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Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
5/10/11 9:23 a.m.

Edmund's Inside Line Straightline caught some horrific spy photos of a new Porsche that they thought was the new 911. Except the testers were jerks and wouldn't let them take pics of the car. And it sounded like a V8. And the rear overhang is super short. And the nose is huge. A commenter started speculating that this could be the Panamera-based 928 successor. I think that sounds a lot more logical than acting like a fool to cover up yet another identical looking 911.

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
5/10/11 9:24 a.m.

Pics:

Klayfish
Klayfish Reader
5/10/11 9:47 a.m.

It would make sense. Essentially, if you just clip two doors off the Panamera, you have a perfect starting point for a GT type car.

Maybe with Porsche already building SUVs and sedans, the public is already used to "non-traditional" Porsches and will more readily accept a 928 this time around.

Maroon92
Maroon92 SuperDork
5/10/11 9:52 a.m.

German magazines are saying that the next 911 will have special edition (they are dubbing it the 961) with a V8.

The rear exhaust looks a bit too cramped to be front engine.

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
5/10/11 12:45 p.m.
Maroon92 wrote: German magazines are saying that the next 911 will have special edition (they are dubbing it the 961) with a V8. The rear exhaust looks a bit too cramped to be front engine.

Could be the 961, but the rear exhausts aren't "cramped". It's the new manufacturing BS to put the muffler at the very end of the pipe, no matter what (see 05+ Mustang), which is stupid.

I don't know what this car is. That 961 is a possibility, or else just a 911 (then why are they acting idiotic?), or it's the 928. Porsche has already said the 911 is no longer their best seller and so it doesn't need to be the halo car either (finally!).

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
5/10/11 1:03 p.m.

If those douchtards didn't want photos taken of this car why in the h-e-double-hockey-sticks did they park it in a McDonalds parking lot?

Derick Freese
Derick Freese Dork
5/10/11 1:07 p.m.

Those guys sure are acting the part of a couple of frat boys at a Burger King. I wonder if their dad owns a dealership.

rotard
rotard New Reader
5/10/11 2:04 p.m.
Javelin wrote:
Maroon92 wrote: German magazines are saying that the next 911 will have special edition (they are dubbing it the 961) with a V8. The rear exhaust looks a bit too cramped to be front engine.

Could be the 961, but the rear exhausts aren't "cramped". It's the new manufacturing BS to put the muffler at the very end of the pipe, no matter what (see 05+ Mustang), which is stupid.

I don't know what this car is. That 961 is a possibility, or else just a 911 (then why are they acting idiotic?), or it's the 928. Porsche has already said the 911 is no longer their best seller and so it doesn't need to be the halo car either (finally!).

So, you think that some 911 variant won't be their halo car? I bet you a child's toothbrushing timer that it will be. It even has the dentist's address on it.

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
5/10/11 2:09 p.m.

In reply to rotard:

That's what Porsche is saying, and I will absolutely take your bet as the 918 is the new Halo car, and there ain't any 911 in that mid-engine hybrid beastie.

tuna55
tuna55 SuperDork
5/10/11 2:12 p.m.
rotard wrote: I bet you a child's toothbrushing timer that it will be. It even has the dentist's address on it.

That had staying power! I love it!

rotard
rotard New Reader
5/10/11 2:24 p.m.

If it's not a 911, how can you even consider it a real Porsche? They stopped making real ones in 1998.

EricM
EricM Dork
5/10/11 2:43 p.m.

shrugs looks like a third gen Supra with a nose kit on it.

dean1484
dean1484 SuperDork
5/10/11 4:45 p.m.

9... .. . . . . . Ok I give up on the numerical soup that has crept in to the Porsche line up.

Maroon92
Maroon92 SuperDork
5/10/11 5:11 p.m.
dean1484 wrote: 9... .. . . . . . Ok I give up on the numerical soup that has crept in to the Porsche line up.

crept in? Porsche has always been numerical.

As far as I know, the Boxster was the first non-numerical Porsche.

911, 930, 914, 924, 928, 964, 993, 944, 931, 951, 996, 997, and technically Boxster/Cayman have an internal code of 986 and 987.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
5/10/11 6:20 p.m.

yes.. that may be true that the Boxster is the 986.. but they kinda lost the plot when they kept the 911 as the 911.... even though it is what.. the 997 now?

dean1484
dean1484 SuperDork
5/10/11 6:41 p.m.

Your list proves my point. I just can not keep up anymore.

pres589
pres589 Dork
5/10/11 6:56 p.m.

901 begat 911. The problem is enthusiasts using internal chassis coding. Kind of like e30 = an eighties BMW 3-series, or P71 = cop Crown Vic. Everyone else just calls it a Crown Vic. Or if I ran around calling my Interceptor an RC46, even though Honda applied that to two slightly different motorcycles.

Maroon92
Maroon92 SuperDork
5/10/11 7:45 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: yes.. that may be true that the Boxster is the 986.. but they kinda lost the plot when they kept the 911 as the 911.... even though it is what.. the 997 now?

The 911 has not had a 911 badge since the early eighties. There was "Carrera", then the base 964 and 993 only had "C2" badges.

The current "911" is the 997. Porsche only uses 911 because people still call it that.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
5/10/11 7:56 p.m.

they could have nipped that in the bud a LONG time ago.. but chose not to.

TR8owner
TR8owner Reader
5/10/11 8:06 p.m.

In reply to Javelin: "the new 911."

Call it whatever you want but it's not a true 911. Real 911's have air cooled engines. :-)

Seriously, I've had absolutely zero personal interest in the water cooled "911's". But I'm sure its still a great car.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
5/10/11 8:13 p.m.

I agree with you TR8.. a real 911 is aircooled.

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
5/10/11 8:15 p.m.
TR8owner wrote: In reply to Javelin: "the new 911." Call it whatever you want but it's not a true 911. Real 911's have air cooled engines. :-) Seriously, I've had absolutely zero personal interest in the water cooled "911's". But I'm sure its still a great car.

I don't give a hoot what it's called, that's what the photo shooter said. They're all ugly to me.

Cr8tr
Cr8tr New Reader
5/11/11 3:33 a.m.

Not even. Just a supra conversion Porsche. Look at the canter rail, roof line, and the c pillar. Its a supra. Plus it would of have a black & white camaflage decals all over. There's no Porsche design studio in the US and the testing facilities are located at stuggart. Fake!

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
5/11/11 8:33 a.m.
Cr8tr wrote: Not even. Just a supra conversion Porsche. Look at the canter rail, roof line, and the c pillar. Its a supra. Plus it would of have a black & white camaflage decals all over. There's no Porsche design studio in the US and the testing facilities are located at stuggart. Fake!

Ah, dude, that is not a Supra. The rear 1/4 windows and back glass look absolutely nothing alike.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
5/11/11 9:02 a.m.

I have looked and looked, but I can't really tell.

Is it McDonalds? It is Del Taco? Burger King?

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