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    Porsche 911 prototype with a water-cooled V8 engine

    This is one interesting prototype by Porsche
     
     
     
     
    911 prototype fitted with a water-cooled V8 engine sourced from Audi’s flagship V8 limousine.
     
     
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    Re: Porsche 911 prototype with a water-cooled V8 engine

    That must of been a lot of weight out back! 


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    Re: Porsche 911 prototype with a water-cooled V8 engine

    EnglishManInNY:

    That must of been a lot of weight out back! 

     

     

    easier to pop a wheelie Smiley


    Re: Porsche 911 prototype with a water-cooled V8 engine

    It seems that Porsche is trying to give us a hint of what we could expect in the future. 


    Re: Porsche 911 prototype with a water-cooled V8 engine

    Very old prototype, no 8 cyl. engine in future 911 models...never. 


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    RC do think it's fare to compare 991 turbo S to C7 Z06 ? isn't the corvette in a different class because of the V8 ?

    it is very impressive to see flat 6 keeping up with all the big engines but for how long do you think they can keep up? maybe some day they will have to use either electric motor or V8, right?


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    996AD:

    RC do think it's fare to compare 991 turbo S to C7 Z06 ? isn't the corvette in a different class because of the V8 ?

    it is very impressive to see flat 6 keeping up with all the big engines but for how long do you think they can keep up? maybe some day they will have to use either electric motor or V8, right?

    The flat 6 on my 991 Turbo S is an amazing engine and the only thing it actually lacks is sound. Below 3000 rpm, the car sounds way too tame. Of course I wouldn't mind more power but I don't think the flat 6 engine is at it's power peak, on the contrary. The C7 Z06? Well...I haven't seen or driven this car, so I cannot really comment on it but the performance/price ration has always been good.

    I heard the C7 (not Z06) recently and I loved the deep V8 sound. Yes, if I had to choose between a 991 Carrera/S and the C7, I would very likely choose the C7 instead. My local official Corvette dealer asks 70k EUR for a brand-new Corvette (EU model, official GM car) with a 100k km and 3 year full warranty. Why would I choose a 991 Carrera S for 120k EUR (with a few options) instead? No way. I would however choose the 991 Carrera 4S over the C7 because of the AWD.


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    Re: Porsche 911 prototype with a water-cooled V8 engine

    Makes me wonder how well these plastic trinkets would sell in the UK if they put the steering wheel in the right place....


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    Re: Porsche 911 prototype with a water-cooled V8 engine

    bridggar:

    Makes me wonder how well these plastic trinkets would sell in the UK if they put the steering wheel in the right place....

    The C7 is really nice for the money GM asks for it. Same goes to the Jeep SRT I got, incredible value for the money (64k EUR). Quality? Well...how bad can it be for that price difference? Just saying. 

    If a hardcore Porsche lover like me starts questioning Porsche prices, something is definitely wrong. Food for thought (for Porsche).


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    Re: Porsche 911 prototype with a water-cooled V8 engine

    RC:
    bridggar:

    Makes me wonder how well these plastic trinkets would sell in the UK if they put the steering wheel in the right place....

    The C7 is really nice for the money GM asks for it. Same goes to the Jeep SRT I got, incredible value for the money (64k EUR). Quality? Well...how bad can it be for that price difference? Just saying. 

    If a hardcore Porsche lover like me starts questioning Porsche prices, something is definitely wrong. Food for thought (for Porsche).

    RC, for people like you who change their leased cars every semester, it makes no difference.

    For those that use their cars for 5 or 10 years or more, there is saying that applies  "nothing is more expensive than the cheap".

    I remember when the first Cherokees and Grand Cherokees imported on our market were 50% of the price of X5, ML and eventually the first Cayenne, and the US cars sold like hot cakes. Now you cannot see a single one in service whereas the other three SUVs of the same period are still going strong in spite of their years and ubiquitous. Same with the 911s which are all usable regardless of age but none of their "value for money" Japanese rivals that presented an alternative (ZX, Supra, 3000GT etc) are still in circulation today.

    The buyer pays a premium for the brand name, this is certain, but from experience there is also more substance in the product.


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    BTW Porsche sold 55.000 cars in the first 4 months of 2014 (+5.2%).  The Macan was hardly available and also variants  like the Targa, GT3 and 981 GTS absent in the time period in question.

    Contrary to rumours that the Panamera is unloved, this model registered the highest increase of 17%.

     

     


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    Re: Porsche 911 prototype with a water-cooled V8 engine

    Ruf built a 997 V8 a few years ago and the engine was lighter than the Flat 6!


    Re: Porsche 911 prototype with a water-cooled V8 engine

    The 9A1engine design is modular and it can give a flat 4 as well as a flat 8 (and a flat 12!). The flat 8 with turbocharging is the rumoured 960 engine. But it could also find its way into a future 911.

    Herr Muller admitted to the existence of the turbo flat 8 in an interview of some months ago.

    BTW, the RUF V8 4.5 is 30kg lighter than the flat 6 turbo installation, not the engine as such, mostly because it does away with the twin turbochargers, intercoolers and other ancillaries.

    When I asked RUF at the Geneva Show about the 991 V8, the reaction was muted as they didn't seem very eager to speak about it Smiley

     


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    Re: Porsche 911 prototype with a water-cooled V8 engine

    That prototype is tons of years old, I've seen in in person in the Stuttgart warehouse X angry Really cool place btw!!

    As for the V8, why would Porsche bring a bigger engine when EVERYONE and the ENTIRE industry is downsizing big time... There is ZERO chance of that happening for this alone. Due to the 911 heritage there's another 0% chance on top of that. Much more interesting would be a pic of a 4cyl 911.. this could perhaps happen, but we will first see a 4cyl Boxster! 


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    Re: Porsche 911 prototype with a water-cooled V8 engine

    964C2:

    Ruf built a 997 V8 a few years ago and the engine was lighter than the Flat 6!

    yes here is a video of that car.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs0Gy_EK1DY

     


    Re: Porsche 911 prototype with a water-cooled V8 engine

    Great video of that Ruf. Its amazing how capable this company is!


     
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