List of Porsche engines

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The following is a List of engines used in Porsche automobiles:

Engine names[edit]

Porsche Super engine[edit]

Porsche Junior engine[edit]

  • air-cooled, 822 cc, single-cylinder diesel engine giving 14 hp.

Porsche 64 engine[edit]

  • 1938 air-cooled four-cylinder boxer 50 hp

Porsche 356 engines[edit]

  • 1948–1965 air-cooled flat-four engine -- 1100cc (1086), 1300cc (early1286&late1290), 1500cc(1482), and 1600cc(1588) [Maltby (1991), 356 and RS Spyders]

Porsche 550 engines[edit]

  • 1951–1957 1.5 litre air-cooled flat-four
  • 2011 3.8 litre [(flat 6)]

Porsche 911 engines[edit]

  • 1963–1969 2.0 litre air-cooled flat-six
  • 1970–1971 2.2 litre air-cooled flat-six
  • 1972–1973 2.4 litre air-cooled flat-six
  • 1972–1977 2.7 litre air-cooled flat-six
  • 1977–1983 3.0 litre air-cooled flat-six
  • 1984–1989 3.2 litre air-cooled flat-six
  • 1990–1998 3.6 litre air-cooled flat-six
  • 1998–2002 3.4 litre water-cooled flat-six
  • 2002-present 3.6 litre water-cooled flat-six
  • 2006–2008 3.596 litre 325 hp water-cooled flat-six (VarioCam Plus) (911 997 pre-facelift Carrera series / Targa 4)
  • 2006–2008 3.824 litre 355 hp water-cooled flat-six (VarioCam Plus) (911 997 pre-facelift Carrera S series / Targa 4S)
  • Carrera S powerkit: 3.824 litre 385 hp water-cooled flat-six (VarioCam Plus)
  • 2007–2009 3.600 litre 480 hp water-cooled flat-six (bi-turbocharged) (VarioCam Plus) (911 997 pre-facelift Turbo)
  • 2007–2009 3.600 litre 415 hp water-cooled flat-six (VarioCam) (911 997 pre-facelift GT3)
  • 2008–2010 3.600 litre 530 hp water-cooled flat-six (VarioCam Plus) (911 997 pre-facelift GT2)
  • 2008-present 3.614 litre 345 hp water-cooled flat-six (VarioCam Plus and DFI) (911 997 facelift Carrera series / Targa 4)
  • 2008-present 3.800 litre 385 hp water-cooled flat-six (VarioCam Plus and DFI) (911 997 facelift Carrera S series / Targa 4S)
  • 2009-present 3.800 litre 435 hp water-cooled flat-six (VarioCam) (911 997 facelift GT3)
  • 2009-present 3.800 litre 450 hp water-cooled flat-six (VarioCam) (911 997 facelift GT3 RS)
  • 2009-present 3.800 litre 500 hp water-cooled flat-six (bi-turbocharged) (VarioCam) (911 997 facelift Turbo)
  • 2010 3.800 litre 408 hp water-cooled flat-six (VarioCam) (911 997 facelift Sport Classic)
  • 2010-present 3.800 litre 530 hp water-cooled flat-six (bi-turbocharged) (VarioCam Plus) (911 997 facelift Turbo S)
  • 2010-present 3.600 litre 620 hp water-cooled flat-six (bi-turbocharged) (VarioCam Plus) (911 997 facelift GT2 RS)
  • 2011-present 4.000 litre water-cooled flat-six (911 997 GT3 RSR, GT3 Cup S, GT3 Cup R)

Porsche 912 engines[edit]

  • 1965–1969 1.6 litre flat-four
  • 1976 2.0 litre flat-four

Porsche 914 engines[edit]

  • 1970–1973 1.7 litre flat-four
  • 1974–1975 1.8 litre flat-four
  • 1973–1976 2.0 litre flat-four
  • 1970–1972 2.0 litre flat-six

During the 70's a number of 914's came with 6cyl motors.

Porsche 928 engines[edit]

  • 1978–1982 4.5 litre V8 single cam
  • 1980–1986 4.7 litre V8 single cam
  • 1985–1991 5.0 litre V8 twin cam
  • 1992–1995 5.4 litre V8 twin cam

Porsche 924 engines[edit]

  • 1976–1985 2.0 litre inline four-cylinder single cam ( 125 hp at 5800 rpm with 122ft pounds at 3500 rpm )
  • 1978–1984 2.0 litre inline four-cylinder single cam turbo ( 177 hp at 5500 rpm with 184ft pounds at 3500 rpm )

Porsche 924S engines[edit]

  • 1986–1988 2.5 litre inline four-cylinder single cam ( 160 hp at 5900 rpm with 155ft pounds at 4500 rpm )

Porsche 944 engines[edit]

  • 1982–1988 2.5 litre inline four-cylinder single cam ( 163 hp at 5800 rpm with 151ft pounds at 3000 rpm )
  • 1985–1991 2.5 litre inline four-cylinder single cam turbo ( 220 hp at 5800 rpm with 243ft pounds at 3500 rpm )
  • 1987–1988 2.5 litre inline four-cylinder twin cam ( 190 hp at 6000 rpm with 170ft pounds at 4300 rpm )
  • 1989 2.7 litre inline four-cylinder single cam ( 165 hp at 5800 rpm with 166ft pounds at 3000 rpm )
  • 1989–1991 3.0 litre inline four-cylinder twin cam ( 208 hp at 5800 rpm with 207ft pounds at 4100 rpm )

