Originally Posted by chris4x4
Not sure if I would call it "amazing"...More like "Doh!"...Why didnt they do it that way from the start? Im wondering what kind of affect some of these changes may have on the auto industry. The off set bore in particular. The thing I wonder about having the bore offset, though, is that its gonna put the con rod at an extreme angle on the compresion/exhaust stroke.
I thought the same thing. I said to myself "now why the hell didn't I think of that?!"
They actually want
it at an angle. They have it so where the angle of the connecting rod reduces piston friction with the cylinder. It actually makes sense and should give it great piston and ring durability.
Just remember...this engine spins in the opposite direction.