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15 Year Member
- Mar 7, 2002
Even better would be to get one of those plastic mock-up engines and use it. It'd be far easier to work with, and take a couple hundred pounds off the nose. Could use a Raspberry Pi attached to a potentiometer and the engine noise simulator speaker from a BMW i8 to make it sound like a real engine. Eliminate the transmission altogether for direct drive (but leave the shifter and even row/slap through the gears for extra effect) and reduce the weight and parasitic losses even further. Cut the gas tank in half and use the lower half as the cover for your Bolt/Tesla/Prius battery pack... Yes, yes, this could work...Hollow out a stock block. Insert electric motor inside. Bolt headers and accessories to the outside. Replace air pump and a 3hp electric motor to turn the belt for AC. Then when you beat people you can tell them the car wasn't even running.
It sounds stupid...but someone...somewhere....is probably working on a set up like this right now.
You could leave the engine bay dirty and completely stock looking. The sound would be terrible though.