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    • Porsche 961 set for comeback - Porsche confirms new mid-engine sports car under development to rival Ferrari 458

      Is this how Porsche will finally move away from the 911? Porsche CEO Matthias Muller confirmed a mid-engined Porsche sports car is under development which will be a rival for the Ferrari 458 and the McLaren MP4-12C. This vehicle would be priced above the GT2 RS but obviously much less than the upcoming 918 Spyder hybrd-supercar. Expect similar $250,000-$300,000 pricing as the Ferrari 458 and the McLaren MP4-12C.

      Technology from the 918 Spyder would likely carry over to the 961. A 4.6 liter V8 (same as in the 918) would be used but without the expensive (and heavy) hybrid drivetrain. So around 570-580 horsepower in a lightweight mid-engine car. This should be spectacular.


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      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        Hopefully makes it to production!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Oh it's coming, don't worry.
      1. SSO95's Avatar
        SSO95 -
        I'd have this car over a 458 and a MP4, and it hasn't even been released.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Why is it so pleasing to the eye. Gorgeous.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Who knows what it will really look like though.
      1. kokostrollet's Avatar
        kokostrollet -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Who knows what it will really look like though.
        Exactly. Definitely not those wheels e.g...
      1. ice350's Avatar
        ice350 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Who knows what it will really look like though.
        I'll a brick it looks very similar when it really comes. It has to be similar to this. It has to top the 911 and this does top it.

        All I know is I really like it.