Originally Posted by Insane rc
I'm wondering if the murnan engines are as fast as everybody claims.
Why aren't they winning anny WC's.
Maybe they are fast but in the hands of a pro like collari
they won't make 5 min runtime.
I do believe the engine companies knows how to make a fast engine for themselve. For the market they have to take care with production processes and tolerances to produce engines on the safe side but they also do not want to show their own tricks. For sure the in the top 24 of a WC engines are factory specs. Beside that you will never know if they are using better materials than a normal production engine.
My personal opinion is that an avarage American motorsport fan loves tuning and would pay a bit more to get a "hand tuned engine", it is just a market in which Murman (and others) can provide. A fancy porting is nice to see but it will not give that more performance than playing with the timings.....