Porsche working on a new supercar with quad-turbocharged flat-eight engine to rival the Ferrari 458

Article by Christian A., on July 7, 2014

Porsche currently offers the 918 Spyder but it appears that the German manufacturer is working on a new V8-powered supercar to rival the Ferrari 458. Although there aren’t many details regarding the design of the new supercar, we expect it to be inspired by the 918 Spyder, with a long rear deck due to the fact that the vehicle will feature a mid-mounted flat eight engine.

Porsche is expected to work on a new 4.0-liter engine featuring a flat eight layout but what’s more interesting is that the manufacturer is currently testing the prototype engine with four turbos that will push the total output towards 600 hp.

For those who don’t know, the Ferrari 458 Italia is powered by a mid rear-mounted 4.5-liter V8 engine that generates 570 hp at 9,000 rpm and 540 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The German supercar is set to go on sale in 2017.

Still, Porsche is also working on a new family of turbocharged and normally-aspirated boxer engines that will be available in four, six and eight-cylinder formats. These engines will offer higher power densities and come with innovative fuel-saving technology.

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