After Four-Year Absence Porsche Will Introduce “Spectacular” Model at Detroit Auto Show

It’s been a long four years since the last time we saw Porsche at the Detroit Motor Show, but the reowned Stuttgart automaker is getting ready to make a big comeback at the 2011 edition of the event. Not only will Porsche make it to the 2011 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show), but the company revealed through one of its spokesman that it is planning to premiere a spectacular model.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Hans-Gerd Bode, a Porsche spokesman, said recently, We’ll have something spectacular to show there. You’ll have to wait and be surprised. Early reports indicate the automaker will debut a supercar concept, possibly a new iteration of the Porsche 918 Spyder that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show this past March. The concept could be based on a more production-ready version of the 918’s platform and possibly pack a conventional powertrain rather than the hybrid drivetrain fitted to the original concept.

Aside from the already confirmed for production Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid supercar, other new Porsche models planned for the not so far away future are the next generations of the 911 series, Boxster and Cayman, plus a smaller three-door SUV, the Cajun. We should mention here that a couple of days ago, Porsche released a press announcement stating that the firm’s supervisory board gave the green light for the production of the Cajun.

Volkswagen gained effective control of Porsche in July, and Mr. Bode noted that Porsche would be a part of the VW Group’s press conferences in Detroit, alongside Audi and Bentley. The Detroit auto show opens to the media on January 10.

Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid
Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid

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