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Lots of reasons to do the Six swap. Keeping the car air-cooled is one. Another is that the car was designed in part with the 911 engine in mind. Another is that amazing and glorious sound, particularly with MFI or Webers! And, of course, there is the power.

Generally the V6 swap is frowned upon. It's the same amount of work as the V8, which is of course mo' betta' fasta'. There are tales of the torque pulses from a V6 being harder on the trans than those of a V8, but I'm not sure I buy that. Regardless, if you're looking for masses of power (and some weight!) the small-block Chevy conversion is the way to go. It's not as simple or cheap as you would think, but it does work.

For me, though, there's no substitute for that H6 sound...

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