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New 918-related concept lined up to mark firm's return to January show
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3 December 2010

Porsche is lining up a new supercar, closely linked to the hi-tech 918 Spyder hybrid, to mark its return to the Detroit motor show in January.

Sources in Germany say the centrepiece of the Stuttgart firm’s appearance at Detroit will be a “spectacular new concept that points towards a future roadgoing model”. It’s thought the car will share some key components, including elements of its platform, with the 918 Spyder, the star of the Geneva show earlier this year.

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No details of the car have been released, but it’s possible that Porsche is planning to capitalise on high demand for the 918 by fast-tracking a more conventionally powered ‘halo’ model to market.

Porsche has been absent from the Detroit show since 2006. But it is returning this year as part of the ever-expanding Volkswagen Group line-up.

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disco.stu 6 December 2010

Re: New Porsche supercar for Detroit

Personally I thought the 918 was a refreshing step forward for Porsche, although not sure about several aspects of its design detail. But at least it was a positive impression compared to the Cayenne and the Panamera.

herbie911 6 December 2010

Re: New Porsche supercar for Detroit

thebaldgit wrote:

Despite not being a fan of the samey designs of Porsche, I for one am glad that the 918 exists and if they put it into production then I will be happy. Are these Porsches better looking than Ferrari's or Lambo's? It is simply down to opinion.

I think Ferrai Enzo or Scaglietti looks just as bad as the Porsche Panamera! Even ferrari do do a minger now and again!

Same again design also apply to Aston front end---DB7, Vantage, Vanquish, DB9, DBS

I do think all current lambo look gorgeous and is my current favourite manufacturer despite the interior of the Gallardo got a few things share with an Audi A3.

Differences in opinion just like you might like blondes but I prefer brunettes.

Porsche, Ferrari, Aston, Lambo produces cars that some of us posted in our bedroom when we are kids. (Don't think you ever put a GTR poster on your bedroom wall.)

thebaldgit 6 December 2010

Re: New Porsche supercar for Detroit

Despite not being a fan of the samey designs of Porsche, I for one am glad that the 918 exists and if they put it into production then I will be happy. Are these Porsches better looking than Ferrari's or Lambo's? It is simply down to opinion.

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