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    1. Member GsR's Avatar
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      10-09-2007 03:02 AM #1
      Lets see...I know VTECs, rotaries, and certain higher end production sports cars rev to 8-9k, sportbikes such as Yamaha's r6 can rev to 17.5k, and some Formula One cars have redline set at 19k.

      What are some of the highest revving engines in street cars? Race cars? Bikes?


    2. 10-09-2007 03:05 AM #2
      I know the older s2ks revved to 9k

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      10-09-2007 03:07 AM #3
      Quote, originally posted by PimpMyRide »
      I know the older s2ks revved to 9k

      This is the highest-revving street car engine I can think of (not counting rotaries).

    4. 10-09-2007 03:07 AM #4
      I have a couple friends with hondata on the k20s that take every gear to 8600, stock motors

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      10-09-2007 03:15 AM #5
      how about RC cars?


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      10-09-2007 03:15 AM #6
      type-r redline is 8.5 stock
      celica gt-s is like 8.3
      rx8 is 9 iirc

      older hondas like the s600 could rev to 10 grand i'm pretty sure...


    7. 10-09-2007 03:19 AM #7
      as far as street cars go, the first generation S2000s hit 9k rpms, which is the highest that i've ever heard.

      as far as production based race cars, the GT3 RSRs are redlining at 9k rpms all race long.

      as far as prototypes, the Ferrari 333SP was redlining at 13k rpms. it was essentially a detuned and modified F1 motor.


    8. 10-09-2007 03:20 AM #8
      Thats cause it had a 600cc bike engine in it.

    9. 10-09-2007 03:21 AM #9
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvyS2iAqKao

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaeNCn5P7Jg
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv42vKGJl64
      watch these videos

      Modified by PimpMyRide at 11:23 PM 10-8-2007


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      10-09-2007 03:29 AM #10
      cgt 8400 rpm redline
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      10-09-2007 03:30 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by PimpMyRide »
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvyS2iAqKao

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaeNCn5P7Jg
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv42vKGJl64
      watch these videos

      Modified by PimpMyRide at 11:23 PM 10-8-2007


      Modified by PimpMyRide at 11:24 PM 10-8-2007


      that civic is nuts

    12. 10-09-2007 03:36 AM #12
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPdm51QwZEw

      Sounds like a friggin router.


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      10-09-2007 03:37 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by SebringMGB »
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPdm51QwZEw

      Sounds like a friggin router.

      sounded pretty "normal" when it was idling at 9k!


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      10-09-2007 03:48 AM #14
      One of my teachers showed the class an engineering video of a small rotary made completely out of unobtanium stuck at 35,000 RPM for over an hour.

      I wish I could find it. I would normally just ask the teacher who showed it to us but he died over a year ago in a plane crash


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      10-09-2007 03:54 AM #15
      The Honda S600 also has a extraordinary 10,000 rpm redline, which is also higher the Mazda RX-8 and Honda S2000. Today's 10,000s are only on racing vehicles and hi-tech motorcycles. Thanks to the 10,000 rpm redline, the Honda S600 has the highest rpm redline in a production car in the world.


      Powered by a DOHC, water-cooled, in-line 4 cylinder engine with four carburetors, the engine capacity was increased to 606 cc from the S500's 492 cc. The engine produced 57 hp (43 kW) at 9500 rpm and had a top speed of 90 mph (145 km/h). With the convertible weighing in at mere 1576 pounds, the extra sheet metal of the coupe only added 33 pounds to the overall weight.


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      10-09-2007 04:07 AM #16
      Gotta love Wikipedia.

    17. 10-09-2007 04:35 AM #17
      *golf clap for huckvw's find*

      had no idea.


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      10-09-2007 05:04 AM #18
      Man, I remember all the hullabaloo over the S2k's 9000 RPM redline. Did that little Honda make a big splash with its 10,000 RPM capability? I would imagine so, especially considering most cars at the time were limited to around 5000 or so.

      Paging Larry for some historical insight!

