I’ve flown 10 hours to listen to an engine. Which isn’t that big a deal, really. I once drove 20 hours straight for a corned beef sandwich. But the stakes here are considerably higher. See, Porsche is replacing the near-perfect flat-sixes in its Boxster with brand-new, turbocharged flat-fours. The 718 Boxster now has a 2.0-liter four making 300 horsepower and the 718 Boxster S has a 2.5-liter good for 350 hp.
I shared the following news about the Porsche Boxster and Cayman flat-four engines:
Here’s what you need to know about Porsche’s New Turbo Flat-Four Engines
Power Specs and Details on Porsche’s New Boxter and Cayman Engines
Flat Four-cylinder Turbo Porsche Cayman
Porsche to Manufacture Horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder Engines
Yeah, I’ve been fixated on that car because…well, because of the flat-four. I’m interested in seeing how a non-Subaru manufacturer extracts power from a flat-four. As well, I’d like to hear how they sound. I’m also wondering how the Porsche purists will respond to those two cars and their flat-four engines.
Sadly, I’ve not seen or heard much yet, but I’ve no doubt I’ll have my questions answered once the first real reviews are made public.
Porsche hasn’t sold a four-cylinder car in America since the 968 called it quits way back in 1995. But in this age of efficiency and turbos, we can’t all be gigantic engines, can we? That’s why the Boxster and Cayman are getting turbo flat-fours when they’re replaced next year.