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Figured this topic warrants its own dedicated thread. Perception of size and the real facts. Initially thought it was comparable to the 718 Cayman... but upon more research only similar dimension is length. The most surprising measurement is the track width... but it explains a lot when you think about it.

Emira / Cayman GTS 4.0 / Evora GT
Length 173.7 in / 173.5 / 173
Front Track = 73.6 / 59.6 / 61.6
Rear Track = 74.62 / 60.3 / 62
Wheelbase = 101.4 / 97.4 / 101.4
Overall width (mirrors ext) = 82.36 / 78.5 / 73
Height = 48.2 / 50.2 / 48.1
 
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Figured this topic warrants its own dedicated thread. Perception of size and the real facts. Initially thought it was comparable to the 718 Cayman... but upon more research only similar dimension is length. The most surprising measurement is the track width... but it explains a lot when you think about it.

Emira / Cayman GTS 4.0 / Evora GT
Length 173.7 in / 173.5 / 173
Front Track = 73.6 / 59.6 / 61.6
Rear Track = 74.62 / 60.3 / 62
Wheelbase = 101.4 / 97.4 / 101.4
Overall width (mirrors ext) = 82.36 / 78.5 / 73
Height = 48.2 / 50.2 / 48.1
This matched my sense after seeing the Emira: proportional to the Evora but wider. Reminded me of the Esprit (which was lower). Can't wait to see how it drives and handles.
 
I feel good about those extra 6 inches on each side.

Also looks like there’s a full inch of difference in the back. I swear the Evora looks like it’s much more than that when front is compared to back.
 
It’s a testament to the design that it looks compact. For Australian roads, this is actually a pretty big car.
 
I am very curious about the actual height between te lowest part of the car and the groundsurface. In Holland we have a lot of silent policemen also known as speedbumps and I am very curious if this distance is large enought to drive te car safely (without ramp injuries) on the Dutch roads?!
 

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From memory the ground clearance is pretty good. Overall height is surprisingly low: 1224mm, versus 1294mm for the Supra, and 1387mm for the Mustang. Both of those cars feel quite low to me already.
 
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Figured this topic warrants its own dedicated thread. Perception of size and the real facts. Initially thought it was comparable to the 718 Cayman... but upon more research only similar dimension is length. The most surprising measurement is the track width... but it explains a lot when you think about it.

Emira / Cayman GTS 4.0 / Evora GT
Length 173.7 in / 173.5 / 173
Front Track = 73.6 / 59.6 / 61.6
Rear Track = 74.62 / 60.3 / 62
Wheelbase = 101.4 / 97.4 / 101.4
Overall width (mirrors ext) = 82.36 / 78.5 / 73
Height = 48.2 / 50.2 / 48.1
Wow, I’d only ever looked at the overall width of the car. The track widths really tell you though that this car is a lot wider than something like the 718.

Edit: had a closer look at the design now and see how this is possible. The sculpting of the Emira body inwards at the top of the doors means the mirrors actually don’t stick out that much further than the body. The 718 lacks these curves so the mirrors make up for a greater proportion of the overall width than in the Emira.

This changes everything for me when it comes to the perception of the car. It really will be considerably wider than many cars on the road. No wonder people who’ve seen it in person all confirm it’s super car presence.

See: zoomed in pic for what I’m talking about.

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Figured this topic warrants its own dedicated thread. Perception of size and the real facts. Initially thought it was comparable to the 718 Cayman... but upon more research only similar dimension is length. The most surprising measurement is the track width... but it explains a lot when you think about it.

Emira / Cayman GTS 4.0 / Evora GT
Length 173.7 in / 173.5 / 173
Front Track = 73.6 / 59.6 / 61.6
Rear Track = 74.62 / 60.3 / 62
Wheelbase = 101.4 / 97.4 / 101.4
Overall width (mirrors ext) = 82.36 / 78.5 / 73
Height = 48.2 / 50.2 / 48.1
Actually, I just double checked this. Are you sure your numbers are right? My conversion of the front track comes in at 63.307 inches on the Emira, not 73.6.

73.6 is actually wider than the car itself, not including mirrors.
 
As said above, the front track of the Emira is 63.3 inches. Wider but not that much wider than a Cayman
 
W106 & W107 for reference.

Also cool fact, the side mirrors are only 3.8” from the body.
Not too shabby.
 
I am very curious about the actual height between te lowest part of the car and the groundsurface. In Holland we have a lot of silent policemen also known as speedbumps and I am very curious if this distance is large enought to drive te car safely (without ramp injuries) on the Dutch roads?!
Been thinking about this quite a bit. The grey car driven by Button seemed to have reasonable ride height but the blue show car had very little space, i.e., chassis is super low to the ground.
 
Grey one ist production height, blue one is way deeper than production ;)
 
Been thinking about this quite a bit. The grey car driven by Button seemed to have reasonable ride height but the blue show car had very little space, i.e., chassis is super low to the ground.
Yeah, I wouldn't worry about this too much. As others have said, the grey car is production height, while the blue is 20mm lower for show purposes. The grey car has quite reasonable ground clearance.
 
I am very curious about the actual height between te lowest part of the car and the groundsurface. In Holland we have a lot of silent policemen also known as speedbumps and I am very curious if this distance is large enought to drive te car safely (without ramp injuries) on the Dutch roads?!
No worry about the chassis clearance. The height of the car is low, but it doesn't mean the chassis clearance is low. Take an example of Ferrari 458, it looks low-slung,but actually the distance bewteen the chassis and ground is highter than some modified sedans. LOL. I don't know what word could describe this phenomenon , maybe 'optical illusion'. :unsure:
 

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