For Porsche small doesn’t mean weak

For Porsche small doesn't mean weak
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Porsche has made no secret about returning to four-cylinder engines, but power-hungry Porsche fans shouldn’t fear. The first four-cylinder cars will likely be first used in the next generation of the Boxster and Cayman. Not only will these 2012 cars be lighter than the current models, but they may also be available with superchargers.

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Lowering the CO2 emission is humanity’s main concern. And sports car need to also fit into this new requirements. As a result, huge engines with big C)2 emissions are not the solution for the future. And Porsche knows that and they start taking under serious consideration smaller, supercharged engines in a bid to lower CO2 emissions.

In an interview with AutoCar, the company’s sales and marketing boss Klaus Bening said: "There is a clear trend towards downsizing, using smaller engines and supercharging. We will find our own conclusion to downsizing."

First models to benefit from this smaller engine are the next generation Boxster and Cayman set to be revealed in 2012. This will be the Porsche’s first step in an attempt to lower CO2 emissions with 25% by 2015.

Source: AutoCar

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BMWM6  (488) posted on 04.26.2009

thanks thats true and say has anyone tried the veyron on nurburgring

Myles_Kornblatt  (169) posted on 04.23.2009

To BMWM6: Like any good British car, the Lotus Exige is quick and nimble. But it falls on the Nurburgring because of top speed. The cars from Lotus top out at 150 mph, which other cars can exceed on some of the Ring’s straightaways. That’s why the Exige can’t fall below 8 minutes.

The Lotus cars would be much more competitive on tracks that were nothing but curves, where the lightweight would allow them to hits corners harder and come out faster.

Myles_Kornblatt  (182) posted on 04.23.2009

Although there’s not much demand for the small cars, I’m sure that if they will match it with powerful engines, they’d be able to change the market!

Myles_Kornblatt  (183) posted on 04.23.2009

If it could help save humanity, then I have no complaints, whatsoever!

Myles_Kornblatt  (137) posted on 04.23.2009

It seems that Porsche is using the new Volkswagen Golf/Rabbit as the base for a new entry-level ride. The rumor is that Porsche would like very much to compete in the 1-series segment, and that a version of the new hatch will be available in or around 2012. So its not really all about carbon emission right?

Myles_Kornblatt  (314) posted on 04.23.2009

Power to weight ratio has been the target of many sports car maker. If you make it lightest and powerful at the same time makes your engineering technology unbreakable. It’s not just about carbon emission its a about a standard for the new age technology.

Myles_Kornblatt  (318) posted on 04.23.2009

I think everyone is going towards that small thing. I like that. But of course not all will be delighted to have a small one when the are used to sexy and muscle cars that rule the market road.

Myles_Kornblatt  (421) posted on 04.23.2009

Innot much into green idea but I would love to have a smaller yet powerful Boxter. And with less 25% carbon footprint that saves a lot.

Myles_Kornblatt  (231) posted on 04.22.2009

Lighter weight equals lighter engine power needed, lighter engine power means lighter engine type needed, lighter engine type needed means lighter carbon emission, lighter carbon emission means lighter carbon footprint, lighter carbon footprint means lighter environmental destruction. Sum all these equations and will lead you to the next generation of Porsche. I love this this whole new thing about greener perspective in automobile industry. It makes sense after all.

BMWM6  (488) posted on 04.22.2009

well there already not par with there competitor Nissan so going smaller may affect there performance in relation with other manufacturers.

And this might be random but how come the lotus elise/exige doesnt get listed in the top lap times on nurburgring that car has amazing power to weight ratio

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