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Følgende indlæg skal ikke læses! Det er blot min private undren over en moderne bil i millionklassen med et retro-design, og med noget, som af de fleste experter regnes som en uheldig konstruktion: Motor bagi.
1952 Porsche 356 K/9-1 Prototype
In post-war Germany, parts were generally in short supply, so the 356 automobile used components from the Volkswagen Beetle, including the engine case from its internal combustion engine, transmission, and several parts used in the suspension. The 356, however, had several evolutionary stages, A, B, and C, while in production, and most Volkswagen-sourced parts were replaced by Porsche-made parts. Beginning in 1954 the 356s engines started utilizing engine cases designed specifically for the 356.
Jeg kunne ikke finde nogen forklaring på, hvordan Porsche undgår at den bedste sællert 911 undgår at vægten er for stor bagi. Dens succes er formentlig baseret på nostalgi af en slags; der er foretaget mange ændringer – de har fx. 4 hjulstræk – men motoren ligger stadig ved bagaxelen. Har de lagt bly foran, eller har de rykket moteren længere frem, så den er en “centermotor”?
The 911 has become Porsche’s most well-known and iconic model – successful on the race-track, in rallies, and in terms of road car sales. Far more than any other model, the Porsche brand is defined by the 911. It remains in production; however, after several generations of revision, current-model 911s share only the basic mechanical configuration of a rear-engined, six-cylinder coupé, and basic styling cues with the original car.
The first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Porsche AG was Dr. Ernst Fuhrmann, who had been working in the company’s engine development division. […]
He planned to cease the 911 during the 1970s and replace it with the V8-front engined grand sportswagon 928. As we know today, the 911 outlived the 928 by far. Fuhrmann was replaced in the early 1980s by Peter W. Schutz, an American manager and self-proclaimed 911 aficionado.
In mid-2006, after years of the Boxster (and later the Cayenne) as the best selling Porsche in North America, the 911 regained its position as Porsche’s best-seller in the region. The Cayenne and 911 have cycled as the top-selling model since. In Germany, the 911 outsells the Boxster/Cayman and Cayenne.
The company currently  produces Porsche 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars, the Cayenne and Macan sport utility vehicles and the four-door Panamera.
Det eneste “hint” jeg kunne finde om hvordan Porsche har arbejdet med den uheldige motorplacering er flg. (i speciel artikel om Porsche 911) på Wikipedia:)
Overhangs are trimmed and the rear axle moves rearward roughly 3 in. toward the engine […]