Porsche have just revealed their new 600 hp V8 gasoline engine that will be first featured in the upcoming Turbo versions of both the Porsche Panamera and Porsche Cayenne.
The new 4.0-liter V8 is one of the newly developed modular engines that will be featured across a range of models within the Volkswagen Group in the future. This particular engine, along with an upcoming V6, is the direct result of a joint collaboration between Audi and Porsche. The new V8 is also expected to make its way to Bentley and Lamborghini models in due course.
The 4.0-liter V8 comes with two turbochargers and produces 600 hp and 813 Nm of torque as featured in both the Panamera and Cayenne Turbo S models. The new engine comes with a cylinder-deactiviation system that shuts down four cylinders between 950 and 3,500 rpm to save 30% in fuel. Porsche additionally said that the new engine has been engineered for use in hybrid models, hinting at even greater outputs when the new V8 get’s combined with an electric motor.
The modular engine fits in both Audi’s MLB platform and Porsche’s very own MSB platform. In Audi’s architecture it would be linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission, while featured in the Porsche it will be partnered with a new 8-speed DCT.
The new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 resembles VW’s initiative to cut costs across brands within the massive auto group. This specific engine should significantly reduce engine development and production costs among VW Group’s luxury and premium car brands. It is expected to power the following models in the future: The Audi A6, A8, Q7 and Q8, Lamborghini Urus, and the Bentley Continental and Bentayga.