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Old 10-05-2009, 09:44 AM   #1
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REPORTS OF A more affordable entry-level Porsche have surfaced more than a few times this year, focusing mostly on speculation that Porsche is considering a Speedster version of Volkswagen’s Bluesport concept.
Now, following recent reported comments from Porsche Development Head Wolfgang Duerheimer, the odds are firming that the sportscar manufacturer is working on a model below the current entry-level Boxster.

Earlier this year, Porsche’s Executive Vice-President for Sales and Marketing, Klaus Berning, said that plans for a fifth model line at Porsche had been put on hold.
“Another model line is not something we are concentrating on at the moment,” said Berning. “We may start looking at that after the launch of the Panamera but my gut feeling is that we do not need one,” Mr Berning said in June.



However, speaking with German magazine Automobilwoche this week, Development Head Duerheimer said that offering a significantly cheaper model is now a top priority for the German carmaker.

Recently bought out by Volkswagen after a failed attempt at its own Volkswagen takeover, Porsche is facing tough times following a 24 percent sales slump in the financial year to July 31.

Closer ties with the world’s second biggest carmaker will give Porsche greater opportunities to reduce costs. Having increased access to Volkswagen’s parts bin may mean that a Bluesport-based Speedster will emerge as the likely candidate for the new, cheaper Porsche
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:54 AM   #2
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I just hope VW makes' theirs, beautiful car.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:57 AM   #3
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This is a terrible idea. Just sell it as a VW and stop watering down Porsche.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:02 AM   #4
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What does Piech say? That's the only thing that matters.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:54 AM   #5
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:23 PM   #6
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I really hope the bluesport comes out with a powerful petrol engine.
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:34 PM   #7
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VW asserting the dominance... first axing the Cayenne and Panamera, and now overriding the decision to not do a cheap Porsche.
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:07 PM   #8
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Bring on the cheap Porsche! The 944 was and still is one of the best handling cars.
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:31 PM   #9
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If it's something like the Elise, that's good. If it's a fancy Golf, then good Lord.
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:55 PM   #10
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I don't care if it has a VW, Audi, or Porsche badge on it. Just build one with the 2.5L 5-banger turbo from the TTRS.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:21 PM   #11
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What does Piech say? That's the only thing that matters.
Indeed. Depends on which direction makes him feel like his penis is bigger.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:47 AM   #12
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:14 PM   #13
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Never understood why you would make this unless it is a Boxster replacement. It would be like Mazda selling the Miata and then selling a slightly larger Miata with a slightly more powerful motor too. How many different two seater roadsters does a company need to sell?

I think this would be a horrible idea for Porsche but quite a good idea for VW as they are lacking a roadster.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:29 PM   #14
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I just hope VW makes' theirs, beautiful car.
And with transmission options. Not just the boring arse DSG.
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:23 AM   #15
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This is a terrible idea. Just sell it as a VW and stop watering down Porsche.
this is not exactly uncharted territory for porsche or vw.

dont forget about the 914 and the awesome 914-6.
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:26 AM   #16
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This has potential to be a 914 also, just Targa top it and they are good to go. I wonder if this will this be priced higher or lower that the Elise...
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