Head of development claims a model smaller than a Boxster is Porsche's top priority
6 October 2009

Porsche has moved a step closer to producing its own version of the Volkswagen Bluesport concept, according to reports from Germany.

The VW Bluesport is a two-seater, mid-engined roadster, which is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine. VW launched it at the Detroit motor show earlier this as a sports car designed with current emissions and budget-sensitive times firmly in mind.

Wolfgang Duerheimer, head of development at Porsche, told a German magazine that creating a model “significantly cheaper than” than the Boxster was the top priority for the firm.

Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn has already said he wants to create a Porsche model smaller than the Boxster and this is tipped to be its own variant of the Bluesport.

Winterkorn has also said previously he wanted Porsche to sell 150,000 units "in the foreseeable future, say 2012 or 2013", with an additional version of the Panamera and a “little brother” to the Cayenne tipped for production.

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6 October 2009

i wouldnt be surprised to see a 'little brother to the cayenne' spun off the Audi Q5 platform....

6 October 2009

I saw an old Porsche 914 the other day - it looked great. I can't see that a budget sports car would do any harm to the brand (especially if they're planning on selling 150,000 cars a year, surely they're going to have to plaster the Porsche badge onto far less worthy cars to acheive that target?).

6 October 2009

I'd have thought Porsche's priority would be to produce a car which doesn't look like a copy of the car that went before (911/Coxter) or was a complete munter (everything else).

6 October 2009

When you look at models like the 924, it's not the first time Porsche have had a stab at an entryl-evel model. Providing Michael Mauer can create a classic Porsche design and an updated 356 would certainly do that and it would be just up to the engineers to get the power to weight ratio correct. When you think of a Twin Turbo Diesel or a Hybrid 2.0Ltr Turbo Motor, The luxury brand may be able to steal a few sales from other German premium brands including those Porsche 'wanna-be' Audi TT drivers.

6 October 2009

Completely agree. The Porsche design department (if there is one) must be THE most boring place on earth to work. Or the funniest.

7 October 2009

Brand dilution here we come.

The 914/916 was always labelled as a VW/Porsche. But yes, they are gorgeous little machines....very similar to the X1/9

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