Why opt for 14 liters of LS versus a boosted V-8? Seems like you're trading a couple hundred pounds of turbo and intercooler overhead for another 400-500lbs of engine, plus another couple hundred lbs more in the transfer case and engine coupling, so you'd have to be 400-500 lb disadvantage on power/weight versus turbo cars....right? Perhaps the bigger challenge is packaging that beast as it will certainly take up a lot of real estate. Should be interesting to see what they come up with.
I am with Kelly on this, those target HP figures are easily achieved with a single boosted LS engine. I appreciate the fact that they have racing history from yesteryear but it seems they are stuck in a time warp. Bring eighties technology to the race track today and you will be nowhere. Anyhow there are folk within this forum that could piece together a Buggati eater with a fraction of the budget they are running.It dose come with a we bit of a pedigree, as its being Done buy the same Team that brought us the Mid engined Giocattolo Aussie V8 Supercar of the 80's and the Detomaso Panterra "Bianca" that dominated sports car racing in 80's..
they do know what their doing.
I would imagine that with that gap between the engines they would share a co joined dry sump system. It would not be that much different to a porsche flat engine in terms of oiling/scavenging.As far as the project goes I still cant help but think they are not reinventing the wheel here. That turbo ls engine makes much more sense no matter what the goal is.I'll be very interested to see what they do for an oiling system on a pair of V8's laid over 45 degrees.