Prodrive P2, 2006. A concept car designed by Peter Stevens based on a Subaru platform with an modified Impreza 345hp WRX STi engine. Prodrive claimed that the car could retail for around £40,000-£50,000 but never put it into production
Porsche 914-8, 1969. Built at the instigation of Ferdinand Piëch and fitted with a racing-spec 908 Flat-8 engine, which produced a 350 hp. Two prototype were built, the second car (with an engine detuned to 300hp) was given to Ferry Porsche for his 60th birthday (b&w pic)
A Straight 6, a Boxer Engine, and a V12. You may wonder why i’m posting these three different, random engines. They actually happen to be closely related. By some black magic, these three engine layouts are special because these are the only three conventional engine configurations which achieve total harmonic balance with the rotation of the crankshaft.
What a difference 55 years makes Alternating views of Porsche 718 RS Spyder, 1961 and Porsche 718 Boxster, 2016. Porsche have revealed details of their revised and rebranded Boxster which continue the tradition of the Porsche 718 mid-engined sports cars that won numerous races in the 1950s and 1960s, powered by four-cylinder ‘boxer’ engines. The new 718 Boxster will be available with a turbo-charged flat four engine producing 300hp. It is the first flat four Porsche since the 914 which was discontinued in 1976