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    Re: "new" 356, Boxster, 911

      http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/motorshows/los-angeles-motor-show/259618/porsche_confirms_new_small_sportscar.html

    Am I the only one who feels a little sad while reading this? We're talking about a VW-platformed "356," 4-cylinder engines for the Boxster/Cayman (which supposedly are going "upmarket"), and a not-planned-but-not-ruled-out 4-cylinder powered 911 (eh, 912?).  Sure, I've read bits and pieces of it over the last year, but the sum is hitting me rather hard.  And almost to pour salt on the wound, engineers from "Bentley" (a resurrected brand) and Audi will be mixing ideas.  Smiley

    I know that this topic has been much discussed on the Rennteam forums, though I really do feel as if I'm witnessing the dilution of all my favorite childhood car companies. Smiley 


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    2008 Boxster S

    Re: "new" 356, Boxster, 911

    Wait and see. Too many rumours circulate every day.

    Anyway it's the attributes of end product in toto  that will count, not the ingredients and the source of individual parts.


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: "new" 356, Boxster, 911

    The above site still refers to the next 911 as 998.... Goes to show their quality of information...

    Perhaps in 20 years time the 997 series will be called the big engine 911s


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: "new" 356, Boxster, 911

    So what I get from the report is that we can expect better looking Porsche's with tiny engines (or electric)...and possibly a panel van.1290144751464bigun2.gif


    Re: "new" 356, Boxster, 911

    I wouldn't put too much into this report either.  I'm not a big fan of cross platform automobiles,  end result is often homogenized and compromised.  The current 987s are all Porsche and it is evident in all parameters.


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    Carpe Diem--life is but a crack of light bounded by eternities of darkness (Nabokov)


    Re: "new" 356, Boxster, 911

    'Müller (Porsche's new boss) said that more than one Panamera variant was being considered. “To have only a four-door limousine is a boring option for the future,” he stated. “You can imagine a coupé with two doors, a longer version, maybe a van, a combi, or something else...."'

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/254261/

    A Porsche van. ...Really?? 

     

     


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    2008 Boxster S

    Re: "new" 356, Boxster, 911

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    Re: "new" 356, Boxster, 911

     Spyder, hilarious animation!


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    Re: "new" 356, Boxster, 911

    Carrageous:

     Spyder, hilarious animation!

    He's the king of emoticons! Smiley


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    Re: "new" 356, Boxster, 911

    Carrageous:

     Spyder, hilarious animation!

    I'm glad you enjoyed it!1291039765113gent.gif I always feel a picture is worth a thousand words.

    ...a Van1291039850298overreactsmiley.gif


    Re: "new" 356, Boxster, 911

    Gauss:
    Carrageous:

     Spyder, hilarious animation!

    He's the king of emoticons! Smiley

    You are too kind Gauss.1291040032580cheers.gif


     
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