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Details on Porsche’s New Turbo Engines Surface

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Porsche is fully invested into turbocharged engines for its 911 lineup.

Details on the German automaker’s new powerplants have surfaced, coming from legendary driver Walter Röhrl, who has tested the facelifted 991 as well as its new engines. According to Röhrl, the next 911 Carrera will be outfitted with a 2.7-liter turbocharged flat-six engine with around 350 hp while the Carrera S will receive a 3.0-liter turbo flat-six mill with about 430 hp.

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Making the move to turbocharged engines is something numerous automakers are doing to keep up with performance while enhancing fuel economy. Röhrl didn’t have pleasant things to say about the turbocharged four-cylinder engines Porsche will be using in the Boxster models, saying that they “sound like a Volkswagen Beetle,” and is hoping that the automaker is able to get it right before production.

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[Source: Wheels]

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