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    • New Porsche 550 Spyder successor / entry level roadster delayed indefinitely

      This news is not all that surprising and comes hot on the heels of Volkswagen announcing the VW Bluesport Roadster (which this Porsche roadster would have shared its platform with) was delayed indefinitely. Porsche believes it needs to wait a generation as this car would likely eat into Boxster sales and it is currently focused on getting its entry level Cajun SUV out. Disappointing to say the least but it keeps the premium brand upscale. No telling how this will affect Audi R4 prospects which also was to share this platform.

      Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller was quoted in a German magazine saying, "''Possibly we need to wait until the next generation of customers before the idea of a small roadster will work for Porsche."


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      1. blkclk550's Avatar
        blkclk550 -
        it's Funny that i get news about Porche here before they even send me emails about new models.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        I wish Porsche would build the 550 by hand, like the old ones were...and make their chassis independent of any VW/Audi product.

        They would sell for a hefty price I bet.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
        I wish Porsche would build the 550 by hand, like the old ones were...and make their chassis independent of any VW/Audi product.

        They would sell for a hefty price I bet.
        Just would not be cost effective that way.

        Everything is about platform sharing and squeezing out as much profit as possible now.
      1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
        Puerto Rican 335d -
        Damn this looks so familiar to VW Bluetec convertible, I believe its the same platform I guessClick here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Puerto Rican 335d Click here to enlarge
        Damn this looks so familiar to VW Bluetec convertible, I believe its the same platform I guessClick here to enlarge
        It is the same platform as stated in the article...