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Old 12th November 2011, 19:46   #1
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Thumbs up Retro 911 from the people who recreated the E-Type Jag

Vizualtech, the company that gave the world back one of its most beautiful cars, the Jag E-Type (Link (Vizualtech Growler E (Tribute to E-Type) headed for Production!)) is now back with a kit that includes front bumper with old-school indicator lights and 19-inch FUCHS wheels to give the plain boring 911s (997) a dash of retro looks.

Yet another blast from the past?

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Custom Concepts has announced plans to offer a retro styling package for the Porsche 911 (997).
Developed in conjunction with Vizualtech's Bo Zolland - of Growler E fame - the kit is slated to include a new front bumper with old-school indicator lights. There are also plans for a duck-tail spoiler and 19-inch FUCHS wheels.
The package is still under development, but everything looks pretty promising.
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Old 12th November 2011, 21:54   #2
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Default Re: Retro 911 from the people who recreated the E-Type Jag

Love the wheels and the rear spoiler. Direct lift from the 2.7, I guess. Not a big fan of the front bumper, though. If I wanted a retro 911, I'd have the Sport Classic or the Singer 911 like this
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Old 14th November 2011, 15:41   #3
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I think the best 911 of all times was the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 as below
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Nothing beats this simplicity
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Old 14th November 2011, 15:56   #4
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Speaking of this, someone is moving around with a black retro look 911 in Mumbai nowadays. God knows whose it is. IIRC , there is also a white one in Bombay which again, sports the retro look.
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Default Re: Retro 911 from the people who recreated the E-Type Jag

It's just another 997 with some kit. Nothing like the E-Type Eagle Speedster.

A modern-retro 911 would be the factory-spec 911 SportClassic. The Fuch wheels and duck-tail spoiler gives it the retro-charm. On the other hand, the Singer designed 911 is a proper classic 911 with modern touches. Now that would be the Jaguar E-Type equivalent.

Here is a thread on the Singer-designed 911: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...ger-911-a.html (Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!)

EDIT: just realized that we weren't talking about the same E-Type.

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Its a nice enough concept,but after drooling over the Singer 911,this somehow falls flat.

It somehow feels a bit forced,as most of the design elements of the 997 are pure evolutionary,leaving very little room for retro touches. I'd say they haven't quite managed to pull it off as effortlessly as the E-Type Speedster!
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Correct me if I'm wrong hasnt the 911 always been retro? Just sayn'
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Correct me if I'm wrong hasnt the 911 always been retro? Just sayn'
Yes the 911 has always been retro.

Much in the same way the Fiat 500 is. Not to mention the Mini, the Beetle,and even the new Chevrolet Camaro. Maybe I'm a bit harsh, but what the 911 has retained over the years is the fluidity in design, and the rear-engine layout. Everything else has changed considerably.

You see, Porsche has retained the phenomenal engineering, precision and class that the 911 has always had. At the same time, the modern 911 is well, as modern as any other sports car today. The Singer 911 is modern in its own way too, but when you modernize a retro product, it tends to lose some of its classic touch. Singer has managed to retain that element of 'retro-classic'to a great extent,by making sure that they carry-over the 911's original lines,and not just bits of it.

Here is a picture of the Singer 911:

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Sorry Scorch, for hijacking the thread. A bit.
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