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Fans of the 928, your time has come: Porsche is readying a successor to the legendary grand tourer, and this time it will be a coupe with a V8 engine. Sound familiar, 928 masochists?

According to Germany's Autobild the car will be called the Porsche 961—a designation last used on a Le Mans racer version of the mighty 959 in 1986, complete with quad-colored Rothmans livery. This one aims to be just as much of a flagship, with influence from the 918 Spyder and potentially a similar hybrid-electric powertrain, good for 600 horsepower.

And when it comes out in 2013, expect lots of ads extolling how it is not merely a coupe version of the 918. Nope, not at all, not even close.

Then again, this is just the latest rumor about a new Porsche coupe, with the other camp believing its a front-engine model, something like a Panamera coupe. Take your pick.

More: Porsche 961 Rumored as Future 918 Coupe Flagship on AutoGuide.com
 

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They may be rumors but I can bet Porsche will bring out this exact model eventually, sounds like something the masterminds at Porsche would develop.

So far all we know is it will be a v8, 600HP coupe.....sort of like a Panamera coupe. Can't wait to see this!!
 
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