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Posted: 19 May 2014
Porsche built a one-off 911 concept car with an Audi V8 engine
You read that right - a Porsche 911 with a V8. Porsche has just released a little video detailing an oddity in its museum stash; a prototype ‘965' that was built in the 1980s.
It was a trial to see if a 911 could handle a bigger engine, and so Porsche borrowed a water-cooled V8 from Audi, clad it in 959 bodywork and tested it on the public road.
However, museum archive chief Dieter Landenberger notes the 965 would never have become more than a concept, because the flat-six engine "is at the heart of a 911".