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Hot out of the oven, the 997 facelift was officially unveiled early last month, and now, spy photographers have caught the next generation platform, speculated as type 998. At first glance, the prototype seen in these photos, wears the body of the current 997 generation, but closer inspection shows a roll cage, fender extensions, which indicate a wider wheel base, and imprecisely fitting exhaust pipes. The next generation 911 is expected to hit in 2011.

http://www.worldcarfans.com/9080717.006/porsche-998-test-mule-first-spy-photos



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snigger...

go on, who's gunna say it first?

you go ahead.

I love my car. Buy your own



Offline mhh

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I'll say it. 

It is a mule, which (as usual ) means it uses the current car's body to disguise any planned changes.



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I'll say it. 

It is a mule, which (as usual ) means it uses the current car's body to disguise any planned changes.

took the words right out of my mouth.

I love my car. Buy your own



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I'll say it. 

It is a mule, which (as usual ) means it uses the current car's body to disguise any planned changes.

yeah, of course.

a cunning ploy they've used... err... 23 times? already.. with INCREDIBLE results!



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http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=56123&vf=26

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Next 911 will be more fuel efficent, but still a genuine Porsche
Bruce Newton, drive.com.au, August 13, 2008

Porsche's chief engineer says the company will continue to cut fuel consumption for the 911, but not at the expense of the car's character.

The greening of Porsche will continue, with the next generation 911 (the 998 model) delivering another significant improvement in fuel consumption when it arrives in 2011.

However, it will not come at the cost of the fundamental concept of the unique rear-engined sportscar, including its normally-aspirated flat six engines.

Instead weight levels, aerodynamics and fuel-saving technologies like stop-start are expected to play key roles.

“We think even with conventional matters we can do another big step in fuel consumption,” said Dr Erhard Mossle, chief engineer of the Carrera 4 range at the recent launch of the updated ‘997.5’ 911 all-wheel drive models.

The introduction of direct injection engines and the optional PDK double-clutch transmission has already provided huge increases in fuel efficiency for the 911.

The base model 3.6-litre 911 Carrera now claims a 9.8L/100km fuel consumption rate and a 15 per cent CO2 emissions drop, while accelerating to 100km/h in just 4.3 secs. The 55kg heavier Carrera 4 is only slightly thirstier and slower.

Dr Mossle said orthodox fuel consumption methods could yield further fuel consumption drops of around 1 litre/100km.

Speculation that a lower capacity engine might be introduced, or turbocharging and supercharging become more widespread across the range, were rejected.

“We are working on the new car, the next car is in the pipeline,” he confirmed. “But the engine will remain similar to today. Of course we will do some additional features to improve the consumption further.”

Several manufacturers are now touting forced induction as the best way to achieve a balance of performance and economy going forward.

“I think it is a back-up scenario for us to discuss, but it is not a mainstream,” Dr Mossle said. “Smaller capacity engines and turbocharging are something else. This engine will be more expensive and have more problems in packaging and change our position because then you have more turbos in the 911 range.

“We have some possibilities like the weight of the car is important for us in the future. We are thinking that sheer power is not the right way.”

Dr Mossle said Porsche would not adopt an aluminium strategy like Audi to achieve weight loss, and gave the R8 coupe a whacks on the way past.

“With Porsche it is always trying to make a clever mix of all materials, not only aluminium. Look at the Audi R8, it weights as much as a 911 Turbo despite 60 horsepower less and only being a two-seater and a smaller engine and so on.”

Dr Mossle said the next 911 was an “evolution not revolution”. Important focuses included moving weight balance off the rear axle in search of an even higher dynamic standard (possibly via an extended wheelbase) and further suspension development to deliver a more comfortable ride.

“Most customers are looking for a certain level of comfort now,” he said. “You can only now drive very fast in Germany, everywhere else there is the low speed limit, traffic jams and so on. It’s very important to have a very good all-day drive behaviour.”



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That almost belongs in the Poofter Car thread!!!

Remember I said "almost".  :scared:



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That almost belongs in the Poofter Car thread!!!

Remember I said "almost".  :scared:

You idiot! :gnasher:
Always Gunna



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That almost belongs in the Poofter Car thread!!!

Remember I said "almost".  :scared:

You may leave...  :thumbsdown:

9.8L/100km for the 997 update is bloody impressive though.



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