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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:51 pm    Post subject: New Porsche 911 Scoop ! Reply with quote

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The all-new Porsche 911 has been spied virtually undisguised ahead of its Frankfurt motor show launch in September.
Codenamed 991, the latest 911 again sports evolutionary styling changes rather than a ground-up rethink of its design. Designed under Michael Mauer, the new sports car features a revised front-end to improve aerodynamics and keep the 911 fresh in the face of increasing competition for sports car and supercar rivals.

The changes at the front include a new bumper, bonnet and more sculpted headlight design, as well as new LED light detailing, inspired by the 918 Spyder concept. There’s also a revised indicator design.
On the sides, exterior mirror housings now sit outboard on the doors rather than in the blanked-off quarter panel at the base of the A-pillar.
Perhaps the biggest changes are at the rear, where the electrically operated rear wing is reshaped for added aerodynamic efficiency and to improve downforce above 75mph. The rear bumper is also new, as are the rear lights.

Further aerodynamic additions will appear on the 2013 911 Turbo, including active front air ducts.

The new model retains the classic rear-engined layout of the 997 and every other 911 since the original was introduced way back in 1963, albeit with modifications to the engine mounting points, which have been optimised for improved weight distribution.

As with today’s 911, the front-end structure, complete with its MacPherson strut suspension, has been designed to be shared with the Boxster, a third-generation model of which is due to reach the UK in March 2012. The rear end, with its reworked multi-link suspension, remains largely unique, and the steering uses an electro-mechanical set-up.

The new car is marginally longer and wider than the existing 911 but the basic silhouette, while stretched slightly, remains largely unchanged, including the screen angles and length of the front and rear overhangs.
 



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ignore the funny lights for a minute (I don't even know why they bothered, from the washer jet recess it is obviously "round")

What concerns me is the width (and flatness) of the bonnet/PU:

A duck-billed platypus, yesterday:


A 991, yesterday:
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those headlights and the flat bonnet leave me a little cold. Let's see what emerges further.
 



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really, this is taking the piss now.

STOP TEASING AND UNVEIL!

Here is a Porsche wearing the equivalent of a pair of stocking over its rear lamps:



Also some cluster pics:

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So are these the front lamps:



Rear rendering:

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front:



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely not round headlamps Bandit

GT4 say it ain't so !!! Camera
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can,t believe they actually make new models like that with stickers and gaffer tape.Unreal.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a good composition.

Can't help but think the support car is showing the 991 up in this one.

A bit like bringing your prettier, more exciting, more experienced sister along to the dance.

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Front:



apparently this is the launch colour for the 991 carrera. Its being referred to as GT4 blue by the boys in marketing Laughing

its calling out to someone Thumb when's the 991 GT3 available Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 993>996/997>991 soap-on-a-rope effect continues:



The 992 will have no glass-house and will look like this:

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

......that back end does not look too good nooo

I can see the prices of 996 GT2/GT3's rising already Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So are these the front lamps:



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Photoshopped and merged with a Ferrari front end
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
Not a good composition.

Can't help but think the support car is showing the 991 up in this one.

A bit like bringing your prettier, more exciting, more experienced sister along to the dance.




Sorry but I think the 991 makes the 997 look (dare I say it on here)....err, dated?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rimmer wrote:
GT4 wrote:
Not a good composition.

Can't help but think the support car is showing the 991 up in this one.

A bit like bringing your prettier, more exciting, more experienced sister along to the dance.




Sorry but I think the 991 makes the 997 look (dare I say it on here)....err, dated?

It will indeed when the strip-tease comes to an end in a couple of weeks time and those last bits of camouflage fall off.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
Really, this is taking the piss now.

STOP TEASING AND UNVEIL!

Here is a Porsche wearing the equivalent of a pair of stocking over its rear lamps:



Also some cluster pics:



Whats interesting about this pic is that the speedo is displayed in MPH....must be a RHD test mule.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rear screen looks alot smaller Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Whats interesting about this pic is that the speedo is displayed in MPH....must be a RHD test mule.


When did the US stop using MPH? Surprised
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

917k wrote:
GT4 wrote:
So are these the front lamps:



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Photoshopped and merged with a Ferrari front end


I know it's a Photoshop, but the rest is pretty accurate (including the front PU and DRLS), so my question was does that image represent a good likeness to the real front lamps too?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
Not a good composition.

Can't help but think the support car is showing the 991 up in this one.

A bit like bringing your prettier, more exciting, more experienced sister along to the dance.



I quite fancy the experienced sister. Certainly got a nicer bum.

Can't see me going for the new one.
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