RE: Gunther Werks launches 993 Speedster Remastered

RE: Gunther Werks launches 993 Speedster Remastered

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Caddyshack

2,965 posts

169 months

Monday 22nd February
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Mr.Grooler said:
And me. Perhaps the melted-look renders don’t do it any favours, but it’s a strange mix of traditional and modern and I much prefer the original car.
Yes, was thinking that bit bits I would accept about the car are the bits that look like a normal 993. You are right about the mix of modern and traditional not seeming to gel.

Spiderrich

17 posts

50 months

Monday 22nd February
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Is it me or does it look a bit boss eyed in some of those photos?
Either way it’s a no from me...

RShole

241 posts

26 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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How about remastering it by deleting it. Looks like Mansory got hold of it. Doggy poo-poo.

Civpilot

6,116 posts

203 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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dibbers006 said:
My First vacuum forming project.
If someone told me these were pictures of a 1/4scale electric ride on for the children of the mega rich that was going to be sold in places like Harrod’s I would believe them.

It’s too ‘formed’ and looks like an ‘interpretation’ that didn’t get approvals to use the actual body style of the real car.

stavr0ss

61 posts

91 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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The rear humps on a speedster should be smooth, round and aerodynamic in appearance even if in actual fact they aren’t.
This looks like it was styled by the Star Wars sequel design team.

Kipsrs

109 posts

12 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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As above from Stavros. . What is essentially a very prettily sculpted car should have prettily sculpted add-ons, not so many angles that just don’t gel with the rest of the car. I think the concept is good just poorly executed.

thecremeegg

1,557 posts

166 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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FPC said:
Am I looking at the same car as you lot?!

I think that is drop-dead gorgeous. Yum.
Welcome to Pistonheads! I think it's stunning too!

pppppppppppppppp

121 posts

85 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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I quite like it, but it just looks like another 911 variant. I think a lot would be less critical if they hadn't trashed a 993.

dinkel

25,706 posts

221 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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pppppppppppppppp said:
I quite like it, but it just looks like another 911 variant. I think a lot would be less critical if they hadn't trashed a 993.
Nope.

This is Singer league but more hardcore.

Ray_Aber

183 posts

239 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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I love the idea behind the car, but I have two problems with the execution.

1. The car surfacing is too "blobby" - like the 964's bumpers, but worse, as the surfacing has been applied to the whole of the car. Look at the wheelarches. The radiusing of the body around the arches is swollen. It's like a 993 that's gone to fat. A car this delicate needs crisp surfacing, not rounded bloated radiusing.

2. From the doors back, it all gets rather fussy, and unbalances the car.

It's a shame; I think that this could have been very good. However, the 993 was far more finished than the 964, losing visual weight and having taut surfacing. It was a fabulous ending to the aircooled era. If you base a car on a 993, you might think that the donor car's delicacy and finesse would be retained. That's not the case here. I prefer the purity and delicacy of Singer's restomods.



Edited by Ray_Aber on Tuesday 23 February 08:50

Water Fairy

3,510 posts

118 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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h0b0 said:
There is so much to not like that I nearly missed the door mirrors. Wow.
Lol I had to go back and check them out!

Quickmoose

4,138 posts

86 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Yeah that's had a very keen 'designer' unleashed upon on it who didn't know when to stop, in my opinion....
I'm sure there's a market for people who want that kind of thing, but for a 911 restomod, for me, less is more.

Rapidcrumpets

41 posts

17 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Despite the general consensus I really like it, looks like a really cool blend of retro and modern

Happy to be part of the minority on this one! boxedin

biggbn

9,109 posts

183 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Like that a lot...

Orangecurry

6,711 posts

169 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Rapidcrumpets said:
Despite the general consensus I really like it, looks like a really cool blend of retro and modern

Happy to be part of the minority on this one! boxedin
It's been done already, in Viper





Marwood79

192 posts

150 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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thecremeegg said:
FPC said:
Am I looking at the same car as you lot?!

I think that is drop-dead gorgeous. Yum.
Welcome to Pistonheads! I think it's stunning too!
Ditto! Fantastic looking car! I would totally drive around in that and not care a jot if it made people cry/puke/laugh their arse off...

Life is too short etc...biggrin

thegreenhell

8,121 posts

182 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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I suppose it might look better as a real car in real daylight, but those images look like something you'd make in the tuning shop in Gran Turismo 4.

fmnjg

65 posts

157 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Really interesting modern interpretation that will probably look stunning in the flesh.

911Thrasher

2,560 posts

162 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Acquired taste...to stay polite (beurk! puke!!... sorry couldn't hold it anymore)

Rumblestripe

1,736 posts

125 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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What happens when a keen amateur thinks he can improve on a professional designer, and why it is usually a bad idea.

Horrid.