New Boxster and Cayman models will launch in 2012
The 918 Spyder will be Porsche's halo flagship; it's tipped for a 2014 launch
The 928 is based on the Panamera, but is yet to be signed off
The baby Boxster is key to boosting Porsche's sales voume
An all-new 911 will launch in October 2011 after a Frankfurt show debut
The launch of the new Porsche 911 will kick-start the introduction of a whole series of next-generation and new Porsche models. Here, Autocar runs through all the car that the Stuttgart-based manufacturer is planning to release in the next four years.
2011Panamera hybrid and dieselGreener versions of Stuttgart’s jumbo saloon are designed to improve its market penetration in Europe (diesel) and the US (hybrid).
Cayman ClubsportHardcore version of the current Cayman won’t gain much power, but it will shed weight and receive retuned suspension for even better track-day prowess.
2012New Boxster/CaymanPopular roadster and less popular hard-top get new, slightly extended platforms to improve the cars’ cabin and luggage space. The production will also move in-house, from Valmet in Finland to Porsche’s own factory in Zuffenhausen back in Germany.
2013Baby BoxsterVW BlueSport-based cars (roadster and coupé) will be new entry level, although their pricing may be closer to the current Boxster’s than first thought. Expect them to start at under £30k — but not by much.
928A Panamera-based ‘big GT’ hasn’t been signed off, but VW’s push to expand the firm’s production could give it the green light — if it thinks the Bentley Continental GT can live with more competition. A ‘softer’, front-engined V8 model would also allow Porsche to sharpen subsequent 911s.
Also: Facelifted Panamera; 911 Targa and 911 GT3/GT3 RS; Cayenne Turbo S
2014Facelifted CayennePorsche’s Touareg-based SUV has just been relaunched, but it’ll get a mild refresh to see it through into the second half of the decade. Expect light cosmetic revisions, plus further weight savings and improved efficiency. Downsized engines a possibility.
918 SpyderHybrid halo Porsche will make production, but working the tech will take until 2014, insiders say — and the price is likely to top £400,000.
Also: Boxster Spyder; Next-gen Cayman Clubsport