The mid-mounted quad-turbocharged powerhouse will then be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and an all-wheel-drive system. Porsche is aiming for a zero-60mph sprint time of just 2.5 seconds. The development of this new engine has allegedly already been granted by VW Group chief Ferdinand Piech who is not new to this set up as he once drove a boxer eight one off Porsche 914 and a flat eight Cayman.
The 3.9 liter engine is expected to dispense 650 hp and Porsche is expecting to sell 3000-4000 of these cars in a period of six years when production begins in 2017.
POWERTRAIN: A 650hp quad turbocharged eight-cylinder boxer engine with an automatic seven speed dual clutch transmission with manual shiftability, as well as all-wheel drive. Porsche says that 0-60 could be as low as 2.5 seconds.
COMPETITION: Mid-engined supercars such as the Audi R8, Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Gallardo, and McLaren MP4-12C.
ESTIMATED PRICE: Over $200,000