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RossD
RossD UltimaDork
3/10/16 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
Kreb UltraDork
3/10/16 10:35 a.m.

That motor's the sex. That is all.

ultraclyde
ultraclyde UberDork
3/10/16 10:41 a.m.

Didn't the staff drive one recently?

Nick (LUCAS) Comstock
Nick (LUCAS) Comstock UltimaDork
3/10/16 11:31 a.m.

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

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
3/10/16 11:55 a.m.

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

RossD
RossD UltimaDork
3/10/16 11:56 a.m.
Appleseed wrote: I'd expect to hear that from a Harley guy.

LOL!

Desmond
Desmond HalfDork
3/10/16 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
xflowgolf Dork
3/10/16 12:19 p.m.

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

Storz
Storz Dork
3/10/16 12:20 p.m.

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

Knurled
Knurled MegaDork
3/10/16 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
Jarod Reader
3/10/16 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
Storz Dork
3/10/16 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
bravenrace MegaDork
3/10/16 12:43 p.m.
RossD wrote:
Appleseed wrote: I'd expect to hear that from a Harley guy.

LOL!

DOUBLE LOL!

bravenrace
bravenrace MegaDork
3/10/16 1:16 p.m.

Nice sounds here:

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

WildScotsRacing
WildScotsRacing Reader
3/10/16 1:50 p.m.

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

bravenrace
bravenrace MegaDork
3/10/16 2:38 p.m.

In reply to WildScotsRacing:

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

WildScotsRacing
WildScotsRacing Reader
3/10/16 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
BrokenYugo UltimaDork
3/10/16 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
Adrian_Thompson UltimaDork
3/10/16 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
Desmond HalfDork
3/10/16 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
rslifkin Reader
3/10/16 2:55 p.m.

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

WOW Really Paul?
WOW Really Paul? MegaDork
3/10/16 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.

Nick (LUCAS) Comstock
Nick (LUCAS) Comstock UltimaDork
3/10/16 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
Kreb UltraDork
3/10/16 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
Keith Tanner MegaDork
3/10/16 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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