Porsche’s LMP1 Race Car Powered by Turbo Inline-Four?
What’s that got to do with anything? Well, a side exhaust suggests an inline engine, because if it were a V or a flat unit it would have two side exhausts or a central pipe. Some might argue that the exhaust can be placed just about anywhere if needed, but a turbocharger needs to be as close to the exhaust as possible. Add the fact that Porsche has never used an inline-six mill and there you have it - a turbo inline-four-powered LMP1 race car.
The German manufacturer has yet to reveal any actual details of the race car and we don’t really expect a spec sheet before Porsche finishes testing the LMP1 prototype. Until then, we’ll stick to the four-potter story, just like the folks over at Mulsanne Corner.