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Old 9th November 2018, 19:59
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it's a retro take on the porsche speedster, an updated version just like what fiat did with the 500 ,mini,beetle etc
it was always going to be different size and propotions, it was never going to replica the speedsters direct, if you want that then get the chisel version
the other kit similar to this is the starke speedster in the USA, but look at there prices!!
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Old 9th November 2018, 21:22
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Starke had a demo at the Las Vegas SEMA show, but in spite of them saying they had many orders, none have appeared.
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Old 9th November 2018, 21:27
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Its getting mixed reactions apparently ...people wrongly viewing it as a replica and getting their knickers twisted over proportions etc ....I view it as a homage , a modern rendition of a 356 , similar to the new Mini and new Beetle ETC ... And on that level , I think its very clever and a real credit to them ...
+1 fella! The trouble with kit and turnkey/custom market is we are always going to offend someone. Iconic cars have their hard and fast following, but not everyone can either afford/build or construct them. Does this mean we should stifle our passions? Definately not. I love the original 356 car, but also think this is a very capable and polished interpretation from the photo. I know we do the same on here a bit by pushing what we believe is right or wrong, but sometimes people have to realise that different tastes or different strokes are what makes us unique and that shouldn’t stop people pursuing projects!
I absolutely love this forum for that “inclusive approach” and everyone’s engagement and encouragement whatever the vision of the builder.
(Caveat: 90% of the time!)
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Old 10th November 2018, 08:33
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Its getting mixed reactions apparently ...people wrongly viewing it as a replica and getting their knickers twisted over proportions etc ....I view it as a homage , a modern rendition of a 356 , similar to the new Mini and new Beetle ETC ... And on that level , I think its very clever and a real credit to them ...
It is a lovely looking car and I can see where the conflicting opinions arise. However, given that it can never be a replica, I think the bonnet straps are a little silly rather than whimsical for example. It leads to the 'replica" line of comparison, when clearly, it cannot be. The car looks splendid without the tat.
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Old 10th November 2018, 10:17
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I like it but not as nice as the original renderings, it looks a bit overdressed.
Lose the belts and the front spots. I would also like to see the wheel arches brought in a little too. Looks as if a boy racer has put wide wheels and arches on it.
Other than that I think it is very nice and would be tempted if it were available in kit form.
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Old 10th November 2018, 17:03
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Less is more on these modern takes on old cars. The Fiat 500 , Mini etc take styling ques from the older cars they are inspired by but they don't try and replicate small details. To do so does make some people compare like for like which isn't the point.
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Old 11th November 2018, 05:10
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It’s popped up all over Facebook Porsche pages it looks good to me (apart from whitewalls)

I don’t think people realise how big a Boxster is compared to a 356

I’d like to see a coupe /hardtop
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Old 11th November 2018, 08:16
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can you link the Facebook pages, iam not on Facebook and would like to see the comments

it is a big car , compared to the beetle based ones
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Old 12th November 2018, 15:35
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It's a great looking car - top work !!
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Old 18th November 2018, 07:20
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I know I’ve posted these photos before, but I quite like the modern ‘old’ Mini & Fiat.





Mister Towed has also posted these photos showing the size of the modern Porsche.





So clearly the modern version of the Speedster is never going to be an exact replica.

Therefore, the question should be is this an improvement on the donor Boxter?



And I’d say yes.

Cheers, Paul.

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For those of us not in the know, what is/was the final story with DNA?
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Old 18th November 2018, 12:57
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All the modern takes on older cars have one thing in common, they are a lot bigger.
As long as they market this one as a modern take and not a replica it should go down well. The proportions look right and it will appeal to those who like the retro style but with modern, real world practicalities.
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Old 18th November 2018, 18:01
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I like it, but won’t ever be able to own one due to being US based.
I think it’s going to work well in solid colours like some of the prior CAD images.
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Old 20th November 2018, 08:01
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I really like it. Needs to be smooth though. Such a classic design doesn’t need all that dressing.

And it’s better looking than a ‘which end is the front?’ Boxster in my view.

I wish the DNA guys all the best. They had s great product before and deserve success with this venture.

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Old 20th November 2018, 19:32
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I like it, but won’t ever be able to own one due to being US based.
I think it’s going to work well in solid colours like some of the prior CAD images.
That shouldn't stop you, plenty of UK kits have made it over the USA.
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Old 20th November 2018, 19:59
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I'd stay away until poof of several are made.
To expensive for an old Boxter.
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Old 21st November 2018, 19:59
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I'd stay away until poof of several are made.
To expensive for an old Boxter.
?? there's about 7 being built now as we speak, that's without it being released yet officially

I picked up my boxster for £3200 with 55k on the clock with full history,
or you can get the 987 model for about £5k up depending on spec
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Old 21st November 2018, 20:15
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I'd stay away until poof of several are made.
To expensive for an old Boxter.
I understand the logic, but to be fair, DNA have a great track record on quality.
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Old 21st November 2018, 21:14
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Sorry, I was referring to the Starke Boxter based speedster (USA).
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Old 22nd November 2018, 16:26
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That shouldn't stop you, plenty of UK kits have made it over the USA.
This one isn’t being made as a kit though.

I’ve imported a kit to the US before from the UK, it pretty painless with the help of the right shipper. Funnily it was the first DNA kit shipped over here. Great quality. Hence being a bit of a DNA fan boy.

I’m sure it will drive better than my JPS 356 coupe or my intermeccanica speedster. After around 50mph on the freeway, they got so light in the front, it was an ‘exciting’ ride - which you don’t always want.

I’ve watched the development and final output of the Starke version and the back end of it is just plain nasty. The one built by West Coast Customs wasn’t much better. Hats off to Brian and gang for getting this one to look so good.
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Old 7th December 2018, 19:12
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