Porsche Opens New 8-Cylinder Engine Manufacturing Facility

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German automaker Porsche has opened a new engine manufacturing facility at its manufacturing plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany to produce 8-cylinder engines for the Volkswagen group.

The new facility has the capacity to build 200 8-cylinder engines per day.

The plant will first produce the two 4.0-litre petrol and diesel engines that will be fitted under the hood of the newly unveiled 2017 Porsche Panamera.

The petrol Panamera V8 produces 542bhp and 770Nm of torque while the diesel V8 produces 416bhp and 850Nm of torque.

Later on, the Porsche facility will also produce the twin-turbo V8 which will do duty on Lamborghini's upcoming Urus SUV. Other VW brands that will benefit from the new production plant are Audi and Bentley, both of which use turbocharged V8 engines.

Porsche has stated that the new facility will be used to manufacture V8 engines only. However, rumors about Porsche's upcoming 960 supercar could mean that the horizontally opposed 8-cylinder engine that is expected to be fitted in the middle of the car could be made at the new Zuffenhausen engine plant.

Source - motorauthority.com

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