Porsche has been granted the trademark ‘GT5’, suggesting that a new motorsports-developed version of one of its line-up may be in the works.
Historically, the company’s flagship high-performance models have always featured numbers that correlate with the FIA class in which they are designed to race. For example, the Porsche 911 GT3 was designed for use in the FIA Group GT3 class.
Given that there is no motorsports equivalent of GT5, however, it may be the case that the new GT version is unlike anything seen in the current motorsports environment. The new car may, as a result, take the form of a flagship version of the Panamera or Macan.
A Porsche spokesperson said: “There’s no comment on that [GT5] in relation to what our future product might be.”
The flagship versions of Porsche’s cars are developed by the company’s Weissach-based GT division, which applies its motorsport expertise to develop more focused and capable cars.
Andreas Preuninger, head of the GT division, had previously indicated that he thought there was room in the company’s line-up for more focused models.