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Hi guys presently I have below setup

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But soon I will go for a change. Options are as follows :

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27166


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27167


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27168


Please help me to choose 馃檪
 

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I actually prefer the original picture above. To my eyes the side scoop is an excellent style element besides being functional. When it is body-colored it disappears. The missing slats in the front grill openings in pics 2 and 3 seem like, um, something is missing. But if you must go with white accents it should be both side scoops and grill opening. Overall the white car screams for black accents. The black tires and door mirror struts and the darker-than-the-body headlight openings and windshield will always be there but they need the support of the other black items. And accentuating them with more black makes the white body pop more.

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Since your asking:
Stay with the original front end but do the painted side intakes. I do not like the front end of #1 at all. The front end of 2/3 looks pretty good but I personally prefer the original look.
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Good morning, Matt. Do the slats in the front end in pic 1 remind you of the Ferrari Testtarosa? It's not a bad look but it is busy.
 

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I actually prefer the original picture above. To my eyes the side scoop is an excellent style element besides being functional. When it is body-colored it disappears. The missing slats in the front grill openings in pics 2 and 3 seem like, um, something is missing. But if you must go with white accents it should be both side scoops and grill opening. Overall the white car screams for black accents. The black tires and door mirror struts and the darker-than-the-body headlight openings and windshield will always be there but they need the support of the other black items. And accentuating them with more black makes the white body pop more.

But what do I know?
My thoughts on the side intakes and why I like them painted:
The black side intakes to me just strike me as a monolithic blob against an otherwise pristine side of beautiful finish. With the intakes painted, you still have black but it's the functional darkness of the intakes that create the darkness. To me that is very aesthetically pleasing. With that said, the darker colors don't need the intakes painted just because of the lower contrast between the two regions.
BTW, if a car has the black intakes I think it also needs the door handles painted black also. That to me helps eliminate the "blobbiness" of the intakes by creating a sort of sweep along the door to the intakes - a continuity of effect. Note that I've never seen this combo in person and don't know if the Porsche door handle color matches the intake color.

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About the side intakes after the door I am thinking to make white only the two fins of them and leave the body black as it is. If I go full white it seems smaller the intake
 

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Good morning, Matt. Do the slats in the front end in pic 1 remind you of the Ferrari Testtarosa? It's not a bad look but it is busy.
Hey, Jim:
I don't see Ferrari, I just unfortunately see too much busyness. The painted strakes there just don't align with my visceral expectations. It hurts my eyes!鈽
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I rather prefer the original鈥攖oo many stripes seem to clash with the wheels.
My Boxster yellow and it's still standard.
 

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As much as I'm a huge fan of the side intakes and front and rear fascia painted in body color, I would leave them black on this one. I find that black side-intakes on guards red, for example, draw attention to themselves and disrupt the sideview of the car. Painting the side-intakes fixes that for me for most colors, but ironically on white I see the painted slats doing the opposite. The black seems to blend in and it's the white slats that interfere. Go figure! My choice is either pic 1 or pic 3.
 

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I like option 3 personally. :)
 
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