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Old 10-13-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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Who said V8 had to be big and heavy ..

Take a look at this guy's concept engine ( Ducati Elenore V8 Update ) .. seems like tons of promise in this new engine design .. what do you guys think ?
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Whoops .. meant to post this in the lounge .. can a mod help out and move this ?

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Old 10-13-2011, 11:38 AM   #3
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That is not a V8 it is a V2 with very odd shaped pistons!
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:28 PM   #4
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It's neat, no doubt, but I'm seeing waay too many things that could go wrong with that design.
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Hope it includes positive oil pressure on the rocker arm shaft bearings, not lifetime lubed copier bearings!
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #6
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I wonder how they will be able to drive the desmodromic valves with that design.
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I think it has more moving parts than an actual V8!
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Ferrari 308 3 liter V8 is not that big... it's about the same size as our motor??
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You mean one of these?
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Yeah but it's still actually a V-8, not the innovation that the thread was started on. I have not problems with little V8s or V12s, they sing a good song and don't force the car's proportions to extend.
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