• Nov 5, 2009
It doesn't seem that long ago that Porsche was a two-car company. But since then, the German automaker has come out with the Cayenne and the Panamera, taking it into new territory – for better or worse. Now that it's part of the Volkswagen Group, sources expect Porsche to begin expanding its lineup even more, and British rag Autocar has what they're calling a comprehensive outline for seven new models in the works at Stuttgart that will arrive over the course of the next four years.
Starting with next year, we should see V6 engines on offer in the Panamera, including gasoline and – in certain markets anyway – diesel-burning sixes. The same year should bring the new Cayenne, the third-generation model, with a more curvaceous body to look even more like a 911 on stilts.

Two years from now in 2011, we should be seeing a hybrid version of the Panamera coupling either a V6 or V8 engine to an electric motor for green propulsion. An all-new 911 is due by the summer of 2012, and is expected to be a significant departure from the existing model, both longer and wider with an all-new design – but don't expect the rear-engine set-up to go anywhere.

2013 could see the debut of the so-called Roxster, a baby brother to the Cayenne likely to share its platform with the Audi Q5, as well as the anticipated successor to the 928, based on the Panamera and arriving in both coupe and convertible body-styles. To Autocar's list we'll add the electric sportscar currently under development, the Boxster Spyder that we previewed earlier this morning, and the rumored RS Spyder-based supercar to succeed the departed Carrera GT, giving the Germans a more grandiose expansion plan than we've seen in over 60 years.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      They need to simply delete one.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They really need to delete 2; the Panamera (saw one last week, and it's actually UGLIER in person) and the Cayman (just call it the boxster coupe).

        I would also say axe the Cayenne, but apparently it's making some good money for Porsche...
        • 5 Years Ago
        If anything they need to add one. I'll take a 914 successor please.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They need to axe Mauer and get a real Porsche designer in there. The recipe he's using on the Panamera is just not working. The guy just doesn't understand proportions! And judging by the next Cayenne we saw, he isn't improving either!?!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought that the Piech/Wiedeking battle being over that this trend was purportedly to reverse with Porsche reverting back to sports cars alone and losing the Cayenne and Panamera... That rumor appears to have been too good to believe.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They will continue with Audi's way - answering questions nobody asked.

      BTW, Panamera is the best loooking Porsche on the market. Cayman comes second. 911 is disproportionate and looks too cartoonish.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can see it now: Passat-sourced Porsche Panamera budget maybe?!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Porsche is going VW/Audi. Tons of cars to appeal to masses. Wonder how long till we see a VW Polo with Porsche badge and maybe even a VW Touran for those big families.
      • 5 Years Ago
      7 new porsche models? I'm scared... what are they going to have, a Porsche pickup truck?
      • 5 Years Ago
      And the slow death of the 'true Porshe' continues. Hopefully they can refocus themselves. All the models are cool, but I can't help but think of this is as a bad move for people who fell in love with the 'old porshe'. It really used to mean something, but now see them all over the place everyday...
        • 5 Years Ago
        i guess you don't know that Porsche used to build tractors and there was a time when those were considered true Porsches too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A Porsche pickup truck, econobox, cargo van, hybrid and unicycle. And they'll all be ugly as hell.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Headache.

      Some days I just wish Porsche would just go back to making only the 911.
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