Supercar Rumours: The new Porsche 960

In an interview with Germany’s Handelsblatt, Porsche CEO Matthias Müller says that, despite the gloomy economic outlook, there will be no let up in the push for new models. “Investment in new models is for us. Attractive products are a critical part of our growth strategy.”

Handelsblatt reminds us how Porsche is targeting 200,000 cars sold in 2018. Some of this volume will come from additional derivatives in existing ranges (count on production of Panamera Sport Turismo), but the report revives rumours of another new model: a supercar to sit between 911 and 918.

“We are bringing the 918 Spyder and the Macan in 2013,” confirmed Müller. Thus, the consideration of new supercar above the 911 range but not too close. The Swabians are considering offering a mid-engined sports car in the price range from 300,000 to 400,000 euros supplement, announced the CEO.

Some reports dub this the 960 supercar: a project number which has also been mooted for a straight four-door luxobarge. Whatever the supercar’s called, it looks odds-on to use Volkswagen’s cross-brand MSB-M hyperplatform, a condensed version of which may underpin the next-gen Boxster.

200,000 cars per year and mega brand expansion: the gap between then and now stretches out fast.