Porsche Engineering developing a V12 engine for all-Russian limousine

Article by Christian A., on October 23, 2014

Porsche Engineering has been selected to develop engines for Russia’s ‘Motorcade’ project or Project Cortege, which will create a Russian-built and engineered limousine for Vladimir Putin and other top officials. Between $150 and $400 million from the Russian government will be used to develop this project and according to several sources, it will include other vehicles such as a van and an SUV.

According to the Russian website wroom.ru, we found out that the limousine will use a 6.0- to 6.6-liter V12 engine that will produce around 800 hp. The final design of the limousine is still not finished and according to the Russian media prototypes of the new limo will begin testing later this year, while the final production version will arrive in 2016.

Regarding the V12 engine developed by Porsche, we believe that the 6.0-liter W12 engine found on the Audi A8 L W12 would be a better solution for Putin’s limo. The 6.3-liter W12 engine produces 500 hp and offers a fuel consumption of 11.7 l/100 km (20.10), while CO2 emissions are 270 g/km. [source: WorldCarFans.com]

Topics: porsche, v12, engine, russia

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