Yeah, I would imagine putting the power down becomes the biggest problem.Robert Puertas said:
That would be awesome in what is potentially a sub-1500 lbs. car.
I'm not sure about the 1.3 Hayabusa, but I know for a fact the 1.0 R1 Engine is 75 lbs. I'd guess the busa is less than 100 lbs.suv_bait said:I thought the Hayabusa motor was around ~150 hp and turbo setups approached ~300 crank hp.
It's not particularly light for a bike motor but it's only 1.3 liters... probably lighter than the Rover motor but I really have no idea.
If I'm right, that's a busa 1.3 turbo making about 300bhp.BrianK said:can't be pushing much more than 200 hp, right? Is the busa motor incredibly light weight or something (enough to make a difference, that is)?
Yeah. That's just under what a McLaren F1 had (about 550bhp/ton) - though admittedly the 627bhp and fan assisted aerodynamic centre of pressure helped the big Mac rather a lot on it's way to 240mph at Ehra-liessen (yes, yes, they raised the tyre pressures and the revlimiter to allow that speed, but hey, that's a rather limited modification from standard trim!)Derek said:If so that car is making 500 BHP per ton
Hey - nice website (I've seen it before).sandsmuseum said:I just finished converting all the pictures on my site to a searchable database. As I was entering the pictures, I came across the ones I took of the bike engined Elise. A fellow Golden Gate Lotus Club member who's name I cannot spell (Kiyoshi?) brought it to the Palo Alto British Car meet.
It seemed to be an attempt to get by the import ban by turning the Elise into a kit car. I seem to remember rules in California making bike engined cars difficult to register so I do not know how successful he was getting permission to drive it on the street. On the other hand if you want to remove one wheel, bike engined trikes are legal!
The problem I saw with this particular conversion was the angle the half shafts needed to take when exiting the differential. One of the detail pictures I took shows this issue.
You can see the pictures by entering "bike" in the comment field of the picture search page:
(Note: the search feature is new, my first programming effort in 15 years, so may have bugs. Please let me know if you have difficulty.)