Watch This Stop-Motion Teardown Of A 3.2L Porsche Carrera Engine

It's not until you've seen all the bits and pieces that make up a car engine that you realise just how much of a marvel it is. Well, at least for those of us with the automotive knowledge of a teabag. Even so, regardless of your level of expertise, I challenge you not to be enthralled by this deconstruction of a Porsche Carrera engine.

Put together by Matthias Hoeing of Hoeing Sportmotoren, with the help of Filmkooperation, the video shows the first part of the engine's transformation from neglected hunk of metal to hot-rodded beauty. According to Hoeing, the plan is to increase the output by a "modest" 100hp (74.5kW).

The footage itself was captured over three days, while the project itself took three months. Around 4000 images were taken and compiled into eight minutes of motion, though with what I imagine was some painful editing, it was cut down to 1500 shots over three minutes.

Sadly, we'll have to wait to see the engine's rebirth, with Hoeing expecting it to be ready sometime in spring. Until then, you could always leave this on repeat.

[YouTube, via The Awesomer]

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