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Porsche 550 coming in 2014 - report

 Porsche 550 coming in 2014 - report
2011 Porsche Boxster Artist Rendering / Copyright by Larson / Road & Track

Could have a turbocharged 1.6-liter with 200 PS (147 kW / 197 hp)

Enthusiasts have been longing for an entry-level Porsche roadster and a new report is indicating the wait could soon be over.

According to Autobild, the highly-anticipated successor to the 356 will be launched in the summer of 2014. The magazine says the car will be powered by a mid-mounted, turbocharged 1.6-liter engine with approximately 200 PS (147 kW / 197 hp). More importantly, the model is expected to cost €39,000 which is roughly €8,000 less than the current Boxster.

Source: Autobild.de

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Comments (26)

 BushMaster BushMaster
Porsche should price it around US$35,000.00, no electronic aids, basic dampers, 4wheel abs atmost and fun to drive. Oh yeah don't delete the a/c, make it like the 1st gen mazda mx5 no driving aids. It'll sell like hot cakes for sure
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June 29, 2011 8:53 am
 tbrodie tbrodie
If it is light enough, it will be fine. Besides, inevitably there will be an S model with 240-270 hp. It sounds like VWs Bluesport won't even have a power top, so if this is similarly decontented, it could almost be the Boxster Spyder/Cayman R purist equivalent.
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June 25, 2011 7:15 am
 Mr_You Mr_You
Small, light weight, high revving, variable geometry turbo. Yes I'll take one or two.
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June 24, 2011 1:32 am
 Alainckw Alainckw
Good news, 1.6 turbo with lightweight can be real fast. Looking forward to this car.
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June 23, 2011 11:34 pm
 v6s_stink v6s_stink
A four-pot boxer engine without feminine styling would be nice, but not at 39 G's.
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June 23, 2011 11:25 pm
 NYyanks NYyanks
I like the design to current porsches, BUT an engine producing only 197 hp in a porsche doesn't do the style justice. it looks fast, but it won't go fast. not good, not good.
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June 23, 2011 9:05 pm
 mnovakowski mnovakowski
This will be a roughly $50,000 car so the mustang v6 will blow its doors off in price and performance. Porsche needs to get real with their pricing.
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June 23, 2011 8:34 pm
 Dolomight 74-86 Dolomight 74-86
I don't mind at all if they use an Impreza style Flat-4 rather than an inline-4. It would be nice if it was sub 2500lbs in weight.
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June 23, 2011 7:06 pm
 RoadRunner RoadRunner
This car will be based on the Audi TT chassis and will probly have and Audi engine so not really a porsche at the end of the day.
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June 23, 2011 6:44 pm
 Hellbound Hellbound
For €39,000 there's a lot of metal on sale that can offer buyers more than 200bhp and decent sports car handling. The image of the Boxster is dubious at best (watch the new series of Top Gear if you don't know what I mean), this car is definitely built for young women. Give us a £30k fixed head coupe please. If you seriously want to own a Porsche, take your 39k Euros and buy a pre-owned 997 from a main dealer.
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June 23, 2011 6:42 pm
 SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
The Porsche 550 Stuttgart. I wonder if they'll upgrade it to a 575 Stuttgart a few years later.
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June 23, 2011 5:22 pm
 scratchy996 scratchy996
now that Lotus becomes fat, it's good to see the 550 back in the picture.
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June 23, 2011 5:09 pm
 johnakis johnakis
like like like!!!!!:)
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June 23, 2011 4:46 pm
 Microice Microice
Brand whores will jump on it like flies to crumbs of a good cake but do we honestly want this? Part of the appeal of owning a Porsche is the exclusivity and this just throws me off the brand as it will me very common.
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June 23, 2011 4:11 pm
 RODHA RODHA
A Porsche with an inline 4 cylinder engine producing just 200 hp. God help us all...
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June 23, 2011 4:06 pm
 Antichrist Antichrist
Looks like a mini Porsche Carrera GT!
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June 23, 2011 3:42 pm