We’ve to confess that we had been a bit of interested by that too, so we had been blissful to search out that none aside from evil racing genius Stephan Papadakis was going to tear down the BMW B58 engine and see simply how good — or dangerous — it’s and whether or not it will be stout sufficient to make loopy horsepower.
In Steph’s video, which was launched on Monday, he pulls the engine out a brand-new Toyota Supra with simply over 500 miles on the clock and rips it to items. What he finds is each stunning and heartening.
When it got here to intelligent designs, BMW did not skimp on. It makes use of an exhaust manifold that is solid immediately into the cylinder head, which suggests there are solely two exhaust ports — one for every scroll of the twin-scroll turbocharger. It additionally included the engine’s environment friendly water-to-air intercooler immediately into the plastic consumption manifold.
What was Mr. Papadakis’ take away after pulling the motor to items? He reckons it will be able to over 1,000 horsepower with out having to go too loopy on issues just like the crankshaft and the oiling system.
Evidently, we’re very excited to see him construct the engine again up and strap it to a dyno to see if he is proper.
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