Originally Posted by scshift
But dude, I got a question and you're a Porsche enthusiast so you probably know. What are the benefits to the GT3's naturally-aspirated engine as compared to a forced induction one? All I know is that it produces a unique sound... people are always saying the GT3 is great because it's a high-revving naturally-aspirated car. What is so good about that? I know the benefits of a NA engine include better reliability (not always the case though)... and forced induction usually has better fuel economy. So what's good with the NA engines in the Porsche?
Mainly because the GT2 RS has a twin-turbo.
Now rumors are the new Caymans might have a turbo'd i4, problem is it will lack low-end torque. I love cars but a tuner I am not but iirc turbos can take time to spool up (turbo lag) but for the most part that is mainly a problem with smaller engines like i4s and I doubt that is the main reason they stayed away from it on the GT3. So for the most part, a NA 6 cylinder > Turboed 4 cylinder, then again of course Turboed 6 > NA 6 but a NA 8 > Turboed 6 and so on...
Again, I could be wrong on that and I am sure there are car heads here that can explain it much better.