A new Porsche hypercar will be launched... eventually


Porsche has launched only three supercars and hypercars so far: the 959, Carrera GT, and the 918 Spyder. Taking the ultra-rare 911 GT1 Stra├čenversion into consideration, there have been few dedicated flagships. There won't be a new one anytime soon, according to CEO Oliver Blume.

Porsche's head honcho said "hypercars are always part of Porsche's strategy" and a new model will be introduced only when it is appropriate. 

By introducing new technology to create a cutting-edge product, the 54-year-old executive said it would earn its hypercar status. "Hypercars will play a role for Porsche in the future. But we haven't decided yet." Blume said it won't arrive before the middle of the decade.


Porsche is preparing the next-generation, electric-only Macan, which has been delayed until 2024 due to software problems. 

A larger zero-emission SUV above the Cayenne is expected to launch in the latter half of this decade, along with the 718 Boxster and Cayman. The second-generation Taycan could be accompanied by a larger electric model similar to the Panamera.

A large-displacement gasoline engine for a hypercar is less likely. As the 918 Spyder debuted nearly a decade ago with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, expect its successor to be heavily electrified. Unless Porsche develops an all-electric drivetrain, we won't know if it'll still feature a V8 or a flat-six.


Before everything goes electric, Porsche should give the good ol' ICE a proper send-off, so let's hope that the next hypercar will still have exhaust tips. Regardless, we can rest assured that the 911 will not lose its gasoline engines anytime soon. This decade, an electric version has been ruled out, but a non-PHEV hybrid will follow soon.

Electricity is undoubtedly the future, love it or hate it. Porsche estimates more than 80 percent of its annual sales by 2030 will be represented by EVs.

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