Porsche 911 Carrera can no longer be purchased with an atmospheric engineMay 20, 2020
As the boss of the German brand said in an interview, the updated version of the Porsche 911 Carrera can no longer be bought with a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine. Under the hood of the updated car, there simply will not be enough space for this motor.
Over time, the German brand introduces more new representatives of the sports family of the 911 generation 992. Soon, a hybrid powerplant will be available for customers to buy, but buying a 911 Carrera with a naturally aspirated engine will no longer be possible.
The head of the Porsche GT sports division, Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, said in an interview that using a naturally aspirated engine in Carrera is not possible due to hardware limitations. The fact is that the 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine, which is also installed in the Cayman GTS and GT4, simply does not fit into the engine compartment of the new 911 Carrera.
“The 4.0-liter engine in the GTS cannot be rotated 180 degrees to fit comfortably under the hood of the 911. Because of this, naturally aspirated engines will not be installed in the updated Carrera.”
He further said that it would be too expensive to develop a naturally aspirated engine that was compatible with the updated Carrera. This would require a lot of changes that would ultimately be inappropriate and not justify themselves financially.
In addition, he said he would fight to maintain the manual gearbox, although he acknowledged that the day would come when 911 would “lose” the clutch pedal. “I have repeatedly argued for the use of a manual gearbox. But sooner or later, “mechanics will no longer be offered.”
Not so long ago, our publication wrote about the presentation of the Porsche 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S. Porsche Corporation on Monday, May 18, showed off the 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S.
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