Join Date: Oct 2007
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Boxer and TR transmission (loss?) technique
When studying the rather special transmission technique of all the flat 12 cylinder Ferrari models (365BB, 512BB Testarossa, 512 TR, 512 M) I was wondering how much power actually is getting lost from the initial crankcase power until the power is transmitted thru 2 or 3 90 degrees angels to the axles of the wheels.
This technique shortens the car's lengths measurements considerably as a plus but I'd believe that the loss of power is there as well (besides the point of gravity, which is quite higher engine and gearbox wise) compared to a technique of having the gearbox straight behind the engine (i.e. 250 LM or F50).
Any ideas or knowledge on this out there ? Thanks.