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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Same here, was dead set on Gentian (even with Gentian coloured rims) when I saw the blue/purple introduction car. Not so sure now, isn’t that special it seems...need to see one myself. Will know more end of next week.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Spyderidol:
    Rossi:

    I don‘t know exactly what it is, but there‘s something about the yellow 992 I don‘t like. In fact I think in none of these pics the new 911 looks how it should look like. Smiley

    Yes, I had the same reaction to these photos. This is my take :

    1. I'm not completely sure that yellow is the color for this car.
    2. I can now confirm that the only thing I don't like in the 992 is the lack of body color at the bottom of the rear window. I looks OK if the car is in a dark color, but extends the window too far down if the car is in a light color.
    3. Im not sure that the sport exhaust should not have been in silver, as the wheels are silver and it would help break up the big black patch of the rear.
    4. This car for me has too many colors; Yellow, black , silver and red. To my eye it is too much like a clown car.

    All in all, these are the first photos of the 992 that don't impress me.

    BTW - I do like the 3rd photo.

    A few additional photos of that 992 Carrera S in yellow...

    ...something doesn't look too great?  Smiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Somehow yellow isn’t the right colour for the 992. Strange yes


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Porsche yellow mostly are just.......bad anyways

     


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Whoopsy:

    Porsche yellow mostly are just.......bad anyways

     

    I have high hopes for the triple layer Saffron Yellow - have you seen that in person?


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Whoopsy:
    DaveC:

    From my POV the 992 lacks cohesion in the design details if not the overall form. The yellow accentuates the incoherence.

     

    Then just wait for the 992.2! Porsche always fix those little things in the .2 versionSmiley

    Smiley Facelift "fixes" the front... Smiley


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    The teeny tiny sliver of color on the front and back bumpers running along the bottom seems insufficient.  While it look better with that color than the camouflaged cars w/o it to be sure, it's not enough; it's not tied in enough to the rest of the body, like a pinstripe tacked on later.  The front and back just seem to have gaping maws now, black holes where design is lost

    Ugly panel gap where the frunk lid meets the bumper. Not a manufacturing defect apparently; but how it's supposed to look.

    Now that I've seen the up close pictures of the interior, the details look better; but the overall bones of the design are still a mess though; a mash up of a circa 1980 VW Rabbit and Ford LTD. 

    On light colored cars the lack of any body color between vents and rear window results in an overly massive look to the window reminding me of the 1970s all glass rear hatch to a Ford Pinto.  


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Spyderidol:
    Rossi:

    I don‘t know exactly what it is, but there‘s something about the yellow 992 I don‘t like. In fact I think in none of these pics the new 911 looks how it should look like. Smiley

    Yes, I had the same reaction to these photos. This is my take :

    1. I'm not completely sure that yellow is the color for this car.
    2. I can now confirm that the only thing I don't like in the 992 is the lack of body color at the bottom of the rear window. I looks OK if the car is in a dark color, but extends the window too far down if the car is in a light color.
    3. Im not sure that the sport exhaust should not have been in silver, as the wheels are silver and it would help break up the big black patch of the rear.
    4. This car for me has too many colors; Yellow, black , silver and red. To my eye it is too much like a clown car.

    All in all, these are the first photos of the 992 that don't impress me.

    BTW - I do like the 3rd photo.

    You guys do have a point... more than on the previous generations, the 992 has quite a few black elements which of course become most prominent in combination with yellow. What I find slightly weird is the sleek shape of the taillights, whereas the headlights are still comparatively big in comparison to other elements on the car. Most certainly needed to incorporate all the technology and functions in the headlight cluster but nonetheless odd... 


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    crayphile:
    Whoopsy:

    Porsche yellow mostly are just.......bad anyways

    I have high hopes for the triple layer Saffron Yellow - have you seen that in person?


    Funny enough, I came across that at the local Porsche dealer yesterday and have to say it does look good, especially in comparison to the adjacent flat yellow that Porsche offers. Silly me didn't make a picture but will do so next time...

     


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    Saffron yellow will be a nightmare to match for most bodyshops should any repairs be required. Just watching the Porsche official video on the colour on YouTube illustrates that Porsche even have trouble applying it in the clinical conditions of the factory paintshop. Renault seem to manage to provide a vibrant metallic yellow and metallic red on cars like the Megane without resorting to the multi layer process involved with Saffron so why can't Porsche do the same yes They need to consider that their cars are more likely to be used daily by owners so ease of repair and the ability to match paint colours with partial repairs is important.


