Porsche 960/961 Ferrari 458 rival reported to get a quad-turbo 3.9 liter flat-8 with 650 horsepower and only weigh 3000 pounds - Rendering and details
Some eye opening numbers for the Porsche 960 being reported by Automobile. Quad-turbo 3.9 liter flat-8? 650 horsepower? 3000 pounds curb weight? Certainly amazing figures but it is highly doubtful they are accurate. Regardless, that is exactly what Automobile claims. This motor would be in a mid-engine configuration sending power to all four wheels and mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic. Aluminum, magnesium, and carbon fiber would all help contribute to the low weight.
This all seems somewhat unlikely. Especially that curb weight with all wheel drive. If the car were exactly what was listed here, what is the point of the 918 Spyder supercar
? This would create redundancy. Additionally, the previous report of the 960/961 using the 4.6 liter motor already developed from the 918 spyder with 570-580 horsepower makes far more sense
. It would also position the car closer to the 458 Italia price and performance wise.
For now, treat this all as a rumor. A big one at that.