Porsche To Use Flat Four Engines

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Porsche a German car manufacturer has developed iconic cars like the famous Carrera GTS and Porsche 911 Turbo S. They also manufactured cars like Cayman and Boxster, which were introduced 2005 and 1996 respectively.

Porsche wanted to increase and grow in the entry level sports car segment. They achieved this through the Boxster and Cayman, the German manufacturer; however, their new GTS avatars are very close in performance with relation to the 911 super car.

Porsche now believes they should have a difference between their top of the line and entry level supercars. The German manufacturer is developing smaller flat four cylinder engines, which will be used in their entry level cars.

Porsche chief Matthias Muller, confirms that they are working on a four cylinder engine. He also explained it could be even more powerful than the current GTS variant that delivers 340hp. It would be great to see a flat four; however, it sounds scary extracting 395hp from it.

The Porsche engine will follow same design and structural know about as in their flat six. The new engine will be lighter as it will not have two cylinder, making it a four cylinder mill.

This won't be the first time that the German manufacturer has developed a flat four configured engine. They earlier used a flat four in their classic 912 and 356. There were many other models, that featured the flat four engine.

Porsche hasn't confirmed where they will offer their flat four engine cars. It is expected that this engine will come soon and there are rumors that they could utilise it in their Macan too.

Story first published: Monday, March 24, 2014, 9:17 [IST]
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