RossD UltimaDork
March 10, 2016 10:11 a.m.

Not that I'm in a position to drop $60k on vehicle at the moment, but I'm curious about the engine.

Kreb UltraDork
March 10, 2016 10:35 a.m.

That motor's the sex. That is all.

ultraclyde UberDork
March 10, 2016 10:41 a.m.

Didn't the staff drive one recently?

March 10, 2016 11:31 a.m.

I've heard them. I don't like the sound they make.

Appleseed MegaDork
March 10, 2016 11:55 a.m.

I'd expect to hear that from a Harley guy.

RossD UltimaDork
March 10, 2016 11:56 a.m.
Appleseed wrote: I'd expect to hear that from a Harley guy.

LOL!

Desmond HalfDork
March 10, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Doesn't sound like your typical American V8 no. But thats a good thing in my mind. This isn't your typical American V8.

xflowgolf Dork
March 10, 2016 12:19 p.m.

The want is so high! the wallet is so empty.

Storz Dork
March 10, 2016 12:20 p.m.

That motor + 180* headers would be pants tighteningly awesome.

Knurled MegaDork
March 10, 2016 12:27 p.m.
Storz wrote: That motor + 180* headers would be pants tighteningly awesome.

Er.... with a flat plane crank, ALL headers are 180 degree headers...

Jarod Reader
March 10, 2016 12:27 p.m.
Storz wrote: That motor + 180* headers would be pants tighteningly awesome.

Isn't the point of 180 headers is to emulate a flat plane crank?

Storz Dork
March 10, 2016 12:30 p.m.
Knurled wrote:
Storz wrote: That motor + 180* headers would be pants tighteningly awesome.

Er.... with a flat plane crank, ALL headers are 180 degree headers...

No kiddin. Learn something new every day

bravenrace MegaDork
March 10, 2016 12:43 p.m.
RossD wrote:
Appleseed wrote: I'd expect to hear that from a Harley guy.

LOL!

DOUBLE LOL!

bravenrace MegaDork
March 10, 2016 1:16 p.m.

Nice sounds here:

http://powernationtv.com/post/stock-shelby-gt350-vs-stock-hellcat-challenger

March 10, 2016 1:50 p.m.

Holy ponies, Batman! It can keep up with the Hellcat!!!

bravenrace MegaDork
March 10, 2016 2:38 p.m.

In reply to WildScotsRacing:

It did exceptionally well considering how much less its rated HP is.

March 10, 2016 2:45 p.m.
bravenrace wrote: In reply to WildScotsRacing: It did exceptionally well considering how much less its rated HP is.

Any chance SVT would have sent a ringer motor for this little event???

BrokenYugo UltimaDork
March 10, 2016 2:46 p.m.
Jarod wrote:
Storz wrote: That motor + 180* headers would be pants tighteningly awesome.

Isn't the point of 180 headers is to emulate a flat plane crank?

Yes, "180 degree" headers give the exhaust scavenging benefits (and sound) found naturally in a flat plane (180 degree) crank V8. You never use both together.

Adrian_Thompson UltimaDork
March 10, 2016 2:49 p.m.
RossD wrote: Not that I'm in a position to drop $60k+$20K 'Market adjustment' on vehicle at the moment, but I'm curious about the engine.

Fixorated for you!!!!

I haven't been in one, but there was one in the studio right outside my office yesterday. I was about 10 feet behind it when they started it inside. I really want to be financially irresponsible based on the sound alone.

Desmond HalfDork
March 10, 2016 2:53 p.m.
WildScotsRacing wrote:
bravenrace wrote: In reply to WildScotsRacing: It did exceptionally well considering how much less its rated HP is.

Any chance SVT would have sent a ringer motor for this little event???

I doubt that, but I could see them taking out some weight, fresh tires, almost empty fuel tank, etc.

rslifkin Reader
March 10, 2016 2:55 p.m.

And it's already a good few hundred pounds lighter than the Hellcat.

WOW Really Paul? MegaDork
March 10, 2016 3:47 p.m.
Desmond wrote:
WildScotsRacing wrote:
bravenrace wrote: In reply to WildScotsRacing: It did exceptionally well considering how much less its rated HP is.

Any chance SVT would have sent a ringer motor for this little event???

I doubt that, but I could see them taking out some weight, fresh tires, almost empty fuel tank, etc.

Why take any weight out? It already has an inherent 600lb weight advantage. The GT-350 also appears to have some nice gearing to go with that rediculous redline.

March 10, 2016 6:32 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: I'd expect to hear that from a Harley guy.

Ask any Harley guy and they'll tell you that a sportster is not a real Harley

I just don't like the sound, it sounds off key to me. Ford V8s usually make terrific sounds, this one falls flat. I'm not knocking the engine, it revs to the moon and makes very strong power. Just sounds like ass.

Kreb UltraDork
March 10, 2016 6:36 p.m.

Sounds and looks are like ---holes. Everyone has their opinion about it. To me, the FPV8 hits the sweet spot between a traditional pushrod V8 and an Italian supercar motor.

Keith Tanner MegaDork
March 10, 2016 6:37 p.m.

Sounds kinda like two four cylinders, right? Because that's basically what it is, two inline fours with a conjoined crank.

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