2.4 liters is a lot of displacement, if the block is strong enough, it should be possible to get about 1000 hp for 1000 miles. 500hp might mean only 4 - 5 thousand miles before rebuilding (depending on how often you ask it to actually make 500hp). F1 turbo engines were making 1200 hp from 1.1 liters just before they banned turbochargers. Of course those engines only lasted one race (most of the time, sometimes not even that.)
I wouldn't call the JoTech project a daily driver, but it should last a little while.
I have the experience of riding in some very high power cars (700++hp). It isn't something you want everyday anyway. Spinning 285 P-Zeros at 90 mph isn't for the average daily driver. Even very experienced drivers can find trouble quickly with 500+ hp in a 3000 lb car. Its cool to have bragging rights, but if big numbers are your goal, it would be a lot easier and cheaper with proven platform.
Originally posted by lo bux racer@Feb 3 2005, 12:59 AM 2.4 liters is a lot of displacement, if the block is strong enough, it should be possible to get about 1000 hp for 1000 miles. 500hp might mean only 4 - 5 thousand miles before rebuilding
Pike's Peak is particularly challenging because you lose power as you climb. Even with forced induction, you can only make some multiple of the available pressure, and at 14,000+ feet, oxygen is becoming a rare commodity.
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