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From Car and Driver Feb 1974:



Interesting food for speculation. The motor is described as a 2.7L, 280HP@6500 which suggest the project really began as a turbocharged version of the 2.7RS (Carrera - Turbo) motor. 1974 motors were already defined as 2.7. Modify the intake, and lower compression this would have been a really sweet flexible motor when mated to the 915 5-speed trans.

However, everything written at the time suggested they were forced by reliability issues to install the miserable 4 speed which defined the need for the larger, slower turning high torque motors that finally went to production.

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