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    Is 997 ready for Geneva promise?


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    Neither the 997 or the new Boxster will have its premiere at the Geneva Show.

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    J.Seven

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    Neither the 997 or the new Boxster will have its premiere at the Geneva Show.




    i heard something about the 997 to be presented at the leipzig auto fair AMI 2004 starting april 17th.

    oh rumours!

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    It really doesn't make sence. The Carrera not even made two years after the facelift, the GT3 came out months ago, and they are sending a new model???? At least we could here something like 380Hp for the Carrera, 420 for the Carrera 4 S and 500Hp for the Turbo for these nes models.

    PAG strategy seems more like Fiat strategy, they put new facelifts Puntos every two years with different lights and bumpers, 4 or 6 more HP and that's all....



    J.Seven

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    It's always been like this with Porsche man. History repeats itself.
    The 993 Turbo is a 95 model, the 993 Turbo S limited edition with 430hp was a 97 model and the final 450 hp version only had a one year life, 993 and 996 were sold new together for a year in 97/98.
    So it's the same now with the 996, not surprised at all that GT3, Turbo cab, etc have less than two years life.
    These cars need harldy any development from Porsche, most of the engineering has already been done, it's just clever time management and marketing.
    Constant evolution....

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    Thank you for that great shot of 997 in winter testing. Personally; I think it is very nice, and I think that's the real deal. Will they show it in Geneva ? We shall see. Revvv

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    Well it's good to know it'll be here this year, period. I do recall RC saying that the first offical pics should show up sometime in March? If this is true then it would make perfect sense for the 997 to be at Geneva. Porsche could always change things at the last minute. I mean looking at this new picture you can see that this car is ready to go, so why wait until sepetember to launch it?????? Im pretty sure they have quality down pat?????

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    It will be like the 996 and the Cayenne, first, Porsche will release two pictures, one front and one rear, that won't do the 997 complete justice. We'll see these pics around the Geneva show, and then the car will be introduced to the world at the September Paris Auto show.

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    first, Porsche will release two pictures, one front and one rear, that won't do the 997 complete justice.





    That's so true

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    The market has changed considerably since the ninties. Porsche did not have competition and could get away with tinkering with the models and be able to sell them.

    Not so today. Too many other good sport cars to choose from and they are substantially cheaper.

    My 997 photoshop

    Sorry I did my best



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    Not bad, Ron. But the outer ring of the front light isn't that wide.

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    Personally, I don't think there will be any chrome or silver ring around the headlights on the 997, a la 993. I really don't think Porsche will "Beetleize" the 997 look.

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    doncapecod said:
    Personally, I don't think there will be any chrome or silver ring around the headlights on the 997, a la 993. I really don't think Porsche will "Beetleize" the 997 look.



    Of course there won't be a chrome ring (thanks god) but a tiny silver ring which is actually part of the front light and made out of the same plastic material will be there. Doesn't look bad at all. There have been ideas to use a black painted ring but apparently this didn't look right with certain colors.

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    A black ring would be diastarous! There is even a chrome ring around the healight of the 996. Very subtle touch.

    I love how the headlights are oval, Im sure when viewed from the front this car will look menacing, as they are slanted gving an "evil eye" look. The headlights are nothing like the 993 headlights.

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    this is my work guys ...

    My shot at it....


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    interior is the most interest area for me, bc there is NO clue as to what it will be like, but that boxster interior pic is just awful...hope its nice.

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    Eric, that looks spot on with all that I have been hearing and what I can see, good job . RC, do you agree?

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    Porsche should never have changed this!

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    Couldn't agree more, Don!

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    lol, we'll all probably be saying that about the 996/997 some day

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    Putting the two side by side for a side by side comparo...


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    What is especially nice about the 997, other than the oval/round headlights is that the bonnet line is now straight, instead of being a "S" shaped curve.

    It looks far more masculine now!

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    Thanks 330! I think the rear view is nice.

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    everyone should check out autoweek.com becauset they have some great shots of the 997.

    i don't know what the policy for links to other sites are, but here it is. if i'm not supposed to put it up, i guess the moderators can ask me to edit it or they can do it themselves.

    anyhoo, here 'tis

    http://www.autoweek.com/cat_content.mv?port_code=autoweek&cat_code=carnews&loc_code=index&content_code=05930833

    New 997 pics

    Thanks for pointing them out reservoir dog.




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    Yeah, from the Autoweek article, here are a few of the pics... Note on the last side view pic, how similar it looks to the 996.




     
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