Porsche considering Audi TTS engine for Boxster

Porsche considering Audi TTS engine for Boxster

Porsche Boxster fq

With Porsche feeling the pinch pretty badly at the moment it would no-doubt love to move more metal. The German sports car maker has assured everyone that it will still make money this year and next, but it wouldn’t hurt to have a little insurance. According to recent reports, more sales could come from a cheaper yet more powerful Boxster. Porsche is having a close look at its engine options in particular the Audi TTS engine. At 272 hp and 258 lb-ft, the turbocharged 2.0-litre engine would eclipse Porsche’s standard issue boxer engine by a useful 17 hp and 45 lb-ft of torque.

If these totally unverified reports are to be believed, the Audi-fied Boxster would be cheaper, too. The only problem for Porsche purists is that the TTS engine isn’t exactly a boxer engine. But the hardcore faithful got over the Cayenne (eventually), so an affordable Boxster that is lighter (probably), more powerful, and cheaper could put their minds at ease.

Interestingly, further rumours are suggesting a new lower-priced roadster that would sit at the bottom of the Porsche food chain. The sub-Boxster Porsche is a bit of a dangerous prospect, while it may boost Porsche sales, it could also cut into the brand’s prestige if it isn’t properly executed.

Porsche Boxster fq

With Porsche feeling the pinch pretty badly at the moment it would no-doubt love to move more metal. The German sports car maker has assured everyone that it will still make money this year and next, but it wouldn’t hurt to have a little insurance. According to recent reports, more sales could come from a cheaper yet more powerful Boxster. Porsche is having a close look at its engine options in particular the Audi TTS engine. At 272 hp and 258 lb-ft, the turbocharged 2.0-litre engine would eclipse Porsche’s standard issue boxer engine by a useful 17 hp and 45 lb-ft of torque.

If these totally unverified reports are to be believed, the Audi-fied Boxster would be cheaper, too. The only problem for Porsche purists is that the TTS engine isn’t exactly a boxer engine. But the hardcore faithful got over the Cayenne (eventually), so an affordable Boxster that is lighter (probably), more powerful, and cheaper could put their minds at ease.

Interestingly, further rumours are suggesting a new lower-priced roadster that would sit at the bottom of the Porsche food chain. The sub-Boxster Porsche is a bit of a dangerous prospect, while it may boost Porsche sales, it could also cut into the brand’s prestige if it isn’t properly executed.

« | »

Let us know what you think

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Road Tests

Silver Sponsors

Car and SUV Team

Richard-Edwards-2016Richard Edwards

Managing editor

linkedinphotoDarren Cottingham

Motoring writer

robertbarry-headRobert Barry

Chief reporter

Ian-Ferguson-6Ian Ferguson

Advertising Consultant

debDeborah Baxter

Operations Manager

RSS Latest News from Autotalk

RSS Latest News from Dieseltalk

Read previous post:
More Toyobaru coupe rumours come to light

A "Toyota insider" has apparently spilled a few more beans to motoring website 7Tune about its upcoming front-engine, rear-wheel drive...

Close