We don’t know much in the way of pegging design sketches for future vehicles, but with persistent rumors of a new Porsche 928 in the horizon, a lot of people are becoming more and more inclined to believe that this sketch drawing - that can be found on the Porsche Consulting website - may be more than just a website design, but, in fact, a future vehicle that Porsche already has baking in the oven.
Unfortunately, we hate to be the bearer of bad news because this sketch is nothing more than just one of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of sketch designs to come out of Stuttgart. And just because they’re sketches, it doesn’t mean that Porsche is cooking up something that none of us know about, but hey, there’s no crime in day dreaming, right?
The classic 928 was powered by a 4.5 liter 16-valve V8 engine that delivered a total of 345 HP. This was just enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 171 mph. The "new" 928 will feature the same drive-train layout. If we were to believe this was the "new 928" then we would anticipate the two cars would share more than 60% of their components, including engines, transmission, and suspension with a possible debut in 2012.
Of course, we don’t think this is the new 928 and if you think that there’s more to this sketch than meets the eye, then more power to you. But until somebody from Stuttgart offers us any sort of hint on a possible future model that’s based on this drawing, we’re going to err on the side of prudence and caution and call this what it really is: a drawing and nothing more than that.