All we had on the future Porsche 961 supercar so far were rumors of its existence. Now, Porsche CEO Matthias Muller has finally confirmed that the company is indeed working on a new supercar, to be placed between the 911 GT2 RS and the upcoming 918 Spyder. It will be targeting models like the Ferrari 458 Italia.
Muller didn’t offer a name for the upcoming supercar, but it is believed that it will indeed carry the 961 nomenclature. As for its design language, you should expect a mix of the future 918 Spyder and the recently announced Panamera Sport Turismo concept.
The future 961 will borrow lots of technology from the 918 Spyder, including its lightweight carbon fiber-reinforced plastic monocoque chassis. but while the 918 Spyder combines a 4.6 liter V8 engine with electric motors, the 961 will just borrow the 4.6-liter V8 engine. This engine will deliver around 570 HP and will sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds.
This type of performance will come at us with a price of £250,000, or around $400k at the current exchange rates.