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    possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

    And speaking of the engine in the GMA T.50, here is a recording of the engine simulating a lap of la Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans. What would it be like, to have that engine in the SL-C? :) Listen between 1:25 and 2:35. T.50 V12 Engine Dyno Simulation - Le Mans
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    Aero and radiators

    All this aerodynamics, pressure, inlets, outlets and all is really great! I wonder, for a street-driven car (and, as an American, I must say that I could never drive my SLC in triple-digit velocities on the street, no, sir!) how does one balance high-speed cooling needs with sitting for a long...
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    possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

    Road & Track has just shed some very interesting light on the engine in the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350! "The Mustang Shelby GT350 is powered by one of the coolest modern engines: A 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 with a flat-plane crank, allowing it to rev past 8000 rpm. Ford estimates maximum...
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    possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

    Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 Cosworth V-12 engine Notice the 48 volt integrated starter/generator on the front of the engine. It does away with all belts on the engine, it starts the car, it runs the spark plugs, it runs the fan at the rear. It saves several pounds of weight. Up in the nose of...
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    Unfinished SLC Project For Sale

    Wow! Good luck with the sale! :)
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    possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

    The V-12 from the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 "The T.50’s V12 engine is completely bespoke, and has been specified by Murray to a very specific set of goals in construction, capability and design. The 3994cc V12 is built with a 65-degree cylinder-bank angle, with an 81.5mm bore and 63.8mm...
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    Electric SLC: Which for You: Batteries or Supercapacitors?

    People have been interested in electric SLC's for a decade. Some on this board have actual experience installing electric drivetrains in vehicles. Fran has experienced in electric SLC conversions. Batteries have been the traditional source of electricity. And now supercapacitors have come...
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    possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

    For you electric guys, new options appear! These Electric 'Crate Motors' Will Keep Engine Swaps Alive
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    New Tremec TR-9070 DCT in a SLC?

    O Great Master of Ye Forums, Couldst thou, in thy great mercy, we pray thee, splittest off the EV part of this thread unto its own thread, and leave the transmission part unto its own, its native thread? Verily, I diss not either part of this thread, but wish only that each subject be treated...
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    possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

    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...
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    possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

    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...
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    possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

    Bob, Here's some hope for you . . . Pistonheads.com Swindon Powertrain launches crate EV motor Dafydd Wood Thursday, October 17, 2019 "Off the shelf engine swaps have been big business for decades; now it's the turn of electric powerplants..."...
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    possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

    A couple more alternatives, from Road & Track . . . The Mustang GT’s V8 Is the Most Under-Appreciated Engine Out Right Now https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/first-drives/a20524720/2018-ford-mustang-gt-quick-drive How Nissan Changes an SUV Engine Into a Full-Fledged Racing V-8 " . . ...
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    possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

    @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.
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    possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

    Here is more information on the 418-horsepower,, 2-liter 4-cylinder from Mercedes Benz. Text is here, link is at the bottom. "Road & Track 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...
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