Quote Originally Posted by Waugh-terfall View Post
I say use the Audi R8's V8, that's pretty compact.
We are planning on making an original bespoke engine.

Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
I'd say tranverse since it will give more space for the occupants as well as a smaller car, since a mid-engined 4 seater means it'll have to be pretty big. As far as layout and aspiration is concerned I don't have any preferences but the engine should be as compact as possible as well as having a good response to the throttle with low down torque (not peaky). That's what product planning has in mind so far.
I agree mounting certain engine configurations transversly does lead to a more compact solution.

Yes the engine department is in agreement with the product planning department about the engine needing to be usefull and responsive across a wide rev range.