Video: Porsche Fanatic Builds Miniature 911 Flat-Six Engine
A tiny conversation piece.
Porsche 911 engines are cool on their own, but a fully-functional miniature version of a 911's flat-six mill is simply amazing. That's exactly what's been going viral on YouTube recently, thanks to a 1:3.2-scale version of a 2.0-liter flat-six that powered a 1966 Porsche 911.
According to YouTube user Rob van Vroenhoven, the engine belongs to Frits Hofman, who once owned a real-life 1966 Porsche 911. Hofman built a miniature version of his car's six-cylinder engine, which apparently was so good that Porsche displayed it at is stand at the 1972 Frankfurt auto show.
The engine appears to be an accurate representation of the real engine, down to the Solex carburetors and dual exhaust pipes.
The video features Hofman showing off his creation to a lucky group of spectators, with some wielding their smartphones, while others shield their ears from the loud and rowdy engine note. Hofman fiddles with the throttle and the engine responds with more noise and more smoke from the exhaust pipes.
While the engine is probably too big for a typical remote-controlled car, it might be perfect for a go-kart. That or the meanest lawnmower you've ever heard. Watch the little engine in action in the video below.