The powerful rendered by the twin turbo V8 engine in the new Porsche Panamera is simply impressive.
Its performance has inspired the company to use it in upcoming Audi and Bentley models.
The new engine is about to debut with the next gen Panamera model. The V8 engines are currently being designed and manufactured in Porsche’s plant in Stuttgart, Germany. A lot of potential has been packed into the powertrain. It has convinced the crew to use it in two other models as well, the Audi A8 new generation model and the upcoming Bentley Mulsanne sedans.
“Porsche will play a role in contributing the engine required for the Volkswagen group. We are excited for this new deal that we have made. It should definitely favor both sides and bring out the best experience for our customers,” said Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche.
A powerful new addition to the Porsche family, the twin turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine is capable of producing up to a 542 horsepower coupled with an amazing 6,000 rpm. The engineers have come up with a unique Hot V design which has made it possible for them to mount the turbochargers right in between the cylinder heads. The new design has made it easier to keep the size of the engine to the minimal and maintain compactness to readily mount it in any car of their choice.
The powertrain is constructed using an all-aluminum component that helps shave off the excessive weight. It leads to better handling, aerodynamics and performance in the car in which it is being used. According to Porsche, the next gen Panamera can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds.
The V8 not only delivers more power than the outgoing model but is also thirty percent more fuel efficient because the team has deactivated the cylinder to offer more miles per gallon. A two stage sliding camshaft is provided in the powertrain which allows the user to disable up to four cylinders. A modular design has been adopted with the engine making it easier to use a hybrid powertrain along with it but very few models will have a dual engine setup.
Porsche has invested more than $88 million in order to develop a truly futuristic engine and Volkswagen adopting it in their top models including the Mulsanne will definitely make it popular. It’s a win-win situation for both the buyers and the manufacturers.