Weekly Porsche Wrap

Porsche may bridge the $600k gap between high end models – Rumors are flying around that Porsche may have a semi-super car in the works. One that would fit above the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, but below the Porsche 918 Spyder. Some sites are reporting this is to make up for lacking sales. Say what?! Where have they been the first 6 months of the year??? From my point of view, Porsche should indeed build a gap model if for no other reason than to capitalize on the ridiculous amounts of money people are willing to pay for bragging rights to limited production cars. It sill amazes me that Porsche is selling 918 of it’s Porsche 918 Spyder hybrids. Why not build another car in the half million dollar range? [Source: GTSpirit.com]

Porsche 928 successor could be in the works – What do you think of a Porsche 929? Personally, I LOVE the idea. Maybe my wife will finally let me get one of these Grand Tourers. Thought to be part of the Panamera family, the 929 as many have taken to calling it would likely be a two door car with a front mounted engine. Sources for some sites indicate the car would be based on the second generation Panamera due out in 2014/15. I hope Porsche makes this variant. I’ve been dreaming about a Porsche 928 successor for a long time. [Source: NitroBahn.com]

Porsche ACC InnodrivePorsche working on ACC InnoDrive for future models – Expected to begin appearing on Porsche models in the next 3 years, ACC InnoDrive is an interesting accessory. It’s a second ECU that sits in the trunk with it’s purpose being to take over the vehicle pedals leaving only the steering to the driver. Like cruise control on steroids. The new ACC InnoDrive system learns the route a driver takes including speed limits, curves, elevation changes, etc. It takes this data and uses it to completely control the car’s pedals. Initial reviews by sites like Autoblog resulted in flawless performance. I love to see Porsche pushing the envelope of technology, but this seems more appropriate for something like a Toyota Prius. [Source & Image: DialyTech.com]

Yet ANOTHER new Porsche rumor, this time a Porsche 550 – Based on the the Volkswagen BlueSport, the Porsche 550 would be a sub-Boxster model. According to Auto Express, the car would carry a 1.6 liter turbocharged boxer F-4. Output would be around the 200 hp mark. A six-speed manual and/or Porsche seven-speed PDK transmission seems logical. 0 to 60 mph times would be in the 6 second range. Expected around 2014, it’ll be interesting to see if Porsche does indeed resurrect the 550 moniker for such a car. [Source: Auto Express]

 

Comments

  1. Interesting reads Ryan..Thanks!

  2. James O. says:

    maybe Porsche should hire that kid who did the modern 928 that looked awsome.

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