<VV> South Bend surprise
tony.underwood at cox.net
Thu Jul 15 07:54:29 EDT 2010
At 11:42 PM 7/14/2010, Matt Nall wrote:
>So, again, GM received no direct design help from Porsche for the
>Corvair, but Studebaker did -- weird.
> Bill, Porsche didn't even have a 6 six cylinder engine when the
> Corvair was being developed.
I used to wonder if that test mule Porsche 356 that had a prototype
'Vair engine installed in it may have inspired Porsche to consider
building their own 6 cylinder engine... it's my understanding that
the engine was pretty much what went into the '60 models, and with
the relatively decent midrange (for its displacement at the time)
torque, in a little car like a 356 it would have likely been fairly
spirited in city corner to corner driving.
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