This is a 1:3 scale model kit of the legendary Porsche Carrera Type 547 4-cylinder boxer engine that was originally fitted to later examples of the Porsche 550 Spyder, as well as the Porsche 356 Carrera GT and GS.
There can be no doubt that the Porsche Carrera Type 547 is one of the most important engines in the history of Porsche, it was a technological tour de force by the standards of the 1950s. The engine was developed by Ernst Fuhrman who took the original 1500cc flat-four boxer engine and fundamentally upgraded it to the point that few parts were interchangeable.
This new engine had four overhead cams (two per bank) driving two valves per cylinder and it was capable of revving well over 7,000 rpm and producing 110 to 135+ bhp – a staggering power increase over the previous 70 bhp.
This 1:3 scale model captures the