Porsche is reportedly outlining plans to possibly develop a new supercar that would fit neatly in the price gap between the mighty Porsche 911 GT2 RS and the coming 918 Hybrid range topper. Porsche sales chief Bernhard Maier recently told Bloomberg that the car could be a Panamera variant, or it could “be combined with additional variants of the Cayman and Boxster,” although that line has our heads scratching a bit.
“We’re currently examining what options can be derived from this” hole in the product range, Maier said. He said Porsche has some early proposals “that look promising on paper.” Making such an announcement this early in the product’s development indicates that the project probably is farther along than that.
Bloomberg reporter Andreas Cremer writes that the 911 GT2 RS sells in Europe for 237,600 euros, or about $338,500, while the 918 will cost 768,000 euros ($845,000) in Europe.
The Panamera, which handily outsells the 911 line globally, seems to be the most likely candidate for a supercar version, one that would compete with a variety of $300,000+ ultra sedans, including those from Volkswagen Group’s own Bentley.