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    Re: 991 spyshots thread (continued) (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    I'm sure I'm in a minority here but I really dislike what the targa roof does to the original lines of the 911. 


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    I just cant wait...


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    997 C2 Macadamia PSE 1st gen

    997 Targa 4 Macadamia  PSE sport+ pdk 2nd gen


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    Porsche 991 Turbo road testing...

    Porsche 991 Turbo road testing -- Video Link

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    proportions look strange on those pics of the targa...


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    Thanks Boxster Coupe GTS...You always post great video & pics...


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    2006 997 C2S Cab, Triple Black,  2006 Cayenne Titanium Iceland Silver Metalic New York


    Re: 991 spyshots thread (continued) (for UNRELEASED models only) Thread Closed

    HeavyMetalThunder:

    proportions look strange on those pics of the targa...


    Could be the canvas over the glass. Once that is off I think the lines will look a lot better.

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    looks too heavy on the back. i don't like these shots one bit

    on the other hand, that turbo is stunning - if they fixed the lame sound in those it might be worth a trade.


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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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    I agree with you a 100%....fugly


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    Porsche 991 GT3 prototypes road testing in Spain...

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    Porsche 991 GT3 prototypes road testing in Spain -- C Verglas Link

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    Porsche 991 GT3 prototypes road testing in Spain on video...

    Porsche 991 GT3 prototypes road testing in Spain -- Video Link

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    Interesting what is this 991 standing next to GT3?


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    still no MP Super Sport tyres ..


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    SportCarGroup:

    Interesting what is this 991 standing next to GT3?

    Rear spoiler delete option Smiley But I guess we are not that lucky...


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    Porsche 997 Carrera S in Carrara White with black leather interior. PASM-Sport Suspension (-20 mm), PSE.

    Audi S5 cabrio in Ibis White with black leather interior.


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    Notice that the "normal" 991 still has the center exhaust. I call a "Carrera R"!


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    "Normal" 991 is just a test mule for new GT3 engine. BTW, all test cars are equipped with new sport PDK.

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    Enmanuel:

    I'm sure I'm in a minority here but I really dislike what the targa roof does to the original lines of the 911. 

    No, you're not alone - been the same way since 1967...


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs).  Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550 Maranello


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    KresoF1:
    "Normal" 991 is just a test mule for new GT3 engine. BTW, all test cars are equipped with new sport PDK.

    Have you heard any specifics about the sport PDK?


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    Grant:
    Enmanuel:

    I'm sure I'm in a minority here but I really dislike what the targa roof does to the original lines of the 911. 

    No, you're not alone - been the same way since 1967...

    Hello. Wait to see better pictures. I am sure Porsche won't let the new targa being ugly. Just think of what they did with the magnesium roof of the cab 991 ! The cab profile looks like the 991 coupe. I bet it will be the same for the targa !!! 


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    997 C2 Macadamia PSE 1st gen

    997 Targa 4 Macadamia  PSE sport+ pdk 2nd gen


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    The 991 Targa spy pics seem to really accentuate the 911's increase in length and higher rear, but wouldn't be surprised at all if it turns out to be beautiful in person.


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    The shots of the Targa are from a very long distance, horrible quality, and have extreme lens (i,e proportion) distortion. All of that adds up to make the car hideous in those pictures. I guarantee it will look a lot better.


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    I loved the old targas because they were so much better looking than the old cabs.  I then loved the 997 targa because it was such a bright, airy coupe.

    I just dont see the point of the new one: rather get the cab!  And reintroduce a 997 style targa (call it something else maybe) for the bright and airy coupe!


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    ^^ I agree to an extent, but remember, an all glass sunroof is already an option on the regular 991.


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    I think the Targa looks awesome. The lines look great. This is the best thing to come along in a while. I think it will be a huge hit, especially if that whole top is fully automated. I am sure the weight will be up. And I am dreading to think about the cost ... I am guessing $130k base? More?


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    The new Targa should have a much more open feel than the 997 Targa. I think this was sorely needed. Ferrari should bring back more Targa tops. Er, in their regular line cars, not some limited über expensve edition like the Aperta.


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    Budster:

    I loved the old targas because they were so much better looking than the old cabs.  I then loved the 997 targa because it was such a bright, airy coupe.

    I know a lot of 911 drivers "don't get" the last few Targa models.  But this is exactly why so many of us love the cars.  Even with the car closed up into a tight coupe, the cabin is bright and airy.  I've looked at the new glass sunroof, and although it is nice, it does not provide the open feel of the last few Targas.  I'm very much looking forward to the new model.  I'm hoping it builds upon what Targa drivers love about the last couple of models.


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    09 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
    02 Porsche 911 Targa - Retired
    08 BMW 550i


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    I could not agree more. I have the feeling, the Turbo will come before the Targa. I'll order an exclusive color, blue Gulf like this one :

    1348748291343gulf blu targa.jpg

     


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    997 C2 Macadamia PSE 1st gen

    997 Targa 4 Macadamia  PSE sport+ pdk 2nd gen


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    What a beauty in Gulf Blue !

    Here is mine (silver 911 2.4 S)P6250018.jpg


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    911 Club Coupe, 72' 911 Targa 2.4 S, 12' Audi S4 Avant


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    hinckley:

    I know a lot of 911 drivers "don't get" the last few Targa models.  But this is exactly why so many of us love the cars.  Even with the car closed up into a tight coupe, the cabin is bright and airy.  

    kiss I miss my 993 Targa Smiley


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    2012 Cayenne S White/Espresso 

    Ex: 993 Targa, 986S, 986 and 964 C2


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    I had a great 1984 Targa in white, black interior.  From the drivers seat with the top off it felt like a cab.  Wonderful!  Miss that car and my other two '84s.  Great year!

     


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    2013 Porsche 991 GT3 prototype...

    2013 Porsche 991 GT3 prototype -- TMR Article Link

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    Track tires in 20" are going to run > $3k per setangel, but that looks like fun...


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs).  Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550 Maranello


     
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