Porsche 960 to use a quad-turbo flat eight engine - report

Quad-turbocharged engines are rarer than Danica Patrick having a podium finish, but that hasn't stopped Automobile Magazine from reporting the upcoming Porsche 960 mid-engine supercar will feature one of the exotic powertrains.

According to their sources, the model - codenamed FeFi (Ferrari Fighter) - will use a 3.9-liter flat eight engine with four turbochargers, two intercoolers and a multistage intake manifold. It is also expected to have four adjustable camshafts, a dual-stage exhaust and output of 650 bhp (485 kW).

The engine will likely be connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel drive system. This could enable the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds.

Little else is known about the car, but it will reportedly ride on a lightweight platform that incorporates aluminum, steel, carbon fiber, magnesium and titanium. These components could enable the model to weigh approximately 3000 lbs (1361 kg). There are also rumors of a GT variant which could eschew the all-wheel drive system for a 200 lbs (91 kg) weight reduction.

The Porsche 960 is slated to go into production in early 2017 and the company is reportedly expecting to sell 3000 to 4000 units annually.

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