Imagine a Porsche 911 with a V8 engine in the back rather than the flat six boxer engine. Many things come to mind when I think about this. 1: What would the sound be like? I don’t know if messing with the 911’s iconic sound would be a wise thing. 2: How about the stability? A V8 is not a flat six – it’s center of gravity would lift on the 911, not sure if this would make the handling better, in fact probably make it worse.
Regardless of my questions, I’m sure Porsche engineers had tons more – well did they ever do it? Yes they did – here is a short video about the 911 V8 concept.