Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

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    Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight
    By Nat Shirley
    Tuesday, Jan 22 2013

    Porsche’s upcoming 960 supercar is beginning to come into focus, with a new report shedding light on a number of intriguing details of the new addition to Stuttgart’s lineup.

    The 960 is set to use a mid-mounted, quad-turbocharged boxer eight that should give it the muscle to match up with twelve-cylinder exotics like the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and the Lamborghini Aventador, according to an Automobile report. Displacing 3.9 liters and producing an estimated 650 horsepower, the mill will team with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and an all-wheel-drive system for a package reportedly capable of a 2.5-second zero-to-60 mph sprint.

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    Re: Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    With Porsche doubling its models between now and then, you have to wonder when something will crack?
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    Re: Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    Four turos, on a flat 8 cylinder engine. C'mon thats just being silly.

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    Re: Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    The continue to move up the ladder into supercar territory, good for them!!
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    Re: Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    Output disappoints me, but I guess because the displacement is so small...

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    Re: Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    Quote Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
    With Porsche doubling its models between now and then, you have to wonder when something will crack?
    Hopefully it won't be their engine blocks again, a la the 996 alusil fiasco.
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    Re: Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    Never been a Porsche fan. Delivering Corvette levels of performance at 2 to 3 times the cost. I know they've always been more refined, but the cost isn't justified. But people pay - so I do respect that.

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    Re: Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    Sounds like a lot of work and complexity for the output, not to mention there's more that can go wrong.

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    Re: Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    Why stop at 4, rig 8 of them up there, more must be better.

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    Re: Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    I really like the cayenne, it drives great. I am okay with Porsche's base prices but the option prices are so absurd. it's as if they pulled the $ amount out of their a$$. I realize they are a small manufacturer but the $ asked have no basis in reality. Kind of like the $15-20K ferrari charges for their upgraded paint.

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    Re: Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    Quote Originally Posted by jzchev28 View Post
    Why stop at 4, rig 8 of them up there, more must be better.
    I will see your 8 and raise you to 16.

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    Re: Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    Is there any hope they will come up with a new, imaginative, modern, look for this car? Or will it look llike every other one of there cars? I dont expect to be surprised!!!!

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    Re: Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    Quote Originally Posted by CaddyLac10 View Post
    Sounds like a lot of work and complexity for the output, not to mention there's more that can go wrong.
    I know some Porsche owners... They are not surprised by mechanical failures. Its like they expect it... ????

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    Re: Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    Lambo and Porsche on the same basic platform. That just doesn't feel right.

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    Re: Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight

    Quote Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
    With Porsche doubling its models between now and then, you have to wonder when something will crack?
    They make so much money off all those ugly Cayennes and Panameras they can afford all sorts of image builders like this. Indeed, they understand their game well: Cayennes sell because of the Porsche image. Maintaining that image in the face of the sedan and SUV flood out of their factory requires ever more strenuous efforts. Hence the 960.

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