You read it right. This is a Two-Stroke V8 motor for a Volvo drag car, dubbed Rudezon. The motor itself is an Evinrude 300XP V8, pulled from a speedboat. Thanks to some mad Swedish boys, they have created possibly the most ear blistering drag car in existence.
In the late Eighties, the V8 Two-Stroke was a hugely popular motor for outboard speedboats. Ringing out at a shattering 10,000 rpm, shooting boats across glassy water at just under 200 mph. The same motor has even set the record for the fastest two-way boat run at an insane 176 mph! You can watch that amazing feat – and the crashing that went along with it – here.
In an epic salute to old school drag racers, these garage mad-scientists, are in the process of building the Two-Stroke monster before you. Unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
While ‘Rudezon’ is still a work a progress, it is fairly far along. Everything about this car is custom, the exhaust being the most noticeable and radical part! It looks like the builders were following the guide lines from a hippos rig cage, but this extreme exhaust design actually gives it more power.
You may be wondering why the exhaust has those distinct bulges in them. Well that’s where a Two-Stroke actually combusts the fuel and gases. To watch how the gases swell and contract click these blue words for a visual demonstration of how it works.
All scientific gibberish aside, this is a prime example what man can create with a little imagination. Normally I’d tell you to crank up your volume and listen to the pure music of this motor. However with this one, I’m going to suggest you turn the volume down. If you can think of a cooler or better sounding engine, please feel free to leave a comment and let us know!