Something tells me the handling will be off a bit as the factory engine must be 1/2 that weight. It is however very creative and you might admire that, but likely has little value to anyone but the creator. Another who cares at the end of the day. Unless you're that one guy.
Yea.. he has to have some serious suspension work in the front.. to carrry all that extra engine weight... and im very worried that the v10 will twist that frame all up!!! or pull the motor mounts right off the frame!!! that frame was never meant to handle 500 fptq!
I was listening(politely!) to someone with a Solstice descibe the V8 engine swap he was going to do. The car weighs over 3,000 lbs with the original engine. They already make a swapped version. It's called a Corvette.
Most swaps are a waste of time, especially with today's well engineered suspensions.
how about just putting a turbo on that S2000?
The S2000 weighs 2855. Add the Viper engine, trans, diff, etc. You get close to the Viper's weight.
Last edited by sundiego; December 6th, 2012 at 10:08 AM.
Thats Jamie, He lived in Okc and worked at a local Honda Dealer. Then got a better job and moved off. He had built a nasty LSx motor for that S2k, then swapped a Viper motor in it. Dude is really sharp.
Respect for doing that, but for me an S2000 is more of a go-cart: fantastic handling, and a light high revving engine. That heavy V10 is going to take that away. On an auto-x course, that new setup might even be slower than a stock S2000.
I'm sure the frame will handle the power as there are a good handful of 6 and 700+ HP turbo S2000's out there but as other have mentioned in regards to the suspension and weight of the V10 will be interesting to see how he handles that issue. If he ever posted again that is.
If you've ever driven a s2000 you would know why this had to be done. Such a great little car, such a buzzkill motor. That f20c or whatever it is, is a durable motor and can endure high power, but it's powerband is garbage. Makes no power whatsoever until 6000rpm, the car drives like ass because of it.
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