<VV> Boxster power

Eric S. Eberhard flash at vicspdi.com
Wed Oct 5 15:16:06 EDT 2005

Two questions:  why not in the rear where it belongs?  why not use an 
older turbo engine that is still air cooled and more powerful?

At 05:33 AM 10/4/2005, you wrote:
>I was thinking about mid engine Vairs and was wondering about how difficult
>it would be to transplant a Porsche Boxster powertrain into a Vair.  The
>base Boxster is 240 hp, the S models are 280.  You can get the base motor on
>eBay for $4,500
>and an S motor for $8k:
>I realize you would also want the transaxle, the computer and harness.  I
>don't have the resources to do this, but it occurs to me that it would be a
>pretty sweet deal to have 280 hp and a six speed in a Vair.  A Boxster
>weighs in at 2,811 lbs. so on that score a Vair would compare favorably.
>I'm sure it would take a bit of engineering to get the motor in place and
>the suspension mated properly.
>Just an interesting daydream I thought I'd thnow out there.
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