Video: Have a Listen to Porsche’s Turbocharged Flat-4 Engine
The fact that Porsche is busy working on a turbocharged, four-cylinder powerplant that will find its way in the Boxter and Cayman is no longer a rumor. The Stuttgart crew confirmed it last month, stating that the company is doing so in order to join the eco-friendly trend the automotive industry has embarked on in the 21st century.
Little is known about the new four-pot at the time of this writing, but word from Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller says that the new unit will pump about 395 horsepower into the aforementioned sports cars. At the same time, the official suggested that the said four-cylinder engine won’t be sourced from the 919 Hybrid race car.
More details are likely to surface later this year, but until then there’s an interesting spy video that we’d like to share with you. At first glance it’s "only" about a facelifted version of the Porsche 911 lapping the Nurburgring, but the trick is to pump up the volume and put your ears to good use.
What you hear might very well be the new four-cylinder engine everyone’s been talking about lately. It appears that Porsche is already testing it, albeit in a 911. Don’t worry though, the Germans aren’t foolish enough to ruin their flagship sports car and take that brilliant flat-six away from it.