Yes they tend to be a bit speculative. However, they were right about the RWD platform and there are increasing noises about this coupe and the "sister" Maserati.Yipee! the 280 bhp will do me. Coupes are all about looks anyway, aren't they?
Not getting too excited though as Autocar have been wheeling this rumour out on a regular basis for the last year.
The real development cost is in the vehicle platform and a flexible manufacturing infrastructure - which has already been spent. It's pretty easy these days to make different shaped versions of the same basic car - which is why manufacturers who offered 4 or 5 body styles 20 years ago (BMW) now have almost 30 distinct body shells. The numbers for VW/Audi/Seat/Skoda are ridiculous.The colour change exercises shown at recent shows such as Geneva and New York hardly show a lot of investment going on in product