Despite challenging economic conditions in 2012, Porsche's operating profit rose 19% to 2.44 billion euros while delivering a record 143,096 vehicles. Such sterling results probably gave Porsche the confidence to commit to the aggressive expansion plans. However, the brand is cautiously optimistic on this year’s earnings to match last year’s.
Porsche intends to boost sales to a minimum 200,000 units per year by 2018. To achieve that, the supercar maker plans to expand its current product lineup. In the pipeline are the 918 Spyder hybrid (below) scheduled for end 2012, Macan SUV for early 2014 release and a "baby" Panamera.