The idea of a “car fad” is a rather funny one. On the one hand, people are completely entitled to do whatever they want with their project cars, but on the other hand, people often develop very strong feelings for some marquis or model, often scaring the hell out of what they’re doing looking at someone who destroys a car.
This all gets even more intense if you decide to post your car build on YouTube, and that’s exactly what happens Mike Burroughs, founder of StanceWorksHe delved into his latest and most ambitious project to date: a Ferrari 308 with a Honda engine. I can already hear you holding the torches and the pitchfork, but calm down already.
I’ll wait until you stop yelling at your screen and tap your keyboards with barely angrily.
Mike’s plan is to create a 1,000 horse power time.An offensive vehicle that will not only set track records but also look amazing while doing so. His most controversial decision with this project was to get rid of the old, underpowered Ferrari V8 (and I mean five-figure sale). The decision to replace it with Honda’s famous inline-cylinder K24 seems strange at first, but it soon makes sense when you start looking at the numbers.
K24 turbocharged produces 1,000 horsepower or more It is now a known quantity. The formula was created to get them to that production level and to do so reliably. It all starts to come together when you add cost, availability of parts and consumables, And availability is much wider for people who know how to work on those engines.
The Big criticism coming from the web is that Mike took what was already a fairly nice example of a 308 to use in his project, rather than a polished shell. Again, this makes sense. The rule of buying a project is always to buy the best project you can afford because it will make everything you do with it easier, simpler and cheaper. Also, it’s not like 308s are all rare or beloved. It does not hack a file 288 GTO or a Daytona.
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the people Another big criticism – and this is unique to Mike’s position given how he chose to document his construction – is that it takes a long time to build. That’s dumb, and people who say they’ve clearly never tried a project this big before.
So if you can get through these stops, you should start following Mike’s build on StanceWorks’ YouTube channel because not only will the design entertain you, but you may also learn something along the way.
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