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    Whoopsy:

    Porsche yellow mostly are just.......bad anyways

     

    GT4 looked stunning in yellow Smiley


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    ISUK:

    Saffron yellow will be a nightmare to match for most bodyshops should any repairs be required. Just watching the Porsche official video on the colour on YouTube illustrates that Porsche even have trouble applying it in the clinical conditions of the factory paintshop. Renault seem to manage to provide a vibrant metallic yellow and metallic red on cars like the Megane without resorting to the multi layer process involved with Saffron so why can't Porsche do the same yes They need to consider that their cars are more likely to be used daily by owners so ease of repair and the ability to match paint colours with partial repairs is important.

    Renault and Porsche do not have the same paint supplyer. 

    Renault , Audi and Ferrari have the same one . Smiley

    The special red and yellow on the Renault are made with a special coating that gives the special deep look 


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    crayphile:
    Whoopsy:

    Porsche yellow mostly are just.......bad anyways

     

    I have high hopes for the triple layer Saffron Yellow - have you seen that in person?

     

    Yes.

    I have seen a saffron yellow car come down the line in Zuffenhausen. Also seen the paint sample panel.

    It does catches the eye, I spot it way out in the distance even with the protective plastic covers they put on on the line.

    The sample panel do not do it justice. It looks much better on a car than on that little piece.

    I think it's quite nice , but not quite up to the triple layer Ferrari yellow fro 'deepness'. But then again I like the hue of the the saffron yellow more.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    SportCarGroup:
    Whoopsy:

    Porsche yellow mostly are just.......bad anyways

     

    GT4 looked stunning in yellow Smiley

     

    It's not about on a car, it's about the color itself.

    Porsche have amazing 50 shades of silver, and also amazing 50 shades of blue.

    But their yellow range is, well, meh!


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Whoopsy:
    SportCarGroup:
    Whoopsy:

    Porsche yellow mostly are just.......bad anyways

     

    GT4 looked stunning in yellow Smiley

     

    It's not about on a car, it's about the color itself.

    Porsche have amazing 50 shades of silver, and also amazing 50 shades of blue.

    But their yellow range is, well, meh!

    From this point - absolutely agree. Some manufacturers offers more attractive shades of yellow, however there aren't many. 


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    For some reason the yellow 992 reminds me of this character from Howl's Moving Castle.

    Calcifer_Den_gulliga_elddemonen_fran_filmen_Det_levande_slottet.jpg


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    Is it smokable that reason?  indecision


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    spudgun:

    Same here, was dead set on Gentian (even with Gentian coloured rims) when I saw the blue/purple introduction car. Not so sure now, isn’t that special it seems...need to see one myself. Will know more end of next week.

    Here is a video with that blue: 

     


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Thanks!

    Stunning colour under those bright lights (sadly less purple than the introduction pics), I still have my doubts when in natural light... 

    Same with the colour green in the configurator, totally different IRL. Strange they can’t show a realistic image.
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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Blue seems close to Lapis a few years back...


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Carlos from Spain:
    spudgun:

    Same here, was dead set on Gentian (even with Gentian coloured rims) when I saw the blue/purple introduction car. Not so sure now, isn’t that special it seems...need to see one myself. Will know more end of next week.

    Here is a video with that blue: 

    What I find interesting is the fact, that this Mr. Varga who is director of the exterior design (!) finds many things that we criticise here as design highlights (!) of the new 992. He likes for example the strange new third brake light, as well as elongated black rear window, the high position of the rear lights (which he calls „low“ and compares them to those of a G-model)   and the black plastic parts around the fake exhaust tips.

    Next video will feature the five highlights in the interior. Well I guess number one will be the Braun shaver. Smiley


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    + 1 on the Mr. Varga enlightened

    And thank god I'm a professional photoshopper. Think the Gentian wheels could work just fine kiss

    gentian.jpg

     


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    If you see me commenting on color or shades or colors please shoot me. It will be an impostor. 😜 life is way too short. I care about specs and price.  And that cab 992 is fugly. 


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    As you say: life is too short. So why not buy and spec the car you want? yes


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Color is not that important to me. I’ll take black. 


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Porsche 992 GT3 mule putting more miles on the clock road testing...

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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    And the interior:

    https://youtu.be/BS9z1hXw05Q


    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    If only the narrator’s description of the 992 interior and its connection to previous 911s had any grounding in reality.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    The concept interior shown in the interior video is nice with the raised and more focused center console without the PDK shifter. Probably too big step for the 911 and they gave priority to follow the historical path.

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    Re: OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car

    Cabriolet is here

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFw4rDHwbHw


     
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