Porsche Car Engines - 911 engine, Boxster, Spyder
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.
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
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. Others, such as the V2, V4, V6, flatplane V8, and
V10, show increased vibration and generally require
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
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