Porsche’s product development team should’ve been working on a new mid-engine supercar. But, it seems like plans of a Ferrari-rivaling model have been put on hold for the moment. So, the much rumored Porsche 960 won’t come out until 2026, according to Automotive News.
CAR Magazine first reported about the Porsche 960 in April
If you recall, we published a story about the Porsche 960 back in April, 2016. CAR Magazine had found out through their sources that a mid-engine Ferrari-rival was under development. It was believed that Porsche wanted a supercar priced around $300,000 to take of the Ferrari 488 GTB, McLaren 650S and the Lamborghini Huracan.
VW emissions scandal to blame?
But this was at a time when the VW emissions scandal was still fresh in the minds of the decision makers. Clearly, development costs for a new supercar would have come under scrutiny given the fact that Volkswagen had millions of dollars in fines to settle.
So, the shelving of the Porsche 960 would come as surprise to anyone. However, enthusiasts like us would have liked to see what Porsche enter one of the most lucrative segments in the market.
Source: Automotive News