Porsche Wants New Supercar to Slot Between GT2 RS and 918 Spyder
"We're currently examining what options can be derived from this" hole in the product range, Maier said at the manufacturer's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, according to Auto News. "There already are initial ideas that look very promising on paper."
The new supercar, about which very little is know at the moment, will combine with new versions of the Cayman and Boxster, plus an extended-wheelbase and drop-top Panamera, to create Porsche’s strongest offering ever.
Backed by VW, Porsche aims to double sales to about 200,000 vehicles by 2018 with the introduction of new models and expansion in emerging markets. Porsche should boost deliveries to more than 100,000 this year from 97,000 in 2010, Maier revealed.
Last month, Porsche’s sales rose 29 percent to 10,670 units, helping the half-year increase of 37 percent. Sales increases “will turn out to be lower in the second half of the year,” said Maier, a former executive of BMW, who took charge of Porsche’s sales operations in April 2010.
To sustain sales growth, Porsche will introduce the seventh-generation 911 this year, a model that will debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Next will come the new Cayman and Boxster, followed by the Cajun compact SUV in 2013.