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#1 of 91 Upcoming Porsche 2+2 or 4 door sedan
Feb 18, 2004 (3:36 pm)
Porsche has made it clear it will use the V8 developed for the Cayenne and place it in either a 2+2 coupe or 4 door sedan.... I think it will fill a gap for the sport sedan /coupe niche. What do you think ?
Feb 20, 2004 (1:25 am)
sure, why not? maserati has the quattroporte, aston martin had the lagonda, so why not porsche?
bring it on, zuffhausen!
Feb 20, 2004 (3:33 am)
There is no way Porsche is going to make a sedan. Yes this same thing was said about the Cayenne, but a sedan is just too much. They better not!
I expect a 2+2 GT to take on various Bentley, Aston-Martin, and Ferrari "GT" cars.
Aston and Maserati have a tradition of having a sedan, Porsche doesn't.
What's next? A Ferrari SUV?
Porsche better stay true here and bring out a 928 type car, not a sedan!!!
The funny part is that knowing how the Germans feel about other Germans invading their special segments, like MB did with the A-Class, which caused VW to do the Phaeton.......BMW, MB and Audi won't take it sitting down if Porsche does do a sedan, they'll start building 911 competitors left and right. Audi already intends to do this with the LeMans Quattro. BMW and Mercedes will have to build a true 911 competitor if Porsche does this...the German's competitiveness won't allow anything less.
Feb 20, 2004 (12:10 pm)
so maybe this would be a good thing then?
Feb 20, 2004 (1:12 pm)
might not be bad if they did a variation on the RX-8 theme (sports car/coupe with an actually usable back seat). Kind of a "grown up" 911 with the engine in the front.
#8 of 91 6thbeatle
Feb 21, 2004 (1:50 pm)
You mean Porsche doing another GT type car like the 928 or the outbreak of competition between the German brands??
A few hours earlier I received a new issue of Autoweek and on the cover is a mid-engine sports car from Mercedes for 2008 to do battle with the 360 Modena, Ford GT, Lambo Gallardo etc etc, also built built with help from MB's F1 partner McLaren. This car (if built) will undoubtedly do battle with the next generation 911. Seems the Germans are already doing the latter of the two scenarios huh?
Feb 21, 2004 (3:23 pm)
yes, I see your point.
since others are making sports cars, albeit not direct 911 competitors, then maybe Porsche can or should do a 2+2 sport coupe. They may even do a sedan ?
It seems they always wanted to do a replacement for the 928....a grand touring 2+2 coupe...
But a sedan......ummmm...that would capture some or the older affluent empty nesters, the bulk of the baby boomers...
Feb 21, 2004 (3:28 pm)
so if the battle is already on......at least clandestinely in the project rooms and boardrooms., then maybe Porsche should do a sedan and a 2+2 coupe. Try to maintain market share...
But would it dilute the brand ?
Would the thousands of retiring baby boomers (I hear that there are 5000 of them retiring every day ?) want to buy a more practical sporty Porsche, or want the purist 911 ?
Is there a need to have a 928 replacement ?
what do you guys think ?