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Prior to my 718S I had a 981S. The only thing I miss is the flat six, but I wouldn't go back at the expense of the low-end torque I have now. Why doesn't Porsche offer a Cayman with a base 911 engine (ie, turbocharged six)? Is it a space issue? Is there some other consideration I'm missing?
 

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This has been covered before and yes, it is definitely a space issue. The turbos and ancillary plumbing require a fair amount of additional space and there wasn't room for both. This video by savagegeese shows an under-body view of the engine in the Carrera T.


The underbody part starts around the 6.00 mark and they move to the rear around the 8.00 minute mark. Obviously the layout is flipped around but you can see there is literally zero space there.
 

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Just took the engine cover off to replace the air filter.....that's about as tight as an engine bay can get ... plus more heat/mass etc....you'd have to redesign the chassis and probably the interior rear to do so.....
 
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