Likely to see the light of day and the heat of the engine room in Porsche’s Cayman and Boxster, Porsche may be fielding some new four pot, horizontally opposed engines likely to produce upwards of 300 horsepower. Like BMW’s straight six, Porsche’s bread and butter is their flat six, which has been reinvented for most of their lineup after the death of their 356.
On paper they have also included the air cooled four from a Volkswagen bus in the 1980s 924, but they would prefer we forget about that particular combination. Though this is conjecture, it may also be possible to see a variant of this powerplant in the Macan at some point, though it may not be necessary, and if it goes in there, it may just do so in Europe. Why is Porsche doing this? On paper, they will be able to restrict the Cayman and Boxster’s performance just enough so that it doesn’t eclipse that of the 911. There may be environmental perks too, which will help with tax brackets and the average CO2 produced by the Stuttgart-based marque’s fleet.
-By: Sawyer Sutton