From the Editor…
UP FRONT… It’s that time of the year – time to look ahead and make a few guesses and predictions. As always with Porsche, it won’t be dull. So, 2017? Bring it on…
Last month I successfully managed to ignore Christmas altogether, something to do with writing this part of the mag in November and probably not quite getting the whole Christmas vibe at that point. So apologies, and I hope you and yours had a good one and that Santa managed to get that Lego Technic GT3 RSR down the chimney. Or a real one, of course.
So, 2017? Well, it can’t be any worse than 2016, surely? Leaving ‘events’ aside and escaping into the welcoming and distracting world of all things Porsche, what is on the horizon? Well, we can certainly expect a new Cayenne and a new GT3, too, this time with a manual gearbox. Then there’s the Panamera Sport Turismo, and expect some more focused/hardcore versions of the four-cylinder turbo Boxster and Cayman. Oh, and then there’s the rumoured mid-engined Ferrari/McLaren challenging supercar, that Porsche so badly needs. The 911 itself will, we suspect, be treading water now, with a new model on the horizon for 2018. Expect, then, a steady increase in spy shots and conjecture, as Porsche starts to drip feed info into your media bubble of choice. Will we see the first hybrid 911? Hell, will we see the first mid-engined 911, now that the 911 RSR racer has spun its engine and gearbox round?
In the real world of Porsche ownership most of us will be looking forward to some great drives and shared experiences. Me? I’m looking forward to really sorting out my 996. That’s a new year’s resolution!
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