Porsche is Planning a Supercar to Compete with Ferrari and McLaren

Porsche officially announced the pricing for the 918 Spyder supercar (pictured above). At $845,000, the 918 Spyder is going to be far out of reach of most buyers, but what about a Porsche that is priced more along the lines of the McLaren MP4-12C, which starts at $230,000? Well it looks like Porsche is currently working a proposal for a new Porsche supercar that would compete with the McLaren, Ferrari 458 and Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4.

The new Porsche supercar, if approved would not be a limited edtion model, but a regular model that would sit above the 911, but below the 918 Spyder in Porsche’s lineup.

Porsche boss Mathias Muller recently stated,”We’re looking to extend the range. We’ve got an idea to do another mid-engined model. We’re thinking above the 911 but below the 918 Spyder.”

An insider stated to Autocar, “It is entirely possible that we could use a front end that’s similar but not necessarily the same as the 911’s, including components such as the axle and suspension. The rear end wouldn’t be unlike that of the Boxster/Cayman in architectural terms, just bigger to accommodate a larger mid-mounted engine and gearbox installation, while providing greater overall length and width than the 911.”

Full Story: Autocar

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