Congrats on the test Josh!! I think I already miss you.
Winners would be awesome, post up when you intend to go.
What would you say if I told you arguably the awesomest motor ever built, the Toyota 2JZ Inline 6, was built from a design GM sold them in the late 50's? General Motors designed the motor for the Corvette but because of the rise of the Muscle Car era abadoned it in '55. Toyota tweaked it a little but it was changed very little from the original design. Stupid GM!
Not too surprising, GM has probably had more designs of cars, engines, whatever that were too far ahead of it's time than nearly any automaker. Notwithstanding current financial crisis, or the shitty accounting job and being pwned by the unions for the last 20 years, they will likely go down in history as the greatest car company ever.
Just to knock off a couple too far ahead of their time, Cyclone/Typhoon? Superfast AWD SUV's? they came 20 years too soon, they lacked in popularity as nobody could see the point of them, however now, look how popoular Ford Lightnings, Viper powered Dodge's, and SRT-8 Jeeps have become. The Typhoon/Cyclone would eat all their lunches today.
Quad4. HO, hello, 190hp from a 2.3l Four banger, mass produced engine in the EARLY 90's!! No fancy valve timing shit for them to make it work. And it had all the torque to go along with it. How many 190hp four cylinders that make good torque exist even today? I can't think of any.