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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