Most likely, the fact that the company formed an "orphan motor": in Zuffenhausen expected from 2021 to take part in the Royal races as a supplier of engines and for this purpose developed a quite competitive 6-cylinder unit.
However, the vector of attention of the Volkswagen group shifted towards the electric Formula E, and then in General the complete transition of all racing cars of the brand to electric traction, and with the already created engine, something must be done. According to the publication Autocar, developed the power unit a group of four dozen specialists who previously worked on the program of participation of Porsche in endurance races. And now this high-tech and high-performance motor can be used to create an ideological successor to the hybrid supercar Porsche 918 Spyder.
It is known that initially Porsche planned to build as a flagship model something, again, electric, using solid-state batteries. But the development of this technology simply does not keep up with the plans of the company, so the future hypercar will still get a gasoline engine, although it will not do without an electric component. Presumably, the creation of this add-on will attract specialists from the well-known company Rimac.
Porsche is expected to enter the market with an F1 engine by the middle of the next decade, with retromotives clearly visible in the design of its body.