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      10-09-2007 05:37 AM #19
      Motors start sounding good at 10,000+ rpm. I can't recall the specific bike off had but I know There have been several small displacement Japanese bikes with 20,000+ red lines.

      Personally I like the way a big bore motor sounds between 10,000 and 14,000 rpm... makes the hairs stand up and dance.

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    20. 10-09-2007 09:55 AM #20
      best of both worlds....
      http://www.h1v8.com/page/page/1562069.htm
      400hp@10K rpm
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      10-09-2007 09:58 AM #21
      so what allows these engines to be able to withstand that compared to those that cant?
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      10-09-2007 10:10 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by mavric_ac »
      so what allows these engines to be able to withstand that compared to those that cant?

      Lighter components, tighter engineering tolerances, and shorter strokes (the distance the piston has to travel) allow for higher RPMs. As a general rule of thumb, it's easier for smaller engines (motorcycles, the s600 we saw earlier) to achieve this because of their inherent smaller stroke.

      Of course, I could be wrong. Make a case for why, if you like.

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      10-09-2007 10:13 AM #23
      Quote, originally posted by gas, meet foot »

      Lighter components, tighter engineering tolerances, and shorter strokes (the distance the piston has to travel) allow for higher RPMs. As a general rule of thumb, it's easier for smaller engines (motorcycles, the s600 we saw earlier) to achieve this because of their inherent smaller stroke.

      ic ic... thanks for the lesson

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      10-09-2007 10:32 AM #24
      Quote, originally posted by gas, meet foot »
      As a general rule of thumb, it's easier for smaller engines (motorcycles, the s600 we saw earlier) to achieve this because of their inherent smaller stroke.

      Not to mention the overall smaller mass that is moving.

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      10-09-2007 10:38 AM #25
      Audi RS4- 8250rpm+

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      10-09-2007 10:49 AM #26
      well first thing I thought of was an F1 car... for the road
      weight of 465kg, plus 480bhp from the 2.4 litre V8 F1-spec engine

      • 480bhp @ 10,500 rpm

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      Modified by Mcfly653VR6 at 8:52 AM 10-9-2007


    27. 10-09-2007 10:53 AM #27
      I saw a modded Skyline (RB26DETT) with a redline of 11,500. I know it's not stock, but it put out something like 1400HP

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      10-09-2007 11:01 AM #28
      does turbine counts

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Turbine_Car

      Quote, originally posted by Wikipedia »

      The fourth-generation Chrysler turbine engine, which ran at up to 45,700 rpm, would run on diesel fuel, unleaded gasoline, kerosene, JP-4 jet fuel, even vegetable oil.

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      10-09-2007 11:01 AM #29
      Quote, originally posted by GsR »
      ....sportbikes such as Yamaha's r6 can rev to 17.5k....

      No, it can't. In fact, in the 2007 model year Yamaha changed the tach display down to a 16,500rpm redline. There was a pretty good sized fiasco on that subject, lots of owners upset that their bikes didn't perform as advertised. It was first found out when some owners put their bikes on a dyno, well the easiest way to see engine speed is count the sparks, 16,200 is the highest number anyone saw.

      Now, other manufactures do this too, suposedly my Suzuki only revs up to 15,800 or something instead of 16k like the tach says. I just choose to enjoy the machine for what it does, Its much more enjoyable that way.


    30. 10-09-2007 11:01 AM #30
      Chrysler Turbine cars, 45700rpm

      ...of coarse they were only prototypes.


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      10-09-2007 11:20 AM #32
      the wide angle V10 from when renault first came back into formula one a few years ago was supposed to be up around 21,000rpm

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      10-09-2007 11:29 AM #33

      Depending on the engine....120,000rpm and up

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    34. 10-09-2007 11:54 AM #34
      I had on 06 Civic Si that redlined at around 8k. Couldn;t stand it as I always felt like I was going to blow the engine just getting on the hoghway.

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      10-09-2007 05:16 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by 2MuchRightFt »
      *golf clap for GsR's find*

      had no idea.


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