We just can’t enough with everything about Porsche, don’t you think? The German automaker has been very busy as they introduce an entry-level roadster. There is no limit for Porsche as they have confirmed that their R&D department is currently working on a four-cylinder boxer engine that might be powered the mysterious roadster. Well, it will be new thing for Porsche to powered roadster with “smaller” engine as the German automaker prefers to power their cars with V6 or V8.
An inside source from Porsche company has confirmed that they are developing a four-cylinder boxer. Still leaked from an inside source which hinted that the particular four-cylinder boxer is intended to power the roadster or the 3rd generation of Boxster and the 2nd generation of Cayman as both cars are already at the end of their life cycles. It seems like Porsche has no choice as they have to develop the four-pot engine because the demand for Boxster and Cayman are pretty high.
Although it is a four-cylinder boxer engine, Porsche might be using the same 4.65-inch bore as the traditional V6 engine. The four-cylinder boxer engine will be fitted to latest technologies in order to provide a high level of efficiency. To complete the performance of the four-cylinder boxer engine, Porsche will be added direct injection alongside with small turbine.
Porsche hinted that the four-cylinder boxer engine will offer multiple variants. The ordinary type might be able to give between 200-300 horsepower while the special one might be able to unleash as much as 308 horsepower. The upcoming four-cylinder boxer engine by Porsche is not an easy task ask hatchback vehicles with powerful engine will be spotted and Porsche will have difficulties if they stick to the plan that the engine will be powering Porsche entry-level roadster.