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The German based automaker Porsche has no plans to put the 960 supercar into production because the company feels there is no need for such a model.

Rumors about a direct competitor developed by Porsche for the Ferrari 458 Italia, for the Lamborghini Aventador or for the McLaren MP4-12C have been around ever since last year but just when we thought we were getting closer to the final production version of the model, the carmaker stepped forward and announced that the supercar won’t hit the production line, because there is no need for such a model, considering the new vehicles which have recently entered the company’s lineup.

“We have always a lot of ideas, at the moment I think this is a good idea but it’s not the near future. We’ve just launched a new 991. Now we have Boxster and Cayman, then we have 911 variants, turbo, GT3 and so on, then the 918 next year. I think we have so many sports cars now that we don’t have any need for a model above the 911 GT2 though”, as the Porsche Research and Development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, told Chris Harris.

Initial rumors were saying that the Porsche 960 will use the same platform as the new generation of the Audi R8 and the model should have received a 3.8 liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine under its hood, which should have been good for 600 HP and 550 lb-ft of torque.

Source: GT Spirit