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by Sam Rawlings

Rumours that a new Porsche supercar is on the way are beginning to gain traction after the German car maker recently secured the trademark ‘960’.

According to Car Magazine, the company was granted the trademark last September, implying that those rumours could soon be a reality.

Porsche is giving away very little in terms of future product plans, however, the company has reportedly identified gaps in its line-up.

As far back as 2013, reports suggested that Porsche was planning to produce a car that would sit between the 911 Turbo S and the 918 Spyder in the line-up.

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Above: 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

While no official word has been given by the car maker, the 960 is pegged to feature a 3.9-litre quad-turbo flat-eight engine capable of churning out around 485kW of power and 800Nm of torque. This could give the supercar a 0-100km/h time of under 3 seconds.

Both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations could feature.

It’s also claimed that the mid-engined supercar would benefit from a lightweight body made from a blend of aluminium, carbon-fibre and titanium.

The new supercar would likely enter as a rival to the Ferrari 488 GTB, McLaren 650 S and the Lamborghini Huracan and attract a price tag of around $450,000.

The 960 was initially said to be coming sometime in 2017, however a revised date of 2019 has surfaced as it would likely arrive after the next-generation 911, due out in early 2018.

So, while the 960 appears to remain on the table for Porsche, only time will tell when and if we’ll see the supercar.

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