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Hmm...as source of cheap torque/power, V8 is very efficient. However, there are other less obvious reasons why people buy this car. I believe some of them would be offended by pushrod V8 even if it's cheap to buy. While V8 is cheap to tune, doing a properly executed install in 911 isn't.

There are issues of extra weight (for iron-block ones), lost prestige (pushrod 50's tech in car known for technical excellence) and complicated install (hard to do watercooling right).

Please don't missunderstand me, me an Mattias are installing a non-Porsche engine in 911 ourselves, but it's more of a prank. Also, engine is light, quite hi-tech and it's a 4-banger.
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