2017 Porsche 960 Changes Its Engine

Zuffenhausen is preparing a rival for Ferrari F12 and Lamborghini Aventador - 2017 Porsche 960. Expect a coup in 2017!

2017 Porsche 960 Rumors

Rumors about the development of the new Porsche 960 supercar crawled last autumn, but then we knew little except architecture (mid-engine layout) and price range (300-400K euros). And now our colleagues from Automobile Mag managed to get in the entourage of Ferdinand Piha, new details and even the first informal picture of the car. Happy to share information with you.

Since last fall, it became known that Porsche was going to build a supercar with mid-engine layout and a price in the range of from 300 to 400 thousand euros.

2017 Porsche 960 Release Date

The company expects to annually sell about 3-4 thousand cars Porsche 960. In sale the novelty will appear not earlier than 2017.

2017 Porsche 960 Tech Specs

The car will be powered by a 3.9-liter boxer "eight" with four turbines and a capacity of about 650 horses. The motor will be equipped with two intercoolers, air intake with variable geometry, dual-mode exhaust system and all-wheel drive system. Paired it with a 7-speed automatic transmission with two clutches.

"Boxer" eight-cylinder for the company is not unusual: such a motor, for example, was used in the car Porsche 908 Langheck of the late 1960s. But it's the distant past, and now there is an experimental Caiman boxer "eight".

2017 Porsche 960 uses the Gallardo platform. Through the use of engineers in the construction of aluminium, carbon, magnesium and titanium, are allowed to keep the curb weight in the range of 1360 kg. From zero to 96 kilometers per hour supercar can accelerate in just 2.5 seconds and is easy to overcome the mark of 300 km/h. Such dynamic characteristics outperformed all the competitors in its class, including high-tech Nissan GT-R. Later possible way a rear-wheel drive version with a prefix GT, which though not as tenaciously will behave on slippery surfaces, but will be roughly 90 kg lighter than the AWD version.

2017 Porsche 960 Video Review

2017 Porsche 960 Engine

So, the main sensation of the 960-th is the engine: eight-cylinder boxer with four turbos, two intercoolers, four adjustable camshafts and sequential fuel injection. This complex aluminum-titanium-composite unit with a volume of 3.9 liters and a power of about 650 horses will be located as low as possible and paired with 7-speed automatic transmission. No electric helpers, like the 918 th, is not provided. Drive – rear or full.

Dr. Piech, who are keen to this type of engines (if you remember, his personal car was a Porsche 914 with a 8-cylinder opposition) sure these indicators will be enough to fight the rivals like the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Lamborghini Aventador. The first battle will be held tentatively in 2017, when in Zuffenhausen will start small scale production Assembly 960.

2016-05-28 by Luke Widmeyer