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Old 04-27-2010, 10:25 AM
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hi guys --

I wanted to share some details about an exciting project we recently completed. Zero Heart Motorsports of Alice Springs, NT Australia contracted ScienceofSpeed to build a supercharged/intercooled stroked 3.5L powerplant for their new offroad race car. Zero Heart races in several Australian offroad race series including the Finke Desert Race.

The new race car was built in Santee, CA by Jimco Race - the world's largest builder of offroad race cars. The car consists of a state of the art custom built tube frame chassis that is akin to a Class 1 Baja race car. It is truly an incredible piece of workmanship built to race 460 kilometers flat out in the Australian desert.

Perhaps the middle of the Australian desert, hundreds of miles away from paved roads and civilization in general, is the last place where Honda engineers would have ever expected a NSX engine to be. However, powering the car is a ScienceofSpeed supercharged and intercooled 3.5L stroked NSX engine. Producing 550 wheel horsepower and 440 lb/ft of torque, the engine provides instant boost and tremendous torque for slogging through the sticky desert sands.

The chassis was built in California and shipped to ScienceofSpeed in Tempe, AZ. The engine was built and installed at our facility. Once completed, it was shipped back to California where the owners got to perform some testing in the southern California desert before the car was loaded in a container and shipped from Los Angeles to make it's long journey South.

Check out the next NSXDriver Magazine (the NSXCA Club periodical) for a story about the car, the team, and the engine.

Thank you Zero Heart, and best of luck in the 2010 race year!

regards,
-- Chris

ScienceofSpeed Stage 3 3.5L engine:
http://www.scienceofspeed.com/products/eng...engine_program/

ScienceofSpeed Supercharger System:
http://www.scienceofspeed.com/products/eng...d/supercharger/

ScienceofSpeed Laminova Intercooler:
http://www.scienceofspeed.com/products/eng...va_Intercooler/

JIMCO Race:
http://jimcorace.com/

Overview video of the build:
http://www.youtube.com/v/Jp_zw_TPigA..._US&fs=1&rel=0







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Interesting project. No protection from the sand & debris for those belts/alternator/etc?
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cool and not bad price wise
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Originally Posted by [email protected],Apr 27 2010, 01:25 PM
hi guys --

I wanted to share some details about an exciting project we recently completed. Zero Heart Motorsports of Alice Springs, NT Australia contracted ScienceofSpeed to build a supercharged/intercooled stroked 3.5L powerplant for their new offroad race car. Zero Heart races in several Australian offroad race series including the Finke Desert Race.
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That seriously could pass for batman's next off-road ride... thats pimpin, ill trade ya straight up
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what's the fin on the roof for? Kind of reminds me of satellite radio antennae, lol
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It's a keel. For when you're in the water. And you're upside-down.
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why the NSX engine, and not a cheaper alternative like the LSX? Is the NSX powerplant that light?
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