Porche’s new 911 ditched its most popular engine feature for a new turbo-only model
Porsche just took its famous 911 model through somewhat of a mid-life crisis recently, making the move to an all turbocharged engine lineup. The company that helped pioneer the forced-induction engines during the 70s, now wants everyone to experience the thrill-ride — but not just with a turbocharged engine, a twin-turbocharged one!
A Turbo-powered future
In the day and age where there is demand for better fuel efficiency and lots of power while still meeting the emissions regulations has become increasingly more difficult to produce. A turbocharged engine, however, uses the exhaust to drive a turbine that squeezes more air in to the engine, which can help to alleviate the aforementioned problems. The new engine is a 3L flat six with a pair of turbochargers. The base 911 engine makes 370hp (272kW), while the engine in the hotter 911S now makes 420hp (309kW), a useful jump of 20hp/15kW from the old 3.6L and 3.8L engines. A hefty 44ft-lb/60Nm increases torque compared to the older engines, and there’s a decent jump up in fuel efficiency as well.
Now, there will be plenty of Porsche diehards out there that will be upset with the new changes, but overall, they will make sure everyone gets an amazing experience with every 911 they drive.