Porsche 960 & Porsche Pajun on the wayThu, 19 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0700
A Porsche source has confirmed that Porsche are working on a smaller Panamera – the ‘Pajun’ – and a mid-engined Porsche 960.
Now that Porsche has finally become part of VW, it can move forward with its plans to fill every supercar niche in the same way Audi is in a mission to fill – and create – every premium car niche.
With two new models already officially confirmed as on the way – the Porsche Macan (a smaller Cayenne) and the Porsche 918 – Porsche’s minds are now firmly focused on the next two new models from Stuttgart – the eighth and ninth models in the range.
Now a Porsche source has revealed to Automotive New (Europe) that Porsche is working on two new models we’ve reported on before – the Porsche 960 and the ‘Panamera Junior’ – the car dubbed Porsche Pajun.
The Porsche 960 will be a mid-engined, two-door supercar with a bi-turbo V8 engine (or, according to Georg Kacher, a 3.8 litre, twin turbo flat six) and something around 600bhp, aimed right in the path of the Ferrari 458 and McLaren MP4-12C and expected to arrive in 2015.
The Porsche Pajun (which will get a different name for production) which is said to be likely to offer the same range of engines as the full-size Panamera gets. Which, especially in Pajun Turbo guise, will make for a very swift executive saloon that should take the fight to the BMW M5. Expect the Porsche Pajun in 2015 too.
What is also now clear is that Porsche has dropped plans for a sub-Boxster sports car, with Porsche boss Matthias Mueller saying “…it may take another generation of customers before a small roadster fits in with Porsche”.
And with both the Porsche 960 and Porsche Pajun likely to arrive in 2015, we could see concepts pointing that way by Frankfurt 2013.
By Cars UK