View Poll Results: Which engine do you prefer/like?

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  • Forced Induction

    17 70.83%
  • Naturally Aspired

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    FI or NA

    Which motor do you prefer? Forced induction (turbo) or naturally aspired (non-turbo)

    Personally, there are two NA motors I love, the F20C (2.0L l4 200hp in the S2000) which is very impressive for a 2 litre 4 banger, and of course the LS1 (5.7L V8 350hp)

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    depends on the application i would think...

    the LNF (cobalt SS) is a great boosted motor

    any of the LS engines are awe some also
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    Turbo! FTW! If you look at the supercar market almost all are Turbo or Supercharged. I have had a few NA cars with decent HP between 240-350 but the Turbo cars I have owned have felt so much better and funner to drive.

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    forced induction engines have come a long way from the reliability issues in the past. the weight savings and response is hard to overlook.


    ..but i love my NA v8, sounds so much better than most, if not all, v6's

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    depends on the car and engine. Like FI but for some engines, NA can't be beat.

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    For Turbo engine I love the BMW N54.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_N54

    BMW S85 for NA engine
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_S85
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    Quote Originally Posted by Island.Boy
    Turbo! FTW! If you look at the supercar market almost all are Turbo or Supercharged. I have had a few NA cars with decent HP between 240-350 but the Turbo cars I have owned have felt so much better and funner to drive.
    Depends on the turbo, how fast it spools giving it either good low end or high end power.

    I've driven both types of motors as well and the bad thing about turbo is lag, but then again there's a saying "god created turbo lag to give V8's a chance to keep up"

    Or you could always biturbo an LS1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBu6STlhh8Q

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    If it is a 4 cylinder, then it needs to be turbo.
    If it is an 8 cylinder, then I prefer NA.
    If it is a 6, it can be either for me.
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    for me I prefer FI on cars intended to serve DD's duties as well (STI, JCW Mini, Genesis Coupe)

    if tracking or sunday driver cars.... bring on the super car level NA motors (LPxxx, 458 Italia, DB9) *exceptions given to Porche, Zonda and Bugatti*

    sports cars are somewhere in the middle for me with examples of both (E90 M3, GT-R)

    Powerful NA tunes cost a heck of a lot of money and i'm all about practicality (and cost) so FI for me.

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    FI

    Id love to own a MB E63 AMG
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl G35c
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    Id love to own a MB E63 AMG
    Isn't the E63 AMG an NA engine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandrsn1
    Isn't the E63 AMG an NA engine?
    totally right... I knew the E55 (always wanted one) was supercharged and assumed the E63 as well.

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    I like FI on any of my VW's...however, a gas sucking big-block V8 really puts a smile on my face.

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    I prefer NA, of course the smallest engine I would want is a V8. If FI, the smallest would be a V6. And we're talking stock here.

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    FI sounds better, but I'd rather OWN NA. My boss has a supercharged H2 that needs a new engine because of all the excessive wear the SC put on it.


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