Porsche has just anticipating the first details of a new engine. And it is not an engine either, a boxer six-cylinder turbo as the new Porsche 911, or a boxer four-cylinder turbo as the new Porsche 718 Boxster and Porsche 718 Cayman. We are faced with a V8 engine, eight cylinders in v-and twin-turbo reach a magic figure, the 550 HP of power. Although this engine is going to be equipped by new Porsche Panamera and Porsche Cayenne in its Turbo version, to dry, we speak of figures are very close to what we already see in the Porsche Panamera and Porsche Cayenne in its versions Turbo S. But that is not the most important, or much less.
on the basis of Car & Driver, this engine will be closely related to the V6 3.0-litre Audi, the equipped – among others – by the new Audi S4 2016. Although Porsche has not yet provided more details in his presentation at the International Vienna Motor Symposium 2016, we can intuit that we would be faced with an engine of 4.0 liters of displacement, compared to the 4.8-liter block used to date.
regarding his or her figures, would be at least 550 horsepower at 5.750 rpm and 770 Nm between 1960 and 4,500 rpm, with the red line on the 6.800 rpm.
This engine will have different solutions to improve your performance and, above all, its efficiency. You will be ready to equip a system of stop and automatic start of the engine (of type start-stop), and will feature system of automatic disconnection of cylinders, that the engineers would have defined as a way to circulate with the “medium engine”, in situations of low load, between 950 and 3500 rpm.
What is more interesting, with difference, is that this block will also be prepared to be associated with hybrid applications. Which leaves us with a landscape even more incredible, the sports hybrid that, taking into account that there would be a heat engine, nothing more and nothing less than 550 HP, could reach figures are stratospheric, 700 HP, 800 HP…
it is Also interesting to know that this block would not stay only in Porsche, but that will be shared by the rest of the range of sports, and vehicles of high performance, in general, of the Volkswagen Group. With which, what we would see on different models of Porsche, Audi, Bentley and even Lamborghini.