What has always been very synonymous with the Porsche 911 is that the engine sits at the rear and powers the rear wheels. Some however power 4 wheels but the fact that over the years, especially in a 911, the engine sits at the rear.
Now what would it be if Porsche ever did a mid engine 911? I am sure the purists would be jumping through the gates of Porsche in Germany swinging their protest boards about shouting bloody murder but in actual fact, there was a time when Porsche actually did have a mid engine 911.
It was the time when they started the development of the Porsche Boxster. In order to test the layout of the car and how it would work, they actually had a Porsche 911 disguised with the engines at the rear seats. They had to camouflage the rear windows in order to hide the fact that the engines were at the rear seats. Now, when you mention a mid engine Porsche, the Cayman of course, springs to mind. Check out the video below as Porsche takes a walk back in history explaining about their mid engine 911.