2 de novembro de 2012

Porsche 961 confirmed

Matthias Muller, Porsche's CEO, has confirmed to AutoExpress that they are working in a rival for the Ferrari 458 Italia and Mclaren MP4-12C that rumors point to the revival of the 961 badge, pictured above, which was a racing car based on the 959 sports car.

This new model will be slotted between the ultra-expensive 918 Spyder and the still expensive 911 GT2 RS and will cost around 312.000€ (250.000£). It will borrow the technology used in the 918 Spyder, like the lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic monocoque chassis.

The engine is expected to be the same then the one in the 918 Spyder, developing around 570bhp and a 0-100km/h (0 to 62mph) time of just over three seconds to match those in the Ferrari and Mclaren.

Source: Autocar UK