Battle Of The Four-Cylinder Restomods: Porsche 912c By Kamm vs MST Escort MkI vs Alfaholics GTA-R
One of the things that makes cars truly fascinating and exhilarating cars is their engines. But what is your top choice?
Is it the V12, reminiscent of Ferrari, the McLaren F1, or the screaming Cosworth in the Aston Valkyrie or Gordon Murray T.50? Or perhaps the V8, ranging from a Chevy small-block to a twin-turbo AMG? Then there are the unique layouts that companies have adopted – Bugatti’s pulsating W16, the flat-six perfectly placed behind the rear axle of a Porsche 911, or the V10 that BMW, Lamborghini, Lexus, and Audi have all struggled to make their own?
But does it always have to be about the largest, loudest, most dramatic, and complex engines? What about the humble four-cylinder? Often regarded more as a practical necessity than a passion-driven choice, the four-cylinder has powered the majority of economy cars for decades. Today, the restomod community has started to pay attention to four-cylinders and Top Gear has the perfect video to prove this for us.
Watch as Top Gear’s Head of Car Testing, Ollie Marriage, brings together the Porsche 912c By Kamm, MST Escort MkI, and Alfaholics GTA-R, to demonstrate to us that four-cylinder engines also possess the ability to give you an adrenaline rush and make you smile while on the road!