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Old 01-24-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default Porsche 960 could come with quad-turbo flat-eight engine

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Getting a bead on the target that is the so-called Porsche 960 is not easy, as the target keeps moving. First labeled the 960, then the 961, and now back to being called the 960, it is Porsche's take on a supercar specifically aimed at Ferrari the latest report in Automobile says that Porsche's internal moniker for it is "FeFi," which stands for "Ferrari Fighter." Because it is expected to cost as much as the top-tier V12 Ferrari, Porsche wants the engine solution to justify the price tag. That means, according to author Georg Kacher, a 3.9-liter, quad-turbo flat-eight engine with 650 horsepower.

Last summer, the engine was mooted to be a twin-turbo flat six. A few months later, the rumor was that it would use the 4.6-liter V8 from the 918 and have about 570 horsepower. This new mid-engine configuration would be quite the leap, giving the 960 more power than the 918 Spyder (pictured) and 911 GT2 RS, and utilize other tech features like four adjustable camshafts and "a complex multistage intake manifold." In this scenario, power would be run through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.

Build materials are still slated to be a hodgepodge of materials including aluminum, steel, carbon fiber, titanium and magnesium. The boosted flat-eight, all-wheel drive and a 3,000-pound weight could get the 960 from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds. Since it is looking squarely at Ferrari, the idea that the 960 will be a "four-door coupe" can probably be put to rest. For now.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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I hesitate to think what discussions are like around the Porsche HQ Conference Table...
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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FeFiFoFum?
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:33 PM   #5
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Porsche wants the engine solution to justify the price tag.
We dont want you to feel bad about our price tag. So, we'll throw in not only 2 turbos but 4! Hows that?
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:32 AM   #6
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^^^ Worked for Bugatti, why not Porsche? Now about the other 8 cylinders...
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:23 AM   #7
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Ib "Why can't we get that engine in a Legacy"
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:43 PM   #8
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Porsche should make something truly special, stuff the 5.4L flat 12 from the 917 into the car with a transparent decklid, that would be a work of art.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #9
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Legacy coupe with a manual transmission for $25k
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:59 PM   #10
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Legacy coupe with a manual transmission for $25k
Don't forget... 6-speed with SI-drive and Brembos all around!!!!1111 But not for above $26,000 thanks.
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