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BAHN-STORMA

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2,694 posts

76 months

Dr S

3,336 posts

112 months

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Tuesday 25th November 2008 quote quote all
Given that Porsche did some steps into the wrong direction (lack of engine sound, reduced driver involvement, PDK operation) with the MkII 997, let's hope the 998 gets back on track again.

mikeo996

1,736 posts

110 months

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Not exactly radical then - can already imagine the press comments - laziest designers in town, will anyone notice it's a new one etc.

Interesting though that the headlights are heading more to the vertical - heading back further to classic 991 design cues.

I love it that they always tape over the badge on the front - like anyone's not going to know it's a Porsche.

forza whites

2,555 posts

81 months

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I was kinda hoping that the 998 models were going to be a bit more imaginative than this! Compare the now unveiled Panamera with the original spy shots, induce not too much imagination to see how the 998 will look......

red_slr

1,567 posts

75 months

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Tuesday 25th November 2008 quote quote all
Amusing how the cover the car in GRP, my mate used to test cars for a living and he said when he was doing it they would put the running gear in an exisitng car - at the time they were developing a 4 pot turbo for the new model, yet the engine was being run in the old model round Millbrook for months and months before. I think a lot of this is marketing, they build the hype slowly, like with the GT-R etc.
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tomw2000

1,856 posts

81 months

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Tuesday 25th November 2008 quote quote all
The back end looks Grimsvile (imho).

I hope they sort that out before production*.

(*hmm, but if they don;t change something radically it'll just look like another 911 smile)

madala

4,933 posts

84 months

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tomw2000 said:
The back end looks Grimsvile (imho).

I hope they sort that out before production*.

(*hmm, but if they don;t change something radically it'll just look like another 911 smile)
.....you can't tell what the back end will look like as that is bit that is most disguised....so perhaps that is where it will look the most different....but I doubt it......

Gunny Sergeant D

2,222 posts

126 months

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Tuesday 25th November 2008 quote quote all
Tells us nothing whatsoever. All rumour, conjecture and speculation.

Every aspect could be a aprt of the disguise

simonrockman

5,026 posts

141 months

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Tuesday 25th November 2008 quote quote all
mikeo996 said:
Not exactly radical then - can already imagine the press comments - laziest designers in town, will anyone notice it's a new one etc.

Interesting though that the headlights are heading more to the vertical - heading back further to classic 991 design cues.

I love it that they always tape over the badge on the front - like anyone's not going to know it's a Porsche.
When I saw the headline I thought "Like I care", you know exactly what it's going to look like before you click on the link.

Simon

VonSenger

1,289 posts

75 months

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Tuesday 25th November 2008 quote quote all
dont get it. whats different?

Gizmo!

18,103 posts

95 months

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Tuesday 25th November 2008 quote quote all
I reckon the 998 will have similar headlights to the new Boxster/Cayman - ie, incorporating the indicators, but subtly like the CGT, not like the 996/986. Plus the bonnet will be a bit plumper, for pedestrian safety regs.

Apart from that, it'll be just another 'polish' to the design... and if it ain't broke...

robmug

1,044 posts

149 months

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Tuesday 25th November 2008 quote quote all
That's much more likely to be a 997 body with 998 running gear as a test mule.

sidned

464 posts

102 months

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Tuesday 25th November 2008 quote quote all
robmug said:
That's much more likely to be a 997 body with 998 running gear as a test mule.
Then why the need to disguise it at all?

robmug

1,044 posts

149 months

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sidned said:
robmug said:
That's much more likely to be a 997 body with 998 running gear as a test mule.
Then why the need to disguise it at all?
Lol! good point...except it wouldn't make the pages of the press or forums unless they did...

ChesterDog

196 posts

151 months

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Tuesday 25th November 2008 quote quote all
Mirrors are mounted on the doors - interesting decision there.

carreraboy

798 posts

104 months

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Tuesday 25th November 2008 quote quote all
V8/10? Has to come ....

Rox

324 posts

81 months

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Wednesday 26th November 2008 quote quote all
Erm.. Box 8 engine?

forza whites

2,555 posts

81 months

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Wednesday 26th November 2008 quote quote all
Rox said:
Erm.. Box 8 engine?
Exactly I can see a Flat 8....on its way.....

IMI A

3,141 posts

87 months

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Wednesday 26th November 2008 quote quote all
8 cylinder flat boxer engine would be a bit too heavy imo for rear engine car. With fuel/CO2 issues think they will stick with 6 cylinder configuration and also bring in a 4 cylinder boxer engine for the 911 pehaps calling it the 912 again. High performance variants will be turbocharged. Ferrari/Aston will follow suit as large capacity engines will never be able to meet future European CO2 legislation unless they are hybrids.

VR6time

1,396 posts

96 months

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Thursday 27th November 2008 quote quote all
Looks to me like a Gen 2 turbo, that is due for release early - mid 2009, and they have disguised the spoiler. Thats all.

998 aint gonna be about until 2011


edit: that is going on the current lifecycle

Edited by VR6time on Thursday 27th November 09:15

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