September 11, 2009
By Kevin Callahan
We'll give you the full inside scoop when the crew can stop and take a breath, but there's a really rad "proof of concept" test engine being built right this second on the shop floor. Twin-turbos, intercooler and heat exchangers powered by sea water, this baby has the works. Plus it kinda looks like the robot from that movie, "Short Circuit." (Johnny-5 is alive!) Check out these top-secret pix and come back next week for all the details. Hint: The first in line to use this monster could be the military. Keep it on the DL...
One of this engine's many specially fabricated pieces comes to life.
Are you staring at my turbos?
Seriously. Are you?
Heat exchanger built specifically for upcoming R&D.
Shields protect the twin turbos and boost air from outside heat.
This belt powers two(!) water pumps.
Whole lotta intercoolin' going on.