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Old 09-06-2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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High-ranking officials at Porsche's Weissach research and development center in Germany have confirmed that engineering work is progressing on a four-cylinder horizontally opposed gasoline engine, details of which were first revealed by Autoweek earlier this year.

The new boxer unit--which is earmarked to power a new mid-engine, entry-level model that insiders describe as a spiritual successor to the iconic 550 Spyder--looks set to become an integral part of Porsche's future model plans. Insiders suggest it will also be offered on the third-generation Boxster and the second-generation Cayman later on in their respective model cycles.

Based around the same architectural elements--including 4.65-inch bore center spacing--as Porsche's classic horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine that was just upgraded for service in the new 911, the new four-cylinder unit uses a combination of light-pressure turbocharger induction and piezo-guided direct injection.

Two versions of the new engine are under development: a base 2.0-liter and a larger 2.5-liter unit. The 2.5-liter unit is said to make up to 380 hp in its highest state of tune.
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:53 PM   #3
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Or Subaru could enter into a deal with Porsche to supply them with engines.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:29 PM   #4
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perfect swap for my 912E!
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:16 PM   #5
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:04 PM   #6
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I dont hate it.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:08 PM   #7
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:10 AM   #8
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:59 AM   #9
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I would buy it SO hard. I can James Dean it up on the road instead of just leaning against a wall smoking a cigarette!
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:09 AM   #10
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I doubt the people looking at Porsches were thinking about Subarus.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:09 AM   #11
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I would buy it SO hard. I can James Dean it up on the road instead of just leaning against a wall smoking a cigarette!
Apparently, both will kill you!
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:34 AM   #12
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:49 AM   #13
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i bet people swap in whatever 4cylinder subaru engine is available at the time when these porsche 4cylinders blow up. not saying they will!
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i bet people swap in whatever 4cylinder subaru engine is available at the time when these porsche 4cylinders blow up. not saying they will!
why swap in something inferior.... something that blows up easily especially without a tune? its like swapping toyota's electrical systems without VW's.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:52 PM   #15
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why swap in something inferior.... something that blows up easily especially without a tune? its like swapping toyota's electrical systems without VW's.
don't ask me, ask all the boxster owners with ej25s.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:20 PM   #16
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I doubt the people looking at Porsches were thinking about Subarus.
Hard to say....
I love my STi, but make a ton more money now. Combined with the fact that Subaru has NOTHING interesting to offer right now, and I could very well end up at the Porsche dealer.

I'm more likely to buy a Porsche with a 2.5L 4 banger, than that stupid mutt Toyobaru that they've been talking about for years...
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don't ask me, ask all the boxster owners with ej25s.
How many numbers have done this?

Between the starter location issues and and requirement for standalone engine management, and new wiring looms, and the other 50 things its not as cost effective as it sounds. I dont see where ALL these people are doing this other than for the one off dedicated track car. But maybe new developments have happened but in a quick search I dont see any new solutions to these core problems.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:28 PM   #18
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i wouldn't know. it's not something i've taken the time to research.

you could ask this guy though: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2047734

racecar build but he's making a street version as well.
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