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Old 05-24-2009, 11:15 AM
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What racing engine configuration would you have?

I was wondering what you would chooose as a personal favourite competition engine, no specific race series, just say what what configuration, capacity and aspiration. Considering size, weight, aerodynamics, ergonomics, aural qualities and personal preferance to how your race engine should perform.

I'd choose a Twin turbo 4 litre flat 12, for both aural, power and weight reasons.

Surely you can come up with something a little more imaginitive.

P.S. Fuel is petrol, no hybrids.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:47 AM
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I'd choose a Twin turbo 4 litre flat 12, for both aural, power and weight reasons.
I'm wondering how you came out knowing it would be a good weight compromise.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:11 PM
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Mine would prolly be a 3,5l N/A v6. It's compact, it's got symmetri (compared to an incline) and it has some nice power potential.

If i were to put it under pressure i would most likely choose a supercharger. Since i utterly hate turbo lag,(Yes, i know you could fix that with a set of bi-turbos) then i would rather sacrifice a little bit o' power.
Allthough I would most likely refrain from doing so, since i somehow feel like it's 'cheating'. I mean, I know it's a way to score the big HP, but theres just something about N/A thats totally different.


Btw Leon. You avatar got so much better

Edit: Mine isen't really from anything race related. I just conjuret up my favorite engine configuration.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:20 PM
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I think this would be pretty fun to have in.... anything.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:27 PM
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:52 PM
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this...


and definately not this.
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:26 PM
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3 Litre V12.
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this...
and definately not this.
What are those?

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3 Litre V12.
But why? Ferrari?
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:40 PM
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Matra V12s sounded best

I'd go for the 787b engine, not just for the screaming sound and the exhaust note but mainly for the sexy variable length intakes Small engine, small capacity, LOTS of ooooomph
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What are those?
the first one is awesome (look on the nizpro website - http://www.nizpromarine.com.au/the_engine.html )
sure it's meant for marine applications, but hey that wasn't specified in the first post
and i'd fit one to a car anyway
the second one is an evo motor fitted with four turbo's lul
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:34 PM
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Type: 18-cylinder air-cooled two-row radial engine with water injection
Bore: 5.75 in (146 mm)
Stroke: 6 in (152 mm)
Displacement: 2,804 in³ (46 L)
Diameter: 52.8 in (1,342 mm)
Dry weight: 2,360 lb (1,073 kg)

Valvetrain: Poppet, two valves per cylinder
Supercharger: Variable-speed, single-stage single-speed centrifugal type supercharger
Fuel system: One Stromberg injection carburetor
Fuel type: 100/130 octane gasoline
Cooling system: Air-cooled

Power output: 2,100 hp (1,567 kW)
Specific power: 0.75 hp/in³ (34.1 kW/L)
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But why? Ferrari?
Of course.

For a contemporary LMP style car a 6.0 V12, for a GT car a twin turbo 3.0 inline 6.
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Type: 18-cylinder air-cooled two-row radial engine with water injection
Bore: 5.75 in (146 mm)
Stroke: 6 in (152 mm)
Displacement: 2,804 in³ (46 L)
Diameter: 52.8 in (1,342 mm)
Dry weight: 2,360 lb (1,073 kg)

Valvetrain: Poppet, two valves per cylinder
Supercharger: Variable-speed, single-stage single-speed centrifugal type supercharger
Fuel system: One Stromberg injection carburetor
Fuel type: 100/130 octane gasoline
Cooling system: Air-cooled

Power output: 2,100 hp (1,567 kW)
Specific power: 0.75 hp/in³ (34.1 kW/L)
haha i think i know where that engine is from..
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:48 PM
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haha i think i know where that engine is from..
I figured, if we got car and boat engines, why not preach the good word of the aviation radial?
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Mabey a 7.7L v12.
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