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Porsche 960 to use a quad-turbo flat eight engine - report

 Porsche 960 to use a quad-turbo flat eight engine - report
Porsche 918 RSR, 1600, 10.01.2011

Could have 650 bhp (485 kW)

Quad-turbocharged engines are rarer than Danica Patrick having a podium finish, but that hasn't stopped Automobile Magazine from reporting the upcoming Porsche 960 mid-engine supercar will feature one of the exotic powertrains.

According to their sources, the model - codenamed FeFi (Ferrari Fighter) - will use a 3.9-liter flat eight engine with four turbochargers, two intercoolers and a multistage intake manifold. It is also expected to have four adjustable camshafts, a dual-stage exhaust and output of 650 bhp (485 kW).

The engine will likely be connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel drive system. This could enable the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds.

Little else is known about the car, but it will reportedly ride on a lightweight platform that incorporates aluminum, steel, carbon fiber, magnesium and titanium. These components could enable the model to weigh approximately 3000 lbs (1361 kg). There are also rumors of a GT variant which could eschew the all-wheel drive system for a 200 lbs (91 kg) weight reduction.

The Porsche 960 is slated to go into production in early 2017 and the company is reportedly expecting to sell 3000 to 4000 units annually.

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Comments (16)

 DBaskov DBaskov
Wow quad-turbo straight 8, that definably sounds exotic. I wonder how the engine is going to sound any better than already great sounding straight 6.
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January 23, 2013 8:45 pm
 Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
This is great, this os probably what the 918 should have been... This is going to be oh so much faster with 400KG less
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January 23, 2013 5:46 pm
 Cale24 Cale24
Sounds like a report of a report of a report- baseless. Still, I hope I'm wrong.
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January 23, 2013 1:52 pm
 EdBacau EdBacau
So where are the guys who said Porsche will turn soft under VW leadership ?
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January 23, 2013 12:47 pm
 EMBJATI85 EMBJATI85
why not keep it simple and have rwd
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January 23, 2013 12:12 pm
 AlexHohDesu AlexHohDesu
quad-turbo flat eight engine, no production engine has been this exotic design since the 3-rotor Wankel from the Mazda Eunos Cosmo or the scary W16 Quad Turbo from Bugatti (VW). But isn't the 918 supposed to be the flagship Porsche, this may eclipse that car's performance.
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January 23, 2013 12:08 pm
 GTurbo GTurbo
My kind of Porsche! Carrera GT on steroids.
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January 23, 2013 12:04 pm