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So what is this new car? It's called the 960, according to CAR Magazine, and it's set to slot in below the upcoming hyper-hybrid 918 (RSR variant pictured) and above the stable staple 911. Despite the differentiation, all three are likely to end up riding on a variation of the same core architecture.
The 960, unlike the 911, will be mid-engined. It will also be rather expensive, likely north of $200,000. Despite its expense and Italia-aimed performance, it's expected to get a twin-turbo flat six, much like the heartier versions of the 911, with power to match at something like 600 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque.
It will likely be rear-wheel-drive only, though due to its platform-sharing, it may have the option of all-wheel drive. It's also expected to be available in roadster form. Expect loads of carbon fiber, styling catching a middle ground between the 911 and the 918, and ultimate performance in that neighborhood as well, meaning sub-three-second 0-60 mph times and more than 200 mph top speed are both likely.