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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    In reply to Carlos from Spain on the track times vs the 991: This is something that I wondered about and having driven the 992 vs 991.1 and 2 - I think I now understand why a 992 C2S and a 991.2 GTS are perhaps similar on track times. I did read somewhere that they could have made the 992 even quicker at the Nordschleife vs the 991 but that it would have been at the expense of other things such as drivability, wet performance and similar. Frankly I‘m not sure you can need or want more than the 992 S has on a normal road or occasional track use. I have also read that in marginal conditions on as a slippery road for normal 911 drivers the 992 is significantly superior. So I suppose it will be horses for courses. As a daily driver I think the 992 is a step forward. And as a weekend toy I suppose the next GT‘s will be even better and faster. And the turbo? On an autobahn I can see why you might want one. But I wonder whether its going to be worth the money on normal roads, such is the performance now on the 992 cars. The next turbo will of course be even faster but the interior and the quality will be similar to a normal Carrera....so....


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Nick, John, beautiful cars!
    I have to say that I really like the front of the 992; it may not be the most elegant, but I like the fact that it is uncluttered and straight forward. A good design does not need all kinds of artificial design elements, folds, etc.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    john999s:

    In reply to Carlos from Spain on the track times vs the 991: This is something that I wondered about and having driven the 992 vs 991.1 and 2 - I think I now understand why a 992 C2S and a 991.2 GTS are perhaps similar on track times. I did read somewhere that they could have made the 992 even quicker at the Nordschleife vs the 991 but that it would have been at the expense of other things such as drivability, wet performance and similar. Frankly I‘m not sure you can need or want more than the 992 S has on a normal road or occasional track use. I have also read that in marginal conditions on as a slippery road for normal 911 drivers the 992 is significantly superior. So I suppose it will be horses for courses. As a daily driver I think the 992 is a step forward. And as a weekend toy I suppose the next GT‘s will be even better and faster. And the turbo? On an autobahn I can see why you might want one. But I wonder whether its going to be worth the money on normal roads, such is the performance now on the 992 cars. The next turbo will of course be even faster but the interior and the quality will be similar to a normal Carrera....so....

    I didn't imply anything bad about the 992's performance with the time, I think the reason for the time is what you explain in your post and also agree on the other points you made as well.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Not taken as bad Carlos, not at all. Just an observation as the new car feels plenty fast enough. I don’t stay much here on this forum but I thought that I‘d make a couple of comments in case any folks were wondering about the 992 from someone who has one for a few km‘s. I didn’t say it before but the sound isn’t bad either considering it has particle filters as well as cats etc.(with sports system,)


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    kiss definitely, personal impressions from users is one of the things I enjoy most on the forumwink

    I'm eager to get a test drive of a 992 myself, and was thinking of making a review of I have the time.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Carlos from Spain:

    kiss definitely, personal impressions from users is one of the things I enjoy most on the forumwink

    I'm eager to get a test drive of a 992 myself, and was thinking of making a review of I have the time.

    YES PLEASE!
    I always thoroughly enjoy your reviews Carlos!


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    I am a 911 owner/driver for 18 years. For the first time my sales person gave me a call to ask I was interested in a test drive with the 992. This although I am a 911 Turbo driver and this model is not available yet. Does this mean the 992 sales are sluggish?

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Joost:
    Carlos from Spain:

    kiss definitely, personal impressions from users is one of the things I enjoy most on the forumwink

    I'm eager to get a test drive of a 992 myself, and was thinking of making a review of I have the time.

    YES PLEASE!
    I always thoroughly enjoy your reviews Carlos!

    Thanks! Will do then wink


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    I think your salesman is just being proactive. Accept the offer, and enjoy the ride! Way too soon to conclude anything about 992 sales.


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Wonderbar:

    I think your salesman is just being proactive. Accept the offer, and enjoy the ride! Way too soon to conclude anything about 992 sales.

    Agree!  Waiting until the 992 is released in the States for a test drive.  While I want a manual, I may have to settle for a PDK version.  


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Porsche 992 driven by Jethro Bovingdon for Evo magazine... Smiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    So much for the front end having more grip!


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Was there an article?


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    992 not winning....


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Autocar on the 992 versus Audi R8 and Lotus Evora. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/new-porsche-911-vs-audi-r8-v10-vs-lotus-evora-gt410. A win, as expected.  


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    To be continued...

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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    kiss


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Carlos from Spain:

    To be continued...

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    Looking forward to your Rennteam review! Smiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Nicekiss


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Will definitely write up a review with my impressions and pics when I'm done trying it out, tomorrow I will go for another run wink


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    So far, how it is?


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Can't wait, Carlos wink Your reviews are always great.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Really like the 992 in black!

    Will have a test drive myself in a 992 4S next week so looking forward to your report Carlos kiss


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Comparing your GTS against the 992 should be interesting.kiss


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Boyko23:

    So far, how it is?

    Hard Ito summarize, I rather wait to chime in until I have it finished, hopefully by the weekend! I just gave the car back this morning Smiley


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Carlos from Spain:
    Boyko23:

    So far, how it is?

    Hard Ito summarize, I rather wait to chime in until I have it finished, hopefully by the weekend! I just gave the car back this morning Smiley

    So you managed to be driving a new 911 during the entire period of the Spanish election?  Cool..... Smiley


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    4trac:
    Carlos from Spain:
    Boyko23:

    So far, how it is?

    Hard Ito summarize, I rather wait to chime in until I have it finished, hopefully by the weekend! I just gave the car back this morning Smiley

    So you managed to be driving a new 911 during the entire period of the Spanish election?  Cool..... Smiley

    As an American I didn't have to go vote so worked out great indecision 


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car


    Cool review! And nope, it's not me indecision


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    kiss

    On a side note, only 1300Km on the odo and doing repeated launch controls on his friend's car?... some friend 


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Interesting... the car has the sport design front bumper but not the rear?!? So that means it could be done the other way round as well? (I prefer the standard front but the rear bumper, apart for the ungainly separate shields on them).


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