The Porsche 550 Spyder is now scheduled for 2017 instead 2015 and also won’t be based on the VW Bluesport.
Automobile Magazine is reporting the model – codenamed project 551 – hasn’t been killed, just put on the back burner. While Porsche CEO Matthias Müller hinted at this possibility, we’re starting to learn about why the model was delayed.
According to sources, Volkswagen decided the Bluesport would be too small and expensive for North America. Audi also wasn’t thrilled about the fact that Porsche would be put in charge of R4 development.