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    any info on a potential 997 SPEEDSTER ?????

    I heard rumours of a 997 speedster coming in 2007.
    Can anyone confirm ?

    I currently own 356 & 911 ('89) speedster and I am planning on buying 997 C4S cabrio, unless a speedster is coming...

    Re: any info on a potential 997 SPEEDSTER ?????

    Excuse my stupid question, but what is a Speedster, whats the diff between that and a cab??

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    no backseat, tonneau cover that integrates more smoothly. Really, my guess is that there will be no 997 version; they would point u to the boxster line for this.

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    BTW your car looks immaculate Christian..

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    yep!!!, that's a good looking speedster!!!, post more pics please!!!!!:)

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    I had an 89 speedster back in the day and out of all the Porsches I have had that was my favorite . I am also going to order a 997 C4S cab but a 997 Speedster would be the ultimate for me ......... my god what a dream that would be . The Speedster was a cab that looked as good with the top up as it did down ...

    some more pics......a 997 version would surely be fantastic



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    There was also a 964 Speedster

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    here is mine.
    (964 speedster; w/o original rims)

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    Thats cool Christian...

    Re: any info on a potential 997 SPEEDSTER ?????

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    BC997J said:
    Excuse my stupid question, but what is a Speedster, whats the diff between that and a cab??



    The entire roofline is lowered, or "chopped" as we say in hot-rodding vernacular. Look closer. See how SHORT the windshield and side windows are?? It makes for a more menacing and visually appealling cab, as I'm not a big fan of cabs, but I really dig the Speedsters.

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    Flash!!

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    69bossnine said:
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    BC997J said:
    Excuse my stupid question, but what is a Speedster, whats the diff between that and a cab??




    The entire roofline is lowered, or "chopped" as we say in hot-rodding vernacular. Look closer. See how SHORT the windshield and side windows are?? It makes for a more menacing and visually appealling cab, as I'm not a big fan of cabs, but I really dig the Speedsters.




    Get it now... was this only for looks?

    Re: any info on a potential 997 SPEEDSTER ?????

    Ummmm, yep. It's a heritage/retro thing, to make the car proportionally reminiscent of the early bathtub Speedsters.

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    69bossnine said:
    Ummmm, yep. It's a heritage/retro thing, to make the car proportionally reminiscent of the early bathtub Speedsters.



    Well, in my opinion, the first time I saw the 996 convertible, it reminded me a lot of the speedster.
    With the 964/ 993, the roof just "sat" on the back of the car, folded.

    With the 996/ 997, with the integrated tonneau cover that slides backward during the operation, it get's that inverted bathtub look again.
    Not very elegant if you ask me, but a clean solution as to how to store the roof, and that's what gives the 996/997 that infamous fat arse.
    With the tonneau cover, I think the 996/997 looks most like the speedster when the roof is up actually.

    A 997 Speedster would be cool, but as one member said, it'd be quite redondant with the Boxster I guess.
    The Boxster 986 did have a two part tonneau cover "a la" speedster in tequipment part, I guess the fact it's not available anymore means it wasn't very successful.

     
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