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.
I voted 991 because I'm a self-professed 911 fanboy (the newer the better!). But furthermore, as nice as the 981 is, the design (mostly due to the square-ish headlights) is somewhat anonymous.
Don't think I'm saying that it's boring or unattractive - it's not - but, like some previous Porsches (the 944, for example) it really could have any badge on it and not look out of place. In fact, it looks a bit like an MR2 Spyder that's been modernized and had all the awkward removed.
I hate to agree about the overall silhouette of the 981 headlights, but I do think the odd trapezoid shape is kind of generic. I wouldn't say it needs the classic ovals, but it is lacking something, in regards to the overall contour of the car... But it's really only noticeable from the direct front view. At any other angle, they look ok.
I think it's the disruption of the fender line over the wheel, and the small recess where the washer sits. The lights look tacked on, rather than integrated. I like the way cars looked in the 60's with the vertical lenses covered by a long piece of polycarbonate to preserve the line of the car. That look would work better here, especially with the two vertically aligned lenses..
Last edited by PsyberVW; 10-07-2012 at 10:33 PM.
Jonathan, why are you asking random people on the internet about this???? You know that me buying your car for a better price for you than the dealer is pretty much a lock unless you bin the Cayman or otherwise harm it in the next six months, so it follows that I may very well buy your next Porsche off you in a few years. So the only person you need to consult on model, colour, transmission, options, etc. is ME!!!!