@ramthecowy Yeah, all the German race cars of the late 30’s were amazing. Mostly because they had virtually unlimited funding from Hitler. I remember watching a documentary about that… I recall the head engineer of Mercedes’ engines saying that money wasn’t even considered. They were allowed to take as much as they needed for as many projects as needed.
@rcracer11m I was always perplexed that the T80 never ran. You’d think it’d be good propaganda… especially considering what I just said above.
@strop I recall BMW using factory blocks left out in the elements for those; because you could tell if there were any casting flaws by how rust forms. I found that rather amusing.
@DeusExMackia Another sample of an angry horde of wasps is the Nissan VQ-Powered [Renault Mégane Trophy] (https://youtu.be/ShiS23e99hQ)
Yeah; that 88S is quite the looker. If I recall correctly though, it was powered by a VQ30ET, so a 3 litre with a single turbo… but still a 2 valve SOHC.
You may like the Nissan R88C too;
She was powered by Nissan’s VRH30T; a 3 Litre, DOHC 32 valve, twin-turbo V8 producing over 740hp at 8,000rpm.
Here’s an onboard video of a very similar R88V. Listen to that blow-off valve.
@CadillacDave I share your sentiment about race cars being very similar to their street versions. That’s a major reason why I posted the R32 as my favorite.
@SpeedWarrior1 Yeah; the 917s were monsters. One of my favorite models that I own is a 917L in a Martini & Rossi livery.