Porsche Car Engines – 911 engine, Boxster, Spyder

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Porsche Car Engines

Porsche was awarded first place as the most prestigious automobile brand by Luxury Institute. Their car engines are available to you at Engines and Gearboxes as used, reconditioned or secondhand. The current Porsche lineup includes sports cars from the Boxster roadster to their most famous product, the 911.

The Cayman is a hard top car similar to the Boxster. The Cayenne is Porsche’s mid-size luxury SUV, it is the first V8 engined vehicle. The Carrera GT supercar, initially destined to continue using a turbocharged flat-6 was later redesigned to use a new V10 engine.

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The Porsche Panamera is powered by a modified version of the 4.5 L V8. The Porsche 928 is built with a 5.0 L V8 producing close to 300 hp. The RS Spyder is powered by a 3.4-liter V8 designated MR6, producing 480bhp in 2006-spec, and 503bhp in 2007-spec.

A V engine is configuration for an internal combustion engine

The pistons are aligned so that they appear to be in a V when viewed along the line of the crankshaft. The V configuration reduces the overall engine length and weight compared to an equivalent straight engine.

In 1896, Karl Benz patented his design for the first internal combustion engine with horizontally opposed pistons. Usually, each pair of corresponding pistons from each bank of cylinders share one crank pin on the crankshaft, either by master/slave rods or by two ordinary rods side by side.

Some authorities even regard this as a distinguishing feature of a true V engine, and for example divide flat engines into boxer engines which do not share crank pins in this way, and 180° engines which do. On the other hand, some important V-twin engine designs have two-pin cranks. However, in German, these engines are all identified as boxermotors.

Various angles of V are used in different engines; depending on the number of cylinders, there may be angles that work better than others for stability. Very narrow angles of V combine some of the advantages of the V engine and the straight engine (primarily in the form of compactness) as well as disadvantages; the concept is an old one pioneered by Lancia, but recently reworked by Volkswagen.

Some V configurations are well-balanced and smooth, while others are less smoothly running than their equivalent straight counterparts. With an optimal angle V16s have even firing and exceptional balance.

The crossplane V8 can be balanced with counterweights on the crankshaft similar to those used on a straight 6. V12s, being in effect two Straight 6 engines married together, always have even firing and exceptional balance regardless of angle.

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Others, such as the V2, V4, V6, flatplane V8, and V10, show increased vibration and generally require balance shafts.

It is common for V engines to be described with V# notation, where # is how many cylinders it has: V-twin, V4, V5, V6, V8, V10, V12, V16, V18, V20, V24

Historic non Porsche V# car engines include:
1940s–1950s: 356 | 550 Spyder | 718 RS / F2 / F1
1960s–1970s: 356 | 804 F1 | 904 | 906 | 907 | 908 | 909 | 910 | 911(930) | 912 | 914 | 917 | 924 | 928 | 934 | 935 | 936
1980s–1990s: 911(930/964/993/996) | 944 | 953 | 956 | 959 | 961 | 962 | 968 | 989 | Boxster.

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Carl Wilson

You won't believe it, I'm native Scotsman. Enthusiast. Car lovers. Almost finished rebuilding my Reliant Saber 🔥


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