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    997 - Nothing new but..

    I guess this is another speculation on the web.

    Porsche is testing a face lifted version of the current 911 that will hit American roads in fall 2004. Code-named 997, the 911 will get a new facial treatment that includes the return of more traditional round headlights. Other styling changes include new, larger air intakes, restyled front and rear bumpers, re-skinned doors, and four chrome-finished tailpipes. As far as engines, the current 3.6 litre flat-six will grow to a 3.8, increasing power from 315 to 335hp. A 911 S version will appear in all the variations of the 911 sporting a 370hp engine. Along with distancing the 911 from its little-brother Boxster, the 997 will keep the 911 fresh until a completely redesigned car (code-named 998) appears in 2007.

    Re: 997 - Nothing new but..

    and here's another posted at Autospies... take it for what it's worth because these guys at Autospies are some of the most Pro-Infiniti Anti-Cayenne guys you can run into...
    Here's the note...

    "Porsche is not sitting back idlywatching sport car sales slide...
    I just heard that the 997 will show up FOR SURE as a 2005 model. My sources tell me it could be revealed as early as the Detroit Auto Show.
    How about these rumors...My sources tell me to expect GT3 type performance on the new 911 with its 450HP Twin Turbo engine,under the hood.
    I'm glad they're getting serious again because the current model is to tame compared to E55's, RS6's and M5's...
    All bodies on the 997 are wide-body...like the C4S and revert to the older style round 911 headlamps (AMEN BROTHER!). I always thought the boxster type headlamps on the 911 were a mistake. It would be like Rolex changing to square watch cases..."

    "It would be like Rolex changing to square watch cases..."

    What difference would that make? It's not the case, it's the movement that counts, and the case of Rolex the answer to that question is "not much". Have you not seen the Cellini?

     
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