A load of new Porsches are on their way in 2021
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Despite the plethora of developments in engineering and manufacturing, car firms are, ironically, offering more iterations of the same models than ever before - despite having the option of implementing new technology into different models. Still, this hasn't stopped the demand for these imitation copies, rather, it's caused a spike.
Perhaps the perfect example of this is the Porsche 911. Over the years, there have been more copies of the Stuttgart-based firm's best-selling car than any other model of any other car in the world. In many ways, it is the definitive, premium class sports car. Porsche have grappled this idea of ''something for everyone'', and utilized it to send the sales figures for their 911 range into the automotive stratosphere. So the rhetorical question remains: why should they change anything?
Whilst any specifics shouldn't be counted as an assurance, the leaked documents give us good reason to believe that the following models are set to be released in 2021: The 911 GT3 / 911 GT3 Touring / 718 Boxster 25 Years Edition / Taycan Cross Turismo / Taycan 4S / Taycan Turbo / Taycan Turbo S. That's a very, very healthy list of additions to their already powerful armada.
Combine those pending models with the recently reinvigorated Porsche Panamera roster, which includes a jackhammer-wielding 689bhp Turbo S E-Hybrid, and their astute Porsche Macan and Cayenne SUV range, and what you end up with is, unquestionably, the most consistently performing manufacturer in the world right now.
As stated earlier, details are scarce at this point in time, but a few things can be said with a fairly confident stance: the Taycan Sport Turismo is expected to be exactly the same, mechanically, to its smaller brother. It's expected to cost just shy of $200,000, given that the Taycan Turbo costs $185,000 - and considering the all-electric wagon will have 750bhp surging beneath its electronic veins, it's promising to be a sure-fire way of keeping up with anything else that you'll see on the streets.
Moving on to the 992 set of 911's, the GT3 and the GT3 Touring, you should expect them to be fitted with the naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six that Porsche have grown accustom to using in their flagship model for some years now. In terms of power, the projected number is expected to be well north of 500bhp. So all in all, we can expect an exciting year ahead for Porsche.