2014 Porsche 550


Volkswagen’s predicted domination of the automotive world just launched its next attack with three production versions of the Volkswagen Bluesport concept. According to Volkswagen, the BlueSport will see three different levels of performance illustrated in three different badges: Volkswagen , Audi , and Porsche . It can go without saying that the Porsche model will be the most powerful and, up until now, it was just known as the "baby Boxster ." Well, that baby Boxster has finally been named. Say hello to the future Porsche 550 .

The "550" name was first used in 1953 when Porsche unveiled a sports car inspired by the legendary 356 . At that time, the 550 was not considered a successor for the 356, but Porsche’s future 550 will more than likely carry that title. The new 550 will be the first model to be built on Porsche’s new sports car architecture and will be offered with a mid-mounted, turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that will deliver around 200 HP. This engine will be mated to a dual-clutch seven speed transmission.

The future 550 will be launched in 2014 and, on the European market, will be priced about €8,000 ($11,500 at the current exchange rates) less than the current Boxster . That difference accounts for about 20% of the current Boxster’s price tag, which means our fellow Americans will have to pay about $38,000 to purchase it.

UPDATE 09/30/2011: British magazine CAR reports that the upcoming Porsche 550 will feature a new trademark horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine developing a total of 210 HP and 215 lb-ft of torque. If Porsche decides to create a more powerful version for the 550, that would mean it will use a 2.5 liter flat four turbo engine that delivers a total of 360 HP and 350 lb-ft.

Stay tuned for more details on the 2014 Porsche 550.

Source: Autobild

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The styling of the car is great considering that it was based from a vintage car. BTW, I guess the history repeats itself. This car will be cheaper than the Boxster, aren’t they afraid that it might hurt the sale of the Boxster?

hmm. It seems that it would be long enough before we can see the production version of this vehicle. Their future plans is not clear to me, I guess it would be better to hear a clarification from them.

Does it mean that they are going to inactive the production of the Porsche 911 and they are going to focus in this production? The speed performance is quite impressive but still I wan to know more about this vehicle.

I would say that this one is really quite impressive. And I like the idea that they would be incorporating design elements from the Bluesport concept into this baby, really neat.

So, if I am correct, this one will actually take off from the Bluesport Concept that they had released a few months back. Well, this one actually looks to be a promising use of the design of that one.

This car is kinda cute and has a very powerful output. I think a lot of people will buy this stuff. Absolutely one of my dream sportscar smiley

Well, it doesn’t look so bad for a Porsche but a little bit odd to be a new model. I mean,
its just the same old Porsche we all know.

Porsche definitely did it again on this one, I would say that this is certainly pretty with all the curves that they have included in here. Certainly makes the 550 a must have.

Yeah, it does look pretty lame, but I wouldn’t really say that it would be a fail. It is likely that they would still be able to sell this one since it is a Porsche.

Well, this one looks kinda odd for a Porsche. Are they serious getting this one released in 2015? It looks like those cars from 60’s.

So, this is the “baby Boxster” that they are talking about? Well now, it actually does look very good, especially with the vintage feel that they have added to it. Just too bad that the engine is a bit small.

I am not really that surprised that they would price it at just that, considering that the engine that they have included is quite small. But that one is really no problem at all.

Pretty surprising that they are selling this one at that price. I thought that the 550 would actually go off at a higher price. Well, I think that this one is a good thing though.

One thing that I can say is that this one is so 1960’s. But I definitely mean that in a very positive way. I really love how they were able to retain the looks of this car.

I would say that this one is really gorgeous. I must admit that I am not really into those vintage looking cars, but this one definitely caught my eye. I just love how this one looked very sexy.

That’s nice to hear though it will be out in 2014 or before the end of the 2013 and it will be a long time of waiting. Fuel economy cars would be a good choice I hope to have one!

hmm. It seems that the fuel crisis have made a huge impact not only with the buyers but as well as the manufacturer. I have seen a lot of smaller version coming out recently. Well, I guess this has something to do with the request of the dealer for better fuel economy cars.

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