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Old 09-02-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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If you've got some time to kill.....
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:54 PM   #2
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The tail is rather unpleasant- too much clutter. Prospective owners should definitely check the "delete model designation" box on the option form!

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Just read the Excellence piece on it. Doesn't sound good. First its got 20 inch wheels. Handy if you want to use them on your SUV. Ahh....less tire choices at higher prices. And they've tinkered with the steering so that it filters out all the "bad" road feedback with elctronic wizardry. It's good for your trust us. Oh and they've made the steering wheel BIGGER. There's no e-brake. It's been replaced with a button. Now that's a sports car! The center console destroys the minimalist 911 feel and replaces it with the Panamera luxury liner theme. The car is bigger, longer so it looks even more like a GT and less like sports coupe. On paper the stats look nearly identical to the 997.
Hmm.....sounds like their going after the Asian and Russian businessman looking for plush ride home.
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I have to imagine Porsche is slowly but surely making this a GT-esque car. The rear does indeed look very busy, especially with that hard line that the trunk lid makes right over the model designation.

I also noticed that the ol' spoiler activity seems to have been eliminated. Do they feel that the aerodynamics are sound enough now with just those louvers that they no longer need to raise that section for more downforce?
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:59 PM   #5
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Actually, I guess it's more like I didn't notice just where the lines were drawn for the rather substantial spoiler that's no longer made out of the louvers, and had yet to see a picture of the spoiler raised.

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S: First Drive Photo Gallery - Autoblog

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S: First Drive Photo Gallery - Autoblog

Can't directly paste the images, but the links above should go directly to the images in the gallery which correct me.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:45 PM   #6
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It's gorgeous but it's not only NOT a roadster but it's not, by definition, even a sports car. A "sports car" is usually a two seat, two door car - always has been. The 911 & therefore Carrera have - except rarely been a two-seater - therefore, not a true sports car. I know, I know it is one of (if not the) most iconic "sports cars" in the world. That said, if you want a true sports car from true definition with true sports-car handling don't worry about the Carrera and focus on the best roadster made - the Boxster. The Caymen is also a great sports car but, to me, it's all about the convertible.

All that said, I don't care what they do to the Carrera, it doesn't thrill behind the wheel like the Box does anyway.

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Old 11-25-2011, 08:25 AM   #7
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100% agree on 2 doors and 2 seats, MileHigh, always been my feeling when it comes to sports cars. I can't imagine anyone buys a 911 for its versatility in getting sideways, smoking tires, taking and picking up the kids from school, and picking up a few bags of fertilizer and kitty litter from the local hardware store...though I'd give a guy a pat on the back if I ever did see him loading his 911 up in such a way.
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