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Koln-RS

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1,576 posts

100 months

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Just seen the pics in Autocar - looks superb - apparently being launched in November.

With the 991 getting bigger an more of a GT, could this be the next '911'?

Trev450

3,766 posts

60 months

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There are rumblings about a GT3 type version too so it could very well be the new 911. smokin

MadMark911

1,567 posts

37 months

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Here's the link: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/scoop/new-porsch...

New 911? Surely that's the 991 and this is "just" a new Cayman .... yes

Fantuzzi

3,217 posts

34 months

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Looks good. Cant wait to here the reviews...

Davey S2

10,040 posts

142 months

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Trev450 said:
There are rumblings about a GT3 type version too so it could very well be the new 911. smokin
Where have I heard that before?
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iandews

955 posts

59 months

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Looking forward to the launch, though I suspect it wouldn't be anywhere near as good as my Cayman R to tempt me away.

Trev450

3,766 posts

60 months

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Davey S2 said:
Trev450 said:
There are rumblings about a GT3 type version too so it could very well be the new 911. smokin
Where have I heard that before?
We can but hope.

xmrichar

19 posts

34 months

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That's a very odd article. It reads as though it's a whole new car, whereas surely it'll be a 981 with a roof (ie broadly the same underpinnings, steering etc - at least that's the way I understand the 987/Cayman relationship?)

Also, if it's 981-based, why doesn't the pic show something that looks more like a 981 - it still has 987 style headlights, and the air intakes are completely wrong - they actually look like a standard 987 (current cayman has vertical 'gills' instead of horizontal slats). I know manufactures try to disguise the exact shape of new cars in their testing, but if it's for real, this disguise is worthy of Mission Impossible!

Actus Reus

2,386 posts

43 months

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It mightn't be that hard to stretch a 987 wheelbase and fit the internals from a 981 underneath the body?

Mutt

1,113 posts

79 months

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xmrichar said:
That's a very odd article. It reads as though it's a whole new car, whereas surely it'll be a 981 with a roof (ie broadly the same underpinnings, steering etc - at least that's the way I understand the 987/Cayman relationship?)

Also, if it's 981-based, why doesn't the pic show something that looks more like a 981 - it still has 987 style headlights, and the air intakes are completely wrong - they actually look like a standard 987 (current cayman has vertical 'gills' instead of horizontal slats). I know manufactures try to disguise the exact shape of new cars in their testing, but if it's for real, this disguise is worthy of Mission Impossible!
You need your eyes testing or a better monitor. It's just camouflage. The shape of the Boxster-style 981 lights is there and the sides are quite heavily hidden. I'm pretty confident it'll look very similar to the Boxster.

SFO

3,458 posts

71 months

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Mutt said:
I'm pretty confident it'll look very similar to the Boxster.
+1

mrdemon

6,421 posts

153 months

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Koln-RS said:
could this be the next '911'?
I hope not, never been a 911 fan, just hope it's a better Cayman and they are not scared to add some BHp this time.

Klippie

629 posts

33 months

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If the new Cayman looks as good or better than the 981 Boxter it will be one stunning car, I can't wait to see it.

Is this the same test car as in Autocars shots - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPGycSQb6tQ

cmoose

26,651 posts

117 months

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Mutt said:
xmrichar said:
That's a very odd article. It reads as though it's a whole new car, whereas surely it'll be a 981 with a roof (ie broadly the same underpinnings, steering etc - at least that's the way I understand the 987/Cayman relationship?)

Also, if it's 981-based, why doesn't the pic show something that looks more like a 981 - it still has 987 style headlights, and the air intakes are completely wrong - they actually look like a standard 987 (current cayman has vertical 'gills' instead of horizontal slats). I know manufactures try to disguise the exact shape of new cars in their testing, but if it's for real, this disguise is worthy of Mission Impossible!
You need your eyes testing or a better monitor. It's just camouflage. The shape of the Boxster-style 981 lights is there and the sides are quite heavily hidden. I'm pretty confident it'll look very similar to the Boxster.
Indeed. It clearly has the same doors as the 981 Boxster. Would be nice if it doesn't have the same fussy detailing as the new Box, like the lip on the rear, but I don't hold out much hope.

James McScotty

78 posts

32 months

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MadMark911 said:
Here's the link: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/scoop/new-porsch...

New 911? Surely that's the 991 and this is "just" a new Cayman .... yes
Hmmm. The 991 I drove felt more like a Mercedes than a Porsche. Love the Cayman, much more involving, IMO.

Tony 1234

1,699 posts

115 months

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James McScotty said:
Hmmm. The 991 I drove felt more like a Mercedes than a Porsche.
rofl another test drive expert

rob.kellock

1,835 posts

80 months

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The 991 I test drove felt more like a rocket ship than a Porsche!

In the hands of one of the top instructors around the PEC handling circuit, it was mind blowing! Really didn't expect that much pace around there.

Robbo66

2,282 posts

121 months

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Tony 1234 said:
James McScotty said:
Hmmm. The 991 I drove felt more like a Mercedes than a Porsche.
rofl another test drive expert
Don't tell me ...you've got a 991 ?.

anniesdad

10,044 posts

126 months

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Hmm not sure I like the looks of it...

The Boxster I think is lovely to look at, but this Cayman looks almost Panameralike....or is it just me?

I suppose the final version will look better, hopefully similar to a rendering I saw (on PH?) a while back. That looked stunning.

cmoose

26,651 posts

117 months

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anniesdad said:
Hmm not sure I like the looks of it...

The Boxster I think is lovely to look at, but this Cayman looks almost Panameralike....or is it just me?
Rear end with the flat lid, deeper glass and loss of mini buttresses does indeed look fat and Panamera-ish.
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