At KLG Auto, we have been helping people understand not only the process behind vehicle building, but all of the mechanics and components that you will find inside. If you are looking for something truly spectacular in terms of a customized racing vehicle, you need to know what you are looking for and also be able to parlay with the designers easily. This means understanding the process, the design and the philosophy behind what you are learning. So, when it comes to race engine building, what actually changes?
In this case, it’s all about race engines. Race engines are made in such a complex manner that understanding it from start to finish takes years of education and training to understand. While some vehicle parts are a dream to design, an engine is a much more difficult battle to conquer for a designer or a manufacturer.
Of course, you vehicle needs a race engine. Without it, you aren’t going anywhere are you? This is why having at least a working knowledge of the engines in general can get you through the majority of conversations. You don’t want to start agreeing to things you don’t even need, do you?
In any racing vehicle, the engine is the most important component within the entire system. Not only does it require a huge amount of power, but it has to get through the race without even the slightest mishap – as you can imagine, this is quite tough to do!
However, the differences between a street engine and a racing engine are actually quite minimal – at least, in comparison to what you would be expecting to change. The actual engine blocks which are used are not made from normal tooling. In fact, they are made specifically for racing, despite their similarities. The cylinders within a racing engine and a street engine remain roughly the same size.
One of the biggest differences, of course, is with the superchargers which are found on racing vehicles. Because of the power and strength of the engine, mixed with the intake and exhaust being tuned to the highest possible level, these turbo boosts are made to fit an environment which is perfect for them. Your race vehicle is made incredibly combustible in terms of fuel and the power it can create, allowing it to hit notes that a normal car simply wouldn’t ever be able to.
We are happy to help our clients understand the entire process from start to finish, if they can’t get their heads around the basics of a racing engine. Remember, it’s always better to have that little bit of knowledge – you never know when it will come in handy for you in the future! Whether it helps you finish a job you already started, or makes your purchases that little bit more informed, we are happy to help you in any way that we can.