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Porsche Secures Trademark for GT5 Name, Model Unknown

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 5/19/2015 Erick Ayapana

Until recently, Porsche’s GT variants have stayed within the 911 family, specifically the 911 GT3, 911 GT2, and the incredibly rare 911 GT1 homologation special. That, of course, changed with the new Cayman GT4, the most track-focused and powerful Cayman yet. Now, it looks like another Porsche model is in line to receive the GT treatment, as the automaker has been actively securing trademarks for the “GT5” name.

Last summer, Porsche apparently contacted the German trademark office for a trademark request on the GT5 name, along with rights to the GT4 name, Autocar reports. Porsche received approval for the GT5 trademark later that year and has recently made a request with the European office. Porsche, of course, has told Autocar that it is simply covering all its bases.

The GT flagship cars are developed by the automaker’s GT motorsports division in Weissach, Germany, and are essentially street-legal race cars meant to showcase Porsche’s performance capabilities first and foremost. Cayman GT4© Provided by MotorTrend Cayman GT4

So which model will Porsche slap the GT5 badge on? It’s speculation at this point, though Autocar suggests it’ll be either the Panamera or Macan, and not the Boxster. While a GT5 sedan or SUV may not make sense to enthusiasts, it’s certainly an attractive, money-making proposition for Porsche to capitalize on the coveted GT badge.

Porsche Secures Trademark for GT5 Name, Model Unknown

The Macan has only been on the market for less than a year, but is already one of Porsche’s top-selling models. It’s currently offered in two variations, both of which are powered by twin-turbo six-cylinders. A diesel and hybrid are reportedly on the way, which leaves room for a new model to slot above the Macan Turbo. MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

Source: Autocar

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