Get your deposit ready.
Update: Porsche says there are no immediate plans to produce a car like this.
Cars such as the Porsche 911 and Porsche Boxster continue to set the bar in their respective classes. While these daily-driving sports cars might be a bundle of fun, they don't exactly draw attention in quite the same way a full-blown hypercar does. The brand's last attempt at building a hypercar was quite the success: the Porsche 918 Spyder took the fight to competitors such as the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari and delivered explosive performance, and now rumors are spreading of a new hypercar that will make the 918 look like an entry-level Cayman.
According to leaked information from a Porsche employee in the US, the German manufacturer is getting ready to reveal a road-going hypercar similar to the legendary 911 GT1 of the 1990s. According to the source, a select group of VIP customers have already put down their deposits for the upcoming hypercar, but have been sworn to secrecy. In a recent episode of Spike's Car Radio, Spike Feresten discussed the rumor.
"Right now, if you'd like to, you can put a deposit down on a Porsche GT1. The rumor is they're going to announce this in August. There's going to be a new Porsche GT1 mid-engine special car that will follow in the footsteps of the Carrera GT, the 918… and now the new GT1."
It is not yet clear on which platform the upcoming machine will be based on. Back in December 2020, Porsche announced that it was building a new prototype race car to compete in the LMDh class of the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Concept images of the race car share similarities with the Porsche 919 Street. Whichever way Porsche decides to go with this new performance machine, we hope the legendary GT1 name ends up on the rear-end.