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Originally posted by Wayne at Pelican Parts
There is no such thing. Extreme power and reliability are almost mutually exclusive. The Carrera GT is a V10 with 600 NA horsepower - you can't squeeze that much HP out of a six cylinder without sacrificing reliability. The 935s got 800HP out of their engines, but they were designed to run for 24 hours...

I agree with Wayne. Displacement = HP. The GT has 5.7 liters and 600 hp. Thats 105 hp/liter. 15 years ago 100 hp/liter engines were only seen on the race track. Now with better everything being built into engines over 100 hp/liter is being seen on the street. A 3.3 liter engine would be 181! hp/liter. WOW, only with turbochargering. Even a 3.6 engine is 167 hp/liter. Using a 1.3 to 1 turbo conversion the 3.6 turbo is 4.7 liters, which would still make it 128 hp/liter. This much HP means reduced reliability.
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Old 11-06-2004, 09:41 AM
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