Porsche considering a vehicle between the 911 and 918
Porsche automobiles are always subject to rumors and speculation. Currently, the German automaker produces the Boxster, Cayman, a million different 911 models, the Cayenne, and the Panamera. Soon, we expect to see a small version of the Cayenne that will be called the Cajun, so it should sell fairly well in New Orleans. We also hope to see the 918 Spyder.
With all those models, one would think that Porsche would be set for quite some time with new models. Yet, according to Porsche chief Matthias Muller, they’re not done yet, as he sees room between the 911 and the 918.
That has us wondering. Will this high-end sports car use the same platform as the 918 and will it get the fancy hybrid motor? Or, perhaps it will get a normal flat-six. We would put our money on the hybrid option, or something completely different.
Porsche’s onslaught on the marketplace has worked fairly well, despite criticism from Porsche enthusiasts. The Cayenne is selling well, as is the Panamera, but it’s still not good enough for the automaker. They hope to sell around 150,000 vehicles a year, double from what they sold last year. That’s all well and good, but we’re not sure if a high-end sports car is going to do much for sales, as only a select few can even afford a 911.