Would be cool to see a TDI diesel though.Porsche***8217;s ever increasing stake in Volkswagen Group has given it access to VW***8217;s parts bin including its compact car platforms and clean engine technologies.
It seems to be a way for them to make some money off the VW Gold platform joint development. Keep in mind that hot hatches are quite hot in Europe, just not here (not yet anyway).Doesn't Porsche ALREADY HAVE a "hot hatch?" Its called a Cayman/Cayman S! (Would they really market and build a second hatchback for their lineup? That niche is filled.)
This is a future Golf platform though, I assume it could be modified to fit both the VW engines and the Boxster six. Porsche and VW are jointly developing the platform, so it's not a stretch for Porsche to sell their own version in some form.You guys mean a souped-up Golf R32 with the Boxster S flat-6?
Never going to happen IMO - there is simply no room in the Golf unibody to mount a longitudinal or transverse flat 6 engine. :dunno: I think a transverse flat-6 would also have major packaging problems with an AWD system.
While the engineering problems could be overcome - anything is possible if you throw enough money and smarts at it - my question remains "why"?
Yeah, you're right. I'm just saying that such a car would be far more likely to run VW's narrow angle VR6 engine, either 3.2L or the newer 3.6L. Due to packaging constraints...This is a future Golf platform though, I assume it could be modified to fit both the VW engines and the Boxster six. Porsche and VW are jointly developing the platform, so it's not a stretch for Porsche to sell their own version in some form..
Sure, that Porsche photochop is ugly, but there's a lot of nice looking hatches - 130i, Alfa 147, last gen R32 etc. But only driving enthusiasts would be interested in those, I understand.Sheesh whats with everyones obsessions with hatchbacks? They're like the ugliest little turds on the planet.