Who would be interested in this engine if it became available?

krakenatwork

Active Member
Messages
35
Reaction score
13
Points
8
Location
Quebec City
The Achates engine seems promising (that said, many engine makers said this...) The engine can be designed as a diesel burning engine or as a compression-ignition gasoline engine too. The gas version could yield 270hp/480ft-lb at around 37mpg (which sounds impressive). They said the diesel version could yield 42mpg (and all the time they're talking about putting it in a pickup truck).

Interesting point, the diesel version sounds a bit like a Detroit Diesel engine, which isn't half bad :p .

It's a relative to the pre-WW2 Junkers JuMo engine, or a Deltic engine amputated of a crank and 2 cylinder banks.




So, anybody would be interested?
 

krakenatwork

Active Member
Messages
35
Reaction score
13
Points
8
Location
Quebec City
Well, just found that Cummins is working on similar engines with Achates for the military; so the idea of having such an engine in a RAM might not be as far fetched as I first figured.


For those not in the know, Janes publishing group is the nearest thing to a civilian intelligence agency.
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top