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How much power can you get out of a Boxer 4?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by jcremeans11, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Mar 6, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    jcremeans11

    jcremeans11 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm really likin this new FT-86 that Toyota is working on, basically a rebranded, --$200,000, -300 hp version of the Lexus LFA.

    Read here,http://jalopnik.com/#!5375217/toyota-ft+86-concept/gallery/4 that the car is getting a 2.0 liter Boxer four engine. So my question is, what all can you put into this engine. I'm assuming you're able to put some sort of force induction onto it, but how much power can these things crank out with, say, <$5,000 worth of engine work?
     
  2. Mar 6, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    Im getting there......
    well i mean porsche does most of their stuff with the boxer engine as does the subaru with the impreza sti. I mean its a good engine but nothing special. As for the car with that engine and from what I see and a toyota badge..... its not worth that dollar:cool:

    My father and I have owned a lot of' 'high end' sports cars and this would not make my list
     
  3. Mar 6, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    i had a wrx for a while. from spending a lot of time around the forums there it seemed that reliably 500hp was about it. a 2.0 liter can only spin a turbo so fast and so big. like we've all heard before. theres no replacement for displacement.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    There's soo much more to a sports car then horsepower... Horsepower does burnouts, sports cars should have the balance between power and handling. You can have all the power in the world but if you can't control the car it's worthless.

    As far as for the OP's question, look at a 4 cylinder rally carw/ the boxer engine. You can get some pretty good power out of a 4 cylinder but they're strung pretty tight and are fairly high maintenance.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    In theory, wouldn't a 2.0 boxer 4 banger have the same power, torque and everything to a 2.0 inline 4 banger. Assuming compression ratios, fuel, exhaust, intake etc were the same?
     
  6. Mar 6, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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