If there’s a baby Porshee in the works, methinks it’s the marketing department that would be pushing it more than the inhouse car nuts at Zuffenhausen.
The Boxster started life as a low-cost alternative to bring average Joes to The Brand when 911 prices started getting out of reach for working stiffs. If memory serves, 911’s had reached about $60K. Well, what’s the entry level sticker on a Boxster now? And that’s without a radio or whitewalls.
The company has a long history of doing this - the 912, the 914, even the Speedster, sort of.
With digital sound piping to the cockpit now being used to cover the lack of a real exhaust note, and with the engine inaccessible anyway, the next baby Porshee could be powered by a two-cylinder Briggs and Stratton, and no one would be the wiser.