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    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    I own a GT3. So I am biased.

    But guess what I think the 997 base car is great looking
    example of the classic design.

    I believe the GT3 is the best looking value added version
    of the 911.
    911's in general keep getting better and better looking.
    Each generation.

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    Coupe wins hands down... . IMO.

    Here's proof :

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

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    MMD said:
    Coupe wins hands down... . IMO.

    Here's proof :


    The comparison is not entirely fair as the angle is not the same. However, I agree that the coupe gets the champagne, the C2S that is.

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    Carrera S: it's just handsome looking.

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

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    MMD said:
    Coupe wins hands down... . IMO.

    Here's proof :



    I must confess that the cab with the top UP not down "produces" its own flair and its own special line. I do like it, too. But to get a cab and always drive it closed would cause me a visit in a psychiatric clinic.

    The flair of the Targa is, that it still keeps the classic Porsche-911-line nevertheless if the roof is open or closed.

    And last but not least I like the little agressive look of the actual turbo. I wish Porsche would produce the turbo with the Targa body like in the 1987/1988.

    Greetings

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    Here's a Targa and Coupe roofline comp.

    Not much difference IMO.

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    Not to start a war, but as a self-annointed connoisseur of automotive styling throughout the history of the automobile, and as a rather prolific collector and student of such, I've always felt that the 911 made for an abysmal looking convertible..

    Say what you will about 356 heritage, say what you will about how things were designed, and in what order... I simply believe, from a design aesthetic standpoint, that the upside-down tub style of the 911 only really works with a roofline. It's integral to the design. Lose the roof, and you've got little in the way of continuity or grace, you lose flow, the most elegant sight-line of the car is gone. It's like a pita sandwich with a huge bite taken out of it.

    Only those who are "in love" with the 911, as a car, unconditionally, would find beauty in it sans roof, which is O.K., as I "get" the affinity for topless driving, and the romantic nostalgia tied to any car that has it's top down and cockpit open. From an emotional standpoint, the Cab is likely the winner as the "most beautiful". But from a pure aesthetic standpoint, leaving your love for top-down sporting hanging on the hook, it kills the essence of the 911 design.

    Mercedes sure knows how to design a breathtaking convertible with the SL, throughout its history.

    The original 1955-1957 Thunderbird is at its styling-best with the top down.

    Just about all British sports cars were styled in a manner that made the top "optional".

    But to me, the Porsche drop-top looks like a beautiful coupe, hacked, rather than a true convertible.

    Hate me, boo me, protest me, I can take it!!!!

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

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    69bossnine said:
    Not to start a war, but as a self-annointed connoisseur of automotive styling throughout the history of the automobile, and as a rather prolific collector and student of such, I've always felt that the 911 made for an abysmal looking convertible..



    Funny! I thought the exact opposite. The 911 makes for the best looking convertible. Oh, well.

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    white targa 4s or silver

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    Personally, I think that the C4S Cab looks kind of like a hot speedster with the top down. Some angles may be better than others, but it's impressive to me. I love the look of the Cab with the top up compared to a coupe because of the edgier quarter windows and the fabulous little rear window. Especially, the way that the rear window doesn't flow into the tail; very sexy. Not to offend anyone, but I am not a fan of the Targa. The quarter windows and roofline don't do it for me. I believe that there is a very noticable difference between the Targa and Coupe. I can spot a Targa from some difference.

    Beauty is truely in the eye of the beholder. They are all great cars.

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    I wouldn't kick any of them out of bed, I was just trying to frame a context...

    Devo, I think you nailed one of my gripes when you said "some angles may be better than others", as I've never been able to warm up to cars that "lose it" or get clumsy at certain angles...

    It's like that girl in a bar that at certain times and certain lights you can't tell whether she's gorgeous or whether you're drunk...

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    Dear Bossnine, would you please explain what you mean by : "...I think people prefer the Targa more for "it's neat and nifty" reasons than pure art and aesthetic."
    I did not find the word "nifty" in my french-english dictionary.
    Thanks
    Carlos
    BTW, I am a huge fan of the 997 targa 4S design...

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    Nifty = clever + cool + effective

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    In this month's Excellence, the review of the Targa mentions that the view out the back with the top open is terrible because of the double glass. Anyone have any experience with that?

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    I thnk the white GT3 is the one for me - matches the helmet...

    SoS.

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    Why oh why did I get a cab- it's so inferior to the coupe! What was I thinking!?!?!? I've never had such buyers remorse. And to make matters even worse, nearly everyone makes a point to tell me how ugly it is.


    Actually: Cab= 10.0 ; Coupe/ Targa = 9.975 I LOVE them all!

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    This is my first 911 and I drove the coupe a few times and then for the hell of it drove the cab. Never went back to the coupe. I love this car.

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    A GT3 in speed yellow, with black wheels and pccbs, of course.

    Re: Poll: Best looking 997

    GT3....oh my i have one...how fortunate.

     
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