It’s been a long time since Porsche produced a front-engined coupe. Over two decades, in fact, since it discontinued the 968 and 928. But the latest word from Germany is that it’s preparing to introduce not one, but two new models to fill the void.
The latter would be the more direct spiritual successor to the 928. The long-rumored grand tourer would sit alongside the Panamera sedan and Sport Turismo wagon, but reportedly adopt a different name – potentially that of its eight-cylinder predecessor. The model could share much, then, with the new GT that Bentley is preparing, based on the same platform.
The Cayenne coupe would take a different approach. Though still front-engined, this model would take the form of a slant-backed crossover. That’d put it up against the likes of the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe in an increasingly popular (and lucrative) market sub-segment.
Along with the coupes, AutoBild (via Motor1) also says an electric version of the Macan is in the works. Taking aim at the Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model X, and forthcoming BMW iX3, the Macan EV is tipped to arrive in 2022 in three levels of output. The base model would pack 215 horsepower (166 kW), the mid-level version with 322 hp (240 kW), and the top-of-the-line with 430 hp (320 kW). The latter would ostensibly come close to the Macan Turbo with the optional Performance Package that churns out 434 hp (324 kW).