What will replace the Boxer engine?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Chris Phillipo, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Anyone heard what Subaru is going to do for an engine in WRC next year
    or if it will reach the production level?
     
    Chris Phillipo, Oct 6, 2004
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    Ross Guest

    Anyone heard what Subaru is going to do for an engine in WRC next year
    Id be sad if Subaru replaced that sound the flat 4 makes.

    R
     
    Ross, Oct 6, 2004
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    Porsches flat 6, flat 8, and flat 12 sounds like a wonderful boxer. ed
     
    Edward Hayes, Oct 6, 2004
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    Rick Guest

    Maybe i'm wrong, but i heard that in 2006, WRC request for an obligation to
    have transversal engines in the car... i heard that on speedchannel.

    Nobody heard anythings ???
     
    Rick, Oct 6, 2004
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    Hallraker Guest

    Never heard that one. It'd be sad if they went to a generic transverse
    inline layout for any of their cars.

    -Matt
     
    Hallraker, Oct 6, 2004
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    Henry Paul Guest

    I agree. The fact that the Subaru is _NOT_ transversely mounted was one of
    the main reasons that I bought one.

    If Subaru goes transverse, I might as well go buy a Saturn.
     
    Henry Paul, Oct 6, 2004
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    Rat Guest

    They are proposed rules, not set in stone. They will most likely be
    altered to allow a transmission for engines mounted suby style.
     
    Rat, Oct 7, 2004
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  8. That's what I'm refering too, they will have to be testing a new engine
    by next year if they plan to stay in WRC.
     
    Chris Phillipo, Oct 7, 2004
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  9. They were specifically drawn up to prevent that so either the rules are
    going to go through as written or be thrown out completely. The plan is
    basically to make everyone run basically the same design to make it
    cheaper for other manufacturers to get into it. Personally I think if
    Skoda can afford to be there how much cheaper does it have to get? lol
     
    Chris Phillipo, Oct 7, 2004
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  10. I see that WRC is taking lessons from Formula One; F1 makes sure that
    all the rule changes help Ferrari; now WRC is going to make rule
    changes specifically to hurt Subaru.

    The sport may be different, but the BS is the same.
     
    Hallan Blaggit, Oct 7, 2004
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    The SCCA has been doing this for years to make cars completive. I remember
    when the SCCA put the 91 cubic inch Porsche Carrara in the same class as the
    283 and 307 cubic inch Correvtts. The Porsche held the top spots for another
    2 years but, one by one the Porsche owners faded away. That's when I stopped
    going to SCCA events as I realized they were after the big bucks attendance
    #s and not interested in racing. ed
     
    Edward Hayes, Oct 7, 2004
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  12. Just look what they ust did to the Audis, they were starting to
    dominate, now they are sucking air through a straw and even the Cadillac
    beats leaves them in distant dust on the straight. Sad.
     
    Chris Phillipo, Oct 8, 2004
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    Jimmy Guest

    Just a thought. What about the new scoring system in the F1 that punishes
    those who win often. Obvisouly they were put in place to limit Ferrari's
    domination of the sport.
     
    Jimmy, Oct 8, 2004
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  14. Well I don't much care about F1 simply because it has become a Ferrari
    parade lap event, so maybe they should bust them down a notch in the
    interest of entertainment, but the SCCA and FIA seem to have some sort
    of obsessive compulsive disorder, every rule needs to be tweaked and
    changed again and again so that even the stuarts don't know wtf is going
    on.
     
    Chris Phillipo, Oct 9, 2004
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