Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by haccord141, Aug 24, 2003.
holy shit check this out!!!!!
not at all!
the thing it needs is a new paint job.
quad turbos...thats getting sort of excessive lol
and whats a W16 engine?..more specifically what does the W stand for?
180 mph in 14 seconds!!!!
The W stands for the engine design. Ok let me explain, you probably have a 4 banner like i do, now looking at your engine with the head off, all 4 cylinders are lined up, hance thats why they call it an inline 4, or I-4, now to get into it a litle deeper, now on a V-6 the pistons are set off center, instead of the pistons moving straight up and down the move at an angle. Hence the V is the angle at which the pistons are at. if you were to look at a block, through the pullys not over the head, you will be able to see the pistons make a V shape. Now if you get this concept, which i am hoping you do, it will be simple to imagine the W-16, there are 16 pistons, all of which are placed strategically so they make a W shape, now if you were to look at this engine the same way as the V-6, you would see the the pistons make a W shape. I hope that answers your question.
And fro the turbos they have to use four, you wouldn't get enough boost using less than 4, basic it is 4 honda engines each having there own turbo. Basiclly one trubo for every 4 cylinders.
I hope I answered your questions for you.
You forgot to tell him about Boxer engines! If you look straight down on them the four pistons make an H pattern...which resemble a boxer with both his arms out. Hence the name Boxer engine...
lol thats what i thought the W was for...but it sounded sort of incredulous so i didnt want to believe it
to even have enough pistons (16!!) for a W is freaking insane..but i guess otherwise they wouldnt have been able to fit it lol
your right it is pretty f*cking crazy to imagine, but u gotta remember, VW made the engine for the car, and they started that with the W-8, which when that came out i was like WTF, 8 pistons in a block no bigger than mine. So I come to think on it the pistons are probably 1 inch across. You know like tiny little ram rods. So i can imagine that the pistons on the w-16 have to be pretty small to fit them in.
sorry i don't know boxer engines thanks for covering my ass.
Twin V8, quatro turbo'd
0-180mph in 14 seconds
252mph top speed
7 speed manual with paddle shifter (no clutch pedal)
~$1 million dollars each
I'd rather spend a million dollars elsewhere.
It's cool. Boxer engines aren't used that much. I know Porsche uses them in the Boxster and Subaru uses them all around in their vehicles. Those are the main two companies that use em, but I bet a handful of other cars have them, although they just aren't worth noting.
Boxer engines are good because the pistons are working with each other, instead of against each other as with inline and V shapes. Which means less wear and tear and a longer lasting engine.
Subaru is one of my favorite car companies...I see a WRX and I start to drool profusely until it's out of sight.
for 1 mil i would never buy a car like that you could not drive it without swaeting bullets that some shit head is gonna rip it off or smash into you
i couldn't even buy a BMW, without worring.
I put a link to it in the thread about what car we would get on an unlimited budget. Still sick as all hell.........
Holy 3 years ago Batman.
I've been drooling over that car for at least 2 years.
I'm sure they've come up with bigger and better shit.
"What would you do if you had a million dollars?"
"I'll tell you what I'd do, man, two chicks at the same time, man."
"That's it? If you had a million dollars, you'd do two chicks at the same time?"
"Damn straight. I always wanted to do that, man. And I think if I had a million dollars I could hook that up, cause chicks dig a dude with money."
"Well, not all chicks."
"Well the kind of chicks that'd double up on me do."
That's the best line in that movie.
you forgot about the Rotary engines...
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