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Why should I buy your case instead of a genuine Porsche one?

 

If you can find a genuine 3.6 Porsche case that is usable, then more power to you. In recent years, the cases have become harder and harder to find because of the low production numbers of the 964 and 993 cars, which is estimated to be approximately 75,000 vehicles. Porsche loosely claims that 80% of its vehicles are still on the road, and thus using that math, there are 60,000 3.6 engine cases still in cars, leaving about 15,000 out there to choose from for the Porsche enthusiast.

 

That’s 15,000 cases worldwide, and many of those are damaged or so out of spec as to be unusable. So most likely, you probably can’t even find a Porsche 3.6 case to use, and Porsche is not making them anymore.

 

 

Does your case accept standard Porsche internals?

 

Yes. The cylinder spigots, main bearing journals, layshaft journals and case bolt pattern share identical critical dimensions with their Porsche counterparts, so that you can use Porsche compatible oil pumps, crankshafts, bearings and other accessories within our case.

 

 

How is your case better than a Porsche case?

 

Our case is approximately 20% stronger than a Porsche case because of advances in metallurgy, heat treating, and construction techniques that have changed in the 20 odd years since Porsche made their own 3.6 cases. Additionally, our cases feature easier to flush oil galleries which make maintenance a snap. Our cases are already boat tailed for better windage than any stock Porsche case right out of the box, and lastly, our cylinder spigots are capable of being bored larger than any Porsche case was ever able to be bored thanks to our proprietary design.

 

 

Who are you guys?

 

A bit more about us can be found here.

 

 

What kind of warranty do you offer?

 

We offer an unlimited mileage warranty on our cases for a period of three (3) years, no questions asked. Our warranty is limited to replacement of the case only, and does not include any internals, cylinders, pistons, or external accessories on the motor. Just the case is covered. If our case fails, we’ll give you a new one.

 

 

Is this case a copy of a Porsche case?

 

As far as internal critical dimensions go, ours is the same as theirs, but aside from that, considering the engineering that went into our cases, it’s unfair to call them copies or clones. We enlisted the finest metallurgists, prototype and tooling designers, foundries, machinists, and Porsche engine builders to ensure an excellent product that exceeds the original case in every respect. Unlike Porsche, our goals never included ease of mass production, lowest unit cost, or profit margin. We just wanted to build the best 3.6 case possible using modern methods, at any price.

 

 

Speaking of price, how much is one of your cases?

 

Pricing won’t be announced until production commences, but we are striving to sell a finished case for under $5000.

 

 

Are you taking preorders?

 

At this time, we are not taking preorders, and no, we won’t take your money. We are, however, taking interest cards and will put your name on the list for future updates.

 

 

Where can I buy one of these?

 

 We will be selling the cases through a distribution channel that probably includes your favorite Porsche parts retailer, as well as direct sales.

 

 

What the heck is a Trinacria, anyways?

 

This is a Trinacria. It’s the symbol on the provincial flag of Sicily, where our founder’s ancestors came from.

 

 

Common QUestions and answers

 

Feel free to email us any questions not listed here

Taormina Racing and Restorations Inc, and Taormina Engineering Inc are manufacturers of aftermarket engine cases for Porsche® automobiles. Taormina Racing is not sponsored, associated, approved, endorsed nor, in any way, affiliated with Porsche Cars North America, Inc., or Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche, AG (www.porsche.com). The Porsche® name and crest are trademarks of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG, and any other products mentioned are the trademarks of their respective holders. Any mention of trademarked names or other marks is for purpose of reference only

Do you need funding or deposits in order to build the first case?

 

No. We are 100% self-financed, and while bringing 3.6 cases back from the dead is prohibitively expensive for most, we wanted to be free of any funding issues in this endeavor in order to bring you the best possible case.

 

 

What is included in the Trinacria 3.6 Case?

 

Left and right case halves, as well as perimeter case studs.