Originally posted by EricK:
No way.. that will never happen.. That's as likely as their being a BMW 340i or a Mercedes C430...First of all, there's no way those big V8 engines will fit inside those small engine bays. Those V8 engines in those small cars will make the cars nose heavy and will only hurt the handling...Those cars do very nicely with 6 cylinder engines. Now a supercharged IS300 L sport is not out of the question. But is there room in that engine bay for a supercharger??
[This message has been edited by EricK (edited September 01, 2000).]
Actually, many Miata enthusiasts dismiss the Monster Miata (and its evil sibling, the Mega Monster Miata, with the same V8 Supercharged, does 0-60 somewhere under 4 seconds.Originally posted by F=ma:
Two Words: Monster Miata
If you've never heard of it, they stuck a V8 inside a Miata, I'm not too entirely familiar with it, but from what I hear, the Miata guys widely accept and acknowledge it.
You are correct that the engines are different, but not very much so. There is a very active aftermarket of turbo parts for the NA supra engine. For example, NA parts from Suprastore.com.Originally posted by mrclam:
the n/a supra engine and te turbo supra are not the same...the turbo engine was designed with FI in mind, the na was not. i dont' know how well the na will take turbos but i'd really rather have the original supra turbo engine running FI than the n/a version(obviously)