Though not yet confirmed by Porsche, some info from inside a Porsche Sales Manager meeting suggests that numerous new Porsche models are on the way to the US, slated for late 2010 and early 2011. Like most leaked information tends to be, details are still sketchy, but here’s a sampling of what we’ve heard:
No news yet on the 918, but a go or no-go should be forthcoming VERY soon. A Pebble Beach invitational event is in the works for pre-selected potential buyers to get an up-close look at this incredible beast of a car. We’re hoping for a green light on this one!
A Panamera V6, Cayenne V6, and a Cayenne Hybrid are in the works for 2010 release dates, as well as updates to the Cayenne V8 and Turbo models.
A new 911 Speedster model is slated for a late 2010. This model is supposedly limited to a production of just 100 cars, making the odds of us seeing one at the local dealer pretty much nil. Rumor has it as a 2-seater, RWD, PDK transmission, and 408 horsepower. The original Porsche Speedster was an amazing car, so fingers crossed for this one.
A Carrera GTS wide body model is slated for mid-2011, also sporting the RWD platform and 408 horsepower power plant of the above mentioned Speedster.
And finally, last but far from least, the 2011 GT2 RS is making its way to our shores. Scheduled for a late 2010 or early 2011 release, we can only hope that the rumors are true. With a limited run of 135 cars, 620 horsepower, and a base price of $245,000, track day for a lucky few will never be the same.
We’ll keep you up-to-date as we hear more.
[Sam McRoberts, TeamSpeed]