Nine nine two big
Great to see some early shots of the 992
Turbo out in testing (Total 911 issue 163). Thing is, the car is now just getting too big for me.
I own a 997 Turbo, and though it’s a wide-bodied car, compared to even a 991 it’s tiny. It looks like the 992 is moving further away from the ‘little sports car’ the 911 has always been loved for.
It doesn’t just come down to its proportions – there’s a practicality to consider too: if the car is going to be more than two-metres wide, how will it fit in a conventional parking space? Short answer: it won’t, unless you want to then climb out through the window! Luke Graham the 911 has certainly grown in dimensions, but you can argue so has every other car on the roads today – a Volkswagen polo is now comfortably bigger than even a Golf of 15 years ago, for example. While the cars have increased in size, their safety has also improved. personally, we’re happy to drive a more bloated car if it means ourselves and any other occupants inside it are safer than ever before.