I'm working on a "street fighter" style build of an e30 BMW. Similar to that Fiat Ryan posted up... This one should be 2400 lbs or so.
The shell is good, the suspension will be C4 vette front and rear, but what is the cheapest most reliable engine that makes an honest 300+ hp?
On the list so far:
1. LSx wih t56
2. Ford 5.0
3. Chevy 5.3 or 6.0 truck engine
4. Some sort of V6 or turbo 4?
One thing I've noticed is that most vettes seem to have autos in them. That's weak... But do you think might be ok for autocross?
This will be a lightweight track rat. The 6 that came out is just about 50 lbs less than the LSx engine. So v8 weight isn't a huge problem.