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Smile make an rx7 look very similar to a 944

was on ebay and found this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2461087628&category=36475

dont those flares look like 944 flares?
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they do look similar. but not the same
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Hell yeah they do !!!!

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Porsche sued Mazda, citing that the design of the first-generation RX7 was a blatant rip-off of the 944 design
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they did?! thats great!
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Hopefully they did the same with the MR2 and honda... Albeit i'm not a boxster fan, that just was poor business ethics. And it doesn't even handle as well, nor have as much horsepower. it just 'looks' like a sports car. They did the same with one of their new models, looks like a BMW M3.

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What did Honda steal from Porsche? I'm not to enthused about the styling similarity between the Toyota and Boxster, but the MR is a fun car in its own right, with very good handling. The only thing it needs is power, but for $25K you can't get everything. The newer models also have an optional sequential gearbox which is pretty cool.
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the MR2 Spyder is a ripoff of the Boxster, minus the sleek styling.

I don't know why you don't like the Boxster, Brando... it's a pretty great car
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I suppose everybody could be sued by the descendents of the original inventors of the first automobiles. After all, every car has four wheels, seats and other design features "stolen" from the initial designs.. Geesh...Porsche sues just about everybody..Don't use our name, don't make a car that looks like ours (even if the basic design flows from wind tunnel design tests)....As for the 944...Is it a conicidence that it looks very much like a 240Z from the side? I wonder why Datsun wasn't suing Porsche.... There are only so many ways to make an aerodynamic shape.

Nuts...It's late and I am in a somewhat contrary mood....
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Porsche sued Mazda, citing that the design of the first-generation RX7 was a blatant rip-off of the 944 design
that wouldn't work, as the first gen RX7 appeared before the 944

was it perhaps the 924?
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The 86 and up Rx7s are the ones he is referring to.

The 240Z front end looks like a ripoff of the old Jaguars.

Japanese car companies are notorious for basing their design on other cars. Or they used to be anyway.
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look at the mazda 2nd gen rx7 race car. it looks quite a bit like the 924 gtp in '81.
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The 86 and up Rx7s are the ones he is referring to.
yep. and those are the 2nd gen RX7s
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Well, I have read where even the first Gen RX-7 "Borrowed" quite a bit from the 924...Yes, the 2nd Gen RX-7's look alot like 944's...I am a fan of both cars!
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You could always get the "944 body kit" for the rx-7.



That's what it's seriously marketed as...
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Wow, that looks awful
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that actually looks more like a slant-nose 911... or, rather, a Mazda Rx7 with a slant-nose 911 body kit
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Did you know the american car companies ripped off porsche's patented Tortion bar design for suspension? They waited until the mid-late 60's until his patent expired before incorporating tortion bar/coilover design for some of their model cars...
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