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      10-06-2012 03:39 PM #1
      Forget the price difference, forget the performance difference.

      Which style do you prefer the one on the left (981) or the one on the right (991)?

      Porsche has two different design languages going for each of them.

      Which of these do you prefer?









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      10-06-2012 03:43 PM #2
      With those shots, the 981. But closeup shots like that aren't really doing the 991 justice.
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      10-06-2012 03:45 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by sforsancho View Post
      Close-up shots like that aren't really doing the 991 justice.
      The 991 is best appreciated from afar?


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      10-06-2012 03:48 PM #4
      The one that is not your car.
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      10-06-2012 04:00 PM #5
      981 over all, but I like the design of the 991 tail lights more.

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      10-06-2012 04:04 PM #6
      I voted 991 because it honestly looks more like a Porsche to me - after having owned 2 987s and loving the cars and their style.

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      10-06-2012 04:12 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      The 991 is best appreciated from afar?
      I guess the 911 is just a form I appreciate more in a single, cohesive shot. I think the new one's best angle is the rear 3/4, as demonstrated by these (slightly modified) examples:





      Whereas the 981 can look a little ungainly from some angles. I think it has something to do with the bustle that holds the convertible top being slightly too high to really replicate the low, slinky look of the 550 Spyder. I'm sure the Cayman will fix all of my concerns though


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      10-06-2012 04:14 PM #8
      I still think that this style looks better than either of those.


    9. 10-06-2012 06:24 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      I still think that this style looks better than either of those.

      I always found that design to be inferior to the 993.


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      10-06-2012 06:33 PM #10
      981 for me.

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      10-06-2012 06:38 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben010783 View Post
      I always found that design to be inferior to the 993.
      Agreed. But since we're going there, II'll take a 930...with the guts of a 993.

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      10-06-2012 07:01 PM #12
      Between the two? 991 easily... sforsancho summed up my opinion perfectly.

      Quote Originally Posted by sforsancho View Post
      I guess the 911 is just a form I appreciate more in a single, cohesive shot. I think the new one's best angle is the rear 3/4, as demonstrated by these (slightly modified)

      Whereas the 981 can look a little ungainly from some angles. I think it has something to do with the bustle that holds the convertible top being slightly too high to really replicate the low, slinky look of the 550 Spyder. I'm sure the Cayman will fix all of my concerns though

      Quote Originally Posted by Ben010783 View Post
      I always found that design to be inferior to the 993.

      The only thing I don't like about the 993 is the size of the front lights... The seemed disproportionately small in comparison to the rest of the car and it bugs me.

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      10-06-2012 07:03 PM #13
      Having just been to the local Porsche dealer today, BOTH the 981 and 991 are beautiful cars, I too can't wait to see the Cayman.
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      10-06-2012 07:15 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by mtbscoTT View Post
      I too can't wait to see the Cayman.
      Some lightly disguised spy shots from a few months ago. It gets officially unveiled end of November at the LA Autoshow.







      I've seen the undisguised shot and it's perfect. Love it. Got my name 4th on the waiting list in Canada will have it in April.

    15. 10-06-2012 07:27 PM #15
      a couple of weeks ago i was at my house in germany testing the new audi rs4 wagon. the dealer is also a friend and a porsche dealer. he had a relatively new ruf cayman on hand he bought off a customer who had broke both wrists a while and never really healed properly so he sold the car. it looked mean and was fun to drive but i like my 911's better.

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      10-06-2012 07:32 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Some lightly disguised spy shots
      I hope those are deeply disguised spy shots because that car doesn't seem to have the deep door and rear quarter vents like the Boxster, and to me that's the single best detail for the new version.

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      10-06-2012 07:34 PM #17
      981

    18. 10-06-2012 07:43 PM #18
      991 will look good 20-30 yrs from now. 981 will not.
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      10-06-2012 07:59 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Rod Ratio View Post
      991 will look good 20-30 yrs from now. 981 will not.
      This is my big fear with the 981 design, that it won't age as well as the 987 and 986. Some of the design cues that people like the most now are probably going to date it very quickly.

