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Castrol Syntec Top Shop Challenge - Trash Talk

May 21, 2008
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We called our good friend, Bisi Ezerioha over at Bisimoto for a little update on our entry into the Castrol Syntec Top Shop Challenge, the humble, yet proud Honda Accord F22A. He assured us everything is going great and he's well ahead of schedule. We then asked him for his thoughts on the competition and here's what he had to say:

A lot of the teams are taking the easy way out with turbocharged applications. If the other companies wanted to show-off their work and their merit, they should be doing what Cosworth and I are doing, which is to build an N.A. engine because it's really challenging to build an N.A. power plant.

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Anyone can put together an engine, throw some boost at it and make power. It takes a special team of people to get power naturally aspirated. That's what I have to say to my peers at the other magazines.

When it comes to Cosworth and what they're doing, it's really a David versus Goliath [situation]. I have some technology up my sleeve that I'm going to put out there that should give them a very hard run for their money. But Cosworth is a respectable company; I really like what they're doing. But big-bore engines are pretty nice, but are easier to make power from. It would be nice if they used a smaller bore engine to see what kind of power they could extract from it, but I guess that's our job!

With the right technology, we could make some decent power from a relatively small bore, stroke and from a power plant people usually throw away. I'm not using a performance engine as the basis so I can show what we can do. Unlike the other companies who are using high-performance engines and just adding their little pixie dust to it to get power out of it. In essence, I'm using ol' grandma's engine. I'm going to make a crap-load of power out of grandma's engine, something most people just throw away! My peers are taking the easy way out. Those guys using boost? Shame on them! That's too easy.

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