Re: BA GTHO: Your opinion on the Engine
Well, I'd love to see a Supercharged '8, but I doubt it's gonna happen.
To quote SM in April '03 -
We asked FPV Chief Engineer 'Winfried Bielharz' if a top-mounted blower was under consideration for any future HO program.
"No" came the swift reply, "That's old technology. Do you want to go forward or back?" Umm, we just want to go fast, mate.
Damn straight, we just wanna go fast. Though with the specified mention of "top-mounted", maybe a blower is still in question, but being kept under wraps.
But in reality, a Turbo 6 is very likely on the cards, and as good as a powerplant as it is, I think the 'HO needs an 8 just to stay on track. Otherwise it might as well be an up-spec XR6.
I certainly wouldn't whinge if a Turbocharged (twin... YES PLEASE!!) BOSS V8 poked its head.
I think the BA is the model to do it in, it's so sexy.