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Old 09-05-2013, 09:46 PM
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gmoran1469
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Originally Posted by wkayl View Post
And they are designed to last 500 miles, not 50,000 miles.
Nah, they will last much longer than that. That's just when most racing teams replace the engine as they can afford it and it is the ultimate preventative measure against an engine failing.

The thing you have to realize is this is a race engine. It won't make near as much power in the sub 4-5k rpm range and it's going to need to idle anywhere from 2-3k which, if you've ever driven a race car on the street, makes the clutch engage suck ***** and gets you nasty looks from those who don't know what's under the hood. Gas mileage is out the window, that plus race fuel... The cost of fuel alone wouldn't be worth it.

For the same price you could build an 850HP street car that doesn't need to idle crazy high and IS streetable.

Keep in mind they are trying to bank off the uniqueness of these engines more than the performance.
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