Rumours suggest that the car will use Volkswagen new MSB platform. The MSB platform, named Modular Standard Platform (or MSB, when using German initials), is a front-engine configuration that will hold both longitudinal and transverse engine installations. This new platform will be used on various upcoming models from Porsche, Lamborghini and Bentley, catering for rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive drivelines.
Not many details are known about this car which Porsche might name it as the Porsche Pajun. There are talks of versions ranging from 3.0-litre to 3.6-litre V6 units, as well as a high-performance turbocharged unit, and engine outputs will range from 402bhp to 563bhp. A V8 version could bring around 600bhp to the showroom. Fuel efficient diesel versions are also on the cards, possibly adopting the Audi 3.0-litre TDI V6. The Porsche Pajun is Porsche intends to release the car by 2015.
This is the first time Porsche has jumped into the mid-sized sports sedan market segment and will take on rival cars like BMW’s M3 and M5 and the Mercedes Benz C63 AMG and E63 AMG.
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