The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

10 October 2006

Bored to the max

Motor Trend reports (via Autoblog) that Porsche's ageless boxer six is now pushing the limits of development:

A key issue with the next 911 is the iconic flat-six engine apparently can't be stretched beyond 4.0 liters, which limits the potential output, even with technologies such as direct injection. This means the car will almost certainly feature extensive use of aluminum and fast-shifting DSG transmissions to save weight and boost performance.

And the purists (some of whom work in Stuttgart) wouldn't dream of trying to squeeze the Panamera's V8 under the 911's tail.

Posted at 11:46 AM to Driver's Seat