Porsche 960 supercar coming to slap Ferrari in the face

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 28, 2011

If the Porsche Pajun or Cajun are not enough for you, we have great news: the German manufacturer is planning to slap the Ferrari 458 Italia with the Porsche 960, a new supercar which will sit below the 918 Hybrid and above the 911. Set to hit the market in 2015, the new Porsche codenamed 960 will use Volkswagen Group’s new Mimo platform and according to Car Magazine it will receive the same components as the next 911 due in 2016.

Regarding the Mimo architecture, this will be borrowed from the Vw BlueSport Concept.

The Porsche 960 was first known as the 961 and at that moment the Ferrari fighter was likely to be powered by a twin-turbo V8 delivering around 550 hp, while the design was inspired by the 918 Spyder. Now, the vehicle will use a 3.8-liter boxer engine delivering around 600 hp.

The same engine is currently used by the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S – for those who don’t know, the engine delivers 400 hp (~ 294 kW) and can push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just in 4.3 seconds and in just 4.1 seconds when using the optional Sport Chrono package. Porsche intends to price the so-called 960 at around €200,000, which means that the car would be cheaper than the latest 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider, which is priced from €226,800!

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