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Smile New Porsche Model has 4 doors

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The introduction of a four door Porsche car is a necessary evil to remain a competitve auto manufacturer. I anticipated this happening, however I can't say I think it is a good thing. If it means Porsche staying around longer I will glady accept it though. I predict one day they may even merge with another partner company. Well see though.
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Pretty sweet looking actually, gimme the bucks and i'll take two.
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The introduction of a four door Porsche car is a necessary evil to remain a competitve auto manufacturer. I anticipated this happening, however I can't say I think it is a good thing. If it means Porsche staying around longer I will glady accept it though. I predict one day they may even merge with another partner company. Well see though.
Interesting thing is that people said this same sort of thing about the 914. And the 924. And the 928. And the 944. And the liquid-cooled 911's...

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bah, it'll never be a real Porsche

I like it... i'd drive it. I really think they need to get someone to work on their new names though. Cayenne, Cayman, Panamera?
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I really think they need to get someone to work on their new names though. Cayenne, Cayman, Panamera?
They kinda boxstered themselves in a corner with the 9xx naming convention...
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Anything with a 500 hp V8 and a Porsche logo is cool. I guess once the 911 evolved into a water cooled vehical anything was possible. Alot of people have been saying that Porsche could not survive just redesigning the same old 911. The Boxter is nice but the 2 seater market is limited.
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Kinda interesting, kinda not as I'll never be able to afford such a vehicle.

Panamera. Hmmm. Maybe for the ad campaign they can get Van Halen to do a music video.

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I wonder if the real thing will have suicide doors aswell? I think its a lot cooler than that Maserati they say it will compete against. I would drive one, but then again I would drive almost anything with a P-logo
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I wonder if the real thing will have suicide doors aswell?
So I went searching and stumbled across this http://www.dubspeedracing.com/modules.php?name=News&file=showarticle&threadid=4150
I hope they go with the suicide doors.
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Personally, I like it.

I assume it would compete against the Merc Sclass and the BMW 7 Series? Of them, I find the Panamera Concept to be most attractive
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it seems closer in concept and size to the Benz CLS...I hope they go for half-doors a la Mazda RX-8 though
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I'd rahter see a 914 replacement - just something that had more poewr and handled incredibly well from the factory - like a lotus elise competitor!
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I'd rahter see a 914 replacement - just something that had more poewr and handled incredibly well from the factory - like a lotus elise competitor!
Uh, Boxster?
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bah, it'll never be a real Porsche

I like it... i'd drive it. I really think they need to get someone to work on their new names though. Cayenne, Cayman, Panamera?
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I like the Cayenne name, but it ends there with the new name liking
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As a name, "Boxster" makes sense: A Boxer engine in a Roadster.

Cayenne? A hot pepper? What?
Cayman? A small crocodile? Huh?

I don't even know what Panamera means. Some reference to the Carrera Panamerica road races of days of yore (I hope)?
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I remember reading somewhere that Porsche's got there number from the number it was designed, so like 914 was there 914th car designed. So they pretty much screwed themselfs out of many more model numbers when they came out with the 993
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Nope it all started with the 356, being the 356th project started by the company. Later on Porsche was going to call the 911 the 901 but Puegot(sp?) had a copyright/trademark on any car with three numbers with a zero in the middle so the 911 was born. I believe Porsche just started arbitrarly handing out names. Some have come up with naming logic to some of the names, but it's not always consistent. 914 = 9 series, 1st gen., 4 cyl.; 924 = 9 series, 2nd gen., 4 cyl.; 928 = 9 series, 2nd gen., 8 cyl.; 931 = 9 series, 3rd gen., turbo; 944 = 9 series, 4th gen., 4 cyl.; 951 = 9 series, 5th gen., turbo; 968 = 9 series, 6th gen., 8 cyl??? See it doesn't hold up.
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