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Old 10-13-2012, 11:59 PM   #1339
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Originally Posted by egret View Post

"Horex" VR Engine Video

This is 25 years old. Volkswagen developed their VR engines in the late eighties.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VR6_engine

BTW the ultimate expression of this technology is the Bugatti Veyron W-16 engine.

The "revolutionary" Horex engine merely adds wedged piston domes so you can have a flat cylinder head. This is a big non-no for emissions because of the large "crevice volume" above the top piston ring where lots of unburned hydrocarbons like to hide. For this reason alone no manufacturer will touch it.
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