Porsche developing new mid-engined, flat-six, four-door coupe?

2013 Porsche 961 High Resolution Exterior
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It goes without saying that Porsche has extremely ambitious plans for the future. Not only does Porsche want to almost double annual sales to over 200,000 in the next 6 years, it also plans to rapidly expand its current line-up with the addition of the 918 Spyder, junior-Cayenne or Cajun, a new sports car to compete with the Ferrari 458 Italia, and possibly a baby-Boxster and baby-Panamera. And if Automobile Magazine is to be believed, the expansion won’t stop there.

According to rumors ignited by Automobile Magazine, Porsche is currently working on a brand new four-door coupe to rival the Ferrari FF, currently codenamed the “FeFi,” or ‘Ferrari Fighter’. If these reports hold water, the possible Porsche 960 would be mid-engined and feature a fuel-efficient yet extremely powerful twin-turbo flat-six motor delivering upwards of 650HP if Porsche really wants to rival the 670HP Ferrari FF.

Very little else is known about this car, except for the remarkable fact that it could be built around the new universal MSB platform being developed by the Volkswagen group which would also underpin any possible VW BlueSport spin-offs, the Lamborghini Aventador’s successor, and possibly even the next-generation Porsche Cayman.

One curious thing to note about the Porsche 960 is that it’s being strictly called a coupe and a mid-engined sports car, so how Porsche plans to fit a flat-six engine in the middle of the car while keeping coupe proportions and adding two additional seats is anyone’s guess, but it’s definitely an intriguing concept.

If this car does in fact make it to production, don’t expect to see it in showrooms until late 2015.

Please note the car pictured is the upcoming 2014 Porsche 961.


Source: Automobile Magazine

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  (365) posted on 06.26.2012

In my hypothesis, there’s a greater chance that it will be well-liked.

  (1211) posted on 06.25.2012

So they are now specific on the competition. Let’s see who will win among them.

  (224) posted on 06.22.2012

Oooh. I’m so going to wait for it; for sure, it’s in everyone’s ideals.

  (544) posted on 06.21.2012

It’s a great idea that the next Porsche model will have four doors and mid-engine. So Ferrari, you guys better watch out.

  (194) posted on 06.20.2012

I’m not in the place to say that it will outdo its competition.

  (683) posted on 06.18.2012

Its name FeFi merely not proper to use since they didn’t prove that they can beat Ferrari.

  (831) posted on 06.15.2012

I hope Porsche also provides different styling.

  (442) posted on 05.17.2012

I see no difference on its styling. Then again, it’s probably because what would be changed is under its hood.

  (466) posted on 05.13.2012

In that situation, I think it would be better since it is the more recent one to be produced. I anticipate Porsche’s design to be finally different.

  (553) posted on 05.10.2012

Porsche should surprise us with a different design too, not just a more powerful production.

  (474) posted on 05.9.2012

It actually depends on the engine that they’re going to equip it with, right? I’ve heard they’re also developing this certain engine; it’s ideal if it’s going to be installed here.

  (300) posted on 05.9.2012

It’s not that I’m not confident with Porsche’s capability, but I really think that Ferrari is more effective when it comes to powering.

  (559) posted on 05.8.2012

Ever since, I’ve considered Ferrari as Porsche’s rival. I don’t think the latter can beat the former this time though, unless Porsche uses the turbocharged engine they’re planning to produce.

  (287) posted on 05.7.2012

They should be able to outdo the competition in style, but I’m really not quite sure about the power.

  (630) posted on 05.7.2012

If they want to beat Ferrari badly, then they should manufacture it as soon as possible before Ferrari releases another automotive, which can even surpass the latter’s own product. Porsche should also apply their latest discoveries and planned developments to this mentioned mid-engined, flat-six, four-door coupe.

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