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    New 928 scoop, old magazine scan...

    I've never seen this article before,
    but like this better than a sedan 4 door....a Porsche competitor for the 612.. Why not


    Re: New 928 scoop, old magazine scan...

    A newish 928 doesn't seem very likely to me.

    First, it would cannibalize sales from the 911 and Boxter/Coupe lines. Not much of an overall net gain in volume.

    Second, it's a small niche product that wouldn't even sell as well as the 911. Porsche needs a line that will sell as well as the Cayenne, not as well as the 928 did.

    Re: New 928 scoop, old magazine scan...

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    W8MM said:
    A newish 928 doesn't seem very likely to me.

    First, it would cannibalize sales from the 911 and Boxter/Coupe lines. Not much of an overall net gain in volume.

    Second, it's a small niche product that wouldn't even sell as well as the 911. Porsche needs a line that will sell as well as the Cayenne, not as well as the 928 did.



    Right, I see it the same way. A new 928 doesn't make too much sense. Porsche could easily build a modified 911 called 911 GT for example to satisfy demand for a "true" GT à la 612. Looking at the success of the E55, M5, etc., a high power limousine makes much more sense to me. Time will tell...

    Re: New 928 scoop, old magazine scan...

    If Porsche built a " Porshe-ized " BMW M5 with all the same bells and whistles and four seats / 4 doors and it were far and away the best in that mid-size everyday super sports sedan class, then that will canalbalize base 911 Turbo 4 seater sales , IMO. Why would I cram my growing kids into the increasingly contented , heavy and luxe 997/998 Turbo , if I don't have use for the two seater more elemental 997/998 GT2 version ?

    Agree with RC

    If Porsche would in fact build such a sports sedan/GT, that would let them satisfy customers more interested in a luxury-oriented Porsche. This would then let Porsche tweak the 911 range to be more sports-car-like and satisfy the many critics who complain about the car getting too far from its origins. I think this plan makes sense for them.

    Re: Agree with RC

    Porsche needs to build a German Maserati Quattroporte, there is a market for it. Besides, they have been wanting to build one for a long time.

    Ok, Im old, I recall the prototype 4dr 911!

    Im sure that they can come up with a convincing business case for it, and that its handling would be several notchs
    above an competition. Look what they did in the SUV market.

    There dealers will be happy and customers will get another choice of something to drive with Porsches unique feel.

    Re: New 928 scoop, old magazine scan...

    If the corporate philosophy is sport cars are not practical and we need to expand our customer base(confirmed by the CEO and a major stockholder), then it is entirely possible that this car will be in the future model offerings.

    Re: New 928 scoop, old magazine scan...

    What if they made it a concept car first, wouldn't that be helpful? Or is that a stupid question?

    Re: New 928 scoop, old magazine scan...

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    nberry said:
    If the corporate philosophy is sport cars are not practical and we need to expand our customer base(confirmed by the CEO and a major stockholder), then it is entirely possible that this car will be in the future model offerings.



    I'm not sure it's purely a case of their corporate philosophy saying sports cars in and of themselves aren't practical so much as it is a case that it's increasingly difficult for a mfg to ONLY sell sports cars. The only pure sports car builders these days are the small independents in England (Reliant, Atom, etc. and maybe Lotus). All other car companies including Fiat/Alfa/Ferrari/Maserati sell vehicles in each market segment because that's what customers are buying.

     
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