Hey all, I’m new to the game, although Ive spent a while now designing a few engines/cars. Im trying to replicate the Chevy Big Block L78 (396 cubic inch, 6,484 cc) engine in the Chevelle and other late 60’s model muscle cars.
this engine had a peak output of 375hp and 415lbft of torque, 11.0:1 compression, with a single 4 barrel carb, revved to 6,000 rpm and got around 9-11mpg. It had an aluminum head and light weight forged pistons, conrods and crank. It was a pretty advanced engine for the time.
I can’t get real close to these values in game, and I’m wondering if anyone was able to get any closer than I have gotten?
Ive gotten around 355hp and 370lbft of torque, but the torque curve is way too late, the engine won’t rev near 6,000rpm, and i have to use double carbs plus oversized exhaust to get there. On top of that I only get about 6mpg.
I can post maybe a pic or two of the engine stats, but I’m curious if im just not optimizing it well, or if its just a limitation in the game?