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Old 10-14-2003, 07:31 PM   #1
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I got a cavalier brochure today and in the back of it is chevys front wheel drive drag racer with an 850hp 4 banger in it. How the hell is that possible. If chevy can get 850 hp out of a 4 banger than we should be able to get 1000 hp out of our 3800s. If you dont believe me go to you local dealer and get the brochure. I wonder what FWD trans thier running to hold up to that 850 HP. Damn thats got to be a rush to drive!!
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lol, I mite go get one, but
I presume you saw a funny car(rwd/v with a fiberglass cavy body
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nope this is a front wheel drive cavalier with an ecotec 4 banger. Its in the NHRA sport compact drag racing. Heres a link to read about it: http://www.gm.com/automotive/gmpower...ews/press2.htm

I think its 650 HP, my bad
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I do think it was 650 or 700 hp, I dont have the brochure with me now.
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Check this link out, it has some more info
http://www.nhrasportcompact.com/2002/news/013001a.html
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Now if they can get over 700 hp out of an ecotec, what do you think they could get out of a 3800 V6? Oh baby I would love to find out!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm sure you could get 1000hp out of a 3800.

If you spent tens - maybe hundreds - of thousands of dollars.
If you did a whole lot of engineering work.
If you changed so much out of the engine over stock, you'd wonder if it'* still a 3800.

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might i add the 2.2 ecotec comes in stock cavi'*
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Not surprising. Ever see the size of those turbos on drag cars?
As for transmission, its probably a (Damn, brain fart!) direct something or other, in other words theres only one gear.
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thats ok we all have em!
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