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Mike Stevens | May, 20 2015 | 0 Comments

Porsche is understood to have applied for a trademark on the name ‘GT5’, although just what it will be used for is a mystery.

The company may simply be covering its bases, ensuring that no other brand gets its hands on a number so close to its legendary GT3 and the newly launched GT4 badges.

After successfully frightening Aston Martin away from the GT3 name that had briefly been applied to an extra-special Vantage variant, few would be surprised if that were the case.

And, with Porsche’s roadgoing GT models historically aligned with a full-blooded racing counterpart, launching a GT5 model - for which there exists no relevant FIA racing series - would require a re-think of the badge’s purpose.

There is speculation, however, that Porsche could be planning to have the badge appear on new flagship versions of its passenger models - the Cayenne and Macan SUVs, and the Panamera four-door coupe.

Adding credence to that potential direction is a comment from Porsche GT division boss Andreas Preuninger, who earlier this year told British magazine Autocar that he could see room for more motorsports-inspired models in the company’s wider line-up.

In Porsche’s passenger range, GT5 models would likely sit above the existing flagships, which include the $284,700 420kW Cayenne Turbo and the $444,600 420kW Panamera Turbo S.

A GT5 model could also appear with the Macan, although that range so far tops out with the $122,400 294kW Turbo, suggesting a Turbo S model may yet appear.

For its part, Porsche has yet to confirm its intentions for the GT5 badge.

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