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For those not here, that Petit racing unit looks pretty finished. Big air/water intercooler where the battery once was and the battery is relocated to the passenger firewall. The supercharger itself is a Lysholm screw (autorotor/whipple/Opcon etc). From the size of the unit and the pulley it looks like they are running some serious boost....and that unit should make for a torquey bottom end. Looking forward to the dynos..
There is a forced induction factory RX8 in winning blue inside the design center with a massive intercooler up front and boost gauge for the drive but no pictures are being allowed in there...
Hello from Seven Stock...
There is a forced induction factory RX8 in winning blue inside the design center with a massive intercooler up front and boost gauge for the drive but no pictures are being allowed in there... www.good-win-racing.com
Here is a pic of the car he is talking about. I took another pic of the boost guage mounted on the A pillar but it didn't come out, I got reflection from the window.
wow, finally a supercharger hopefully the release date holds true. The rb bodykit looks like the 3rd gen preludes don't really like it imho. The aem intake looks weird any info on it? How bout the rb intake?
Okay. The AEM CAI replaces the stock airbox, so any tuning there is gone. They took out the stock pipe and airbox and ran a pipe and filter through the front bumper...
RBs intake has a new air box and the filter is a special-made cylindrical shaped filter. They made the airbox out of plastic to cut down the noise. They were having problems w/ the cone filters because they are tuning to the length of the pipe that goes from the airbox to the intake manifold. The cone filter, if you run the intake tube up to far, would hit the front and restrict airflow. So they wanted something that pulled air from the sides and front that would fit in the box. Basically, now they can adjust the length of the tube INSIDE the air filter as the tube inserts into the end of the cylinder air filter. Thy said it makes 3 HP across the RPM band, which seems more promising than 7 HP at peak.
As far as the RB front end, it reminds me of a Miata. The side skirts are okay, and the rear "mud gards" are cool. I'm not a fan of the front-end, though.
Definatly impressed with the RB intake system, they really went to work on the design, it looks as though it belongs to the 8 with all of the other plastic in the engine bay. Not really too excited about the front end, although RB is conservative, so I wasn't expecting anything extremely aggressive. Pettit is looking good, I spoke to a rep in Florida, and I'm trying to get a flight down there soon to take a ride in the 8 and see how it performs, I'll keep you posted if I go down there. I'm EXTREMELY curious is that blue 8 is Mazdaspeed's creation, makes my jimmy jump just wanting to know what's under the hood! Nice pics thanks for the view since some of the members including myself could not be there.
Ignorance can be cured. Stupid is forever.