Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

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    Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    Chevrolet Unveils New Midget Racing Engine
    Written by: SPEED Staff SPEEDtv.com 05/07/2008 - 12:45 PM Indianapolis, Ind.


    The Chevy Midget racing engine's all-new design features an exhaust-side camshaft that allows for optimal airflow and repositioning of spark plugs and fuel injector nozzles.

    Chevrolet's all-new Midget racing engine was unveiled today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by GM representatives and United States Auto Club (USAC) team owner Tony Stewart. Designed by GM Racing specifically for the USAC National Midget Car Series, the new purpose-built, four-cylinder Chevrolet racing engine will initially power Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) drivers Tracy Hines and Levi Jones in upcoming events. The new Chevy Midget engine will be available to all USAC competitors through independent engine builders.

    One year ago, Chevrolet announced its sponsorship of Tony Stewart Racing in open-wheel competition," said Chevrolet general manager Ed Peper. "Now Chevrolet has taken the next step by creating an all-new racing engine for this popular grassroots racing series. Chevrolet races to win, and America's brand is aiming for more victories in this uniquely American form of motorsports."

    The new methanol-burning 166ci (2.7-liter) Chevy Midget racing engine produces more than 350 horsepower. The lightweight, inline four-cylinder engine employs an aluminum block and cylinder head with two valves per cylinder. Per USAC rules, the Chevy Midget engine is equipped with mechanical fuel injection and utilizes an electronic ignition system.

    “The Chevy Midget racing engine is definitely going to be an asset to Tony Stewart Racing," said team owner Tony Stewart. "Having the Chevrolet bowtie on the engine and not just on the side of the car as a sponsor is indicative of how much technical support the brand has given our program. In the past, we’ve competed with engines that were based on Chevy parts but weren't necessarily a Chevrolet engine. The Chevy Racing engineering and marketing staffs have really embraced the TSR racing programs, and the debut of this new engine is the start of another exciting new chapter in our relationship.”


    MORE HERE http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...racing-engine/

    Good to see Tony is still loyal to GM
    Last edited by SierraGS; 05-09-2008 at 09:03 PM. Reason: corrected title

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    Re: Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    Pretty sweet engine. I guess the rules force it to only be a two valve head? Methanol is some pretty wicked stuff. There is a local guy here who burns Methanol in his weekend warrior on the street with a 6-71 BDS blower and when he pulls into the lot on a hot summer night and cuts the engine off you can see the condensation form on the blower because the Methanol burns so cold. You can actually touch the blower immediately after turning off the motor.

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    Re: Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    That would fit nicely in my s10's engine bay. I don't need a hood, do I?

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    Re: Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by bouda View Post
    That would fit nicely in my s10's engine bay. I don't need a hood, do I?
    That's what I was thinking! And in some states no you don't need a hood.

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    Re: Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    no, that would look good in my cavi

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    Re: Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    My gokart could use it =P

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    Re: Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    I wonder if a version of this could have useful application in a production car? Could it be a way to get awesome power and better mileage in a smaller package?

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    Re: Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    chevy is also developing a 410 cu in engine for tony's sprint cars. it is based off of the all aluminum LS series used in the corvette. this is why tony will be out of those toyotas and back in a chevy in NASCAR soon
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    Re: Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    Any torque numbers?

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    Re: Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    Now turn this slant 4 into a 500hp 4.0 litre slant 6 and you have my attention.

    An I6 version would rev higher and smoother too.






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    Re: Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    I am outraged at the insensitivity of GM. How dare they call this a "midget" engine. They no longer want to be called the "M" word, there little people! Which would make this a little people engine. : )

    p.s. - Thank you liberals for political correcting everything to the point we all want to vomit repeatedly.

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    Re: Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by MonaroSS View Post
    Now turn this slant 4 into a 500hp 4.0 litre slant 6 and you have my attention.

    An I6 version would rev higher and smoother too.





    That is a good idea, put that in a G8 or Alpha sedan or a 400 HP version (adjusting HP for street use) or even a 300 HP 3.0L I-6.

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    Re: Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    One thing I definitely noticed was how the article mentioned the new engine along with Tony Stewart. I see this as a big plus in Stewart "maybe" leaving Gibbs/Yoda at the end of the year. I sure hope so.

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    Re: Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by motorman View Post
    chevy is also developing a 410 cu in engine for tony's sprint cars. it is based off of the all aluminum LS series used in the corvette. this is why tony will be out of those toyotas and back in a chevy in NASCAR soon

    I missed your post. I certainly hope so. If it does happen, I cant wait to here what he says about the change back to the promise land. LOL

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    Re: Chevrolet Unveils 350 HP+ 2.7L OHV I-4 Midget Racing Engine

    I am totally amazed in to how they can keep pumping out all that power from the 4 cylinder engine... That is ridiculous... but awesome!!!

    Something tells me that we're not in the 90's no more!!!

    Driving the Heartbeat of America and it sounds good and healthy, with many more years to come.

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