20th Mar 2001, 07:37

A flat engine *is* a "V", with an included angle of 180degrees. And it's the only kind of "V" engine without unwanted torsional stresses.

13th May 2001, 21:40

Porsche used to make V8s, but never V6s.

4th Jul 2001, 09:34

A flat six is not a V6. That's why it's called a "flat six" and not a "V6".

The original commenter raised a valid point: any 911 owner who describes the unique, whirring lump at the back of his car as a V6 is clearly not a Porsche owner at all...

22nd Sep 2001, 17:25

Many owners of cars like Porsche are just buying it for show, they may not know too much technical detail of the cars they own.

28th Sep 2001, 06:49

Just bought a 1995 993 in silver -

I picked it up in Brussels for around 23K - it was supplied by a specialist dealer that do Porsche & Ferrari only.

This was a bargain - 78K KM's on the clock - FAULTS - clutch slipped after a couple of weeks - got it back now and drives like a dream. Had an Impreza turbo before - I thought that was quick - the 993 is something else & for the price of a 3 series beemer!!

I recommend this car to any lover of fine cars!! - Dave, age 27.

1st Nov 2001, 12:55

The flat 'boxer' engine is what made PORSCHE, it's the only thing that hasn't changed in 30 years.

It's the same as a Subaru Impreza engine, but with two more cylinders. So a flat 6 not a flat 4.




Imagine the D's and C's are the pistons, and the = are the con rods, and | represents the crank, there are two cylinder heads, one for each half of the engines.

This type of engine (a flat layout) is often called a Boxer engine, because of the movement of the pistons like boxing..!!!

Take note...

25th Nov 2001, 12:41


Could you please give a web address of that company. I presume it was LHD? Also I would intend to replace my 328 e36, is the porsche OK to commute in, does it rattle? I am a fussy bugger, wish I wasn't but no ones perfect.

2nd Sep 2007, 05:13

LOOK the correct term is;

'Horizontally opposed flat 6’

3 cylinder on one side, and 3 on the other on a flat plane (180 degrees), they are not in line.

And yes it doesn’t make any difference there just stunning cars.