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      10-06-2012 08:00 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by chikubi View Post
      I hope those are deeply disguised spy shots because that car doesn't seem to have the deep door and rear quarter vents like the Boxster, and to me that's the single best detail for the new version.
      Those vents are still there, don't worry.

    21. 10-06-2012 08:35 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      This is my big fear with the 981 design, that it won't age as well as the 987 and 986. Some of the design cues that people like the most now are probably going to date it very quickly.
      Yessir

      Not saying the 981 looks bad, but its distinguishing features are obviously based on current trends; not the timeless DNA we would expect from Stuttgart.
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      10-06-2012 08:39 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by sforsancho View Post
      I guess the 911 is just a form I appreciate more in a single, cohesive shot.
      Agreed. Both new vehicles look fantastic. Personally I'm waiting for the Turbo/GT variants, I think the standard 991 looks a bit plain. The 981 has nice proportions for a roadster.

      Ideally I would have the 981's front end on a 991 chassis.
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      10-06-2012 08:51 PM #23
      Neither's grown on me yet - I still like their predecessors more. I'd happily spend the money for either of them on a 997TT.
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      10-06-2012 10:39 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by sforsancho View Post
      Holy ****! And I hate black cars.

      The 911 always looked better than a Boxster and always will. The car is just a justification till you can afford the real thing.

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      10-06-2012 10:47 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by 1Point8TDan View Post
      The Boxster is just a justification till you can afford the real thing.


      Go on any of the Porsche forums and talk to the guys who have had 911s and sold them and bought Boxsters/Caymans instead and like them more. Or guys that have had Boxsters/Caymans and bought 911s and sold them after a year because they weren't as much fun and gone back to Boxster/Caymans.

      Fact is they're all great.

      And hey, if you like the design of the 911 the most that's totally cool, but it's just ignorant to think that anything else isn't a real Porsche.


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      10-06-2012 11:03 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by John Y View Post
      I voted 991 because it honestly looks more like a Porsche to me
      This!

      I really like the 981 styling but it deviates too much from the traditional porsche lines IMO
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      10-06-2012 11:12 PM #27
      when you put them side by side with cropped photos like that, the 991 obviously looks better.

      the 981 is fuggin HAWT though.

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      10-06-2012 11:15 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by firstorbit84 View Post
      I really like the 981 styling but it deviates too much from the traditional porsche lines IMO
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      10-06-2012 11:44 PM #29
      Well, one day I will be getting one of these, probably in the exact same color combo and wheels if that answers your question.


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      10-07-2012 01:29 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post


      Go on any of the Porsche forums and talk to the guys who have had 911s and sold them and bought Boxsters/Caymans instead and like them more. Or guys that have had Boxsters/Caymans and bought 911s and sold them after a year because they weren't as much fun and gone back to Boxster/Caymans.

      Fact is they're all great.

      And hey, if you like the design of the 911 the most that's totally cool, but it's just ignorant to think that anything else isn't a real Porsche.

      The way I meant it is that people don't dream about owning just a Boxster. The 911T/ GTx is the ultimate Porsche so to speak. So until you can afford those, the Boxster/Cayman is the next best thing.

      I have read many articles stating the Cayman handles better than the 911, and I know a guy who turbo-ed his Cayman, and does not want a 911.

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      10-07-2012 01:36 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben010783 View Post
      I always found that design to be inferior to the 993.

      That's just the 90's facelift of an older car and you can kinda tell. The 996 looks more coherent to me because it was all designed at once.

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      10-07-2012 02:57 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      The 993 is just the 90's facelift of an older car. The 996 looks more coherent to me because it was all designed at once.
      Sacrilege! 996 better designed than 993?!?!

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      10-07-2012 03:27 AM #33
      I really like the Boxster's integrated taillight-spoiler. Oddly, one of my favorite elements of the design. Kinda bummed the Cayman spy shot doesn't show it, or that the 911 doesn't use it.

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      10-07-2012 08:56 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by PsyberVW View Post
      I really like the Boxster's integrated taillight-spoiler. Oddly, one of my favorite elements of the design. Kinda bummed the Cayman spy shot doesn't show it, or that the 911 doesn't use it.
      Oh it'll be there alright.




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