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A friend of a friend recently visited the dyno room at Mahle Industries (was Sealed Power, I believe). According to this guy, they are currently testing a new Ford engine nicknamed "Voodoo" that is a tad over 5 liters in size. The claim made by the folks involved in the testing is that it produces over 600 hp WITHOUT turbo or supercharging. Just wondering if anyone knows if there is such an engine under development... and if so, what application?
It sounds like a race engine....115-120 + hp/ l v8..without forced induction...this engine must be spinning in some high rpms.
 

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It sounds like a race engine....115-120 + hp/ l v8..without forced induction...this engine must be spinning in some high rpms.
Agreed. I don't see any engine that size producing that kind of power for street use without some form of forced induction. Its almost hard to conceive of that kind of power even for a racing engine without forced induction. Sounds like a unicorn to me.
 

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Ford has lofty goals for a Boss like V8 coming in less than 2 years.
It will spin far past current 5.0L, and will be limited in production volume.
That's all you get for now.
But will it be racing engine meant for track use only or? I've read rumors about smaller v8 coming from ford...any truth in that?
 

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Ford has lofty goals for a Boss like V8 coming in less than 2 years.
It will spin far past current 5.0L, and will be limited in production volume.
That's all you get for now.
Dude...you're a meaner tease than my freshman-year girlfriend...!
 

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It sounds like a race engine....115-120 + hp/ l v8..without forced induction...this engine must be spinning in some high rpms.
interesting that the HP-per-liter is between nat.asp. and EB2
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something suddenly makes me wonder if it could use electric-valve-actuation??
...along with every other non-boost trick in the book
 

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interesting that the HP-per-liter is between nat.asp. and EB2
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something suddenly makes me wonder if it could use electric-valve-actuation??
...along with every other non-boost trick in the book
You mean that engine could be camless? I doubt it ..it doesn't have to go camless to achieve that kind of hp/l. There are engines that can achieve that kind of Hp/l in n.a form. Ferrari 4.5l V8 from italia 458 achieve 124 hp/l..their v12 from LaFerrari is over 125 hp/l... Problem is this engines cost a fortune, same as servicing them.
Maybe that wouldn't be a problem if Ford will make only couple of them (maybe future GT40).
I've seen koenigsegg working on camless engine..but that is years away from making in their cars (which also cost a fortune)
Koenigsegg camless engine
 

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Is the technology similar to the Fiat's Multiair engines?
You mean camless. No... in Multiar engines you still use camshafts for operating valves. Maybe not directly but there is still camshaft. In camlees engine there is not camshafts in heads (or block). You can use electrohydraulic, electromechanical,pneumatical system for operating valves.
 

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I apologize for not making my comment clearer. I was asking if Ford was planning on using a technology similar to Fiat's Multiair, not implying that Multiair was a camless technology.
 

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It "pays attention" to the cams all the time. However, instead of rotating the cam to change timing there is an actuator, for lack of a better word, between the cam and the valve, and the timing is changed via the actuator.

Here's a You Tube video that shows how it works and why Fiat thinks it's a better solution.


Let us know what you think.
 
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