Word has come out that Porsche lodged a patent application for the wordmark â€˜919â€™ back in October. The file was submitted to the German Patent Office and the term 919 has appeared on the official register in the past few days.
This news could indicate Porsche has grand plans for an entirely new model. After all they do plan to launch four new models by 2018, two of which will include the Macan SUV and the 918 Spyder. Perhaps the 919 is one of them?
An equally plausible explanation is Porsche is simply protecting the numbering/wording from anyone else using it.