/Porsche 550 Spyder postponed to 2017

Porsche 550 Spyder postponed to 2017

volkswagen bluesport at Porsche 550 Spyder postponed to 2017

The production of the smallest of the Porsche roadsters should only begin in 2017. It is said that the delay of the codenamed 551 is directly connected with the production of the VW BlueSport (as seen on top image), a model that would supposedly be the basis for the new Porsche.

The truth is that the Volkswagen BlueSport would be very small and expensive for the U.S. market; in addition to this, Audi is not particularly thrilled with the possibility of Porsche to be connected with the development of the R4.

Porsche also had other reasons for putting the development of the baby roadster on hold. “Before moving to a new segment the brand wants to concentrate on launching the next generation of the Cayman and the Macan. The 550 should be produced in 2 formats, the Spyder Coupe and Cabrio, and will be developed based on a low cost version of the MSB-M platform (modular sports car matrix), the same as the Boxster and Cayman. The engine is a supercharged 1.6-liter boxer – four-cylinder – with 180, 210 and 240 horsepower.

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