How in the hell could you ever tear yourself away from the track? I've never seen anything that looked like that much fun. There's gonna be a big demand for adrenal gland replacement therapy. This machine is gonna blow out a bunch of them.
Now, I might be completely fscked in the head, but I'm imagining this beast to kick out around 475 hp, and 250 lb/ft, (at, admittedly, the similarly ludicrous 10k rpm, though, looking at a dyno chart, the GSXR torque curve is fairly flat across the 4k - 10k range, which we might be able to expect out of a identical bore and stroke 12) which, coupled with a 6 speed transaxle and a mid mounted engine, should give us a truly kick ass sports car. In the $35k to $40k range, it would compete fiercely with just about anything on the market.
Sorry, I realize that I'm talking cars in a motorcycle forum, but hey, it is Suzuki...
I spent some time racing shifter karts in WKA and SKUSA, before I got seriously into motorcycle racing.
I'm thinking that a modern, lightweight 600 (or 636) cc inline-4 would be the engine of choice. Still well over 100hp, but lighter and much less torque stress on the chassis, than that old GSX-R 1100 mill in the Gixxer Kart. Torque doesn't seem to be something the kart would need that much of, seeing as there is already "on demand" wheelspin with just a wimpy little 39hp 125cc two stroke TM race motor in a typical shifter kart.
I'm thinking a crude but modern interpretation of a 1970's tube-framed Cosworth DFV powered F-1 car, but on a 50% scale, but way less than 50% of the weight. Properly set-up and driven, I'm thinking I could make a credible attempt at a sub 1:10 lap at Willow Springs.
Somebody please help me, before I start hitting the junk yards and end up hurting myself.
Saw the video, very interesting. No goggles, glasses, shield? Now that's Crazy! Seriously though, Yossef is definitely too tall for optimum aerodynamics on this vehicle. Since I am shorter it is obviously logical for me to do the test instead. Where do I pick up my ticket?
Actually, I 've often wondered if you could make a v8 out of the old 750 motors (now the liter motors). Compact, high power to weight, slap it in a miata (or other small car) body, and you might see 250hp and a seriously dangerous street car.
You'd have to cast and mill your own bottom end and crankshaft, but at least you could re-use the jugs, heads, and induction system without modification, although the ignition system would require reworking.
I think a Miata would still weigh far too much. Think Lotus 7, or some similar old superlight british sports car. Or better yet, a tube chassis car with old british sports car bodywork. Now that would rock.