Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Downsizing

Since introducing the Rally Fighter and its pedigree as a both desert racer, and a pavement pounder that will use diesel technology, I constantly get the question as to why we aren't using a V10 or V8 engine. One main reason is the weight of such diesel powerplants which is astronomical compared to their smaller sibling, the V6 diesel. As you can see from last night's post and the information on the Rally Fighter Vehicle Build section of the website which gives further details on the subject, there is a growing trend in engine production:

Downsizing the displacement, but maintaining (and in some cases increasing) the performance.

Coincidentally, I read this market study in the SEMA eNews today confirming this fact. Take a look at the charts from the article for consumer trends over the last couple years. I think we're on the right track.



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