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Old 06-24-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Rumor: Porsche Spyder coming in 2013, to be based on VW BlueSport Concept



http://www.egmcartech.com/2009/06/24...sport-concept/

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According to a report by AutoExpress, the much-loved Porsche Spyder will make a comeback in 2013. The model will be based on the upcoming Volkswagen BlueSport Concept underpinnings and will share many components with the rumored Audi R2.

Sources say that the Porsche Spyder successor will have a “reputation for unrivalled driving dynamics, but in a much lighter, fuel efficient and affordable package than any model in recent memory.”

The model will future a folding canvas roof like the Porsche Boxster and will be significantly smaller than the current entry-level Porsche. Power is expected to come from an 4-cylinder turbocharged 2.0 TFSI from the Volkswagen GTI with a Sport version that will be tuned to produce around 280-hp.

Pricing for the Porsche Spyder is expected to start around £28,000 ($45,931 USD).
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:41 PM   #2
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thought that rumor has already been nulled by Porsche?
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:46 PM   #3
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What's gheyor than a Boxster??? This.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:52 PM   #4
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She loves me... she loves me not... she loves me... she loves me not.

let me guess, in a day or two, there is going to be another rumor that Porsche has canceled this model. Then a couple of days after that, it will be back on.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:04 AM   #5
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Now that the tables have turned and it appears that VW will be acquiring Porsche, there's a real chance that this model will see the light of day.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:35 AM   #6
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What's gheyor than a Boxster??? This.
Well, that's easy to say with your ummm, funds. But for guys driving WRXs....a Boxster is still a hell of a driving experience, gay or not.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:37 PM   #7
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Well, that's easy to say with your ummm, funds. But for guys driving WRXs....a Boxster is still a hell of a driving experience, gay or not.
^ This. ^

You could call me Richard freakin Simmons, I'd still be having a damn blast driving one of the best handling sports cars on the road, with a better power-to-weight ratio than an STI. I'd even put a pink bow on it if it made you guys feel better...
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:08 PM   #8
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Feel the burn ladies...

yup, I am completely with REX and Skunk....buy me a Judy Garland turleneck and call me SEFAN...I would rock a Boxster.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:52 PM   #9
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^ This. ^

You could call me Richard freakin Simmons, I'd still be having a damn blast driving one of the best handling sports cars on the road, with a better power-to-weight ratio than an STI. I'd even put a pink bow on it if it made you guys feel better...
LOL! How about Dick Simmons? (I know they drive really nice, and would probably spring for a Boxster S for the wife, but know I would want to drive it.) Keep your testes - you can drive my GT3 if they ever get around to building it... and assuming I still have funds by then...
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:54 PM   #10
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Note to self - remember Judy Garland turtleneck for Scrappy's stocking stuffer...
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:19 PM   #11
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LOL! How about Dick Simmons? (I know they drive really nice, and would probably spring for a Boxster S for the wife, but know I would want to drive it.) Keep your testes - you can drive my GT3 if they ever get around to building it... and assuming I still have funds by then...
Dammit... you live in California!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-26-2009, 08:25 AM   #12
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let me guess, in a day or two, there is going to be another rumor that Porsche has canceled this model. Then a couple of days after that, it will be back on.


Though the lightweight, mid-engined Porsche 914 of the late 1960s and early 1970s was far from a perfect machine, it has developed a cult following that keeps it active in the streets and on tracks around the world to this day. Many have longed for a new-generation of the car and reports suggesting such a model was in the works were all the buzz in the recent past, even as recently as the 15th of this month.

However, the cold truth of the economic crisis and Porsche’s own desire to remain exclusive means plans for a new entry-level roadster have been dropped. Speaking with The Daily Telegraph, Porsche’s executive vice-president for sales and marketing, Klaus Berning, said the company has no plans to introduce another new model to its range and that this fifth model line has been shelved indefinitely.

"Another model line is not something we are concentrating on at the moment,” Berning explained. "We may start looking at that after the launch of the Panamera but my gut feeling is that we do not need one.

Original speculation that Porsche was working on a new roadster was brought about by the company’s impending merger with Volkswagen through a planned share buyout. The keystone was production of VW’s recently revealed Bluesport roadster concept.

Virtually every mainstream VW Group brand, from Seat, to Skoda, to Audi, and VW, have been rumored to be working on their own versions of the car and Porsche, too, was reportedly planning to build one.

To keep costs low, the roadster was to share parts with a number of existing VW models. Elements unique to the cars would have been an aluminum-spaceframe chassis, a mid-engine and RWD layout, and a range of high-output 2.0L forced-inductionengines.

While a new entry-level model may be out of the question, a new four-cylinder model, either in the Boxter/Cayman line or possibly even the 911, could be in the works. When quizzed on the topic, Berning teased: "You never say never, but we have not made any decision to go that way.”

He went on to explain that it "could be possible to have a four-cylinder again in a 911 but it would be a Porsche four-cylinder. The 911 is the core of the brand and it follows different rules to the rest of the brand models.”
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:04 PM   #13
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They will do fine with a VW and Audi version there doesn't need to be a Porsche one.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:12 PM   #14
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Hilarious update, Avanti
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I want one of these, either in VW, Audi, or Porsche guise, with the TTRS 340HP 2.5L in-line 5.
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