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    MR and RR's can never get retractable hardtops, inputs?

    Because the engine is MR, I there just is no space for a retractable hardtop like the SLK or the 2007 3 series coupe. The increasing popularity of retractable hardtop is going to be a trend. It certainly increases safety but it is simply hard for me to fathom 987 ever installing hardtop. For that matter, Porsche's convertible will pretty much always be soft-top focused simply because of MR and RR design. Any input on this?

    Re: MR and RR's can never get retractable hardtops, inputs?

    I think that Porsche will avoid mounting this heavy coupe/cabrio roofs on their sportscar for a long time. This mainly due to the missing space on their cars as well as regarding the weight issue. But there might be a solution in between. Here in Switzerland there is a company developing a special kind of honeycomb like structure. When filled with air the surface gets tight like hard plastic. When the air is sucked out the structure folds together very small. And you would need but one small air compressor instead of all the electro engines necessary to fold the roof of an SLK.
    The company constructed a kind of a balloon with this system. It seems to work fine. And as far as I heard this company seems to have an assignment from Porsche. Maybe they are developing our future roof system.
    The classic cloth roof might not be the solution for the future - but the foldable hardtop is just one alternative. There might be other solutions more suitable for sport cars.

    Re: MR and RR's can never get retractable hardtops, inputs?

    Boxster with a retractable metal roof. I wonder what it would look like?

     
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