Is this the Ferrari competitor will look like? In order to compete with Ferrari models, eight cylinders, and Porsche’s engineers are not completely satisfied with the boxer sixth grade in 911 can not be enlarged more than 4.0 liters. The turbocharged boxer fourth grade introduced in Porsche’s new entry-level model is modular, and can easily be enlarged and become a six – or eight-cylinder. Illustration: Schulte Design.
Generation 991 of the Porsche 911 is now completely official, and the car displayed at car show in Frankfurt. But one step up the model range, it is still empty. It has been rumored for a Ferrari Competitor long, and now reveals Porsche’s CEO Matthias M?ller new details about the project.
Matthias M?ller is annoyed that Porsche has a gap in the model range, between 911 ( which ends at about 2.5 million) and 918 ( which will cost seven million ).
” There is still room for a major sports car, the 959 -ball, which was built in the 1980s,” said Matthias Mueller.
Thus it seems that that Porsche abandoned plans for a challenger to Ferrari 458 Italia and the Lamborghini Gallardo, and instead aim one step higher – the successor to the Ferrari 599 GTB and the new Lamborghini Aventador. According to British Autocar, the car an eight-cylinder boxer engine that is based on the new Boxer fourth grade being developed for entry-level model in the Boxster. Power -wise it should be up to 700 horsepower. Matthias M?ller guess that the model can be sold for between 2.5 and 4 million. When the model goes on sale is not known.
We do not know yet if Porsche wants to compete with Ferrari 458 Italia, or successor to the 599 GTB. Regardless of the used 1980′s classic 959 as a model. It had extremely advanced technology for its time – including adjustable suspension, intelligent all-wheel drive and twin-turbo engine.