Thanks to the chaps at Lotus Engineering, we're proud to share this interactive demo of their new Omnivore engine, featuring new technology the Lotus boffins reckon improves fuel consumption by 10 percent - with ultra low emissions.
In case you don't know what the Omnivore engine is, here's an excerpt from an earlier press release:
"The detailed research has so far focused on lower speed and load conditions that represent a major proportion of an engine's operation in a real world environment. At 2000rpm and up to approximately 2.7 bar IMEP (Indicated Mean Effective Pressure), the ISFC (Indicated Specific Fuel Consumption) achieved is approximately 10% better than current spray-guided direct injection, spark ignition engines. Emissions results are an impressive 20 ppm NOx at less than 2.3 bar load and has four-stroke-equivalent hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide emissions."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves. (No really, we couldn't!)
Anyway, click the link to try the interactive demonstration for yourselves. You can adjust the engine speed and load parameters, although sadly - according to PH's RacingPete who's already been playing with it - not enough to see what happens when it goes bang. Silly boy...