The 2017 Porsche 960

by Kristie LeVangie

Yes, I know.  We’re still in 2014.  But automobiles, much like dogs, have their own quirky time measurements.  And while still in development, it’s our job here to keep you updated on the latest, most lavish ways to spend your cold hard cash.

…And spend you will with its likely $250,000+ price tag.  But it’s a beautiful machine perhaps worthy of the expense.

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There was a time when Porsche was the ultimate in sportscar luxury.  A moniker of success and driven by the affluent, the 911 Turbo and the GT3 were Porsche’s most popular models.  However, today Porsche has slipped into a niche brand rather than a supercar competitor.

…But Porsche is hoping the 960 will change all that.

The mid-engined 960 is being positioned between the 911 Turbo and the 918 Spyder models.  Some sources say it’s a slightly bigger and more powerful version of Porsche’s Cayman model.

Porsche Cayman

Porsche Cayman Model

 

Made mostly of aluminum and composite, the 960 can be tailored for mid- or rear-engine applications, will likely house a flat-8 cylinder engine, and will generate a surplus of 650 horsepower, or in girl terms, it will go 0 to 100 km/hr in just 2.5 seconds.  With all-wheel drive and quad turbos, the Porsche 960 is looking to take on its competition, like the Audi R8, Ferrari 458 Italia and the Lamborghini Gallardo.

Porsche is coming full-force on this one with estimates suggesting 3000 to 4000 cars a year starting in February 2017 and running for about 6 years.

So the good news is…there is time to save.

Bad news is…you have to wait a bit before you can slip into the seduction.

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