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  • Porsche 918 Spyder clay model production teaser

    Porsche wants a bigger slice of the supercar market but may have to wait longer than previously expected due to the ongoing diesel emissions cheating scandal afflicting its Cayenne Diesel as well as several other models from the Volkswagen Group. Buoyed by the success of the 918 Spyder, Porsche is keen to launch a more accessible performance offering to fill the gap between the top-end 911s and the hypercar segment that the 918 sits in. The car, a spiritual successor to the legendary 959, hence the reason it’s doing the rounds as the “960,” would target the Ferrari...

  • Porsche 959
    Porsche 960 mid-engine supercar back in the spotlight

    It was in 2011 that we first heard Porsche was investigating a new mid-engine supercar to fill the gap between the top 911 variants and the 918 Spyder hypercar. Thankfully, the rumors haven’t died down in all the years since, thanks in part to senior officials sporadically making references...

  • Porsche future sports car Facebook post
    Is Porsche hinting at a new supercar in this Facebook post?

    Porsche recently made a Facebook post highlighting its participation in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, where its latest 919 Hybrid LMP1 race cars finished first, second and fifth overall. The Facebook post talked about Porsche’s strong performance in Le Mans qualifying but more...

  • Porsche 959
    Porsche 960 Ferrari 458 rival hasn’t been canceled

    We first heard that Porsche was considering a new mid-engine supercar to take on the likes of the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] 458 Italia back in 2011. Internally referred to as the 960, the new car was billed as a successor to the legendary 959 and tipped to be launched on the market around 2017. Recently...

  • 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
    Porsche yet to approve Ferrari 458-rivaling mid-engine supercar

    Porsche recently ruled out any chance of a new entry-level sports car positioned below the Boxster, and now there are fears plans for a new mid-engine supercar positioned above the 911 and designed to take on the likes of the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] 458 Italia could also be put on ice. The last we...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder clay model
    New details on Porsche’s mid-engine Ferrari 458 rival

    We first heard that Porsche was considering a new mid-engine supercar to take on the likes of the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] 458 Italia back in 2011. No, we’re not talking about the limited edition 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid that recently went on sale, but a more accessible supercar sitting just...

  • 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

    With the 918 Spyder getting closer to its developmental end-game, and the new 991 911 out and about in several forms, it appears it's time for the talk to turn back to the car that will fill the gap between the two. Rumors being what they are, there's not a lot new here, but the source of the information--and its close nestling with words from Porsche CEO Matthias Muller--give the latest addition to the pile a slightly truer ring. Speaking with the Handelsblatt about the near-term future, Muller discussed the expansion of Porsche's range with items like the Panamera Sport Turismo recently...

  • 2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
    Porsche 458 fighter may share platform with the Audi R8

    We've been hearing all kinds of things about the next-gen Audi R8. Specifically, we've heard that it will ride on an all-new, lightweight carbon-aluminum platform. Despite having a pretty extensive carbon fiber lab to draw experience from over at sister company Lamborghini, Audi feels that the...

  • Porsche 959
    Porsche 959 successor rumored: Flat-8 engine, $450k

    Porsche has barely gotten the wraps off the 2012 911 and it's already jumping to the next best thing. Rumors of a mid-level Porsche supercar have been frothing for some time. And CEO Matthias Mueller has teased in the past that Porsche had its sights set on a mid-engined sports car between the 911...

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