Ah! "(I)n the end you have to be able to sell them" means FRAN needs to sell SLC's. Got it! Yes, he must sell them, and I am so glad he did, and that he has!
As it is, the SLC saves a lot of weight over a Corvette or a Camaro. I'll just keep in mind your idea of "(a) high output 4 banger and...
Fabulous, Howard Jones ! thanks for the support. As Jason Fenske says in Engineering Explained, more power equals more weight. We get so enamored of the highest horsepower figure that we forget we are making our car slower by chasing it. The best horsepower to weight ratio is what I would be...
Here's some hope for you . . .
Swindon Powertrain launches crate EV motor
Thursday, October 17, 2019
"Off the shelf engine swaps have been big business for decades; now it's the turn of electric powerplants..."...
A couple more alternatives, from Road & Track . . .
The Mustang GT’s V8 Is the Most Under-Appreciated Engine Out Right Now
How Nissan Changes an SUV Engine Into a Full-Fledged Racing V-8
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@gt40fran Mercedes Benz is installing these engines in their cars transversely. What if we installed the engine/transmission combination into the SL-C transversely as well? Would there be weight and balance concerns? Any other concerns? Of course, it would need to fit.
Here is more information on the 418-horsepower,, 2-liter 4-cylinder from Mercedes Benz. Text is here, link is at the bottom.
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How Mercedes-AMG Made the Most Powerful Production Four-Cylinder Ever
"The 2.0-liter M 139 engine cranks out 416 horses and 369 lb-ft, thanks to some...
A New engine from Cadillac: the Blackwing.
Cadillac Blackwing Engine
"The Cadillac Blackwing engine is an internal combustion engine developed by General Motors for Cadillac luxury automobiles.
New 610 HP 2.0 liter Audi 4-cylinder Engine
" . . . . the challenge is to extract the maximum from the available fuel through high compression and very good efficiency. In the DTM, the amount of fuel is limited to 95 kilograms per hour. “That may sound like a lot but, in view of more than 610...
AMG has a new straight 6 engine that is turbocharged and supercharged. 435 horsepower, light, smaller than a V8.
Mercedes' new straight-six 3.0-litre engine and comes supported by two forms of forced induction...
Road & Track magazine has pointed out a new way GM has for cooling its mid-engine Corvette: an "engine hood". The article says, "The application explains that that this hatch cover–described as an engine hood–can combine a back glass panel with a supportive frame that can enable improved...