• Jun 12, 2010
If you thought Porsche was going to cool its jets after rolling out the Panamera, you've got another thing coming. A quick hit of information has crept out of a sales managers' meeting that says we can expect a rash new models to head our way soon. Supposedly, Stuttgart is eying the creation of a new 911 Speedster with a $200,000 price tag and a 408 horsepower mill at the tail end. If true, the car will sport widebody sheetmetal and come equipped with the PDK and two-wheel drive.

There's more. Early 2011 just might bring the 620-horsepower GT2 RS to the US. Buyers will have the option of equipping the car with carbon fiber fenders, but that will likely add to its $245,000 base price.

If that's a little too rich for your blood, you can always opt for a widebody version of the Carrera called the GTS. With center-lug wheels, a sport exhaust and 408 horsepower, the coupe will set you back a still heady $103,100. Porsche also supposedly mulling a Cayman with the same sort of treatment given to the Boxster Spyder – less weight, more power – for around $65,300.

And what of the mighty 918 Spyder? According to the post, dealers haven't heard word either way, but they expect a final answer by the time Pebble Beach rolls around later this summer. We've asked Porsche to verify the above claims, but have yet to hear back, so stay tuned.



Photos by Michael Harley / Copyright ©2009 Weblogs, Inc.

[Source: Team Speed]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      i really hope they will feature the 918 in the next season of top gear...

      • 4 Years Ago
      Sounds like VW group is pouring $$$ into the Porsche program.
      You can get a tan in any convertible. Only not as fast.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it me or are the people pricing these things all completely bonkers? Are people going to pay so much for a car that can get owned by a GTR. I do not like that Porsche is becoming a seller of boutique price gaugers that can't outperform a Datsun.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Maybe not all people like a playstation on wheels.
        Jeremy Clarkson

        i'm pretty sure the 'datsun' has the same plastic as in my corrola i owned about 12 years ago.

        maybe that's why.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And you think paying $80K plus for a GTR is smart when you can buy a 1000cc plus superbike for $8-15K. I guarantee you the bike will increase your heartrate and possibly fill your undies with feces quicker than the GTR and you will have plenty left over for clean drawers. Point is there are enough people that only want a Porsche and will pay that much to do so. Nissan knows they can sell every GTR they make for that price because they also know their customer very well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      When were the last 911 Speedsters anyways? I'm thinking the 964?

      The harder-core Cayman S doesn't surprise me. Honestly what piqued my interest in the Boxster Spyder was the fact that the redline was 800rpm higher than the Boxster S -- like the Cayman's is.

      I wonder if the hardcore Cayman will rev higher still (think the fuel cut-off is at 7500 or 7550rpm on the Cayman, Cayman S and Boxster Spyder).

      At the end of the day, I'm still more about the Boxster. Sure the Cayman is a "bit quicker" but that's it. It's like comparing a Ferrari coupe to its cabrio counterpart - the cabrio is barely off the mark, yet is going to be a more interesting experience.

      Only now started on my Boxster Spyder fund.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does anyone else really care about news of new models from these exotic performance brands? I mean it's not like most of us can afford them.. I see a new model of Ferrari, flip thru a few pics, and move on. Who the hell actually drools over them and would need to be kept constantly updated on the movements of these exotic performance brands?
      • 4 Years Ago
      "A Porsche minivan!" - anonymous VW product planner
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's actually "you've got another think coming." http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/thing.html
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take a GTS please, yet, in all seriousness where is the reimagined 928? .Lastly, Porsche should do a sedan on the Carrera platform to appease those who want a sport focused ride for the weekend (autocross, track days, canyon hikes, etc.) but can still buggy for the family and friends.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Seems like a lot of variants on the 911. Not a bad thing.... but when I hear "new models" I am thinking something more than just variants of current models.

      How about a new 928 V8 coupe?

      The Cayman upgrade with Boxster Spyder like mods sounds fantastic. Would be even better if the displacement was bumped to 3.6 liters, and ~100hp/liter with the X51-spec variable intake, and 2-stage sport exhaust.

      Sounds like it will be interesting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I vote yes to a bright red Porsche 911 Turbo Speedster, with a 11 inch high windshield, and a little tray in between the seats for driving goggles.

      Also, I vote yes to a Cayman S, with the same powerplant, no passenger seat, a rollcage, only in white, with BBS LM's, a carbon splitter, no stereo, no ABS, no TCS, and no air conditioning, with tug-tug doorhandle straps, instead of handles.

        • 4 Years Ago
        LOL @ "a little tray in between the seats for driving goggles."
      • 4 Years Ago
      how about fixing the 'Panameras rear so it doesnt look like a rapper girlfriends bootah, and then the smaller porsche to fit under the boxter like what was orginally planned, after that the more expensive cars and fall into place, but right now it seems kinda dumb to build your company portfolio from the top down...
        • 4 Years Ago
        No no no no okay how i stated what i said came out wrong, i know Porsche will have success with whatever they bring out, if its a $200,000 car or a $50,000 one, i was just saying it would be nice for them to bring out cars that appeal to the masses more, even though they are a niche car maker. Dont get me wrong i love the idea of a 911 speedster, and the 918, and a 911 GTS, but it would be smart to also bring out a smaller roadster, and fix the Panemera's rump/
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm sure their financial data disagrees with you. Clearly you know better than Porsche's team though.
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