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This is quite possibly the coolest thing in a while. I mean you could get this kinda power from a turbo busa, but the frankenstien factor is off the charts.
Comment by Scott — 2/10/2005 @ 3:24 pm
My god, that would look great mounted under the bonnet of a Mini.
Comment by Chris — 4/5/2005 @ 10:41 pm
Yes it would, but don’t miss this in the original Mini.
Comment by kneeslider — 4/6/2005 @ 7:52 am
The best part is that it is a 360hp V-8 that has a redline of 11000 rpm. I would love to put on of those in anycar
Comment by Phil — 4/21/2005 @ 10:47 pm
I’m just wondering how much the 8 cylinder busa motor weighs. I’m guessing around 500 lbs. Close?
Comment by Eugene Jansen — 5/18/2005 @ 8:35 pm
Nope, you’re way high. 95 kilos which according to my handy pound-o-verter comes to about 209 pounds.
Comment by kneeslider — 5/18/2005 @ 9:00 pm http://www.powertecracing.com/v8spec.php
about 200 lbs
Comment by Tony Palumbo — 5/19/2005 @ 12:18 am
Where can I get more info about the v8 busa engine?
Comment by big mike — 7/28/2005 @ 8:47 pm
Anybody who could mention the advantages of having such an engine mounted on a car when a turbocharged Hayabusa engine would produce 300+ HP at the crank? Maybe it’s just me who has that sort of idea…
Comment by Fast Ivan — 7/29/2005 @ 3:19 pm
the advantage my friend are countless.
you will get a smooth power band, the turbo can be a pain to start in the winter, you must wait (turbo timer have different issues) when you drive your car hard and want to park it. also if you ever drove a 4 banger car like an evo then went to drive a smooth v8 like the s4, it is like night and day. the power of the evo will rip you apart in an instant and it will make a lot of vibrations; in the other hand the s4 is like a space shuttle you press the throttle and it’s like the engine is electric, you press it hard the v8 sings like a soprano with moderate vibrations.
it’s all i have in mind right now but to conclude, turbo are good for savage power while more cylinder provide a more civilized power.
Comment by michael — 8/30/2005 @ 11:03 am
The advantage is that you can turbocharge this V8 too.
By the time thier development is finished it should make approximately twice the HP of a single Busa engine… and weigh 80Lbs less than what 2 busa engines+trans would weight.
The only real question is: Is the price low enough? A brand new busa motor can be had for under $10k If this motor costs more than say, $30k USD, it won’t really be worth it. … but still cool
Comment by Ash — 9/17/2005 @ 9:30 am
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