Porsche Panamera GTS And 718 Cayman T In The Works?


Three new Porsche models will launch next year according to leaked VIN documents.

It looks like the Porsche family will further expand next year with the three new models.

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has uncovered Vehicle Identification Number details submitted to the NHTSA by Porsche revealing that a Panamera GTS, 718 Cayman T and 911 Speedster will be sold in the US for the 2019 model year. The latter doesn’t come as a huge surprise after the recent

unveiling of the 911 Speedster Concept

, but this is the first time there has been any evidence suggesting a Panamera GTS and 718 Cayman T are coming. The listing showsthat the 718 Cayman T, which will slot between the based model and the Cayman S, will use a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine but no output was specified.

If the driver-focused Carrera T is anything to go by, the Cayman T should get some enthusiast-focused enhancements such as Active Suspension Management, a sports exhaust, a shorter gearshift, and shorter gearbox ratios. It also has a gross vehicle weight rating of 3,649 pounds according to the guide, making it 66 pounds lighter than the standard 718 Cayman.

The VIN listing also confirms the existence of the new Panamera GTS and Panamera Sport Turismo GTS but doesn’t provide any specifications. The GTS moniker was used for the last-generation Panamera, so the 2019 model should be more powerful than the Panamera 4S and receive some suspension tweaks and a sportier exterior. Its 3.0-liter V6 should have a power output somewhere between the Panamera 4S' 434 horsepower and the Panamera Turbo's 542 hp.

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As for the Porsche 911 Speedster, we already assumed Porsche would put the Speedster concept into production, but this VIN listing seemingly confirms it. Rumors suggest the production model will use the same 4.0-liter flat-six engine as the 911 GT3 tuned to deliver 494 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. Porsche allegedly only intends to build 1,948 Speedsters as a nod to the

company's 70th anniversary this year


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