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    997 bigger than 996?

    I'll let you guys figure it out yourselves...

    Re: 997 bigger than 996?

    try again!.........................

    great photo...

    Of course, the first question that comes to mind is, "Why is the 997 having to be towed?".

    The 997 appears to be a bit wider that does the 996. Surprisingly, the 997 almost appears to be higher, however, this may be an illusion from the telephoto lens effect.

    One thing that I do like very much about the 997 is the fact that the hood cut lines are more like the classic 911. I have never liked the slightly S-shaped hood cut line of the 996. It looks odd and detracts from the appearance of the front portion of the 996. So the 997 wins in front-end appearance.

    I would like to see a rear quartering shot of the 997 in order to determine how well the stylists have remained true to the original styling concepts of Butzi Porsche.

    The more I see of the 997, the more that I am beginning to like it. I wonder how it would look in special 1970's signal orange paint. very cool.

    //// \\\\ spider

    Re: great photo...

    Question is: where do you guys see a 996 on that picture?

    Re: great photo...

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    Question is: where do you guys see a 996 on that picture?



    Bingo RC...I be that "996" is just a shell over 997 mechanicals. The other "997" mule probably broke down. Considering where they are...not surprised...probably happens all the time when prototype testing. If a manufacturer can not break there own car by extreme testing, then the car has been developed really well...or they are just not trying hard enough!

    Re: 997 bigger than 996?

    There's been alot of talk about a return to the round headlights--they can be clearly seen in this pic on the top of the roof of the first 2 cars...

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    try again!.........................



    Re: great photo...

    Quote:
    Question is: where do you guys see a 996 on that picture?


    The lead car appears to me to be a C4S.

    //// \\\\ spider

    Re: 997 bigger than 996?

    THESE IMAGES ARE OLD.................
    THEY WILL HAVE 5 MONTHS

    looking at the photos once again...

    and then looking at the side photos of the 997 in a previous thread, it becomes apparent that there does not appear to be a great deal of difference between the 997 and 996 from the side... at least via a telephoto lens!

    Find the hidden 997? haha... it must be the lead car, disguised as a C4S.

    //// \\\\ spider


    Re: 997 bigger than 996?

    Actually, the 997's wheel arch is quite reminiscent to the 993 in my opinion.

    I can't wait to see the final version of the 997 Turbo, as the 996 Turbo had the best rear design of recent years in my opinion. I really hope it looks nice

    Re: great photo...

    The first car on the pic is in fact a 996, the 997 mules on 996 had not the real back- and headlights, but this one has them.

    BMH

     
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