Porsche's preparation to rival Ferrari 458 proves to be a rumor
|   Monday, November 24, 2014
If all the reports become correct, it is almost confirmed that the discovery of a rival of Ferrari 458 is a rumor. This rumor was spilled out earlier in this year and a revised edition of 988 will be built tentatively. The 988 would be powered by boxer engine and eight cylinders and about 450 KW power at the disposal.

Through the help of few internal sources, the fact has come to outside that 988 will not be upgraded. A decision was to be made whether this project will proceed further or not had to be taken in middle of this year.


The 988's genesis could be traced when Muller took a look on Porsche during 2011 and shared his thought that new Porsche car should be made with 911 engine and 918 spider plug in. If these plans succeed then 988 will get ready around 2017 in showrooms all over the world.

Part of any reason to scuttle the proposed plan to make 988 depends on the fact of Porsche's designs and engineering decision takers currently are really busy in new projects such as Panamera and Cayenne, the next generation car. They are also planning to bring updates to few existing models like Cayman, 911 models and Boxster as well.

The latest Panamera is the only one which will use fronted engine, rear with all wheeled drive and MSB platform. Porsche is planning in this way for Volkswagen Group. Latest reports suggest, new MSB kit may also be used in another next gen model Flying Spur and also in Bentley Continental.

As per earlier reports, Porsche was planning to build a recoded 988 and had imagined to hit the showrooms within 2017. But new news have spread that due to some reasons this plan is going to be postponed or cancelled totally and reasons have not been cleared by any official person from the company.

There would have been eight cylinders box engine mounted anywhere in the mid of this car just behind the passengers and driver. It would have a capacity of four liters. Power was imagined to have 450 kilowatt. Four turbo charging element will help the engine to boost the speed and control.

The standard Ferrari 458 had 419 kilowatt but was lined with 445 kilowatt of 458 Speciale. Even the 458 exceeding 500 kilowatt power has proved to be a big rumor. However the 988 Porsche was planned to have a better scalable architecture which will underpin each and every Porsche's sports cars which have boxer engines. This also includes next gen middle type engine based Boxster and also Cayman twins, rear engine based 911 and sub-Boxster variants as well.

As we all know, the parent company Volkswagen like to share its parts with its family brands. Hence Porsche would have sure got few scalable architectural plans from the successor Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan. They would have must go for two different kinds of rear end variants to build this 988. One to make it rear engine based with six cylinders and another to make it a mid engine based with four, six or eight cylinders based engines.
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