Interesting article. There is reference to a “rear windshield”. Always makes me cringe when that is said or written; a true oxymoron (like “jumbo shrimp”—invoking George Carlin). The windshield is in the front; shielding you from the wind. The rear glass is the backlite; at least that’s what I always believed.
My initial reaction is that this is a cool idea but it looks like intake and exhaust packaging in a vehicle would be problematic. On the intake side, I suppose twin turbos might make sense but there is all the plumbing, intercooler(s) etc that would require a lot of space.
Similarly, how do you design an efficient exhaust system and deal with its associated heat? Especially in a front engine car.
I have to assume this engine is destined for race duty in an open wheel, rear engine car like an Indy car.
Thinking about a NSX swap, what about the turbo V6 from the Buick Grand National or even better the GNX! That would be cool. Aluminum LS V8... cool too. Could a new vette drivetrain fit in the NSX I wonder! Now that would be awesome.
Doesn't look slimmer. One is dry sump (apparently) and one is not. Make them both dry sump and the Coyote is the slimmer engine. Having a slim bellhousing usually means limited holding power or extreme dollars to make up for that design choice.
I have always wondered why more manufacturers do not run the exhaust through the valley. It would seem that natural convection/stack effect would tend to drive better scavenging if the exhaust ports were higher than the intakes