Porsche 911, since he saw for the first time, has almost always used an motor on the rear of the vehicle, behind the rear axle. Theoretically, this collation of the propellant is not the most effective for a vehicle of high performance because of the famous distribution of weight, that it would lose adhesion to the front wheels out of curves. Is difficult of explain, but even so Porsche manages to keep glued their 4 tires to the asphalt.
Alarms jumped a few weeks ago with the Porsche 911 RSR. It’s a car specifically for competition, in which the Stuttgart firm has decided to advance the position of the motor and let it ahead of the rear axle; i.e., the Porsche 911 RSR is the first mid-enginePorsche 911. This made think to many that the next generation of the “nine eleven” would lose its characteristic propellant back in favour of a motor central.
An of the advantages that gets Porsche in the 911 with the engine placed at the end of the body is a cockpit relatively broad. I say that them two squares rear are practically of laughter, and bear reason, but the engine central them would eliminate by full as occurs with the vehicles of its competition as Ferrari, Lamborghini or McLaren. Will be two places very narrow, but that can remove us of a trouble in any occasion; Although not in a trip.
On the other hand, also is heard weak rumors on that the Porsche 911, as happened makes some months with them 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman, leave of side them engines of 6 cylinders with them Pistons pushing in form horizontal and opposite in favor of tetracilindricos supercharged. This seems to be completely ruled out in the German mark, although it would be possible if we were to see Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid for the next generation.
Source-Car and Driver