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’.
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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.


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.