2019 Porsche 911 (992)

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    An S or 4S is more than enough.
     
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    Targa.

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    New photos of the Turbo with a ducktail spoiler

    motorauthority.com/news/1126213_2021-porsche-911-turbo-with-ducktail-spoiler-spy-shots-and-video

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    I went to an independent Porsche dealer. I know the price of the Porsche that I like next Tuesday. :sly:

    I'm not going to buy it of course.

    I still don't understand why people don't like the manual version?
     
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    Carwow pitted the current drag race king against the 911 Turbo S


    And now the Turbo S is the new king, recording a 1/4 mile time of 10.1 seconds! :eek:
     
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    That is indeed carWOW. :eek:
     
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    991.2 C4 or the new 992 C2? Which one is the best drivers car?
     
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    That rear end is bonkers if that's not camo.
     
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    Literal Cup Car aero
     
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    Isn't Germany the one with laws regarding the size of wings and spoilers? Kindly enlighten me on that.
     
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    Not entirely sure on this but it's the TUeV regulations against modified cars that give Germany that image. As long as it's stock like that from the factory it's okay. Switzerland at least used to have regulations against wings on cars. Hence why the Escort Cosworth sold there didn't have the bi-plane wing, but i'm unsure if that regulation is still in practice.
     
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    I know the RS is supposed to be wild, but that wing would be off the charts wild on a road car. :lol:
     
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    I don't know what to think of that rear end but so far, I don't like it.
     
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    :lol:

    That wing can catch powerlines of a railroad.



    Warp 7 Scotty.
     
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    That wing is silly.







    ....I love it.
     
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    That wing is even ridiculous to drive on track with it.
     
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    Because the people who buy Porsches are the sort who want to be seen in a fancy car, not because they enjoy driving. They want an automatic because it’s easier to drive.
     
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    Most 911s, even the sportier trims, I see near me are driven by old people, probably the demographic least likely to want a manual.
     
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    I'm not the one who would buy a Porsche because I want to be seen in a fancy car. I've been a 911 fan since I can remember and all I'm interested in is a Porsche. Preferable a manual but these are bearly sellable.
     
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    If this was remotely true they would stop selling manuals altogether.

    ..like Ferrari.
     
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    It's not that far-fetched of a claim, but the fact Porsche claims they continue to offer manuals b/c "it’s important for some customers and for some markets, especially the U.S., to have that kind of gearbox" show it's not a complete description of the brand's owner base.

    Ferrari tried this approach to their credit b/c there was demand, but it had to be seen as money-lost developing 2 gearboxes for a car & discovering such a tiny percentage actually bought one of them. Last Ferrari offered with one was the California, something like 6-7 actually built. 599 before it is around 50 produced. They're worth big money though if you were bold enough to order one.
     
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    They’re moving towards that. 15 years ago, every car in the Porsche lineup could be had with a manual, even the Cayenne. Now only the Cayman/Boxter, and the lower levels of 911s have them. If in 2010 you had said the ‘driving oriented/track day’ 911 GT3RS could only be had with an automatic in the future, people would’ve laughed at you and called you mad. Yet now that’s precisely the case. I guarantee over 90% of all 911 sales are the automatic one. We live in a world where even the Corvette can no longer be had with a manual; the manual 911’s days are numbered.
     
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    Beyond the Turbo, the entire 911 range has a manual option. Porsche even put a release back in April announcing the S & 4S were now available with it. The Speedster remained manual-only & the GT4/Spyder were introduced as manual-only until this year for the purists first. 2 years ago, the GT3 was introduced with a manual due to owner-feedback. The RS being a 2-year production window of only around 4,500 units, likely meant placing one into it wasn't a viable option.

    If you can guarantee over 90% are automatic, then please share. In 2016, the 911 market with automatics was 85%, but that number was falling.