Time for another Coffee Brake, DT’s feature where caution is thrown to the wind and mysteries of the universe are pondered. Today, as suggested by slowcarSLOW-MPGlol, we look at an empty engine bay in this 996 generation Porsche 911 and try to figure out what belongs inside.
This 1999 Porsche 911 is offered for a resonable $9,500 without an engine, it was probably a victim of the dreaded rear main seal failure that led to secondary and catastrophic engine damage. It is an extraordinarily expensive engine with new examples running $18k from a Porsche dealer, so it would make sense to replace it with something cheaper…but what?
The biggest engine available in the 911 today is a 3.8 liter flat-6, so why not keep the cylinder count but up the displacement to 4.0 liters with an AMC 242 inline-6. Performance with 190 horsepower and 225 ft-lbs of torque will be abysmal…so it’ll need to be fitted with the all-wheel drive system from the C4 and lifted 4 inches and ride on 33 inch Super Swamper tires.
What would you shove in the back of this roller 911?