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Porsche plots eighth and ninth model lines to follow Macan SUV
Porsche is deciding whether to add a second supercar and a BMW 5-series rivaling sedan to create an eighth and ninth model line.

A company source told Automobilwoche, a German sibling publication of Automotive News Europe that the VW-controlled firm is considering whether to build Project 960, a Ferrari-fighting, two-seat, mid-engine coupe with a V-8 biturbo and more than 600-hp.

Also in discussion is a smaller version of the Panamera sedan, known internally as the Pajun.

The sixth model line will be the 918 Spyder, due to launch in September 2013. According to Porsche, the plug-in hybrid supercar combines a 4.6-liter V-8 engine with twin electric motors to give 770-hp but with fuel consumption of 3 liters per 100 km.

The seventh is the Macan compact SUV. It was developed under the working name Cajun and starts production in 2014.

But Project 551, a small roadster, has been postponed. Its debut was envisioned for 2014. "It may take another generation of customers before a small roadster fits in with Porsche," CEO Matthias Mueller said.
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