Porsche has confirmed that they are working on a Ferrari 458 killer.
Auto Express has just reported that the new car is “set to be called the 961” and cost in the area of 250,000 pounds, reflecting a lower price than was supposed last year.
Exotic technology runs downhill and Auto Express suggests the 961 will be a heavy study from the 918’s chapbook, utilizing a monocoque chassis from the same CFRP materials and the 918’s 4.6-liter V8. The deep haze returns again in the predictions of how those details will come together, though. Theorized output is 570 horsepower, which is the horsepower number of the engine in the 918 but less than the 620 hp in the current 911 GT2 RS, the 961 going without the electric motors of its hybrid brother.