V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

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V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by gtv6sa » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:41 pm

V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar
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Re: V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by Greg Gordon » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:57 pm

I am always happy to see a supercharging project underway. That's a nice looking Lysholm unit. I guess you are making a special hood, it should look really mean. It will sound mean too!

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Re: V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by gtv6sa » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:33 pm

In addition to Supercharger, the engine is dry sumped, uses front mounted gearbox
Alfa Sei diff with LSD and Imsa 75 de-dion which fully adjustable i.e. castor camber, toe in as wll as Imsa 75 Brakes
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Re: V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by gtv6sa » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:35 pm

Hi Greg, hood will be custom made based on South African 3 litre GTV6
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Re: V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by Giuliettaevo2 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:45 am

Which Getrag is that? looks like a BMW unit.

Should be a nice ride when it's finished! :twisted:
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Re: V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by Mats » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:21 am

Well, this thread will be an interesting read... :)
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Re: V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by Greg Gordon » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:28 am

Is this going to be intercooled? What size is that supercharger, how much compression and boost are you planning on?

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Re: V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by BradGTV » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:30 pm

would love to see how this turns out..
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Re: V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by fedezyl » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:43 am

Holly mother... nice build!!! :D
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Re: V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by MD » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:18 pm

An interesting bit of engineering development to be sure and not to take anything away from the project, I am left with asking the obvious question. How far can you blur the lines of a make and say it is an Alfa Romeo? At the end of the day, this should be a successful unit based on what I have seen, but in truth, it could be a Ford Cosworth with a carved up Alfa shell, it could be any make you like as it is just using whatever performance parts are suitable to make the whole. A good car in the end but an orphan just the same.

If you fit a turbo charged Rotary into your GTV6 shell which you can, are you still going to call it an Alfa or should you call it a Mazda? Personally, no. I would automatically call it an orphan.

I think the greater challenge is to use Alfa parts alone or parts used by the factory itself and work them to their limits. This may be more limiting but a better reflection of what potential the make actually can deliver.
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Re: V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by Mats » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:13 am

The only non-Alfa parts is the supercharger? I'd definetly call it an Alfa.

Orphan definetly is more diplomatic then "bastard", nice touch. :)
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Re: V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by Micke » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:28 am

I guess the gearbox in non-Alfa.
However, I couldn't care less. If making a good car requires some foreign parts I'm all for it.
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Re: V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by Mats » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:13 am

Oh, I read too fast, thought it was from a Sei.

Anyway, as long as it has an Alfa engine...
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Re: V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by gtv6sa » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:49 am

MD the reason for front mounted gearbox is the transaxle wont handle the 500 + HP, obviously you are nowhere near the limits of BIG HP, Alfa dont make a gearbox that will do the job short of purchasing a $30,000 hewland transaxle, as for your other comments about not being an Alfa is pure Alfa, the only non Alfa part being gearbox. Even Autodelta/Alfa Corse used Hewland internals in their Supertourer gearboxes, this is a "sports sedan" but still retains monocoque construction. do you race with VRA? they wont allow the fast cars to run afraid of being beaten!
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Re: V6 Supercharge Engine Racecar

Post by Greg Gordon » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:42 pm

That's an impressive supercharger setup. Obviously it's not going to fit under a stock hood, but it will probably fit under one of the Group 4 turbodelta type hoods.

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