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#51 RDV

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 16:39

Actually, putting the laptop beside it gives a better impression of scale...

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Will be running at Snett next week..



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#52 indigoid

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:52

Hm that last pic is quite helpful; it's not as tall as I thought.

 

Though it is very tall in proportion to width/depth. Still wondering about how they're planning to package it in the car.



#53 RogerGraham

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:39

Still wondering about how they're planning to package it in the car.

 

Well at the very least they'll have to unzip the top of that laptop case, because otherwise the induction gear won't fit.


Edited by RogerGraham, 09 March 2014 - 09:39.


#54 Canuck

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 19:33

It is considerably smaller than I envisioned.  A 400hp backpack. 



#55 sneaker91

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 20:13

Impressive :cool:



#56 desmo

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 21:39

I can imagine that shoehorned into a 100kg laydown kart with ground effects aero and setting absolute lap records all over the place.

#57 Kelpiecross

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 04:46

I may be missing something here (and I mean that seriously) but this engine appears to me to be just a bloody engine. There doesn't seem to me to be any revolutionary feature of this engine that makes it really different from any of the well-known 'bike engines (such as the Hayabusa etc.). A Hayabusa engine weighs 70kg with gearbox/clutch etc. - a 'Busa built with no g'box etc. would probably weigh little different to this engine.

Am I missing something?

Edited by Kelpiecross, 11 March 2014 - 04:47.


#58 indigoid

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:58

I may be missing something here (and I mean that seriously) but this engine appears to me to be just a bloody engine. There doesn't seem to me to be any revolutionary feature of this engine that makes it really different from any of the well-known 'bike engines (such as the Hayabusa etc.). A Hayabusa engine weighs 70kg with gearbox/clutch etc. - a 'Busa built with no g'box etc. would probably weigh little different to this engine.

Am I missing something?

 

Doubtful. And the 'bus engine isn't even abnormally light for its capacity.

 

But if Nissan can make it last the whole 24 hours I shall be impressed indeed.

 

edit: BMW's ~1650cc inline 6 is reportedly 103kg with gearbox. I am somewhat surprised by this, thought it'd be a bit lighter.


Edited by indigoid, 11 March 2014 - 08:01.


#59 Kelpiecross

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:36

Doubtful. And the 'bus engine isn't even abnormally light for its capacity.
 
But if Nissan can make it last the whole 24 hours I shall be impressed indeed.
 
edit: BMW's ~1650cc inline 6 is reportedly 103kg with gearbox. I am somewhat surprised by this, thought it'd be a bit lighter.


I will be impressed if it lasts 24 hours as well. The point I am trying to make about this engine is that it appears to have nothing revolutionary in either its construction methods or the materials used. If it is notably light it is probably because it lacks necessary "beef" in certain areas.
The rubber cam belt also seems to be an slightly odd choice for a specialised racing engine.