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The three new models are expected within the next year, and are the Panamera GTS, 718 Cayman T and the 911 Speedster.
The first of the upcoming new model Porsches is the Panamera GTS, available in both lift-back and ‘Sport Turismo’ wagon body styles. US vehicle information number data confirms that the model exists, suggesting it will retain a development of the 2.9 liter twin-turbo V6 used by the Panamera 4S, which has 324 kW of power and 550 Nm of torque. However, the GTS will get a performance increase to around 340 kW and 570 Nm.
The next Porsche detailed by the US VIN information is a 718 Cayman T set to sit between the Cayman and Cayman S. Porsche recently applied the ‘T’ category to produce the 911 Carrera T, a lightweight enthusiast-focused model that is 20 kg lighter than the weight of the entry-level Carrera – the smaller Cayman will undergo similar treatment. The T’s weight listed in the guide is identical to that of the current Cayman – however, this is thought to be due to the extra weight of the additional performance kit it is likely to gain. It will use a development of the 2.0 liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine as the base Cayman, which produces 221 kW of power and 380 Nm of torque.
The VIN decoder guide confirms the existence of the 911 Speedster, an open-top version of the track-days 911 GT3. It is heavily inspired by the 911 Speedster Concept revealed at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, meaning it will use a 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine expected to produce 368 kW of power and 460 Nm of torque through a six-speed manual transmission.
The new models are expected to be launched in the US for the 2019 model year.