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    997 Cabrio

    Hi,

    today i got my copy of the german car magazine "autor motor und sport" ... they have some undisguised pics of the 997 cab ... and ... i don't know ... but for me personally the 996 front looks kind of modern compared to the 997 front .... they say, that the cab has chrome rings 'round the lights ... the side skirts are quite massive compared to the 996 ... the motor hood in the rear is shaped softer ... more rounded ... in order to make a better line with the rear fender.

    Further technical specs according to the mag:

    - 3,6l basic C2 with 320 hp
    - "S" Version AND C4 with 3,8l and 350 hp
    - optional double cludge transmission coming
    - direct fuel injection systems in combination with Vario Plus later on

    I could scan the pics ... if somebody can host them ... or just get a copy of the magazine ...

    Greetz

    Re: 997 Cabrio

    rookie,
    you can attach one picture per post!
    just make sure that the picture is in .JPG format, not too big (width up to approx 640px) and that the "I want to preview my post and/or attach a file" checkbox is set to true on the post edit screen. When you click "Continue" you'll get a preview of your post and can browse your hard drive to attach a picture (button is labelled "Browse..." or "Durchsuchen..." in german).

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    Roockie send it to me, I'll post the pics rigth away. Don't worry about the size of the pics, I'll resize it and post here. I'm waiting

    I'll sent you a private message with my email address.
    J.Seven

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    Thanks Rookie for the infos!
    320 hp only! No increase from the 996!
    That would be really disappointing.
    I hope they're wrong.
    Historically, Porsche has always offered for the new model the same horsepower as the previous one with powerkit, that would mean 345 hp for the 997. I think it's a minimum.

    Re: 997 Cabrio

    Fanch, "autor motor und sport" magazine are usually right, let's just hope this time they're wrong.

    J.Seven

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    I'll try to post them ... and will send them to J.Seven ...

    Greetz

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    first attempt ...

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    o.k ... it works ... here's no.2

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    and finally ... no.3

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    so ... what do you think about it ?!?!!

    Greetz

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    GREAT pics Roockie, thanks for sharing, those are the best test mule pics we ever seen here.

    J.Seven

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    nice work rookie

    regarding the 997: i'm disappointed! it seems to me like a late facelift because of all the criticism when the 996 was coming out back in 1998. but hey, the 996 was a big success, the integrated turbo style headlamps are looking modern and cool -- i don't really get the point why they are going back this time. feels like porsche says "yes we admit, the 996 was a mistake and now we call it 997 and install some classic 993 elements like seperated headlamps and the wide rear to it"

    and i even can't say that it worked out and the result is looking good. at least not on these pictures. i'd prefer a 996 4S cab. but i still have in mind that the disguised 997 i've seen in zuffenhausen three months ago was nice looking, at least the overall appearance was very nice and athletic.

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    how do you like those "massive" sideskirts ... ???

    Greetz

    Re: 997 Cabrio

    Quote:
    how do you like those "massive" sideskirts ... ???



    can't really tell. they look quite angular which IMO doesn't suit the "round" 911 appearance.

    what's your opinion?

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    Indeed zzboba is right, it seem that they are trying to fix some criticism from the old Porsche school fans by droping those lights and new wider rear fenders. But I have to admit that the car looks great, looks more agressive, more sporty with a touch of 996 look. The 993 fans will be delighted with this car.

    J.Seven

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    I don't like the bum, looks huge. The 997 looks more 996 than 993 to me.

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    Going back, here's a comparo.

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    The 996 from these pics doesn't look as sexy as the 993, but one month ago I went to Germany to buy a 993Turbo, and there was in a car dealer a silver 993Turbo next to black 996 Cab, and the the 993Turbo just vanished, i was surprised to seee that next top the 996, the 993 looked old and not so imponent. But from separate pics, you wont think that.

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    Wow, I like it, especially the wider rear and the interior. And the side mirrors look nice too.
    Thanks for sharing these pics.

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    Looks great...but at the same time looks heavy...

    I need more pics...

    Ciao
    Dario

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    VW Beetle or 993 ...who wants to guess

    J.Seven

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    The 997 with the 996 facelift head lights were perfect,but the new styled headlights are not my taste,at all.

    If Porsche do not increase power to 345 hp and it gets heavier there is no reason for me,to buy one.

    Jm2$

    W.

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    Love it ! Looks totally different thew 996. Reminds you of 993; and that's a good thing. We need more than 320 ponies,
    standard, though. I will have a coupe', for myself ! Revvv

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    every time is see a vw beetle or a mini on the road i fear for what the 997 will look like. let's hope .......

    otherwise i'll call it a 996.5!

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    Quote:
    Jay said:
    every time is see a vw beetle or a mini on the road i fear for what the 997 will look like. let's hope .......

    otherwise i'll call it a 996.5!



    I said it before... but here it comes again:

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    I have it on relatively good authority that the interior shot shown is the real deal. I'm not yet 100% that the exterior is done, but I know someone who has been in the test mule and they indicated this was how it appeared.

    But if this is the finished product, I'm not jumping on the bandwagon.

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    Thanks much for posting the pics my man

    Sorry fellas, I thought no one posted

    the 997 cab. pics. My apologies.

    Re: Sorry fellas, I thought no one posted

    Yeah, agreed 993 fans WILL be pleased, but what about those 996 fans who due to their faith that Porsche doesn't change the 911 shape very much, were aspiring to get a 996 looking car one day?

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    I'm quite happy to have ordered my GT3 ...
    the 997 looks too close to the 993 ... and I don't appreciate it for now.

     
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