Porsche is preparing a new 928 GT Coupe
Fresh off the success of the all new Porsche Panamera, it is rumored that the German sports car builder is working on a larger GT Coupe that would serve as a spiritual successor of the classic 928 along the same lines as the new four door Grand Tourer. We have already heard Porsche’s design chief, Michael Maur, confirmed that he’s working on a new coupe moving away from models like the compact Cayman and Boxster in a direction towards larger sports cars like the 911 and Cayenne with the new 928 fitting in perfectly to compete with high end luxury cars like the Bentley Continental GT. The new car will most likely be built upon the Panamera’s platform with a shorter wheelbase offering more room in the rear as well as additional trunk space compared to the 911.
Porsche GT details
Rumors are that Porsche has in development a large GT, a spiritual successor of the classic 928. This really makes sense as it could be easily based on Panamera’s platform and that way save a lot of the R&D costs. If you don’t’ like the Panamera for its bulbous back and strange proportions, then you are going to be very pleased with the coupe. With a shorter wheelbase and even bigger wheels, it could have an elegant sloped back and still be able to offer more rear room and trunk space than the classic 911. The front is not expected to be very different from the Panamera, as Porsche seem to be still very conservative and cautious about this aspect. All and all the BMW 6 Series, Aston DB9, Maserati Granturismo and the likes should really feel threatened by this.