What's special about high power two strokes? I've never dealt with them, and have no idea about their potential.
I can see how putting the
We will only sell these engines to qualified Race Teams with solid budgets large enough to support extensive development necessary for top level racing, for more information on the V-4 Engine, please refer to the SAE papers #983071 and #983080 presented at the 1998 Motorsports Conference in Detroit.
disclaimer would really reduce the amount of inquiries with no hope of a sale.
It would be a really
interesting engine IF:
1. Detuned, it still put out comparable power to a hayabusa or r1 car kit
2. Lasted as long as those bike engines in cars(I've read bike engines are only good for 10-15k miles in cars, before needing a rebuild. Any truth to that?)
3. Was priced competitively compared to a hayabusa+dry sump(if dry sump is included)+reverse box(since I'm assuming you'll mate this to a car transmission with reverse). But even then, r1+baffled sump is so much cheaper.
4. Easily available, reasonably priced bellhousings to a common, locost friendly car transmission.
The fact their contact email on their website bounces doesn't exactly encourage anybody however.
Here is a 165 lb, similarly sized 200hp motor.http://www.weber-motor.com/en/products/ ... index.htmlhttp://www.weber-motor.com/fileadmin/te ... /V4_NA.pdf
But again, I'm clueless as to the expected longevity of powersport motors, and how that would translate into a car. Though they state automotive use, there are no car pictures.
I have a feeling all these 'oooh, wouldn't that
be nice' engines are impractically expensive.
I can't be the only one interested in a 160-200hp, 100-150lb engine that'll bolt to a car transmission though.