ok, I am not overly familiar with Reanult engines, most of my builds and developments have been - Rover (Buick) V8 - A Series BL, and Ford Kent engine.. odd A and LTC too.. and vauxhall 8valve inc the old 2.3.
What can I say.. ??
Engineering.. Superb !
Hollow cams for lighter valve train weight, miniature hydraulic followers and a roller rocker system. the rockers are about 1.5 inches long only, they have a full roller bearing onto the cam profiles.
Cams running direct in head and very lightweight cam pullies. (Alloy again)
Block, looks incredibly strong - direct in block bores - no liners - HUGE main and big end bearings.
Quality H Section neat conrod with large gudgeon pin diameter.
Oil pump drive from chain off front of crank. Adjustable pressure oil pump with high capacity..
Allow cross braced sump to form lower block and crank area stiffener.
All in all.. bloody impressed !.
that thing should handle STUPID power
the only slight concern I have is for the quality of reno balancing.. I sont like the extra weights welded to the back of the flywheel ..
I think after a good dynamic balance it should be capable of 8k easily.
Just need some cams to sort that.
Looking into shifting the vvt and cam timing at the mo.. doubtful if it can produce good results, but
Great potential in a great package..
Strong as sheeet too ...