By Christopher A. Sawyer
Autocar is reporting that Porsche is readying a flat eight-powered two-seat sports car to compete with Ferrari’s 458 Italia and its successors. Beyond all of the technology expected in the Porsche 988, it is the high degree of modularity that draws the most interest. The 988 will be the first in a long line of new Porsche sports cars that will draw from the same well of components, many of which will be shared to varying degrees with Lamborghini, Bugatti and Audi. Interestingly, many of the new ideas put forward by this car — while new to Porsche — have been seen before.