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Old 06-29-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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I was browsing the Callaway website and came across a V16 engine that they are developing. They have sound clips of it doing 9,000 RPMs . It sounds awesome, it is 550hp at 10,000 RPMs. These guys sure come up with some cool stuff!

Imagine dropping that motor in your C4 and screaming down the road with the engine wound up to 9,000rpms!

Now that would just be flat out awesome! Here the link:

http://www.callawaycars.com/callaway...16content.htm#
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:46 PM   #2
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Nice motor. Thanks for the link

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Old 06-29-2009, 07:07 PM   #4
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pretty cool but while the horsepower rating seems ok look at the torque only marginally better then a TPI350. But it paeks at 8500rpm and not low where you would normally feel torque as a seat in the pants pulling power.

sounds like to me yesterdays mildly moded LS1-3 would make that v16 a serious waste of money that barely acheive what was done 10 years ago.

great wow appeal thats for sure though.
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Imagine changing plugs in a C4 with a V-16!
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Yep just like a V-8, one at a time...
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Hmm, five valves per cylinder, one liter per four cylinders. I'm curious if some parts from my Yamaha R1 would bolt right in.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:31 PM   #9
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It sounds nice but I expected more of a scream like the F1 V12s. Also, as pointed out the torque is only 340 ft lbs, the same as an LT1.
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It sounds nice but I expected more of a scream like the F1 V12s. Also, as pointed out the torque is only 340 ft lbs, the same as an LT1.
340 ft lbs with a 4 liters displacment is amazing numbers.
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That's the one based on 4 Hayabusa motorcycle engines right?

http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...aha-inline-4s/
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looks more like an engine that would be used for indy type cars then a corvette. besides I think to certify it in todays smog days would take an act of god to get it through. I see it if anything being a dedicated race engine.
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Hmm, five valves per cylinder, one liter per four cylinders. I'm curious if some parts from my Yamaha R1 would bolt right in.
Damn, I was right.

(I'd love to see the crankshaft configuration for that thing.)
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:49 PM   #14
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It sounds nice but I expected more of a scream like the F1 V12s. Also, as pointed out the torque is only 340 ft lbs, the same as an LT1.
Doesn't matter. The higher RPM capability of this engine allows lower ratio gearing in the differential, resulting in higher rear wheel/axle torque.
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The V8 engine used in a racecar, which in England is road legal
http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2007/...-hayabusa.html

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2.8-litre, 455bhp V8!
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The V8 engine used in a racecar, which in England is road legal
http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2007/...-hayabusa.html

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2.8-litre, 455bhp V8!
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that would be fun to run on the street. Well, right up until it rains. the trans only lasts 30 hours though?
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:09 PM   #17
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The motorcylcle engine look kind of kills it for me, dont care what it says on the valvecovers .
Pass.


nice experiment though
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Doesn't matter. The higher RPM capability of this engine allows lower ratio gearing in the differential, resulting in higher rear wheel/axle torque.
What are you smoking? We all know the peak torque number is the only important metric in rating an engine.
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