A two-door, front-engine Porsche GT coupé is being planned as part of the second-generation Porsche Panamera family, highly placed sources have told Autocar.
The model is pencilled in for launch after the replacement for the Panamera four-door, scheduled for 2014/15.
Porsche is planning the new two-door GT on a short-chassis version of the next Panamera. It will attempt to capture the magic of the 928 from the late 1970s.
A new Porsche 928 — possibly named 929 — would give Porsche entry to a sector that has grown to over 10,000 sales a year, thanks to models like the Aston Martin DB9, Bentley Continental and Ferrari California.
Porsche is understood to be planning two variants of the 929: a coupé and a soft-top convertible.