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Old 06-09-2020, 01:30 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by 78F350 View Post
Best looking car in that group shot.
Can you get any sort of analysis of the airflow to see what is helping with grip and what is just creating extra drag? Maybe you could recruit an engineering student to do a CFD model - I'm thinking of the groups that do the $2000 challenge like Georgia Tech or similar.
Engine swaps can be enticing, but most of the cases I've seen, when they are done and all sorted out the cost/benefit is not much different than just going with a higher power Porsche engine. Maybe you should try cutting a deal with some jerk on the forum who keeps pushing his rebuilt engine at a highly inflated price.

I'd love to see your car with the W12 sorted out in it.
I've done a few engine swaps and ya, they never go well. The 3.4L 911 motors are starting to get cheap but I'm really looking for more power. If there was a cost effective Porsche solution I'd go for it. That being said I also really like the challenge of something odd like a W12, building the car is half the fun for me.
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