Porsche 968 engines[edit]

  • 1992–1995 3.0 litre inline four-cylinder twin cam (VarioCam) ( 240 hp at 6200 rpm with 225ft pounds at 4100 rpm )
  • 1993–1994 3.0 litre inline four-cylinder single cam turbo ( 305 hp at 5400 rpm with 369ft pounds at 3000 rpm )

Porsche Boxster (986/987) engines[edit]

  • 1997–1999 2.5 litre 204 hp flat-six (VarioCam)
  • 2000–2004 2.7 litre 225 hp flat-six (VarioCam)
  • (211 hp version available in some countries)
  • 2000–2004 3.2 litre 252 hp flat-six (VarioCam)
  • 2005–2006 2.7 litre 240 hp flat-six (VarioCam Plus)
  • (211 hp version available in some countries)
  • 2005–2006 3.2 litre 280 hp flat-six (VarioCam Plus)
  • 2007–2009 2.7 litre 245 hp flat-six (VarioCam Plus)
  • (211 hp version available in some countries)
  • 2006–2009 3.4 litre 295 hp flat-six (VarioCam Plus)
  • 2009- 2.9 litre 255 hp flat-six (VarioCam Plus)
  • (211 hp version available in some countries)
  • 2009- 3.4 litre 310 hp flat-six (VarioCam Plus and DFI)

Porsche Cayman (987) engines[edit]

  • 2007–2009 2.7 litre "M97" 245 hp flat-six (VarioCam Plus)
  • (211 hp version available in some countries)
  • Early 2006 3.4 litre "M96" 295 hp flat-six (VarioCam Plus)
  • Late 2006–2009 3.4 litre "M97" 295 hp flat-six (VarioCam Plus)
  • 2009- 2.9 litre 265 hp flat-six (VarioCam Plus)
  • (211 hp version available in some countries)
  • 2009- 3.4 litre "A91" 320 hp flat-six (VarioCam Plus and DFI)

Porsche Cayenne (957) engines[edit]

  • 2002–2006 3.2 litre 250 hp V6
  • 2002–2006 4.5 litre 340 hp V8
  • 2002–2006 4.5 litre 450 hp V8 bi-turbo
  • 2002–2006 4.5 litre 521 hp V8 bi-turbo
  • 2007 3.6 litre 290 hp V6 (Direct Fuel Injection from VW)
  • 2007 4.8 litre 385 hp V8 (DFI)
  • 2008 4.8 litre 405 hp V8 (DFI)
  • 2007 4.8 litre 500 hp V8 bi-turbo (DFI)
  • 2007 4.8 litre 540 hp V8 bi-turbo (DFI) (Cayenne Turbo optional engine tuning; not available in all countries)
  • 2008 4.8 litre 550 hp V8 bi-turbo (DFI)
  • 2009 3.0 litre 240 hp V6 turbocharged Diesel engine (Same engine as Q7/Touareg 3.0 TDI with 7 hp more)
  • 2011 3.0 litre 240 hp V6 turbocharged diesel
  • 2011 3.0 litre 333 hp V6 supercharged + Electric motor 47 hp = total 380 hp
  • 2011 3.6 litre 300 hp V6
  • 2011 4.8 litre 400 hp V8 (DFI)
  • 2011 4.8 litre 500 hp V8 bi-turbo (DFI)

Porsche Panamera (970) engines[edit]

Panamera Turbo: 4.8L V8 twin turbo
Carrera GT: 5.7L V10
  • 2010 4.8 litre 400 hp V8
  • 2010 4.8 litre 500 hp V8 twin-turbo
  • 2011 3.6 litre 300 hp

Porsche Carrera GT (980) engine[edit]

  • 2004–2006 5.7 litre 612 hp V10 (street legal, but originally designed for racing.)

Hemi-head engines[edit]

Some notable hemi-head engines designed and used by Porsche in commercial production and race cars include the following:

Year Displacement Power Power per Litre Notes
1964 2.0 L 130 hp (96 kW) at 6100 rpm 65 hp (48 kW)/L
1966 2.0 L 210 hp (157 kW) 105 hp (78 kW)/L Carrera 6 race
1966 2.0 L 160 hp (119 kW) at 6600 rpm 80 hp (60 kW)/L S
1970 2.2 L 180 hp (134 kW) at 6800 rpm 81 hp (60 kW)/L S
1971 4.9 L 630 hp (470 kW) 128 hp (95 kW)/L 917 race
1973 5.4 L 1100 hp (820 kW) at 7800 rpm 203 hp (151 kW)/L 917/30 race, forced induction
1973 2.4 L 190 hp (142 kW) at 6500 rpm 79 hp (59 kW)/L S
1974 2.2 L 500 hp (373 kW) 227 hp (169 kW)/L RSR T race, forced induction
1976 3.0 L 260 hp (194 kW) 86 hp (64 kW)/L turbocharged

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