T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
300+kw V8 Engines
After a detailed read of the VTII GTS Commdore and the 300kw V8. It's got me thinking about our current 5.6L windsor.
It is fair to say that the GenIII incarnation can be upgraded from 225kw to 270kw fairly easily, but to get 300kw the GTS uses an enhanced LS1 engine straight of the Callaway parts catalogue called the C4B. With significant CNC porting and head work and forged pistons if i'm not wrong.
I'm just wondering if the 5.6L windsor is at it's full potential at 250+kw (i know it's got more than 250kw) or whether they can make this block produce 300kw equaling the C4B Block.
I know Ford will comeout with the new engine that will compete directly but i'm just wondering if we can actually produce a genuine 300kw Windsor aftermarket wise in the meantime.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
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