|March 5, 2008 - As expected, some people have been focusing in on the peak horsepower of the engine and scoffing.|
Sure, that's understandable. It would be an expensive engine to buy and it's not making the headline horsepower numbers that people expect to see. But it's also not finished development yet, and it's doing well in the range I need for the Targa. I'll get those headline numbers eventually, although the driver and suspension are more important at this point.
In the meantime, here's a comparison between a fully built CSP-legal 1.8 with 10.5:1 compression. It's a pretty nice engine and the car feels quick. Which of these would be faster on the road?
2.0 vs 1.8 dyno chart