Look like it doesn’t take long for Porsche to make up its mind. Back in September, Porsche announced that the latest six cylinder engine was designed to be easily modified into a boxer four. At the time of the announcement, Porsche said it had no plans to use a four-cylinder in the near future, but it wanted to have the option. Now Autocar is reporting that the German company will knock off two cylinders of the Boxster’s engine by 2011.
The four-cylinder may be a large part of the next Boxster’s diet. Due in 2011, the next generation of the roadster is reported to be significantly lighter than the current one and will have an output of over 220 hp.
This announcement brings the rumored plans for a 914 revival into question. Is there room for two four-cylinder open tops on Porsche’s roster?