Hold the press! There are strong rumours abound that Porsche may be in the late design stages of a new model – and it’s not pig ugly! Recent attempts from Stuttgart i.e. the Cayenne, Cayman and Panamera appear to have been taken from the ‘Only their mother could love them’ collection, with their strong sales figures simply highlighting how powerful the Porsche brand is. However, this 928-style coupe’s initial sketches are very promising. It will apparently use the Panamera’s platform and front end, with the rear end taking some styling cues from the 911. Unlike the 911 it will be a front engined V8, making it a GT in the truest sense of the word and allowing it to compete with the likes of the Aston Martin DB9 and Ferrari 599. If this car is as pretty as initial impressions suggest, global domination for Porsche may be yet another step closer.
By Ben Harrington