It has been talk for a long time of the arrival of a Porsche model, destinated to face the Ferrari 458 Italia, the McLaren MP4-12 C , a model situated between the exclusive Porsche 918 Spyder and the mythical but terrestrial Porsche 911 .A model with mid-rear engine of which are known more details.
It is still in the rumor stage but our German manufacturer would be building a 4-door coupe named Porsche 960. It would be a sedan above the Panamera designed to counter some Ferrari models.
The Panamera knows fabulous results and a new sedan would be seeing the day in the workshops of the manufacturer. Planned for 2015, this model is equipped with the traditional Flat-6 and central bi-turbo engine propulsion platform MSB-M VW Group producing at least 600 horsepower. This secret model would fit between the 911 and the 918 Spyder and would internal code name “Fefi” for Ferrari Fighter, no less! It’s expected more a GT than a “simple” sedan to compete with the history of FF and the F12 Berlinetta Italian manufacturer. The final name could be Porsche 961.
Porsche announced without subterfuge that it wants a new super sport car in its gamma, capable to face Ferrari and Lamborghini ,models which stay way of the 911 (and they are more exclusives because although the 911 GT2 RS is very fast, remains a 911) and they’re not at the level of 918 Spyder.
First of all, it was going to use the 918 as starting point for the future sport car in the German house, but now it seems that the plans have change. There is no engine V8 or carbon fiber structure. In Volkswagen want that the future sport cars in tint Middle High Group(Audi R8 ,Lamborghini Gallardo, Porsche 960) use the same platform, so this failed the expectations of Porsche to fabricate their car with their own structure.
The new platform of the group is named Mimo(or MSB-M) and from the little known of it is that it should be capable to adopt itself to a lot of new configurations. Different types of bodyworks, materials, tractions (both whole and rear) and wide variety of engines.
The unique platform 960 is dropped, and the V8 engine as well. Now it seems that a simpler (and more Porsche) bi-turbo 3.8-liter boxer to be around 600 hp will be responsible for encouraging the drive from the center position.
There is a lot of time to the launch date in 2015 , but little by little the new sport car in the high-gamma of Porsche will be profiled .Its price it unknown, but it should be around 250.000.
First labeled the 960, then the 961, and now back to being called the 960, it is Porsche’s take on a supercar specifically aimed at Ferrari – Porsche’s internal moniker for it is “FeFi,” which stands for “Ferrari Fighter.” Because it is expected to cost as much as the top-tier V12 Ferrari, Porsche wants the engine solution to justify the price tag. That means, according to the author Georg Kacher, a 3.9-liter, quad-turbo flat-eight engine with 650 horsepower.
Last summer, the engine was mooted to be a twin-turbo flat six. A few months later, the rumor was that it would use the 4.6-liter V8 from the 918 and have about 570 horsepower. This new mid-engine configuration would be quite the leap, giving the 960 more power than the 918 Spyder and 911 GT2 RS, and utilize other tech features like four adjustable camshafts and “a complex multistage intake manifold.” In this scenario, power would be run through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.
There is some uncertainty about the future sport of Porsche beyond of the 918 Spyder . It has been talked a lot of a compact sport, a new Porsche resurrecting the spirit of Porsche 356 and 550, a Porsche halfway to the 918 and 911 ,and it seems that for the ultimate model more light could be shed.
According to Automobile Magazine this Porsche , the Porsche 960 as it seems to be known as ,would be driven by a boxer block, but a block 8-cylinder boxer. This engine of 3.9 l, will give power of 650 hp, getting such a number using the supercharger through nothing more or less than four turbos also for transmission using a 7 ratios change PDK…
From the British media is known that the body is made of aluminum, accompanied by a good presence of carbon fiber, magnesium and titanium, reaching a weight of about 1300kg with features that will let it have acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in about 2.5 seconds. Its production won’t be limited and is expected about 3.000 to 4000 units per year, beginning their marketing in 2016.The project looks good if the magazine is right.650 hp,the weight content…although some persons prefer the the return of a compact sports concept of resurrection the Porsche 356 and 550.