Porsche 911 Turbo Rearend Has Us Scheming

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Simply put: yes. A 415hp turbo pancake six, plus six speed transmission, plus suspension out of a 2001 996. Maybe not the simplest would-be transplant (or the cheapest at $25k), but if it were easy everyone would do it, right? Along the same lines, while more than doubling the output of an older 911 (or 356?) might be tempting, an intra-Porsche swap is no good here.

The options are manifold, but obviously lean towards rear-engined examples. Personally, I’m sure the Baja Ghia could use a few more ponies. More absurd: something like a Corvair Greenbriar. Most absurd? Up to you.
Porsche 911 996 Twin Turbo Engine Transmission – eBay Motors, from LA Dismantler, which looks like a place we may need to visit.
Hat tip to DamnElantra!

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54 responses to “Porsche 911 Turbo Rearend Has Us Scheming”

  1. engineerd Avatar

    I think Jeremy should buy it and put it in an NSU.

    1. damnelantra™[!] Avatar

      hush, hush!

  2. Hörñéy Avatar


    1. acarr260 Avatar

      Brilliant! Watch as I climb this hill… and then launch myself into suborbital flight on the next jump!

    1. muthalovin Avatar

      I am rather pleased that you beat me to the punch. A Porchvair would be awesome, but I think I got something a little awesomer.

      1. scroggzilla Avatar

        An Uber914/6 has a lot going for it.
        But a Porschvair (Porchvair…hmmm) would offend Corvair AND Porsche purists, which appeals to my instagatorial nature.

    2. njhoon Avatar

      I know of a certain 4 door that was raced in lemons that could use the power plant. Now just to make Mr Motor Trend and That Saucy Minx to look the other way at tech inspection…

  3. Maymar Avatar

    I betcha there's a dull or battered Subaru just waiting for more power.
    Or maybe just shoehorn it in a Corvette, either to piss off the faithful, or to to build the rear-engined 'Vette that GM never will.

    1. dr zero Avatar

      Revenge for all of the SBC motivated Porsches?

      1. Maymar Avatar

        That's a good point, it'd piss off the PCA too, and I can live with that. Although, I'm now thinking of a Jag straight six dropped in any number of Chevrolets, for the same reason.

  4. jim-bob Avatar

    I would put it in a ZAZ 965. Add the Porsche's front suspension to the mix and you would have an awesome little toy, all wrapped up in a cool vintage Soviet wrapper.

    1. dragon951 Avatar

      Damn you! That was my first thought too.

    2. dustin_driver Avatar

      This cannot be topped.

  5. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    <img src="https://hooniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/275px-Automotive_diagrams_07_En.png"&gt;
    Refer back to my mid-front-engine/front-drive post. A couple of steering knuckles and you're golden.

  6. fisheater Avatar

    Mid-engine Subaru Brat. You would lose the jump seats but it would be worth it.

    1. dwegmull Avatar

      Just move the jump seats where the original engine used to be.

  7. Sivart_R1 Avatar

    The Cayman that should have been from the factory.

  8. Tomsk Avatar

    <img src="http://cache.jalopnik.com/assets/resources/2007/05/Rabbitamino_LH.jpg&quot; width="475" height="242">
    Drop it in where the stock rear axle lives, hide it under a camper shell or hard tonneau cover and go Lambo hunting.

    1. damnelantra™[!] Avatar

      i approve of this idea.

    2. Deartháir Avatar

      And leave it looking exactly like that. As boring-bone-stock as possible.

  9. Hörñéy Avatar

    <img src=http://vlane.com/img/blogs/mb/feat03ford_shogun.jpg width=600>

    1. Hörñéy Avatar

      Hmmm… Apparently that didn't work. Anyways, it was a Ford Shogun.

      1. austinminiman Avatar

        I want that exact phrase on a T-shirt.

        1. joshuman Avatar

          <img src="https://www.wordans.com/wordansfiles/ordered_products/2010/8/4/7e0bf1bb6aa9fe2851d4b2242f0c2580/7e0bf1bb6aa9fe2851d4b2242f0c2580-front.jpg?1280936064"&gt;
          I couldn't find a very good shot of the Shogun and I didn't look very hard. It is really hard to see on this shirt but I is supposed to be Leno's 1989 Shogun.

  10. dustin_driver Avatar
  11. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Now I'm confused…a Vette convertible or something else?

    1. Alex Kierstein Avatar
      Alex Kierstein

      Did the image come out incorrectly? That, sir, is an X1/9. So I guess it falls into the "something else" category.

      1. SirNotAppearing Avatar

        No, you got hotlink cockblocked. It's a boring silver Vette.

      1. acarr260 Avatar

        That time it worked, and I like your idea both for the light weight and strange taste. How long do you think you would drive that before a fiery death cuts short your life? I'm thinking that I would get a bit too comfortable with it after a week or two, then one wrong steering input coupled with a bit too much throttle would result in a spectacular, interstate-closing crash (and my obituary).

  12. BGW Avatar

    My neighbor's beachbuggy could use a little more grunt…
    <img src="http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/341/img3657s.jpg&quot; width=500>

    1. SirNotAppearing Avatar

      There's a large, out-of-focus beachbuggy roaming the countryside. And to me, that's extra scary. Run, he's fuzzy!

      1. BGW Avatar

        It's not the photographer's fault. Beachbuggy is blurry.

        1. bzr Avatar

          Quick, run before he uses lens flare!

        2. grantlinderman Avatar

          Golf clap for the Mitch Hegberg references.

    2. engineerd Avatar

      Were you taking a picture of Big Foot and a beach buggy got in your way? 😉

      1. BGW Avatar

        I told you I lived in an edgy neighborhood. It's always that blurry around here.
        Or I'm always very drunk. Either way.

    3. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      Arg! Its coming right for us!

  13. FЯeeMan Avatar

    My son, bless his heart, wants to make one of these mid-engine, right-wheel drive.
    <img src="http://o.aolcdn.com/commerce/images/U9DTGEK2_Regular.JPG&quot; width="500">
    He's already got the donor – our totaled one w/280k on the clock and a caved in drivers side. All he needs now is $25,000 and some practice with a slide rule & a Sawzall!

    1. engineerd Avatar

      You seem to be raising a fine young hoon.

    2. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      I approve. Photos and video needed.

    1. Josh Avatar

      Well crap supposed to be a pic of a Pontiac Fiero.

  14. Josh Avatar

    Pontiac Fiero?

  15. grantlinderman Avatar

    Many awesome ideas out there…. kinda surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet: Renault Clio Flat6

  16. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    with big enough sway bars, I think we could make this work. <img src="http://www.postaljeep.net/images/jeep1.JPG&quot; width=500>

  17. joshuman Avatar

    This will be extremely offensive to many people but give it a moment's thought before you grimace.
    <img src="http://www.motorgen.com/pic/data/533/836_1981Ferrari308_01.jpg"&gt;

    1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      Keep it red or go German gray?

  18. Chad Avatar

    If only I could fit that in my Elise (backwards of course – with the engine in front of the axle).