Name that engine: the results show

In todays Name that engine I gave you nothing but a visual to work with and ended up with a lot of great answers.  If you said it belongs to a Lancia Delta S4 then you are a true Hoon of Genius.  Congrats to engineerd for correctly guessing it.  For your efforts, you win the internetz* and a bottle of your very own Brefass Scotch.  Now that we have that out of the way, come in,  pour a drink and behold this Group B champion in all it’s naked glory.

As I was browsing BaT (anyone else think the “T” should stand for tissue?) this morning I came across a link for Makela Auto Tuning and wandered in.  Needless to say, I got stuck in their “projects” section.  There are other notable Group B projects including a 1982 Audi Quattro A2 and a 1984 Toyota Celica Turbo, but it’s the S4 previously driven by Miki Biasion that caught my eye.  The engine in question is a 1759 cc, 4 cylinder, DOHC, twincharged Tasmanian Devil on crack, meth and steroids.

Click on over to the gallery at Makela Auto Tuning for the Full Monty experience.
And in case you are wondering what the sound of ten thousand pissed off bumble bees sounds like:
*internetz have no actual cash value and must be picked up at Hoonquarters by 5 pm pst.

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  1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    That is what the Skeleton Harvester would drive…

  2. damnelantra™[!] Avatar

    awesome. someone should thieve my car and swap that setup in.

  3. lilwillie Avatar

    Naked race cars are so damn nice.

  4. engineerd Avatar

    Well I'll be damned. I wasn't totally positive because I've never seen one so nekkid, but the angle of the supercharger spoke to me.
    Now I need to rush home before the wife gets there for a little alone time. I hope she's ready to be pounced on.

    1. Syrax Avatar

      Damn, if I kept going I might've guessed. When I looked at it I thought Group B, but after seeing the different R5, RS200 and 037 engines I gave up. A tip of the car-fu to you!

  5. ptmeyer84 Avatar

    So by my calculations, the hp/L ratio is eleventy-million?

  6. skitter Avatar

    I'm ashamed to say I didn't know these were mid-engined. I love production based racing and Group-B as a whole, but on the other hand, I love prototypes. I guess it irks me when one is disguised as the other. Color me a Stradale man, then.

  7. dustin_driver Avatar

    Yeah yeah yeah. But how can you mention Makela without mentioning the world's fastest Model A?!
    [youtube iFSGSL3Nrmc youtube]

  8. smokyburnout Avatar

    Does anyone here know anything about the suspension on these cars? The rear springs are clearly variable-rate coils, but in the last picture it looks like they're coil bound with no load other than the weight of the stationary car (static load?).

  9. scroggzilla Avatar

    Well, whaddya know. I wias right… IS Chuck Norris's hair dryer.

  10. Josiah Badie Avatar

    Despite the fact that There’s no doubt that your write-up is on the right course there are actually a handful of factors i tend not to go along with.