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    Wonderbar:

     This car is everywhere! Must be yours wink

    You caught him... Smiley Smiley


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    Joost:
    DaveGordon:

    I reckon those upper wing mounts are made of wood indecision

    Rather the lower wing mounts;
    The reason that wings on cars are sometimes suspended rather than supported from the underside is that the underside of the wing delivers the most aerodynamic downforce. When using wing supports on the underside of the wing, the support has a large disruptive effect on the efficiency of the laminar airflow under the wing. The idea is that when you use supports on the upper side of the wing, you have the same disruptive effect, but on the upper side of the wing which contributes less to the downforce anyway.

    Hi - yes, I was reading about this effect when researching why the Senna is so ugly angry

    So makes perfect sense aerodynamically.. was a joke really but yes, it could be the other way around.. hope not.


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    Well, it looks double ugly at the moment because they created these massive looking wing struts. In the end, it doesn't make sense at all to have struts both on top and below the wing, so I guess it'll look much more like this:

    KlausSwanNeck1_1000.jpg


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    DaveGordon:

    I reckon those upper wing mounts are made of wood indecision

    Balsa wood, as an homage to the 917


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    992 GT3 deserves a more attractive rear wing...

    ...IMHO, the 997.1 GT3 rear wing is a beauty! Smiley


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    Agree. 'Only' owned the 996.1 and the 997.2 but that 997.1 sure got it right!


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    Latest from Porsche's official Instagram. 992 launches in beginning of 2019. As discussed, it will be in South Africa.

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    Thanks for posting!


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    The fake camouflage hood cutline gives it a nice smily face indecision 


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    I took some videos of some of the 992's last Thursday. Sorry for the bad quality.

     

    Carrera

    https://youtu.be/urAI-GYG8-4

     

    Turbo Cabrio

    https://youtu.be/GRQDEVqzUw8

     

    Turbo

    https://youtu.be/QFK8_Y8oH9Y

     

     



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    south Italy , near Nardò Circuit50F6E5C4-B5ED-4AD4-9362-F5C296043EE5.jpeg


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    With all these company orchestrated sneak peeks, by the time the car becomes available the novelty will have worn off. 


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    It is already worn off...


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    The car in the power slide has no tape on the badge. I guess its not a Lexus after all. 


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    KMM:

    With all these company orchestrated sneak peeks, by the time the car becomes available the novelty will have worn off. 

    Interest will burgeon when people get to drive the car.

    I expect the 992 to be fantastic dynamically and to punch much above its price bracket.

    I wish Porsche designers were more brave with the styling, however. The finished car hasn't been revealed yet but  from what we have seen so far it will be very samey, unfortunately.

     


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    KMM:

    With all these company orchestrated sneak peeks, by the time the car becomes available the novelty will have worn off. 

    Novelty? This is a 911... Smiley Smiley


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    KMM:

    With all these company orchestrated sneak peeks, by the time the car becomes available the novelty will have worn off. 


    Novelty and a Porsche 911? Smiley


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    RC thought the same and was quicker. Smiley


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    RC:
    KMM:

    With all these company orchestrated sneak peeks, by the time the car becomes available the novelty will have worn off. 

    Novelty? This is a 911... Smiley Smiley

    You get novelty: new door handles,  a rear light bar, and digital instrumentation.  What else is there to want?


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    This lack of variety in the 911 style is a boring phenomenon of the last 20 years.

    996-997-991-992: a continuous monotony.

    Before that Porsche went successfully from the ancient Carrera 3.2 style to the fresh 964 and the very special for its era 993 style in a period of just 10 years. They delivered contemporary designs while still maintaining the 911 profile and other visual cues.


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    At least they could have removed the gear lever... but they didn’t even do that...


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    SciFrog:

    At least they could have removed the gear lever... but they didn’t even do that...


    But you get a BRAUN shaver instead, isn't that enough innovation? Smiley


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    reginos:

    This lack of variety in the 911 style is a boring phenomenon of the last 20 years.

     I agree with you, but people will keep buying it as it is the most practical sport car that kind of can do it all if one can just own one sport car.


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    Targa Tim:
    reginos:

    This lack of variety in the 911 style is a boring phenomenon of the last 20 years.

     I agree with you, but people will keep buying it as it is the most practical sport car that kind of can do it all if one can just own one sport car.

    Many "people who know" have been bitten by the 911 bug Smiley  But I'd like to see something fresh that also excites me visually.

    I remember in 1989 how exciting the Panamericana Concept was compared to the contemporary 911. This design led to the 993 and some elements were carried over to the original Boxster.


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    reginos:
    Targa Tim:
    reginos:

    This lack of variety in the 911 style is a boring phenomenon of the last 20 years.

     I agree with you, but people will keep buying it as it is the most practical sport car that kind of can do it all if one can just own one sport car.

    Many "people who know" have been bitten by the 911 bug Smiley  But I'd like to see something fresh that also excites me visually.

    I remember in 1989 how exciting the Panamericana Concept was compared to the contemporary 911. This design led to the 993 and some elements were carried over to the original Boxster.

    Initially, I was underwhelmed by the appearance of the 992, even as it still wore its camouflage.  Then I read some of the initial prototype driving impressions and I’m now, once more, looking forward to its release.  


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    It is going to be a great car, no doubt. I am curious if Porsche will continue the big price creep as they have done past few models.


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    I realize it's a 911, so the novelty would be limited to details. 

    I too remember when the 993 was launched, and how exciting it was (despite the same old windshield angle and drip rails. And of course the 928. There is no Tony Lapine at Porsche anymore; hasn't been anyone there of that caliber for years.


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    KMM:

    I realize it's a 911, so the novelty would be limited to details. 

    I too remember when the 993 was launched, and how exciting it was (despite the same old windshield angle and drip rails. And of course the 928. There is no Tony Lapine at Porsche anymore; hasn't been anyone there of that caliber for years.

    Weirdly, Porsche’s Michael Mauer heads design efforts for the entire Volkswagen Group.  There isn’t one vehicle that goes into production without his approval.  I do like the new Panamera because it looks like a 911; however, this has caused the 992 to resemble the Panamera too closely.  The new Cayenne looks like a miss designwise, but one cannot deny its incredible performance for a SUV.  


     
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