Porsche Flat Six Engine Time-lapse Teardown

by Shane McGlaun

Certainly one of the best engines in all of the sports car world is the flat six from Porsche. This engine has powered numerous Porsche cars going back for decades including the venerable 911. A stop-motion video has turned up that shows an old flat six being torn down in only three minutes.

The flat six in this case came from a Carrera 3.2. I like the stop-motion video; it looks as if the parts are crawling off the engine. This particular engine has obviously been left out in the elements for a very long time. One of the best parts of the video is when the remnants of a squirrel den are found inside the engine. It’s also amazing just how flat a flat six is when you see it taken apart like this.

I’d like to see the stop-motion assembly of the same engine. For now, I’ll just play the same video backwards.

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