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    A little engine porn.

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    Race-prepped Cadillac 6.2L V-8 engine facts:

    Each Cadillac V-Performance racing team in IMSA has only used two engines in competition, with the exchange taking place after the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Each team has used the same engine from Sebring through Belle Isle.
    All three Cadillac DPi-V.R engines that raced from Sebring through Belle Isle without issue have each traveled approximately 2,822 miles, or more than a trip from Cadillac House in New York City to Hollywood, California. This would also be more than the total distance of driving from London to Rome and then back to London.
    2,822 miles is almost equivalent to 15 F1 races (F1 races average 190 miles per event).
    From Sebring through Belle Isle, the race-prepped engines were operated at the same fluid temperatures (water and oil) as that of the production engines in the Cadillac CTS-V super sedan and the Cadillac Escalade.
    From Sebring through Belle Isle, not a single oil change was performed, nor was an oil filter replaced.
    From Sebring through Belle Isle, each engine experienced a total of approximately 36,000 upshift and downshift events.
    From Sebring through Belle Isle, each engine experienced a total of more than 13 hours of wide-open throttle.
    Across the IMSA circuits, the engines repeatedly experienced as high as 3.5 gs lateral, 2.0 gs vertical and 3.5 gs under braking. The SUPERMAN: Ride of Steel rollercoaster at Six Flags America pulls just under 4 gs.

  • #2
    Yeah but is it reliable?


    Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
    But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob


    • #3
      Pssh, I have that same engine in my truck.

      I wonder if there's any carbon buildup on the intake valves?
      Last edited by Red_5; 06-27-2017, 10:26 AM.
      99 Mazda Miata SuperMiata #515 - AKA Sparky SOLD
      '91 Mariner Blue Miata project AKA Napoleon


      • #4
        My engine isn't all shiny and carbonfibery like that one. :-(
        To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?