Porsche unveiles a new flagship at the New York auto show, the ROPa.
The ROPas new flagship is powered by a new platform engine that is said to offer a power increase of 5.6 kW (8.1 hp), while also delivering an increase of 0.4 kW (0.9 hp) in the torque department.
The engine is reportedly the first in a line of Porsche engine technology that is being developed in conjunction with Audi.ROPa is a 6.5-liter V-8 engine that was developed at the Porsche Design Center, and it has been tuned to deliver a peak output of 707 hp (5,935 kW) from a single cylinder.
This powertrain, which was designed by Porsche’s technical group, was first revealed in the late 1980s.
It’s a big step up from the R6, which had a 7.1-liter (1,723 cc) twin-turbo V-6 that was rated at 735 hp (4,062 kW).
This engine was not designed for long-distance driving, but it is capable of producing up to 740 hp (3,912 kW) on short, highway cruising.
Porsche claims the new ROPat 740hp (3.912 kw) is enough to lift a Porsche Panamera sedan from 0 to 60 mph (1.7 to 2.4 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds, and from a standing start to 100 mph (220 km/hr).
The new Ropas engine is capable, Porsche says, of delivering a range of over 500 miles (660 km) in under 6.4 seconds.
This new engine is also said to be capable of a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/hour).
It is claimed that the Ropa will have a power-to-weight ratio of 9.6.
That’s good for a 0.2 to 1.5 hp/tonne (0 to 80 lb/ft) advantage over a conventional gasoline engine.
In order to achieve such a high performance, the new engine also requires no auxiliary systems, meaning the RPas will be able to run on natural gas for up to 20 years.
That means the RPPa will only be required to run in an urban environment.
The engine will be mounted inside the rear cabin of the new Porsche ROPs flagship.
Porsche is also planning to make the engine optional, with customers also being able to choose between an eight-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.
It is not yet known if the RPOA will be available in the US.
However, Porsche is not planning to be limited to just the US, but will expand its global footprint, with a possible presence in China, Europe, Japan and elsewhere.