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Regarding comments about tunning. We were making OEM and custom turbo installations long before there were AFR readout, knock sensors and chassis dynos. Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, Ford, a whole host of kit makers - then Porsche didn't have them. However, if you are going to spend $10-30K on Porsche engine parts and labor (or sell them to a customer) they are good INSURANCE. This is not the case here.
Since aftermarket and used turbos are readily available and cheap one need not run destructive boost to make the investment worthwhile. Anyone who maintains their own race bikes can do a custom install. The 2.7L already has the right compression ratio and cam timing. With the early model's low chassis weight and gearing it should be very responsive and make 200-220HP on reasonable boost, plus, you'll have fun doing it yourself.
The assumption this motor will somehow instantly fail by adding a turbo is absurd. In the states there's virtually no demand for complete running 2.7L CIS motors or parts so what's lost if engine life suffers in the long run? Nothing.
I agree with Turboteener, Afterburn and Beepbeep, go for it.
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