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Old 22nd November 2014, 08:12 PM
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See Goran (and all you non-believers!). A 3.7 litre engine also helps your front end weight reduction program!!
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Old 22nd November 2014, 08:21 PM
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See Goran (and all you non-believers!). A 3.7 litre engine also helps your front end weight reduction program!!
In what way? It's the same engine, what you save in pistons being smaller you gain in cylinder walls being thicker.
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Old 22nd November 2014, 08:33 PM
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In what way? It's the same engine, what you save in pistons being smaller you gain in cylinder walls being thicker.
Well that ruined that joke #tooserious!
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Old 22nd November 2014, 09:08 PM
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Finally got the actually weight of the Car..

1 Pcs FL S8 with half a tank of fuel and 2 babyseats
Total weight without driver 1860 kgs

Front axel weight : 1080 kgs
Rear axle weight. 780 kgs.

Mid-mounted engine seems the way to go
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Old 22nd November 2014, 09:43 PM
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Well that ruined that joke #tooserious!
Next thing you will be telling that you can reduce weight of 3.7 by having less fuel in the tank because of lower fuel consumption
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Old 23rd November 2014, 01:14 AM
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Next thing you will be telling that you can reduce weight of 3.7 by having less fuel in the tank because of lower fuel consumption
Good point! And very true, also I'm sure the gearbox is lighter in a 3.7 as it's not the standard 5hp24 box!
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Old 23rd November 2014, 07:48 AM
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Ahem......V6.......much lighter.......less to accelerate, better weight distribution, better efficiency. Starting point is 200hp but better 'saust, better inlet, remap, 4 shiny high lift cams and you'll be not far off the 4.2. Add to that the additional weight saving mentioned and the overweight V8 trying to accelerate the extra mass and hold a line through corners on a race track will be a sitting duck. As Mr Chapman said......simplify and reduce weight!
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Ahem......V6.......much lighter
From what I have heard V6 is heavier because block is cast iron not aluminium like in V8.
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Old 23rd November 2014, 11:30 AM
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Ainarssems is right. If you are thinking of the B5 S4 2.7 V6 Turbo, or the other similar Audi/VW V6 turbo 2.4 and 2.8, they are all heavier than the 4.2 engine.
Check out audisrs.co.uk, loads of info about that engine on there.
On the plus side though, with that engine you can mod it to over 600hp and over 600lbft.

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Old 23rd November 2014, 01:42 PM
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Here is a interesting one on YouTube
http://youtu.be/SmhGS4yHXxo
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