and to overcome all that resistance forces: drag, roll, steep, acceleration holding your car back from being Batmobil you just need power at every single engine speed. The formula for that needed power at every single rpm can be stated like:
Power = (Forces of roll + drag + lift + accelaration) * vehicle speed
Concluding that, more torque everywhere will help to get the needed power for a certain engine task at lower engine speed. A higher displacement or a force induction will lift that power curve via higher torque everywhere...same engine task can be fullfilled at lower engine speeds. But formula tells you also a lighter car, with lighter rotational masses and better drag will give you the same...not thinking about doing both
Many concepts in between the K-Series with some nice mods (intake and exhaust manifold, cams, standalone ECU or emulator board like Hondata, tuning) for some 1000's €:
Going NA with Frankenstein: K24 block, K20 head...higher level 300 Nm/300 whp with the right setup
Going NA with a pure K24...higher level 260 Nm/250 whp
Going NA with a right designed K20 setup...higher level 230 Nm/250 whp
Going FI with a K20 via SC or TC...higher level 300 Nm (SC), 500 Nm (TC) power up to 800++ whp (TC)
(number's are just for classification, distribution is very high depending on setup mix, fuel, altitude, ...)
If I listen to your words I would do some research on supercharging via compressor (positive displacement or radial type) or if you like the NA sound checking out the K24 way.
Personally I love the high engine speed concept...speeding up to 9000 rpm... and the NA sound combined with a light chassis to have the right torque everywhere out of a K20 block
I am curious about it where your way will come down after you have tuned it. Good luck with it!
I'll start out by giving a run-down of the engine plans and build philosophy, then will move onto the progress thus far. I'll give you guys some pictures for now, but may hold off on some until I can more conveniently access stuff, since for the winter it's cramptly parked in a single car...
Hi there. Long time lurker roughly a decade to be precise. Never really had much to show in the past, running a k20a/k24 setup 5 speed in an 05 civic es2 sedan.
Two weeks in for a custom turbo setup, custom fabricated manifold, IC piping and exhaust, 44mm tial, hx35 non bb, Greddy 3 inch core...
MODS, please move if needed, I wasn't too sure where to post this build up...
gonna show you our updates as there is major works goin on with the car atm..
First up. Primal private drift day at calder park took its toll on the car. Finally the gearbox decided to break..
I've taken somewhat of a backwards approach to this project as I started with building the motor before even selecting a chassis (MODS, feel free to move the thread should you choose).
Purchased a K20a2 from HMotors back in 2007. Disassembled and inspected it, then didn't really touch it until...
So I became the owner of this 1980 honda accord earlier this year. I originally wanted to keep it stock with the original motor and everything...
That plan came to an end when the motor decided to go after being 35 years old. I then sat down and started to figure out what I wanted to do. I...
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