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Alfa-Alfa-Aus

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Busso V6 in a 4C - possible?
« on: January 28, 2021, 01:15:14 PM »
Hi All,

Hope you're all well.

I'm considering buying a standard 4C as a donor car and seeing if I can fit a Busso V6 inside it.

Am I mad? Or do you think it's possible?

It's not a pipe-dream, I'm committed to doing it and paying for it to get done right - if it's possible.

I fear there won't be enough room and it would be too heavy - but I'm not super technically minded.

Any ideas?!

Imagine those looks, with that engine  :-*

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Re: Busso V6 in a 4C - possible?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2021, 05:42:24 PM »
Might be impossible to register for the road.
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Re: Busso V6 in a 4C - possible?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2021, 06:37:27 PM »
A Busso V6 engine transplant is possible, but would require an Engineers certificate for it to be road registered and a pile of money to complete. Have researched the net and have not found any Busso V/6 transplants but a 3L V8 exists and used for hill climb events. Refer to following Youtube link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSd9sVV5LFU
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For a better less costly option (power to weight ratio) is to carry out some engine mods to boost horsepower to around 450HP refer to the following Youtube video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA96fXWiGCo
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Re: Busso V6 in a 4C - possible?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2021, 06:44:45 PM »
Unless you're gonna shoehorn a 3.2 V6 into it, all standard Busso put out way less power & torque than the standard motor in the 4C.

I agree with Bonno, much better idea to pony up the 1.75 already in the car, it'll weigh no more, and it wont screw up the handling.

I also doubt if it would actually physically fit in the 4C either.
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