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Porsche pondering going seven-up, adding off-road coupe to lineup

It would appear that it will be that much easier for consumers to 'Accept no substitute' in the near future, as Porsche's burgeoning lineup is showing signs of even greater expansion. In addition to today's 911, Boxster, Cayenne and Cayman, the automaker is expected to bring its Panamera four-door coupe to market-- a platform that could well spawn a 928-style two-door luxury GT.

But even before that, Edmunds Inside Line is reporting that a teardrop-shaped body like that of the 911 could be grafted onto a high-riding AWD rally-style platform. The rumored project is said to be a result of the company's affiliation with Volkswagen, and ride on a new chassis being readied for Audi's upcoming Q5 SUV. The genre-bending coupe could be in showrooms as early as 2008.

The question begs: Will Porsche's exponentially-increasing lineup decrease its brand cachet, or add to the Stuttgart magic? Have your say in 'comments'

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]

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