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2008 Porsche 911 Werks One! 600 Horsepower Really?

Wow, came across a crazy 911 today. Its called the Werks One 911, a tuner I am not familiar with, however the claims are hefty as this puppy brags about having over 600 horsepower! Can it be for real? It seems like a killer deal for essentially a Ferrari-eater.

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Wow! 5 less horse than a ZR-1 vette!
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damn, it's not a Toyota!
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What is the top speed n' zero-60, 100, top speed time ? Since it carry full warranty, Werk's turbo must be approved by factory. This is unique in the state, you better have your own private garage to fix the car. Werk try to save $8700 by not installing ceramic brake, yellow brake caliper. The car has been lowered.
I like to see the new 911/2009 with DFI and PDK transmission with the same twin turbo. I heard there is a new Turbo schedule to come in 2010.
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To the question of power, if a Nissan Skyline with a 2.6 liter engine can get 500+ hp, or a Toyota Supra with a 3.0 liter engine can get 600+ on a factory engine, the answer is most certainly yes! Porsche can extract 600 hp from 3.6 liters, and I dare say it's reasonably reliable with high octane fuel.

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I like to see them to use the 3.8 L for turbo. 3.6 is fine for track but in real time driving, you need the 3.8 's lower end torque and run the AC at the traffic light when I have 100F day in summer. We have use our car with 93 Octane but more nitro in regular life.

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I like to see them to use the 3.8 L for turbo. 3.6 is fine for track but in real time driving, you need the 3.8 's lower end torque and run the AC at the traffic light when I have 100F day in summer. We have use our car with 93 Octane but more nitro in regular life.
Seriously? you think the 3.6L would be fine for lower end torque..
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When will automotive ignorants stop equating small displacement and high horsepower as the only way to gauge or value an engine. That is truly narrow minded and backwards thinking. There is gas mileage, longevity, and serviceability to take into account as well as gearing in the diff and trans too. So many variables on this theme, to narrow your value to just one set up is...



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^^^ Not to mention the turbo providing any amount of additional torque needed. Take the SR20 engine from Nissan. A little two liter 4 banger, add turbo and fuel, 400 reliable horsepower with 300+ ft-lb of torque. Displacement is nearly irrelevant anymore.

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Here's my personal favorite in the small displacement mega-output category.
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