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It's called a hot camshaft (archive)

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Posted by Skitz VB on July 20, 2000 at 08:29:28:

In Reply to: 370hp...? posted by Brandon on July 20, 2000 at 03:42:09: camshaft and BIG throttle bodies (Read: lots of fuel/air mixture entering the engine at just the right time). BMW actually got these big numbers even with de-stroked 2.0 Liter normally aspirated engines for certain race classes so it's not just the displacement. Now, if you want to add a race turbo, recall that Nelson Piquet's Formula One Brabham was hitting 1300 HP with fundementally our same E30 M3 S14 engine before going off the dyno scale. YEEEHAAAW and ZIPADEEEDOOODAAH !!!! -SvB

I heard that BMW's racing E30 M3 was putting out 370hp w/ no forced induction. (I know it was with the 2.5 liter but still...) How'd they do it?

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