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Slantnose versus standard 911/930 when driving

Anyone owning a Slantnose also own a standard 930/911 and compare the difference in driving/turn-in?

I ask the question, because the headlights/fenders raised above the hood in a standard 930/911 provide a reference point to the road, like a gun-sight providing feedback.

With none there in a slant, do you even 'sense' the hood of the car in the corners to get a feel of where the car is going? Just curious.

I had a 300CE Coupe, and it always spooked me out a bit that when driving, looking out the window, I never really saw the hood of the car(and I am 6' 1")
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Anyone owning a Slantnose also own a standard 930/911 and compare the difference in driving/turn-in?

I ask the question, because the headlights/fenders raised above the hood in a standard 930/911 provide a reference point to the road, like a gun-sight providing feedback.

With none there in a slant, do you even 'sense' the hood of the car in the corners to get a feel of where the car is going? Just curious.

I had a 300CE Coupe, and it always spooked me out a bit that when driving, looking out the window, I never really saw the hood of the car(and I am 6' 1")
Never noticed the sensation you are experiencing when driving a SN. Only feedback I get is from passengers uneasy feeling in the SN similar to being in the front seat of a roller coaster.
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I never realized any optical difference... when you commit to a turn/apex - at speed - you're there w/o much thinking/planning; it is like the heel and toe thing, you get used to it and just do it.
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I have both, no difference except the slant has about 150 more HP
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Like Tony said, the only difference is the view out the windshield of the slant is frightening the first time you experience it. The car drops off immediately at the windshield leaving you with the feeling you are exposed, like on a scooter or in a Smart Car.
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I've owned the traditional 911 and the slantnose at the same time and found the 911 easier to drive in the city. It gave a better perspective of the car's forward "depth". Parking was a breeze; never had to worry about hitting the curbing, garage wall or anything lurking in front of the car. The slant, on the other hand, is a definite learning experience. Curbing and parking stops are more hit or miss and practice makes perfect approach. On the open road, the slant really shines. I get more of a sensation of the road rushing to my feet instead of rushing to the headlights in the 911. I compare the forward horizon of the slant to the perspective of looking out the front of an enduro kart in my (much) younger days of my youth. I sit rather tall in the saddle which may contribute to my observations, however. I have to tell you man, there is nothing like it, and I thoroughly love it!
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The biggest difference i have noticed is the women prefer the slants. Not all women just the really hot ones. Actually though i like the fact that there is nothing obstructing your vision except the windshield wipers.
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One could always "rotate the headlights up!"

I'd second what is said about the sensation. My feet sometimes feel exposed - - like they may hit something...
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I have a regular 930 and a slant (as well as a wide body 911 and a narrow body 911 race car). There is no real difference in driving the slant to the other cars with the stationary headlights. Both are as easy to park. It's like going from a truck to a car - they are different but neither is problematic.
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I've never really worried about it.
When I'm driving my slant at speed, all my senses are alive and I get plenty of input to keep the car traveling in the proper direction...kind of like flying an airplane.
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The biggest difference i have noticed is the women prefer the slants. Not all women just the really hot ones. Actually though i like the fact that there is nothing obstructing your vision except the windshield wipers.
My 'litmus' test when picking up a date(first date) is I pick her up in my clapped-out
Toyota Corolla, and tell her my Porsche is in the shop. Not only does this weed out the gold-diggers, but you find out very quickly how much she is into either you...or your ride.

The expression on her face when the truth is revealed on a second date is priceless, because the world of full of conmen as well as superficial woman.
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What a lovely outlook on life you have TT
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My 'litmus' test when picking up a date(first date) is I pick her up in my clapped-out
Toyota Corolla, and tell her my Porsche is in the shop. Not only does this weed out the gold-diggers, but you find out very quickly how much she is into either you...or your ride.

The expression on her face when the truth is revealed on a second date is priceless, because the world of full of conmen as well as superficial woman.
I call BS on there evvvvver being a "2nd date" after getting picked up in a '96 Corolla...

Geesh, any self respecting sportscar owner (or even a basic motoring enthusiasst) should have a doilee driver displaying at least a modicum of a shred of friggin DIGNITY.

I'm alllllllll for depravity @ the expense of funding MY Precious (you should see the bier I drink)... but... my god man... it's even in yer sig?

Tell me - how exactly do you keep from veering into oncoming traffic, preferably a cement mixer or a snow plow... or a bus full of Jezusfreakz?

I'd kick my own ass for that.


ps. you date conmen??? whatever werks for ya...
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Back on topic, I find very little issue driving either. The gunsight headlights/fenders on a regular one are nice though.
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I call BS on there evvvvver being a "2nd date" after getting picked up in a '96 Corolla...
Paulito, yer giving ole' TT too much credit - I call BS on there ever being a 1st date (regardless of car choice)!
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I had a buddy years ago who was in med school and perscribed to the same MO. He had a ratty Chevy Citation that he pulled out of a below ground garage years after the owner died. Used that as his "first date" car. Different strokes for sure. Women saw right through it though as they have a way of knowing about you from other clues than your ride.

On topic - slants rule!
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Geesh, any self respecting sportscar owner (or even a basic motoring enthusiasst) should have a doilee driver displaying at least a modicum of a shred of friggin DIGNITY.

I'm alllllllll for depravity @ the expense of funding MY Precious (you should see the bier I drink)... but... my god man... it's even in yer sig?
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