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      01-27-2014, 02:55 PM   #50
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Exciting article and responses. I think "no one will be prepared for this engine" means the torque onslaught + gearing + low weight + fast revving attitude.

Something people haven't commented on too much is the concept of a much lighter rotating mass. So far we have significant weight savings in the crankshaft and driveshaft - two usually massive inertial points. If both have been lightened, this engine should respond amazingly given similar tuning.

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On another note, stop with the commenting on "This weight distribution is better".

We've seen 40:60 weight distributions (911s) rock the racetrack. We've seen 50:50. We've seen 60:40. We've seen 45:55 (mid-engine).

Each has it's own advantages and it depends upon the track and conditions as well. Different weight distributions are better for different things.