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    Why a 997gt3 is made that long?

    I know nothing about car designing and building.
    I just wonder why a 2-seats track car should be made that long。
    What if we build it a little shorter to reduce weight.
    Let's talk a about it ,just for fun。

    Re: Why a 997gt3 is made that long?

    a shorter car would ruin the 911 shape and just wouldn't
    look right, it's not only Porsche's goal to build a perfect
    car to track with the perfect shape, weight, etc. They also
    have to consider a history of design wich has become tradition!

    Re: Why a 997gt3 is made that long?

    if u need a shorter car u can buy a cayman and put a gt3 engine on it ! lol

    Re: Why a 997gt3 is made that long?

    You sound like my wife - 'It's too long!!!'

    Re: Why a 997gt3 is made that long?

    Quote:
    Leawood911 said:
    You sound like my wife - 'It's too long!!!'



    Yea, she said the same to the rest of us!

    Re: Why a 997gt3 is made that long?

    Quote:
    Flyer.. said:
    a shorter car would ruin the 911 shape and just wouldn't
    look right, it's not only Porsche's goal to build a perfect
    car to track with the perfect shape, weight, etc. They also
    have to consider a history of design wich has become tradition!


    I don't think the shorter length of all the 911's built from 1965 to 1998 ruined the shape

    Re: Why a 997gt3 is made that long?

    I'd have to go in the garage and check (too lazy) but I believe there's zero room for shortening. The radiatiors can't be moved in front, and the back is completely occupied. I think the snoot of our cars is so long because of the radiator placement.

    Even if you completely sacrificed trunk space, for required airflow, the radiators and their essential aerodymanic housings would still be in the way.

    Just guessing... .

    Aw sheet..., you're talking about the GT3..., oops. Maybe this applies anyway.

     
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