- Bay Area, CA
aadil717Seriously though, to me, the car looks exactly the same to be honest. I can see it's wider, and understand that it's a whole new car underneath, I just feel they should have went a bit more out there in terms of designing the car.
Like in TopGear - Jeremy Clarkson used to say "Porsche are the laziest designers in the world."
I used to totally disagree and could tell the difference between the 996 and 997 and still think the 997 is amazing. But with this new model I'm starting to side with the TV idiot.
Care to share the marketing tosh about what is new with this car?
Just seems like this car shares characteristics with the Carrera GTS underneath which is wider than the normal 997s, also isn't the Carrera S using the same engine as before? The gearbox is from the old car too.
Aero drag is the same number so the new design hasn't really affected the car greatly, I understand it's suspension and handling been improved though.
The interior is supposed to be all new but it doesn't really look like much has changed.
This is just my opinion and I respect everyone elses. I just want to know what really has changed in the new one.
Look at the new M3. Look at the new C class. Look at the R33 vs R32 Skylines. Look at the new GTi MkVI
All of those have about the same amount of style changes (if you can quantify that), and a fraction of the internal changes.
Go ahead and subscribe to the whole "Oh they didn't change anything dur dur" stupidity.
Watch the Top Gear review from a few years ago on the 997 Carrera S where they whine and whine about how it looks similar to old one, saying something like "They say they've changed every body panel, but what's the point if they make them look the same?"
Then watch the recent Aston Martin Virage review and they'll say something like "At first glance it looks a lot like all the other Astons, but if you look closely you'll see that every body panel is different"