Autos with the engine placed inside of rear part are the one which has made Porsche so famous. During its long history the carmaker has created an army of vehicles with mid engines. Here are the most outstanding ones.
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Porsche 550 Spyder
It is true that some of the first models by Porsche had mid engines. Nevertheless, the auto which has really set such trend is known as Porsche 550 Spyder. The car was created with racing purposes and it has lived up to the expectations.
Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
This one was a tribute to models preceding 550 Spyder. This auto was the last bearer of the engine of flat four type. It had well known Carrera power unit inside. Even though it had 2.0 liters of displacement only, it could produce up to 200 horsepower.
This model followed the best traditions of 904. However, it was improved in a number of ways. In differing from its brother 906 consisted of fiberglass of the unstressed type which was attached to a steel frame.
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This model stopped all the doubts around Porsche racing abilities. Using flat 12 type of engine 917 was a success on 1970 Le Mans.
This is the auto which was the pioneer in turbocharging technologies. It was based on abilities of flat six engine which inherited a lot from 930 Turbo. Thus, the auto ran on a small power unit with big opportunities.
Even though there doubts around this model but it was one of Porsche’s best sellers when the company had hard times. It has led the automaker to the bright future and is still popular among some famous drivers.
Porsche 911 prototype
The model which was released in the end of 90s could boast about chassis of mid-engine and 962 power plant. It was designed as a car for races but later gave a birth to a street concept.
Porsche Carrera GT
Having experience of Boxster and Cayenne Porsche set its mind on an ultimate type of car which will be good on a road. It uses an engine from a racing prototype which makes it one of the craziest autos on Earth.
Porsche 919 Hybrid
The hybrid was a victorious return to Le Mans. It was created to beat Audi models in 2014. At first, this car was not successful. However, 2015 and 2016 turned out to be winning years making Porsche the first class carmaker.
When Boxster was first produced no one could now that it would result in such car as Cayman. It has made a long way since 1996 to get the status of mighty auto. This model uses 3.8-liter engine of flat six type. The components of its suspension are borrowed from 911 GT3.