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    Carrera GT Speedo Pic

    I'm not sure if you guys already saw a CGT speedo pic but in case you didn't, here it is.



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    For a car that has a speedo to 350kph (215mph) and 8.5k rpm, I think a bigger gauge with a larger sweep (more than 180 degrees) is necessary. I like the pre-996/986 gauges more...

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    For a car that has a speedo to 350kph (215mph) and 8.5k rpm, I think a bigger gauge with a larger sweep (more than 180 degrees) is necessary. I like the pre-996/986 gauges more...



    I agree, I too like the 993/older 911 gauges more.
    But look again, the speedo goes up to 380 kph, not 350 kph.
    I'm curious to learn why Porsche keeps this speedo design, I really thought that they'll change it with the CGT and the upcoming 997. Seems I was wrong.

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    "I'm curious to learn why Porsche keeps this speedo design, I really thought that they'll change it with the CGT..."

    could it have anything to do with this statement from autocar:

    "How well Porsche has managed to incorporate familiar controls with bespoke detailing to create something that is unmistakenly Porsche. Are plain old 996 dials with yellow needles good enough at this sort of wedge? Possibly not, but crash regulations dictated that entire steering column with indicator stalks be used. "

    if so, i think most of us are happy to have the boxster/996 steering column, wheel, stalks etc vs. having to spread the cost of a couple crash cars over the production run causing prices to be higher. that'd be one of the most expensive steering wheel. column, stalks, and gauges imaginable. i'd rather hear that cash singing in the V10.

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    I'm curious to learn why Porsche keeps this speedo design



    I'll bet it has to do with display area and total cost.

    By having overlapping faces, each instrument can have a somewhat larger display area for a given instrument panel width.

    By having an integrated set instead of individual gauges, the assembly process is much simplified on the vehicle production line. Much of the former instrument panel labor cost can be outsourced to the gauge supplier. The integrated design means that the gauge supplier can use more automated and/or fixtured assembly to give Porsche a lower total cost.

    It might have been more fun to have a unique instrument panel for the Carrera GT, in sympathy with the price of the car. However, I'm not personally offended that it looks like the other car's gauge sets. None of their really special cars of yesteryear had anything but "normal" gauges. They were only recalibrated or had special faces. The CGT follows in the same tradition.

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    i'd rather hear that cash singing in the V10.




    I agree!

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    By having overlapping faces, each instrument can have a somewhat larger display area for a given instrument panel width.




    When you think about it, it's the only way to get all the instruments into the visible field in the top segment of the steering wheel. The photograph at the top of the thread is deceptive, because of the camera lens being closer to the display than a drivers eyes would be.
    Were you able to read all displays on older 911's without moving your head? I don't remember that I could.

    fritz

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    Quote:
    Originally posted by RC
    I'm curious to learn why Porsche keeps this speedo design, I really thought that they'll change it with the CGT and the upcoming 997. Seems I was wrong.



    There was/is a new dashboard/gauge design, I remember reading over the correspondence between PCNA's lawyers and US DOT staff asking for clarification regarding some regulations. It has been a while but for some reason I remember going over the design drawings and getting the idea that they were hoping to use an LCD. I'll see what I can dig up again.

    Slightly changing the subject, would anyone have a decent picture of the pedal cluster from the CGT?


    Quote:
    Originally posted by Fritz
    Were you able to read all displays on older 911's without moving your head? I don't remember that I could.




    The steering wheel obscures the right half (80mph+) of the speedometer.

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    Here it is.
    Pedalcluster.

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    Originally posted by CF
    Here it is.
    Pedalcluster.




    Thank You!
    Now off to the milling machine I go...




     
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