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    Boxster Coupe GTS:

    Porsche 911 50 Years Edition...

    Smiley SmileySmiley


    Very nice indeed, but since it's official, why to post it in "Unreleased" thread?? SmileySmiley Same for "Club Edition"


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    Well, this morning, the press release wasn't out yet, at least not in Germany. 

    Now back to unreleased models...991 Turbo/Turbo S Cab, 991 Targa, 991 GT2, 991 GT3 RS, 991 GT2 RS... 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Cayenne GTS (958), 991 Turbo S (Oct. 5th), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    RC, any dates for the Targa release?


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    SportCarGroup:

    RC, any dates for the Targa release?

    All I know for sure is the year...2013. Smiley

    It seems to be more and more sure that the Targa will come in different flavors (Carrera, Carrera S, 4/4S and maybe even Turbo). 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Cayenne GTS (958), 991 Turbo S (Oct. 5th), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    ...and from what I have seen (the mules) it will also be another very handsome 991!


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    Spyderidol:

    ...and from what I have seen (the mules) it will also be another very handsome 991!

     

     

    Smiley


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    Please accept my apologies if I was being too cryptic. There are many photos of the Targa mules both on Rennteam as well as all over the internet. Judging from what I see in those photos, I think the Targa is going to be a real stunner.


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    Spyderidol:

    Please accept my apologies if I was being too cryptic. There are many photos of the Targa mules both on Rennteam as well as all over the internet. Judging from what I see in those photos, I think the Targa is going to be a real stunner.

    Do you know anything about the top panel? Will it be removable as on the classics or sliding/folding at the back?


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    Spyderidol:

    Please accept my apologies if I was being too cryptic. There are many photos of the Targa mules both on Rennteam as well as all over the internet. Judging from what I see in those photos, I think the Targa is going to be a real stunner.

    If Porsche decides to offer the Targa on all 911 models (minus the GT models of course), the Targa will be a huge success.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Cayenne GTS (958), 991 Turbo S (Oct. 5th), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cMoARm_Zfps

     


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    malvira:

    "New Porsche 911 Targa 2013 / 2014 - 991 series"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cMoARm_Zfps

    Smiley SmileySmiley


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    The new Targa looks awesome! kiss  wink


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    Finally, a "real" Targa, absolutely amazing. I just hope that Porsche will offer the Targa also for the Turbo models.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Cayenne GTS (958), 991 Turbo S (Oct. 5th), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    I thought in the past Porsche Targa models for the most part were marketing failures.


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    When the previous "Targa" was introduced it featured not a detachable roof and angled "roll bar" but instead it was a glass roof panel that slid backwards below the rear window.  It looked weird, was not a real "Targa" but  the rear window could be opened with the roof panel forward. So what it really was was a hatchback 911 with a wierd roof line and a large sliding glass roof panel.

    The 991 Targa will have a detachable roof panel and will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

    I hope they offer it with green tinted glass as standard instead of the grey windshield tint band that seems to not look good with any paint color.


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    nberry:

    I thought in the past Porsche Targa models for the most part were marketing failures.

    Targas have always been "niche" model variants. They have never sold in huge numbers, but if they sell in sufficient quantity to make a positive cash flow which covers the marginal costs of their development and tooling then they are not a failure. 


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    fritz


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    fritz:
    nberry:

    I thought in the past Porsche Targa models for the most part were marketing failures.

    Targas have always been "niche" model variants. They have never sold in huge numbers, but if they sell in sufficient quantity to make a positive cash flow which covers the marginal costs of their development and tooling then they are not a failure. 


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    fritz

    they sold pretty well until 83? when they brought out the first cab and canabalized their own niche


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    2012 991 C2S -PDK / 2010 997.2 turbo cab manual, sold / 2008 Cayenne GTS Manual /2008 RS 60 sold /04 C4S sold - 08 Cayenne Turbo PDCC sold


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    The old Targa niche was sabotaged by a leak-prone seal. That's why they came out with the glass roof-ed Targa.

    I was never a fan of the old Targa, but I LOVED the glass roof-ed plus hatch version, too bad they never made a 997 Turbo/S with that roof, I would have bought one.

     


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    http://teamspeed.com/forums/gt/80122-spied-new-porsche-911-gt2.html

    Not sure if this is a repost

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    Not a repost as far as I know.
    Thing looks absolutely brutal, but doesn't show any sense of fantasy or creativity from the side of the designers tbh.


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    jamesdamanuk1:
    http://teamspeed.com/forums/gt/80122-spied-new-porsche-911-gt2.html

    Not sure if this is a repost

    Can someone post this?  I cannot open this link at work.

    Thank you


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    Porsche 991 prototype testing at the Nurburgring...

    Porsche-911-GT2_01.jpg

    Porsche-911-GT2_02.jpg

    Porsche-911-GT2_03.jpg

    Porsche-911-GT2_04.jpg

    Porsche-911-GT2_05.jpg

    Porsche 991 prototype testing at the Nurburgring -- TS Article Link

    ...but is it a test mule for the 991 GT2 or the 991 GT3 RS? Smiley

    Smiley SmileySmiley


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    Probably GT2 testmule since it has the air intake on the side.


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    Lukas:

    Probably GT2 testmule since it has the air intake on the side.

    The air-intakes are not necessarily functional on a prototype -- e.g. if they used the wheel arches from the 991 Turbo to fit that w-i-d-e-r rear track on an early test mule.

    Also note of the GT3-style centrally mounted exhaust... Smiley

    Smiley SmileySmiley


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    I am a bit irritated about what looks to be rather common steel brakes, not the size and type one would expect on the GT2.


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    Maybe is the GT3 RS...


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    as soon as we have a video we will know what it is.....


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    My bet is on GT3RS too. Which means it will get the wider fenders of the Turbo, so wider than the normal GT3.

    With the central exhaust outlets it's definitely a descendant of the GT3 family.

     

     


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    Boxster Coupe GTS:
    Lukas:

    Probably GT2 testmule since it has the air intake on the side.

    The air-intakes are not necessarily functional on a prototype -- e.g. if they used the wheel arches from the 991 Turbo to fit that w-i-d-e-r rear track on an early test mule.

    Also note of the GT3-style centrally mounted exhaust... Smiley

    Smiley SmileySmiley

    Exactly. The body could be a GT2, but the exhaust comes from GT3 Smiley Probably RS....Smiley


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    GT3RS my guess


     
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