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Rear Light Bar

Post by nsm3 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:25 am

Followed a new Macan S last night between Tenbury and Droitwich (hello if you're on here), black I think?

Have to admit I didn't know that the bar across the boot actually lit up, but it was a bit like following the Millennium Falcon - initial thought was 'I don't like that', almost like the brake lights are jammed on, but I'm sure I'd get used to it?

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Re: Rear Light Bar

Post by goron59 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:38 am

I followed a white one the other day for a bit. Not very pretty, but seems to be the new trend these days.

If Porsche offered the light strip as an option (or non-light strip as an option) I'd certainly choose not to have one.
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Re: Rear Light Bar

Post by mjrennie » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:49 am

It's not the best design they've come up with, in my opinion. The rear light cluster has a feel of the 928 about it on the outgoing model and it is arguably its nicest feature.


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Re: Rear Light Bar

Post by SAC1 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:05 am

For the sake of balance in this discussion - I like it. 👍
Breaks up the large blank swathe across the rear door.
Over the next 12 months as more Mk2s hit the road, it will make the Mk1 look increasingly dated IMO.

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Re: Rear Light Bar

Post by goron59 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 am

SAC1 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:05 am
For the sake of balance in this discussion - I like it. 👍
Breaks up the large blank swathe across the rear door.
Over the next 12 months as more Mk2s hit the road, it will make the Mk1 look increasingly dated IMO.

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Could be, but the Cayenne has been out for a while and it's looking increasingly Korean :/

I really think Porsche will drop the light bar thing from the next major styling round, much like those awful headlights on the 996.
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Re: Rear Light Bar

Post by nsm3 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:40 am

I don't mind it in the daylight shots, my input was related to the nighttime situation - there's a lot of light going on, which, as you approach looks very odd, space age, Tron, sci-fi, whatever. That's what I'm not keen on (at the moment).
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Re: Rear Light Bar

Post by SAC1 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:44 pm

Here's a short video clip with some night light elements [excuse the pun :lol: ]



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Re: Rear Light Bar

Post by VanB » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:53 pm

No issue with it or without it. I think it neither adds nor detracts from the Macan it's just different from Gen 1
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Re: Rear Light Bar

Post by slysheep » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:20 pm

For what it’s worth, I like it too (though biased as I have a deposit in a mk2). Different strokes and all that.
The original rear lights look a bit too ‘hot hatchy’ for my liking where as the light bar gives a greater impression of width to the car. Reckon you’ll see more and more examples on other marques soon.
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Re: Rear Light Bar

Post by goron59 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:23 pm

slysheep wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Reckon you’ll see more and more examples on other marques soon.
Absolutely. You've been able to buy aftermarket strips for years. This will make it very popular.
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