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Porsche considering 2nd supercar and a smaller sedan after Macan SUV

Reports from around the world indicate that Porsche is considering adding an 8th and 9th model to their lineup, possibly adding a new supercar and a sedan smaller than the Panamera sometime after the Macan compact SUV launches in 2014.

The Porsche lineup currently has five models – the Boxster, the Cayman, the 911, the Panamera and the Cayenne – with the new Porsche 918 hybrid supercar expected to serve as the 6th model when it arrives in the third quarter of 2013 while the upcoming Macan small SUV will become the 7th model in 2014. After the Macan arrives in 2014, there are reports that Porsche may offer a new mid-sized sedan similar in design to the Panamera that is currently known internally as the Pajun. The Stuttgart-based automaker is also considering production of “Project 960” – a two seat, mid engine coupe that would pack over 600 horsepower from a twin turbocharged V8.

Porsche originally had planned an 8th model code named Project 551, which was expected to be a smaller roadster than the Boxster but that project has been shelved as company management was concerned that the target Porsche audience would not have interest in a car smaller than the current Boxster.

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