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    Mystery solved

    Based on piston heads it's a C4.

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    the yellow one with the gt3 mk1 wannabe wing isn't it? interesting but after hearing tiff and clarkson (although I don't give a sh*t of what clarkson says anymore...) saying that even in wet conditions the 2wd version handles amazingly well dunno if I'd get a C4, maybe just for snow And then the "C4S" will be the carrera S with awd or it's gonna have turbo looks like the 996? If not, it'll make the turbo a little more "exclusive".

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    I'm curious how they are going to name it, it seems to be an AWD version of the 997S: red brakes, carreraS wheels & sport exhaust (only available for "S" model), so it should be called C4S... but its not a wide body turbo-look, so its not like the 996C4S... so what will they call the widebody turbo-look 997 carrera then?

    I assume they will still make a turbo-look carrera (ala 996C4S) since the 996C4S sold very very well, specially in the american market. But if they do, they will have to make up a new name

    Re: Mystery solved

    Carlos from Spain said:

    it seems to be an AWD version of the 997S: red brakes, carreraS wheels & sport exhaust (only available for "S" model), so it should be called C4S...

    I'm with Carlos on this

    I can only start thinking conspiracy theory's

    Don't Porsche debadge mules so that you just can't look and say oh that's a C4S so maybe they stuck some carrera 4 caps on it?

    Maybe the wide bodied non turbo will be called Super Sport a la the 1980's cars

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    I agree %100.

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    You wouldn't normally expect to find a wing on a C4S. I would guess that this car is something else. Maybe just a test goat for various parts they may or may not use on production cars.


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    Probably a C4 with an aerokit being tested.

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    It's just impossible to know what it is. I might not even be a C4.

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    And based on RC, it is a GT3.

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    Carlos, ?are you sure that they are going to produce a wide body turbo ?
    The width of a 997 is 1.808 mm
    996 TT = 1.830 mm
    999 Carrera = 1.770 mm

    The new 997 is more wide than the precedent (996) and almost like the 996 4S

    Re: Mystery solved

    Thats a good question Jaunkimalo... I never even though of not being widebody!

    But I think that even if the turbo engine fits in the 997 without making it wide body (afterall the RUF Turbo is based on a 996 narrowbody not widebody even) they will still make a widebody even if its just for model differentiation and looks (look how well the C4S sold and it doens't even need the wide body). There a big appeal to the widebody and is expected in the Turbo version, and it would hurt sales it they didn't continue with the tradition

    Re: Mystery solved

    plus don't think the turbo (or the C4S) needs to be so much wider to give that fat ass feeling... add those 22 mm's left to be as wide as the 996TT + some bonus 5 mm and your done. The wing and the air intakes will do the rest



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