He is designing his own race car currently and this is the engine he plans on using for final production. He has a link of it running in the car and the sound, but I will not link to his site like that.
wow...what a neat idea. i have seen a few light weight race cars running just the single inline four busa engine and they really fly. i wonder how money has been poured into it....casting a new block and crank etc etc cant be cheap!
I've heard of racing engineers building V8's from Yamaha and Ducati engines like this too. Usually utilising heads, pistons, rods, etc. I'm sure its a good way of producing a screaming hi-power 2L compact V8 if you have enough money!
Many years ago, Moto Guzzi built a 500 cc v8 for their race bikes, dual cam, 4 valve per cylinder, 2 carbs per cylinder and supposedly 150 hp. The only problem was that the torque curve wasw only from 17000 to 17500 rpm and they ran out of places to put gears in the transmission at a 9 speed. they went back to the old 500 single with the horizontal piston.
that looks like very nice work on the car and engine.
the engine was designed around its use in the Radical... the Radical is the daddy if you like! p.s. got invited to have a test in one when it was a late prototype... OMG.... serious piece of kit, we spent the day playing with camber and castor, much fun! So fast... down the straights my slightly aerodynamically designed helmet with a small bib on the front was not aerodynamic enough and started trying to pull off my head... now thats what I call fast!
That engine I know as well, and it is more expensive... $30,000 + if I am not mistaken...
From Dennis himself: "The v8 is being developed by someone else, I'm simply the first customer and test case. Production engines will be available in a couple of months. The cost is US $25K including ECU, injectors, flywheel, alternator, dry sump.
It does not include exhaust, clutch or plumbing, as this is about half the cost of the powertec and RST motors. Power is 375hp @10K, torque 210 lb-ft @6500, weight is about 220 lbs as described above."