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Old 02-18-2010, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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They said Ford will bring back the 3 cylinder engine in the Fiesta when it arrives. However, this won't be the 60 or 80 horsepower 3 cylinder we remember from the 80s. This will be an ohc engine with varible valve timing, direct injection, and turbo to produce something like 135 horsepower in a car roughly the size of a Honda Fit or a Chevy Aveo but with one less cylinder. Honestly, can you imagine what you could do on the drag strip with such an engine set up inside a CRX or a Metro?
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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They said Ford will bring back the 3 cylinder engine in the Fiesta when it arrives. However, this won't be the 60 or 80 horsepower 3 cylinder we remember from the 80s. This will be an ohc engine with varible valve timing, direct injection, and turbo to produce something like 135 horsepower in a car roughly the size of a Honda Fit or a Chevy Aveo but with one less cylinder. Honestly, can you imagine what you could do on the drag strip with such an engine set up inside a CRX or a Metro?
Yeah -- get your ass kicked by cars with real motors.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Yeah -- get your ass kicked by cars with real motors.
Or cars with real engines.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:47 PM
 
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I don't get it you guys. There have been many Toyota Supras with only 3 liter I6's that have run 8 second quarter miles AND were totally street-able. There are very few V8 cars that can even do that.
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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I don't get it you guys. There have been many Toyota Supras with only 3 liter I6's that have run 8 second quarter miles AND were totally street-able. There are very few V8 cars that can even do that.


I know what it cost to build those engines and the parts to do it with, and they are not as drivable as they make them out to be. 20k and 5000 miles and it's teardown time. A V8 with a turbo or newer style underhood blower is streetable, and you can drive it 100,000 miles. Don't forget the supras are lighter cars that get stripped down that run these times. Ive seen them and built a few of those engines they use in them. t the same time I know a guy that has an old slingshot dragster he added lights and a flat custom made radiator to and he calls it street able. I seen him actuly cruise it thru town a few times too. Wild, absolutely wild !!!!!
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Or cars with real engines.
Whichever.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:54 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I don't get it you guys. There have been many Toyota Supras with only 3 liter I6's that have run 8 second quarter miles AND were totally street-able. There are very few V8 cars that can even do that.
There are not many in the 8's. And they are far from stock. They are legendary but they are long gone. There are many more v8s going way faster...
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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This engine set up is to maximize power while still making good fuel economy. They estimate (this is from memory so I might be off) about 40 mpg with this engine setup. With this kind of power setup and low body weight, it won't be a return of the turtle slow Metro. I was imagining this type of engine in a Metro or CRX because of the ultra light body weight and similiar engine size.
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