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Old 01-28-2016, 07:28 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by tomonomics View Post
Agreed that these cars all look like Hot Wheels or something out of the movie 'Cars' with the 20" wheels. It would likely force me to go with darker wheels to minimize the effect.

Personal prefs as well here. 100% agree with you on the black wheels for this particular car.

Geez these car got the Vivo Series shape bezels lollll How can't you not love those headlights. Satin black interiors... finally Porsche, thanks!

'97 Boxster base model 2.5L, Guards Red/Tan leather, with a new but old Alpine am/fm radio.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:54 AM   #22
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I can't see the car losing much weight from losing two cylinders

as the weight of the turbo, and necessary plumbing parts probably offsets any weight reduction unless they did something more radical to the chassis and structure over the 981.

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The only thing that really bothers me is that they don't gush in their press release about the car being lighter.

This rename and downsize of engine displacement was a great opportunity to lower the cars weight but it seems that they did not do so, at least not enough to brag about it in the marketing mix.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:17 AM   #23
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They did a wonderful job with it. I hope the 4 cylinder is much more reliable than their past offerings. For some reason Lately Porsche can't seem to build a decent engine that lasts. Time will tell though.

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