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Old 09-05-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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EcoBoost Three-Cylinder Formula Ford Race Car Laps Nurburgring in 7:22 - WOT on Motor Trend

Ford worked some magic on this tiny engine to make it generate 202 HP in a street legal race car. Ford is putting this engine in the European Focus and soon the American Fiesta, though not at that high HP. Even without all those power boosting tech, it's still 123 HP which is a huge leap compared to 3 cylinders of the past like in the Metro. Wonder if it's possible to take the Chevy Metro/Suzuki Swift of the past and drop this modern engine/transmission along with slightly larger rims and tires to see how it performed in acceleration and MPG?
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:44 AM
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This is nothing new. Forced induction has been around for a long time and I'm sure they could have got a lot more out of the engine, but with more lag. A 1l in a street car does not sound like fun at all even in a sub compact and with a turbo. Maybe just OK with a positive displacement supercharger.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati near
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I think a 1.0 L engine sounds like a lot of fun... in a 390 lb motorcycle.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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EcoBoost Three-Cylinder Formula Ford Race Car Laps Nurburgring in 7:22 - WOT on Motor Trend

Ford worked some magic on this tiny engine to make it generate 202 HP in a street legal race car. Ford is putting this engine in the European Focus and soon the American Fiesta, though not at that high HP. Even without all those power boosting tech, it's still 123 HP which is a huge leap compared to 3 cylinders of the past like in the Metro. Wonder if it's possible to take the Chevy Metro/Suzuki Swift of the past and drop this modern engine/transmission along with slightly larger rims and tires to see how it performed in acceleration and MPG?
Given the time and money, you can put just about anything in anything.

The old question still applies: Speed costs $$$, how fast ya wanna go?
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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I think a 1.0 L engine sounds like a lot of fun... in a 390 lb motorcycle.
Oh I dunno, a 0.6L engine is plenty of fun in a 400lb motorcycle
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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if you are only putting around town in one of these....sure why not. If you do alot of highway driving PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Stay in the right lane!!!!

I have 1.7L in my 600lb motorcycle....TONS of fun!
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Back in the days of 120 cid Indy engines an Offy made 1200 hp for a couple of hours on the dyno using methanol fuel and a huge turbo.

I have a 1300 cc 6 cyl Kawasaki KZ 1300 for sale. PM me for price and location. The bike is physically too big for me.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:39 AM
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Her is a vid of a 1.5l (92 CI)


Bmw f1 turbo engine from the 80' - YouTube
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