Timeless Silhouette by Stanley Ku

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Everyone always speculates how the next generation of cars would look like. But has anyone specifically thought about the future of Porsches? For decades, the flagship of the Porsche fleet, the 911 Carrera has retained the same silhouette as it did when it was first produced in the early ’60s. The shape of the Carrera is instantly recognizable. Each new subsequent generation of Carrera is developed with minor tweaks and adjustments to the original silhouette. The angle of the oval headlights has gotten steeper over the years and the overall couture has gotten smoother. With all the minor changes over the years aside, the overall picture still remains pretty much the same. At the same time, there is no need to mess with perfection. Porsche has refined the Carrera to the elegant and sleek machine that it is today. I am glad that Porsche went back to the traditional oval headlight design for the current 997 as opposed to the oddball Boxster headlight of the 996.

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Will Porsche continue to build off the original 911 design? Will there ever be a totally revamped update of the 911? How will the 998 Carrera look like? What will Porsche name it’s Carrera chassis after 998? The 999? What will happen after the 998/999? A part of me wants to continue to see the evolution of the 911.  At the same time, I want to see Porsche develop a completely new model, not to replace the 911 but to supplement it’s fleet. There are so much uncertainty, all of which will remain a mystery until the future gets here.

What do you guys think?

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