Trade magazine Autocar has interviewed Porsche product boss Wolfgang Hatz, and prised out of him a confirmation that the marque will finally be producing a V8 supercar, which will sit between the 911 and 918 Spyder in the Porsche range.
Hatz told Autocar that the supercar would be available by the end of the decade at the latest, and the automotive media are speculating that it will share the same engine as the new Cayenne and Panamera.
If placed in the middle, this will allow the car to compete with the successor to the Ferrari 458 – meaning there may be interesting times ahead.
It’s a time of great change for Porsche, who are in the process of ensuring that all their future 911s contain turbocharged, rather than naturally aspirated, engines, as well as contemplating a mass move over to the PDK dual-clutch.
This supercar may therefore be a demonstration of the best of their technological evolution, and we can’t wait to see what details emerge.