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    Arctic Silver or Black?

    Which color would you think the 997TT will look best in?

    Amir

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    I would do either Yellow or Red this way you won't get noticed that much .

    Between Black and Silver I'd pick Black.

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    Black all the way!

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    Black.

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    Black looks best but silver is easy to keep clean ... Black with lots of work to keep clean or silver that looks good (not as good as black ) but easy to keep clean ... this is what it always comes down to for me and I go back and forth .

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    Go in between, Seal Grey!

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    My 997S is silver. But my next one will be Black!

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    What about speed yellow? Is it kindda outta fashion now although a few nice GT3s around HK are in speed yellow. What do you guys think about this one? Too flashy?

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    Black

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    ptcja said:
    What about speed yellow? Is it kindda outta fashion now although a few nice GT3s around HK are in speed yellow. What do you guys think about this one? Too flashy?



    i like speed yellow but only on somebody else's car. I'd have slate grey on the 997 turbo please....

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    for me slate gray or CGT silver..

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    Silver is too bland and common. IMO there is nothing that beats a brand new black car.

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    Slate grey, cgt silver....OR WHITE!!.....In white the new turbo must be a space shuttle.....white with black leather

    Also basalt black....but then again we have to change and not repaet in colours in previous models


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    Thanks for all the responses. Although, I have to agree with black being the most aggressive looking color, I can't help but think that it will hide all the lines and make it look like a regular C4S or 996TT.

    That was exactly what happened with my M5. After seeing a black M5 I had to do a double take to make sure it was an M5 so I went with the Silver Gray and have been very happy with it.

    Just in case, I think I'm going to order both and see which one looks better.

    Amir

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    I have a black 997 and I think the dark colors do make it look more foreboding and aggressive. I just saw an atlas car at the dealer. I may order my tr4ubo in atlas. You Cant go wrong either way.

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    AmirGT2 said:
    Thanks for all the responses. Although, I have to agree with black being the most aggressive looking color, I can't help but think that it will hide all the lines and make it look like a regular C4S or 996TT.



    Amir



    Since the 996 Turbo and 997 Turbo have similar silhouettes and wing style , black will hide a lot of the small differences in the front and rear caps , even the side intakes. It might look to all except Porsche nuts like a 996 Turbo with 2004 BMW 760 Li-style wheels. So if part of the ownership experience is not only the performance improvements but the satisfaction of seeing something " different " from more than 50 feet away , I'd go any lighter color the first year.
    Even after two years, the only quick way I can tell a 996 apart from a 997 is by the headlights . From staight back or even rear 3/4s on dark cars at speed in traffic, it's hard .

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    AmirGT2 said:
    Thanks for all the responses. Although, I have to agree with black being the most aggressive looking color, I can't help but think that it will hide all the lines and make it look like a regular C4S or 996TT.

    That was exactly what happened with my M5. After seeing a black M5 I had to do a double take to make sure it was an M5 so I went with the Silver Gray and have been very happy with it.

    Just in case, I think I'm going to order both and see which one looks better.

    Amir



    Actually, the reason I think black will look outstanding on the 997TT is because it WILL hide some of the new features of this car. The horizontal slit on the side air intake behind the doors, the exhaust pipe enclosure, the new front "gills" housing the led lights, and the fog lights won't be featured as prominently on a black car than say on a silver or yellow one.

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    I like Meridian silver but guess they won't re-offer it...

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    slate grey, seal grey or maybe guards red...

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    luwalira said:
    Silver is too bland and common. IMO there is nothing that beats a brand new black car.



    I would normally agree that Silver is common but I have never seen a silver 997 on the road by me. I always see black or slate/seal grays. The benefit of silver being the fact that I only have to clean mine once every 2 months or so to keep it looking good.

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    Black, atlas grey... basalt maybe...
    -Joost-

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    SPEED YELLOW WITH PCCB

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    AmirGT2 said:
    Which color would you think the 997TT will look best in?

    Amir



    I'm trying to go for this combo:

    1. black exterior
    2. PCCB brake
    3. black interior with yellow stitching
    4. yellow seatbelts
    5. black dials
    6. black painted wheels


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    SoCal Alan said:
    Actually, the reason I think black will look outstanding on the 997TT is because it WILL hide some of the new features of this car. The horizontal slit on the side air intake behind the doors, the exhaust pipe enclosure, the new front "gills" housing the led lights, and the fog lights won't be featured as prominently on a black car than say on a silver or yellow one.



    I couldn't agree with you more!

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    Black will look mean on TT

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    Black for the TT- even though I'm an Arctic Silver fan!
    From the pictures I've seen, Black looks the best!

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    white black interior with red stitching

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    RC said:
    Quote:
    AmirGT2 said:
    Which color would you think the 997TT will look best in?

    Amir



    I'm trying to go for this combo:

    1. black exterior
    2. PCCB brake
    3. black interior with yellow stitching
    4. yellow seatbelts
    5. black dials
    6. black painted wheels





    Nice color combo. I am thinking the same for my GT3 - did not think of the stitching thought. GT3 will have read harnesses so that might not look so good then, and I am not sure if red stitching would look as good.
    choices, choices...

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    After staring at my CGT and GT2 for a while yesterday I decided to go with the GT Silver instead. The GT3 however will definitely be black. We'll see how it turns out.

    Thanks again everbody for all of your input. I'm sure we're going to see some beautiful TTs on this board as usual.

    Amir

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    RC said:
    Quote:
    AmirGT2 said:
    Which color would you think the 997TT will look best in?

    Amir



    I'm trying to go for this combo:

    1. black exterior
    2. PCCB brake
    3. black interior with yellow stitching
    4. yellow seatbelts
    5. black dials
    6. black painted wheels







    I'm spec'g blk/blk w/blk painted wheels, PCCB, red seat belts, red stitching, alum dials, and every poss leather option (to convert the plastic std P interior into a F-like leather-lined cockpit)...identical spec to my current 996TTS Coupe.....IMO most amazing look is car w/this spec in motion, esp the appce of the big yell PCCB calipers behind swirling blk wheels w/colored P crest blur...and w/colored belts adding another interesting, but minimalist color touch easily visible from outside....

    IMO, a simply intimidating color combo like blk/blk w/minimal touches of color is easy choice ...to me, any car in silver/grey tones is too "friendly"-appearing and nondescript.....and even when dirty, a blk 997TT will have an "old-money", performance-focused, not styling-focused/"trying too hard" look to it....

    And doesn't everyone who can afford a discretionary $150K sportscar have a convenient, competent handwash place/detailing guy who'll keep your blk car looking clean and swirl-free btwn messy drives/rainy days??? What's the oppty cost of washing a car yourself? I'd rather spend that time working my day job so I can buy more toys for playtime....

     
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