engined “family” Porsche will come on the market with an 8 cylinder 350hp engine and/or with a biturbo engine delivering 560hp. A lesser costly version will be powered by a 3.5 litre 300 HP fuel engine which is already being used in the Cayenne, four-wheel-drive is standard equipment. The top-of-the line Panamera gets the 10 cylinder 700hp engine coming from the Porsche GT.
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The top-of-the line Panamera gets the 10 cylinder 700hp engine coming from the Porsche GT.
Is that the engine that they will use when they run it in Nascar? By the way I thought the Carrera GT was around 500-550 not 700hp?
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....And the MSRP for the Standard 3.5L 300HP bare bone edition is looking around 80K I bet.
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That will teach them to spy on the new 911!!!
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Is that the engine that they will use when they run it in Nascar? By the way I thought the Carrera GT was around 500-550 not 700hp?
The original concept was around 550 but I think the street version was about 610. However we all know Porsche engines can be modified to give a little more hp (Porsche does with every engine) so I wouldn't be surprised if they can get 700 hp outta that V10.
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I thought they were re-doing the GT to a 900 HP engine.

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