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Old 03-11-2006, 04:26 PM   #1
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The engine thread!

this thread is about engines,
more specifically good engines, and what engines we think are best/crazy/efficient/cool looking/whatever else,

and also, what are some engines that break the 100hp per litre mark?
naturally aspirated

1.renesis rotary engine, (RX-8)
2.i think the bmw 5 litre v10 and gallardo v10
3.bugatti veyron engine, has 4 turbos but still pretty nuts

what does everyone think?
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Old 03-11-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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this thread is about engines,
more specifically good engines, and what engines we think are best/crazy/efficient/cool looking/whatever else,

and also, what are some engines that break the 100hp per litre mark?
naturally aspirated

1.renesis rotary engine, (RX-8)
2.i think the bmw 5 litre v10 and gallardo v10
3.bugatti veyron engine, has 4 turbos but still pretty nuts

what does everyone think?
Honda's V-tec unit is one of the most powerfull 1600cc units available, and breaks the 100bhp per litre benchmak I believe....only just though lol as it's output is 167bhp I think....as far as I'm aware, the only other engine of this size that's this powerfull is the 1600cc unit in Mitsubishi's Colt/Mirage, but this engine had reliability problems if memory serves me!

But yeah, the Honda V-tec engine is one of my favourites. I dont think Honda's ever had any problems with them either!
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Old 03-11-2006, 04:43 PM   #3
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Honda's V-tec unit is one of the most powerfull 1600cc units available, and breaks the 100bhp per litre benchmak I believe....only just though lol as it's output is 167bhp I think....as far as I'm aware, the only other engine of this size that's this powerfull is the 1600cc unit in Mitsubishi's Colt/Mirage, but this engine had reliability problems if memory serves me!

But yeah, the Honda V-tec engine is one of my favourites. I dont think Honda's ever had any problems with them either!

ive never had any experience with v-tec's
but if its anything like what the lotus exige has,
one cam for economy and one for power and the power cam kicks in at 6500rpm or somethin like that,

but yeah, forgot all about v-tec's
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ive never had any experience with v-tec's
but if its anything like what the lotus exige has,
one cam for economy and one for power and the power cam kicks in at 6500rpm or somethin like that,

but yeah, forgot all about v-tec's
A mate of mine has just bought a Civic with the 1.6litre V-tec and I can confirm that it's one amazing motor. I think it bounces off the rev limiter at around 8000rpm!....Only problem he finds with it is that it runs at high revs at high speeds, thus making it a bit of a hard ride at anything over 70mph!
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A mate of mine has just bought a Civic with the 1.6litre V-tec and I can confirm that it's one amazing motor. I think it bounces off the rev limiter at around 8000rpm!....Only problem he finds with it is that it runs at high revs at high speeds, thus making it a bit of a hard ride at anything over 70mph!

i would imagine, hard on gas too, for a 1.6

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i would imagine, hard on gas too, for a 1.6

ps, im posting like a whore this morning
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Fuel consumption isn't too bad as long as you drive it sensibly....and not at 90mph all day long lol. It tops out at about 125mph so you can imagine how high it's revving at that sort of speed!
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:23 PM   #7
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LEt's not forget about the new GT3.

3.6L, 415hp.

8400rpms redline.

115hp/liter

http://www.caranddriver.com/article....ticle_id=10709
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:21 PM   #8
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What about the LS1? They are very light, compact and makes that awesome noise and quite cheap for 400hp+. Reliable too I guess coming straight from the factory.

Or how about the Sukuzi Hayabusa, 180hp from 1.3l and screams to 11000rpm
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