2019 Porsche 911 (992)

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by ProjectWHaT, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Bram Turismo

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    I think the Carrera / Targa 4 GTS is the best looking Porsche since the 996 Turbo S, none of the other 911 range models are particularly interesting styling-wise:

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  2. kikie

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    I think I'm not going to like this 911 as much as I like the 991.2. That black thing between the rear lights looks strange.
     
  3. ProjectWHaT

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    I think the Targa variant is beautiful.

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  4. Aphelion

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    99% sure what you are referring to is a peice of tape actually.
     
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  5. kikie

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    Thank you for bursting my bubble. :tup: I didn't even notice it. In my defence though, @ProjectWHaT said that there's nothing to hide now, so I didn't look close enough and didn't pay enough attention to this piece of tape.

    I'm 100% sure it is a piece of tape. This means there is still hope that I'm actually going to like this new 911 model and still be a 911 fan.
     
  6. adb

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    This. I also love GT variants, but styling wise the Targa is just stunning
     
  7. kikie

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    There will never be a more beautiful Porsche than the 991.2 GTS.
     
  8. Carbon_6

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    I see Porsche has been to the same school as F1: "hiding" parts of your car by painting them black.

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  9. FT-1

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    Some of the bumper appears to have tape on it so expect more of it (particularly the lip) to feature body paint.
     
  10. kikie

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    They are so wide. :eek:
     
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  12. kikie

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    Rennlist!

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    I don't know what to think of the 992. I have to see it IRL.
     
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  13. Pupik

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    Totally off-topic, but what's with the Florida license plates?

     
  14. ProjectWHaT

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    They're press cars so Porsche has a press car distribution center or import place whatever in Florida. That's why, I forget which brand, but another company has all their press cars with New Jersey piss yellow plates
     
  15. Eunos_Cosmo

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    Off topic, but BMW?

     
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  16. ProjectWHaT

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    Yeah sounds about right
     
  17. AudiMan2011

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    992 GT3 (?) seen testing alongside the new 935 and 718 GT4. Also sounds like NA engines might possibly be kept for the GT3 rather than go turbo it seems.


    992 GT3: 0:55-1:28, 5:08-5:38, 8:26-8:44, 9:13-9:50, 10:40-11:00
     
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  18. Carbon_6

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    I'd be surprised if the 992 goes n/a.

    Then again, besides the manual gearbox, the free breathing, high-revving aspect of the flat-6 has kind of become a USP for the GT3.

    So perhaps it's not that surprising that Porsche's potentially testing the idea of continuing the trend for the next generation.
     
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  19. Stotty

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    992 GT3 will remain NA according to a few sources I've read.

    Also, 991 Speedster looks like it's going to make production...

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  20. SiriusR

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    So 992 GT3 will be a "purist" performance model of the lineup? There'd be no point in it as such if it won't sport a manual gearbox as well.
     
  21. McLaren

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    The Speedster looks even better now. 1948 units, hoping the mirrors and center fill cap make it to production.
     
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    That Speedster looks stunning. Just wow.
     
  23. kikie

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    Manual

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  24. kikie

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    What do you prefer?

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    Definitely the manual for me.

    Somebody over at Rennlist said that that automatic shifter reminds him of this

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    992 Carrera T.
     
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  25. SiriusR

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    Whichever lets me shift my gears faster.
     
  26. TheCracker

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    Is it just me or does a Speedster 911 seem a bit redundant now we have the Boxster?

    That massively long rear deck just look awkward.

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  27. SPhilli911

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    You'd think that, but this is a 911 and not a "cheap" Boxster. The people that buy the Speedster aren't concerned there is already a car from the same brand that exists like it. :lol:

    I agree, but I've always thought any 911 with no roof looks awkward. Even the old 964 Speedsters weren't very good looking.
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    It does seem like an oddity to keep using the cabrio body. For the money, give it a bespoke rear end!
     
  29. SiriusR

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    Considering how it's faster than any Boxster, not really.
     
  30. TheCracker

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    Any Boxster available now probably. But what happens when they invariably bring out a quicker, lighter Spyder/GT4 variant? Any slight power/weight benefits the Speedster still has over it will likely be dynamically diminished by the 718's better weight distribution.

    Since the Speedster harks back to the 356 Speedster, the new four cylinder 718's are still closer in concept then any variation of 911 will ever be.
     
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