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New 997 unveiling pics at my dealer

Discussion in 'Porsche' started by AZ Ferrari Man, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. AZ Ferrari Man

    May 5, 2004
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    Hey guys, I know that this is not the f430 but these are some pics of the new 997. It looks awesome in person but nothing like a F-car!

    Enjoy
     
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  3. scycle2020

    scycle2020 F1 Rookie

    Jan 26, 2004
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    i looked at and drove a 997s... it looks too much like the 996...in fact, we drove my friends car to the shopping center and parked next to a 996 coupe....it takes a car guy to tell the difference right away at a distance
     
  4. Ike

    Ike F1 Rookie

    Nov 4, 2003
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    I see no pics. Is there a link?
     
  5. AZ Ferrari Man

    May 5, 2004
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    it says that my size is to big for the pics, how do I make them adequate for the format.
     
  6. htran

    htran Formula Junior

    Mar 23, 2004
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    Try reduce them to 30%. Henry
     
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  8. F40

    F40 F1 Rookie

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  9. Testacojones

    Testacojones F1 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2003
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    I drove a 997S up to 95mph, did some hard driving and it is a real improvement over the 996Carrera. I can't even imagine what the 997TwinTubo will be like.
     
  10. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    FWIW, i'm not a fan of those wheels, but rear profile looks v cool.
     
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  12. Ike

    Ike F1 Rookie

    Nov 4, 2003
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    I really like the car except for the wheels.

    What is that guage in the center of the dash in the little pod thing. Looks like it was an afterthought.

    I like that they put the headlights back to a more classic porsche look.
     
  13. Dejan

    Dejan Karting

    Aug 3, 2004
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    I was at the unveiling in Shanghai few days ago, where I saw it for the first time in person. Very nice car like all Porsches, but it really needs a car guy to tell a difference to the previous model.

    D.
     
  14. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

    Dec 8, 2003
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    That gauge in the middle looks like a clock to me.
    Nice looking car except for the wheels. (that seems to be everyones thoughts, so I wonder why they used those wheels.)
     
  15. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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    ... as I really grew to love the 996 headlights, and really find the oval ones old fashioned, especially with the unnecessary rim around them.

    Porsche do retro really bad (911 Speedster ... the ugliest car ever created) ... thus DON'T do it.

    Pete
     
  16. Cartman

    Cartman Karting

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  17. dmeyer

    dmeyer Formula Junior

    May 30, 2004
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    Ugh...the front looks awful...along with the hardtop on....other than that it looks basically like the current model. Just my $.02
    David
     
  18. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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    May 28, 2003
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    The guage in the middle is not a clock. It's a timer. The sport package includes the timer that also shows up digitally on the display. Not only can you do 0-60 times (boring) but you can do lap times and it will display on that little clock and the central display.
     
  19. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
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    Check out the Honda service mats....
     
  20. Godfather

    Godfather Formula Junior

    Nov 7, 2002
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    Those wheels don't do it for me.
     
  21. Tyler

    Tyler F1 Rookie

    Dec 19, 2001
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    The pic of the silver 987 shows the car equipped with PCCBs. I own a boxster and can't imagine why you would need to equip one with the PCCB option. An $8500 brake option on a 50-60 thousand dollar car??
     
  22. Scuderia_Ferrari

    Scuderia_Ferrari Formula Junior

    Sep 13, 2004
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    Me neither.
     
  23. youngtifosi

    youngtifosi Karting

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    "Sporting character at the touch of a button
    The new Sports Chrono Package Plus offers the driver a particularly sporting set-up of various functions on the car, enhancing the sports driving experience to a standard never achieved before: Just presssing a button, you change the gas pedal control map, engine behaviour at the speed limit and under load change, the intervention thresholds of PSM, as well as the PASM and Tiptronic S map control curves. Indeed, the Sports Chrono program even gives the driver the option to mastermind these benefits through efficient time management: Pressing the on-board computer control stalk on the steering column, the driver is able to start an analogue/digital stopwatch on the instrument panel. Then, entering simple commands at the touch of a button, he can clock, add up and save lap times. The date recorded in this way can then be called up by Porsche Communication Management and evaluated graphically on the monitor."

    <www.germancarfans.com>
     
  24. scott61

    scott61 F1 Rookie

    Feb 11, 2004
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    Just got a little brochure in the mail about the new boxster. They say the new S will have 280 HP and 236 Torque. a nice little increase but was hoping they would slap the 3.6 liter into it
     
  25. Mr Payne

    Mr Payne F1 Rookie

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    And Porsche will realize that people are not going to buy a 45K+ car with only 280hp. With the 300hp 350Z Track coming out and the 400hp Vette already out....the Boxster is going to get owned (on the track and in sales). I predict a modest bump in sales because of the new model (but nothing even remotely close to the initial release of the Boxster) and a slow progression into horrible sales. It simply needs more power.
     
  26. netviper

    netviper Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Porsche seems to do fine with the power it has now. Remember a lot people buy a Porsche because it is a Porsche. Also, if they uppped the power much more, people would not spend twice the price to get a 911.
     

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