Discussion in 'New Porsche Models / Vehicles' started by LaArtist, Mar 1, 2010.
This thread is merged with the official thread.
This is not a car. It's a computer on wheels. The interplay between the electric steering wheel, gearbox, electric motors, petrol engine and suspension will be a concert that will render the ordinary man's car as something that Fred Flintstone would drive.
Check out the 918's camshaft, does it look like one you've ever seen?
I think they got the acceleration wrong. It should be 2.9 seconds for 0-100km/h. That should end the Veyrons acceleration reign. 4 scavenge pumps? Geez, Porsche expects th dry sump so be put through some serious lateral forces.
The idea of the 981 Spyder does not touch me as the Carrera GT. Still looking forward to what comes out, but I'm not optimistic about it, I don't think it will make me forget the Carrera GT and take its place.
six to an eight: Very bad. No large displacement Flat 8, means turbocharging, and this means the same bad sound as a 911 Turbo or MP4-12C. 458 Italia, Cabrera and R8 will again sound better.
legendary: Well, the 911 is already engough legendary, with its Flat 6 and RR/R4 layout. So no need another one.
compact: Yes a Flat 6 is more compact than a Flat 8, but will this mean the 960 will be much smaller, more compact than its rivals? I don't think. Anyway the 960 is going to have RMR layout, not RR, so the lenght of the engine is not a problem.
lowers the centre of gravity: ??? A Flat 8 has the same COG as a Flat 6, or any other horizontally opposed engine.
efficient: Is it all was a supercar is about? Do we need another 918 Spyder, 911 Hybrid, NSX II or i8?
cheaper: New era of low-cost supercars? I doubt more people will be able to afford them, even being cheaply made. It is already going to be chaep enough, sharingthe same platform for all the 960, Cabrera and R8. So better spend on fitting in an awe inspiring engine, something like a NA 5.0l Flat 8 making more than 600 PS.
I think we need to increase the acceleration benchmark of modern supercars to 0-200km/h, because these days with high tech turbo engines, 4WD, DSG and advance launch control electronics, cars like the 997 Turbo and the Nissan GTR can already achieve 0-100km/h times in 2.9 sec.
The 918 Spyder is too heavy. Nothing like the Carrera GT.
About the engine of the 911 mid engine, to go after the 458 and still be NA it has to increase bore, so a 6 cylinder with 4.5 litres means each piston will have 750cc, the Ferrari V8 has 562,5cc. The RS 4.0 has a 666cc pistons which is very large. It will be very interesting to see a large boxer 6 with more than 700cc for piston.
Not if it gets a Flat 8 or at least the 918 4.8l V8.
"NA 4.6l V8 570 HP 9K RPM"
That is all that is needed for a Prosche 959, the Ferrari 458 Italia rival. H/R NA engine, RWD only, PDK and no need hybrid.
Car And Driver spy shots:
wow. Dream car in the make.
Hot damn. The car is really happening. That must be the racing edition, hence the fixed rear wing. Kudos to Porsche for staying true to the concept. All the eye candy is there.
That thing is beautiful!
Not sure how weather proof these almost vertical exhaust will be. other wise this car is coming along very nicely.
O my God....That things is gorgeous.
This looks so perfect!!