[DML] Re: PRVs on Parade
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[DML] Re: PRVs on Parade

Just so we're all on the same page here: The *CARBURETED* Alpine was
competitive with the K-Jet equipped DeLorean....

Was the Alpine burning a Solex carb? 

Either of the normally aspirated engines high compression?

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
> Hi All
> Last Friday saw possibly the most complete collection of PRV engines 
> assembled in one place ever. Organised by the Renault Alpine Owners 
> Club, we had a 3 mile circuit at Bruntingthorpe proving ground all to 
> ourselves. This includes a 2 mile runway that's 60m wide, so plenty of 
> room to make mistakes, and no speed limit!
> The cars in attendance were:
> Alpine A310 (2.7 carb odd-fire)
> Chris Hawes' 81 DeLorean (2.8 K-jet odd-fire)
> Alpine GTA V6 Turbo (2.5 turbo even fire)
> Venturi Atlantique 300 (3 litre 12v turbo even fire)
> Venturi 400GT (3 litre 24v twin turbo - the monster!)
> I had the pleasure of a ride in all the cars, and ignoring the wet 
> surface on which all the turbo cars were wheelspinning quite badly, it 
> was a riot. I'd like to categorically state that anyone who genuinely 
> wants to put a 400hp PRV in a DeLorean is just plain nuts :-)
> The 310 and the DeLorean were very closely matched, except for the 310 
> being lighter and more nimble - the good old fashioned power-to-weight 
> problem.
> http://www.venturi-owners.co.uk/pics/DSCN3252.JPG
> http://www.venturi-owners.co.uk/pics/DSCN3253.JPG
> http://www.venturi-owners.co.uk/pics/DSCN3255.JPG
> http://www.venturi-owners.co.uk/pics/DSCN3256.JPG
> http://www.venturi-owners.co.uk/pics/DSCN3258.JPG
> http://www.venturi-owners.co.uk/pics/DSCN3260.JPG
> http://www.venturi-owners.co.uk/pics/DSCN3262.JPG
> http://www.venturi-owners.co.uk/pics/DSCN3263.JPG
> http://www.venturi-owners.co.uk/pics/DSCN3264.JPG
> http://www.venturi-owners.co.uk/pics/DSCN3265.JPG
> http://www.venturi-owners.co.uk/pics/DSCN3266.JPG
> Martin
> www.delorean.co.uk
> www.venturi-owners.co.uk

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