GT Coupé 2020

This is some very old sketch from Porsche and should not be taken for more than it is - a sketch © Porsche

The rumours about the successor to the Porsche 928 V8-engined Gran Turismo coupé have surfaced and disappeared periodically ever since the discontinuation of the 928 GTS in 1995. For us it looks now to be sure, the saga is evolving from prototype development to production car development. Will it be called 928, 929 or Panamera Coupé - we don't know. So, until it is not clear, let's call it Porsche GT Coupé. We also do not know if it will be built on the shortened Panamera platform or on the Bentley GT platform. A Panamera prototype with 110"/281 cm wheelbase exists (the wheelbase of the Panamera 971 SWB is 116"/295 cm). The 5.5"/14 cm shorter wheelbase of the prototype is to some extent compensated with longer front overhang. The Porsche GT Coupé might also be built on the 112"/285 cm wheelbase 2018 Bentley Continental GT platform (we know of a Bentley in the Porsche prototype garage). The 4-litre Porsche-built Audi engine (that is in use in Audi RS6, RS7, Bentleys and Panameras) will be used for the GT Coupé.

Porsche 928 GTS
928 GTS (1992-1995)© James Herne

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Here's some information about the 1977-1995 928 and the Panamera 971
Jan, 30 – 67th death anniversary of Ferdinand Porsche (1951)
Feb, 03 – 34th birthday of the 962 (1984)
Mar, 05 – 15th birthday of the Carrera GT (2003)
Mar, 06 – 6th birthday of the Boxster 981 (2012)
Mar, 12 – 49th birthday of the 917 (1969)