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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Future Rendering 2012 Porsche 998 / 991 Cabriolet Reply with quote

As you can see the lights will be much like the ones used on the 918. The wing is much like the one on the Panamera. It is still not really clear if this car will get a folding hardtop. The patents, the bigger boot and taller wheelbase could be reasons to say that it will. It will have to be a very innovative roof though.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:21 am    Post subject: Re: Future Rendering 2012 Porsche 998 / 991 Cabriolet Reply with quote

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It is still not really clear if this car will get a folding hardtop. The patents, the bigger boot and taller wheelbase could be reasons to say that it will. It will have to be a very innovative roof though. Question


You can say that again....can you imagine all that folded weight behind the back seats along with the engine? I'm guessing it's not going to perform as well around corners with the hood down as it would when the hood is up. But then again you don't buy a cab for enthusiastic motoring do you?

Aside from that, it is a beautiful looking design.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Cab a few years back, but it had to go, as i found the coupe had much sweeter lines.

Now that I see that rendering....ME WANTS ONE thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about going down the Mazda MX5 route, with it's folding (hard) plastic roof?

Doesn't sound that nice? How about a carbon reinforced plastic (CRP) folding roof?

Now that would get the CF fan boys going, and weigh next to nothing.

 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

found a few renderings here as well, like them?

http://www.teamspeed.com/forums/997-996/46730-rendered-porsche-911-991-carrera-s.html

 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a new one from that same creator, this looks nice!!



Source http://www.teamspeed.com/forums/997-996/53674-rendered-porsche-991-mountains.html#post834927
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And this appears to be with Techart type pieces?? what

 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yikes!

Don't like those lights!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

these renderings look nice:
 



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And possible composite roof design (if these are the eventual design patents)
 



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which might explain why the fabric on this roof appears so taught.

It is either fabric-on-composite cosmetic (ie eventual production design to differentiate cab from coupe) or may even be a camouflage (ie temporary cladding).
 



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brake disc's look small with those 20" wheel's nooo
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll have to spec the 16s then.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edit, due to a ***** (jealousy is a cruel master) Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the new car will there be narrow and wide body versions.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the look of the rear light clusters but hope they don't adopt the same shape as the Cayman and Boxster headlights as this shape pleases me not.

I can't work out if a plusher cabin is a good or a bad thing either? On the one hand, the 911 balances luxury with performance (as opposed to say a plastic coffin like the Lambo's interior). There is something 'just right' about the current interior - not too much and not too little. If they go all bells and whistles it might dilute that 911 austerity that is very appealing. For me the current car says 'drive me' but will keep you comfortable too with some useful gadgetry in the mix. I hope they don't overkill on this.

It's going to be exciting to see what they do anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More news on the folding hard top:









Huge new carapace to allow access to folding hard top storage:

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An article at GTSpirit.com suggests a folding metal roof covered in canvas? Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, it's a folding hard top structure with canvas covering (see part #2 in the schematics)

Looks as Porsche intend (retro cab) and has no seam leakage issues as the skin is continuous.
 
  
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