Porsche is one of the most conservative car companies in the World with their longest running model being the 911 which has been on the market for nearly 50 years. They also make the 918 which is a highly powerful supercar that also happens to be much faster than the 911. In order to bridge the gap between the two, they are going to release the 2017 Porsche 960, a car which has been rumored for more than 2 years now. This is going to have pretty much nothing in common with the rest and it is going to be based on the new Porsche modular platform so it will be a mid-engined supercar rather than the usual rear-engined model.
2017 Porsche 960 Price and Release Date
This will allow Porsche to better compete with cars such as the 488GTB which became extremely fast recently and their 911 model just can’t keep up anymore. The 960 is going to be the answer for that with new engines, a new look as well as a new price. It is said to hit the market for nearly $300,000 which is more than most of its competitors but also a lot less than the 918. The car should hit the market sometime in late 2016 with the market release being in the mid of 2017.
Porsche 960 Specs
It is unclear for now what type of engine the 960 is going to have but early rumors suggest that Porsche might, in fact, develop an all new flat-8 5 liter naturally aspirated V8 which could offer up to 650 horsepower, enough to make this a very interesting choice for the price. The engine would use Porsche’s own PDK transmission and it will likely only be offered as an all-wheel drive model. A twin-turbocharged flat-6 hasn’t been ruled out of the question either and it is, in fact, a very possible choice for the car but considering the price we do expect Porsche to make this car quite a bit more interesting than its competitors.
Porsche 960 2017 Exterior and Interior
The design of the 2017 Porsche 960 is under wraps for now but considering it will most likely be a mid-engined car, it will share some of its design language with the Cayman, with a longer back end than the usual 911. However, in the front, it is quite likely that it will take a lot more from the 918 with a similar layout for the headlights and intakes as the highly expensive hypercar. In the back, on the other hand, we can expect a mid-mounted exhaust, a retractable rear wing as well as a clear glass engine cover. The interior is unknown but it may use a similar layout to that of the 911.