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    automotorsport: facts about 997

    today "auto motor sport" (german car magazine) published some interesting facts about upcoming porsche models, especially the 997. including some nice pictures which i (or maybe someone who is faster than me) will post later on (but no surprises here, the 997 looks like the previous pictures suggested -- like a 996/993 crossover).

    here are the major infos:

    - 997 coupé coming in summer 2004, base engine still offering 320 HP (3.6l), s version with 350 HP (3.8l). they want to reduce some weight, though.

    - other models (convertible, targa, 4S, turbo) following every 6 months or so.


    if i find some time, i'll scan the pics.

    cheers
    zzboba

    as promised... pictures...

    computer edited 997 pictures, courtesy of "auto motor und sport".

    What did they say specifically about weight reduction?


    hmmm...

    I have no idea what you guys think, but I don't like this design. I like the MJ 02 (Facelift) much more. Although there is no big difrerence, but the changes they "made" are ugly. Chrom rings? t t t!

    lg, Avi

    Re: What did they say specifically about weight reduction?

    they say because there's no increase in horsepower, weight reduction will be the key for better agility and performance. as an example they say that porsche will drop some noise reduction "damming material" [i have no clue if this is the right word] to save around 20 pounds.

    Re: What did they say specifically about weight reduction?

    At first glance, it looks like the current VW bug...

    Roy


    Tpup...

    These are computer enhanced images of a possible 997, not the real thing. Actually these pictures look more like a step back than a step ahead. More like a 995 than a 997.

    I love retro-designs but I hope Porsche will do better in reality.

    Thanks for the pics but..

    as RC said it looks more like a 995 than 997.

    Re: Thanks for the pics but..

    Of the three, I like the Mini best!

    I did 1,000 mini miles delivering a Mini Cooper S to a buddy in Texas (they did'nt sell them in Texas so I bought him one in Atlanta and drove it out). What a great car that was!! I'd love to have one but I don't have any space to park it...

    Roy

    Re: automotorsport: facts about 997

    I like how the Cab looks.

     
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