3,75 running great
AO Car Of The Year Winner 2015
Join Date: Dec 2003
I guess better intake, variable timing, good mapping, and maybe direct injection could make it pass EURO5 and be competitive for a few next years.
Maybe lower friction materials inside, Multiair technology....
But imagining 4 Fiat variators inside would probably kill the reliability and direct injection or multiair would kill part of its character...
I guess the changes above could bring also about 20-30 perc better efficiency. With electrical steering, variable waterpump and alternator on clutch working just when needed could make it even more economical.
In my eyes the main point of a car manufacturer why it didn't have sense to keep its development was its size. Its just huge block extremely limiting the whole concept and design of the car. Limiting steering, dimensions, ground clearance, safety space between engine and bonnet, cooling, length of the front part, understeer... I have seen smaller V8 engines side by side.... Its the same size, maybe even bigger than Ferrari V8 in Lancia Thema 8.32....
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