Hartley Retunes a Hayabusa Engine for Autos

Hartley motors got their hands on a Hayabusa engine and they thought that it was a good idea to make it viable for auto use.

Since they designed a V8 Suzuki Hayabusa engine by sticking together two 4 cylinder engines we haven't heard from them. What they created ack then was a 2.8 liter V8 that weighs only 200 lbs. and delivers 400 hp at an ear drum blasting 10,000 rpm. Torque figures weren't that impressive as it peaked at the 245 lb-ft figure at about 7,500rpm.

Now, Hartley made a pocket version of it and they want to power a car with it. What they did this time is rework the crankcase so they came up with a 4 cylinder version of the V8. This new piece was designed from a huge chunk of 6061 T6 aluminum. The new unit is known as the H2 and end results make the engine bolt directly to the transmission of a standard car.

This is a big deal because motorcycle gearboxes don't usually have a dedicated reverse gear and usually output their high-revving power via a chain. The end result is a 140 lbs engine that offers 200 hp.

We expect this car engine to be a real racer, but what about day to day use? These engines deliver the goods right on the top shelf (high revs) so you would have to rev the nuts of it just to get off the line. It is the same problem experience by the Mazda RX-8 engine (1.3 rotary), because it was extremely creamy, very refined, had a 9,000 rpm redline and ate fuel like crazy.

This car goodie will be available for purchase in early 2009, in the first quarter.
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