Nine nine two big

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dear Sir,

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.

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